Frances has researched and written several Public Art Policies and Strategies for local authorities. These documents, each specific to the geographical area, provide guidance and direction for future investment in public art and are based on consultation with local community groups and individuals, council staff and stakeholders.
The documents address the benefits and roles of public art; the planning context; delivery mechanisms such as Percent for Art, S106 monies, CIL, public art thresholds and tariffs; guidance to developers and other commissioners on best practice, artists' roles, selecting artists, establishing budgets, contracts, insurance, decommissioning and maintenance policies.
Art in the Public Realm Framework, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, 2015
Public Art Policy + Strategy for Chichester District Council, adopted as a SPD, June 2010
Joint Public Art Policy + Strategy for Worthing Borough and Adur District Councils (with Steve Geliot), adopted as a SPD, 2009
Woking Public Art Strategy for Woking Borough Council, 2007