Project management experience
Urban Smart Projects engage local artists to create original (approved) artworks on street cabinets. An international literature review (ClearHorizon 2017) concluded that painting street cabinets delivers aesthetic outcomes and builds healthy communities by fostering community pride, reducing crime and combatting graffiti. Commission a project in your city. Chat to us today.
Project management experience
The estimated cost of graffiti to Australia is $2.7 billion each year (Keep Australia Beautiful). The good news: artworked street cabinets are rarely graffitied; 84% of artworks remain free of graffiti for six years (Artforce - An Empirical Report). In 2012, a Melbourne council reported that every cabinet artworked by Urban Smart Projects saved $3,000 per year in maintenance costs. How many graffitied street cabinets do you have in your city? How much could we save you? Or perhaps you simply want to create an outdoor art gallery that can be enjoyed everyday.
"Urban Smart Projects have managed Brisbane City Council’s Artforce project, an award winning anti-graffiti strategy that includes painting of the City’s traffic signal boxes, for over 13 years. They have proven to be great project managers with an in depth knowledge of street cabinet mural initiatives."Urban Design, City Planning & Economic Development, Brisbane City Council, QLD
"Urban Smart Projects deliver great value and great management. I recommend them and their initiative. Brilliant community project."Urban Improvement, Moreland City Council, Melbourne VICTORIA
"The Signal Box project has been really well received within the Hobart community. A wide range of people from young children through to professional artists have participated in the project."Community & Cultural Programs, City of Hobart, Hobart TASMANIA
Sunshine Coast Council have had the pleasure of engaging Urban Smart Projects to deliver two traffic signal box projects over the last two years. The outcomes are engaging for the community and provide opportunities for local artists to be part of the cultural and visual voice in the region. Urban Smart Projects' professionalism and quality service makes working with them a pleasure.Community Programs and Events, Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Our end-to-end project management guarantees delivery of critical elements including safety, design approval, copyright protection, public liability insurance, quality paint and more. Urban Smart Projects has over a decade of experience and a zero-harm safety record. Removing all the guess work, we manage the often prohibitive administrative and logistical challenges of engaging community artists.
Project definition and contract support
Design assessment via proven criteria
Safety and risk management
Copyright protection for artworks
Participant public liability insurance ($20M)
Local promotion and online display
A city with vibrant streets is a memorable happy city. A happy city is a smart city where business, families and tourism thrive.
Original art in neighbourhoods saves millions of dollars by reducing graffiti. Urban Smart Projects' initiative has been recognised in Australia’s Crime and Violence Prevention Awards.
Public art projects build a sense of pride and community ownership, empowering artists to make a lasting contribution to their neighbourhood.