Each year, on 15 April, World Art Day celebrations help reinforce the links between artistic creations and society, encourage greater awareness of the diversity of artistic expressions and highlight the contribution of artists to sustainable development.

The City of Johannesburg’s public art adds cultural identity and expression to the urban landscape and brings meaning and identity to spaces. Through this art, the City projects its collective identity and vision, while individuals and community groups in neighbourhoods are also empowered to also express their unique identities.

Earlier this year, the City of Johannesburg’s Arts, Culture and Heritage directorate launched Joburg’s online public artwork catalogue, which supports the creative industries by creating opportunities for artists, designers and fabricators.