Author(s): Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Nov 01, 2014

This report of the findings from the Fiscal 2001 Public Art Survey provides detailed information about the budgets and operations of the 132 responding public art programs. This report studies public art programs only. It does not include information regarding independent, artist-initiated public art projects or projects that are the result of community groups or arts organizations collaborating to produce a single artwork.

Author(s): Gressel, Katherine
Date of Publication: Aug 06, 2014

In Fall 2014, I was invited to lead a webinar for the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Public Art Marketing & Community Engagement Digital Classroom series. Part of PAN’s ongoing online leadership development program for public art professionals, this 4-part webinar series focused on how to communicate to different groups of people why we need public art, and how to make public art as visible and impactful as possible—in both physical spaces and online.

Author(s): San Francisco Arts Commission
Date of Publication: Jul 01, 2014

This sample document outlines appropriation for art enrichment of proposed public buildings, aboveground structures, and parks and transportation improvement projects.

Author(s): Washington State Arts Commission
Date of Publication: Apr 01, 2014

The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) cares for the State Art Collection with partner agencies (public schools, colleges, universities, and state agencies), who present the artwork in public spaces. Partner agencies and/or sites are responsible for all routine artwork maintenance. The Arts Commission is responsible for conservation and restoration of the artwork, which is contingent upon receipt of adequate appropriations for this purpose. The information in this handbook is provided to aid artists in designing their projects from conception through installation, while considering

Author(s): Public Art Network Advisory Council
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2014

A briefing outlinig why public art is important to communities and some the challenges facing the field.

Author(s): Albert, Peter; Allen, David; Bloodworth, Sandra; Emsden, Maya; Lombardi, Pallas C.; Priester, Mary; Spieler, Christof
Date of Publication: Jun 01, 2013

The integration of public art and the emphasis on design excellence and art in transit is a global phenomenon codified in the U.S. more than three decades ago. The periodic defining and recommendation of best practices ensures the continued relevance of processes and protocols used in the field. This paper documents best practices used by experienced transit art administrators who are well versed in contemporary art and have developed comprehensive art in transit programs across the country. 

Author(s): Public Art Network Advisory Council of Americans for the Arts
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2013

The "Artist Selection Process Resource Guide: contains information about best practices that will help you navigate the call for artists process.

Author(s): Kaitlin Leigh Mason, CPA, Klausner Bendler + Associates, P.C.
Date of Publication: Jan 01, 2013

Issue briefing on sales tax for artists, sculptors and small businesses.

Author(s): Smith McNally, Rika and Hsu, Lillian
Date of Publication: Oct 01, 2012

The materials of the public artist long ago moved beyond bronze, marble, and stained glass. Contemporary artists do not hesitate to dip into the pockets of the material, cultural, or technological worlds to retrieve something that sparks their imagination or serves a desired effect. Public art collections reflect the growth of electronic art and socially integrated design that continues to expand the artist's palette and the artist's role in the public sphere. We encourage our public artists to experiment, even as it complicates the challenge of ensuring that public art endures. In

Author(s): City of Seattle
Date of Publication: Aug 01, 2012

The vision of the Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative is to eliminate racial inequity in the community. To do this requires ending individual racism, institutional racism and structural racism. The Racial Equity Toolkit lays out a process and a set of questions to guide the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, initiatives, programs, and budget issues to address the impacts on racial equity.