Public Art Resources

There are many available resources for public art programs, for public art administrators and for artists who work in the realm of public art. These generally include books or website access to model Per Cent for Art Ordinances, Public Art Master Plans, guides to materials usage, policy models for accepting gifts, providing maintenance and de-accessioning artworks. This collection of public art resources begins with two excellent sources that address an overview of the public process and many of the related issues encountered when working in the field.

Forecast PublicArt  Public Art Toolkit
This toolkit will provide you with information and examples of all aspects of public art, from contemporary ideas and resources, to a step by step guide to the entire process of creating public art. The Forecast Public Art Toolkit is divided into five main sections, each accessible from the tabs at the top of every page or the center navigation column.
http://forecastpublicart.org/toolkit/

The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions
Learn exactly how to start and build a career as a public artist. Part how-to and part manifesto, …navigating the “system,” working efficiently, and standing up for their worth and their rights.
http://guidetopublicart.com/home.html

Google Alerts
Monitor the Web for public art news and content, stories of success, new projects, controversies and trends received as email notifications. It is as easy as googling Google Alerts or using the links below. Sign up for Google alerts on the designated topic of public art. Set your preferred frequency, i.e. daily, monthly, and the alert email gives you a preview and a link to the full story.

For Sign up: http://www.google.com/alerts

For Help:
https://support.google.com/alerts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=175925