ixia: public art think tank

ixia has taken over the ownership and management of Public Art Online from Arts Council England. The design and content of the website are currently being reviewed.

Advice for artists

Animal Wall, Gitta Gschwendtner. Cardiff Bay housing development. Photo: Safle

Guidelines for Commissioning and Selecting Artists and Craftspeople

The selection of an artist or craftsperson for a public art commission should be an intriguing and exciting task but it can also be fraught with difficulties.

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Funding

shillyshallyfence by Walter Jack (2006) at Frome Children's Centre.  Photo: Walter Jack.

Funding: Sources for Public Art

This section offers listings of a wide variety of sources of funding for public art, with contact details. The information is regularly checked and updated.

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Policies and guidance

Digital Litter, The Ponds Parkland, by Marcus Tatton

Policies, Strategies and Guidance

Includes examples of public art policy, strategy and guidance documents adopted by District, County Unitary Authorities, and national governments in the UK. Also, a links page for national planning policies and guidance.

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