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.

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Selected links to interesting websites on public art, architecture, urban and landscape design, and resources relevant to public art practice from all over Europe.


  • Art Public

    This redesigned website, run by SIGAP, now features regular special reports of public art in a selected European city which are available free to all visitors. A constantly updated online library is available by subscription offering and access to an on-line European database of public art projects.


  • Artplaces.org

    Website promoted by visual arts organisation, Connecting Cultures, to support a better understanding of cultural and social contexts, cultural policy and application of creative practices in the community and in the field of territorial regeneration.


  • European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies

    EIPCP's project republicart was a transnational research project from 2002 - 2005 which promoted the development of activist and interventionist practice. It resulted in a European network and is succeeded by Transform which runs until 2008


  • KORO (Public Art Norway)

    Public Art Norway (KORO) is the government’s professional body for art in public spaces, and the country’s largest art producer. Planning, production, and quality control of art projects are core activities.


  • Polish Public Art Portal

    This site takes a broad approach to public art, including historical and contemporary work. It contains an unusual selection of links with an emphasis on Europe, in particular Eastern Europe, and videos about a variety of artists.


  • Public Art in Barcelona

    Website for the city of Barcelona with a complete catalogue of the public art and historical monuments in the city.


  • Public Art Lower Austria

    Site for the Percent for Art programme for Lower Austria. Includes an extensive database of completed permanent and temporary projects and project proposals.


  • Stichting Kunst en Openbare Ruimte

    SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Space) is a national, government funded organisation in the Netherlands which develops exceptional projects in the public realm by providing guidance and where necessary, financial support.


  • Stroom

    Artist-led public art development agency for the Hague. The site is in Dutch and English and includes information on temporary exhibitions, installations and permanent commissions.


  • The Arts Council

    The Irish State's principal instrument of arts funding and an advisory body to Government on arts matters.


  • Visual Artists Ireland

    Visual Artists Ireland is an all Ireland body for professional visual artists. It provides services, facilities and resources for artists, initiates artistic projects and publications and acts as an advocate on behalf of individual artists.



  • Breaking Ground

    A major Percent for Art public art commissioning programme as part of the regeneration project for Ballymun in the Republic of Ireland, taking place over 10 years until 2012.


  • Donegal County Council?s Public Art Programme

    This public art programme has been active since 1990 and to date over forty commissions have been awarded and delivered in the capital construction of roads, housing, water, environment & emergency services, libraries and fire stations.


  • In Context Programme, South Dublin County Council

    A programme of ten 'in context' ground breaking Percent for Art projects commissioned by South Dublin County Council between 1998 and 2001, involving local residents in a variety of ways and ranging across the visual and performing arts.


  • Manifesta

    Conceived in the early 1990s, the Manifesta Biennial responds to the changing conditions of society and of contemporary artistic practice. It moves to a different city every two years.


  • Public Art Observatory

    Research project led by Barcelona University working with several arts and research groups to establish a permanent internet platform thinking about public art.


  • Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Ireland 's leading hospital arts programme, the Trust explores the role of the arts in the promotion of healing and wellbeing through a multidisciplinary programme of arts activity.


Commissioning Agencies

  • German Government Department for Construction, Traffic and Housing

    In German (but can be translated via Google). Includes an Art and Architecture Manual in German.


  • Netherlands Government Architecture Department

    Site is in Dutch. It includes details of architecture and built environment projects.