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 the world.


  • Aesthetic Grounds

    An American blog that takes a critical view of public art and public space, by Glenn Weiss, a writer based in Delray Beach, Florida.


  • Americans for the Arts - Public Art Network

    Part of the national arts organisation in the USA, Americans for the Arts, devoted to the interests of public art professionals. The site includes conference reports, publications/articles list, bookshop, sources of public art images and a links and resources section.


  • Artexte Public Art Database

    Online database with more than 1200 entries describing permanent and ephemeral artworks installed in public buildings and spaces in Quebec since 1964


  • Artscape

    Artscape is a non-profit organization engaged in real estate and program development for the arts and creative sector in Toronto. Publishes online a thrice yearly NewsJournal which explores the relationship between creativity and place.


  • International Directory of Sculpture Parks and Gardens

    A listing of over 500 sculpture parks and gardens worldwide researched by artist Benbow Bullock and published within a website profiling his work.


  • International Sculpture Center

    Non-profitmaking organisation advancing the creation and understanding of sculpture, with a membership ranging from artists, architects, developers, to galleries/museums. The site includes a resource centre, portfolio section, discussion forum, news and events. ISC publishes Sculpture magazine.


  • Learning Lab Denmark

    A laboratory for research on learning which aims to solve current societal problems related to learning through practice-orientated research and development activities. Established by the Danish Government and affiliated to the Danish University of Education.


  • Project for Public Spaces

    Not for profit organisation in New York working to influence the design and management of public spaces.


  • Public Art on the Net

    American net magazine discussing current issues in public art. Visitors can also join the public art e-group here, to take part in discussions on public art practice.


  • Public art on wikipedia.org

    Introductory article about public art from the free online encyclopedia.


  • Public Art Review

    This twice yearly magazine concentrates mainly on public art developments in the US, and is of interest to anyone in the field. The site has information on current and forthcoming issues, a back catalogue of issues for purchase and an anthology of downloadable texts.


  • Singapore Public Art

    Database of public art in Singapore with an great weblog on public art in Asia and beyond, put otgether by Peter Schoppert.



  • Arts Queensland's Public Art Agency

    This website documents current funding policies for Queensland specifically the art+place public art fund. There are various documets for download as well as information about current calls for expressions of interest.


  • City of Sydney's public art program: City Art

    The website for the City of Sydney's public art program, City Art, includes information on public art opportunities in the City of Sydney for local and international artists in the News section. The website also provides geo-located information on the City's collection of nearly 200 public artworks and monuments. The Special Projects section includes information on recently completed permanent artworks as well as it's dynamic program of temporary public art.


  • Fairmount Park Art Association

    The site details the commissions, publications and programmes of the FPAA and places them in the wider national and international context of public art practice. It is an excellent resource and has a particularly good bibliography (mainly US publications) and international links page.


  • Forecast

    Forecast is an independent agency offering public art services to Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota, including managing an annual arts funding scheme and public art projects. As well as publishing its own newsletter Foresight, Forecast publishes Public Art Review, a twice yearly journal for professionals in the field.


  • Seattle Arts Commission Public Art Programme

    Site detailing the diverse public art programme in Seattle, policy approaches, new works and maintenance projects, some with images. Includes an interesting court case where citizens unsuccessfully challenged the Percent for Art ordinance in 2004 - 2005.


  • The Trinity Session

    A contemporary art production team in South Africa that investigates the relationships between art and business, collaborative practice, network development and contextual response.