The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture Public Art Boot Camp 2016

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture,(ARTS) is invested in training the next generation of public artists, who can create culturally relevant artworks that represent the diverse population of the city of Seattle. ARTS is offering a FREE two-day intensive basic training overview to artists who are ready to translate their exhibition experience to the […]

Public Art Boot Camp Training – Seattle, WA

The Office of Arts & Culture’s public art program has been activating the public realm for over 40 years. The Office of Arts & Culture is invested in training the next generation of public artists, who can create culturally relevant artworks that represent the diverse population of the city of Seattle. The Office of Arts […]

How to Land a Commission: Percent for Whom? Understanding the Public Art Selection Process

By Elizabeth Keithline As both an artist and a public arts administrator, I have a unique perspective on the snags and successes of securing public art commissions. A hundred artists may apply for a given opportunity—but only one can succeed. Who wins—and why? The answer, of course, varies from project to project. But after reviewing […]

Percent for Art Programs and Government Procurement

State Percent for Art policies are mechanisms for enhancing the built environment and for making public spaces more appealing, useful or accessible through the incorporation of the budget for construction or renovation of state buildings is set aside for the purchase, installation and/or maintenance of public artwork, which is usually installed on the grounds of […]