Public Art: An Introduction

An explanation of what constitutes public art, as well as the ways it differs from other, more commercial art forms.

How Art Economically Benefits Cities
Hard facts about the financial impact of public art, including case studies of the arts communities in New York City and Oregon.

Report Says Arts Nonprofits Generate $134 Billion in Activity
Findings from Arts & Economic Prosperity: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts Organizations and Their Audiences, published in June 2002 by an arts advocacy group. [Americans for the Arts]

Design and Review Criteria for Public Art
This nuts-and-bolts guide to establishing and maintaining a public art process includes info on types of projects, design review, site selection, and artwork conservation.
Making Public Art Work
Written by PPS Public Art Program Director Cynthia Nikitin, this article explains how to make art with — and not just for — the public. [Sculpture Magazine]
Funding Sources for Public Art
A guide to finding financial support for public art. Included is info about private/public sector collaborations, percent- and non-percent-for-art programs, getting developers involved, and alternate funding sources.

Using PR to Build a Public-Art Program
Ways to get public-art program buy-in from government organizations, private partners, and the local community.