Where public art really fails is not where there is negative publicity but rather where there is indifference. Toby Dennett, Director, Sculptors' Society of Ireland

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 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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ixia are taking a break over the next few months to reflect on the Future of Public Art and the direction ixia might take. So, for a while, we are going to be quiet, thinking, planning …

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The Blue House. Photo copyright Irene den Hartoog.

The Blue House, lJburg, Amsterdam

The Blue House is a pioneering artist-led project in the new man made urban district of IJburg, Amsterdam.The Blue House has been taken off the market for four years, during which time it will act as a centre for cultural production, researching into and documenting the genesis and evolution of IJburg’s community.

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Sit Down! Mimersgade, Copenhagen


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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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Positive Places, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Public Art Programme


Reflections on Collaboration - Feasibility and Sustainability

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Public Art Commissions - Good Practice More resources

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