Artists are not miracle workers - they're just another alternative. Mary Jane Jacobs

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Public Art Conference - West Lothian

Community arts of West Lothian Council will hold their inaugural Public Art conference on Wednesday the 12th of October, 2016 at Howden Park Centre - Howden in Livingston. The event will take an in-depth look at the many facets of public art engagement practices. From the large spectacle to hands-on sessional activities, artists work in a range of different contexts to stimulate and encourage creativity.

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London's Burning


The AA2A project - 2016


Walk, Hands, Eyes (Plymouth) More news

Case studies

Tintagel communication cone (detail), 2005, Tintagel Primary School. Artist and photographer, Michael Fairfax.

Lead Artists on Design Teams

Michael Fairfax’s brief as lead artist for the Living Legends project in Tintagel included developing a uniquely inspiring theme and design for the village square, nature area and a circular trail.

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Cabot Circus, Bristol


Sovereign Housing, Barton Hill


Further up in the air More case studies


Animal Wall, Gitta Gschwendtner. Cardiff Bay housing development. Photo: Safle

Guidelines for Commissioning and Selecting Artists and Craftspeople

The selection of an artist or craftsperson for a public art commission should be an intriguing and exciting task but it can also be fraught with difficulties.

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Funding: Sources for Public Art

Policies and guidance

Landcom Public Art Guidelines, New South Wales, Australia


New Public Art Fund for Scotland More resources

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