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Organizations are listed in alphabetical order by name.
Art in Architecture Program, Office of the Chief Architect, U.S. General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, Suite 3326 PCAA, Washington, DC 20405,
URL: www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104456?utm_source=PBS&utm_medium=print-radio&utm_term=artinarchite
Description: Oversees the commissioning of artworks for new federal buildings nationwide. Sponsors a national artists registry.
Art Production Fund, 299 West Houston Street, Ground Floor, New York, NY 10014,
Email: staff@artproductionfund.org
URL: www.artproductionfund.org
Description: A nonprofit organization dedicated to producing ambition public art projects, reaching new audiences, and expanding awareness through contemporary art.
Chicago Public Art Group, 600 W. Cermak Road, Suite 3B, Chicago, IL 60616,
URL: www.cpag.net
Description: Provides organizations, agencies, and schools with skilled artistic leaders and the professional management needed to produce community landmarks—permanent, safe, meaningful, and beautiful murals, mosaics, sculptures, seating, banners, and space design.
Community Arts International, 15 Douglass Street, San Francisco, CA 94114,
URL: www.community-arts.org
Description: Develops public visual and performing arts programs in non-conventional settings and public environments. Work with clients to collaboratively plan and creative programs that humanize public spaces and engage diverse audiences. Programs have included exhibitions and public art projects.
Creative Time,
Email: info@creativetime.org
URL: www.creativetime.org
Description: Helps visual artists, architects, and performing artists bring their new work to a wide array of public spaces in New York City.
Forecast Public Art, 2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 160, St. Paul, MN 55114,
URL: www.forecastart.org
Description: Nonprofit organization which supports the development and appreciation of public art by creating opportunities for artists and communities to explore the public realm in the Twin Cities area. Sponsors grants for Twin City-area artists, workshops, competitions, and publishes the Public Art Review.
Precita Eyes Muralists, 2981 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110,
Email: store@precitaeyes.org
URL: www.precitaeyes.org
Description: Educates communities about the history of public and community mural art. Initiates mural projects and sponsors workshops.
Project for Public Spaces, Inc., 419 Lafayette Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10003,
URL: www.pps.org
Description: Specializes in public space planning, design and management. Assists city agencies, community groups, private developers, and planners in selecting and placing art in public spaces.
Public Art Fund, 1 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022,
URL: www.publicartfund.org
Description: Promotes the integration of art into the urban landscape. Sponsors art installations in public spaces throughout New York City, and provides educational and information services.
Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005,
URL: www.artsusa.org/networks/public_art_network/default.asp
Description: Provides professional services and networking opportunities for public art professionals, visual artists, design professionals, and organizations planning public art projects and programs.
Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC), 685 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291,
Email: sparc@sparcmurals.org
URL: www.sparcmurals.org
Description: A multicultural arts center that sponsors exhibitions, workshops, and mural production. Involved in the preservation of public art.


Publications are listed in alphabetical order by title.
Title: Along the Way: MTA Arts for Transit
Author/Editor: Sandra Bloodworth and William Ayres
Description: A tour of works commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit for the subway system, initiated since 1985. A collection of more than 150 site-specific public art projects.
Publisher: Monacelli Press
Publication Date: 2006
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Title: Art in Other Places
Author/Editor: William Cleveland
Description: Revised edition. Features accounts of artists working in the community. Topics include projects that focus on the elderly, prisons, hospitals, youth at risk, and people with disabilities.
Publisher: University of Massachusetts
Publication Date: 2000
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Title: Art of Placemaking (The). Interpreting Community through Public Art and Urban Design
Author/Editor: Ronald Fleming
Description: A presentation of site-specific public art that engages the popular imagination through common references to history, folklore, culture and geography, and demonstrates how the integration of approachable art with local landscape, architecture and urban design can facilitate identification with locale. Includes case studies of spectacular and innovative works accompanied by practical information, artist interviews, examples of failures and major controversies, and strategies for the future.
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
Publication Date: 2007
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Title: Artist’s Guide to Public Art (The) . How to Find and Win Commissions
Author/Editor: Lynn Basa
Description: Provides guidance on how to start and build a career in public art. Includes information on how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission.
Publisher: Allworth Press
Publication Date: 2008
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Title: Critical Issues in Public Art. Content, Context, and Controversy
Author/Editor: edited by Harriet F. Senie and Sally Webster
Description: Artists, architects, historians, critics and philosophers explore the role of public art in creating national identity.
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication Date: 1998
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Title: Designing the World's Best Public Art
Author/Editor: Garrison Roots
Description: A collection of public art works in the United States evincing a real desire to delight and engage. Shows how public art projects can transform mundane or ugly urban fixtures.
Publisher: Images Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2006
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Title: Dialogues in Public Art
Author/Editor: Tom Finkelpearl
Description: Interviews with people active in the American public art movement. Includes a history and overview of public art in the United States.
Publisher: M.I.T. Press
Publication Date: 2001
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Title: Mapping the Terrain. New Genre Public Art
Author/Editor: edited by Suzanne Lacy
Description: An anthology of twelve essays. Eleven artists, curators and critics forge a critical framework for understanding and interpreting the new public art that has emerged over the last two decades.
Publisher: Bay Press
Publication Date: 1994
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Periodicals are listed in alphabetical order by title.
Title: Art Opportunities Monthly
Description: A listing of opportunities for artists, including public art commissions. Available only via e-mail.
Publisher's Address: studioNOTES, P.O Box 502, Benicia, CA 94510-0502,
URL: www.artopportunitiesmonthly.com
Title: Competitions Magazine
Description: A magazine devoted to articles on public art, architecture, and landscape architecture competitions in the United States and abroad.
Publisher: The Competitions Project, Inc.
URL: www.competitions.org/
Title: Public Art Review
Description: Provides practical information on public art programs. Also lists opportunities in public art and competitions.
Publisher: Forecast Public Art
Publisher's Address: Public Art Review, 2300 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 160, St. Paul, MN 55114,
URL: forecastpublicart.org


Web Sites are listed in alphabetical order by title.
Title: Aesthetic Grounds
Description: Glenn Weiss’Blog on public art and public space.
URL: www.artsjournal.com/aestheticgrounds
Title: Art in Cities
Description: Documents the work of artists who are using cities as outdoor exhibition space throughout the world.
Email: info@artincities.com.
URL: www.artincities.com
Title: Art Public
Description: Subscription service with information about events, opportunities, public art works, and artists mainly in Europe with some in the United States and in other countries. Searchable database of over 6,000 artists, publications, and public art works.
Email: info@art-public.com
URL: www.art-public.com
Title: Public Art on the Internet
Description: Includes various types of information about the field of public art: essays, articles, projects, links to other related sites, and an e-mail group for those interested in public art.
URL: www.zpub.com/public
Title: Public Art Online
Description: Comprehensive and well thought out site. Includes advice, opportunities and dialogues about public art. Hosted by the Glasgow School of Art.
URL: www.publicartonline.org.uk
Title: Public Art Web Links
Description: Public art resources provided by Sheffield Hallem Univerity in England
URL: public-art.shu.ac.uk/weblinx.html
Title: Public Artist Forum
Description: A discussion group founded by Lynn Basa, an artist specializing in public art and author of "Artist’s Guide to Public Art" (Allworth Press).
URL: groups.yahoo.com/group/publicartistforum