The Artist's Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions

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Allworth Press, 2008 - Art - 223 pages
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Public art commissions—how to find them, how to get them



Public-art commissions are challenging and rewarding and this timely guide shows beginning and working visual artists exactly how to start and build a career in the world of public art. Learn how to find, apply for, compete for, and win a public art commission. First-hand interviews with experienced public artists and arts administrators provide in-the-trenches advice and insight, and a chapter on public art law, written by Barbara Hoffman, the country’s leading public art law attorney, answers questions about this complex area. Packed with details on working with contracts, conflict, controversy, communities, committees, and more, The Artist’s Guide to Public Art shows artists the way to cut through the red tape and win commissions that are rewarding both financially and artistically.



• First-hand advice from experienced public artists


• Written by an artist for artists


• Includes expert information on public art law

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About the author (2008)

Lynn Basa, an artist for almost 40 years, has conceived of and produced site-specific work for hospitals, universities, corporate headquarters, and private collections. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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