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Public Art by the Book is a nuts and bolts guide for arts professionals and volunteers creating public art in their communities. Should a public art program depend on public funding, public-private partnerships, or both? What are the roles that citizens can play in their community's public art program? Can artists themselves ever initiate public artworks? With a wealth of wisdom on practical issues, this book offers information on a variety of topics such as public art planning, funding, and governance; establishing legal agreements with artists; and commissioning single artworks or creating comprehensive art programs.

Since the earliest monuments and memorials were installed in the United States, definitions of public art have continued to evolve. Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency saw the creation of the Works Progress Administration and the beginning of comprehensive federally sponsored art programs, and 1950s Philadelphia became the first city to pass percent-for-art legislation. As artists have turned their attention toward creating in the public realm rather than simply placing their art in public spaces, public art has assumed a much broader role in community life than ever before. Since the 1990s, the public art resources available to artists and their communities have greatly expanded.Today there are more than three hundred government-funded public art programs in the United States, in addition to scores of public-private partnerships and private agencies creating art in public spaces.

Public Art by the Book is the definitive resource for information on public art for local government, arts agencies, arts professionals, and artists themselves. Examples included are cited from cities such as Charlotte, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, and Seattle.

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Editorial Reviews

Art History

This is a handy publication specifically tailored for the American audience, full of useful definitions, explanations and examples, while covering main themes such as planning, funding and exhibiting public arts.

Public Art Review

This long awaited nuts and bolts guide to the complex— and often challenging— field of public art is a must-have..[T]he definitive resource for information for local government, arts agencies, arts professionals, and artists themselves.

Salem Statesman Journal

A specialized guidebook but an indispensable one.

Art Documentation

This new publication fills a gap where information has been needed. It offers a valuable compendium of first-hand experience and will be a welcome addition to any library collection serving practicing or aspiring artists and arts administrators.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780295985213
  • Publisher: University of Washington Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,213,451
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Goldstein is public art program director for San Jose's Office of Cultural Affairs.

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Table of Contents

Preface--Barbara GoldsteinAcknowledgmentsPart 1: PlanningDesigning a Public Art Plan: How to Structure a Process and a Product to Meet Your Needs--Jessical Cusick--Fact Sheet: Selected Public Art PlansPart 2: FundingGovernment-Based Funding ModelsPublic Support for Public Art--Barbara Goldstein--Ordinance: City of Seattle--Fact Sheet: City of Seattle--Ordinance 149425: City of Portland--Ordinance 161537: City of Portland--Ordinance 811: Multnomah County, Oregon--Fact Sheet: Regional Arts & Culture Council--Fact Sheet: Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency--Ordinance 2552: City of Kent, Washington--Fact Sheet: City of Kent, Washington--Council Policy: City of San Diego--Fact Sheet: City of San DiegoPrivate Funding ModelsPrivate Support for Public Art: Three Model Organizations--Penny Balkin Bach--Fact Sheet: Creative Time--Project Profile: Art on the Plaza--Project Profile: The 59th Minute--Fact Sheet: Fairmount Park Art Association--Project Profile: Form and Function--Project Profile: New*Land*Marks--Fact Sheet: Public Art Fund--Project Profile: Major Initiatives with Established Artists--Project Profile: In the Public RealmPart 3: Exhibiting Public ArtPublic Art on Campus--Shelly WillisArt in the Workplace: Management of the Seattle Portable Works Collection--Sean Elwood--Guidelines for the Exhibition of Art Owned by the City of SeattlePart 4: Project TypesArtist-Initiated ProjectsThe Glory and the Dream of Public Art--Helen LessickCase Study: The HorseHead Project--Matthew LennonCase Study: Socrates Sculpture Park--Helen LessickCase Study: Public Art Affairs: Profile of a FORECAST Program--Jack BeckerEphemeral Public Art--Patricia C. PhillipsGifts and MemorialsDeveloping a Policy for Gifts and Memorials--Barbara Goldstein--Gift Review Policy: Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Seattle--Portland Memorials Policy: Placing Memorials in Public ParkRevising Rosie the Riveter: From Public Art to National Park--Donna GravesCase Study: Designing the Rosie the Riveter Memorial--Susan SchwartzenbergCommunity-Generated ProjectsCommunity-Based Public Art Programs--Barbara GoldsteinDesign Team ProjectsThe Artist and the Design Team--Barbara GoldsteinDesign Teams: A Brief History--Norie SatoArtist-in-Residence ProjectsModels for Residency Programs in Public Art--Barbara GoldsteinThe Art of Infrastructure--Laura HaddadCase Study: Mierle Laderman Ukeles at New York's Department of Sanitation--Tom FinkelpearlPart 5: PracticeArtist Selection MethodsPublic Art Network's Call for Artists Resource Guide--Renee Piechocki--Sample Request for Qualifications--Sample Request for ProposalsRoster-Based Selection--Cath BrunnerCase Study: A Public-Private Partnership--Cath BrunnerCase Study: Prive Use of a Public Roster--Cath BrunnerContractsBasic Considerations--Ruri YampolskyTypical Elements of an Artist Contract--Ruri Yampolsky--Engineer and Artist Agreement: San Diego Commision for Arts and Culture--Terms and Conditions for the Purchase of Artist-Made Building Parts: King County, Washington--Agreement to Purchase Artistic Goods and Services for ABC Company: City of SeattlePublic Art EducationBeyond the Ribbon Cutting: Education and Programming Strategies for Public Art Projects and Programs--Renee Piechocki--Sample Press Release: Public Art FundPublic Art MaintenancePlanning for Maintenance--Ruri YampolskyThe Nuts and Bolts of a Maintenance Program--Peggy Kendellen and Robert Krueger--Conservation Record, Two-Dimensional Work of Art: Regional Arts & Culture Council--Conservation Record, Three-Dimensional Work of Art: Regional Arts & Culture Council--Conservation Record, Prints: Regional Arts & Culture Council--Portland Parks & Recreation Maintenance Agreement for Sculpture in City of Portland Parks: Regional Arts & Culture CouncilRecordkeeping and Public Art--Patricia FaveroDe-accession--Policy for Review and De-Accession of City-Owned Works of Art: City of SeattlePart 6: Legal IssuesVisual Artists Rights Act (VARA)The Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990--Ruri YampolskyThe Impact of the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 on the Use and Redevelopment of City or County Property--Gordon B. Davidson--VARA Consent FormCopyrightApplying the Federal Copyright Law to Public Art--Thomas HaytonPart 7: ResourcesGuide to Public Art ResourcesIndex to Public Art ProgramsNeighborhood Matching-Fund Grant ProgramsPrint and Video ResourcesThe Contributors

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