Relationship-building and Technical Nuances of Creating Public Artworks

June 27, 2020, 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Session Type: Panel

The session will provide an overview of the technical and logistical components of installing public art as well as the nuances of building relationships and collaborating with fabricators, contractors, and architects. The technical and logistical overview is comprised of site coordination, scheduling, and information pertaining to code enforcement and a variety of specific state statutes. Relationship building and collaborating components will include an overview of common stakeholder/artist responsibilities and construction schedules.
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn “need to know, but rarely discussed” information regarding the detailed, technical aspects of installing public art projects.
  • Learn strategies for developing and/or improving relationships with contractors, fabricators, installers and municipal employees.
  • Receive case analyses from artists, fabricators and arts administrators regarding specific public art installation dilemmas and their respective resolutions.