Our mission is to strengthen and advance the field of public art locally, nationally and internationally by expanding participation, supporting artists, informing audiences and assisting communities.
We accomplish our mission through three key programs:
- Public Art Review is the world’s leading journal critically exploring contemporary public art. Created in 1989, the Review has grown from a black and white newspaper format with a few hundred readers to a glossy 100-page magazine with approximately 10,000 readers in all fifty states and twenty foreign countries.
- Our grant program awards 8-10 competitive grants each year to emerging Minnesota artists. Grants range in size from $1,000 (for research and development) to $9,000 (for public projects).
- Our consulting practice helps create public art by providing project management for community groups, organizations, government agencies, and individual artists seeking to enhance public space.