Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) develops professional services for the broad array of individuals and organizations engaged in the diverse field of public art.PAN is the only professional network in the United States dedicated to advancing public art programs and projects through advocacy, policy, and information resources to further art and design in our built environment.


Call for 2014 Public Art Network Year in Review Entries in Now Open

To learn more and submit an entry click here. The call will remain open until April 18, 2014. All public art pieces completed in calendar year 2013 are eligible to enter. The PAN Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. Selected jurors review hundreds of project applications and develop a “year in review” presentation of projects from across the country to honor during the Public Art & Placemaking Preconference of the Annual Convention.

2014 Public Art & Placemaking Preconference - Register Today

The Preconference will take place June 12-13, 2014 in Nashville, TN in conjunction with the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention.  Visit the convention site to learn details, including the program schedule, session descriptions, panelists, and information on how to register.  Early Bird registration closes April 4 -- so register today!
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Liesel Fenner, Americans for the Arts’ public art program manager, was a guest on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show on September 26.

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