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.

Year in Review
The Public Art Network’s Year in Review is the only national
program that specifically
recognizes public art projects.
Artist / Kyuseok Oh
Artist / Living Lenses
Jul 06, 2016

Best Practices for Public Art Projects includes the statements, a letter from Americans for the Arts President & CEO Robert L. Lynch, and presentation materials to assist public art professionals in introducing these practices to their communities.

Jun 17, 2016

Americans for the Arts honored 38 outstanding public art projects created in 2015 at its Annual Convention in Boston through the Public Art Network Year in Review program. 

Dec 10, 2015

Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce the newly elected leadership of its four National Advisory Councils.

Jun 15, 2016

On May 27, the Smithsonian National Zoo, in partnership with the community-based environmental advocacy non-profit The

Sep 24, 2015

A committee of the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a proposal that would set aside a designated percentage of the city’s net debt bond for public art funding. The proposed ordinance, which was passed on a 5-0 vote, would enforce a minimum amount of funding for maintaining and building new public artworks each year. The minimum amount for public art would be equal to 1.5% of the debt the city takes on for public projects. The proposed ordinance will now be submitted to a vote by the full City Council.

Aug 12, 2015

When it opens in the fall of 2016, Sacramento’s new downtown arena Golden Center 1 will be home to five public art installations worth $9.3 million.

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Jun 29, 2016

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May 31, 2016

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Mar 28, 2016

Jessica Cusick retired as the Manager of the City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department on March 3, 2016. Starting the job in 2005 she took a staff of three and grew it into a powerhouse of 21 to serve a city of 90,000 residents. She also created municipal programs through planning, policy...

2016 Annual Convention Livestream
Can't make it to Boston this year?
Boston, June 17-19, 2016

This year at our Annual Convention, we are live streamed all of our keynote presentations, multiple main convention sessions, as well as a select few preconference sessions.

You can watch any or all of these on our Americans for the Arts YouTube channel.