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.

Through the Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts provides professional development opportunities as well as the tools and resources needed to develop public art in communities across the country. For those looking for a deeper engagement with colleauges in the public art field, Americans for the Arts offers a professional membership which represents a cross-section of public art leaders, including arts administrators, artists, community stakeholders, and field partners who engage in making public art happen in thier communities. Members also elect the Public Art Network Advisory Council to provide guidance on the development and execution of programs and services that meet the needs of public art professionals nationwide. Click here to learn how you can become a member of Americans for the Arts.
 
Year in Review
The Public Art Network’s Year in Review is the only national
program that specifically
recognizes public art projects.
News
Aug 13, 2018

Americans for the Arts will join NCCP as a Regional Partner to provide input on content; local insight to the Maryland, District of Columbia and Northern Virginia area; marketing support; and funding connections for the upcoming summit Oct. 5-7 in College Park, Maryland. 

Dec 20, 2017

Join us on Facebook the last Tuesday of each month from 1 to 2 p.m. (Eastern Time) for one of our theme-based Public Art Showcase events. These are your opportunity to share the public artworks in your neighborhoods, towns, cities, or wherever!

Dec 11, 2017

A Monument to Maggie tells the story of the development and unveiling of a monument to civil rights hero Maggie L. Walker, which was unveiled after nearly 20 years of efforts led by community and political leaders to help tell another part of Richmond's history.

News
Jun 05, 2018

The artist-run American nonprofit For Freedoms has announced the launch of “The 50 State Initiative,” a nonpartisan political and artistic campaign that will utilize public art to spark political engagement. Spanning the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections, the campaign’s focal point is the planned installation of political billboards in all 50 states, plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico.

Oct 05, 2016

CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, announces the winners of the fourth annual CODAawards: Collaboration of Design + Art. The CODAawards recognize collaborations that result in outstanding projects that successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.

Jul 26, 2016

Jackson Hole Public Art announced today the release of POP—Places of Possibility: A Public Art & Placemaking Toolkit for Rural Communities, a 37-page guide to creating a successful public art program in a small town.

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Aug 15, 2018

This post is part of our Public Art Network 2018 Year in Review blog salon. The Year in Review presentation is available for purchase...