Here you can find a selection of public art related online resources. Please feel free to pass on any corrections or suggestions…

Blogs/ Social Networks / Forums
Research Projects and Groups
Organisations, Programs : Australia
Organisations, Programs : International
Databases, Resource Collections


Blogs/ Social Networks / Forums

Public Art PhD: Researching Public Art in Newcastle, PhD researcher, Newcastle University, UK
Arts USA Blog, Americans for the Arts, USA
RMIT Art in Public Space Researchers and Alumnus, RMIT University, Melbourne
Sculpture Community, International Sculpture Center, USA

Research Projects and Groups

Art in Public Space Research Cluster, RMIT University, Melbourne
Centre de Recerca Polis: Art, Ciutat, Societat, University of Barcelona
Creating Publics (2012-2014), Nick Mahony & Hilde Stephansen, Centre for Citizenship, Identities & Governance, Open University, UK
Curating Cities (2011+), an Australian Research Council ARC funded project led by Jill Bennett, Richard Goodwin, Felicity Fenner, UNSW; with City of Sydney, Object: Australian Centre for Design, Carbon Arts, University of Cincinnati
From Pitch to Plinth: The Sporting Statues Project (2010+), Chris Stride, Ffion Thomas, John Wilson (University of Sheffield), UK
Intersections: Critical Dialogues on Public Art Practice, Newcastle University, UK
Locating the Producers (2006-2010), Situations, UK
Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951, Henry Moore Institute, University of Glasgow, V&A Museum
Manifesto of Possibilities: Commissioning Public Art in the Urban Environment (2006-2008), Cameron Cartiere and Sophie Hope, Birbeck, University of London
Urban Laboratory (2013), a collaboration between RMIT Art in Public Spaces and the City of Melbourne’s Community Safety Team curated by Fiona Hillary

Organisations, Programs : Australia


Public Art Program, Arts ACT, ACT Government, Canberra

New South Wales

Kaldor Public Art Projects, Sydney
The Sculptors Society, Sydney
Sculpture by the Sea

Northern Territory

Public Art, grants program, Arts NT, Northern Territory Government
Public Art, Arts & Cultural Services, Darwin City Council

South Australia

Public Art and Design, program, Arts SA, Government of South Australia


Tasmanian Government Art Site Scheme (formerly the Art for Public Buildings Scheme), Arts Tasmania, Tasmanian Government


Art+Place, Queensland Public Art Fund, Queensland Government
Art in Public Places, Brisbane City Council


Western Australia

Artsource, Artists Foundation of Western Australia, Perth
Percent for Art Scheme, Department of Culture and the Arts, Government of Western Australia
Public Art, City of Perth

Organisations, Programs : International

4Culture, Kings County Cultural Services Agency, Seattle, USA
Centre de Recerca Polis, University of Barcelona, Spain
Artangel, London, UK
Art in Architecture Program, US General Services Administration, USA
Baltic Arts Centre (BAC), Visby, Sweden
Consonni, Bilbao, Spain
Creative Time, New York
Echigo-Tsumari Art Field, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
European Network of Public Art Producers (ENPAP)
European Public Art Centre, MMIC, Riga, Latvia
Forecast Public Art, USA
Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds, UK
IN-SITU, European Network for Artistic Creation in Public Spaces
Institute for Public Art, Hong Kong
International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA)
International Sculpture Center, USA
Ixia (formerly Public Art Forum), Birmingham, UK
Locus+, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Mossutstallningar, Stockholm, Sweden
Project for Public Spaces, New York, USA
Public Art Dialogue, USA
Public Art Fund, New York, USA
Public Art Network, Americans for the Arts, USA
Public Art Norway (KORO), Oslo, Norway
Public Art Scotland, UK, Arts Council, Ireland
Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA), London, UK
SCAPE Biennial of Art in Public Space, Christchurch, New Zealand
Situations, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Save Outdoor Sculpture! (SOS!), Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington DC, USA
SKOR Foundation for Art and Public Domain, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stroom Den Haag, The Hague, Netherlands
Vector, Iasi, Romania
Wellington Sculpture Trust, Wellington, NZ
ZK/U – Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik, Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin (founded by Berlin based artist collective KUNSTrePUBLIK)

Databases, Resource Collections

CityArt, Find Public Art, searchable database/map, City of Sydney
Places of the Heart: Post 1960 Memorials in Australia, searchable database, Australian Centre for Public History, UTS, Sydney
Public Art, interactive map, Darwin City Council
PublicArt Online, searchable database, Adelaide City Council
Public Artworks Database, searchable database, Brisbane City Council

彫刻天国 東京パブリックアートガイド (Sculpture Heaven-Tokyo Public Art Guide), images organized by city ward/location, Japan, “the first European portal of public art”, founded by Herve Bechy in Paris in 1997
Art in the Open Resource, Open-City, the architecture education organisation, London
David Harding: A Collection from the GSA Archives, a selection from the Glasgow School of Art Environmental Art Department Archives, Central Station, Scotland, UK
International Directory of Sculpture Parks & Gardens, Birbeck University of London, UK
Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain & Ireland 1851-1951, searchable database, Henry Moore Institute, University of Glasgow, V&A Museum
Public Art Directory international public art projects, commissions and competitions
Public Art Directory, Ireland
Public Art Index, annotated bibliography by David Harding, UK
Public Art Online, ixia, UK
Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Public Sculptures of Sussex, University of Brighton & PMSA, UK
Singapore Public Art, an open database project by Peter Schoppert
The Sporting Statues Project, UK and US sporting statues, databases and maps
UK National Inventory of War Memorials, Imperial Museum, UK


Art and the Public Sphere
On the W@terfront, University of Barcelona
Public Art (China)
Public Art Dialogue
Public Art Review


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