A new look city

09 Jun 2016

Turning the city of Belfast into a gallery has captured residents’ imaginations and changed the way they view their home.

Light, sound and conversation

Children use VoiceOver microphones
19 May 2016

An interactive light and sound installation recently connected neighbours in a former coal mining area. Debbi Lander explains how.

Public art activity recovers to 2011 levels

Photo of a statue
29 Apr 2016

Private sector money linked to public sector policy is giving a boost to employment in public art and the number and value of projects being completed. 

How to… be an art technician

crown fine art moving art
11 Dec 2015

When you look at a painting in a gallery, do you ever wonder how it got there? David Gosling explains how to stay cool and focused whilst moving priceless pieces of art.

Manifesto to promote the value of public art

Public art Montreal
20 Nov 2015

Artists and arts professionals have upped their campaign for art to be central to placemaking by producing a new manifesto.

Creating new images for peace

Photo of the Yardmen
03 Nov 2015

Murals were used to divide communities during the Troubles, now art is helping to build peace in Northern Ireland, says Roisin McDonough.

Arts Council to map England’s theatre landscape

Emergency Exit Arts
02 Oct 2015

The Theatre in England research will report on the theatre ecology across the commercial and not-for-profit sectors in preparation for Arts Council England’s 2018 funding round.

A hospital with a soul

Photo or artwork in hospital
18 Jun 2015

A public art programme at Southmead Hospital in Bristol has breathed soul into the hospital building and created a sense of community, says Gillian Taylor.

Spending on public art grows but employment is down

28 Feb 2014

Private sector money aligned to public sector policy has been a catalyst for some growth in the market.

Ixia survey suggests slump in public art sector

Powerless Structures
28 Feb 2013

Employment prospects diminish further as the value of the sector shrinks again.

Exit for the Future

26 Feb 2013

As the arts are mollycoddled by protective funding and propped up by the instinct of stability, will the output of our creative institutions fall further behind the mind of the age? Dan Eastmond makes the case.

Planning vs localism

02 Jul 2012

Theresa Bergne considers the implications of national policy for public art at a local level, and describes the impact being felt in Bristol

Heavy hearts in public arts

16 Jan 2012

Pessimism and job insecurity are rife in the public art sector, suggests survey

Artists face a bleak future

23 May 2011

New report shows that the impact of cuts is falling heavily on artists

In the public eye

27 Sep 2010

Public art is all too often derided and overlooked by a sneering national press, but it’s time we appreciated the breadth of experience on offer says Claire Doherty

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