Develop Public Art

There is a considerable interest in developing public art and there are many exciting urban development processes under way involving municipal, state and private actors that are renovating and constructing new areas. While this is going on, many artists are currently redefining the idea of public art.

As the Public Art Agency Sweden produces art in shared environments, we are continuously developing our methods of working with art and public art commissions. In our pilot projects we test new methods and different ways of working. The projects are usually situation-specific and involve everything from planned art projects to social relations or visual expressions. Continued development depends on the fact that different actors can inspire one another.

This is why we would like to share our experiences and knowledge in order to strengthen the role of art in the shaping of our shared environments.

Samtidskonstdagarna (Contemporary Art Days Summit) is an annual contemporary art summit that brings together art professionals from across Sweden and other countries to discuss pressing issues for art organizations. This year’s programme, on November 14th to 16th, will focus on networking and the building of alliances as strategies for action in contemporary art organizations today.