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1 A GUIDE TO GETTING YOUR ART OUT THERE Public Art: The Art of Place-making

2 Why Have Public Art? It builds and defines a community’s identity. It can beautify or disguise less attractive parts of an environment.

3 What Are Popular Places for Public Art? Bridges and Overpasses Sound-buffering Walls Along Highways Public Buildings Parks

4 What Constitutes a Good Public Art Project? The project captures the spirit of the community. It is thematically relevant to the location. It accomplishes the task it was intended for. The artwork will hold up over time.

5 What Constitutes a Good Public Artist? Team Player Creative Flexibility Patience Excellent Attention to Details Good Communication Skills

6 Tips for Putting Together a Good Proposal Read the prospectus thoroughly.  Give them exactly the materials they ask for—no more, no less.  Pay attention to deadlines.  Be professional. Be thoughtful and creative with your ideas. Think about longevity.  How will your project weather over time?  How much maintenance will it need?  Have you taken any steps to prevent vandalism and graffitti?

7 Tips for Putting Together a Good Proposal Be Specific.  Describe your vision and the motivation behind it.  Include clear drawings.  Describe the specific materials you intend to use.  Give a specific production timeline. Crunch the numbers.  Keep in mind any relevant engineering fees.  Have a contingency line in your budget for surprises.  Pay yourself.

8 This presentation is from Visual Art Exchange’s “Business of Being an Artist” educational series. For more information, visit


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