We had a variety of best practices covered during our annual Public Art Network (PAN) Blog Salon this week.
Let’s wrap it all up with a major thanks to our ‘lucky’ 13 bloggers who shared their experience and lessons-learned of best practices from across the country.
According to Jimmy LeFlore’s post, we can have cake and eat it, too. If only public art were so easy to produce: mix ingredients, stir, set timer for one hour, ding, it’s done!
And cake baking requires partners as Jessica Cusick espoused, for the creation of all public art ‘Takes a Village!’ However, as Jimmy also said, we can’t eat our cake if we don’t if we go to the (best practices) gym.
Other lessons covered this week included:
- Potential worst practices in the field.
- A reminder to make sure you take care of yourself when working on any aspect of public art projects.
- Artist selection was a big umbrella for the inclusion of lots of ideas on how best to administer the process, including best practices in RFPs.
- The thorny issue of copyright must be addressed in contracts before completion of a project.
- How well pieces will be maintained and conserved is vital. Dare we dictate a de-accessioning date?
- No public art administrator must go it alone.
- Remain connected to the PAN and form a regional group of colleagues in your locale.
- Our networks are how we not only get technical assistance and shore-up support, but it’s the critical lynch-pin in marketing your program and projects. Read the rest of this entry »