Understanding public art contracts and legal issues

One element that distinguishes the field of public art from other artistic endeavors is the amount and complexity of the agreements involved in a robust public art practice. This webinar uses a hypothetical public art commission to discuss and explore the various legal questions that a public artist might encounter over a career. 

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Americans for the Arts and the Public Art Network

Patricia Walsh from Americans for the Arts and Jim Grace from the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston discuss Americans for the Arts and the Public Art network, an organization dedicated to the advancement of public art in America. Featured image: Convergence by Ralph Helmick

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The public art selection process

Christina Lanzl from the Urban Culture Institute and Jim Grace from the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston discuss the process by which a public art piece and artist are chosen, including the challenges (and opportunities) such an artist would face.

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Insurance for public artists

Like contracts, insurance issues are a standard element of public art projects. Led by Chris Hawthorne of Cleary Insurance Inc., this webinar focuses on the myriad liability issues that arise and the kinds of coverage available.

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Budgets and cash flow for public art projects

This session covers the creation of public art project budgets for small, mid-sized, and large projects. The speakers cover line items, artist fees, accounting for unexpected expenses, budget management during the project, and other key issues artists need to keep in mind when embarking on a public art project, citing real examples. Artists Douglas Kornfeld

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Public art today with Jack Becker

This webinar provides an overview of public art in the U.S. It shows diverse works of public art in an effort to help broaden the perspectives and definitions of what it can be. It introduces public art as a distinct field of professional activity, reviewing its origins and process elements.

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Understanding the Public Art RFP and RFQ process

Understand the public art process through the lens of the RFP/RFQ process. Presented by Public Art Consultant Ricardo Barreto, the presentation covers the difference between an RFQ and an RFP, the various types of calls to artists, and what artists need to know about the panel process.

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