This section looks generally at the processes that support arts projects for the public realm, particularly for clients and commissioners. It takes an overview of the commission stages including the role of advocacy and making the case for a project. It looks at how and why strategies are useful both for one-off commissions and programmes.

It focuses on opportunities that have different emphasis and concerns, given their duration and context. Permanent projects are often contingent on larger building processes, whilst temporary projects tend to represent a broader range of artistic practice.