Starting out

Overall this resource site looks at how art can successfully be part of our experience of public places, with detailed guidance and research into models of commissioning, good practice and national and international exemplars. It takes a broad understanding of the public realm and the role of art and artists working with others in our public spaces.

As well as case studies, publications, and research, find quick tips and ‘key steps’ to follow within the ‘practical steps’ pages, details on ‘working with artists’, and information on the other 'expertise' you may want to consider enlisting when making or commissioning projects for the public realm.

In this 'starting out' section, find overviews of why, how, what, where, and when to commission.