Resources for Public Art Artists

E-mail group moderated by the North Carolina Arts Council with nationwide group membership. Features information about public art commissions from across the U.S. No fee required. 
 
International E-mail group with lots of back and forth postings about public art issues around the world. No fee required. 
 
Official Web site of the Americans for the Arts’ National Public Art Network. A variety of public art resources and links are found here including a public art network e-mail group (click on issues/other issues/public art network). Membership in AFA required for full access.
 
Web site with additional public art web links, a public artist index, an e-mail list, a Q&A forum, book reviews and a bibliography of articles, addresses, etc. about public art. Links are to U.S. and international resources.
 
A one time bulletin from the New Mexico Arts Commission that gives very good information on what artists can expect from a public art commission from the RFP to budgeting time and materials.
 
Official Web site of the International Sculpture Center. Features include links to U.S. and international sculpture organizations, an on-line version of Sculpture Magazine, artist Lists, portfolios and web specials of a variety of changing topic, some related to public art. Membership in ISC needed for full access.
 
Comprehensive resource to everything related to sculpture with links to a variety of sculpture and architecture related sites.
 
Official Web site of the Tri-State Sculptors organization (NC, SC, VA). Features information about sculpture activities in the Tri-State area, artists’ portfolios and commissions.
 
This site is hosted by Sheffield Hallum University in England and serves as a clearinghouse of international public art information including links to many U.S. municipal programs.
 

General Artist Assistance Sites

 
Maintained by the New York Foundation for the Arts, this site lists resource for artists to find employment including those with exhibition and public art competitions.
 
U.S. Copyright Office Forms
This Library of Congress website provides downloadable information and forms necessary for copywriting your artistic endeavors (search for Form VA, FL115 circular 40).
 
This Web site was created to disseminate information about copyright and artist rights issues as part of a forum held at the 2002 College Art Association Conference in Philadelphia. There is a part of the site devoted to Q&A.
 
This site operated by the Ocean States Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts is a most comprehensive and easy to use resource for art law. The site features case studies that interpret copyright and other laws pertinent to visual, performing and literary artists.