ixia was established to promote and influence the development and implementation of public art policies, strategies and projects through creating and distributing knowledge to: arts and non-arts policy makers, public and private sector commissioners, curators, artists and the public.


Since 2000 ixia managed the website www.publicartonline.org.uk (originally commissioned by Public Art South West). This website is no longer actively updated, but is an important record of UK public art practice from the 1990s and until 2010.


In 2015 ixia lost its NPO funding from Arts Council as part of the national cuts to arts provision and ceased to operate as an active organisation whilst retaining a Board and ambition to reinstate and continuing to monitor the sector. Read the results of our 2018 Public Art Sector Survey (link).


In 2019 a new board of directors were appointed and began an organisational review to reflect on ixia’s history, the future of public art and how best to support the public art sector during these challenging times.


The current board of directors are: Katy Beinart, Katie Daley-Yates, Tom Freshwater, Susie Gray, Suzanne Heath, Cathy Newbery and Nina Pindham.


Download the current board of directors biographies here (link available soon).


We are currently exploring future opportunities. To be kept informed of ixia’s development please join our mailing list (link available soon)



ixia is a charitable company limited by guarantee.





ixia the public art think tank


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