The Public Art Think Tank 

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.

Public Art Support Pilot  

ixia is pleased to be delivering an Arts Council England funded pilot providing additional public art expertise for public art projects that form part of place-based development programmes in the North of England. The project will support best practice in public art commissioning and production. Places receiving advice will demonstrate learning that can be shared more widely across the sector. Projects will capture a variety of commissioning approaches, considering scale, timeline, stage of project, equality, diversity and diversity, and social engagement. Aspects of the learning will be made available later in 2024 through case studies and webinars.

Recruitment: Provision of Public Art Commissioning and Production Advice
Closing Date: January 8th 2024 noon
ixia wishes to appoint three public art advisors for the duration of the pilot. Advisors will support selected project teams drawn from local authorities, their project partners, Arts Council England officers and related agencies. Advisors must be suitably experienced freelancers or organisations with a track record of successful public art commissioning processes and outcomes and ideally of working with both public and private sector clients/teams. For more information and to apply, please see here

The current board of directors are: Katy Beinart, Tom Freshwater, Suzanne Heath, Cathy Newbery and board associates and advisory members Katie Daley-Yates, and Odette Chalaby.

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