WESTAF-driven Public Art Resources

Rainbows by Shige Yamada. Bronze. 1998. University of Hawai'i at Manoa Stan Sheriff Center. Photo Courtesy Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

The Future History of Public Art

WESTAF’s 17th Cultural Policy Symposium


Proceedings from WESTAF’s 17th cultural policy symposium, The Future History of Public Art, are now available online. This gathering of public art practitioners and allied professionals convened November 5-7 in Honolulu, Hawai’i and was organized by WESTAF in collaboration with Forecast Public Art and the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.
The symposium provided a significant platform for high-level discourse to explore existing challenges alongside emerging strategies for the successful growth of the field. Symposium attendees traveled from six countries to take part in the convening, including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United States, Brazil, and Argentina. This convening was organized as a way to reflect on the challenges public art practitioners face and propose ways in which the field can develop to provide a stronger infrastructure in support of the advancement of the field as a whole.

Percent for Art: New Legislation Can Integrate Art and Architecture

Richard Collins

WESTAF published this report in 1976 as a resource for percent for art information and examples of existing legislation. The document is now quite old but illustrates WESTAF’s long-term interest in public art.

Access the publication here.

WESTAF has an extensive archive of publications dating back to 1976. Below is a list of proceedings, position papers, and economic impact studies. Confidential studies are not available to the public.

Click here for a list of WESTAF publications.

Public Art Journals and Magazines

Additional Public Art Resources

Public Art Resource Center, Americans for the Arts

Forecast Public Art

Ixia Public Art Think Tank

Monument Lab

SPARC: Social and Public Art Resource Center

National Endowment for the Arts