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Integrating Public Art into Your Next Project

Public art is created for many reasons, among them to tell a story and engage the community. As art in the public domain, public art is—most importantly—highly visible and freely accessible to everyone. So, how does public art come to life and what are the processes involved in the planning, development, and production of such artworks?

Join Charles Bergen, AIA as he discusses how to develop art commissions and seek public grants and match-funding. He also discusses how to select and work with artists, municipal agencies and/or private entities, consultants, and fabricators to integrate art into public sites throughout the District of Columbia and beyond.

This program is presented in association with From Architect to Artist: Public Art by Charles Bergen, AIA on view through March 29, 2019.


After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how public art comes to life with examples throughout the District of Columbia and beyond;
  • Explain how to plan, develop, and produce art commissions;

  • Verify approaches to acquiring public grants and match-funding; and

  • Describe how to select and work with artists, municipal agencies and/or private entities, consultants, and fabricators to integrate art into public sites.