WORKING IN THE PUBLIC REALM  | Resources for Artists

Local artists interested in working in the public realm are encouraged to review the Fort Worth Public Art Master Plan Update to learn more about the public art process. Serving as an arts professional on an artist selection panel is a great way to get insight on how an artist is selected for a particular project. And, FWPA’s Becoming A Public Artist page offers insights from staff as well as artists who have completed public art projects in the City of Fort Worth.

SUGGESTED LINKS | Public Art Topics

Public Art Exchange (PAX) – A forum for conversation, networking, resources and connection in the public art field.

Americans for the Arts – Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) develops professional services for the broad array of individuals and organizations engaged in the diverse field of public art.

Glasstire’s Brandon Zech recently interviewed Houston-based artist Janavi Mahimtura Folmsbee about public art projects. Listen to ‘Art Dirt: What You Don’t Know About Public Art, Part 1’ to hear her perspective.


Public Art by the Book, edited by Barbara Goldstein

The Artists’ Guide to Public Art by Lynn Basa

The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space and Social Inclusion edited by Cameron Carter and Martin Zebracki

Public Art: Theory, Practice and Populism by Cher Krause Knight

Critical Issues in Public Art: Content, Contexts and Controversy by Harriet F. Senie and Sally Webster

One Place after Another: Site-Specific Art and Locational Identity by Miwon Kwon

Dialogues in Public Art by Tom Finkelpearl

Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art by Suzanne Lacy

Public Art (Now): Out of Time, Out of Place by Claire Doherty




Get to know the Fort Worth Public Art Collection by taking Self-Guided Tours.  Seek out public art when you travel. Notice how other artists approach their work in the public realm.