In December 2012 Public Art Scotland embarked on a period of redevelopment.
This is a temporary website and identity.

The challenges and opportunities for those making work in public spaces are different from five years ago when Public Art Scotland (PAS) was created. We have been addressing this through research and discussion, enabling us to re-think and re-shape the support offered in Scotland.

We are currently in the process of re-thinking the scope of Public Art Scotland and re-designing the programme we offer.

In the meantime, we will be sending e-newsletters containing articles, updates, news and opportunities up to once a week. If you would like to receive this, please sign up to our mailing list. We also use Twitter and Facebook on a daily basis to re-post opportunities, events and articles that we think are interesting.

Our research phase was clustered around five questions:

01 What counts as artist’s work in public places?
02 Why is it challenging to make art in the public realm?
03 What happens if we have a more risk oriented public art culture in Scotland?
04 How could we articulate the value of artist’s work in public places?
05 Who decides what works are commissioned and what are their motivations?

PAS material generated between 2007 and 2012 can be accessed via the old website. Click on Archive in the menu.