The following services are offered free of charge:
Brainstorming: Meeting with individuals, organizations, and committees to discuss public art projects and process. Evaluating opportunities for public art in a project. Discussing different types of public art projects and approaches.
Benchmarking: Developing presentations of examples of projects, policies, or programs. Discussing best practices for public art management.
Participation: Serving on committees for public art or civic design projects and issues.
The following is a selection of the types of in-depth services that are available on a fee-for-service basis:
For these projects, the Office of Public Art will prepare a scope of work and budget for client’s projects.
Artist Selection: The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy hired the Office of Public Art to discuss types of public art projects and manage the artist selection process for a commission at the Ann Katharine Seamans Memorial Garden in Mellon Park. OPA organized a national, request for proposals that resulted in artist Janet Zweig’s project.
Developing Resources: The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh was seeking a resource for developers about public art. The Office of Public Art wrote Add Value Add Art, which shows project types, outlines best practices, and gives information about resources.
Project Management: The public art plan for the Consol Energy Center included Construction as Canvas, a temporary project that elevated the construction fence to a work of art. The Office of Public Art was hired by the Sports and Exhibition Authority to implement the project, organize the selection processes for organizations and artists, and manage the commissions. For more information, visit http://www.pgh-sea.com/PublicArtConsolEnergyCenter.htm.
Planning and Policy Development: The Office of Public Art was hired by the Borough of Wilkinsburg to develop public are guidelines and procedures for the Borough. Recently, OPA worked with a community-based steering committee to develop the enabling legislation for the Community Art and Civic Design Commission.