Cath Brunner online: Raising the bar on public art management

© 2011 Ellen Sollod, Collection and Transformation, Laboratory glass, blown glass, mirrored glass, steel (detail). Photo courtesy of the artist; © 2013 Leo Berk, Bridge Art Manual, Newaukum Bridge replacement, standard King County Roads Division signage design, digital images (detail). Photo courtesy of 4Culture; © Susan Robb, The Long Walk 2012, photo by Breanne Gearheart.
© 2011 Ellen Sollod, Collection and Transformation, Laboratory glass, blown glass, mirrored glass, steel (detail). Photo courtesy of the artist; © 2013 Leo Berk, Bridge Art Manual, Newaukum Bridge replacement, standard King County Roads Division signage design, digital images (detail). Photo courtesy of 4Culture; © Susan Robb, The Long Walk 2012, photo by Breanne Gearheart.
©  2011 Ellen Sollod, Collection and Transformation, Laboratory glass, blown glass, mirrored glass, steel (detail). Photo courtesy of the artist; © 2013 Leo Berk, Bridge Art Manual, Newaukum Bridge replacement, standard King County Roads Division signage design, digital images (detail).  Photo courtesy of 4Culture; © Susan Robb, The Long Walk 2012, photo by Breanne Gearheart.
© 2011 Ellen Sollod, Collection and Transformation, Laboratory glass, blown glass, mirrored glass, steel (detail). Photo courtesy of the artist; © 2013 Leo Berk, Bridge Art Manual, Newaukum Bridge replacement, standard King County Roads Division signage design, digital images (detail). Photo courtesy of 4Culture; © Susan Robb, The Long Walk 2012, photo by Breanne Gearheart.

Online learning catches up with Public Art 4Culture

Public Art staffer Cath Brunner has been invited to teach an online workshop entitled Managing for Success in Public Art as part of the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Cultural Planning and Development. A veteran of more than 25 years in public art management, Cath has learned a thing or two about how to structure a creative process that achieves the right fit between community aspirations, public benefit and artistic practice. The three-session workshop examines ways to build effective relationships, best practices and advocacy/communication strategies that achieve success from the perspectives of the artists, construction project managers, elected officials, public agency directors, citizen activists and art administrators.

This is an opportunity for arts administrators and cultural planners with some public art experience to gain a greater understanding of their own practice within an exciting and ever-changing field. Public art is a powerful civic tool and artists can stimulate creative solutions and news ways of thinking that can and do shift the work of the public sector, and ultimately the lives of citizens.

Registration closes on September 4, so enroll now!