News + Events

January 24, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020
DePaul Art Museum

Michael Rakowitz will accept the PAD Award for achievement in the field of public art at a reception held in conjunction with CAA's 108th Annual Conference. Join us for refreshments and conversation! 

The DePaul Art Museum is located at 935 W Fullerton Ave and is accessible via mass transit. 

This event is co-sponsored by PAD and Taylor & Francis. 

July 9, 2019

PAD-sponsored session

Chairs: Harriet F. Senie, City College CUNY and Cher Krause Knight, Emerson College

Proposals due to chairs on July 23, 2019.

June 7, 2019

PAD is compiling a list of institutions that offer graduate degrees in public art/public practice or have at least one faculty member who specializes in public art. Share your favorite Ph.D., M.A., and M.F.A. programs and professors here.

March 1, 2019

PAD members are invited to make a nomination for the 2020 PAD Award for achievement in the field of public art. The deadline for nominations is March 13, 2019

January 29, 2019

Thursday, February 14

Award Ceremony: 5:30-6:00pm

Party: 6:00-8:00pm

RSVP required

Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

January 9, 2019

The art collective fierce pussy will receive the 2019 Public Art Dialogue (PAD) Award for achievement in the field of public art. fierce pussy will accept the PAD Award on Thursday, February 14 as part of a ceremony and reception at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in conjunction with CAA’s 107th Annual Conference.

November 15, 2018

Monument Lab invites applications for the inaugural Monument Lab National Fellows Program, supported by a generous grant from the Surdna Foundation. This fellowship will support individuals around the country whose ongoing projects address long term inequities in monuments and engage new creative approaches to public art, history, and memory.

Applications are due Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Visit the Monument Lab website for more details.

August 1, 2018

The City of Ottawa, Ontario, invites curators, planning artists or public art consultants to submit their qualifications for consideration to develop a comprehensive Public Art Plan for Vanier and Montreal Road.

Submissions are due Tuesday August 28.

See the City of Ottawas's Request for Qualifications for complete details.

July 23, 2018

Public Art and Political Elections

Chairs: Marisa Lerer, Manhattan College, [email protected], and Jennifer K. Favorite, CUNY Graduate Center, [email protected]

Abstracts due to chairs on August 6, 2018

July 23, 2018

Art Journal Open seeks 500-word responses for a Forum on Public Funding for the Arts and Humanities, convened by Sarah Kanouse, Jeremy Liu, Catherine Morris, and Mimi Thi Nguyen.

Moderated contributions will be posted to an online forum hosted by Art Journal Open. Some respondents may subsequently be invited to expand their text into a longer article.

May 14, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

April 23, 2018

PAD members are invited to make a nomination for the 2019 PAD award for achievement in the field of public art. The award is given annually to an individual whose contributions have greatly influenced public art practice. The deadline for nominations is May 14, 2018.

March 14, 2018

Monday, April 16, 2018
Northwestern University
Kaplan Seminar Room
Kresge 2351

This talk will address food art in the public sphere in the past five decades, as exemplified by the forthcoming issue of the journal <em>Public Art Dialogue</em>, guest-edited by professors Bottinelli and d’Ayala Valva. The speakers will present essays, interviews, and artist projects exploring diverse geographical contexts and power dynamics, looking at long-term and temporary projects, and focusing on participatory, sculptural, and conceptual practices

January 10, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018
FREE for PAD members!

Join us during the 2018 CAA conference for a bus tour of The Great Wall of Los Angeles by Judy Baca, this year’s recipient of the Public Art Dialogue (PAD) Annual Award.

September 15, 2017
Taylor and Francis has made the entire Spring 2016 issue of PAD open access. "The Dilemma of Public Art's Permanence," guest edited by Erika Doss, is especially relevant and timely in light of conversations surrounding the removal of confederate monuments (and other public monuments and murals). You can access the issue here: