Engagement -> C.I.S. -> Public Art -> Attributes

Attributes of Making Public Art Relevant to the Community

  • Gives a sense of ownership and pride in giving back to the community
  • Engaging students to install as well as make the art Involves the whole staff in the project –Include as many school staff as possible to lighten the workload and broaden the buy-in
  • Includes interpretive/explanatory text--Provide the original intention of the public art through text and images of the art-making process
  • Uses other sites to store and promote information about the public art --Use the public library as a repository for student stories and documentation of the art-making process
  • Uses electronic media to promote the student-created public art --Use school and community websites commemorating specific events to draw attention to the art over the course of time
  • Involves community members in dedication and fundraising --Draw in any and all community members by giving them specific tasks geared toward individual skills
  • Adds to public art project as time passes –Plan for additions to public art over time to refresh the ideas with new students
  • Locates art in a central place meaningful to the community –Place art where students and community members pass by on a regular basis

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