The functionality of a creative space matters to your artistic process more than you might think.
When I was a little girl, my father prioritized having a special and dedicated space(s) where he could explore art. At times that meant he rented an place in a nearby community, set-up a temporary studio in our family's basement, or constructed a small 8' by 16' room in the detached garage; decked out with [...]
It is difficult to navigate in a community that is being torn between health and safety concerns. As a country, the United States has always sought ways to rebuild - bypassing a challenge and finding another way forward. A relevant voice nationally - specific to communities is Project for Public Spaces (PPS). In a recent [...]
Museums and art galleries are beginning to draft new plans to implement how to safely allow visitors back onsite. If you are leading this body of work, here is a link to the Minnesota Department of Labor's template; with step-by-step instructions on how to stay safe and get prepared. Seeking a resource to help you [...]
Many art galleries, museums and the like have been pivoting under the pressures of COVID-19 the past few weeks. We are seeing a serge in organizations investing time to re-evaluate their role in the community and connections to key/primary audiences beyond the summer. Virtual offerings are key in the short-term and will most likely continued [...]
Design spaces that make a statement"...You are welcome here and you came to the right place!" by Peter Block, author and civic engagement consultant
Design is art that people use. by Ellen Lupton, Designer
DesignShop launched a list of the top 10 Tips for Museum Exhibit Design Success (March 2019). When you think about your site, which areas do you excel at? Of course, no one is perfect - I am sure there are key elements that could be improved as well. Don't be shy when it comes to [...]
Sometimes creativity needs to meet people where they are at. It might not always be wise to think that your audience will come to you. This month, Projects for Public Spaces (PPS) posts about Great Public Spaces: Expecting More from Transit Stop & Stations to help you get inspired.
Around the wold, we are able to experience creative thought in realtime, expressed unexpectedly in spaces both large and small. So what is public art? Often the first images that come to mind are the "3 M's" - murals, monuments or memorials. Although iconic forms of public art; it comes in many more forms - incorporating [...]