The International Award for Public Art

The IAPA was initiated in 2011 by two international journals devoted to contemporary public art – Public Art magazine (China) and Public Art Review (United States).

The IAPA was started as a means of searching out the most affecting examples of public art and to promote this information to the media, developers, city halls and other decision makers.

The IAPA also functions to create debate about what constitutes good practice. It is a way of gathering information about projects from as many cultural backgrounds as possible, and recognising the complexity of the cultural field into which every public art project is born and subsequently has to live.




Pimp My Carroça

Thiago Mundano, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012


Progress Agency