The 2020 Institute for Public Art Research Network Meeting

11TH – 12TH DECEMBER 2020

About the Meeting

The 2020 IPA Network Meeting was supported by the government of Qingdao, China. Qingdao West Coast area is undergoing large-scale urban renewal and development.

The government plans to commission public art works along the coastline of this new post-industrial district, promoting the city through the transformative power of art. They announced an open call for proposals from international artists / teams at the local meeting during the opening ceremony.

The meeting was organised around broad regional groups. These groups featured presentations from artists from the region on topics ranging from Waterfront Space & Urban Renewal to Community Building and Public Art Education. Each regional session also featured a Q&A between the artists and the audience in Qingdao.

Sponsored by:
Institute for Public Art
Shandong University of Art and Design
Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts

Organized by:
Qingdao West Coast New Area Administrative Committee
Public Art Research Institute of Shandong University of Art and Design
Industry and Education Integration Qingdao Base of Shandong University of Art and Design

Co-organized by:
Qingdao West Coast New Area Culture and Tourism Bureau
Qingdao West Coast New Area Federation of Literary and Art Circles


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