Art in Public Spaces Registry

Overview

The Art in Public Spaces (AIPS) Registry is a database of artists interested in pursuing public art opportunities in Connecticut. Open to both Connecticut artists and out-of-state artists, the AIPS Registry is the primary resource used in selecting artists for Connecticut's Art in Public Spaces projects.  


Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration for any Connecticut's public art projects, visual artists must be listed in this registry. Once listed, registered artists are automatically reviewed and considered for every public art project in their discipline category. 

Artists may select ONLY one discipline within the Art in Public Spaces Registry. The disciplines include:  

  • Architectural Integration/Multi-Disciplinary 
  • Mural (2D) 
  • Sculpture (3D)

Selection Process for Specific Projects 

  1. The site committee, which is made up of building users, the project architect and a panel of arts professionals, reviews images on file in the Art in Public Spaces Registry following an open call process. 
  2. The committee then selects approximately four to five artists based on the quality, aesthetic compatibility and material requirements of the project as represented in the artist's image portfolio. 
  3. These shortlisted artists are invited to produce a site-specific proposal. They are also paid a stipend for creating this proposal.
  4. The site committee then meets to review the proposals and makes a final selection or shortlists the group of artists further for more detailed proposal development.  

How to Register 

Begin by reviewing the Art in Public Spaces Registry Guidelines. Then proceed to the Public Spaces Registry portal to complete your registration.  

You will need to download the Registry Contact Sheet and the Registry Identification Sheet, then upload them into the registry. Artists may use these templates or you may create your own one-page contact sheet and one-page corresponding Identification Sheet. COA prints the two sheets and utilizes them in the review process.

You may also want to review these Frequently Asked Questions about the Art in Public Spaces program.

Contact

For additional information or questions, contact: Tamara Dimitri at tamara.dimitri@ct.gov.