We provide a variety of tools and resources for those interested in working in the public art field.

The tools and resources listed below have been developed out of our work. If you are an artist interested in working in the public realm, or a
developer or community member interested in engaging an artist, browse below to learn more about how to incorporate public art processes into your practices.

Our Resources

Artist Opportunities List

The Artist Opportunities List is compiled by Shiftworks to support artists in Southwestern Pennsylvania who are seeking local, national, and international opportunities to work in the public realm.

Management Tools

Our Management Tools include guides to artist selection, artist residencies, public art consultants, contracts, project budgets, design review, and fabricator resources.

Pittsburgh Artist Registry

The Pittsburgh Artist Registry is an online portal that connects artists living in Southwestern Pennsylvania with curators, arts venues, and entities seeking to commission artwork.

Pittsburgh Art Places

Pittsburgh Art Places is the first and leading comprehensive resource for finding and connecting with public art and arts venues in the Greater Pittsburgh region.

Public Art Trainings for Artists

Shiftworks offers a variety of Public Art Trainings for Artists who are interested in working in the public realm. Offerings include full-day intensive sessions, hands-on workshops, and visits to fabricators.

Stack of Pittsburgh Art in Public Places books


Our Publications include "Mural Making 101" by Pittsburgh-based painter and arts administrator Morton Brown and "Pittsburgh Artists Working in Community: A Case Study of Aesthetic Perspectives in Action," published by Animating Democracy.

Image credits

Top to bottom, left to right:
(1) To Heaven and Back by artists Danny Bracken and Erin Anderson, photo courtesy Bike Pittsburgh; (2) Installation of Behind These Walls by artist Laurie Lundquist, photo by Shiftworks; (3) City Composition by artist Deanna Mance, photo by Shiftworks; (4) Dress from the Wear, Wander, Repeat residency and collection by artist Tereneh Idia, photo by Shiftworks; (5) East End Arts Team project meeting, photo by Shiftworks; (6) Fraley’s Robot Repair Shop at PIT, artist Toby Fraley, photo courtesy Pittsburgh International Airport; (7) Public Art 201, photo by Shiftworks; (8) Shop visit with artist Leslie Ansley, photo by Shiftworks; (8) Analog Scroll by artist Janet Zweig, photo by Dan Speicher