professional Development

Webinar: Demystifying Public Art, with Lynn Basa

Dec 17 2015





Topics Covered

Community Engagement
Verbal Communications



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Thursday, December 17, 7:00-8:30pm (EST


Led by artist Lynn Basa, this 90-minute webinar covers all aspects of researching and applying for public art commissions for visual artists. Questions answered include:

* Is public art for me?  

  • How do I find public art commissions?
  • How does the selection process work?
  • Does it require any special skills?
  • Is it worth my while?
  • Am I selling out if I make art for the general public?

To attend this webinar, you will need access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired is preferred over wireless). There is no special software needed.

Webinars are recorded.  The recording will be shared with all previously registered participants after the webinar, regardless of whether participants attend the live workshop or not. Special one-time-only webinars, such as our Artists Talk Tech and Visual Arts Round Table interviews, will also be available for purchase after the fact.

If you experience trouble with the PayPal payment interface, please take one or more of the following the steps to resolve the issue:

* Complete the registration process on a computer and NOT on a tablet or mobile device

  • Make sure your web browser software is totally up-to-date
  • Delete your web browsing history and cache
  • Completely close and reopen your browser software again
  • Reboot your computer
  • Try registering using a different web browser software (Google Chrome has been known to cause some problems)

For further issues, please contact Matthew Deleget, Online Learning Consultant, at

Lynn Basa is a full-time artist living in Chicago.  Her practice is focused on painting and public art.  Formerly an instructor in the Sculpture department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she is currently attending graduate school at SAIC in its new Low-Residency MFA program.  She has completed over 50 public and private commissions and is the author of The Artist's Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions (2008).  Her most recent project is curating an experimental storefront installation/performance space for artists who create immersive, multi-sensory artworks based on the principles found in John Dewey's book, Art as Experience.

We are proud to offer selected topics from PDP workshops to the general public through the  Online Learning Program. We are dedicated to extending our reach to artists who are new to Creative Capital’s professional development offerings, as well as those PDP alumni who are interested in a refresher course. Many of these courses are designed for individual artists of all disciplines, while others will be discipline-specific.

Most Online Learning sessions will be approximately 90 minutes in duration, including lecture and Q&A sessions. Webinars are taught and moderated live by talented workshop leaders, so the information is always up-to-date and engaging. Q&A sessions are included to be sure that all our participants have the chance to follow up on specific concerns.

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