A primer for the European Network of Public Art Producers conference.
The EUROPEAN NETWORK OF PUBLIC ART PRODUCERS (ENPAP) was a network of art organisations that share an affinity for expanding the notion of public art. The initiative was a four-year research project, comprising a comparative study where we learnt from each others working methods and values. We looked at our institutional frameworks in relation to the contexts in which we operate, and we discussed fundamental issues such as how artworks impact on their audience and society at large. The network presented a symposium in March 2012. ENPAP consisted of six partners from five countries in Europe: Baltic Art Center in Visby/Sweden consonni in Bilbao/Spain Mossutställningar in Stockholm/Sweden Situations in Bristol/UK SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain in Amsterdam/The Netherlands Vector in Iasi/Romania and expanded to include a further 40 members.
ENPAP was made possible with grants from the European Commission Creative Europe Programme, The Foundation for the Culture of the Future, Stockholm Arts Council, The Swedish Arts Council and Romanian Cultural Institute of Stockholm.
In 2015, we published Out of Time, Out of Place: Public Art Now as a conclusion of our work together.