- Totally free, continually growing, online and mobile database of completed public artworks;
- Free to contribute to and interact with from your desktop, tablet or mobile device;
- Searchable with filters that aid in research and education.
- Copyright holders retain their rights for any data and media that the Archive displays;
- Built upon standardized vocabularies to describe artworks in a consistent manner;
- Integrated to support mapping features for virtual or on foot exploration;
Purpose of PAA
Make public art more public.
- Document public artworks across the globe;
- Provide free access to information about public artworks in one central repository;
- Develop resources to inform diverse audiences about the breadth and depth of what constitutes public art today;
- Support best practices in cataloging public art;
- Raise awareness about the significance of public art;
- Showcase the variations of worktype, function, material, and subject matter;
- Encourage sustained engagement with public art to support physical exploration;
- Preserve the transforming history of public spaces so we can continue to learn from public art practice.