An incubator for public art

Creighton Cox | Business Development Leader, Olsson

The Idea: Not every community has the budget or personnel to cover a public art program. I suggest we draw upon lessons learned from our tech incubators and create a public-private public art incubator that would provide a library of public art pieces, ideas and activities that could be loaned out to Greater Des Moines communities. Imagine a group of communities, companies and individuals providing a space and funding for artists to create pieces and activities to travel the Des Moines metro for display and interaction – a shareable Pappajohn Sculpture Park on steroids! The University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa have public arts incubators we could model. >