360 Arts

One city’s attempt to commission new public art, in a system heavy on stakeholders and short on artistic bravery
Programme Details

Jessica Lack tells the tale of one city’s attempt to commission their first piece of public art for years and calls nationwide expert witnesses to explain why that is so much easier said than done – and crucially why, even in times of austerity, it really matters.

A case of life (or radio) imitating art. The idea to follow one piece of public art from commission to conception to installation and make a nice neat programme about it… became a delayed and higgledy journey around this country’s non-system of public art creation.

2nd March 2015 at 11.30am, BBC Radio 4.

Production Credits

Producer Catherine Carr
Presenter Jessica Lack
Executive Producer Jo Coombs

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