The Institute for Public Art was incorporated in Hong Kong as a Charitable company limited by guarantee in February 2013
It aims to achieve this mission through pursuing three aims.
Working with partners to commission research about specific aspects of public art practice around the world and maintaining that research as a freely accessible resource
Establishing and maintaining a global network of associations for professionals sharing an interest in public art, its creation and its consequences.
To advocate public art, and excellence in public art, through competitions, publications, websites, the media and any other means, to bring it to the favourable attention of decision makers around the world.
The Institute for Public Art was incorporated in Hong Kong as a Charitable company limited by guarantee in February 2013 with funds provided by the University of Shanghai. The founding members of the Charity are Lewis Biggs, Jack Becker and JiangBo Jin.
The Institute for Public Art is a partnership organisation whose partners reflect the aims above: Universities committed to research; professional associations concerned to develop their networks; consultancies and development agencies benefitting from the positive decisions made by governments, public agencies, private developers and patrons