Ian Banks is now a signed-up Friend Member under the NYC Public Art Fund Friendship scheme. Ian’s first introduction to the important work of Public Art Fund came in September 2000 as part of a 1-week detailed public art study tour to New York that included meeting their (then) Director Tom Eccles. The visit was undertaken whilst working for Arts Council England North West as their (then new) Public Art & Architecture Officer. This mid-career experience, and introduction to the curatorial work of organisations like PAF and Creative Time proved to be an epiphany-moment in influencing the beginnings of Ian’s parallel career working in public art.
Public Art Fund’s exhibitions are available to everyone, everyday, for free, and now their membership is too! Join today and be among the best informed about Public Art Fund’s upcoming exhibitions and public programs, while enjoying year-round access to Friendship benefits, including:
- Special access to select Public Art Fund openings and celebrations
- Priority registration for Public Art Fund Talks at The Cooper Union
- Subscription to Public Art Fund’s annual magazine
- Subscription to Public Art Fund’s E-newsletter
- Digital Friendship card
As the leader in its field, Public Art Fund brings dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience in New York City and beyond by mounting ambitious free exhibitions of international scope and impact that offer the public powerful experiences with art and the urban environment. Public Art Fund is a non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, corporations, and foundations to support the development and presentation of our temporary exhibitions and outreach programs.