The national public art think tank ixia has launched its fourth annual survey aimed at local authorities, artists, consultants and organisations who have worked on public art projects in the UK during the past 12 months.

The confidential survey – which should take between three and 10 minutes to complete – looks to build a map of the public art sector in the country by investigating the range of individuals and organisations who are engaged with public art, how the sector is funded, where public art is happening and why it is valued.

The results of ixia’s last survey were published in February 2014 and these indicated that despite a fall in jobs and fees, overall funding in the sector was beginning to increase after several years of decline. This was driven by a recovery in the housing and development sectors and the use of national planning policies and guidance that promote public art.

The 2015 survey explores to what extent these positive trends have continued, whether new opportunities have filtered through to artists, and if any new funding models are emerging.

To take part in the survey which closes at 5pm, 27 January 2016, and to read summary results from previous years see

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