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Public Art World

Public Art World will be a place to discover, commission, create, and share freely accessible works of art in all media.

The description, location, and review of an artwork will establish its reputation.



The Public Art Foundation will allow anyone to become a patron of a public artwork that has the potential to enrich our world.



Artists in all media will have the opportunity of proposing public artworks with a view to their commission and creation.



Public Art that is freely available or has been successfully comissioned will be listed at Public Art World.


Why Art Matters

Art is an intrinsic part of human experience. Art is not an accessory to our daily existence, it is essential.

Without art we find it more difficult to appreciate the world of others, we struggle to be tolerant of difference, and we fail to nurture those things that bind us together.

All content presented at Public Art World will be suitable for all ages.
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Why Public Art?

Art is often bought and sold, but its economic worth is far removed from its value or importance.

Public art - art in all its forms that is free to experience in real or virtual worlds - is vital for us. Through art we meet, we discuss, we debate what it is to be human, what it is that drives us apart, and what it is that brings us together.

Public Art World will include listings of sculptures and paintings that can be found in public places, literature that is free to read, and music that composers and performers are happy for you to hear without charge.

Be an advocate, contributer or enthusiast of public art.


Enjoy Art

Public Art World will provide an easy to use directoy of freely accessible art.


Streams and Downloads

Listen to music from composers and performers who have released their work in the public arena.

Visual Art

Physical and Digital

Discover where you can enjoy paintings, drawings and other visual art.


Large Scale

Sculptures & Architecture

Find out where to experience monumental sculptures and archecture in public spaces.


Art Collections

Free to View Galleries

Locate places of cultural interest in the real world and online that provide free to access art.



A Very Short History of Art

We feel joy or sadness: we move, we sing.

Art comes in many forms.

Dance and music erupts from within us, involuntarily, spontaneously - without study or thought.

As we come to know our inner life we make sense of it through marks - on the ground, a wall, or a special surface.

We create tools that help us live more easily - a bowl, a spoon. We shape these to be more pleasurable to our senses.

As we grow we experience the complexity of the world and think more carefully about it. We use language and narrative to investigate and interrogate. We collaborate in lengthy and ambitious journeys of dance, music, opera, and film.


Who? When? How?

My name is Mike de Sousa and I am a long time supporter of art that is freely accessible. My aim is to develop a context that encourages the creation of new art, and provides a global directory of public art.

The stages of development of Public Art World and the Public Art Foundation (the commissioning mechanism for new public artworks), will be set out here - the first stage being the publication of this introductory website.

My own creative work may be enjoyed at 100 Artworks Today.

Please use the contact form below to express your interest in Public Art World