Scope of Services

Public Art

Drawing on a long-term proven track record Barker + Associates provides public art consulting and management services to the private and public sectors.

We see the formation of a comprehensive public art strategy as central to the delivery of successful and enduring artworks, optimizing the aspirations and excellence of the public art program as well as managing risk in the design, implementation, and conservation phases.

  • Professional guidance in the planning, selection, commission, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of art in public places;
  • Integration of the art component with other design and development objectives;
  • Securing all required approvals and permits from government agencies;
  • Development and coordination of creative community outreach programs and art programming.

Art in healthcare

Far beyond the role of beautification, art for healthcare must be therapeutic. Our selections demonstrate the valuable role art can play in patient centered, patient focused care, and in creating a stimulating working environment for staff. The resulting visual environments promote a non-institutional, pleasing, comforting ambience.

  • Initial study and budget
  • Design and visual concept
  • Acquisitions and commissions
  • Framing, installation, cataloguing
  • Docent program

Fine art and design collections

Our methodical process of selecting artists and artworks is supported by our local, national and international strategic associations, allowing us to provide quality, efficient and cost effective consultancy.

  • Critical selection and advice
  • Collection management, documentation
  • Informative programs, tours, lectures

Exhibitions

Collaborating with our clients, we use a multidisciplinary team approach to develop, design, place and manage exhibitions that are relevant, thought-provoking, and visually exciting.

  • Protocols for art exhibits and loans
  • Curatorial
  • Catalogue and essay support
  • Publicity support

Tours

Complementing our art advisory services our affiliated Art Experience (www.artexperience.com,) develops, organizes and conducts unique cultural tours with a special focus on contemporary art, public art and architecture, and their historic and cultural contexts.