Beatrix Barker, principal consultant, and her firm Barker + Associates bring over twenty-five years of experience to the concept, implementation and administration of art projects across multiple artistic disciplines, with proven track record in full-service art project management, corporate consulting, exhibition development, cultural planning, public interaction and community development.

Barker + Associates Public Art Advisory 

Working on private and public sector projects Barker + Associates Public Art Advisory acts as liaison between developers, architects and artists, in association with city planners, design teams and art advisory committees, to find the best solutions for the inclusion of art and art programming in a wide range of projects.

With special emphasis on integrated, collaborative public art projects, media works, temporary site-responsive installations/events, Barker + Associates Public Art Advisory delivers comprehensive public art strategy central to successful and enduring art presence, optimizing the aspirations and excellence of the public art program, as well as managing risk in the design, implementation, and conservation phases.

     Scope of services include:

  • 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

Contributing to the valuable role art can play in patient centered, patient focused care and in creating a stimulating working environment for staff, services encompass:

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

Fine art and design collections

Local, national and international strategic associations, allow Barker + Associates to provide quality, efficient and cost-effective consultancy: 

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


With a multidisciplinary team approach to develop, design, place and manage exhibitions Barker + Associates further facilitates:

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