PUBLIC
ART

NOW

Statement

Change of Schedule, Public Art Now International Conference,
Grangegorman, Ireland, October 29-31, 2020.

We regret to inform you that the Public Art Now conference due to take place on the 29-31 October 2020 has been postponed. We have monitored how the Covid-19 pandemic has developed nationally and internationally and for these reasons, we made the decision to reschedule Public Art Now conference for spring 2021. We will resume our preparations for the conference in the autumn and new dates for the conference will be announced on our website publicartnow.eu and on social media when we have more clarity. We will extend the time frame in which you can purchase tickets or submit a presentation to the conference. Of course, with regards to all of you who have submitted a presentation for inclusion in the conference, we will be happy to include your papers in the rescheduled peer review process.

We appreciate that many of you have endured numerous cancellations and postponements, and that this news will be very disappointing for many people (ourselves included). Over the last few weeks as situations and regulations changed we have tried our best to avoid this situation. However with concern for your safety and in response to logistics we made this difficult choice. At this time we would like to acknowledge the hard work and important contributions that have been made by our committee members and colleagues. We look forward to reconnecting with everyone again in autumn.

Our current global situation and how it develops will prompt new questions, new considerations and new challenges for public art. Arguably, the need for Public Art Now conference is stronger than ever. We look forward to discussing and addressing many of these concerns with all of you in spring 2021. In the meantime, if you need any clarifications please contact us at publicartnow@tudublin.ie

Wishing you all safety and security,

Kindest regards,

Gráinne Coughlan
Conference Coordinator