The 2018 PAN Year in Review application is now open!

Deadline: Wednesday, February 28th

To apply and for more information:


The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. Two or more public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art.



To be eligible for PAN Year in Review, permanent artworks must have been completed and open to the public between January 1st and by December 31st, 2017. Temporary artworks must have been open and accessible during part or all of the same timeframe. Public artworks are considered temporary if the planned life of the project is up to 2 years.


In addition to the above, public artworks being considered for submission must reach the following criteria:

             Creativity in project design and approach

             Excellence in concept, skill and implementation of a unique, artistic vision

             Innovative use and suitability of materials for intended duration of project

             Sensitivity and responsiveness to site and its context, and physical and social conditions

             Success with which the project is perceived to resonate with and engage its intended audience


Additional Information:

             Applications are accepted through an online submission form only.

             Membership to Americans for the Arts is not required to apply for the PAN Year in Review and there is no cost to submit applications to the PAN Year in Review.

             Applicants have no limit to the number of projects they wish to submit for consideration, and each project must have its own application to be considered by the jury.

             It is strongly recommended that applicants coordinate with all parties related to the project to avoid duplicate submissions. The jury will only review one application per project.





Patricia Walsh, Public Art Programs Manager
Americans for the Arts
1000 Vermont Ave, NW, 6th Flr, Washington, DC 20005
T: 202.371.2830 ext 2024

T: @Americans4Arts; @pwalsh6

Americans for the Arts is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With more than 50 years of service, it is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.