Art competitions
Art competitions (open or invitation-only) are one way for the commissioners to receive proposals for an artwork.

Public art
Public art refers to artworks placed in public space, both outdoors and indoors. It is accessible to all people. Art can be present in buildings as individual artworks or integrated to the structures. It can be funded by the state, a municipality or the private sector.

Public art pedagogy
Public art pedagogy refers to the theories and practices of the public art education.

Site-specific artwork
Site-specific artwork is created to exhibit in a certain place. While planning and creating the artwork, the artist takes the location and its special characteristics into account.

Percent for Art principle
Percent for Art principle means that around one percent of building costs is allocated to art. The principle can be followed in public construction and renovation projects.

Art coordinator
The art coordinator is the link between the artist, the architect and the developer. Art coordinator is also known as an art expert or art consultant.

Arts programme
Arts programme is a plan to integrate art into the location. It consists of the targets for the art and for the acquisition and funding of art within the project. Arts programme (also known as art plan or plan for art) can be normative or binding. Read more about the KampusART Arts Programme here.

Art in built environment
The concept refers to all of that art situated in the built environment such as buildings, streets, squares and parks.

Transient artwork
A transient or temporary artwork can be included for example on the on the different structures of the construction site, such as fences. These kind of works of art can make the construction site more pleasant for the people who live in the neighbour.

Environmental art
Traditionally environmental art refers to artworks created into environment, such as land art or site-specific art.


The Handbook of the Percent for Art Principle in Finland. For Commissioners.