Ask an Expert: Mural Policy & Management

Recorded On: 04/19/2019

image About this Conversation

Murals can be a source of pride for communities and come with their own opportunities and challenges for public art program administrators. Mural policy development and management guidelines can be tools for administrators, artists and community members to utilize when implementing a mural. In this first of two Ask an Expert virtual conversations, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with experts in the field of mural policy development and management. Participants will gain insight into mural implementation, learn about available resources and more!

Learning Objectives:

  • Hear from experts in the development and management of mural policies
  • Learn about resources available for the development and implementation of policies

Tune into Part 2 of this series, Ask An Expert: Mural Implementation & Community Engagement, here:

Jane Golden

Executive Director, Mural Arts Philadelphia

Jane Golden has been the driving force of Mural Arts Philadelphia since 1984, overseeing its growth from a small city agency into the nation’s largest public art program. Under Golden’s direction, Mural Arts has created over 4,000 works of public art through innovative collaborations. In partnership with a range of city agencies, she has developed groundbreaking and rigorous programs that work through art to make strides in youth education, restorative justice, and behavioral health. Sought after nationally and internationally as an expert on urban transformation through art, Golden has received numerous awards for her work, including the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Award and Philadelphia Magazine’s Trailblazer Award. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and serves on the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council, the Penn Museum Advisory Committee, and the board of directors of The Heliotrope Foundation.


Twitter: @JaneSGolden  

Karl LeClair

Public Art Program Manager, Boise City Department of Arts & History

Karl LeClair develops, manages, and promotes public art projects and cultural policies for the City of Boise’s Percent-for-Art Fund and Public Art Program. In collaboration with the Arts & History Commission, City departments, community organizations and citizens, he explores meaningful ways of incorporating artist driven projects into various aspects of the urban landscape. In addition to being an energetic and trusted team player in the Department of Arts & History, LeClair maintains an active artist studio practice rooted in printmaking but explores drawing and installation. LeClair’s work has been exhibited at the Boise Art Museum, Bend Art Center, and Ming Studios. He has a BFA in Art Education, Printmaking, and Art History from Boise State University.


Twitter: @BoiArtAndHist  


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