Work with us

Start to finish, or on the way

The success of great public art is down to the team that delivers it.

FrancisKnight can partner with you to provide support at any stage of a project:

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Public Realm

Adding value within regeneration and placemaking schemes

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Public Realm

FrancisKnight can help you throughout the commissioning process to a successful completion providing expert consultancy advice at the earliest stages of masterplanning, to embed public art strategies, action plans and artistic direction. 

Artists generate ideas that rethink public space. They can make a considerable contribution to and enhance the visual quality of the public realm, setting out the aspirations and intentions of your scheme. 

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Creating places of distinction

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Incorporating public art into housing schemes or mixed use developments brings many benefits such as improving the visual quality of the development, adding identity and long term value to a property, or as a way of effectively engaging with local people during a period of change. 

Integrating public artwork at this early stage often produces surprising results providing artistic interpretation at a relatively small proportion of the overall budget.

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Public Engagement

Celebrating people and place through meaningful engagement with communities

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Public Engagement

FrancisKnight can help you manage effective and successful community engagement programmes, either as part of larger public art commission or as stand alone project. 

Artists bring a unique set of skills to the table; their ideas, thoughts and creative processes create an effective way of defining, consulting and working with communities. 

Community involvement in every stage of the commissioning process brings with it community champions, good news stories, rewards and extend the interest and life of a scheme or development. 

Bringing people on a journey

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Demystifying Public Art

Making places better by working with artists

What does ‘good’ look like when it comes to creating public art?

Whether you are a developer, architect, landscape designer or local authority officer this series of Practical Guides to Public Art Commissioning will give you more insight into everything you need to know to make your project a success.

Working with us – our process

FrancisKnight follow the RIBA Stages of Work process – see below how we can support you every step of the way.

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Strategic Definition

  • Masterplanning & Design Team Workshops
  • Commissioning Artists & Artwork
  • Community Engagement & Consultation
  • Pre Planning & Planning Condition Advice
  • Public Art Policy, Strategy & Development
  • Panel Discussions, Workshops & Presentations


Preparation & Brief

  • Developing Project Briefs & Budgets
  • Initial Research & Development
  • Business Case Development
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Artist Procurement, Briefing & Contracting
  • Public Art Statements


Concept Design

  • In Depth Research & Development
  • Artist Sketches & Model Production
  • Presentation on Concept & Choice of materials


Developed Design

  • Detailed Artwork Costings
  • Final Choice of Manufacturers & Materials
  • Final Approvals


Technical Design

  • Health & Safety Design Requirements
  • Risk Assessment Method Statements
  • Installation Requirements



  • Fabrication & Production of Final Artwork


Handover / Close Out

  • Project Review & Impact Evaluation
  • PR Opportunities – Awards, Media Coverage, Launch


In Use

  • Maintenance Schedules
  • Decommissioning Advice

Plus ongoing support with:


Project Management

  • First Point of Contact between Artist, Client & Design Teams
  • Artist Management
  • Budget Management
  • Monthly Project Status Updates
  • Phase End Reviews


Sales & Marketing Support

  • Collaboration with Marketing & Sales Teams
  • Content for Brochures, Websites, Social Media, Press Releases
  • PR Opportunities
  • 3D & 2D Marketing Suite Display Materials
  • Video Production & Photography


Community Engagement

  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Stakeholder Consultation
  • Stakeholder Communications

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