The Arts in Public Places Award is currently on a break and will be reviewed again in 2022. 

More than ever before, the public need for accessible visual art is critical. Art can become an intrinsic and beautiful part of our built environment, contributing to public wellness and bringing art to new spaces. These Awards celebrate the work of artists and crafters who contribute to a distinctive quality of place and highlight excellence in this practice.  

Past Winners Include:



The winner of the 2016 temporary art category of the awards is ‘Are you LOCATIONALIZED?’, an ATLAS Arts commission created by former Glasgow School of Art graduates Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan spanning the two Hebridean islands of Skye and North Uist. Find out more here


The Outdoor Museum 



Taking advantage of one hundred of bollards in Helensburgh, the Outdoor Museum brings objects, text and images to life in the public realm. Find out more here.


Nomadic Boulders of John O’Groats 

Nomadic Boulders of John O’Groats, a group of three sculptures inspired by the force of the Pentland Firth created by Dundee-based artists Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion, re part of the wider regeneration of the Caithness village. The sculpture incorporates boulders that were swept up onto a nearby beach after a storm. Find out more here.