SKOR | Foundation for Art and Public Domain is an internationally operating Dutch institution which advises, develops and creates art projects in relation to public spaces.
Art in public space exists in a domain full of social, political and cultural meanings, tensions and conflicts. SKOR relates to the politics of the public domain and invites artists to take a position in it. Each art project can offer a new, confrontational or expanded perspective on social issues and the spatial organization of the public sphere.
In realising art projects and in its wide-ranging public programme SKOR enters into alliances with partners such as cultural centres, public and private organisations like municipalities, provincial and central governments, healthcare and educational institutions, project developers or architectural offices, in order to create a common platform for art in the public domain.
Interaction with the public is an essential feature of art in public space. SKOR strives to increase this interaction by actively involving the public in its activities and projects and by creating openness and transparency around its decisions regarding content and artistic value.
SKOR was founded in 1999 when the Bureau for Visual Art Assignments (Praktijkbureau Beeldende Kunstopdrachten) became independent from the Mondriaan Foundation. SKOR is subsidized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. It is located in the cultural heart of Amsterdam and is housed in a former sewage purification building.