IPA was founded as result of the support and collaboration between The University of Shanghai and two international journals - Public Art Review, and Public Art.

The Institute for Public Art is supported by a number of partners and is very grateful to each for its contribution.

These include: universities committed to research, professional associations developing their networks, consultancies and development agencies benefitting from the positive decisions made by governments, public agencies, private developers and patrons.

The Fine Arts College of Shanghai University

Shandong University of Art and Design

Jinan University

Jinan West City Investment and Development Group Co Ltd.

The University of Auckland

The University of Cape Town

Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University

Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong

Progress Agency