Robin Nigh, Manager Of Art Programs
Robin Nigh is a leader in the field of contemporary public art. She has developed nationally recognized programs that were also firsts in the field; including such programs as the Photographer Laureate Program and Lights On Tampa. As the Manager of the Art Programs Division for the City of Tampa, Nigh oversees methods and processes for leveraging assets with the city, site stakeholders and the community. This has resulted in the development of the Win-Win Program, a process for public/private partnerships. Prior to her position with the City of Tampa, she served as a project administrator for Florida's Art in State Buildings Program, at Florida State University, and as Director of Sculpture Chicago from 1987 to 1990. Robin is trained as an art historian, having taught art history at Florida State University, Florida International University, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She received her M.A. in Art Theory and Criticism from the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed postgraduate studies at FSU. She served as president of the Florida Association of Public Art Administrators from 2001 to 2003, and has lectured and consulted about public art across the country. She is currently working on several initiatives in Tampa including Lights On Tampa 2017 (the city's 6th Lights On Tampa) and developing cultural plans that integrate programming into key city initiatives including the Tampa Riverwalk and new park facilities. Nigh was most recently elected to the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (or PAN) Council, the only national organization for public art.