TampaGov home page
             My TampaGov    en Español

Robin Nigh

Robin Nigh, Manager

Robin Nigh is a leader in the field of contemporary public art. Nigh has developed a nationally recognized programs that were also firsts in the field; this includes the Photographer Laureate Program and Lights On Tampa. As the Manager of the Art Programs Division for the City of Tampa, Nigh has also developed methods and processes for leveraging assets and developed the Win-Win Program, a public/private partnership with the community and site stakeholders. 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. from the Art Institute of Chicago and has completed postgraduate studies at FSU and Pennsylvania State University. 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 2015 (the city's 4th Lights On Tampa), developing the cultural plan for the Riverwalk.