SKOR develops and realises art projects in public space. The projects can be grandiose and confusing, stimulating or shocking, consoling and intimate. From a drawing on the beach that is erased by the tide, to a trio of pavilions for a mental health institution where patients and visitors can meet each other, to a long-term art programme at a VINEX urban expansion site that explores the relationships between art, the landscape and urban life. The projects organised by SKOR react to socio-political changes in society and new developments in contemporary art, urban design and landscape architecture. SKOR mediates between artists, commissioners and the general public. Through addressing topical themes not only in the works of art but also in its public programme, SKOR contributes to the debate about the meaning and use of public space.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.