WESTAF and Barry’s Blog Present the Second Annual Dinner-Vention
The second WESTAF-sponsored Dinner-Vention will be held October 9 at the Carmen Wiedenhoeft Gallery in Denver. The event brings together some of the most creative thinkers in the area of cultural policy to engage in a substantive discussion of key policy issues of the day. This year's conversation will be live streamed. Stay tuned for more information!
ZAPP® HOLDS SIXTH ANNUAL ARTS FESTIVAL CONFERENCE
The sixth annual ZAPP Arts Festival Conference was held in Portland, Oregon, August 28th and 29th. Keynote speaker Russell Willis Taylor, President and CEO of National Arts Strategies, underscored the importance of defining and defending the role of the arts in contemporary society. Taylor was joined at the conference by Salvador Acevedo, principal at Contemporanea. Acevedo spoke about demographic and cultural participation trends and the need for arts organizations to better involve diverse communities, specifically in the art fair and festival field.
CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW CREATIVE VITALITY™ SUITE
The new Creative Vitality™ Suite is very near public launch. While the development team conducts final testing of the tool, project staff is providing complimentary demonstrations of the CVSuite’s offerings and introducing the newly available data. Over the past several weeks, the team has conducted demonstrations for leaders in the arts field, arts researchers, arts consultants, and directors of arts-administration programs. Explore what the new tool has to offer at CVSuite.org
CAFÉ™ ANNOUNCES NEW PACKAGES FOR PUBLIC ART AGENCIES
CallforEntry.org (CaFÉ), one of WESTAF’s three online application and adjudication systems, continues to grow rapidly. Project staff recently developed new pricing specifically for public art agencies based on an annual subscription format. The new subscription approach reduces the government purchasing and procurement burdens faced by many public art administrators and was created to ensure that CaFÉ becomes more broadly available for use by both public art agencies and public artists to compete for commissions.