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Ben Casalino

Update Notes #78 | January 2014

By Advocacy, Convenings, Events, Newsletter, Policy, Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #78 | January 2014 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 78th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Initial Participants in WESTAF’s 15th Cultural Policy Symposium Announced In collaboration with the California Arts Council, WESTAF will sponsor its 2014 symposium, Creativity and Innovation in Public Education. This 15th gathering of arts and policy experts will convene March 3-5 at architect Frank Gehry’s studio in Santa Monica. Gehry will also present the opening symposium address. Confirmed symposium participants include: James S. Catterall, Director, Centers for Research on Creativity, Professor Emeritus, University of...
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Update Notes #77 | October 2013

By Convenings, Events, Newsletter, Policy, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #77 | October 2013 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 77th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF and Barry’s Blog Host Dinner-Vention On September 6, 2013, WESTAF’s Dinner-Vention project brought 12 young, influential, and diverse arts leaders together for dinner and a discussion of critical issues facing the arts sector. The dinner took place at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program facilities in Woodside, California. Margot Knight, a former WESTAF Trustee and current director of the Djerassi organization, made the Djerassi location and co-sponsorship possible. The Dinner-Vention was created and organized...
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Update Notes #76 | June 2013

By CaFE, Convenings, Events, Newsletter, PAA, SAAs, Tech, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #76 | June 2013 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 76th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF CaFÉ™ Launches More User-Requested Enhancements WESTAF’s CaFÉ system recently released a new “Letters of Reference” feature, which allows organizations to accept formal letters of reference and letters of recommendation as part of their application requirements. With this new capability, CaFÉ can now be used for graduate school portfolio admissions, grant, fellowship, and scholarship awards–as well as any other application process in which formal letters of reference may be required. For more information about...
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Update Notes #75 | April 2013

By Convenings, Events, Newsletter, SAAs, Staff, Tech, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #75 | April 2013 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 75th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF ZAPP Announces New Enhancements and 2013 Arts Festival Conference Location In March, the ZAPP® system launched a series of significant enhancements for both artists and festival administrator users. The improved artist interface employs a sleeker, modern look and convenient ways to interact with the art festival community. Artists also enjoy smarter ways to locate and easily apply to shows, including a searchable calendar, improved keyword search, and the ability to mark shows as...
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Update Notes #74 | February 2013

By Advocacy, Articles, Events, Newsletter, PAA, Tech, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #74 | February 2013 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 74th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF Introduces YouJudgeIt.org™ The WESTAF technology team and project administrators have been working to rebuild and expand some key WESTAF technology offerings. Major improvements are underway to the heavily used arts sites ZAPPlication.org®, CallForEntry.org™, and GO:GrantsOnline.org™. While working on improvements to these projects, the technology staff has also been developing a new site called YouJudgeIt.org™. YouJudgeIt is designed especially for the smallest arts organization, the thriftiest church group, and the most under-resourced community fair....
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Update Notes #73 | December 2012

By Advocacy, CaFE, Convenings, Newsletter, PAA, SAAs, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #73 | December 2012 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 73rd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Public Art Archive™ Announces Partnership with Laumeier WESTAF has developed a partnership with Laumeier Sculpture Park in Saint Louis to support the advancement of the public art field through technology and especially through the Public Art Archive project. Laumeier is one of the nation’s premier outdoor sculpture parks–with works by Niki de Saint Phalle, Sol LeWitt, Vito Acconci, Mary Miss, and Mark di Suvero–and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. The park is...
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Update Notes #72 | October 2012

By Convenings, IMTour, Newsletter, SAAs, Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #72 | October 2012 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 72nd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Professional Development Seminar for Young Leaders of Color WESTAF’s Multicultural Advisory Committee convened a leadership-development seminar for young leaders of color September 20-21 in Denver. The two-day session brought together young cultural leaders of color throughout the region to engage in professional development coursework and participate in activities designed to help them create a network to support their careers and the cultural interests of the people they represent. The seminar was facilitated by Margie Johnson...
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Update Notes #71 | August 2012

By CaFE, CVSuite, IMTour, Newsletter, Staff, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #71 | August 2012 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 71st in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF IMTour Grant Recipients Selected The artist roster for the WESTAF Independent Music Tour (IMTour) project has now been selected. The artists were chosen by a national panel of music industry professionals, consisting of  booking agents Erick Carer of Uncle Booking; Craig Grossman and David Priebe of Green Room Music Source; and Stefan Goldby, Executive Producer at Buzzine Networks. These panelists work with the largest names in independent music and were immensely helpful in identifying...
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Update Notes #70 | June 2012

By Convenings, CVSuite, Events, News, Newsletter, Staff, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #70 | June 2012 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 70th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF Announces Two New Research Fellows WESTAF is pleased to announce the addition of two research fellows to the Creative Vitality™ Index team. Lori Pfingst is the Senior Policy Analyst at the Washington State Budget and Policy Center and has a doctorate in sociology from the University of Washington. Pfingst will work with the CVI™ team to evaluate additional arts, culture, and creative economy data streams to include in the updated CVI™ Data on...
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Update Notes #69 | April 2012

By CaFE, Convenings, News, Newsletter, PAA, Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #69 | April 2012 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 87th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF The Public Art Archive™ Partners with ARTstor The Public Art Archive™ has partnered with ARTstor Digital Library to provide public art images and descriptive information to their subscribers. The ARTstor Digital Library serves educators, scholars, curators, librarians, and students at more than 1,350 universities, community colleges, museums, libraries, and K-12 schools in 46 countries worldwide. This partnership will increase the visibility of and access to information about public art in a way that...
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