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Ben Casalino

Update Notes #68 | February 2012

By Convenings, Events, Newsletter, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #68 | February 2012 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 68th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF ZAPP® Onsite is Here! ZAPPlication® is launching ZAPP® Onsite, an on-site adjudication tool that allows judges at art festivals to walk a show and score each booth on an iPad. With this application, judges no longer have to carry around notebooks, binders, and clipboards when walking booth-to-booth to determine Best in Show and other awards. Also, because ZAPP® Onsite syncs directly with the ZAPP® system to store and access on-site scores and locate...
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Update Notes #67 | December 2011

By Advocacy, Convenings, Newsletter, PAA, Policy, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #67 | December 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 67th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Next WESTAF Cultural Policy Symposium Announced WESTAF’s 14th gathering of arts and policy experts will convene in Los Angeles, April 12-14, 2012. Symposium topics will include: data visualization in the arts, evaluation of methods for measuring the economic impact of the arts, and international approaches to creative economy research and policy. A full symposium description will be issued in January. Observers are welcome to attend but must register in advance by contacting Leah...
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Update Notes #66 | October 2011

By Convenings, Newsletter, PAA, Technology, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #66 | October 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 66th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Third Annual ZAPP® Conference Wraps in Atlanta The 2011 ZAPP® Conference was held September 18-20, 2011, in Atlanta.  The meeting featured a wide range of topics aimed at improving the administration of art fairs and buoying the success of artists selling at the fairs. Featured presenters included San Francisco-based consultant Salvador Acevedo, a leader in the field of changing demographics, who offered insights on how to attract diverse event audiences; and Crafting an MBA...
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Update Notes #65 | August 2011

By Convenings, Events, Newsletter, PAA, Technology, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #65 | August 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 65th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF The Third Annual ZAPP® Conference Convenes in September The third annual ZAPP® Conference, a professional development opportunity for those who work in the visual arts festival field (artists, event administrators and staff, promoters, and more), will take place September 19-20, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. Sessions at this year’s conference feature topics such as: visual arts and copyright law, best practices for jury processes from both the artist and administrator perspectives, and online marketing...
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Update Notes #64 | June 2011

By Advocacy, Convenings, CVSuite, GO, Newsletter, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #64 | June 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 64th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF to Exhibit at the 2011 Americans for the Arts Conference in San Diego Please stop by WESTAF’s exhibitor table in San Diego to learn more about WESTAF’s technology and research offerings or just to say hello! WESTAF program, technical, and research staff will be available to answer questions about current WESTAF projects and provide information about new WESTAF projects. WESTAF is also sponsoring a reception as part of the public art preconference....
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Update Notes #63 | April 2011

By Events, Newsletter, PAA, Staff, Technology, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #63 | April 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 87th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Major Expansion of CVI™ Data Underway Through New EMSI Partnership In the fall of 2010, WESTAF established a partnership with Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI), a firm specializing in the most in-depth employment data available today. This partnership has expanded the data resources available for WESTAF's Creative Vitality™ Index (CVI™), which will now include access to larger creative economy data sets from EMSI. Expansion of current CVI™ data sets will include the addition...
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Update Notes #62 | December 2010

By Convenings, CVSuite, GO, News, Newsletter, PAA, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #62 | December 2010 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 62nd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Inaugural Denver Music Summit to Convene December 9-10, 2010 WESTAF and the Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) are presenting the first-ever Denver Music Summit on December 9-10. The summit will provide numerous opportunities for professional growth to Denver-area musicians and features a kick-off concert to highlight and celebrate Denver’s vibrant music scene. The summit emerged from discussions about the findings of the Creative Vitality™ Index (CVI™), WESTAF's research-based economic development tool that...
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Update Notes #61 | June 2010

By Advocacy, Convenings, CVSuite, Newsletter, Staff, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #61 | June 2010 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 61st in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Visit Our Exhibitor Table at the AFTA Conference in Baltimore Several WESTAF staff will attend the Americans for the Arts conference and the AFTA Public Art Preconference, June 23-June 26 in Baltimore. WESTAF program, technical, and research staff will be available to answer questions about current WESTAF projects and provide information about new WESTAF projects. If you or someone you know would like to schedule a time in advance to talk individually with a staff...
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Update Notes #60 | February 2010

By Articles, Convenings, CVSuite, News, Newsletter, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #60 | February 2010 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 60th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF Announces Development of an iPhone App for ZAPPlication.org™ WESTAF's development team is currently at work on an iPhone application for ZAPPlication.org™. Among other features, the "app" will allow visitors to art events, such as art festivals, fairs, and shows, to more readily locate artists and types of artwork on event grounds, access the event schedule, link to the Web sites of the event's exhibiting artists, leave comments about the work of exhibiting artists,...
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Update Notes #59 | December 2009

By Convenings, Newsletter, SAAs, Staff, Tech, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #59 | December 2009 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 59th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF-Region State Arts Agency Executive Directors and Arts Leaders Will Meet in Denver in December On December 15 and 16, 2009, WESTAF-region state arts agency executive directors, board chairs, and state arts advocacy leaders from the West will gather in Denver for a professional development session. Steven J. Tepper, associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, and assistant professor of sociology at Vanderbilt University, will lead a seminar addressing...
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