WESTAF Now Newsletter | June 2021

By CVSuite, Events, GO, Grants, PAA, Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Staff
ARP INTENT TO APPLY NOW OPEN                   American Rescue Plan Fund for Organizations Now Accepting Intents to Apply With support from the National Endowment for the Arts (Arts Endowment), WESTAF will manage the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Fund for Organizations. WESTAF ARP is a competitive grant program that provides general operating support to arts and cultural organizations in the West that are most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In alignment with Arts Endowment priorities, WESTAF ARP will focus on funding to organizations that serve and/or are led by Black, Indigenous, and People of...
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Bi-Weekly Recap: June 14, 2021

By Board of Trustees Bi-Weekly Recap

  Greetings WESTAF trustees and staffers: It’s hard to believe that we are heading into the home stretch of the third quarter of FY21. Holy Moly — where does the time go?! At WESTAF, FY22 budget planning is already well underway, and in Denver, after a soggy May, the June heat has been merciless! Before we jump into this biweekly, I wanted to give a big “thank you” to the celebration committee for organizing a WESTAF summer staff party last week — a virtual paint n’ sip. Masterpieces were produced, libations were imbibed, and by all accounts, loads of fun…

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Bi-Weekly Recap: June 1, 2021

By Board of Trustees Bi-Weekly Recap

Greetings WESTAF trustees and staff: Hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend and is ready to finally ease into summer. This weekend, I drove out to Naturita, CO where we camped, swam, inner tubed and checked out some cool art at CampV. Hope you found a way to relax, too! It was a great break after a busy few weeks. Hot off the press this morning, this article in Governing Magazine is by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NASAA CEO Pam Breaux, and uses the example of the rebound from Hurricane Katrina to show the arts sector’s contribution…

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Bi-Weekly Recap: May 17, 2021

By Board of Trustees Bi-Weekly Recap

Hello there WESTAF community of staff and trustees: Lots of wonderful checking-in below on the dizzying array of projects we’ve been up to at WESTAF these past two weeks. First off, wishing “farewell!” and “good luck!” to Lani Morris and Tess Emslie. They have represented WESTAF so well with their remarkable contributions and we are so grateful to them! We’re excited to welcome new executive coordinator Cameron Green (ELC 2021) to WESTAF. He starts next Monday, but you’ll get to meet him a little sooner!  We have a busy week coming up, with our thrice-yearly all-team meeting, our committee meetings,…

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