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Update Notes #85 | October 2015

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WESTAF Update Notes #85 | October 2015 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director 
This is the 85th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Performing Arts Discovery Advisory Committee Formed The NEA-initiated and funded Performing Arts Discovery project is moving forward. WESTAF has partnered with the Western Arts Alliance (WAA), the region's stand-alone presenter service organization, to realize the project's goals. One of the first action steps is convening an advisory committee in Denver October 29-30. The committee, composed of experts from the United States and abroad, will advise WESTAF and WAA on the most productive methods...
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Update Notes #80 | July 2014

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WESTAF Update Notes #80 | July 2014 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 80th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Resolutions Project Prepares for Public Launch To help state leaders understand how to make more and better use of their state arts agencies, WESTAF has launched the Resolutions Project. The project is designed to inform elected officials and other leaders of ways they can partner with state arts agencies around education reform, economic development, tourism development, and other key state agenda items. Currently, the project is being introduced to the governing boards of the...
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Update Notes #78 | January 2014

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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 #74 | February 2013

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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

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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 #67 | December 2011

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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 #64 | June 2011

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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 #61 | June 2010

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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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