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WESTAF Update Notes #106 | November 2019

By Advocacy, CaFE, Convenings, GO, Newsletter, Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Updates

This is the 106th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.   WESTAF Board of Trustees Meet in Denver  Members of WESTAF’s board of trustees met October 23-24 in Denver. The meeting opened with a dinner at the historic Brown Palace Hotel that all WESTAF staff were invited to attend in order to build and deepen authentic relationships between trustees and staff. The meeting also included a gallery session, a “science fair”-style gathering designed to strengthen trustee and staff connections as we move ahead with our 10-year strategic plan. During the hour-long session, trustees visited six…

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Update Notes #96 | March 2018

By Convenings, Events, GO, IMTour, News, Newsletter, PAA, SAAs, Tech, Technology, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #96 | March 2018 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 96th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF. Public Art Archive™ Collection Management System In March of 2018, the public art field will have access to a collection-management system developed by the Public Art Archive in collaboration with technology partner CollectionSpace. The tool has been built specifically for public art collections and will accommodate the workflow of the public art process from commissioning through conservation. The system is designed to reduce staff time while increasing the flow of information to administrators,...
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Update Notes #92 | May 2017

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WESTAF Update Notes #92 | May 2017 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 92nd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Advocacy Efforts to Support the National Endowment for the Arts WESTAF has expanded its advocacy work on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts. Recently, three contractors were hired to focus exclusively on this project and to work closely with our regional network of advocates. Yvonne Montoya, director of Safos Dance Theatre in Tucson, is activating our Emerging Leaders of Color (ELC) network; Craig Watson, the immediate past Director of the California...
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Update Notes #91 | March 2017

By CVSuite, GO, IMTour, Newsletter, SAAs, Technology, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #91 | March 2017 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 91st in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF CVSuite™ Now Offering Ethnicity Data WESTAF’s Creative Vitality™ Suite has recently added ethnicity data to its robust creative economy data and reporting offerings. Now, in addition to having access to the number of creative occupations, industry earnings, creative industry occupations, wages per occupation, and concentration of occupations compared to the national average, users of the CVSuite can view ethnicity data by region, creative occupation, and creative industry. The data are available at the...
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Update Notes #83 | May 2015

By CaFE, CVSuite, Events, GO, Newsletter, PAA, Tech, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #83 | May 2015 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 83rd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Visit Our Exhibitor Table at the AFTA Convention in Chicago Several WESTAF staff will be attending the Americans for the Arts Convention June 12-14, in Chicago. We invite you to stop by our table and say hello! Program, technical, management, and sales staff will be available to answer questions about current WESTAF projects and to provide updates on some of our latest projects as well. This year’s table will feature the recently launched...
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Update Notes #82 | March 2015

By CaFE, Convenings, CVSuite, GO, Newsletter, Policy, Updates
WESTAF Update Notes #82 | March 2015 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 82nd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF-Region Arts Advocates Convene in Washington, DC For the fourth consecutive year, WESTAF brought 50 arts advocates to Washington for an advocacy and leadership seminar. The purpose of the seminar was for participants to learn more about federal arts funding and also for them to communicate the value of federal support for the arts to their members of Congress. The meeting opened with a presentation by political strategist and former Obama campaign official...
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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 #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 #58 | July 2009

By Convenings, GO, Newsletter, Technology, Updates, ZAPP
WESTAF Update Notes #58 | July 2009 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 58th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Location and Dates Selected for the 2009 WESTAF Symposium The next WESTAF symposium will convene at the Aspen Meadows Resort, home of the Aspen Institute, in Aspen, Colorado, from Thursday, October 15, through Saturday, October 17, 2009. Topics for this year's symposium include: developing a new generation of arguments in support of public arts funding; ways the arts field can adapt to the evolving arts preferences of the public; ways state arts agencies can...
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