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WESTAF Celebrates Launch of Public Art Archive’s 2nd Edition of Have You Seen My Public Art? Map!

By PAA, Programs, Special Projects, WESTAF News
Join the Public Art Archive™ (PAA) as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Have You Seen My Public Art? map with a brand new version! The original map was created in 2013 and quickly became the program’s most recognizable visual. Since that time, the PAA team has continued its mission to make public art more public, archiving over 20,000 public artworks around the U.S. in the process. This new map, illustrated by artist Kara Fellows, highlights a diverse array of public artists and their artworks from across the country. The second edition of the map includes 144 artworks across...
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WESTAF Announces Completion of Women’s Suffrage Mural

By PAA, Programs, Special Projects, WESTAF News

To mark the centennial of the landmark legislation that granted women the right to vote, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) has commissioned the creation of a mural related to Women’s Suffrage in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood. Created by local artist Adrienne “Adri” Norris (www.afrotriangledesigns.com), the mural is located at the Montbello Branch of the Denver Public Library. The artwork centers an overlooked history and aims to expand the narrative of Women’s Suffrage and the passing of the 19th Amendment to include the larger and more inclusive story of the fight for voting rights for Black, Hispanic, and minority communities. This…

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Public Art Archive RFQ

Public Art Archive RFQ

By PAA, Special Projects, Updates, WESTAF News
PAA-Business: Technical RFQ for External Development 2022 SECTION ONE Introduction The Public Art Archive™ (PAA), a technology service powered by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), requests vendor qualifications for a two-fold expansion project to include: A technical audit that can identify issues in current systems, workflows, and functionality, and identify solutions to reduce time-consumptive and manual processes that accompany system growth; and The creation of a product roadmap, and subsequent development and launch, of new features and system changes based on the established PAA goals and the recommendations from the technical audit. Organizational Overview WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation)...
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Rebrand Project RFP

By Special Projects, Updates, WESTAF News
This RFP is for a full rebrand of Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a regional arts organization and experienced developer of technology solutions for the arts and creative industries. We are seeking a firm or agency with experience in managing WordPress sites and whose work aligns with the following values of the organization: Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility Innovation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing Artists, creativity, and creative vitality  Advocacy for the arts at local, state, and national levels Current website: www.westaf.org Budget for full rebrand: $80,000-$100,000  Launch date for new brand: January 2, 2023 Organization Background WESTAF (Western States Arts...
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6 Can't Miss Public Art Stops of the Southwest

WESTAF’s CVSuite™ and Public Art Archive™ Announce 6 Can’t-Miss Public Art Stops of the Southwest

By Special Projects, WESTAF News
New Creative Vitality™ List showcases creative cities with full public art collections  DENVER, CO, May 7, 2021—Following up on its Top 10 Music Cities and 30 Most Creative Small Cities lists, Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a nonprofit arts service organization and leading provider of innovative web services for the arts, is excited to announce the newest Creative Vitality List: 6 Can’t-Miss Public Art Stops of the Southwest.  The third in a series of data-driven lists that profile and celebrate the arts, culture, and creativity of America's most vital and vibrant places and spaces, 6 Can’t-Miss Public Art Stops of...
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WESTAF’s CVSuite™ Releases the Top 10 Music Cities You Need to Know About

By CVSuite, Special Projects, WESTAF News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leah Horn 303.629.1166 leah.horn@westaf.org New Creative Vitality List showcases music cities with populations under 500,000 DENVER, CO, Sept. 30, 2020—Following up on its 30 Most Creative Small Cities list released in spring, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a nonprofit arts service organization and leading provider of technology solutions for the arts, is excited to announce its newest Creative Vitality List™, the Top 10 Music Cities You Need to Know About.  The second in WESTAF’s series of data-driven lists that profile and celebrate the arts, culture, and creativity of America’s most vital and vibrant places and...
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Arts Across America

By Special Projects, WESTAF News
As one of the Kennedy Center’s Social Impact initiatives, the Center will launch Arts Across America on July 27, a program to uplift artists and showcase art from communities and regions across the country in this extraordinary time of uncertainty. Over twenty weeks, Arts Across America will feature free, digital performances from over 200 diverse, visionary artists who play leadership roles in their communities, exemplify unique regional artistic styles, and are using their medium as a tool for advocacy and social justice. Arts Across America is made possible and livestreamed by Facebook and will continue through December 11, 2020. “Bringing the world...
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WESTAF’s CVSuite™ Reveals List of 30 Most Creative Small Cities in America

By CVSuite, Special Projects, WESTAF News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Leah Horn 303.629.1166 leah.horn@westaf.org The list ranks cities with populations under 500,000 using the Creative Vitality™ Index to measure creative activity DENVER, CO, April 29, 2020—At a time when we could all use a little good news about the health of our communities, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a nonprofit arts service organization and leading provider of technology solutions for the arts, is pleased to release its list of the 30 Most Creative Small Cities in America.  The list is the first in WESTAF’s new series of data-driven lists that profile and celebrate the arts,...
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