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: 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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WESTAF COVID-19 Arts Impact Survey Results

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact Leah Horn 303.629.1166  Survey data inform future COVID-19 relief efforts for the arts and culture sector in the West DENVER, CO, June 1, 2020—The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a nonprofit arts service organization and leading provider of technology solutions for the arts, has released a report detailing the results of its survey on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the creative sector in the western region. The creative economy is a vital industry sector across the West generating $196.2 billion in industry earnings and supporting 1,388,864 jobs, according to WESTAF Creative Vitality™...
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WESTAF Update Notes #108 | March 2020

By Convenings, Newsletter, Programs, Updates
This is the 108th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.   COVID-19 Update WESTAF remains open for business and continues to serve our constituents and customers. Our team is continually assessing how to approach these unprecedented circumstances and is working diligently to respond to the rapidly changing climate. We released a brief statement on March 12 and have created a COVID-19 Resources & Information page on our website that we are regularly updating as more information becomes available. We recently shared some information on the implications of COVID-19 in the western region as well as some...
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David Holland, Director of Impact and Public Policy  Updated periodically since March 20, 2020 Last Update: January 5, 2021 General Trends, Resources, and Data Across the West and the Nation The number of currently confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the region ranges from over 2.4 million in California to under 100,000 in Alaska, Hawai’i, Montana, and Wyoming based on data collected on January 5, 2021. For public health information about COVID-19 in your state and nationally, please visit the following health agency websites. Alaska (47,006) Arizona (567,474) California (2,452,334) Colorado (346,893) Hawai’i (22,168) Idaho (144,843) Montana (83,378) Nevada (235,455) New...
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WESTAF Update Notes #107 | January 2020

By CVSuite, Newsletter, PAA, Programs, Social Responsibility & Inclusion, Updates

This is the 107th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.   PAA Announces Collection-Specific Interactive Maps The Public Art Archive™ (PAA) recently launched a new interactive mapping feature for public art collections. Collection Maps make engaging with public art easier than ever by giving visitors the ability to visualize public art collections on an interactive map, navigate to specific works of art, and discover artwork details. The feature replaces the need for development of costly websites and apps that drain time and resources on public art organizations. This latest addition to PAA’s suite of products and…

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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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WESTAF Update Notes #105 | September 2019

By News, Newsletter, Staff, Updates, ZAPP

This is the 105th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.   2019 Emerging Leaders of Color Program  WESTAF’s ninth Emerging Leaders of Color (ELC) program will take place October 7-9 in Denver. WESTAF will host 15 ELC alumni for this year’s convening. Alumni participants include: Christy NaMee Eriksen (Alaska), Yvonne Montoya (Arizona), Abraham Flores (California), Laili Gohartaj (California), Mariana Moscoso (California), Alexandria Jimenez (Colorado), Julz Bolinayen Ignacio (Washington/Hawai‘i), Anastacio Del Real (Nevada), Michelle Patrick (Nevada), Sandra Margarita Ward (Nevada), Gabrielle Uballez (New Mexico), Candace Kita (Oregon), Humberto Marquez Mendez (Oregon), Renato Olmedo-González (Utah), and Moana…

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Director of Public Policy

By News, Policy, Staff, Updates
WESTAF Welcomes David Holland as Director of Public Policy David Holland will join WESTAF later in August 2019 as director of public policy, a new role that will guide WESTAF’s public policy and arts advocacy programs and services. Holland previously served as associate director of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, a chapter of Americans for the Arts. Prior roles include management positions with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) da Vinci Center for Innovation, VCU School of the Arts, Arts & Business, and the UK innovation think tank Nesta. Holland began his career with BOP Consulting, a global consulting firm...
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WESTAF Update Notes #104 | July 2019

By Newsletter, Staff, Updates, ZAPP

This is the 104th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.   Update on Alaska State Council on the Arts Many of you are aware of the situation in Alaska. For those who have not been tracking the issue, on Friday, June 28, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy cut $444 million from Alaska’s state operating budget, slashing services in addition to the cuts already made by the Alaska Legislature—an action that effectively eliminated the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Absent of state sales or income tax, funding for public services in Alaska is derived from oil…

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