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Update Notes #86 | January 2016

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WESTAF Update Notes #86 | January 2016 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 86th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF. Speaker Announced for 2016 Arts Leadership and Advocacy Seminar In early February, WESTAF will bring 60 arts advocates from the West to Washington, DC for the fifth consecutive year. During the meeting February 2-4, the participants in WESTAF's Arts Leadership and Advocacy Seminar will learn more about the current and planned future work of the NEA, update themselves on federal level advocacy efforts, and meet with their members of Congress. The speaker for...
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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 #84 | July 2015

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WESTAF Update Notes #84 | July 2015 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 84th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Applicants Sought for 2015 Emerging Leaders of Color Program Applicants are currently being invited to apply to participate in the WESTAF seminar for emerging leaders of color. The seminar will be held October 26-28, 2015, in Denver. Selected participants are invited to attend the seminar at no cost, and travel and lodging expenses are paid by WESTAF. Organized by Chrissy Deal, WESTAF's program associate for multicultural initiatives, participants work with a core faculty...
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Update Notes #83 | May 2015

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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

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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 #81 | December 2014

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WESTAF Update Notes #81 | December 2014 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 81st in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF Convenes Emerging Arts Leaders of Color In early October, WESTAF hosted its fourth annual Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development Seminar. The program brings together diverse cultural leaders recognized for their professional achievements and also their strong commitment to advancing the arts in the region. Coursework and activities are designed to strengthen competencies and prepare participants for leadership positions in the field. The coursework is also designed to deepen participants’  understanding of...
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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 #79 | April 2014

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WESTAF Update Notes #79 | April 2014 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 79th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Introducing the Creative Vitality™ Suite Building on the success of its Creative Vitality™ Index, a decade-long research project on the arts and creative economy, WESTAF is launching a new online data tool for measuring the creative economy. The new Creative Vitality™ Suite provides easy and instant access to creative jobs and industry data, cultural nonprofit financial data, workforce demographic information, and state arts agency granting data. Interactive maps and professional reporting tools in 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 #77 | October 2013

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WESTAF Update Notes #77 | October 2013 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 77th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF and Barry’s Blog Host Dinner-Vention On September 6, 2013, WESTAF’s Dinner-Vention project brought 12 young, influential, and diverse arts leaders together for dinner and a discussion of critical issues facing the arts sector. The dinner took place at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program facilities in Woodside, California. Margot Knight, a former WESTAF Trustee and current director of the Djerassi organization, made the Djerassi location and co-sponsorship possible. The Dinner-Vention was created and organized...
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