WESTAF Update Notes #94 | September 2017
From Anthony Radich, Executive Director
This is the 94th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.
WESTAF Executive Director Anthony Radich Elected to Technology Oversight Group
WESTAF Executive Director Anthony Radich has been elected to serve as a member of the CollectionSpace leadership working group. CollectionSpace is a free, open-source collections management application used by museums, historical societies, biological collections, and other collections-holding organizations. The leadership working group reviews and prioritizes software development, technical infrastructure, and user support roadmaps to help CollectionSpace meet the diverse needs of a wide array of museums and other collecting institutions. WESTAF is engaged with CollectionSpace because Collection Space software is being adapted to serve as the new core software for a significant expansion of WESTAF’s Public Art Archive™ project.
CollectionSpace was developed by a network of North American and European partner organizations led by Museum of the Moving Image in New York, which originated the project, and the University of California, Berkeley. The Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Art Denmark) in Copenhagen and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis have been involved in CollectionSpace planning, design, development, and governance since 2008. Also involved in the project are the Centre for Applied Research in Educational Technologies (CARET) at the University of Cambridge and the Fluid Project at OCAD University in Toronto.
2016 Symposium Proceedings Now Available Online
The proceedings from WESTAF’s 2016 Symposium, The Status and Future of State Arts Advocacy, are now available online at: bit.ly/WESTAF2016Proceedings. This gathering of arts and policy experts convened October 3-5, 2016 at The ART Hotel in Denver. A full PDF version can be downloaded from the proceedings page on our website, at: www.westaf.org/what-we-do/publications.
CaFE™ Announces New Call Listing Promotion Service
Beginning in October, CaFE will offer licensed clients a new, affordable call listing promotion service. CaFE Promotional Ads have the potential to reach an audience of over 128,000 active registered users. The Promotional Ads will consist of a targeted e-blast based on the licensee’s selected user profile criteria and include the licensee’s current active call for entry details. For complete details and pricing, please contact CaFE@westaf.org.
CVSuite™ Data Update
WESTAF’s Creative Vitality™ Suite continues to provide exemplary creative economy data that allow arts organizations to measure their for-profit and nonprofit creative activity. This fall, CVSuite will implement a data update that will include new data for the 2016 year for industries, occupations, and nonprofit data. Users will also experience an improved region selection feature that eases the ability to create large zip code regions for detailed investigations. For more information about the Creative Vitality Suite, contact Susan Gillespie at Susan.Gillespie@westaf.org or call her at 303-629-1166.