Archive for Funding the Arts

On NPR this morning: Art exhibitions at the San Francisco Airport!

I travel by air frequently.  Some of my favorite exhibitions have been on view at airports, and my lectures are always populated with art I have recently seen in airports as an example of venues with a large viewing audience. Among them, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) stands out as one of the best.

This morning NPR featured a wonderful story on art in the airport. I love the fact that they have an educational program in conjunction with their exhibitions, offering a downloadable PDF; check out this one which accompanies the “Woven Legacies” exhibition.

Here is the link to the story on NPR’s Morning Edition today.

Here is the “ABOUT” section of the SFOarts.org website:

“In 1980 the San Francisco Airport Commission entered into a collaboration with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to create a museum program at the San Francisco International Airport. After a successful first year, a department (now San Francisco Airport Museums) was established to create exhibitions that would humanize the Airport environment and create an ambience in the Airport that reflects the sophistication and cultural diversity of the City and County of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area.

Over the years, this program has grown from modest beginnings in North Terminal (now Terminal 3) to an extensive museum within the Airport. Today, the San Francisco Airport Museums features approximately twenty galleries throughout the Airport terminalsdisplaying a rotating schedule of art, history, science, and cultural exhibitions, as well as the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library and Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum, a permanent collection dedicated to the history of commercial aviation.

San Francisco Airport Museums is the first of its kind in the United States of America and is now a widely imitated model for museums operating in public arenas. In 1999, San Francisco Airport Museums became the first museum in an airport to receive accreditation from the American Association of Museums.

Unlike most public arts programs, this program is never static. Exhibitions change throughout the year in an effort to provide an educational and cultural experience for the nearly 30 million passengers who use the Airport annually. Over the years, the Airport’s audience surveys reveal that the exhibitions program ranks high in the top five services that the Airport offers to passengers. The San Francisco Airport Museums has become an integral part of the San Francisco International Airport. Each exhibition is curated specifically for the Airport by a staff of museum professionals who are Airport employees. The exhibitions are an established Airport tradition that attracts visitors from throughout the world.”

In the past, one of the SFO Curators has participated as a Reviewer in the “Our World” event each spring, sponsored by PhotoAlliance.

Do you know the curator at your local airport?  Are they on your mailing list?   They should be!

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Deadline May 7: Call for ARIZONA Photographers for “Picturing Maricopa” Portfolio Submissions

This is a great opportunity for Arizona photographers.  I appreciate their full disclosure of rights sought from those who are commissioned.  Take a look:

From the Piper Trust website:

“Picturing Maricopa 2010″
15 Agencies/15 Photographers

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
Piper Trust is seeking talented Arizona photographers to take images of Maricopa County nonprofit agencies as part of a community photography project.
Fifteen photographers will be selected by an Advisory Committee (museum photography curator, graphic designer and photography educator) based on the review of special portfolios submitted to Piper Trust.
The project goal is to create photographs that the agencies can use in telling their stories in online and print publications.
An exhibition at Burton-Barr Central Library, Phoenix, featuring approximately 40 photographs from the project, will open in October 2010, followed by a tour of four additional Valley arts venues in 2011.
Commission & Image Rights
* Piper Trust will pay each of the 15 professional* photographers selected compensation of $1,500 for the Picturing Maricopa project work.
* Piper Trust will retain promotional rights to use the images in foundation publications.
* Each participating nonprofit agency will retain promotional rights to use the images produced for the agency to communicate agency services to the public.
* Photographers will retain copyright and use of the photographs for self-promotional purposes. No third party may use the images without prior written agreement. All usage rights are for an unlimited period.
* Appropriate credit will be given to the photographer whenever an image is used.
* For the purpose of the project, “professional” means any individual whose primary living comes from photography – whether as a photo journalist, commercial photographer, artist or photography educator.

Photographer Requirements

1. An interested photographer must provide an online editorial portfolio for review; images should be placed on a single web page with no more than 15 photographs in the gallery. Send online portfolio link to Roberta Lind, rlind@pipertrust.org by May 7. Please also provide mail and email addresses and telephone number.

2. The photographer must agree to the project specifications and timeline.

3. After completion of the photo shoot, the photographer will select and send 12 to 15 digital photographs for exhibition consideration. At the same time, all photos and outtakes should be provided on discs to Piper Trust in both high res and jpeg formats.”

To view the 15 photographers chosen for last years Picturing Maricopa Project, click here.

To get more information about how to enter, click here.

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Deadline April 26th: NYFA’s “Artist As Entrepreneur” Boot Camp; classes begin June 12th

ATTENTION RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK CITY:

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is now accepting applications for the “Artist as Entrepreneur” Boot Camp. Applications are due on April 26 and classes begin June 12, 2010. The Boot Camp will provide artists working in all disciplines (literary, media, performing and visual) with the business skills they need to further their artistic careers. There is no charge for participation. Please share this information freely with your community of artists.

The Boot Camp begins on June 12 and will take place over 5 day-long sessions at NYFA’s office at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO. Participating artists can expect the sessions to spark goals and help to define concrete steps to building a business plan that can lead to financial security. Approximately 50 artists will be accepted into the program which will include both group work and individualized training.

The Boot Camp is open to artists and members of creative teams working all disciplines. They must be residents of New York City and have internet access.

Classes will take place from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on June 12, 19, 26, July 10 and 17.

The application is due on April 26 and is currently available on NYFA’s website here. For questions, please contact Peter Cobb at pcobb@nyfa.org or Felicity Hogan at Clearning@nyfa.org.

NYFA has a long history of providing professional development training to artists and was selected to administer this program by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC) after a rigorous RFP (Request for Proposals) process.

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April 21st in NYC: ASMP Symposium “Copyright and the New Economy: Issues & Trends Facing Visual Artists”

Space is still available in this important copyright seminar offered free of charge on April 21st in NYC.  Pre-register to ensure your seat in the morning, afternoon or both sessions.

From the ASMP Website:

Copyright and the New Economy

TimesCenter, 242 West 41st St
New York, NY 10018

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Morning session is 9:30 AM to noon; doors open at 9:00 AM.
Afternoon session is 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Schedule of Events:

Morning Session
9:00 am Doors open
9:30 am Welcome — Eugene Mopsik, ASMP Executive Director
9:45 am
– 10:30 am
Overview of Copyright Law — Victor Perlman, ASMP General Counsel
10:45 am
– 11:30 am
Storytelling in the Digital Age — Brian Storm, President of Media Storm
Lunch Break
Afternoon Session
1:00 pm Introductory Remarks — Richard Kelly, ASMP President
1:15 pm
– 4:00 pm
Panel on Issues & Trends — Jay Kinghorn, photographer & Moderator; with Panelists Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School Professor & Founder, Creative Commons; Jeff Sedlik, Founder & CEO of the PLUS Coalition; Chase Jarvis, photographer; David Carson, U.S. Copyright Office General Counsel; Liz Ordoñez, photographer; and Darrell Perry, former Director of Photography, Wall Street Journal.

Not to be missed!

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April 15 & 16th: Kenro Izu in Boston for lecture, opening reception

I just had the pleasure of meeting photographer KENRO IZU at PSPF.  He presented  his own beautiful photographic work, as well as informing us of his extraordinary efforts towards the health of Cambodian children by founding the Angkor Hospital for Children. Many of you have attended, if not donated work to the “Friends Without A Border” auctions where photographers donate collectible prints for auction, the proceeds of which go to the operating costs of the hospital. Photographer supporting another photographer’s mission = a richer community for all with many benefiting.

KENRO IZU LECTURE
April 15, 7pm
Boston University Sargent College (Aud-101)
635 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
Sponsored by the PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCE CENTER
For more information, please visit prcboston.org

Exhibition at Robert Klein Gallery: April 16 – May 22, 2010

Opening reception with the Kenro Izu:  Friday, April 16, 6-8pm
Robert Klein Gallery
For more information, please visit robertkleingallery.com

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BRONXMUSEUM: Not to be missed! Current exhibitions and April/May related events

Two important exhibitions I longed to see at Atlanta’s High Museum have now traveled to The Bronx Museum, both on view through August 11, 2010.

APRIL EVENT:

On Saturday April 10th there are free programs (1-4 pm).  From the events webpage:

“Enjoy an afternoon of workshops and guided tours of our two exhibitions celebrating the Civil Rights Movement: Road to Freedom and After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy.

Bring the entire family and participate in an series of hands-on activities related to this important history.

MAY EVENT:

FRIDAY MAY 14, 7:00pm
North Building—2nd Floor
Admission: Free

The Bronx Museum presents a conversation with three of the artists featured in the After 1968 exhibition. Deborah Grant, Leslie Hewitt, and Adam Pendleton will address their personal understandings of the civil rights movement, race, identity, American violence, and political activism today. Sergio Bessa, Bronx Museum Director of Programs, will moderate the discussion.

THE ROAD TO FREEDOM: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movemement, 1956-1968 is on view throught August 11, 2010

About the exhibition, from the website:

During the span of twelve years, a series of events, later hailed as the Civil Rights Movement, would forever change the social and political course of America. The Bronx Museum of the Arts presents Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968, an exhibitions that chronicling these pivotal moments in the nation’s history. Featuring 150 vintage photographs, Road to Freedom is the most comprehensive collection of photographic prints and related artifacts ever devoted to the subject and was organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination.

AFTER 1968 is on view through August 11, 2010 and includes work by the following artists:

DEBORAH GRANT
LESLIE HEWITT
OTABENGA JONES & ASSOCIATES
ADAM PENDLETON
JEFFERSON PINDER
NADINE ROBINSON
HANK WILLIS THOMAS

From the website:

“As a complement to Road to Freedom, The Bronx Museum will also present AFTER 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy. This smaller exhibition includes works from seven African-American, emerging artists and collectives—all born on or after 1968—who have created new work examining the heritage of the Civil Rights Movement and its affect on the lives of this new generation. Using the movement as inspiration, context or critique, these artists address their own personal understanding of race, identity, American violence, and political activism providing new perspectives on and discourse about this critical time in the history of the United States”

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iPad launches today… new opportunities for self-publishing?

In case you missed this interesting story on NPR’ Weekend Edition this morning:

iPad Could Help Self-Publishers Kick Open Doors” by Laura Sydell

By the way….is your website iPad ready?? Check Apple’s site here for more information.

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