Pretty interesting info graphics of what multitasking does to us. – Beck

John F. Kennedy Center for the Perfoming Arts’ Office of VSA & Accessibility

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Office of VSA & Accessibility, based in Washington, DC, has a number of national programs focused on the disability experience for performing and visual arts students in grades K-12. Some of these programs, for example, our VSA International Young Soloist Program, also serve emerging professional artists, primarily college and graduate level students with disabilities. Most of our programs directly serve students with disabilities, with the exception of our VSA Playwright Discovery Competition, which works to raise awareness about the disability experience and is therefore open to all students.
We are concerned that there are a large number of young and emerging artists who would be excellent candidates for our programs, but that they and their teachers, parents, or caregivers may not be aware of our programs or realize that they are eligible. As the 504/accessibility coordinator working with your regional and state arts organizations, we hope that you will help spread the word about these long-standing programs. Most are still accepting entries for this year, but do have application deadlines in May or June.
You may already be familiar with our programs, especially if you have a VSA Affiliate in your state, but in case you are not, I have included information about each of our performing and visual arts programs below. If you have questions about any of our programs or would like for us to send you hard copy materials, please feel free to contact Sonya Robbins-Hoffmann, VSA Programs Manager, at 202-416-8822 or, or McKenzie Midock, VSA Programs Coordinator, at 202-416-8833 or Thanks in advance for helping us spread the word.
We are also always happy to hear from you about programming for students with disabilities in your geographic region. Please let us know about any programming that you find particularly strong and innovative. We are always looking for best practices in arts education for students with disabilities.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Perfoming Arts’ Office of VSA & Accessibility

January – March 2013 Updates from the NEA Office of Accessibility

January – March 2013 Updates from the NEA Office of Accessibility
Save the date and spread the word!  NEA Webinar on Electronic Accessibility: Making Web Sites, Videos, Mobile Apps, and Video Games Accessible to All.  
May 15 at 3:00 P.M. Eastern Time (2:00 P.M. Central, 1:00 P.M. Mountain, 12:00 P.M. Pacific).
Webinar Archived: On January 23, the NEA Office of Accessibility held a webinar on  Leveraging Partnerships for State Arts Agencies.  We had several great speakers, including Kim Turner from the Ohio Arts Council, Wayne Cook from the California Arts Council, and representatives from VSA and other partners in accessibility. We discussed how to foster partnerships to better serve people with disabilities and offered resources to help you increase access in your states.  The Webinar is now archived on the NEA’s Web site
Upcoming Accessibility Coordinator Peer Session: The NEA is pleased to partner with the John. F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for its Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conferenceto present a pre-conference peer session for State and Regional Accessibility Coordinators. LEAD will be held in Washington, DC, on August 21-23, 2013, and we will hold our peer session on August 20-21. All state and regional Accessibility Coordinators are invited to participate in both the peer session and conference. 
Since this is a peer session, we would like your input! We are asking for SAA/RAO Accessibility Coordinators to serve on an ad hoc advisory committee to help us plan the session. This will require minimal time, just a few conference calls. Please contact Accessibility Director Beth Bienvenu by April 12 at if you’d like to participate.
NEA Task Force: The NEA has partnered with a number of federal agencies to create the Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development.  The Task Force is exploring ways to foster more research on how the arts impact human development and learning throughout the lifespan. Task Force members  have convened to discuss research in creativity and aging, held several informative webinars, and has produced two white papers. All of this information may be found on a new Web page dedicated to the work of this group.  You may also sign up to receive email updates on future activities and  events by emailing
Accessibility Webinar Series: Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with VSA Florida, is hosting a lunch-hour Webinar series, Successfully Accessible.  This series aims to help arts and cultural organizations design, create and implement successful accessible programming, events and environments for their patrons.  The Webinar sessions take place from 12:00 P.M. Eastern Time on the fourth Wednesday of every month through June, 2013.  For more information and how to register, please see the Florida Division of Cultural Affair’s Web site
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or want to let us know what is happening in your state. or Katie Lyles Levy at  
January – March 2013 Updates from the NEA Office of Accessibility

Arts Organizations March 27, 2013

Arts Organizations,
Below you will find information on:
·        French-American Jazz Exchange Grant Webinars
·        National Endowment for the Arts Challenge America Fast-Track grants
·        Artful Manager blog: Measuring only when we mean it

·        There’s An App For That: Mobile Users Requiring More and More Attention

·        One Day, One Goal: The Day of Giving Toolkit

·        Several items from Idealware’s Best of the Web March 2013

·        A job opening at Farcountry Press

Information about unsubscribing to this email newsletter is at the end of the email.
Beck McLaughlin
Education & Web Services Director
Montana Arts Council
PO Box 202201
Helena, MT 59620-2201
Arts Education Hotline 800-282-3092
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation will offer free webinars to assist potential applicants to the upcoming grant round of the French-American Jazz Exchange in better understanding the program and completing the online application. Webinars will be held on:
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2:00-3:30pm EST, register here
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2:00-3:30pm EST, register here
About French-American Jazz Exchange 
The French-American Jazz Exchange is a partnership of FACE(“French-American Cultural Exchange”) and Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation designed to foster creative and professional development of jazz artists from France and the United States through support for collaborative projects that explore new musical terrain and provide exposure to new audiences and professional relationships. 
The application deadline for the 2013-2014 program is May 31, 2013 for projects taking place between September 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. 
The eGRANT online application for FAJE is now available and can be accessed along with program guidelines here.

Applicants should direct their questions to Josh Kohn, Program Officer, Jazz & Traditional Arts,
Program Funds Arts Organizations
National Endowment for the Arts
The Challenge America Fast-Track program supports small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. The application deadline is May 23, 2013.
Support for Arts Education and Childhood Reading Initiatives

Artful Manager blog

Measuring only when we mean it

Mar 07, 2013 06:00 am
There are all sorts of interesting things about Netflix, and their recent incursion into program development in addition to content delivery. The company that used to mail you DVDs (and killed Blockbuster Video in the process) is now producing and presenting HBO-quality content through the Internet (and making television studios anxious in the process). # …
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There’s An App For That: Mobile Users Requiring More and More Attention

A strong web presence is paramount to maintaining a strong organization, and having a mobile-friendly web presence is increasingly an important element. Currently, 85 percent of Americans own cell phones—and more than half of those use them to access the internet. Industry analysts expect browsing the web on mobile devices to become more common than browsing on traditional desktops and laptops as soon as next year. Idealware’s research intern Tyler Cummins looked into the matter for The NonProfit Times, which originally published this article as a special report in its March 1, 2013, print edition.
Read the article>>>                      

One Day, One Goal: The Day of Giving Toolkit

You have a compelling story. How do you garner the support you need to tell it? One way is through a special “Day of Giving” event. We designed our new Day of Giving Toolkit to prepare you to launch and host such an event successfully. Included in the toolkit is a brand new training session on using social media for fundraising—a critical element for day of giving events—researched and presented with all the features you’ve come to expect from Idealware.
Combining a mix of live and recorded sessions, the Day of Giving Toolkit is designed to teach you the strategies and tactics for this special event. The live sessions will get you started with the basics of strategy and execution of fundraising campaigns using email, friend-to-friend efforts, and social media. Three additional recordings on donor management, online storytelling, and communications integration round out the training with more in-depth looks at the tools and strategies you need for a strong day of giving.
Read more and register >>>
Idealware – Best of the Web March 2013
No Sweat DIY Infographics (Beth Kanter)
You already collect and organize data, and you don’t have to be the world’s greatest artist to turn that data into an infographic. Beth Kanter offers strategies and tools for easily creating your own infographics without hiring a designer.
The Lazy Person’s Guide to Social Media Management (
Some degree of systemization is really the key to social media success. As a lazy (or busy) nonprofit staffer, this article can help you use, manage, and measure social media.
Strategies to Increase Nonprofit Donor Retention Rates (frogloop)
Balancing your longterm donor relationships with your short term fundraising needs is extremely difficult, and these strategies can help you strike that balance, retain your donors, and increase your giving rates.
Seven Ways for Nonprofits to Make the Most of Google Hangout (NTEN)
Log in, hang out, and build a stronger community with Google Hangouts. Along with ideas for nonprofits, this article contains case studies.
Eight Reasons Your Nonprofit Can’t Excel with ‘Excel’ (The Databank)
Excel does a great many things very well, but being a database is not one of them. Organizations trying to use Excel to manage their members, donors, or volunteers should think about a real database.
Nonprofit Data Drives Efficiency and Measures Impact (NTEN/Idealware)
Having data is not enough. Being able to interpret it is the next step. This case study of the YMCA of Metro Chicago highlights how one organization digs through data to build relationships and offer the best programs it can.
Top Things to Consider Before Converting Your Nonprofit’s Data into a New System (The Connected Cause)
Converting your organization’s data from your old database to a new one can be a big process. Be sure to think holistically about the data you already have, what you want to keep, and how it can better support you in your new system.
Surprises from Obama’s New Media Staff (M+R Research Labs)
The Obama campaign had 18 staff members working just on email. Even though your organization is unlikely to have that size and budget, the lessons learned can be valuable.
Put a Pin In It: The Nonprofit’s Guide to Pinterest (Idealware)
Pinterest is a way for users to put their passions on display and be inspired by the content of others. But how can you use it at your organization? Learn the ins and outs of pinning with our blog post.
Farcountry Press seeks a production/photo book editor. Book publishing and photography experience preferred. Requires excellent communication skills, a commitment to quality, accuracy, and consistency. Must be a good problem solver, intelligent, detail oriented, conscientious, thorough, and personable, and a team player with a sense of humor and perspective, able to work in a fast paced environment. Layout experience using InDesign is a plus.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in English or Photography or related field, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and InDesign preferred.
Successful candidate will coordinate activity of photography book projects, including researching and soliciting images, trafficking titles from inception to finished book. Must be a stickler for deadlines and able to handle multiple projects, tasks, and personalities. Some writing, various levels of editing, proofreading, as well as working with photographers, designers, printers, and others. Candidate will also be responsible for managing all reprints and updates of books as necessary, assist Editor and Production Director as needed, work on converting print books to electronic books, and other misc. tasks related to the book production.
This is a full-time position. The wage range is dependent upon experience. A full benefit package is available including health, dental, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and 401(k).
Send cover letter, resume, and professional references to Production Director, Farcountry Press, PO Box 5630, Helena, MT 59601 or email to No phone calls, please.

Arts Organizations March 27, 2013

Public Artists March 21 2013

Dear Public Artist:
Below you will find opportunities, residencies, grants, and items of general interest and some food for thought.
Information for unsubscribing to this newsletter can be found at the bottom of the page.
State of the Arts
Montana artists can receive a free subscription to the Montana Arts Council’s State of the Arts newspaper by simply clicking through the following link; Online and out-of-state hard-copies are also available.
Below you find the following public art call opportunities:
·        The Texas Tech University System is accepting qualifications for artists
  • Helena Area Artists :Call for artists for the Annual Studio Tour
  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Custom Globe Artwork: National Postal Museum, William H. Gross Stamp Gallery Project
  • Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program, Phase II
  • Request for Proposals
·        Ohio Percent for Art Program and Wright State University (WSU) invite Ohio artists and Wright State Alumni
  • Montana Percent-for- Art Program call for RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for the Animal Biosciences Building on the MSU-Bozeman Campus
·        Listings from my Public Art Network – Americans for the Arts
Of General Interest:
Helena, Montana – The Montana Arts Council, an agency of state government, announces that 2013 nominations for the Montana Poet Laureate program will be accepted from January 1, 2013 until Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
The Montana Poet Laureate recognizes and honors a citizen poet of exceptional talent and accomplishment. The Poet Laureate also encourages appreciation of poetry and literary life in Montana. This position was created by the state legislature in 2005.
In 2005, Sandra Alcosser became our first Montana Poet Laureate and served for two years. Greg Pape was selected as the second Poet Laureate in 2007 and he served through the summer of 2009. Henry Real Bird was selected in 2009 and served into the summer of 2011. Sheryl Noethe is our current Montana Poet Laureate and she will serve until the summer of 2013.
To learn more about this program and the nominations process, and to download forms, please go to the Montana Arts Council’s website:   Poet Nominators and Poets who wish to apply but do not have access to computers are encouraged to call Montana Arts Council Percent-for-Art Director Kim Baraby Hurtle at 406.444.6639 for assistance before March 15, 2013 or email her at
Program Funds Arts Organizations
National Endowment for the Arts
The Challenge America Fast-Track program supports small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. Grants are available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community development. The Deadline: May 23, 2013.
MACDOWELL COLONY FELLOWSHIPS Available to artists [ All media] of exceptional talent, providing time, space, and an inspiring environment in which to do creative work. A Fellowship consists of exclusive use of a private studio, accommodations, and three prepared
meals a day for two weeks to two months. There is no cost for a
Fellowship; travel funds and stipends are available to
artists-in-residence based on need. Application fee for processing application: $30.00.
April 15th Deadline for Residencies
Springboard for the Arts is getting the jump on the individual health insurance requirements that go into effect on January 1, 2014 as part of the continuing implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A crash course info page is now available with preliminary information… For More >>
Brooklyn, New York
440 Gallery
Annual Theme Show: EARTH 
June 27 – July 28, 2013 
Juror: Jill Conner
440 Gallery is hosting its annual Theme Show. This juried exhibition will feature any art work which references our planet Earth. The exhibitionwill run from Thursday, June 27, through Sunday, July 28, 2013, with an opening reception on June 27. 440 Gallery is an artist-run collective in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, dedicated to the exhibition and sale of artwork. 
Deadline for submissions: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Food for Thought:
Are Arts Relevant in a 21st Century World?
Sat, 2013-03-09 02:25
From Katie Koch for The Harvard Gazette:
Americans themselves, as repeated Gallup polls have found, say that the variety of social offerings — primarily arts and culture — is the most important factor in keeping them attached to the place they live. But as many artists and cultural groups know all too well, public money hasn’t always followed public sentiment. With that in mind, the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations is launching a multiyear project to analyze links among funding, participation, and the vitality of the arts in six U.S. urban centers, starting with Detroit and the San Francisco Bay area. The hope, its leaders say, is to use hard data to develop bold policies to support the arts at the local and national level.
In the United States, “the arts are treated as a public good and funded as a private good,” said Jim Bildner, a Hauser Center senior research fellow and an adjunct lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), at a panel discussion launching the new Initiative for Sustainable Arts in America. “The arts community needs to recognize both realities. There may be some public support going forward, but we have to figure out where our audience is, and how to reach them in a cost-effective way.”
In launching the initiative, also known as SustainArts, the Hauser Center hopes “to have as broad a conversation as we can with as many stakeholders as possible,” Bildner said.
Best regards, Kim
The Texas Tech University System is accepting qualifications for artists to create four site-specific and community-inflected mosaic designs for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center’s Larry Combest Community Health & Wellness Center in Lubbock, TX.  The public art budget is $45,000 and will be all inclusive. For the full description of the project and to view the RFQ, go to:
. Selected finalists will receive an honorarium of up to $2000 for travel and design expenses.
Please direct any questions to Erin Vaden, Public Art Manager, at
Erin E. Vaden, M.A.
Public Art Manager
Texas Tech Plaza | 1901 University, 2nd Floor | 79410
Box 42014 | Lubbock, TX  79409-2014
T 806.742.2116 | F 806.742.1169
Deadline: Submissions must be received (not postmarked) by March 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Helena Area Artists
Call for artists for the Annual Studio Tour
The April 1st deadline is fast approaching to join the Fifth Annual Open Studios Tour, Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22 from noon to 5:00 PM!
As a fundraiser to support public art, the annual Open Studios Tour invites the public to visit artists using a variety of artistic mediums at work in their studios and see their creative process.  The Tour also gives the public an opportunity to purchase art directly from the participating artists. The HPAC is working to make to make the 2013 Open Studios Tour the most successful and profitable yet. Please join us early in order to proceed with the publicity planning in radio, TV and print media. We would like to have some of the artists join us on radio and TV spots.
The Tour will be limited to 20 locations with artists selected on a first come, first served basis.  In order to participate in the Open Studios Tour, we would need the following by April 1, 2013: a brief description of the kind of art do you do, biography, and your artist’s statement on the enclosed Artist Information form;  2 photos, each not greater than 5 kb with one photo of your art and one photo of you creating your art; and  $25 per participating artist to assist with paid advertising expenses.
If you have any questions about the Helena Area Open Studios Tour, please call (406) 447-8491 or go to
The Helena Public Art Committee (HPAC) also extends an invitation to you to join them at the Spring Art Walk, May 17.  No need to look for a space – the HPAC has reserved 101 Last Chance Gulch (the former Taco Del Sol space) on the Downtown Walking Mall and will pay the registration fee for space for artists participating in the 2013 Open Studios Tour. Please indicate on your Tour application if you would like to be included in the Spring Art Walk with the HPAC.
Deadline: April  1st, 2013  See Attachment
Custom Globe Artwork
National Postal Museum, William H. Gross Stamp Gallery Project
A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued today for a three-dimensional Custom Globe Artwork
to be installed in a museum gallery, the William H. Gross Stamp Gallery, in the National Postal
Museum, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington DC. This RFP is being issued by Gallagher &
Associates, in collaboration with the exhibit fabrication firm Design and Production, Inc. and the
National Postal Museum. The new William H. Gross Stamp Gallery is devoted to displaying the museum’s stamp collections and telling the story of philatelic history, stamp artwork, and stamp collecting, and inspire visitors to appreciate stamps and become stamp collectors themselves.
One area of the gallery (approximately 680 s.f.) is focused on International Collections (Area 6:
Stamps Around the Globe). See plan X1.6.100. Within this exhibit area, graphics, cases, pull-out
drawers and frames, and other elements tell the story of stamps from around the world, and
highlight treasures and rare stamps.  In the center of the exhibit area, the design and content team
early on conceptualized a large three dimensional globe artwork that would anchor the exhibit
space visually, support the exhibit area content, and provide an engaging and compelling
beacon to encourage visitors to enter the gallery. The custom globe artwork should utilize stamps, utilize a basic three-dimensional globe shape, and adhere to the dimensions and basic requirements supplied in the exhibit design drawings.
The globe should support the key content messages of the exhibit area –
·                    Stamps have allowed the world to connect through communication.
·                    They provide information about the different places they come from and
               about the people who live there.
·                    They show us how people from different countries chose to portray
               themselves at different points of time.
·                    They portray universal themes and interests such as the wonders of the
               natural world and the mysteries of the universe.
·                    Beyond these basic criteria, the possibilities are wide to achieve the stated goals and            
               create a memorable experience for the visitor entering this gallery.
The Contractor shall deliver and install all products in the gallery no later than deadline date of
August 31, 2013.  The budget for the custom globe artwork is $50,000, including all materials, labor, travel, and installation costs.
For more information and a complete RFP with proposal requirements, drawings and other information,
please contact Sara Pasch, Project Manager, Gallagher & Associates, at 
Deadline: Proposals are due by April 2, 2013.
Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program, Phase II
Request for Proposals
The City of Pasadena is seeking proposals from artists, artist teams and galleries for the selection and commission of artworks for Phase II of the Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program.  Selected sculptures will be installed for 24 months at eight highly-visible locations within the City.  Two of the six loaned artworks may reflect sustainability, water, conservation, electrical, or recycling themes.Launched in 2011, the Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program seeks to create an outdoor art gallery that enlivens the urban landscape and produces a dynamic visual experience for residents and visitors.  The Program places existing loaned and newly commissioned site-specific sculptures on public view in neighborhoods representing all City Council Districts.  Exhibition sites are unsupervised and include traffic islands, medians and smaller, more intimate parcels.  Artist honoraria are $3,000 for the loaned artworks and $5,000 for site-specific projects. Artworks must be available for installation by June 30, 2013.
The City is hosting a public meeting to review the program and the Request for Proposals on April 2 at 6:30 PM at the Armory Center for the Arts, located at 145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103.  Additional information can be accessed at The website includes the full RFP; images, a map and brochure of the Phase I installations; and photos of all Phase II sites. Please contact the Cultural Affairs office at 626-744-7062 with questions. 
Leslie Fischer
Public Art Coordinator
City of Pasadena
Cultural Affairs Division
175 N. Garfield Ave., 2nd Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Direct 626-744-7547
Fax 626-396-7380
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday
Deadline: The submittal deadline is 5:00 pm on April 22, 2013.
Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Percent for Art Program and Wright State University (WSU) invite Ohio artists and Wright State Alumni to submit digital images of past work for the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Percent for Art project.  The Advisory Selection Committee comprised of faculty and staff members will review submitted artist materials to select semi-finalists to make proposals for a new commissioned work.  Wright State University employees and their spouses are not eligible to apply for this commission.  Students enrolled in any degree-granting program are not eligible to apply.  To apply please visit:
Kathy Signorino
Program Coordinator
Individual Artist Grants and Services/Percent for Art
Ohio Arts Council
Rhodes State Office Tower
30 East Broad Street, 33rd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
Direct: 614/728-6140
Fax: 614/466-4494
Open To:
Ohio Artists, also open to Wright State University Alumni Artists
Commission Amount:
Entry Open Date:
Friday, March 15, 2013
Entry Deadline:
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Specifications:  Available at only.
To sign up for free notifications from please follow this link: City of Saint Paul DemandStar Registration
Deadline for Written Questions:                                              2:00 p.m., Friday, April 5, 2013
Submit Written Questions to:                                         
Addenda Posted:                                                                             4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2013
Deadline for Submissions:                                                          2:00 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2013
Artists are directed to the website.
Here are the steps for accessing the open call:
1)             Register for DemandStar at the following address:
a)             Select City of Saint Paul (Contract and Analysis Services) in the Agency drop down
b)            Your account will be set up within 48 hours
2)             Go to and proceed to log in at the top left
3)             Then go to the My Demand Star tab
4)             Click on “View Full Bid List” next to Bids Near Due Date
5)             Under Bids Search Criteria choose Bid Status “Active” and Agency “City of Saint Paul (Contract and Analysis Services)”
6)             Find RFI-30701-12 and download information from the Actions column.
Now Open: Percent-for- Art Program call for RFQ (Request for Qualifications) for the Animal Biosciences Building on the MSU-Bozeman Campus. Starting February 15, 2013 the online application through and is available to all U.S. Residents. For more information see the Percent-for-Art Program page. Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
From my Public Art Network – Americans for the Arts List:
Developing Prequalified Public Artist Pool – Cedar Falls, IA
PROJECT BUDGETS range from $30,000 to $250,000
DEADLINE: 3/25/2013
The Cedar Falls Public Art Committee (CFPAC) invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool or artists for a range of upcoming public art opportunities associated with the construction of new transportation and streetscape improvement projects throughout Cedar Falls, Iowa. Artists selected for inclusion in the 2013-2016 Prequalified Public Artists Pool will be considered for all project opportunities as they arise. The committee reserves the right to select an artist for a commission who may or may not be included in this pool. For a full description of the RFQ please link to:
To apply, please link to: 
Select RFQ 2013-2016 Developing Prequalified Public Artist Pool from the alphabetical list. If you have questions, please contact Dan Perry, Chair, Cedar Falls Public Art Committee at, or call 319-273-2003.
New Police Station, City of New Britain, CT
Budget: $100,000
Deadline: March 31, 2013
Artists should submit a resume detailing past public art projects, education and other relevant qualifications. Artists should submit reliable contact information – phone number, address, and email address. Artists should also submit up to 6 jpg images (file size of 2MB or less) of past work
Please email submissions to: The due date for the submission of qualifications is March 31, 2013. The Commission will be meeting in early April to decide upon the finalists. Notification to the finalists will occur by April 30, 2013.
Sound Transit + East Link Extension Artist Roster + Call to Artists. Puget Sound region of Washington State
Deadline: April 01, 2013, 5:00PM PST
Budget: Approximately $30,000 – $600,000 per project
Sound Transit’s STart program is establishing a roster of pre-qualified artists for public art projects throughout the agency’s three-county service area in the greater Puget Sound region of Washington State. The roster will be effective for a period of three years and serve as one of the means of selecting artists to create permanent, site-specific artwork for the agency’s expanding transit system. Art projects will vary in size and complexity, with potential budgets listed below. Upcoming opportunities will focus on the East Link Extension (ELE) of light rail connecting downtown Seattle with Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond.  Information:
Elevate 2013 Projects for Downtown Atlanta Georgia
Deadline: April 01, 2013
Budget: $1000 – $10,000
The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Public Art Program is accepting applications for “Elevate 2013,” a temporary art program in central downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
Projects that enliven, accentuate and interact meaningfully with the community will be considered for inclusion in the 2013 Elevate program.  Project grants from $1000 – $10,000based on the project need and available funds with no fixed number of projects designated. Projects should be accessible to all age groups of the general public. All mediums welcome. Download the full 2013 Elevate guidelines (HERE). Please direct questions to
Lancaster’s Rodney Park Revitalization Project, Pennsylvania
Deadline:  April 1, 2013
Budget: $50,000
The City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, seeks qualifications from artists, artisans and/or designers to develop a public artwork(s) with the express purpose of placing engaging public art which celebrates the diversity of our city’s neighborhoods and enhances the city’s effort to promote “green infrastructure”, in a location where it can be enjoyed by residents and visitors.  The public art site is a triangular grass area at the Southwest entrance to the park. For more information on the City’s Public Art Guidelines.
Port of San Diego, CA
Deadline: April 9, 2013
Budget: $20,000
The Port of San Diego is issuing a call for artists for tideLANDS(2).
tideLANDS is a Port of San Diego program designed to encourage artistic exploration of Port tidelands by California artists. Artists selected will create temporary public artworks such as installations, social and spatial interventions that reflect their visual art practice and are created in direct response to a site with the aim of stimulating dialogue and providing new perspectives of the San Diego waterfront. tideLANDS(2) is the second installment of the tideLANDS program. Up to three artists/teams will be commissioned and will each receive $20,000 to realize their artwork.
To receive future Port of San Diego Public Art news and opportunities via email, sign up at:
Call for Artists Announced for Downtown Transit Center, Bloomington, Indiana
Budget: $104,000
Deadline: April 29, 2013
The City of Bloomington Arts Commission in partnership with Bloomington Transit is issuing a Call to Artists for four separate artwork commission projects at the Downtown Transit Center currently under construction at the southeast corner of S. Walnut St. and E. 3rdSt. in Bloomington, Indiana.
Bloomington Transit is investing approximately $104,000 towards public art at the Downtown Transit Center, with project administration provided by the Arts Commission.  Four commission opportunities are available in this Call for Artists:  Custom designed and fabricated pedestrian benches and bicycle racks; a Bloomington Transit Logo Artwork and a Transit Mural.
Full project descriptions and artist selection criteria is available at  Deadline for applications is April 29, 2013. For more information, contact Miah Michaelsen, the Assistant Economic Development Director for the Arts, at or (812) 349-3534.

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Public Artists March 21 2013

Green Business

From Rob Lautz in California

There is an organization in Los Angeles that does green business certification for arts and cultural organizations, Arts:Earth Partnership. Perhaps you’ve heard of them? Here’s a link to their website and a recent article.
Their goal is to set a CA state standard and eventually a national standard. They are working on expanding their services state-wide with an eye toward further expansion. I believe they are already working on making connections in NYC.
Green Business