Outdoor Sculpture Installation – In Great Falls

Workshop with Whitney Polich
August 4, 9a.m.-1p.m. & August 5, 5p.m.-8p.m.
Attend both or one!

Learn how to create outdoor installations by building your own “ringing rock!”

The Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art: Ringing Rocks is an outdoor sculpture installation workshop directed by Whitney Polich, spring resident artist at The Square. Free to the public, this workshop welcomes participants of all ability levels from teen to adult ages. Students will learn about contemporary trends in outdoor sculpture and some history as well as learning how to make their own sculpture and the installation process. Register by calling 727-8255 or email suzanne@the-square.org

Outdoor Sculpture Installation – In Great Falls

Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grants

Ford Foundation Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grants, LINC, in partnership with the Ford Foundation, announces an open call for proposals to the Ford Foundation Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grant program. The grants will provide a complementary suite of material support, with access to a national learning community, as well as technical assistance.

Non-profit arts organizations with strong track records of artistic excellence, who are intending to buy, build, renovate, partner in the development of, or become anchor tenants in a vibrant artist space can apply for up to $100,000 in support of a facility project. Exemplary projects will not only result in dynamic artist space facilities, but will also function as engines of cultural equity and social change, applying innovations and best practices in artist space development that produce sustainable, affordable facilities for the continuation of artistic excellence.

LINC’s core commitment to diversity —cultural, geographic, and genre—which extends to our grantee network spanning from Massachusetts to Hawai’i, has informed the design of the Ford Foundation Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grants. We encourage a wide range of organizations with cultural facility projects in their pipelines to consider how the program can deepen their planning processes and help them to leverage a stronger position as collaborative partners with municipalities, developers, and local stakeholders, while also expanding their national network of peers.

This program has ongoing deadlines.


Research & Articles
Arts and the Economy: Using Arts and Culture to Stimulate Economic Development
Artists’ Centers: Evolution and Impact on Careers, Neighborhoods and Economies
Artist Space Development: Making the Case
Artist Space Development: Financing
The Artistic Dividend: Urban Artistic Specialization and Economic Development Implications
Creating Artist Space: Resources for Artists, City Officials and Developers
Developing Affordable Space for Artists: A Summary of Development Projects
How Artist Space Matters: Impacts and Insights
Investing in Creativity: A Study of the Support Structure for U.S. Artists
Other Resources
ArtistLink, “Space Toolbox,” 2007Chicago Artist Resource, “Square Feet Chicago: Introduction,” 2006Toronto Artscape, “Square Feet: The Artist’s Guide to Renting and Buying Work Space,” 2001.

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Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grants

WESTAF – Visual Arts Touring (VAT) program.

Just a friendly reminder that The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), is now receiving applications for funding for the second year of its Visual Arts Touring (VAT) program.

The application deadline for this second round of grants is August 1, 2010.

The VAT program is a competitive grant program that awards up to $50,000 to visual arts organizations to support the preparation and touring of visual arts exhibitions of important regional artists.

Projects must take place between October 1, 2010 and September 30, 2012. Additional information about this program and full grant guidelines can be found at http://amp.cgweb.org. This project has been generously underwritten by the National Endowment for the Arts.

WESTAF is sponsoring two more call-in sessions for interested parties to learn more about the program and ask questions. These calls will be held on Wednesday, July 7th at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time and Wednesday, July 21st at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time.

To sign up for these sessions and to receive a call-in phone number and access code, please contact Robin Schaefer at: robin.schaefer@westaf.org.

Robin Schaefer
Information Specialist

1743 Wazee St. Ste. 300
Denver, CO 80202
T 303.629.1166
F 303.629.9717



WESTAF – Visual Arts Touring (VAT) program.


Around the world, the arts are finding their way into healthcare settings in ever more diverse ways.

Patients, their families, staff, direct care providers, administrators and those protecting the financial bottom-line, are discovering that there are a variety of real benefits to this. The Montana Arts Council has embarked on an online survey project to inventory the state of the arts and healthcare in Montana to determine where our technical and financial assistance might best be directed. We will survey artists, arts organizations, medical direct-care providers and administrators of healthcare settings separately.

As an Artist, Direct Care Provider, Administrator of a Montana healthcare facility, or Arts Organization, we will be inviting you to participate in this research. Your inside help is key to establishing an accurate picture of our state and we would appreciate your assistance and expertise. The first two online surveys, for Artists and Arts Organizations, are now open for responses. The remaining Direct Care Provider and Healthcare Administrator surveys will follow soon. The online survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes and all responses will be anonymous.

TO PARTICIPATE, please go to:

Questions or Comments, Please contact:
Kim Baraby Hurtle
Executive Assistant & Percent-for-Art Manager



A resource guide
for developers

Now available

“The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh commissioned the Office of Public Art to write a 101-level resource guide for private developers to inspire, inform, and educate about working with artists. Even though some of the resources are Pittsburgh specific, I thought it might be helpful to many of you as well.”
Renee Piechocki, Pittsburgh Arts Council

“Works of art add value to the built environment. They can transform places with added meaning, interaction, beauty, and context, creating memorable encounters for people in those places.

The Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh encourages developers to consider creative ways to engage artists and present works of art in their projects, and looks favorably upon development plans that include thoughtful public art components. This resource guide is intended to give developers information and tools to commission works of art. It features examples of different project types, discusses best practices, and outlines local and national resources for public art.”

For more . . . go to: http://www.ura.org/developers/URA-AddValueAddArt.pdf

http://www.publicartpittsburgh.org or call
412-391-2060 x 233.