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July 10, 2014

Jane Chu Named NEA Chair

Washington, DC (2014) – In June, the United States Senate confirmed Jane Chu as the new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), a position that had been left vacant since Rocco Landesman stepped down in 2012. Prior to her appointment, Chu served as president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in … Read More

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June 30, 2014

Norie Sato Receives 2014 PAN Leadership Award

Nashville, Tenn. (June 2014) – Seattle artist Norie Sato was recently awarded the 2014 Public Art Network (PAN) Award in recognition of her contributions to the public arts community. Sato has been active in the Seattle art scene since the 1970s, creating sculptures and two-dimensional works that utilize a wide variety of materials, including metal, video, light, glass, integrated … Read More

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May 28, 2014

Summer Arts Festivals 2014

Check out the arts festivals happening around North America this summer and start making travel plans. Here is a list to get you started: 2014-2016 Vancouver, British Columbia Vancouver Biennale - Guided by the theme “Open Borders / Crossroads Vancouver,” the 3rd annual Vancouver Biennale will include a variety of artistic mediums, including music, performance, sculpture, and … Read More

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February 26, 2014

Fractured Atlas Announces Winners of Arts Entrepreneurship Awards

New York, NY (2014) - Fractured Atlas – an influential arts service organization established in 1998 – has announced the five winners of their inaugural Arts Entrepreneurship Awards. One winner is Todd Scalise, artist, designer and founder of Higherglyphics. Scalise has redefined how public art can stimulate economic development by approaching every public art project as a business … Read More

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January 25, 2014

Sacramento Receives Grant to Create Virtual Art

Sacramento, Calif. - Thanks to a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, 11 artists will create artworks to enhance Sacramento’s Broadway District virtually. None of the artworks—whether sculpture, mural, etc.—will exist in a physical location but rather as digital files, visible only on a smartphone or tablet. The project, Broadway Augmented, will use … Read More

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October 14, 2013

“Ballroom Luminoso” Wins a SXSW Eco Award

Austin, Texas - Ballroom Luminoso by Arizona-based artists Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock has been named the winner of the 2013 SXSW Eco Award for Transformative Design. The work, made of recycled bicycle parts, structural steel, and LED lights, is located beneath an 1-35 overpass in San Antonio, Texas.

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September 30, 2013

Call for Suggestions: International Award for Public Art

Global – Forecast Public Art and the Institute for Public Art have opened a Call for Suggestions for the second International Award for Public Art. The award honors excellence in the field while also seeking to increase visibility for public art internationally and to foster knowledge through research, discussion, and debate. Please send suggestions by … Read More

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September 25, 2013

Art in Odd Places: October 11–20, 2013

New York, N.Y. - Starting October 11, residents and visitors to New York will have the opportunity to witness performance art, music, installations, poetry, videos and more at the ninth annual Art in Odd Places (AiOP) festival on 14th St. Selected artists will present works through different mediums, all based on the theme “Number.” Themes of … Read More

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September 24, 2013

Elevate Week: October 18–26, 2013

Atlanta, Ga. - Beginning October 18, 2013, downtown Atlanta will play host to a medley of large-scale public art projects, performances, and educational opportunities in its 3rd annual art festival known as Elevate Week. The theme of this year’s festival is “Transit: Time, People & Places.” Elevate Week runs October 18–26, 2013, along North and South … Read More

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September 10, 2013

Art Break Day 2014

Cities worldwide are planning for the event in September 2014.

Stockton, Calif. – To demonstrate the benefits of art-making for healthy communities, the California non-profit Art Is Moving launched Art Break Day in 2011—and this year the event took off internationally. Each free Art Break site is equipped with enough art materials for 1,000 people. Passersby are invited to sit down, take a break, and … Read More

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