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President's FY21 Budget Calls for Termination of Cultural Agencies Again

Americans for the Arts

February 10, 2020
For a fourth-straight year, the Trump administration has proposed to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation of Public Broadcasting (CPB).  As misdirected as this proposal is, we are confident that Congress—as it has done in the past three fiscal years—will again reject this short-sighted budget request in a bipartisan, bicameral manner, and increase funding for these federal cultural agencies.

In the past three years, Congress not only dismissed these initial calls for termination, but in fact gave steady increases in funding to several of our nation’s cultural agencies.  Check out a brief history of budgetary proposals and final funding for these agencies for the past three years with the President’s most recent budget request in red below:

Key Federally Funded Arts Agency President Trump’s
FY 19 Budget Proposal
Final FY 2019 Funding President Trump’s
FY 20 Budget Proposal
Final FY 2020 Funding  President Trump’s
FY 21 Budget Proposal
National Endowment for the Arts
(NEA)
Termination $155 million Termination $162.25 million Termination
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Termination $155 million Termination $162.25 million Termination
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Termination $242 million Termination $252 million Termination
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Termination $445 million Termination $445 million Termination

Be sure to check out Americans for the Arts and Arts Action Fund President and CEO Robert L. Lynch’s full statement regarding the president’s budget proposal. Additionally, ArtsVote 2020 Chair Ben Folds testified on behalf of Americans for the Arts to urge the House Appropriations Subcommittee to increase NEA funding to $170 million for FY 21. Read Bob and Ben’s written remarks and watch Ben’s testimony on the Arts Action Fund website.

Be sure to check out Americans for the Arts and Arts Action Fund President and CEO Robert L. Lynch's full statement regarding the president's budget proposal. Additionally, ArtsVote 2020 Chair Ben Folds testified on behalf of Americans for the Arts to urge the House Appropriations Subcommittee to increase NEA funding to $170 million for FY 21. Read Bob and Ben’s written remarks and watch Ben’s testimony on the Arts Action Fund website.

 

Oregon Arts Commission News & Updates – January 2020

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Oregon Arts Commission News & Updates – January 2020

In this issue of Oregon Arts Commission News: A rare opening on the Arts Commission staff, Oregon recipients of recent NEA awards, Betty LaDuke’s exhibition celebrating Oregon’s agricultural workers in the Governor’s Office, Grant and Fellowships News…Plus we welcome a new Arts Commissioner and announce a  Career Opportunity Grant deadline of March 5!
We are hiring!

Arts Commission seeks Community Arts Development Coordinator

The Oregon Arts Commission has an immediate opening for a Community Arts Development Coordinator.
If you are passionate about strengthening Oregon’s arts community and enjoy collaborating with stakeholders to deliver arts training and technical assistance, you should consider this opportunity.
The successful candidate will excel at building relationships and enjoy detail-oriented work such as the application review process, providing technical assistance to the field and administering grant-making programs.
A broad knowledge of Oregon’s arts and creative sector is a definite plus.

15 Oregon organizations

awarded NEA grants

Congratulations to the 15 Oregon arts organizations sharing $335,000 in FY2020 Art Works and Challenge America grants from the National Endowment for the Arts!
Oregon’s NEA grant recipients are:
Artists Repertory Theatre, $20,000
Milagro, $10,000
Oregon Bach Festival, $25,000
Oregon Ballet Theatre, $10,000
Oregon Children’s Theatre Company, $20,000
Oregon Folklife Network, $35,000
Oregon Symphony, $20,000
Oregon Symphony Association in Salem, $10,000
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, $40,000
Portland Opera, $25,000
Portland Playhouse, $15,000
Tavern Books, $10,000
White Bird, $40,000
Wisdom of the Elders, $20,000
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington, $35,000
Read the NEA release with project descriptions.
A promotional image for Artist Repertory Theatre’s “Looking for Tiger Liliy,”a world premiere supported by a $20,000 NEA Art Works grant.

Ashland artist Betty LaDuke to exhibit in Governor’s Office

Ashland artist Betty LaDuke will exhibit “Bountiful Harvest: Celebrating Oregon’s Farm Workers” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem from Feb. 3 to April 2.
LaDuke’s brightly colored and richly patterned paintings on shaped wood panels celebrate Oregon’s agricultural bounty and the individuals who labor to grow and harvest it. To create these works, the artist spends many hours in the fields sketching and connecting with migrant workers on Southern Oregon farms, vineyards and orchards.
Later, in the studio, LaDuke transforms her sketches into energetic imagery that dignifies the migrant farm workers and their important labor.
An exhibit in the Governor’s Office is considered a once-in-a-lifetime honor for Oregon artists.
Betty LaDuke, “Pear Harvest,” 2012, Acrylic on plywood, 63 x 48 inches. Photo Robert Jaffe.

Grant spotlight

Go behind the scenes at Northwest Theatre Workshop

A three-time recipient of the Arts Commission’s Small Operating Grant award, Northwest Theatre Workshoppresents free events and workshops designed to build a community around the creation, development and production of new theatrical work.
“The grants have helped make it possible for us to offer free performances and our VERY popular New Works Workshop that we do in partnership with Theater Vertigo,” says Producing Artistic Director Ciji Guerin.
Experience their behind-the-scenes view of the creative process at“Tragedy. Comedy. Cookies” from 4 to 6 p.m. on March 8 at Copeland Commons Coffee House at Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont, Portland). The free event is a social get-together and script-in-hand performance of “The Thirst,” a new play that follows the adventures of conjoined twins trying to save their dying village.
Promotional image for “Tragedy. Comedy. Cookies” at Northwest Theatre Workshop..

Applications open for 2020 Hallie Ford Fellowships

The Ford Family Foundation recently announced acall for applications for the 2020 Hallie Ford Fellowships in the Visual Arts. The Foundation will award up to three $35,000 unrestricted fellowships to established Oregon visual artists who have demonstrated a depth of sophisticated practice and potential for significant future accomplishment. Their work furthers the conversation of contemporary art in the 21st century.
These fellowships honor the late Hallie Ford, co-founder of The Ford Family Foundation, who left a legacy based on a lifelong interest in and support of the visual arts. She believed strongly that others should have the opportunity to realize their talents.
Recipients are chosen based on the evolution of their work, the quality of their existing work and potential. They are chosen by a panel of arts professionals from in and out of Oregon.
The Oregon Arts Commission administers the online application process in partnership with The Ford Family Foundation.
James Lavadour “Land of Origin,” 2015 Ed. 17/18. Lithograph, paper. Lavadour is a 2019 Hallie Ford Fellow.

Harlen Springer appointed to Arts Commission

Harlen Springer, the chair of the Florence Public Arts Committee and a founding member and past president of the Florence Regional Arts Alliance​, has been appointed to the Oregon Arts Commission by Gov. Kate Brown.
Harlen is a retired corporate executive with extensive experience leading artistic and consumer products companies including Portal Publications, Numi Organic Tea and Boing Designs. Prior to that, Springer held senior management positions at Fortune 500 companies such as Procter and Gamble, Clorox and Unilever.
Harlan Springer
In more Oregon Arts Commission News,
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Upcoming grant deadlines

Career Opportunity Grants: Thursday, March 5
Oregon Arts Commission | Phone 503-986-0082 | www.oregonartscommission.org

A Call for Artist Participation – Alley Beautification in Grants Pass

Greetings Artists and Community Members,

The City of Grants Pass and the Committee on Public Art (CoPA) is seeking an artist to work with the CoPA Sub-Committee to transform one of the Historical Downtown Alleyways.

        Alley Beautification Call for Artist Participation

Prospectus:

The City of Grants Pass is investing in the transformation of select alleyways downtown into usable and enjoyed public spaces. The Alley Beautification project furthers the City’s goal of creating a vibrant commercial district by enhancing downtown activities and safe spaces. In this project, the selected artist will have the support of the City’s Committee on Public Arts (CoPA) to survey key stakeholders and design site-specific art installation(s) for the selected alleyway. The artist will be asked to create work(s) that create a sense of play and invoke interaction from the public, while also respecting placement within the City’s Historic District.  The Alley Beautification project is commissioned by the City of Grants Pass with a budget of $20K. Deadline for this Call for Artist is March 6, 2020. While local creators may be given preference, there is no geographic eligibility requirement to apply.

Project Description: 

The Alley Beautification project is a commission of new work(s), where the artist is the creator.  The artist will have the support of the City’s Committee on Public Art (CoPA) to survey interests of key stakeholders to design and create one or more works of public art for the Osprey Alley. The project will be overseen by CoPA with final authority given to City Council. Key stakeholders include business owners adjacent to the alley and the City’s Historic Building & Sites Commission. The Osprey Alley is the first in a series of alleyways to be developed. 

Location: 

The Osprey Alley is located between 6th and 5th streets and parallel to H and I streets. As this site is within the City’s Historic District, no permanent changes can be made to surrounding buildings, and color palette may be limited (i.e. No neon colors).  There is some existing landscaping in the alley, as well as one existing lamppost and temporary hanging lights. Vehicles bringing supplies to adjacent businesses intermittently need access to a portion of the alley.  Additional engineering and architectural information available as needed. There have been no decisions other than details listed above on the use of the space.

The Osprey Alley is open to the public and can be used as a corridor between 6th street and the Osprey parking lot, a public parking lot which itself features a public art work of a nested osprey.  This alley, most central of alleys under consideration for the Alley Beautification project, is adjacent to many trendy restaurants, bars and venues that draw heavy foot traffic. While the alley is lightly landscaped, the City has found the landscaping insufficient to draw the attention and use of the space by the public.  The Alley can be described as made of two sections: 1) a non-vehicle accessible portion (closer to 6th Street) containing light landscaping and insulated on either side by the brick siding of neighboring businesses, 2) a vehicle accessible portion (closer to 5th Street) with business on one side and open on the other. 

Criteria:

For the Osprey Alley we are looking for work(s) that create a sense of play and cause the public to interact with the space and/or others, while also respecting placement within the City’s Historic District.  Specifically, we are looking for work(s) that cause the public to: 1) pause, enter and look deeply at the space, 2) engage and/or play in the space, and 3) record their presence in the space with a unique image (selfie).

This is a call for artist qualifications. This is not a Request for Proposals. Please do not submit specific proposals for the Osprey Alley or the Alley Beautification project.  Please ensure full contact information is included with application.

Budget:

The budget for this project is $20K and includes artist’s fees, engineering, materials, fabrication, transportation, and installation. Budget does not include travel, insurance, taxes, studio overhead, and miscellaneous items.

Artist Eligibility:

Local artist, artist teams, as well as students are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:

Please email or mail all the following with your application:

  1. Statement of Interest: In 800 words or less, introduce yourself and describe your specific interest in the project, your potential approach to the project or creating public art, and any past relevant experience.
  2. Resume or short biography
  3. Visuals Support Materials: 3-10 images depicting previous work. Visual support materials can include digital images, slides, videos, CDs, or prints.
  4. Annotated List: The annotated list allows you to describe the visual support material and should include description, material, location, budget, client or commissioning organization, and any other relevant project information.

Deadline:

All applications must be received by 3:00 P.M. on March 6, 2020. Applications received after this date cannot be guaranteed review.  Please submit all required application materials by emailing [email protected], with the subject line Alley Beautification Application, or mail to:

C/O Susan Seereiter, Business Advocate

City of Grants Pass

101 NW A Street

Grants Pass, OR 97526

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the City’s Committee on Public Arts (CoPA). CoPA was formed in 2002 to promote and develop visual arts, performing arts and art education in Grants Pass. The Committee is made of community members volunteering to advise the City Council of the development of partnerships and coordination of themes and approaches to the arts, along with recommendations to the City Council for methods to induce investments in public arts.

After initial review of applications Up to four finalists will be selected and may be requested to interview with the Committee or a subset of members. Travel expenses are not covered for finalists selected to interview, and a teleconference can be provided. Final selection will receive approval by the City Council upon CoPA’s recommendation.

Interviews will start after March 10, 2020. You will be contacted after this date.

Selection Criteria:

  • evidence of innovative thinking in designing spaces for public art
  • ability to work with community members and respond to their concerns
  • ability to work within the constraints of city codes and requirements

For questions, contact Susan Seereiter, Business Advocate City of Grants Pass at (541) 450-6014 [email protected]

Kind Regards,

Susan

Susan Seereiter

Business Advocate

www.grantspassoregon.gov

(541) 450-6014 (Direct)

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OAC Update on grant awards, Art in Public Places Roster now open and the first-ever tour of our State Capitol’s art collection!

August 2019

News & Updates

Update on grant awards, Art in Public Places Roster now open and the first-ever tour of our State Capitol’s art collection!

Grant award timeline update

OSG, ALG awards to be announced in September

Due to the new biennium budget process, the announcement of grant awards for the Operating Support and Arts Learning programs is delayed until September.
The Arts Commission is awaiting a final approved budget from the Legislative Fiscal Office and the Business Oregon fiscal office, as well as action by the Arts Commission board, so that grant awards can be finalized and distributed.
Final approval of grant awards is expected at the Arts Commission board meeting in early September. Official notification of application status and funding awards will happen after the Arts Commission board meets.
In recognition of the challenge presented by awards being announced after activity starts, the staff is developing a new timeline for the next funding cycle and may move the activity start period to Oct. 1.

Eric Asakawa plays the role made famous by Kevin Bacon in Broadway Rose Theatre Company’s current production of“Footloose” running through Sept. 1. Broadway Rose received a FY2019 Operating Supporting Grant award. Photo by Craig Mitchelldy.

Call to artists

Oregon Art in Public Places Roster now accepting applications

Regional, national and international artists are invited to submit qualifications for the Oregon Art in Public Places Roster for 2020-2022. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m., MDT (Mountain Daylight Time), on Tuesday, Sept. 10. All materials must be submitted through CaFE™.
The Oregon Arts Commission manages the Percent for Art program for the State of Oregon. The Oregon Art in Public Places Roster serves as a resource for Percent for Art selection panels to identify artists most suitable for specific project needs.
The Roster is completely refreshed every three years. Artist who were selected for a previous Oregon Art in Public Places Roster must reapply to be considered for the 2020-2022 Roster.

George Johanson, “Day and Night,” 2012. Acrylic and oil on canvas. Oregon Department of Transportation.

Corvallis artist Greg Pfarr exhibits in Governor’s Office

Corvallis artist Greg Pfarr will exhibit “A Sense of Place: Time, Memory and Imagination in the Pacific Northwest” in the Governor’s Office of the Capitol Building in Salem through Sept. 26. A “meet the artist” reception is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5.
Place has always been a central focus of Greg’s art. He grew up roaming the woods and creeks of southern Ohio, where he found his first inspiration. Early backpacking experiences in the Smokey and Rocky Mountains convinced him that he had to live near wilderness. A move to Oregon in 1980 made it possible.
An exhibit in the Governor’s office is a “once in a lifetime” honor for selected Oregon artists.

Greg Pfarr, “Three Glaciers, Prince William Sound, Alaska,” 2014. Etching and woodcut. 24 x 36 inches (image). Courtesy the artist.

American Artist Appreciation Month

First-ever tours of State Capitol art offered in August

Explore the vast art collection inside the Oregon State Capitol during American Artist Appreciation Month in August. For the first time, State Capitol visitor services will provide guided tours of the Art of the Time Collection, publicly displayed throughout the building.
Tours will depart from the state seal in the rotunda at noon Monday through Friday,
Aug. 19-30. The collection includes more than 175 American (and many regional) artists, featured on the Percent for Art Collection website.
For a schedule of upcoming events and exhibits at the Capitol, visit www.oregoncapitol.com.

Sally Haley, “Camellias,” before 1979. Acrylic on canvas. Photo: Frank Miller.

At Liberty honors Royal Nebeker

Former Arts Commissioner and beloved Oregon artist Royal Nebeker (1945-2014) is being celebrated in a retrospective of his work on exhibit at At Liberty in Bend through September.
A prominent teacher, Nebeker left a tremendous legacy of work. A broad representation of his life’s work assembled for the tribute show.
Royal once said, “This process of painting resembles looking through a night window. I peer out, observing and at the same time see the reflection of the interior conditions of my own reality. It is my intent that as the viewer peers into my painting, he will not only see a visual record of meaning in my life, but will discover the reflection of meaning in their own, as in a night window.”

Pictured at the Royal Nebeker exhibit opening: (left to right) Kaari Vaughn, a founding partner of At Liberty; Sarah Nebeker, Royal’s widow and a Clatsop County Commissioner; Hannah Nebeker, Royal’s daughter; Rene Mitchell, a founding partner of At Liberty; Jenny Green, a founding partner of At Liberty; and Brian Wagner, Arts Commission community development coordinator. .

Florence public mural celebrates local culture

“Stitching Time, Weaving Cultures,” a public mural celebrating local culture and heritage, was recently dedicated in Florence. Commissioned by The City of Florence and the City’s Public Arts Committee, the mural was created by Portland artist-team Marino-Heidel Studios.
Almost three years in the making, the mural showcases folk arts and speaks to cultural interchange. It also “stitches” together ideas that represent the Florence area. The design incorporates the iconic Siuslaw Bridge and native flora and fauna of our region and pays homage to the Siuslaw people.
The project was a partnership between enthusiastic citizens, members of the PUD, Tribal leaders and City of Florence staff.

(Left to right) Harlan Springer of the Florence Public Arts Committee, Catherine Rickbone of the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts and Michal Dalton, Oregon Arts Commissioner.

Upcoming grant deadlines

Oregon Arts Commission | Phone 503-986-0082 | www.oregonartscommission.org

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Guggenheim Foundation and Fellowship Grants Available For Artists

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship Competition

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

Fellowships are awarded through two annual competitions: one open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada, and the other open to citizens and permanent residents of Latin America and the Caribbean. Candidates must apply to the Guggenheim Foundation in order to be considered in either of these competitions. The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has decided to suspend its Latin American and Caribbean competition for the year 2020 while we examine the workings and efficacy of the program. Therefore the Foundation will not be accepting applications in the Latin American and Caribbean competition for 2020.

The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year.

During the rigorous selection process, applicants will first be pooled with others working in the same field, and examined by experts in that field: the work of artists will be reviewed by artists, that of scientists by scientists, that of historians by historians, and so on. The Foundation has a network of several hundred advisers, who either meet at the Foundation offices to look at applicants’ work, or receive application materials to read offsite. These advisers, all of whom are themselves former Guggenheim Fellows, then submit reports critiquing and ranking the applications in their respective fields. Their recommendations are then forwarded to and weighed by a Committee of Selection, which then determines the number of awards to be made in each area. Occasionally, no application in a given area is considered strong enough to merit a Fellowship.

The Committee of Selection then forwards its recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final approval. The successful candidates in the United States and Canada competition are announced in early April; those in the Latin America and Caribbean competition, in early June.

We guarantee our advisers and Committee of Selection members, as well as those who submit letters of reference, absolute confidentiality. Therefore, under no circumstances will the reasons for the rejection of an application be provided.

Learn more about the Foundation and Fellowship Grants here: https://www.gf.org/about/fellowship/

Complete the form found at the link below to request a login account so that you can access Guggenheim’s online Fellowship Application. An email will be sent to you shortly with your login credentials. It may take a few minutes before you receive the email.

If you applied in the 2019 competition, you may use your previous username when you complete this form, but we will issue you a new password. No portion of your previous application will be retrievable for use in this year’s competition. Persons who have already received a Guggenheim Fellowship are not eligible to apply for another.
The application deadline for the 2020 United States and Canada competition is 11:59 P.M. (EST), Monday, September 16, 2019. 

Apply for the Fellowship Grant here: https://competition.gf.org/applicant/

SOAR wishes you the best of success in your fellowship application! If you win a fellowship grant, please let us know so we can share your story.

2019 Imagely Fund Now Open Offering Grants to Photographers

2019 Imagely Fund Now Open!

Hi

Hey, environmental and humanitarian photographers, looking for a great grant opportunity? The 2019 Imagely Fund is officially open — and this year, we’re giving away TWO GRANTS!

Apply now!

Imagely is excited to launch our 7th annual Imagely Fund which will offer a $5000 grant to one environmental and one humanitarian photographer to use toward interesting and meaningful projects.

Grant season offers our team an incredible chance to check out the amazing work of photographers around the globe. Each year we are inspired by, and learn from these photo stories. Whether it’s documenting wars or natural disasters, spotlighting injustices and inequalities, or highlighting issues in conservation, we feel honored to witness the impact that powerful imagery has to evoke positive change.

Interested in applying to be one of 2019’s Imagely Fund Fellows? You’ll need an online portfolio showing off your photo storytelling talents and a one-page personal statement (it should include a link to your portfolio, a short bio, a brief project description, background on your location-specific training and preparations, as well as an estimated budget).

Applications are judged by our panel of distinguished reviewers which in 2019 include: Jim Brandenburg, Steve Winter, and Ami Vitale.

The Imagely Team is immensely grateful to all of our judges (present and past) for their commitment to giving back to the photography community, especially considering their own hectic shooting schedules, projects, books, travel, and workshops.

Learn more

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Haines & Friends Fund & “Where’s William?”

Hello friends and art appreciators,
 This Friday in Downtown Ashland is bound to be a happening event!  Not only is it 1st Friday Art Walk, but the Haines & Friends Fund show at the Ashland Springs Hotel will be a unique and insightful exhibit. You will get to see the results of the funds in physical form. So many great artists who were awarded for their artistic visions !
Here is the brochure:
***That’s my painting on the lower left… ‘Suddenly Blue” (40″x30″ oil, with lots of impasto work)
After you view the Haines & Friends Fund show, head over across the street to the Art & Soul Gallery and play ‘Where’s William” for a chance to win art gifts and more!
details here:

ART & SOUL GALLERY CELEBRATES THE OPENING OF OSF’S OUTDOOR SEASON WITH “WHERE’S WILLIAM?” AN ART DISCOVERY GAME!

 

All of the 27 artists at the Art & Soul Gallery have titled one or two of their paintings to relate to William Shakespeare. Throughout the month of June visitors to the gallery who are able to find the paintings will win prizes.

“There is something for everyone,” says the gallery’s new managing director/owner, Peter Stone. “Where’s William” is designed to be a fun way to discover art while looking for Shakespeare themes in the paintings and their titles.” 

Prizes:

~Kids aged twelve and under who find ten or more titles get to choose a super hero or Star Wars lapel pin.

~Seekers who find twenty or more titles get to choose one notecard from an Art & Soul Gallery artist and receive a free pass to Chanting and Chai.

~More ambitious “art snoops” who find 25 or more titles and answer three or more bonus questions will receive a CD, a free pass to Chanting and Chai, get to choose a notecard from an Art & Soul Gallery Artist, a 25% off coupon for custom picture framing from Art & Soul Framing and will be entered into a weekly drawing to win their choice of a painting lesson, a music lesson or an matted/unframed print.

~And anyone who finds thirty or more titles and answers five or more bonus questions will receive the above prizes and be entered into a drawing (at 4 pm on June 30) to win a Judy Richardson original oil painting.

Prizes are available for participants every day at all times when the gallery is open and there will be “art snoops” drawings every Friday in June at 5 pm. (7:30 on First Friday)

You do not need to be present to win at any of the drawings.

For more information about Art & Soul Gallery and “Where’s William” call (541) 488-9006, visit artandsoulgallery.com email: [email protected].

I look forward to seeing you at either of these exhibits! It will be a fun night ….
cheers,
silvia

Art Deadlines List Fall 2018

Art Deadlines List.

December 03, 2018
SPLASH 21 COMPETITION In painting, mood is the general atmosphere, state of mind or emotion that a work of art evokes. Artists have many compositional elements at their disposal for creating mood and drama in their paintings–from value and light, to color, to perspective and depth. Every painting strives to capture some sort of mood, whether it is disturbing or tranquil, melancholy or energetic. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wPDCzU

October 31, 2018
SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2019 SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2019, the 27th annual competition for exhibition and Artist of the Year Award. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held February 27 – March 23, 2019, at the Limner Gallery. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wYpkPW OR [email protected]

October 28, 2018

50 WORD HORROR STORY HALLOWEEN CONTEST Must be a high-quality horror story. Must be 50 words or under. Your story will be also placed on a tile and shared on our social networks. We will announce the winners on Halloween Night in our movie and chat. Winner receives $500. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2QxonDT

 

October 31, 2018

COUCH SURFING RESIDENCY Free rent in exchange for 20-30 hours/week collaboration on organically-developed project series based on a mutually-agreed-upon theme or motif. Applicants must have solid experience in at least two of the following: 1) writing, 2) flat art, 3) photography/film, 4) performance, 5) installations, 6) set design, 7) assemblage, 8) costume design. No Entry Fee. Details: 206-327-8777 OR [email protected]

 

October 31, 2018

ICELAND WRITERS RETREAT The Iceland Writers Retreat is an event comprised of a series of small-group writing workshops and cultural tours designed to introduce participants to Iceland’s rich literary heritage. The winning candidate(s) must demonstrate that s/he does not have the financial means to attend the conference without this award. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2PM6kcL

 

October 31, 2018

PLOUGH INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE First prize £1000 in each category. Second prize £500 in each category. Third prize £250 in each category. Categories are open poetry and the short poem. Maximum length, excluding title and any blank lines: Short Poem – ten lines, Open Poem – 40 lines. Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2u1EN0E

 

October 31, 2018

LOEWE CRAFT PRIZE 2019 The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. All entries should fall within an area of applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2OPoXN0

 

October 31, 2018

CARPETVISTA DESIGN COMPETITION 2018 The competition provides you the opportunity to design carpets. The winning designs will be produced in a limited edition and sold exclusively on CarpetVista. Do you have an inner designer waiting to be discovered? 
As a designer you can win not only fame and fortune, but also your carpet being produced and sold on carpetvista.com. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2OQ4hEz

 

October 31, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery hosts six exhibits each year, showing contemporary art in all media. Six shows per years. At may be for sale (20% gallery commission). Artists are exhibited in pairs, groups, and solo. MPC Gallery is reviewing exhibition proposals for exhibits in the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Open to U.S. residency. All media. Limit 10 images. $25. Call (831) 646-3060. Application Fee. Details: 831-646-3060 OR https://www.mpc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/creative-arts/art-gallery OR [email protected]

 

October 31, 2018

SLOWART PRODUCTIONS | EMERGING ARTISTS 2019 SlowArt Productions presents Emerging Artists 2019, the 27th annual competition for exhibition and Artist of the Year Award. Open to all artists working in any media. This event is devoted to the discovery, introduction and promotion of Emerging Artists. The exhibition will be held February 27 – March 23, 2019, at the Limner Gallery. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wYpkPW OR [email protected]

 

November 01, 2018

JOHN STEINBECK AWARD FOR FICTION Reed 152 is an open-themed issue. All works should be stand-alone short stories, not chapters of a longer work. Editors read all fiction submissions of up to 5,000 words. One winner will receive $1,000 and publication. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2v2NZiK

 

November 01, 2018

INTO THE VOID FICTION PRIZE First Place: $1,000 and publication on the website and in a print issue of Into the Void. Second Place: $100 and publication on the website and in a print issue of Into the Void. Third Place: $100 and publication on the website. Stories must be a maximum of 5,000 words. This contest is open to writers based anywhere in the world. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2POvure

 

November 01, 2018

AMERICAS 2019: PAPERWORKS JURIED COMPETITION CALL FOR ENTRIES – Works in any medium, on or of paper, traditional or experimental, including photographs. Cash and purchase awards, solo exhibit for best of show. Juror: Marco Hernandez, Wichita, KS. Prospectus on website or write: Americas 2019: Paperworks, Northwest Arts Center, 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707. Entry Fee. Details: 701-858-3264 OR http://bitly.com/2NIkUVr OR [email protected]

 

November 02, 2018

26TH SAN DIEGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL INTL POSTER COMPETITION This Poster Design Competition is organised by the Media Arts Center San Diego, producer of the San Diego Latino Film Festival. Submit an iconic design that captures the essence of our annual celebration of Latino film, music, and art for a chance to be the face of the festival. Computer graphics, as well as paintings, may be used to compose the design. Poster design must be submitted online. No Entry Fee. Details:http://bitly.com/2LceEzH

 

November 03, 2018

2018 6X6 CALL FOR ART Las Laguna Gallery is now accepting original submissions of 6 X 6 artwork. There are no restrictions on content, style, medium or context, but your entries should fit this theme, either traditionally or digitally, in some way. We invite and encourage artists of ALL ages to participate and look forward to viewing your work. For this exhibition, all pieces must be 6 X 6 to be considered. Entry Fee. Details: https://www.laslagunagallery.com OR [email protected]

 

November 04, 2018

NATIONAL OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTERS SOCIETY ONLINE EXHIBITION The NOAPS 28th Annual Fall International Online Exhibition is open to all artists anywhere in the world 18 years and older. NOAPS membership is not required for this show. All paintings must be original works in oil or acrylic paint and must not have been juried into any previous NOAPS show, including the two Best of America Shows. $2100 in Cash Awards and 20 non-monetary Awards of Recognition. Entry Fee. Details: 226-246-7607 OR https://www.noaps.org/ OR [email protected]

 

November 05, 2018

CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR ART COMPETITION, ALL SPORTS/ATHLETICS Contemporary Art Gallery Online Announces a Call for Artists to Participate in the ALL Sports/Athletics Art Competition. CAGO encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at Contemporary Art Gallery Online from November 6th, 2018 to December 3rd, 2018. Entry Fee. Details: 844-210-7722 ORhttp://tinyurl.com/2018-all-sports OR [email protected]

 

November 05, 2018

VALDOSTA NATIONAL 2019 The Valdosta National 2019 presents the best in contemporary art nationally in an all-media competition. Hosted by the Valdosta State University Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery in Valdosta, Georgia, 2019 will be our 31st year. Awards: $1,500.00. Exhibition: January 22-February 8, 2019 Entry fee: $35 for 3 artworks.Juror & Judge Michael McFalls, Professor of Art at Columbus State University. Entry Fee. Details: 229-333-5835 OR https://bit.ly/2NRAHOs OR[email protected]

 

November 05, 2018

THE MUSE AND THE MARKETPLACE SCHOLARSHIPS We at GrubStreet offer numerous partial need-based scholarships – for general audiences, for writers doing great work in the literary community, and for writers from historically marginalized backgrounds. No previous publication or MFA required, and there is no application fee. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2QxJsOB

 

November 05, 2018

INTERNATIONAL COMPOST AWARENESS WEEK 2019 POSTER CONTEST The 2019 ICAW theme, “Cool the Climate – Compost!” recognizes the connection between soil health and the climate. Soil plays an important role in our environment. Healthy soil is at the heart of planetary, agricultural and human health. This year’s theme highlights that soil management practices with compost is key to soil health and migrating climate change. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2Lerihy

 

November 07, 2018

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! ART TAKES MIAMI X SCOPE 2018 Calling all artists. You are invited to submit your work for a chance to win a $10,000 cash award, including a $5,000 production allowance for the show at SCOPE Miami Beach and a $5,000 grant. The Grand Prize Entrant and his/her work will be presented at SCOPE Miami Beach (December 4 – 9, 2018) alongside the top players in the art, fashion and photo worlds. Application Fee. Details: https://www.see.me/art-takes-miami OR[email protected]

 

November 08, 2018

PORTRAIT SOCIETY OF AMERICA’S 2018 MEMBERS ONLY COMPETITION This competition is open to all Portrait Society members. Featuring five unique categories: Commissioned Portrait, Non-Commissioned Portrait, Out of the Box, Animals as the Subject, and Still Life. Awards for each category, First Place winners receive either complimentary tuition to annual conference or museum quality Sargent palette. Winners receive recognition in print and online publications. Entry Fee. Details: 850-878-9996 OR http://www.portraitsociety.org

 

November 09, 2018

LUIS VALTUEñA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS The photographs must narrate or tell a story related to these topics: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2u1aQ0N

 

November 09, 2018

RADIUS250 2019 artspace gallery presents our 8th biennial regional juried exhibition, open to artists 18 or older within 250 miles of Richmond, VA, working in 2 or 3 dimensions, or digital & video mediums. Fri, March 22-Sun, April 21, 2019. PRIZES. UP TO $1000 and a solo exhibition in artspace’s Helena Davis Gallery awarded by our juror, Eric Walton, Dir. Walton Gallery, 17 N Sycamore St, Petersburg, VA 23803 Entry Fee. Details: 804-232-6464 OR http://artspacegallery.org/radius250 OR[email protected]

 

November 10, 2018

LINUS GALLERIES | FLOWER POWER Flowers surround us and give us beauty in life. Their delicate nature makes us realize the fragility of life as well. They are interpreted in a plethora of botanical art throughout art history. Your perspective of flowers or all flora, including non-flowering plants, can tell us how you perceive floral life. In Flower Power, we want to see the artist’s view of flowers. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2PhVHBP

 

November 11, 2018

NYC4PA CALL FOR ENTRY BLACK AND WHITE 2018 As photographers we know about the dramatic change in photography that came about when color film was introduced. For both portraits and scenics hand coloring was no longer necessary and over time color images joined black and white as fine art. This call is NYC4PA’s homage to those images where all the emotion, texture and beauty are expressed in shades of Black and White. Entry Fee. Details: 917-359-2642 OR https://nyc4pa.com OR[email protected]

 

November 12, 2018

THE ART OF BUILDING 2018 The Art of Building photography competition is an international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment. It is a competition that celebrates buildings and the relationship people have with the built environment. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2xDTSCw

 

November 13, 2018

$5,000 IN GRANTS FOR ARTISTS | JURIED BY LEADING CURATORS The Hopper Prize is offering a series of unrestricted cash grants to individual artists awarded through an open call art competition — 5 artists will each receive $1,000 + 30 artists will have their portfolios archived at hopperprize.org + all submissions will be considered for potential Instagram features @hopperprize. Winners will be selected by leading contemporary art curators. Entry Fee. Details: https://hopperprize.org/

 

November 15, 2018

“BLUE” CALL FOR ENTRY ONLINE ART SHOW THEME- “BLUE” This color is symbolic for many different things and emotions. It is most commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness. PAY IT FORWARD- We will be donating 10% of all entry fees from this show to Natural High. MEDIA- 2D ENTRY FEE- $20 for 1 or 2 pieces AWARDS- Cash prizes will be given. Entry Fee. Details:https://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/Blue-2018/Blue-2018-Prospectus-and-Entry/n-55TknF OR [email protected]

 

November 16, 2018

2ND INTL. PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST “ECONOMY AND CRAFTS” The competition is organized by the Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey. ‘Economy and Crafts’ is the theme of this year’s competition. Each entrant may submit a maximum of 4 images. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2JPIqtv

 

November 18, 2018

YOSEMITE RENAISSANCE 34 CALL TO ARTISTS The Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition offers artists inspired by Yosemite and the Sierra a unique opportunity to promote their work. Subject matter must be related to the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite National Park and the California Sierra Nevada region. $5,000 in cash awards. Entry is through SmarterEntry.com on the web. Application Fee. Details: 559-683-5551 OR https://www.yosemiterenaissance.org OR[email protected]

 

November 20, 2018

THE METRO PHOTO CHALLENGE 2018 The Metro Photo Challenge 2018 is arranged by Metro International Licensing S.A. together with local Metro subsidiaries around the globe. To be a part of Metro Photo Challenge 2018 you need to upload at least one photo in any of the three categories: 1. Happy 2. Hope 3. Sad and/or Angry No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2PiGGj8

 

November 27, 2018

PHOTOGRAPHIC CALL FOR ENTRY “BLACK/WHITE” black/white: charcoal/snowy, onyx/ivory, pitch/clear, ebony/alabaster, coal/pearly …. Juror for “black/white” will be Jennifer Schlesinger, artist and owner/director of Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe. Prizes and awards totaling $825. Entry Fee. Details: 512-422-4080 ORhttps://asmithgallery.com/main-gallery-call-for-entry OR [email protected]

 

November 28, 2018

EXPO 38 b.j. spoke gallery’s annual competition will be judged by Erica Cooke, Research fellow, Museum of Modern Art Department of Painting and Sculpture. Winners will participate in a one month show at b.j. spoke gallery in Huntington, NY, March, 2019. Artists may submit up to 6 images and/or 2 short videos. All fine arts media acceptable. Entry Fee. Details: 631-549-5106 OR http://bitly.com/2zUgfI4 OR [email protected]

 

November 29, 2018

ANDREU WORLD CONTEST 2018 The contest is organized by Andreu World company. In order to participate in the contest, each participant must design an item of furniture (seat or table). Please read the product briefing. The following material You must submit: – a model (scale 1:5); – a technical report; – CD or USB with drawings, plans, sketches. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2oo8MKu

 

November 30, 2018

16TH ANNUAL SMITHSONIAN.COM PHOTO CONTEST What does an award-winning photograph look like? It can range from an captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Our 16th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. There are 6 categories. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2vJcrJO

 

December 03, 2018

SPLASH 21 COMPETITION In painting, mood is the general atmosphere, state of mind or emotion that a work of art evokes. Artists have many compositional elements at their disposal for creating mood and drama in their paintings–from value and light, to color, to perspective and depth. Every painting strives to capture some sort of mood, whether it is disturbing or tranquil, melancholy or energetic. Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2wPDCzU

 

December 07, 2018

7TH ANNUAL INFECTED BY ART IMAGINATIVE REALISM COMPETITION We offer $3,000 in cash prizes as well as publication in our upcoming Compilation Art Book – Infected by Art Volume 7. The best images voted on by our jury will be selected for the book. We’re looking for the very best in Imaginative Realism artworks, i.e. science fiction, fantasy, horror, etc. Traditional and Digital painting, Drawing and Sculpture are all acceptable mediums. Open to All Artists. Entry Fee. Details:http://bit.ly/iba7details OR [email protected]

 

December 31, 2018

OPEN CALL FOR PRINT ARTISTS THE HIT EXHIBITION 2019 Norway’s first International Festival of Relief Printing. The HIT-festival will be launched in May 2019. It aims at celebrating tradition and innovation within relief print, woodcut and linocut etc.The HIT-Exhibition will be a juried Exhibition and a Competition. Three works will be announced as prize winners with sums of respectively NOK 100 000,-, 50 000,- and 30 000,-. No Entry Fee. Details: http://www.haugesund-billedgalleri.no/hitfestivalen-2019 OR [email protected]

 

December 31, 2018

EZRA JACK KEATS BOOK AWARD The intent of the Award is to identify and encourage early talent. To be eligible, the author will have no more than three children’s picture books (including nonfiction, chapter, YA) published under any name prior to the one being considered. The award includes a prize of $1,000 for each winner in each category. Entries from publishers, based on the Award criteria, are welcomed throughout the year. No Entry Fee. Details: http://bitly.com/2x8YWCQ

 

January 04, 2019

MIDDLE TENNESSEE REGIONAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHOWCASE The MTSU Department of Art and Design announces a call for entries. This showcase exhibition will be at Todd Art Gallery in Murfreesboro, TN, February 9–28, 2019. We seek submissions of two dimensional, three dimensional, video & time based original art created by students and faculty from Community Colleges located in TN, AL, AR, GA, KY, MS, MO, NC, SC, and VA. No Entry Fee. Details: 615-898-5532 ORhttps://tinyurl.com/Showcase2019 OR [email protected]

 

January 14, 201929TH GABRIEL PRIZE STUDY CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE IN FRANCE. A $20,000 grant is conferred annually to a jury-selected applicant and is intended to cover costs of travel, lodging, and study for a period of 3 months between May 1 and August 1, 2019. Interpretative studies are to be graphically recorded in freehand sketches and presented in perspective drawings reflecting the skill of the winner. Requirements and application are available on website. No Entry Fee. Details: 210-829-4040 ORhttps://www.gabrielprize.org OR [email protected]


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Leland Iron Works Artist Residency Opportunity

Leland Iron Works Artist Residency

located in Oregon City, OR.
Leland Iron Works Artist-in-Residency ProgramResidencies for students and emerging artists at Lee Kelly's Leland Iron Works
The residency is run in collaboration with the Pacific Northwest College of Art on the property, home, and studio of sculptor, Lee Kelly. We have mainly had residents local to Portland apply and we are hoping to branch out and get applicants outside of our area.
There are 5 funded ($2500 stipend) month long residencies for mid-career and established artists and 4 free month long residencies for emerging artists.
View the call for artists and application here.
More details:

The Residency at Leland Iron Works 2019

Located just east of Oregon City, Leland Iron Works is the home and studio of sculptor Lee Kelly and his family. For years, Leland Iron Works has been home to artists, activists, musicians, writers, climbers, architects, poets, and dancers. The residency at Leland Iron Works is an expansion of that legacy. With a generous grant from the Ford Family Foundation and with the continued support of the Kelly family and PNCA, Leland Iron Works will provide one month residencies to professional Oregon artists and PNCA students and alumni.

There are two categories of Residencies to which you can apply, read the descriptions carefully to best understand which category you fit into and apply accordingly.

Residency for emerging visual artists, writers and musicians. (4 per year)

You may or may not be a student to apply in this category. We are also able to extend this opportunity to artist practicing outside of the visual arts category so you may apply as an established writer or musician. Selected artists will receive one month long residency session at no cost.

Residency for Mid-Career/ Established Artists

(5 per year)

To apply in this category, you must be a practicing visual artist currently producing works of art. You must be a full-time resident of Oregon for at least 36 months prior to the application deadline and remain a resident through the duration of the grant period. You must be 30 years of age or older at the time of application. You must provide evidence, through your C.V. of seven or more years of active professional participation in your medium. You may not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time.
Selected artists in this category will receive a one month long residency session at no cost along with a stipend of $2500 made in two installments.

All residents are required to give a slide lecture at PNCA at the end of their stay as well as to create a one-day workshop at LIW or participate in a day of class visits on campus. Residents are also asked to participate in the annual residency show.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR 2019 IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH

Background

A partnership between venerable Portland artist, Lee Kelly and the college, PNCA’s Leland Iron Works Artist-in-Residency Program awards five month-long residencies to practicing Oregon artists and four residencies for students and emerging artists at Leland Iron Works, Kelly’s long-time home, studio, and rustic sculpture garden.

The goal of the LIW Residency Program is to support and invest in practicing and emerging artists whose work will impact Oregon’s cultural landscape. A one-month residency at LIW provides these artists with the time, space, and opportunity to take their work to the next level and to experiment with material and processes in a uniquely Oregonian environment. Residents will share their work with younger artists through artist talks, classroom critiques, and possible collaborations.

Fast Facts

There will be nine month-long residencies awarded each year, five to established Oregon artists (with more than 7 years of demonstrated art practice; non-students), and four to emerging Oregon artists (can be students or non-visual artists such as writers or musicians).
Established artists will each deliver an artist talk at PNCA and/or participate in a classroom critique. Each established artist awarded a residency will receive a stipend of $2500. Emerging artists will each deliver a lunchtime lecture on their residency at PNCA.

The Leland Iron Works Residencies provide dedicated time, space, and solitude for artists to reinvigorate their creative practice. It is a rugged, independent, and highly customizable experience and offers facilities including 24-hour access to an 8’x15’ residential studio, and outdoor workspace that align with Kelly’s ethos of having as minimal an impact on the land as possible.
The residency can coordinate access to additional art-making facilities for residents through the labs, workshops, and studios of PNCA, including sculpture, woodworking, metalworking, digital printing, and photography studios, as well as to one of the largest printmaking studios on the west coast. Residents will also have access to the PNCA library, one of the largest and most comprehensive fine-arts libraries in the region.
This residency is supported in part by a generous grant from The Ford Family Foundation.

ABOUT LELAND IRON WORKS

Since 1963, the five-acre property and “great experiment” known as Leland Iron Works has been Lee Kelly’s studio and home. Previously a sawmill and dairy farm, LIW is a direct link to the earliest days of Oregon’s history. Since the 1960s, it has provided art studios for writers, architects, and other artists who come to the property to work or find quiet. In 1970, it was designated an artist colony.

For more information or to apply visit:

http://pnca.edu/programs/leland/c/residency

Leland Iron Works Blog:

http://pnca-liw.tumblr.com/

Or Contact:

Clairissa Stephens
Interim Leland Iron Works Artist Residency Director [email protected]

House Increases NEA Funding by $2 Million!

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House Increases NEA Funding by $2 Million!

Tuesday night, the U.S House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee advanced legislation to fund the nation’s federal cultural agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

We are happy to report that under the leadership of Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Ranking Member Betty McCollum (D-MN), the Subcommittee allocated increases of $2 million to both the NEA and the NEH, bringing their budgets up to $155 million each for FY 2019. Thanks to your impactful grassroots advocacy work, this is the same appropriation level that we requested on Arts Advocacy Day this past March.

Up next, the full U.S. House Appropriations Committee will consider the bill next week before it moves on to the full House and then to the Senate. We’ll need to watch the progression diligently because weakening amendments or perhaps opportunities for even bigger increases can happen along the way as we move into the mid-term Congressional elections this November.

The voice of arts advocates was clearly heard. Help us keep pressure on Congress by contributing  to our Campaign to Increase Funding for the Arts in America.