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Broad Range of Current Artist Opportunities from CaFE™

New opportunities are listed on CaFE™, and many application deadlines are approaching. See what new opportunities you can apply to below. You can login to CaFE here or go to www.callforentry.org to apply to one of these opportunities.

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City of Seattle: SPU Atmosphere and Weather Related Portable Works – DEADLINE: 1/28/2013 Jury Fee: $0.00

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, in partnership with Seattle Public Utilities, invites artists to submit images of two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork depicting weather-related or atmospheric phenomena for a competitive direct purchase for SPU’s Portable Works Collection. Artwork should reference air, water, temperature or light. and may or may not be representational. Artists working in color are encouraged to apply. The artwork must be available for purchase. Purchases are chosen by a panel of arts professionals who are charged with selecting high-quality artwork that reflects diversity of expression. The call

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Funding Restored for South Carolina Arts Commission!

State legislators met over the past two days to consider overrides of Gov. Nikki Haley’s vetoes to the state budget. Two of these vetoes impacted funding for the South Carolina Arts Commission. Veto #1 completely eliminated funding for the South Carolina Arts Commission, resulting in the agency closing its doors on June 9. Veto #21 […]

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Governor Shuts Down South Carolina Arts Commission

Here we go again… On Friday, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley vetoed the South Carolina Arts Commission’s budget. This is the third year in a row for such a veto, two by Governor Haley and one by former Governor Sanford. It should be noted that prior to Governor Sanford’s veto, he systematically cut the Commission’s […]

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SC: Arts Advocates Protest Arts Veto on Eve of Legislative Sessions

As the South Carolina House currently debates which of Gov. Nikki Haley’s vetoes to override (the Senate will do the same tomorrow), I couldn’t help but post the following video of arts advocates outside the State House last night: Although the weather didn’t cooperate, hundreds of artists and arts supporters came out to protest Gov. […]

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Postcard from New York and Charleston

June 1, 2012 By Rocco Landesman At the Blue Star Museums launch event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. From l-r: Brad Cooper, executive director of Joining Forces; Gunnery Sergeant Mark Butler, USMC Public Affairs, NYC; Emily Rafferty, president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman; Blue Star […]

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Welcome Back, Blue Star Museums!

May 25, 2012 By Rebecca Gross From Charleston to New York City, Rocco was up and down the east coast this week celebrating the launch of Blue Star Museums. Now in its third year, the program honors active duty service members and their families by offering free admission to over 1,600 participating museums between Memorial […]

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2011 Retreat ~ Friday Booking & Farewells

While state legislative sessions are just getting underway in the new year, perpetual campaigning for the election is no doubt leaving everyone already feeling cranky and cynical (or is that just me?). But take heart, advocates! Despite the cornucopia of GOP candidate positions on public arts funding—ranging anywhere from mild tolerance to total abhorrence—President Obama […]

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Postcard from Charleston, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland (Part One)

September 30, 2011 by Rocco Landesman When I was in Charleston Mayor Joe Riley (left) and Michael Thomas Maher of the Charleston Civic Design Center showed me the plans for transforming neglected open space in the Gaillard Center Arts Precinct. The project received one of our inaugural Our Town grants. Photo courtesy of South Carolina […]

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Freedom from Budget Cuts

Fourth of July celebrations started early for several states this week, as arts advocates scored major victories in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and South Carolina. Ohio Citizens for the Arts is reporting that the state arts council will enjoy a 30.5% increase in funding for the 2012-13 biennium – 62.1 percent more than Governor John […]

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South Carolina Arts Funding Veto Overturned by Legislature

Since South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley threatened funding for the state arts commission early in the budget process this year, it wasn’t a surprise when she used her proverbial red veto pen to cut funding yesterday. In anticipation, the South Carolina Arts Alliance had already been lobbying the legislature to overturn Gov. Haley’s veto as […]

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