Monday, September 24, 2012

WCA News from National

For those of you that receive the receive and read the WCA E-News letter, this will not be news. 

I CAN WE CAN: Participate!

Do this simple thing: decorate your hand with the inspirational words "I CAN," take a photo of it with your phone or camera, and email the image to Brenda Oelbaum at

WCA is joining forces with 2012 President's Awardee Cathy Salser's A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) and Eve Ensler's One Billion Rising to draw attention to domestic violence. The I CAN WE CAN Solidarity Campaign is dedicated to building solidarity with the arts,social justice, academic, and feminist communities together with domestic violence survivors and the courageous women and men who work in the front lines on this issue.

The February 14, 2013 Lifetime Achievement Awards falls on the same day as Ensler's One Billion Rising global action event. WCA will show its solidarity with AWBW and One Billion Rising by displaying a mosaic of hands projected on the screen during the awards ceremony. So help usmake a statement -- send your I CAN Hand Art to Brenda!  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta - Spring 2013 Applications Open

Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta

Spring 2013 Arts Leadership Class Applications Now Open!

Deadline: October 17, 2012

Link to Application:

In May of 2012, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) board of directors voted to integrate arts and culture planning into the commission's planning portfolio. Recognizing the pressing issues facing the creative industries, the ARC is committed to supporting this vital industry in our region.

We know you are aware that as the challenges facing arts and cultural industry mount, we need to continue to develop leaders that share a sense of responsibility for supporting arts and culture. Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA), was created by the Metro Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition (MAACC) in 2004 to encourage leaders throughout the community to take an active role in solving the issues and challenges facing the region's arts & culture community.
This five-month program is now managed by ARC and will continue to:
    * provide arts leaders with insights from corporate and foundational leaders as to why the arts are important to them, why they fund the arts and how to plan for success when seeking corporate funding
    * provide both arts and corporate leaders with the tools and knowledge to become informed and powerful advocates for the arts in Atlanta and Georgia
    * facilitate open, frank and high level topical & policy discussions within the class on problems & solutions to address key arts issues facing the region resulting in greater understanding and knowledge about the cultural community

During the course of five one-day classes, participants visit arts and cultural venues across metro Atlanta, meet with key arts leaders and elected officials from our region, and hear from experts on the issues facing the industry.

Applications are solicited region-wide. Interested individuals may apply directly. Also, Board members, business leaders, arts leaders, government officials and ALMA alumni may nominate individuals for participation in the program.

I am a passionate believer in the arts and the value they provide to our community, and an active participant in the arts myself. I hope you will consider applying to this year's class, or nominating someone you think you would be an asset in tackling the difficult issues the arts face.

To be considered for the program, all you need to do is fill out a brief online application, which can be found on the ARC Web site . Deadline for application is October 17th at 4 P.M .

For more information and to apply, visit

If you need additional information, please contact Gregory Bubidge at 404-463-3217 or via email at .


Douglas R Hooker, P.E.
Executive Director

The Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta (ALMA) class is a program of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). ARC is the regional planning agency for the ten county Atlanta region including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. ALMA will be held from January to May 2013.

Friday, September 7, 2012


The following Art Opportunity wassend my way by Marie Weaver. 
2409 Second Avenue North



Space One Eleven, a nationally recognized non-profit Visual Arts Organization in Birmingham, Alabama, is seeking experienced artists to develop innovative, thought-provoking, and engaging art to collaborate in one or more projects. 

Space One Eleven intends to introduce the work of often overlooked Deep South artists to a diverse national audience. Space One Eleven is looking for contemporary artists who are challenging social, racial, class, and political boundaries with artistic experimentation relevant to Birmingham, Alabama, and the Deep South.


The opportunity to compete for these projects is open to individual artists residing in (or from) the Deep South. Space One Eleven does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. Qualifications by employees and members of the Artist Selection Panel will not be considered. 

Applicants must be able to work effectively within project timelines and collaborate with a design team and multiple design team personalities. Careful consideration will be given to the quality of the work as well as the quality of the ideas behind the work.


Interested artists should submit the following, to be delivered to the address listed in the Submittal Delivery section of this RFQ by 4:00 PM Central Standard Time, on September 18, 2012. Late submittals will be returned unopened. Please submit one packet in the order listed below:
1. A professional Resume – limited to two (2) 8-1/2x11 pages.

2. A Letter of Interest - typed in at least 12 point font and limited to two (2) 8-1/2x11 pages. 
Outline your approach to collaborative public art and provide insights regarding your interest in making thought-provoking and engaging art; challenges and/or sources of inspiration presented by Birmingham, Alabama, and the Deep South; what you would hope to gain from this experience; and any other comments that might help to differentiate you as a candidate for this program.
3. An annotated Image List of five (5) past works on one 8-1/2x11 page.
Clearly indicate the title, dimensions, materials, date of work, and locations, as well as the project budget and the commissioning entity, if applicable. A thumbnail image adjacent to each list entry is required to assure the panel understands what they’re seeing.
Do not send any original artwork.
4. Optional items:
a. Movie clips on CD or DVD accompanying the digital images must be cued and no more than three minutes maximum length. Movie clips must be formatted in Windows Media Player or QuickTime only.
b. Up to three individual, selected printed materials such as articles, catalogs, etc. 
If submitting digital files, provide one CD with documents required above as PDFs and up to five (5) clearly labeled images of related past work in JPEG format:
  • Image names must match image names on the printed Image List and be in the exact same order.
  • Maximum pixel dimensions per image – up to 1000 x 1000 (height and width can vary)
  • Maximum file size per image 1 MB
  • Name each image with the following format in the order you want them to appear: lastnamefirstnameimagenumber.jpg. For example, filenames for artist Pablo Picasso would be picassopablo01.jpg, picassopablo02.jpg, picassopablo03.jpg, and so on.
·    Label the CD clearly with the artist’s name. Space One Eleven is not responsible for distortion or alteration of images as they appear on monitors as projected.

Do not use any binding, folders, or notebooks in packaging your materials.
Materials will only be returned, if artists provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.


The selection panel includes artists and arts professionals familiar with the field of visual art, citizens, and design professionals. The panel will select a small group of finalists who will be asked to develop conceptual proposals that provide some insight as to how the artist might approach the opportunity. The Request for Proposal (RFP) will include a $100 stipend for each of the chosen finalists to develop a proposal for a project and prepare for an interview.

The criteria used by the panel will include the artist’s professional credentials as evidenced by the submitted materials. 

Space One Eleven is not required to make selections from these submissions, if, in their opinion, qualifications are not appropriate.


Submitted materials may be hand-delivered or mailed but must arrive by the deadline, September 18, 2012 by 4:00 PM Central Standard Time. Postmarks are not acceptable. Late submittals will be returned unopened. Space One Eleven is not responsible for lost, stolen, or work not received.

Space One Eleven
2409 Second Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Attn: binx newton 

For further information, contact Space One Eleven  (205) 328-0553 or

Follow the link for general information about Space One Eleven.


Request for Qualifications response Deadline:  September 18, 2012 by 4:00PM CST

RFQ Panel Review:  Mid September 2012 

SOE notifies and sends Request for Proposals to Finalists:  September 25, 2012

Finalists’ Request for Proposals response deadline:  October 9, 2012 

Proposals Reviewed and Artist(s) Selected:  Late October 2012 

Estimated First Project Start Date:  Spring/Summer 2013

Estimated First Project Completion Date:  Spring/Summer 2015