Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Investing in art, community, vibrancy & innovation


Come join the conversation as the Civic League hosts a movers, shakes & policymakers briefing related to Creative Placemaking.  Carol Coletta, President of ArtPlace, will be in Atlanta to talk about how investing in Arts and Culture can drive vibrancy and diversity to transform communities.

Location: Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Auditorium 
Date: Tuesday, May 7
         Continental breakfast, 7:30 to 8:00 am
         Program, 8:00 to 9:30 am

General admission, $30
Civic League members, $20
New or renewing members, FREE


Deadline for registration is May 1.

In creative placemaking, partners from the public, private, non-profit and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities. Creative placemaking animates public and private spaces, rejuvenates structures and streetscapes, improves local business viability and public safety, and brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire and be inspired. -Creative Placemaking by Ann Carkusen & Anne Gadwa

Keynote Speaker:
Carol Coletta is president of ArtPlace, a national initiative to accelerateate creative placemaking by investing in art and culture at the heart of a portfolio of integrated strategies that can drive vibrancy and diversity so pow  erful that it transforms communities. Since 2011, ArtPlace has awarded 80 grants to 76 organizations in 46 communities across the U.S. for a total of $26.9 million.

Response panel (in formation): Barbara Griffin, Senior Vice President Image Management, Turner Broadcasting System; Mayor Nancy Harris, City of Duluth; Charisse Williams, Executive Director, Young Audiences of Atlanta

The Civic League
The Civic League for Regional Atlanta is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is educating, engaging and empowering the people of metropolitan Atlanta to address and solve regional issues.  
Atlanta Regional Commission

In May of 2012, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) voted to incorporate arts and culture as a part of its regional planning efforts on behalf of the 10-county Atlanta region. In doing so, ARC assumes the role of the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition (MAACC), to promote the Atlanta region as a premier center for the arts and culture.

For more information on the Metro Atlanta Region and the Creative Industries visit:
Investing in the Regional Creative Economy

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

$500 for Artlines Art Edition

The Artlines Art Edition Grant is intended to provide a professional development opportunity for one or two WCAs members who are interested in editing and designing a special art edition of ArtLines for WCA. We are seeking innovative work that is both eye-catching and newsworthy. Upon publication, the editor/designer will receive a payment of $500 for her work.
  • Eligibility:  2013 WCA members in good standing.
  • The editor is responsible for writing an editorial and collecting essays and art images for a 12-page newsletter format zine.
  • The designer is responsible for laying out images and text.  There must be room in the top back half of the newsletter to allow for mailing addresses.
  • The editor and designer may be the same person, or a pair of members may apply, with one person handling editorial and the other handling design. The payment of $500 will be made to one editor/designer or split evenly between two people.   
  • Artwork and essays must be created/written by women, with at least 50% of the content by or about WCA member artists, art historians, Lifetime, or President’s awardees.
  • One page must be devoted to the WCA Presidential candidate(s). Text will be supplied by the President.
  • The editor/designer must be proficient in InDesign and Adobe PDF –InDesign will be used to layout design & text; then the final version will be converted to a PDF.
  • Deadline for Submission: Your application must be received by April 28, 2013.
  • Notification of selection: Wednesday, May 1.
  • The editor/designer will check in with the President during the design and layout process.
  • Content must be edited, laid out and ready to go to print by August 5, 2013.
  • WCA will handle printing and distribution.
  • Publication will be mailed to members at the end of August.
To download Application form go to the WCA National Site Grants and Opportunity Page and click on download application form.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Call For Art-- Kudzu Art Zone's Open Juried Exhibition 2013


Kudzu Art Zone

Kudzu Art Zone is inviting all Georgia artists working in two-dimensional and three-dimensional media to participate in our 2013 Open Juried Exhibit.

Kudzu Art Zone OPEN Juried Exhibit 2013, June 4 to July 27, 2013

Open Juried Exhibit 2013...

The Kudzu Art Zone Open Juried Exhibit is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Artists must be able to hand deliver artwork to KAZ.

KAZ will consider two-dimensional and three-dimensional media for this exhibit. All artwork must be original; no preprinted or computer generated images will be accepted. Artwork must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited in any KAZ show. More than $2,000 in cash and merchandise will be awarded.

Show Juried by Larry Walker...

Larry Walker will be our juror.  Mr. Walker’s career spans 50+ years and includes an extensive exhibition record: more than 200 invitational and juried group presentations and sixty solo exhibitions in galleries, museums and art centers in various parts of the country.

Entry Information...

Click here for the complete prospectus, submission requirements, and entry form.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Call for Papers - 5th Annual Women and Girls in Georgia Conference - Women and the Arts

Call for Papers

The 5th Annual Women and Girls in Georgia Conference
“Women and the Arts”

Institute for Women’s Studies University of Georgia
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Location: Athens, Georgia

The Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia welcomes proposals for its fifth
annual Women and Girls in Georgia Conference, to be held in Athens, Georgia on Saturday,
October 19, 2013.

The theme of this year’s conference is Women and the Arts. The conference, which focuses
on feminist research concerning women and girls in Georgia, seeks to connect academics,
advocates, activists, and community members from across the state. The conference embraces
traditional and non-traditional presentations of cutting-edge scholarship, reports from the field,
performances, and exhibits and provides opportunities for networking and political strategizing.
The Institute for Women’s Studies encourages submissions that engage the intersections of
gender, sexuality, race, and other dimensions of identity, and that acknowledge the diversity of
women and girls in Georgia (including immigration issues, disabilities, LGBT, etc.). We
particularly welcome presentations that incorporate community involvement, applied research,
service learning, and student participation.

We seek individual papers, group panels, workshops, and other formats. Possible topics include
but are not limited to:
• Art as feminist expression
• Women in hip hop
• Political activism through the arts
• Performing identity
• Performance Studies
• Feminist aesthetics
• Spoken Word

We welcome qualitative, quantitative, theoretical, and other varied methodological feminist
approaches. Proposals should consist of: a one-page abstract, name(s), and affiliation(s).
Please submit proposals and questions via email, to by Monday, May
20, 2013.

Papers and presentations from the conference will be posted on the Women and Girls in Georgia
website, For more information on the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Georgia, visit