WESTAF Update Notes #109 | May 2020

This is the 109th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.   WESTAF COVID-19 Response Since March, WESTAF has tracked the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the arts field in the West as well as related policy and funding developments, sharing this information with arts service organizations and arts funders in the West and nationally as we formulate ways to provide relief to the field. WESTAF continues to revise the COVID-19 Update and Resources web pages on our website, and a presentation/briefing is updated weekly, providing deeper insights on state-by-state responses to the impact of…
Samantha Ortega
May 28, 2020

WESTAF Update Notes #107 | January 2020

This is the 107th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.   PAA Announces Collection-Specific Interactive Maps The Public Art Archive™ (PAA) recently launched a new interactive mapping feature for public art collections. Collection Maps make engaging with public art easier than ever by giving visitors the ability to visualize public art collections on an interactive map, navigate to specific works of art, and discover artwork details. The feature replaces the need for development of costly websites and apps that drain time and resources on public art organizations. This latest addition to PAA’s suite of products and…
Samantha Ortega
January 22, 2020

WESTAF Update Notes #103 | May 2019

This is the 103rd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.   Multicultural Advisory Committee Meeting in Seattle WESTAF’s Multicultural Advisory Committee (MAC) had a productive meeting in Seattle April 16-17. The Committee was joined by Washington-based WESTAF trustees as well as cultural leaders from various Seattle-based organizations, including LANGSTON, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. The conversation focused on the importance and impact of a sustained investment in racial and social justice work and the need for cultural organizations rooted in community to inform…
Samantha Ortega
July 23, 2019

Update Notes #102 | March 2019

WESTAF Update Notes #102 | March 2019 From Leah Horn, Director of Communications, WESTAF This is the 102nd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF.   More Improvements to CaFE In February, the CaFE website got a refreshed look and feel. The visual improvements are the culmination of a year-long effort by the CaFE team to deliver what artists have been asking for most: improved application workflow, cleaner and brighter buttons, accessibility-friendly colors and font sizes, and site-wide responsive pages. Now artists can explore, filter, and favorite calls while on the go and can also prepare…
Samantha Ortega
March 6, 2019

Update Notes #94 | September 2017

WESTAF Update Notes #94 | September 2017 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 94th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF. WESTAF Executive Director Anthony Radich Elected to Technology Oversight Group WESTAF Executive Director Anthony Radich has been elected to serve as a member of the CollectionSpace leadership working group. CollectionSpace is a free, open-source collections management application used by museums, historical societies, biological collections, and other collections-holding organizations. The leadership working group reviews and prioritizes software development, technical infrastructure, and user support roadmaps to help CollectionSpace meet the diverse needs of a wide…
Natalie Villa
September 27, 2017

Update Notes #93 | July 2017

WESTAF Update Notes #93 | July 2017 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 93rd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF. CVSuite™ Now Helps Measure the Diversity of Your Creative Economy The addition of ethnicity data is a recent important enhancement to WESTAF’s Creative Vitality™ Suite creative economy data tool. Users of the tool can now use it to identify the ethnic makeup of workers in various creative industries and to compare those findings to the ethnic makeup of the geographic populations in which the creative occupations are located. How inclusive is your creative…
Natalie Villa
July 25, 2017

Update Notes #91 | March 2017

WESTAF Update Notes #91 | March 2017 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 91st in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF CVSuite™ Now Offering Ethnicity Data WESTAF’s Creative Vitality™ Suite has recently added ethnicity data to its robust creative economy data and reporting offerings. Now, in addition to having access to the number of creative occupations, industry earnings, creative industry occupations, wages per occupation, and concentration of occupations compared to the national average, users of the CVSuite can view ethnicity data by region, creative occupation, and creative industry. The data are available at the…
Natalie Villa
March 17, 2017

Update Notes #88 | August 2016

WESTAF Update Notes #88 | August 2016 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 88th in a continuing series of update about the work of WESTAF Louisiana Partners with CVSuite™ The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development has entered into a multi-year partnership with WESTAF to use extensive data from the Creative Vitality Suite™ (CVSuite). An important feature of the partnership is the development of several enhancements to the CVSuite tool, including additional creative industry and occupation codes in the culinary and restoration occupation sectors to better capture the diversity of Louisiana’s creative economy. The updates will be available in…
leah horn
August 8, 2016

Update Notes #87 | April 2016

WESTAF Update Notes #87 | April 2016 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 87th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Hessenius Report on Nonprofit-Arts Communications Released Last year, Barry Hessenius, the editor ofBarry’s Blog, surveyed the nonprofit arts field to obtain information about how administrators in the nonprofit arts use communications within the sector. The inquiry explored a variety of subjects, including: a) which communications tools are currently used by arts-organization personnel; b) which sources of information are most valued and trusted by arts-organization personnel;  c) how arts administrators are managing the high…
adam sesktokas
April 18, 2016

Update Notes #83 | May 2015

WESTAF Update Notes #83 | May 2015 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 83rd in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Visit Our Exhibitor Table at the AFTA Convention in Chicago Several WESTAF staff will be attending the Americans for the Arts Convention June 12-14, in Chicago. We invite you to stop by our table and say hello! Program, technical, management, and sales staff will be available to answer questions about current WESTAF projects and to provide updates on some of our latest projects as well. This year’s table will feature the recently launched…
adam sesktokas
July 2, 2015