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Update Notes #67 | December 2011

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WESTAF Update Notes #67 | December 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 67th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Next WESTAF Cultural Policy Symposium Announced WESTAF’s 14th gathering of arts and policy experts will convene in Los Angeles, April 12-14, 2012. Symposium topics will include: data visualization in the arts, evaluation of methods for measuring the economic impact of the arts, and international approaches to creative economy research and policy. A full symposium description will be issued in January. Observers are welcome to attend but must register in advance by contacting Leah...
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Update Notes #66 | October 2011

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WESTAF Update Notes #66 | October 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 66th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Third Annual ZAPP® Conference Wraps in Atlanta The 2011 ZAPP® Conference was held September 18-20, 2011, in Atlanta.  The meeting featured a wide range of topics aimed at improving the administration of art fairs and buoying the success of artists selling at the fairs. Featured presenters included San Francisco-based consultant Salvador Acevedo, a leader in the field of changing demographics, who offered insights on how to attract diverse event audiences; and Crafting an MBA...
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Update Notes #65 | August 2011

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WESTAF Update Notes #65 | August 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 65th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF The Third Annual ZAPP® Conference Convenes in September The third annual ZAPP® Conference, a professional development opportunity for those who work in the visual arts festival field (artists, event administrators and staff, promoters, and more), will take place September 19-20, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia. Sessions at this year’s conference feature topics such as: visual arts and copyright law, best practices for jury processes from both the artist and administrator perspectives, and online marketing...
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Update Notes #64 | June 2011

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WESTAF Update Notes #64 | June 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 64th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF WESTAF to Exhibit at the 2011 Americans for the Arts Conference in San Diego Please stop by WESTAF’s exhibitor table in San Diego to learn more about WESTAF’s technology and research offerings or just to say hello! WESTAF program, technical, and research staff will be available to answer questions about current WESTAF projects and provide information about new WESTAF projects. WESTAF is also sponsoring a reception as part of the public art preconference....
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Update Notes #63 | April 2011

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WESTAF Update Notes #63 | April 2011 From Anthony Radich, Executive Director This is the 87th in a continuing series of updates about the work of WESTAF Major Expansion of CVI™ Data Underway Through New EMSI Partnership In the fall of 2010, WESTAF established a partnership with Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. (EMSI), a firm specializing in the most in-depth employment data available today. This partnership has expanded the data resources available for WESTAF's Creative Vitality™ Index (CVI™), which will now include access to larger creative economy data sets from EMSI. Expansion of current CVI™ data sets will include the addition...
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