WESTAF hosts five innovative technology solutions that support artists, arts agencies, and communities to build audiences, participate in the creative economy, and shape cultural policy. With these five technology solutions, WESTAF is able to generate funds that are then recycled back into supporting the work of the artists and arts organizations in the region and beyond.
Making Public Art More Public
A free, searchable online and mobile accessible catalog of completed public artworks in the United States. The Archive makes public art and its processes more accessible, displaying images alongside extensive descriptions, including supplementary audio and video files when available. Locate public art pieces, create custom walking tours, and access images and data via the free mobile site.
Demonstrating Creative Impact Now, and in the Future
A research-based economic development tool that provides high-quality creative economy data and reporting. The tool contains information on nearly 80 creative industries and 60 creative occupations.
Built for Better Call For Entries
The leading online application and adjudication management system used by nearly 150,000 artists and over 500 public art programs, galleries, museums, and educational institutions to manage public art commissions, exhibitions, fellowships, and visual art competitions.
Simplify Grants, Amplify Impact
GO Smart™ is an easy-to-use, time saving, and affordable online grants management system that was designed for arts administrators by arts administrators. The systems offers all the tools you need to accomplish the tasks associated with the grantmaking process – from intent to apply process, creating the application, panel reviews, awards, and final reports. GO Smart™ will significantly simplify the way you manage your grants.
Where Artists & Art Festivals Connect
The premiere online application and adjudication management system used by more than 700 art fairs and festivals and more than 70,000 artists nationwide. ZAPP provides event staff with a convenient and easy-to-manage platform for collecting, reviewing, and jurying applications and allows artists to easily apply online to multiple art shows using high-quality digital images of their artwork that are stored in an online profile.