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links for 2010-04-25   04.25.10

Bringing back the WPA (Work Projects Administration) in 2010! " Kickstarter
"About this project We are bringing back the WPA (Work Projects Administration), because the government hasn't. We will open two WPA offices - one in a rural hamlet, and one in an urban center - for recovery by the communities themselves!

We have secured offices in the rural hamlet of Wassaic, New York, and the urban center of Jamaica, Queens, and are finalists for a commission to open a third office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In short, we will spearhead small-scale community-driven projects, putting people to work and completing the public works people want to see in the communities in which they live. Since the government hasnt brought the WPA back, we will!"

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
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links for 2010-04-23   04.23.10

Rhizome | Medium Quality: The 2010 International Experimental Media ...

From April 7 to 11, during the closing days of the 2010 Images Festival, Toronto hosted nearly three hundred scholars, artists, curators and students at the Ontario College of Art & Design for the second International Experimental Media Congress.

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2010-04-21   04.21.10

Senate panel offers hope for arts agency (http://ajc.com)

"The Senate Appropriations Committee restored the $890,735 that the governor had recommended for GCA, but the House had cut out. The Senate version of the budget keeps the agency going, but with about $1.6 million less in state backing than it has in fiscal year 2010."

Arts District: Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Gets Younger (Cleveland Scene)

"There's been a minor changing of the guard at Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. By replacing someone who's had a long career with a person at the beginning of his, it puts a younger face on the arts funder's board of trustees. David Bergholz, who retired after 15 years as executive director at the Gund Foundation, has stepped down, and the organization has appointed Matthew Charboneau in his place."

MOCA Cleveland asks architect Farshid Moussavi to provide final designs for new building at Uptown (http://cleveland.com)

"On Monday, the MOCA board voted unanimously to ask architects from the Cleveland firm of Westlake Reed Leskosky to produce final construction drawings for a detailed concept created by Farshid Moussavi of Foreign Office Architects in London, England. The move toward construction documents is a key step toward a possible groundbreaking in November." Big time stuff!

Keywords: architecture, art funding, art spaces, cleveland, cuyahoga arts and culture, david bergholz, farshid moussavi, foreign office architects, matthew charboneau, moca cleveland
Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2010-04-20   04.20.10

Hundreds rally to protest arts funding cuts (http://ajc.com)

"A $17.8 billion state budget passed by the Georgia House last week would wipe out the arts council, which supports the arts statewide, administers grants and maintains the State Art Collection. Before the House voted to eliminate the arts agency, Gov. Sonny Perdue's fiscal 2011 budget cut arts funding to $890,735, down from $2.52 million this year. Georgia could be the only state without an arts council recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, unless the Senate restores funding cut by the House." The protest brought out drum circles, circle dancing and puppeteers? They're just making a case to CUT funding, not keep it.

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
Category: Links

links for 2010-04-14   04.14.10

INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media & Radical Aesthetics
Part Pittsburgh, part Oberlin, all awesome. "INCITE! Journal of Experimental Media & Radical Aesthetics is a new publication dedicated to the discourse, culture, and community of experimental film, video, and new media. Merging handmade and online platforms, this hybrid publication addresses the lack of critical attention afforded film and media artists working today. In addition to scholarly articles, INCITE! publishes aesthetic statements, manifestos, artist projects, multiples, archival documents, interviews, reviews, and hastily drawn plans. Stationing ourselves at the cross-flow of research, scholarship, and creation, we encourage personal writing, critical poetics, and radical approaches to film and media."

Author: Christopher Lynn, Executive Director
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