Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Our 2007 grant recipient, Global Lives Founder, David Harris will be a host lecturer at Harvard University. David will speak on "New Media as Public Sociology: Words, words, words vs. lights, camera, action".

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Figment - Last Chance for the Groundbreaking!

"1000 Pieces" is one our 2010 Grantees

Last chance for FIGMENT Groundbreaking! Groundbreaking information. Join me at the Gershwin Hotel on Wednesday to see all the incredible things that FIGMENT has in store for this summer!

2010 Figment Sculpture Garden

Prior posts: Figment, Call for Art

Saturday, April 17, 2010

2010 Bent Festival

One of our 2010 Grantees, the Bent Festival, is about to have their annual art and music festival celebrating DIY electronics, hardware hacking, and circuit bending. Each year the New York nonprofit "The Tank" invites artists from across the country and around the globe to perform music with their home- made or circuitbent instruments, teach workshops to adults and children alike, create beautiful art installations and to generally come together, face to face, and showcase the state of the art in DIY electronics and circuit bending culture. In addition to our support, Bent Festival is made possible in part by support from Two Trees Realty and the New York State Council for the Arts.

The 2010 BENT Festival
April 22nd - 24th, 2010
At DUMBO 81 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, April 04, 2010

The Work Office (TWO) is now hiring!

The Work Office, one of our 2009 grant recipients sent us this press release last week!

The Work Office (TWO) is now hiring!

Visit to apply. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis through April 30th.

The Work Office (TWO) is a multidisciplinary art project disguised as an employment agency. Informed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the Great Depression in the 1930s, TWO is a gesture to “make work” for visual and performing artists, writers, and others by giving them simple, idea-based assignments that explore, document, and improve daily life in New York City. From a temporary, publicly accessible storefront office, TWO's administrators will hire employees, exhibit work, and distribute Depression-era wages during weekly Payday Parties. You are invited to submit an application online, choosing from one of the following assignments:
Build a bridge,
Document a need for repairs,
Make a regional travel guide for your block or neighborhood,
Record an oral history,
Reinterpret a newspaper photograph,
Design a poster to promote something,
Catalog existing WPA structures in New York,
Make a mixed CD related to…,
Give a concert for your houseplant,
Start an American tradition that you’d like to be preserved.
Assign yourself
A TWO administrator will contact and interview applications of interest. Once hired, you will have a week to complete your assignment, for which you will be paid $23.50, the weekly wage for an artist in the Federal One Project (the arts division of the WPA).

TWO will hold a Payday Party at the office at the end of each work week:
April 23, May 7, and May 21.
Employees will collect their wages and the public will be invited to view the week’s works and learn about the project.

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis through April 30, 2010. Please visit our website for details and an application.
Questions? Write us at:

The Work Office (TWO) is made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program; project space at 156 William Street is donated by Capstone Equities. Additional funds are provided by a grant from the Black Rock Arts Foundation and donations from generous individuals.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Speaking at the Palo Alto Public Arts Commission!

Tomas McCabe, Executive Director of the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF), Crimson Rose, Vice President of BRAF & Burning Man founding Director, and artists who have worked with BRAF to install their artwork in San Francisco and other cities, Michael Christian; Karen Cusolito; and Peter Hudson spoke on "Temporary Art: Inspiring Community and Civic Participation" at the City of Palo Alto Public Arts Commission recently.

Tomas and Crimson gave an overview of how BRAF works with different cities to create temporary public art that engages the community and the artists talked about their work and their projects with BRAF.

The Art Commission also gave an overview for artists interested in submitting project proposals to the City of Palo Alto under their new Temporary Art Project Guidelines.

Thanks to the Palo Alto Arts Commission for inviting us, we had a great time!