One of the most challenging aspects of publicly exhibited works is their conservation, both in the physical and digital sense. One of the most challenging aspects of publicly exhibited works is their conservation. These works are often forced to directly withstand the elements, but also must be protected from graffiti and defacement. There have been examples of conservation issues forcing a public art office to remove an artwork, and Danielle Brazell from the Office of Cultural Affairs in LA described having to de-accession a work that could not be salvaged due to weather-related damage. The Cambridge Arts Council has worked to develop a streamlined system to mitigate problems with a pre-emptive strategy.
With the recent proposal to cut funding for arts and culture, stay informed with what is going on in Congress! Countable is the one-stop online resource with all of an advocate’s needs to stay informed and take action.
Net neutrality died by the hand of the FCC in November 2017. The policy, to be implemented summer 2018, will be detrimental to the work and impact of arts institutions and artists. The following article provides an overview of what changed, why net neutrality is important to the arts, and what you can do to help reverse the policy, or, as AT&T's CEO has called for, ask for Congress to create a consumer Internet Bill of Rights.
Laws and regulations surrounding the protection and use of patron data vary greatly depending upon where your organization does business. Read up on the rights and responsibilities granted to both patrons and organizations.
2017 was an eventful year for arts advocacy. Start your year off right by learning some best arts advocacy practices for the new year!
There is an emerging opportunity for collaboration in the cultural heritage sector, as archeologists around the globe call for new methodologies to process mass-information about cultural heritage sites. This article unpacks how satellite imagery and geographical information systems are shifting the structure of the cultural heritage sector.
How can you make a dent in US arts policy? Lesly explores the importance of advocating at both the state level. Learn what tools are out there to become a dynamic arts advocate!
This week, we're taking a look at the NEA's impact on Pennsylvania arts organizations through 8 INTERACTIVE charts.
As arts managers and technologists it is important to note we can use technology and data-informed information over headlines and sound bites, so what options are available if you want to better understand the political terrain or move forward to take action?