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The Business of Art: Public Art 101

Carlos Donjuan

Carlos Donjuan, Jefferson Street Mural, 2014

Dallas Art Dealers Association (DADA), Creative Arts Center (CAC), The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC), and now the Business Council for the Arts (BCA) and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), are pleased to announce their collaboration called The Business of Art. The workshop series, which began in April 2014, offers hands-on opportunities to explore being in the fine art business.

The fall workshop The Business of Art: Public Art 101 will be Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The MAC, 3120 McKinney Ave. It will include public art basics and beyond, from finding the call for artists to the completion of projects. Participants will receive in-depth information and public art resource materials from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

Tickets are available for $25 in advance, $35 at the door. The cost includes lunch and seminar resource materials for each attendee. Proceeds will benefit the Edith Baker Art Scholarship. Tickets are available in advance at eventbrite.com or by calling 214.914-1099. The Bowdon Family Foundation, City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs and Texas Commission on the Arts have provided financial support for this event.

Schedule

10:30-10:40         Introduction-Maria Munoz-Blanco, Director, Office of Cultural Affairs

10:40-10:50         What is Public Art? Introduction to Public Art

10:50-11:00         The Submission Process: Where to find calls for artists, RFQ/Pre-Qualified List for Emerging and Experienced Artists

11:00-11:10         Proposal Development: Questions before applying

11:10-11:20         The Selection Process: role of Selection Panel; Public Art Committee; Cultural Affairs Commission

11:20-11:40         The Contracting Process:  contracts, insurance for artists, maintenance and conservation requirements

11:40-11:50         Public Art in Dallas:  Overview

11:50-12:00         Questions

12-1:00               LUNCH

1:00-2:30             Additional public art opportunities and questions

ABOUT DADA

The Dallas Art Dealers Association is an affiliation of established independent gallery owners and nonprofit art organizations in the Dallas metropolitan area. DADA is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing public awareness of the role and responsibilities of reputable art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org for more information.

ABOUT THE EDITH BAKER ART SCHOLARSHIP

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2005, DADA created a scholarship honoring a respected member of the Dallas art community and one of its founding members, Edith Baker. Edith owned and directed The Edith Baker Gallery in Dallas for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2004. Every year, the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund, a 501(c)(3), financially benefits students pursuing the study of visual arts, along with giving those students a gallery internship, a mentor and an artist studio visit. Visit www.dallasartdealers.org/about/edith-baker-scholarship/

ABOUT CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) provides a nurturing environment for people to discover, develop and express their artistic visions. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. CAC also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors. Visit CAC at 2360 Laughlin Drive in East Dallas or www.creativeartscenter.org.

ABOUT THE MCKINNEY AVENUE CONTEMPORARY

The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) is a nonprofit organization that stands as a Dallas advocate for creative freedom, offering the opportunity for experimentation and presentation of art in all disciplines. It supports the emerging and established artist’s role in society by providing a forum for critical dialogue with their audiences. This relationship is cultivated through education and innovative programming. Visit the-mac.org for more information. 

ABOUT THE BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS

BusinessCouncilforthe Arts(BCA)isanonprofit organization made up of businesses and business professionals. We provide programs in employee engagement and retention, leadership development, creative thinking, diversity and the development of new initiatives based in the arts.  BCA serves as a connector and convener between businesses, municipalities and arts and cultural organizations, and is an advocate for business support of the arts. Business Council for the Arts was founded in 1988 as an initiative of the Dallas Citizen’s Council by Raymond D. Nasher and a team of civic leaders who recognized that great communities depend on a vibrant cultural life. Visit www.ntbca.org for more information.

ABOUT THE OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) provides opportunities for all Dallas citizens and visitors to have access to the arts and the means of cultural expression. The Office of Cultural Affairs works with its citizen advisory board, the Cultural Affairs Commission, to foster the development of the cultural system in Dallas. OCA provides a variety of programs and services, including the management and operations of seven cultural facilities, a public art program, cultural funding programs and WRR Radio. More information on the Office of Cultural Affairs’ programs can be found on its website at http://www.DallasCulture.org.

 

Date

September 13, 2014
10:30am to 2:30pm

Location

The MAC
1601 South Ervay St
Dallas 75215

Hours

  • Wednesday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Friday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
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