Career artists depend on grants for survival and exhibition of their artwork. Grants are essentially loans that don’t need to be paid back. Anyone who meets certain specified criteria can receive a grant for just about anything. Proposers simply have to meet the organization, company, or institution’s award guidelines and terms.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 by Amanda Simons
Rise above the competition by attending "Fiscal Sponsorship and Fundraising for Individual Artists" [photo: Jim Norrena]
Posted on Monday, February 13, 2012 by Alexis Mahrus
A big congratulations to the following eight Illustration students for placing in the 2012 NY Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition:
Christina Jung (repeat winner from 2011!)
Posted on Monday, February 6, 2012 by Lindsey Westbrook
CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, 2010
Paperback, 152 pages, free
Wendover documents a series of three Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice courses led by Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) Director Matthew Coolidge and Curatorial Practice faculty member Marina McDougall. Analyzing exhibition and residency models, and looking more broadly at factors such as audience and site-specific programming, the enrolled students engaged with the CLUI outpost and artist residency in Wendover over a three-year period. A reader of sorts, the publication distills the students' activities and interactions with Wendover and documents their resulting projects: an audio tour (2008); a film program (2009); and an archive expansion (2010). Also included are interviews with Coolidge, Center for Art and Environment Director William Fox, and numerous texts contributed by students and visiting faculty. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by Allison Byers
You know you're a winner when a panel of judges wants to wear what you've just designed.
"We all wanted to order Justin Jamison's jeans on the spot," said designer Jeanne Allen, referring to one of six emerging fashion designers selected for a new Fashion Incubator San Francisco program.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2012 by Allison Byers
California College of the Arts (CCA) has joined the It Gets Better Project, an online video campaign aimed at eliminating suicide among LGBTQ people by providing real-world testimonials illustrating hope.
CCA is the first arts college in the US to submit an official college-wide It Gets Better video. The video features students, alumni, faculty and staff who volunteered to share their life experiences regarding coming out and living openly as a member of the LGBTQ community.Read the rest
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 by Jim Norrena
"A Great Day in San Francisco" [photo: Chris Nickel]
California College of the Arts proudly announces the release of It Gets Better: CCA, the official college submission in the It Gets Better Project, a national gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth suicide-prevention campaign. CCA is among the first art colleges to create an institutional video for the internationally recognized project.Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 by Clay Walsh
Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 by Clay Walsh
Congratulations to Justin Carlisle-Andgrand and Kate Nartker, each a finalist in the 2011 Design*Sponge Student Scholarship!
About the Design*Sponge Scholarship
Now in its fourth year, the Design*Sponge Scholarship is $10,000 in awards for full-time undergraduate and graduate students studying art and design. The scholarship was created to support the creative endeavors of the awardees and can be spent without restriction to support their pursuits (internship abroad, tuition, technology, supplies, etc.).Read the rest
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by Allison Byers
California College of the Arts graphic design student, Justin Carlisle-Angrand, is kick-starting the holidays with some stellar news.
Uber-popular design blog, Design*Sponge, just named the talented Oakland undergrad a finalist in their 2011 D*S Scholarship – an international award that sifts out the next generation of artists and designers and supports them in their creative endeavors.Read the rest
Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2011 by Jim Norrena
Architecture student Vonnie Bower [photo: Brant Ward, The Chronicle]
Architecture student Vonnie Bower was recently featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article (“Welder gets her chance of a lifetime on Bay Bridge,” by Edward Guthman) that highlighted the experienced welder and pile driver for her work in the rebuilding of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge, a dream-come-true opportunity for countless persons -- male and female alike – in and out of the construction industry.Read the rest