Submit a Letter of Inquiry for 2014 BRAF Grants!

  BRAF is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI’s) for our 2014 Grant Cycle! Read more about our grants criteria and instructions on how to apply. BRAF funds year-round community-driven art projects all over the world. BRAF’s grantee projects break the mold of public art, blur the lines between artist and audience, and actively engage their communities in the creative process.…Keep reading >>

Black Rock Arts Foundation Newsletter – September 2013

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In This Issue: The Artumnal Gathering – Tickets on Sale September 15th! Great video about BRAF on KQED Urbanauts: Sean Orlando + Rebar Aurora in Palo Alto Grantee Updates The Temple for Christchurch Park(ing) Day Burning Baskets Swap-O-Rama-Rama Artist Update Project: SUITCASE and Bambufonomat

BRAF lauded in KQED segment about Burning Man Art Beyond the Playa

Noting BRAF’s contributions, KQED’s “This Week in Northern California” highlights Burning Man artists working in the Bay Area and the spread of Burning Man art off-playa. As they put it: The influence of the Burning Man art scene is spreading beyond the desert playa. Over the past decade iconic sculptures have found new homes in urban settings, and major civic…Keep reading >>

On Thinking Space(s): An Interview with the Ghana ThinkTank

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Got “First World” problems? Why not look to other countries for solutions? Founded by in 2006 by artists with extensive backgrounds in cross-cultural community organizing and international development (Christopher Robbins, John Ewing, and Matey Odonkor, with Maria del Carmen Montoya joining the team in 2009), the Ghana ThinkTank collects local problems and sends these problems to various locations in their…Keep reading >>

Black Rock Arts Foundation Newsletter – August 2013

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In This Issue: The Temple for Christchurch – Support this project! Save the Date: The Artumnal Gathering – November 23, 2013 BRAF at Burning Man Urbanauts: Sean Orlando + Rebar Grantee Updates The Great Wall of Oakland The Music Box of New Orleans Cardboardia of Moscow

Urbanauts Update – Event Tomorrow!

In this video, collaborators Matthew Passmore (co-founder of Rebar) and Sean Orlando talk about the different facets of Urbanauts, an urban exploration project that merges fieldwork with installation. Through environmental expeditions, mappings, photography and sculpture, Urbanauts is a multi-layered investigation into the aesthetics, purpose and socio-cultural implications of hidden “systems” in the world around us. Join the artists at the…Keep reading >>

Black Rock Arts Foundation – Newsletter July 2013

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In This Issue: Save the Date! Artumnal 2013 Artist Update – Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn Grantee Updates Swap-O-Rama-Rama Global Lives Project ME’DI.ATE Art Group Skate Stump Bambufonomat  (Bamboo Element) The Metamorphosis Project Silent Lights

Request for Proposals for Fernley, NV Project

The Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) invites you to submit a proposal for our new project “Big Art for Small Towns.” A project of BRAF’s Civic Arts Program, Big Art for Small Towns seeks to share the cultural and economic benefit of public art with rural towns in Nevada and beyond.

Big Art for Small Towns is funded by generous private donors, in-kind contributions from the City of Fernley, and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant. Continue reading

MEOW WOLF REVEALS BAG OF TRICKS

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The name “Meow Wolf” brings to mind a sense of two disparate ideas or impulses bring brought together, like a portmanteau or mashup. The call of a domesticated animal, perhaps, that lures you in close enough for you to discover that it is actually a wild creature. And it doesn’t bark (because that would be too obvious) but this sly…Keep reading >>

JOIN BRAF AND PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AT MAKER FAIRE

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We will be at Maker Faire this weekend at the San Mateo County Event Center! We are so happy that these projects will be exhibited: Aurora BRAF-sponsored and fiscally sponsored Civic Arts project Aurora (by Charles Gadeken), is a 32-foot tall metal weeping willow tree sculpture illuminated by roughly 40,000 LED lights. This project will be installed in front of Palo…Keep reading >>