In February 2011, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s second-largest city. To help the residents of Christchurch deal with the aftermath of the disaster, Hippathy Valentine designed the Temple for Christchurch. This interactive installation embodies the seismic qualities of the quake through its waveform-like architectural pattern, as well in its modular form, which enables the structure to be taken apart…Keep reading >>
“Stars in the Haze” is a wonderful short film by Joshua Frank about the 2012 BRAF Grantee Project FLOAT Beijing. FLOAT was a participatory art/design project using air-quality-sensing kites in Beijing, China. FLOAT had two components; a workshop and a public installation. Watch the film to hear more from the artists and participants:
Michael Christian talks with BRAF about collaboration, the creative process, and his work on the Bike Bridge, as well as hinting at upcoming projects. Continue reading
In this issue: The Bike Bridge opening event, Aurora Palo Alto, and updates from our grantees, including new grantees Project Suitcase and Bartlett Events, as well as some major news from the Temple for Christchurch, Rev. Billy coming San Francisco, Aeolian ride in Hong Kong, and the latest iteration of the Global Lives project: Lives in Transit. Continue reading
A new piece in the SF Bay Guardian discusses number of BRAF projects including the Raygun Gothic Rocketship and the Bike Bridge. The Guardian explores the history and political implications of temporary installation of large-scale public art as pioneered in San Francisco by BRAF and mayor Gavin Newsom.
In this Issue: The Raygun Gothic Rocketship takes off! Bike Bridge - Opening Celebrations April 5th! Partner Organization News: Maker Faire 2013 – Call for entries Third Friday Night Lights event Grantee Updates The Temple for Christchurch Wind Playground Ludale – French CORE project Burning Baskets Project Swap-O-Rama-Rama
In this issue: Bike Bridge Opening Reception Raygun Gothic Rocketship “Launch” Party Partner Organization News: The Bay Lights light up! Maker Faire 2013 – Call for entries The Exploratorium – Call for volunteers Grantee Updates: The Pool – Update Wind Playground – Update and call for participation Rebar – Call for participation Global Lives Project – Update and call for entries…Keep reading >>
We just got this sign! Stay tuned for details about the reception…Congrats to all the artists involved in this collaborative project! Thanks to eggchairsteve for graphic design, and Jared Gutekunst for logo design!
In this Issue: Bike Bridge Opening Reception – Postponed – March 1 Urbanauts - January 19 Grantee Updates Black Forest Fancies – Request for Proposals The Pool Before I Die… The Global Lives Project FIGMENT - Request for Proposals
BRAF celebrates YOU! We at BRAF are celebrating all of the new ventures, inspiring projects and sensational events we produced and supported in 2012. Our goal is to bring free, accessible art experiences into everyday lives, so we hope you were able to experience these projects and events for yourself! Maybe you see one of our Civic Arts projects, like…Keep reading >>
In this Issue: Urbanauts Event- Save the Date! Bike Bridge Opening Reception – Save the Date! Raygun Gothic Rocketship – Delayed Departure The Artumnal Gathering – Photos and more! Grantee Update Don’t forget to make your tax-deductible end-of-year gift to BRAF! With your help, we’ll enjoy another year of inspiring art projects!
BRAF Social Media Volunteer Job Description The Black Rock Arts Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is currently interviewing for a Social Media Superstar to join our team! This is a great opportunity to learn social media marketing and the non-profit sector while working on a specific project and developing key skills that will be very marketable for college students looking for…Keep reading >>