Creative Artist Advancement Program (CAAP)
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April 19, 27, 2013 - May 4, 11 2013
Creative Artist Advancement Program (CAAP) Workshops

  This Project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts

Professional Development Series
A five 1/2-day professional development series covering the following topics is open to local artists and will assist Broward-based artists with advancing their knowledge and abilities in: public art; community design; civic and community engagement; building effective collaborations and partnerships; and developing and funding their own projects. Artists will receive training from national and local subject matter experts and will have opportunities to make connections with community redevelopment agencies, municipal public art representatives, community leaders and stakeholders, and other more experienced artists. 
Please review the program guidelines,
CAAP Guidelines PDF

Broward artists need to attend the entire workshops to be eligible for funding opportunities; however any artist may register “a la carte.”

RSVP for the ENTIRE Series
$100 in advance, $125 at the door
A La Carte $30 in advance; $50 at the door

Public Art Portfolio Review
– multiple days by appointment

FREE CAAP Series Kick-off: Networking/ Meet the Faculty
April 26, 2013 (6:00 – 8:00 PM)

Public Art and Design (Two-Day Workshop)
April 27, 2013 (Day 1; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM)
Learn the nuts and bolts of public art and design through a day of lectures, panel discussions, presentations and hands on activities. This interactive day will provide a solid foundation for artists wanting to expand their creative practice to include works in the public domain.

April 28, 2013 (Day 2; 10:00 AM– 3:30 PM) RSVP
Expand your public art toolbox by participating in a day of critiques and sample presentations designed to provide examples and simulation of the public art artist selection/review process. Faculty: Lynn Basa and Henning Haupt

Lynn Basa is a full-time artist who divides her practice between painting and large-scale public art commissions.  To date, she has completed 55 public and private site-specific commissions.  Her work is included in over 100 corporate, private, and museum collections such as the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.  She is the author of The Artist’s Guide to Public Art, and teaches a class in the Sculpture department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on public art professional practices and at the University of Chicago in their new visual arts certificate program.  She is the former chair of the public art committee of the Seattle Arts Commission and founding director and curator of the University of Washington Medical Center’s 1000-piece art collection.

Community Design Workshop
May 4, 2013 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)
Understand the landscapes and players associated with community design and community redevelopment the national to local levels.  Participants will learn about what community design means, what cutting edge work is happening, and what community design is about in community redevelopment areas.  Faculty:  Marie York and Henning Haupt.

Marie L. York, FAICP, is President of York Solutions LLC and a Senior Fellow with the University of Florida’s Center for Building Better Communities. She is a recent board director of the American Planning Association--a 45,000 member professional organization, and former president of the Florida Chapter. A creative planner, facilitator and an innovator with nearly 30 years of experience, she specializes in visionary planning and facilitation. When affiliated with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) she created, directed and facilitated the award-winning Florida Public Officials Design Institute, training elected officials in the fundamentals of place-making. She is also an artist. Her oil paintings are on display at the Original Elements co-op gallery in Tequesta, Florida.

Civic Engagement Workshop
May 11, 2013 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Develop a deeper perspective on civic engagement, the unique capacity of art in this area.  Learn how to better articulate issues and goals, identify community issues and opportunities, and new ways of thinking about civic engagement in relation to art. Learn more about the current trends in civic engagement and acquire tools necessary to build effective collaborations and partnerships and implement successful outreach and advocacy. Faculty: Barbara Schaffer Bacon, and Henning Haupt co-director, Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts that inspires, informs, promotes, and connects arts and culture as potent contributors to community, civic, and social change.  Faculty: Barbara Schaffer Bacon and Henning Haupt

Barbara Schaffer Bacon co-directs Animating Democracy, a program of Americans for the Arts that inspires, informs, promotes, and connects arts and culture as potent contributors to community, civic, and social change. Additionally, she provides leadership in program development for Local Arts Advancement at Americans for the Arts. Barbara has written, edited, and contributed to many publications including Trend or Tipping Point: Arts & Social Change Grantmaking; Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture: Findings from Animating Democracy; Case Studies from Animating Democracy; Animating Democracy: The Artistic Imagination as a Force for Civic Dialogue; Fundamentals of Local Arts Management; and The Cultural Planning Work Kit. She has worked as a consultant in program design and evaluation for state and local arts agencies and private foundations nationally. Barbara previously served as executive director of the Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts. She is president of the Arts Extension Institute, Inc. and serves on the board of WomanArts. Barbara served for 14 years on the Belchertown, MA school committee. In 2011 Barbara was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to serve as a member of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Starting and Funding Your Project Workshop
May 18, 2013 (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
Learn from the pros on the best ways to starting and funding your own project in areas you may have never before considered.  The focus will be on developing and securing funding for creative projects that can serve the needs of community redevelopment areas.  Faculty:  Marty Pottenger and Henning Haupt.

Marty Pottenger is a widely known solo performance artist and director with an extensive repertoire of projects and awards, Marty Pottenger has found her "big reason." In fact, throughout her journey as a theater artist, she has encountered many big reasons. From the critically successful "What It's Like To Be a Man" to the Obie-award-winning "City Water Tunnel #3," Pottenger's work has explored issues ranging from racism to economics, the women's movement to the war in the Balkans. Intertwining different media and researching oral histories, Pottenger uses theater to encourage people to think about issues, ask questions and engage in dialogue with their communities. 

Additional Faculty

Henning Haupt 
is a painter and an educator for architectural design. As Assistant Professor he is teaching architectural design studios and ‘Color Material Space’, a class on the relationship between color, space, painting and architecture at the School of Architecture, Florida Atlantic University. Prior to that Haupt’s studio was located in Berlin and he taught architectural design at the Technical University at Braunschweig. Both, his painting and teaching experience was facilitated by a praxis-based research project on the relationship between colors and space. The dissertation of that project was completed as Ph.D. in 2008. Earlier Haupt studied at Cranbrook Academy of Arts, Michigan (Architecture with Dan Hoffmann, Painting with Beverly Fishman) and graduated from the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany in 1993.



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