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Archive: June, 2014

GO collaborative Receives ArtPlace America Grant!

June 26, 2014


We are thrilled to announce that GO collaborative has been selected to lead the Drawing Lines project with the very generous support of $256,500 from ArtPlace America.

Drawing Lines is a community-based art project that will dive directly into the question of what our city will be like as we move to create our new 10-1 district council system of governance and looks directly at the question of how art can play a role in our larger efforts to plan our city.

Best of all, the project will be structured as a public-private partnership between the City of Austin and the Drawing Lines team – which is made up of GO collaborative, Public City, Fisterra Studio, and the Austin Creative Alliance.

We couldn’t be more excited to be part of such an incredible project with such an amazing team. We’ll keep posting as we discover all the ways that art and the city can come together!


NEA releases “Our Town” Storybook sneak previews

June 20, 2014

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After 18 months of research, writing, and design, we are excited to see sneak previews of the Exploring Our Town project popping up online!

NEA Director of Design Programs and Visual Arts Division Team Leader Jason Schupbach and NEA staff are working with their media partners to showcase projects from the Our Town grant program that will be included on the Exploring Our Town website. Arts Forward and Springboard are two partners that have already released information.

Expect to see the official Exploring Our Town project launch in September!


Exploring Our Town sneak peak at Americans for the Arts Conference

June 16, 2014

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At last week’s American for the Art’s pre-conference on Public Art and Placemaking, attendees got a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-released Exploring Our Town online resource for creative placemaking.

Jason Schupbach, Director of Design Programs at the National Endowment for the Arts, led a panel discussion titled “An Update on Our Town“, which included an overview of the grant program, a report from two grant recipients, and a sneak peak of the new website. Jay Salinas, Co-Founder & Director of Special Projects at the Wormfarm Institute in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, and Malcolm Cochran, Professor Emeritus of Sculpture at Ohio State University Department of Art, presented their work funded by the Our Town program.

As project leads for Exploring Our Town, GO collaborative has been working with Jason and NEA staff over the past 18 months on this exciting Creative Placemaking project. It was wonderful to have fellow Creative Placemaking practitioners get the first public glimpse. The anticipated release date is early Fall 2014.


GOco selected for Art on the Atlanta Beltline!

June 9, 2014

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GOco has been selected to create a temporary public art piece for the upcoming 2014 Art on the Atlanta Beltline!

As described on the program website, “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine is the City of Atlanta’s largest temporary public art exhibition and a testament to the Atlanta BeltLine as a living, breathing entity that is more than just trees, trails, and rails. Showcasing the work of hundreds of visual artists, performers, and musicians along nine miles of the Atlanta BeltLine corridor, the exhibition is a powerful conduit for everyone in the Atlanta region to gather, connect, and experience something vibrant and dynamic.”

The 2014 exhibition will feature over 60 installations and 30 performances. GOco is honored to be part of this transformative infrastructure and placemaking project!


Stewardship of Place

June 2, 2014

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GO collaborative has entered into a new partnership with Locus Iste to serve churches as they strategically design and develop their built environments. The Stewardship of Place is an approach to religious facility projects that begins with informed decision-making and long-term thinking to align sustainable operations with pastoral vision.

Check out our new website and learn about this participatory pre-design process!