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Benton Foundation & NEA Open Studio

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Beth Kanter (kanter)
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 12:06:33 -0400

Hey folks, if you haven't yet heard about the Benton Foundation and NEA's
Open Studio project, get yourself right over to the NEA Web page and read
all about it. David Low, the NEA's Webster, sent me the following brief

NEA Website: 1.7

A new issue of went online this morning with news and
features about the joint National Endowment for the Arts/Benton
Foundation Leadership Initiative: Open Studio. Read all about this new
project which will provide free public access sites in all 56 states and
special jurisdictions and 10 community web mentoring sites around the
country to enable artists and arts organizations to establish a presence
on the World Wide Web. Profiles of the 11 pilot access sites and three
pilot mentoring sites -- including CMU -- are online. With information
about how arts & cultural organizations can participate.

I also received a copy of the formal press release which describes the
project in detail. If you don't have Web Access and want a copy of the
press release -- contact Anne Green, Open Studio Project Coordinator at
annieg or
voice 202-638-5770. Tell her Beth sent you . . .

And there's more about this that might be of great interest to art teachers
on the list -- there is a Logo Design Contest for Open Studio. Jillaine
Smith from the Benton Foundation asked me to post the information in
appropriate places. If you have Web access, here is the url:

What follows is the text from the page . . .enjoy

Logo Design Contest

Be a part of this nationwide arts initiative aimed at increasing access to
arts and cultural information on the Internet. Your work will be highlighted
in all of our print and online materials. You will be credited on the main
Open Studio home page, with a link to your site or email, if you desire. We
need the following:

1. A logo to be used on all Open Studio print and online materials. File
size should be no larger than 15k, and no larger than 2" by 5". It must
contain the words "Open Studio" and "The Arts Online".

2. A smaller "button" version of the logo (about .5" by .5") to be used as
navigation tool on
subsequent Open Studio pages and sites off the main page. This would also be
used on project
participants' web pages in every state and territory as a link back to
central Open Studio home

3. Related navigational "buttons" for the following:
o Access Sites
o Mentor Sites
o About The Project
o Forums
o Toolkit
o ArtSites

Contest entries are due no later than December 8, 1996, and can be submitted
by any of the
following ways:

1. as a GIF or JPEG attachment to an email message to annieg;

2. by posting it to your own web site and sending the URL to
3. by mailing a hard copy to the address below

The contest winner will be announced by March 1997 if not sooner.

Contact Information: Anne Green, Project Coordinator Open Studio: The Arts
Online Benton
Foundation 1634 Eye Street NW, 12th floor Washington, DC 20006 USA ph:
202.638.5770 fax:

October 23, 1996
Beth Kanter Arts Wire Network Coordinator kanter