CAA News
Jul. 22, 2015

Improvements to CAA's Annual Conference
CAA News
CAA has established a Task Force on the Annual Conference to address ways of providing more occasions for members to exchange work and scholarship. The task force will also investigate greater uses of technology to extend the conference beyond its physical location and explore increased networking opportunities for professionals in the visual arts.More

Complimentary Journals for CAA Members
CAA News
As an individual CAA member, you have access to the current online content of three Taylor & Francis journals in its arts and visual-culture portfolio: Word and Image, Digital Creativity, and Public Art Dialogue.More

CAA Seeks Nominations for 2016 Awards
CAA News
CAA has begun accepting nominations for the 2016 Awards for Distinction. Please review the guidelines to become familiarized with the nomination process and to download, complete, and submit the requested materials. Deadline: July 31 and August 31, 2015.More

CAA's Journals Will Rely on Fair Use in Publishing Copyrighted Material
CAA News
CAA has announced new standard contracts with contributors to its journals that will encourage them to employ fair use for copyrighted images and quoted text according to the principles and limitations outlined in CAA's Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts.More

CAA's Fair Use Code Receives Important New Endorsements
CAA News
The Society of Architectural Historians, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Art Libraries Society of North America have endorsed CAA's set of principles regarding best practices in the fair use of copyrighted materials.More

2015 Professional-Development Fellowships for Graduate Students
CAA News
CAA will award grants of $10,000 each to two outstanding students who will receive their terminal degrees in calendar year 2016. One award will be presented to a practitioner—an artist, designer, and/or craftsperson—and the other will go to an art, architecture, and/or design historian, curator, or critic. Deadlines: October 2 and November 16, 2015.More

FBI Meeting on Illegal Trafficking in Antiquities
CAA News
During a conference call on July 9 with representatives of learned societies, auction houses, and government agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed that looting of antiquities in Syria and Iraq has taken place.More

Support the Arts Requirement Timely Service Act
CAA News
The CAA Board of Directors has approved its support for the Arts Require Timely Service (ARTS) Act, which improves processing for visa petitions filed by, or on behalf of, nonprofit arts-related organizations by simply ensuring enforcement of current statutory requirements.More

2015 Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant
Annual Conference Update
CAA will award a limited number of $250 grants to advanced MFA and PhD graduate students who are CAA members as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Successful applicants will also receive complimentary conference registration. Deadline: September 18, 2015.More

2015 International Member Conference Travel Grant
Annual Conference Update
CAA will award a limited number of $500 grants to artists or scholars from outside the US who are CAA members as partial reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Successful applicants will also receive complimentary conference registration. Deadline: September 18, 2015.More

Support the Annual Conference Travel Grants
Annual Conference Update
Your contribution to CAA’s fund for the Annual Conference Travel Grants allows MFA and PhD students, as well as international artists and scholars, to cover expenses for attending the February 2016 meeting in Washington, DC. Travel grants are funded solely by donations from members—please contribute today!More

Apply for the CAA-Getty International Program
Annual Conference Update
Applicants for the CAA-Getty International Program, which provides funding to fifteen people to attend the 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, DC, must be practicing art historians who teach at a university or work as a curator in a museum, or artists who teach art history. Deadline: August 17, 2015.More

Residency Opportunity with Stipend
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts
Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges More

ART7 Gallery: 2016 Regional Juried Call for Artists
Fort Worth Community Arts Center
Exhibition Opportunities More

Jon Schueler Centenary Symposium
University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland
Calls for Papers More

Call for Applications: The Luminary Residency in 2016
Luminary Center for the Arts
Residencies, Workshops, Exchanges More

Historians of British Art Travel Grant
Historians of British Art
Awards, Grants, FellowshipsMore

Great Colleges to Work For 2015
Chronicle of Higher Education
This special issue features results of the Chronicle's eighth annual Great Colleges to Work For survey, based on responses from nearly 44,000 campus employees. The survey found that at colleges recognized for a strong workplace culture, employees were more likely to feel acknowledged, supported, well informed by their leaders, and engaged in a common mission.More

UK Copyright Amendment Provokes Controversy in the Art and Design World
Center for Art Law
The British government has recently moved to repeal section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. Removing this section would increase the copyright duration for artistic designs—as opposed to traditional artistic works—from twenty-five years from the year the designs were first marketed to the more common term of life of the author plus seventy years. The new arrangement has stirred up controversy in the process.More

Help Desk: Selling Out
Daily Serving
Recently a design firm approached me about a project that involves artists painting on small refrigerators from which energy drinks will be sold. There will be a gallery exhibition of these fridges before they are distributed to various retail outlets in major cities around the country. The pay is pretty good, though not what I would ideally get for a painting of that size. Will I be committing an ethical transgression if I participate in this promotion?More

Peter J. Cohen Trumpets the Art of Amateur Photography
Boston Globe
Waiting for a companion at a Chelsea flea market in New York in the early 1990s, Peter J. Cohen thumbed through a bin of bygone snapshots, torn out of discarded family albums. He didn’t know what attracted him to the images—he’d never been interested in vintage photography and wasn’t the type to reach for a camera to document his own life—but, on a whim, he purchased five of them for $8. When he got home and inspected the photographs more closely, he knew right away that he wanted to return to the flea market to buy more.More

You Can't Hurry Greatness
Pacific Standard
In 1990, the psychologist John Hayes proposed the "ten-year rule," arguing that even someone with enormous creative potential needs to spend a decade working on his or her craft before producing work of lasting merit. In a newly published paper, Richard Hass of Philadelphia University and Robert Weisberg of Temple University reevaluate this rule by looking at the careers of some of America's most enduringly popular artists: five composers from the Great American Songbook era.More

Mentoring as a Tenure Criterion
Inside Higher Ed
Purdue University, like most colleges and universities, evaluates faculty members up for tenure on their accomplishments in research, teaching, and service. Like most research universities, research has tended to be prominent. But university administrators recently told the Purdue board of plans to make significant changes in those criteria. Coming first will be an expectation that faculty members are active mentors to undergraduates, especially to at-risk students.More

Museums' Disturbing Transformation: Relentless Commercialization
Los Angeles Times
For-profit art dealers are organizing shows for nonprofit museums. Museum professionals are organizing shows for commercial art fairs and galleries. Museum collections are being monetized, rented out for profit to other museums and private corporations. Corporations are co-organizing museum shows. In fact, so commonplace is the boundary-blurring that few any longer notice.More

Modeling the Behavior We Expect in Class
We should be thinking about social learning theory in the context of the college classroom. Although so-called observational learning now has widespread acceptance and a fair amount has been written about the benefits of modeling in the grade-school classroom, there is surprisingly little out there on the topic for college instructors.More