Monday, February 1, 2010

Request for NEA "Art Works" Logo

Chairman Rocco Landesman Announced a Request for Proposals for a New "Art Works" Logo for the National Endowment for the Arts. The new logo will embody the three meanings of "Art Works". The RFP is available at

When used by the Chairman, the phrase "art works" has three meanings: "artworks" are the plays, paintings, dances, films and the other works of art that are the creation of artists; "art works" describes the effect of art on audiences and viewers, art works to transport, transform, inspire, and challenge us; and "art works' is a reminder that arts workers are real workers with real jobs who are part of this country's real economy. The proposed logos should incorporate all three of the meanings of "Art Works" and tie them to the NEA in such a way that the proposed logo might be used alone or in conjunction with the NEA's current logo. Chairman Landesman said, "Those two words – "art works" – pretty much sum up everything we are about at the NEA, and I hope you will see them everywhere. Art, artists, and arts professionals work to change the communities they inhabit: they are placemakers and help create livable, sustainable, complete communities. I look forward to having a logo that conveys that."

Questions concerning this proposal shall be submitted only via email to before or by 5:00 pm (EST) on Wednesday, February 10, 2010. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, February, 26, 2010. Potential proposers must direct all inquiries to Latonca Harris at or (202) 682-5476.

Complete information about the RFP requirements and instructions for submitting may be found at

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