Community Arts Network seeks new home

Posted by on January 5, 2009

Art in the Public Interest

P.O. Box 68, Saxapahaw, NC 27340

336-376-8404 •


Art in the Public Interest Seeks New Home for Community Arts Network

Art in the Public Interest (API), a North Carolina-based nonprofit organization, is seeking a new home for its primary project, the Community Arts Network (CAN). API requests proposals for the relocation and evolution of CAN, providing for its sustainable development and the secure archiving of its present content and databases. Letter of Interest are due February 1, 2009.

CAN is an online portal into the field of community-based arts, offering information exchange, research and critical dialogue within the field. The API Board of Directors made the decision to issue the RFP after consideration of several key factors: the recent rapid growth of the field, the need to plan for staff succession and the need for long-term sustainability for CAN.

“After ten years of careful stewardship of and leadership in the community-arts field, CAN is ready to expand further,” explained Kathie de Nobriga, an API board member who is guiding the transition process. “We hope to transfer all of CAN’s assets to an institution, agency, organization or coalition that is ready to contribute in a significant way to the emergent field. A successful proposal will present a plan for the sustainable development of CAN using public engagement and new technologies, allowing CAN to grow into an even more significant and progressive site.”

The API board and CAN staff have created a two-stage application process that is expected to take at least a year, including the Letter of Interest and, upon request, the filing of a complete proposal The process, criteria and considerations may be found on the CAN Web site, as well as background material and questions to guide the applicant. This transition process is supported by a grant from the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Letter of Interest due: February 1, 2009
Find the RFP on the Web at:
Please address all questions to:

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