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Notes from the Field

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Notes from the Field

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Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. (ARTSCI) and the Extended Studies Program at The Cooper Union will host a symposium entitled "ARTSCI '99: Nurturing Collaborations for the Next Century," November 13-14 at The Cooper Union in New York City. The event is devoted to nurturing collaboration between the disciplines of art and science and aims to give artists greater access to the scientific community. The two-day event will explore and present new models of artist-scientist research teams and collaborations. The keynote speakers are Dr. Laurence Smaje, director of the "SciArt" program of the London-based Wellcome Trust, one of the few agencies that commissions science-art projects, and Dr. France Cordova, former Chief Scientist at NASA, presently the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of California at Santa Barbara and developer of the school's "Research Across Disciplines" program. Massive outreach has been undertaken in the scientific field and strong attendance is expected. For further informati on visit www.asci.org/artsci99. . . . Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF), based in Baltimore, MD, has launched a program called "Artists & Communities," intended to foster the support and function of the arts in citizens' daily lives. Through a "millennium initiative" grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, MAAF is sponsoring the move of 56 professional artists to both urban and rural communities across the country as artists-in-residence for periods of three to nine months. Each host organization selects which artists to bring to their community and works with the artists to develop the structure of each residency. …

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