[ISDC2006] Space Art Fund Established

Frank Pietronigro zerogartist at mac.com
Tue Feb 14 01:47:31 EST 2006

Dear ISDC Colleagues:

The following letter is currently being sent out by Lowry Burgess and  
I with the hope of raising funds to help accommodate costs associated  
with the Space Art Track including costs for the proposed Space Art  
Track Exhibition, the Space Art Track Screenings and Zero Gravity  
Arts Consortium's Parabolic Flight for Artists.   Any support you can  
give in helping distribute the following email to your colleagues and  
mailing lists would be greatly appreciated.  Sincerely,
Frank Pietronigro
Interdisciplinary Artist
Co-Founder and Project Director, Zero Gravity Arts Consortium
Co-Chair, Space Art Track, 25th International Space Development  
Associate Fellow, STUDIO For Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts,  
Carnegie Mellon University
P. O. Box 193163, San Francisco, CA 94119-3163
frank at pietronigro.com

Zero Gravity Arts Consortium

25th International Space Development Conference

  PBS KQED Space Art Special on SPARK


Dear Friends of Space Art:
This letter is a request from Frank Pietronigro and Lowry Burgess, Co- 
Chairs for the Space Art Track of the 25th International Space  
Development Conference, for your financial contribution to a new  
“Space Arts Development Fund” created at our instigation by George  
Whitesides, Executive Director of the National Space Society, and his  
colleagues at the 25th International Space Development Conference  
(ISDC) Co-Sponsored by the National Space Society and the Planetary  
The creation of the ”Space Arts Development Fund” by the ISDC will  
form a highly credible, international resource for fundraising within  
the Space Art Community itself, among its enthusiasts, related  
foundations, non-profit sources, as well as corporate and private  
Based on the concept generated from a set of recommendations from the  
Space Arts Conference held at Carnegie Mellon University's West Coast  
Campus at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA last year,  
the “Space Arts Development Fund” is created to help develop the  
Space Arts Community worldwide, across institutional, national, and  
regional limitations.  Also, by this action, the ISDC becomes a  
standard setting ‘venue of record’ for the presentation of the Space  
Arts, as well as a hospitable environment for furthering the dialogue  
of the Space Arts global community.
The purpose of the Space Arts Development Fund is to support space  
artists and their projects (both as individuals and within  
appropriate institutions) residencies, collaborations and exciting  
interdisciplinary projects.  It will fund both the basic ‘creation  
and research’ as well as the exhibition and presentation in  
appropriate venues, including TV or radio broadcasts that can develop  
broader awareness of Space Art activities with the general public as  
well as the much needed scholarship and publication in the field.
Our goal is to raise $200,000. The first projects to be supported are:
1. “Gravity Pulse’ the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium’s Microgravity  
Flight for Artists to be flown in May as a part of ISDC.
2. The costs associated with the Space Arts exhibition at the ISDC in  
Los Angeles in May.
As Co-Chairs we hope you will join us in enthusiastically  
contributing support in any amount, knowing that various activities  
of this Fund will energize and strengthen the Space Art community as  
a whole.
Please address your tax deductible contributions as soon as possible to:
National Space Society
1620 I St. NW. Suite 615
Washington, DC  20006

Please make your checks payable to:
National Space Society – Space Art Program

With regard,
Lowry Burgess
Space Art Track Co-Chair, 25th International Space Development  
Distinguished Fellow of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry

Frank Pietronigro
Space Art Track Co-Chair, 25th International Space Development  
Associate Fellow of the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry
Co-Founder and Project Director, Zero Gravity Arts Consortium

25th International Space Development Conference - Space Art Track  
Advisory Committee Members
Professor Priscila Arantes
Chairman of the Post Graduate Studies for Interactive Medias – SENAC,
Supervisor (Advisor) of Art and Technology Habilitation in Digital  
Media at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil.

Annick Bureaud

Leonardo/Olats; Leonardo Space Arts Working Group

James D. Burke
International Space University

Richard Clar
Art Technologies

Marcos Cuzziol
ItauLab - Itau Cultural Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Burke Fort
President, Foundation For Space Exploration and Director, Texas Space  
Grant Consortium, University of Texas Center For Space Research

Tania Fraga
Artist and Freelance Architect; Researcher at the University of  
Brasilia, Brazil

Holly Henry
California State University, San Bernardino

Jeffrey Hoffman

Former NASA Astronaut

Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles
The Planetary Society Member, Professor of History, Yale University

Marko Peljhan
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of  
California, Santa Barbara, Director Zavod Projekt Atol Institute,  

Richard Lowenberg

Roger Malina
International Academy of Astronautics

Leonardo Space Arts Working Group

Margaret Myers

STUDIO For Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon  

Dr. Dava J. Newman

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems,  
Director of Technology and Policy Program, MacVicar Faculty Fellow,  
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute  
of Technology

David Raitt
Senior Technology Transfer Officer, European Space Agency

Jon Ramer
International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA)

Douglas Rushkoff

New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program

Jean Luc Soret
Space Art One

Nicola Triscott

The Arts Catalyst

Meredith Tromble

San Francisco Art Institute, Center for Art+Science

Mike Wiskerchen

California Space Grant Consortium

Arthur Woods

The OURS Foundation; Leonardo Space Arts Working Group

Tsutomu Yamanaka

Senior Researcher, Space Environment Utilization Center, Japan  
Aerospace Exploration Agency

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