The art of the end run
Post #1115 • January 24, 2008, 3:00 PM • 58 Comments
Chris Hoff of the OC Artblog has established a private granting entity.
The Hoff Foundation announced today that it will award quarterly grants totaling more than $3,000 per quarter to Artists and Arts Organizations based in Orange County and Long Beach. The Hoff Foundation is a private arts foundation formed in 2008 with a commitment to and passion for the arts. The Hoff Foundation will play a significant and unique role in the development of the arts in Southern California. More information about The Hoff Foundation and how the grants will be awarded can be obtained at their website located at www.thehofffoundation.org.
Greg Albers has formed an alternative art book publishing company, Hol Art Books.
Unique in the industry, we are building an internet-enabled publishing system that will allow anyone to suggest titles, form professional-level publishing groups, peer review one another's work, and collaboratively develop their title to ultimately be published as a Hol book. No matter how it's published, a successful book is first and foremost the result of passionate and talented individuals that come together to make it happen. With an open, networked publishing system, our aim is to build the best possible team for every book by giving everyone involved the freedom to choose their own project and a stake in that project's success.
James Welborn has opened Hub Comics, "a comics shop for NPR listeners."
Some of his market research involved sussing out the crowd in line at the restaurant: families with young children and people wearing band T-shirts. He said there was "a guy there with a Superman tattoo on his arm, and I thought, 'OK, he'll be a customer.'"
As Alan Kay said, the best way to predict the future is to invent it.