Design, architecture and spatial planning
The global pandemic will have long-lasting effects on the form and function of future museums.
We have already learned that architecture and urbanism are not about the colour of the façade and the shape of the flower bed, but about new meanings and the “value” that urban space adds to people, community, and society. Prior to designing and building, a competent architect and developer explores the context — the place, its history, features, needs of local residents.
Americans for the Arts is pleased to announce a generous gift of $250,000 from The Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation establishing a first-of-its-kind national program, the Jorge and Darlene Pérez Prize in Public Art & Civic Design. The program, which includes an award benefitting an artist, public art administrator, or representative from the civic design field on a rotating basis annually, seeks to celebrate and highlight the work of individuals who support, develop, and manage the incorporation of art into the design of places and spaces across the United States.
Through its factories, its restoration workshops and its mission of furnishing state services, the Mobilier national, created by Colbert under the reign of Louis XIV, is an essential player in the ecosystem of crafts and artistic careers. As part of a support plan for the artistic and design professions, it is now taking its full share, as the Minister of Culture wished, in a series of actions for the benefit of the sector whole.
The Biennale Architettura will open in 2021 and will last 6 months, from May 22nd to November 21st. The Biennale Arte will be held in 2022, from April 23rd to November 27th.
As people across the country seek ways to connect and stay hopeful, the work of the cultural sector bringing the arts to communities is more important than ever. At Americans for the Arts, we are working to gather the arts field together this summer to better understand this crisis, how we are responding to it, and how we can move forward toward recovery.