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NEA looking for artist to design 'Art Works' logo

February 1, 2010 | 11:44 am

Main_aw At the very least, Rocco Landesman will be able to say that he created one arts-related job during his tenure as the head of the National Endowment for the Arts.

The NEA announced Monday that it is accepting proposals from artists and designers to create the agency's "Art Works" logo. Landesman introduced the slogan earlier in his term to help emphasize the positive impact artists have on the economy.

"'Art Works' is a reminder that arts workers are real workers who are part of this country’s real economy," said the NEA in its request for proposals. 

"They earn salaries, support families, pay taxes.  Artists are also entrepreneurs and placemakers, who revitalize towns, cities and neighborhoods – both the economies and the ethos of them."

The NEA said the selected logo may be used in print and online and may accompany the existing NEA logo or even replace that logo.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Feb. 26 at 5 p.m., EST.

-- David Ng

Credit: NEA