Thursday, June 4, 2009

Herendez Art Foundation

A quick intro to the Herendez Art Foundation. I'm a visionary, but suck at the details. One of the great things about sims is that I can try things out in the game quicker than in real life.

The Herendez Foundation for the Arts will increase awareness of and appreciation for the quality of arts produced and presented in Apple Valley and Apple County by providing programs and services to promote and assist Apple Valley Artists.

The Herendez Foundation for the Arts has two arms.

The Arts in Education arm supports artist education in the elementary and secondary levels. This includes donations of supplies, equiptment and funding to expose students to local art and culture through field trips, lectures and hiring artists/teachers as well as scholarships for students showing high artist merit.

The Partner in Art arm supplies fellowships for artists to move to Apple Valley to persue thier artist endeavours. This arm also provides funding to establish a community art collection, hire artists for various events, lectures and teaching positions, and host booths during the annual summer Apple Festival.

HAC (Herendez Artist Community)
Highly qualified adult sim writers, visual artists, composers and performance artists are invited to apply via email to HAC. Residences vary in length from 1-3 simyears, afterwards the artists may immigrate to Apple County or return to thier home hood. During this time, a furnished space is provided for in the enviromental sensative artist community. Artists are given a stipend of §500 for thier bills, supplies and food costs during this time. A community garden is provided to supplement food costs for the artists and each residence is responsible for thier own plot, while the harvests are shared amoung the group. Up to eight artists can be accomadated at a time.

-How does this work, really?

The HAF affects the game by allowing me to move in sims with a purpose (besides the whole, I need fresh DNA) both from CAS and from other sim-to-sim hoods. HAF will also allow the Herendez Art Gallery to offer the crafted products of other artists, which frees Antonio up for retirement and allows there to still be a nice selection of art to chose from.


  1. If a sim moves to AV for the 1-3 years, during that time do you take over their entire story, character (like on the Sun boards), etc? Just curious about how you do things!

  2. Usually I take over thier character for those simyears-keeping in mind previous relationships, traits, skills, LTWs, etc. Nothing major happens without the base hood's permission or knowledge-so sims won't be getting married, however with ACR pregnancies can happen. With larger events-such as falling in love, pregnancy, etc-the original simmer decides the course of action.

    In terms of storytelling, I send photos and brief tidbits about events to the original simmer so that they may continue a blog or website-if applicable. If that sim talks on the SUN boards, then the original simmer continues that relationship. I do not take over every aspect of the sim-it's like borrowing an item, you return it in the same or better condition than you borrowed it.

    However, some great things can happen with SUN Exchanges. Another simmer may see your simmie as more stylish or try a new hairstyle that you may love-like Leigh Sweeny (TS1).

    Hope that helps, if not ask away!


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