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Deadline for Our Town Grants Fast Approaching!

November 25th, 2014

The submission deadline for FY2015 Our Town grants is coming up soon. All applicants must have the first part of their application (the SF-424 form on Grants.gov) submitted by December 15. For more information regarding the application process, please see the FY2015 Our Town guidelines. These grants support creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities all across the country. This year Our Town is offering two tracks – support for arts engagement, cultural planning, and design projects, and a new category for projects that provide technical assistance to those doing arts and design place-based work.

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NEW ENGLAND STATES TOURING (NEST) GRANTS

November 19th, 2014

NEST GRANT DEADLINE  Deadline: December 1, 2014

NEST grants provide support to New England-based nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community activities by select New England performing artists.  For more information click here.

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1,088 square feet apt for rent at AS220 Mercantile

November 19th, 2014

(ALTERNATIVE) SPACE FOR RENT IN THE MERC

 AS220 has a vacancy on the second floor of our Mercantile Block building at 131 Washington Street in downtown Providence. Unit 206 is available for rent as an artist work studio or commercial / small business space. Rent is $1,400 per month for 1,088 square feet with secure 24-hour access. Tenant is responsible for electric, phone and IT needs. Elevator access, public restroom and slop sink all available on your floor.  

MORE INFO HERE!

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Communal third floor rental available at AS220, 115 Empire St

November 19th, 2014

LIVE AT AS220: VACANCY AT EMPIRE 3rd FLOOR

AS220 has one affordable live studio, available immediately, on the communal third floor at 115 Empire Street in Providence!

The current vacancy is 324 sq ft, rent is $414/month with a $10/month kitty contribution for cleaning supplies and other communal expenses. No utility costs.

Click here to read all the details online.

Applicants must submit a portfolio of their work with the application, due by November 16th at midnight, hand delivered or mailed to:

AS220
attn: Susan Clausen
95 Mathewson Street #204
Providence, RI 02903

or via email to susan@as220.org

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AS220 Seeks PrintShop Manager

November 19th, 2014

PRINTSHOP MANAGER


 

The Printshop Manager’s primary responsibility is to plan and organize resources of the Printshop on many time scales: everything from day-to-day operations to weekly workshops, monthly meetings, seasonal scheduling, and annual budgets and events. The ideal candidate is good with organizing people and has skills in the printing processes taught at the Printshop.

Click here for full job description!


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AS220 Seeks Property Manager

November 19th, 2014

The AS220 Property Manager will work with the Senior Property Manager to oversee and coordinate all property management, maintenance, development and construction activities associated with AS220’s real estate including tenanting and tenant relationships. There is an expectation that this person will become fluent in the systems of all of AS220’s buildings. The Property manager reports directly to Senior Property manager.

Click here for full job description!

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Wheaton Photography Biennial: Juror MFA’s Kristen Gresh

November 18th, 2014

Wheaton Biennial 2015: Framing Photography

Dates

Entry Deadline: November 24, 2015
Artists Notified: January 15, 2015
Exhibition Dates: February 27 – April 15, 2015

To apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2239&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

About The Exhibition

Wheaton College cultivates an open spirit of inquiry with a curriculum emphasizing connections across disciplinary boundaries. Our Wheaton Biennial invites artists whose work reflects a similar spirit of inquiry and a critical reflection on what constitutes the boundaries of a particular artistic medium. The 2015 Biennial will focus on new directions in photography and will examine what constitutes a photograph in the age of digital technology.

Work by artists in all stages of their careers will be considered. Selections will be made by the Biennial juror Kristen Gresh. We are seeking a diverse range of experimental work, collectively evoking an open-ended reconsideration of the boundaries of photography.

About The Galleries

The Beard and Weil Galleries are a vital part of Wheaton’s creative and intellectual life. Exhibitions feature work by contemporary artists in all media, as well as works from Wheaton’s extensive Permanent Collection, spanning Ancient Greece to contemporary South America.

The Galleries’ educational mission encompasses all forms of creative expression in an effort to forge meaningful connections between objects and the histories, student and faculty creative work, art historical research and critical thinking. The crucial role the visual arts play in a liberal arts education is central to the design and focus of our exhibitions.

Eligibility

This call is open to all artists age 18 and over. The panel will not discriminate against any applicant artist on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges.
All works must be original and not previously exhibited at Beard and Weil Galleries. All media will be considered. All work must be received ready for exhibition with appropriate hanging hardware in place. The gallery director reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

About The Juror

Kristen Gresh was appointed Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), in January 2012. She was the curator of the recent exhibition at the MFA, She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, and is the author of the exhibition’s companion publication. Gresh first discovered the powerful work created by women from this region while living abroad for 15 years, teaching history of photography at the Ecole du Louvre, Wells College in Paris and at the American University of Cairo.

Gresh was also a contributor to the auction book and catalog The Photo Diary of John G. Morris (2010) and to the books On Display: Visual Politics, Material Culture, and Public Education (forthcoming), and Getting the Picture: The History & Visual Culture of the News (forthcoming). Her Ph.D. dissertation from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales was titled, “The Family of Man: A Critical History of an American Photographic Exhibition,” parts of which have been published in the academic journals Etudes Photographiques and History of Photography.

Entry Procedure

Applicants must apply through callforentry.org: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2239&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes

Entry Deadline: November 15, 2014

For questions on how to create a profile on CaFE, please email café@westaf.org.

For questions regarding the Wheaton Biennial, email Interim Gallery Director Elizabeth Keithline: keithline_elizabeth@wheatoncollege.edu.

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CALL TO ARTISTS FOR SUBMISSIONS

November 18th, 2014

DEADLINE: Monday, Dec. 5, 2014
For the 2015 Season

This call for submissions is open to all artists living in New England and neighboring states who are able to hand deliver their work to Home and Hospice Care of RI. Students are ineligible.
No application fee.

The HHCRI Gallery Wall offers a professional hanging system with dedicated lighting. High visibility area for visitors and staff. Large works encouraged. 16″ x 20″ minimum frame size.

$250 HONORARIUM FOR EACH EXHIBITING ARTIST SELECTED

http://PublicArtRI.com/call-for-artist-submissions.html

PUBLICARTRI.COM

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City Of Pawtucket Call For Artists For Overpass Art Project

November 14th, 2014

The City of Pawtucket has issued a call for artists for its Overpass Art project.  Pawtucket has received an NEA Our Town Grant, which is matched by local funds, for this project.  This project will involve the design, fabrication and installation of art along the fencing, at the George Street overpass, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  This is a two-year grant project, which began in September 2014, and must be complete by September 2016.  This project will have intense and inclusive community involvement.

Pawtucket will conduct the application process online, with all materials submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (http://bit.ly/1DwOpt9). There is no charge to the artist for applying or for submitting digital images.

If you or your organization knows an artist or organization that might be interested in this opportunity, please forward this email along.  Please contact Susan Mara or Katherine Kazarian in the Department of Planning and Redevelopment if you have questions.

 

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Warwick Museum of Art Seeks Board Members

November 12th, 2014

From WMOA  – New Board Members wanted who wish to make a meaningful enduring impact in our community

WMOA’s Vision Statement:

We will be a dynamic resource for the community, creating enriching arts experiences and an exciting exchange of ideas that contribute to the quality of life in Rhode Island. The Warwick Museum of Art believes the full potential of the human condition can only be realized through ongoing interaction with an appreciation of the arts and humanities.

WMOA is looking for new enthusiastic informed board members with a passion for fundraising, marketing, outreach, education, youth development, social responsibility, technical/business skills and grant writing.

WMOA has been experiencing tremendous growth in the need of our services and needs team oriented, hands-on board members that can help us prepare financially and organizationally to meet the needs of our community.

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be willing to make a commitment of your time, talent and expertise for the advancement of the organization.
  • Attend the board of directors meetings September through June on the 2nd Wednesdays of each month.
  • Attend and participate in special events as able.
  • Recruitment of new board members.

 

If interested, please contact Simone Spruce-Torres, Program Director, at (401) 737-0010 or email simone@warwickmuseum.org

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Call to Artists: Pawtucket’s Overpass Art project

November 10th, 2014

Artwork for the Pawtucket’s Overpass Art project will be commissioned by the City of Pawtucket.  Pawtucket has received an NEA Our Town Grant, which is matched by local funds, for this project.  This project will involve the design, fabrication and installation of art along the fencing, at the George Street overpass, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  This is a two-year grant project, which began in September 2014, and must be complete by September 2016.  This project will have intense and inclusive community involvement.  The City will hire a community engagement specialist to work with the community, and liaise with the artist. 

About the Project: When Interstate 95 was initially constructed in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, it became a physical barrier which essentially cut off many of the City’s neighborhoods from the downtown.  This gateway project is intended to help reconnect neighborhoods to the downtown by installing community-inspired public art along the George Street overpass, which is currently a very pedestrian unfriendly place.  The George Street overpass connects the downtown to the Oak Hill and Woodlawn neighborhoods, two very different but cohesive communities.  The project will also include significant community outreach.   The artist will not be expected to conduct the public outreach. 

Call to Artists Link: http://bit.ly/1DwOpt9

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IYRS Seeks Foundation and Grants Consultant

November 6th, 2014

IYRS School of Technology & Trades 

IYRS is a world-class experiential learning school in Rhode Island with a hands-on education model dedicated to teaching highly technical and deeply craft-oriented career skills. IYRS currently has three accredited schools, School of Composites Technology, School of Boatbuilding & Restoration and School of Marine Systems. Additionally, IYRS regularly collaborates with post-secondary schools of architecture, preservation, industrial design and engineering through short-term classes, including recently with MIT, Harvard, RISD, Roger Williams University, Salve Regina University and others.

The skills acquired in these programs are transferable across industries and applications, from digital manufacturing to traditional making and restoration fields. With campuses in Newport and Bristol, Rhode Island, IYRS offers an extraordinarily attractive location to study.

Job Summary

IYRS is a unique and extraordinary experiential learning school with an acknowledged education model for preparing highly technical and deeply craft-oriented trade’s people for careers. Foundation and grant funding is integral to IYRS’ overall fund-raising plan and represents approximately $500,000 of annual giving. IYRS is seeking a Foundation and Grants Consultant on a contract basis.

Position open until filled.

Reports To

Loriana De Crescenzo, Director of Philanthropy

Responsibilities

The Foundation and Grants Consultant is primarily responsible for:

  • Research and qualification of foundation and grant prospects, especially in the areas of education and training
  • Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations
  • Persuasively communicating IYRS’ education mission and programs to potential funders
  • Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy and with a plan approved by the President, the Foundation and Grants Consultant will assemble and prepare grant requests for submission by IYRS, foster contact and relationships with foundation directors, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.
  • Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
  • Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals

Areas of need are: general operating support, scholarship, new program & curriculum development; equipment and other areas that the consultant identifies as a match for support for IYRS.

Metrics for success are:

  1. % of grants awarded
  2. $ dollars raised
  3. # of qualified prospects in the pipeline

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a record of crafting funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detailed oriented and highly organized, with access to online databases and other sources to locate sources of opportunities and supporting data.

Education, Experience, Skills

  • A college degree. CFRE designation desired.
  • 3 years minimum in the foundation and grants management field with track record of success
  • Proven ability to work independently and to execute on plan
  • Excellent oral and written skills

Compensation

IYRS is seeking a Foundation and Grants Consultant on a contract basis.

How to Apply

After familiarizing yourself with the IYRS mission and programs, IYRS Stories and blogs at www.iyrs.edu, interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and consultant fee requirements to Loriana De Crescenzo, Director of Philanthropy, at ldecrescenzo@iyrs.edu

Only those consultants being considered will be contacted. No phone calls, please. 

IYRS School of Technology & Trades (http://www.iyrs.edu)

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Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre Seeks Director of Development

November 5th, 2014

Location: Pawtucket, RI
Salary: competitive
Start Date: negotiable
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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The Director of Development is responsible for all of The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s fundraising activities, including annual giving, corporate and foundation giving, major gifts and special events, as well as endowment development and, in future years, planning and executing a Capital Campaign. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Director of Development is primarily accountable for the achievement of the fundraising goals of the theatre.
Specific areas of responsibility include:
•    Establish and implement a development plan that expands current activities to support the organization’s mission and strategic initiatives.  
•    Direct fundraising efforts in partnership with the Managing Director, President and Development Committee Chair.
•    Assist the President, Development Committee Chair and Managing Director in the development of engaged and active fundraising committees.  
•    Build, coach and motivate a competent and energetic development staff and team of volunteer fundraisers.
•    Develop and implement a process to identify prospective major donors; guide and participate in their cultivation.
•    Lead all phases of planning, organizing and directing annual fundraising.
•    Provide leadership in planning and organizing of potential capital campaign.
•    Establish a philanthropic culture among volunteers and staff, and effectively communicate the mission and goals to donors and potential donors.  
•    Oversee management of the development database.
•    Assure that all gifts and pledges are accurately reported by source and purpose and that donors are appropriately recognized
•    Ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and accounting standards related to charitable giving.

Perform other related duties as required or directed.

Skills required: Significant managerial experience in fundraising, a positive record of successful personal solicitation, excellent writing and communications skills.  Some weekend and evening availability.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Generous benefits and vacation package.

How to Apply
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Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to hr@gammtheatre.org by Friday, November 14.  No telephone calls, please.

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Central Falls High School Seeks After-school Music Club Mentor

November 4th, 2014

Organization: Location: 24 Summer Street
Salary: $15-$30 based on experience
Start Date: ASAP
Part Time
Temporary

Job Description
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We are looking for an experienced musician to help us develop our after-school music program at Central Falls High School.  Students have the chance to learn how to use the drums, bass guitar, and electric guitar.  The ideal candidate would be able to teach fundamentals to  beginners and help advanced musicians further develop their skills. The program runs twice a week from 2:30-4:00pm at Central Falls High School.

How to Apply
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Please e-mail your resume to Elizabeth Ochs, the Expanded Learning Opportunities Coordinator at ochse@cfschools.net

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Town of Barrington Seeks Director of Winter Theatre Program

November 3rd, 2014

Barrington Community Theatre Winter Program
The Town of Barrington is seeking an experienced and qualified Director for the Town’s 12-week Winter Theater Program for ages 8-18.

This position is also responsible for assistance during auditions and show times.
Ideal candidates will have experience with children in a theatre environment, and previous experience in theater programs. Must have skills and experience in planning and implementing a theatre program of creative activities that provide for an atmosphere of fun and learning. Prior supervisory experience is preferred.
Starting salary $10 per hour.
Hours: 1 to 2 hours per week during rehearsals, 4-6 hours per week during auditions, and 12-14 hours during show week. Program runs 12 weeks starting December 15, with performances the weekend of March 13 and 14 (weather permitting).
Rehearsals held at Barrington Middle School with performances at the Barrington Public Library Auditorium.

Please forward your resume and letter of interest to humanresources@barrington.ri.gov by November 15, 2014.

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Rhode Island Watercolor Society Open Juried Show: ALL FOR ARTISTS!

November 3rd, 2014

 

Rhode Island Watercolor Society Open Juried Show: “Art Inspired by Song”

November 23rd – December 20th 2014

Drop off: November 11th-November 16th

Juror: Bob Noreika

Open to all artists in New England. All 2D media and collage accepted.

For more information and full prospectus, visit: http://www.rhodeislandwatercolorsociety.wildapricot.org/page-1682339

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 23rd from 1-4pm at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket RI 02861. Free and open to the public, light refreshments will be served.

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The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

November 3rd, 2014

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes! All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or legibly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: December 31, 2014

All winners will be announced on February 25, 2015

Prizes:

Writing First Prize is $500. Second: $250. Third: $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second: $125. Third: $50.

Entry fees: $10 per story, $5 per poem

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

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360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Spring Artist Residency in Central Mexico May 1 – 30, 2015

November 3rd, 2014

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency. We also have a personal residency program for artists who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 4 months). Write: 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com for more info.

Tell your members that Spring applications are due January 18, 2015

through CAFÉ  www.callforentry.org

For more information: http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html

Visit/like our Facebook page: 360 Xochi Quetzal

Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal 

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located on Lake Chapala, Mexico. International writers, playwrights, visual artists, fiber artists, filmmakers, photographers, new media artists, dancers and musicians are all welcome to apply for a 1-month residency. We also have a personal residency program for artists who need longer periods of creative time (1 – 4 months). Write: 360xochiquetzal@gmail.com for more info.

Tell your members that Spring applications are due January 18, 2015

through CAFÉ  www.callforentry.org

For more information: http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html

Visit/like our Facebook page: 360 Xochi Quetzal

Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal

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Jobs at Harmonix

November 3rd, 2014

Harmonix has several openings – see them here: http://www.harmonixmusic.com/about/jobs/

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RI Foundation Accepting Applications for 2015 Innovation Fellowship

November 3rd, 2014

Deadline: December 12, 2014

The Rhode Island Foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 Rhode Island Innovation Fellowships, an annual program designed to fuel solutions by Rhode Islanders to challenges confronting the state.

The program provides seed funding for social impact projects. Rhode Island Innovation Fellows receive up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test, and implement novel ideas that have the potential to improve dramatically any area of life in Rhode Island. Priority will be given to projects that have the potential to do the greatest good for the greatest number of Rhode Islanders, ideas that have considerable potential to be built to scale, and/or new approaches to longstanding challenges. Two fellows are selected annually.

Only Rhode Islanders age 18 or older are eligible to apply. Recipients must commit to staying in Rhode Island for the three-year duration of the fellowship. Elected officials, Rhode Island Foundation employees and board members, and their family members are ineligible to apply.

Visit the RI Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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