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Sarah Doyle Gallery Call to Artists

December 22nd, 2014

Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, seeks submissions in all media for September 2015 through May 2016. Art must align with the Sarah Doyle Women’s Center’s mission of exploring issues of gender, especially the intersections of gender with race/ethnicity, economic class, sexuality, gender identity, age, dis/ability, and other markers of identity.

For more info and to apply, visit the link below:
http://brown.edu/go/SarahDoyleGalleryCall

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Alexia Foundation Invites Applications for Professional Photography Projects

December 22nd, 2014

  Deadline: January 29, 2015

The Alexia Foundation is accepting applications from individual photographers to its Professional Alexia Grant Program.

Through the program, one professional photographer or visual journalist will receive a $20,000 grant to produce a substantial body of work that shares the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding. The foundation welcomes proposals for still photography and multimedia projects.

Photographers and visual journalists from any country may apply for this grant. Proposals for projects that have already received grants or awards of more than $1,000 in the previous calendar year are not eligible.

The program requires a $50 application fee. For complete guidelines and application instructions, see the Alexia Foundation website.

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Aaron Copland Fund for Music Invites Applications for Contemporary American Music Recording Projects

December 22nd, 2014

Deadline: January 15, 2015

In keeping with his lifelong devotion to contemporary music, American composer Aaron Copland created the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and bequeathed to it a large part of his estate. Officially launched in 1992, the fund’s purpose is to encourage and improve public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music.

To advance its mission, the fund’s Recording Program is designed to support projects that document and provide wider exposure for the music of contemporary American composers, and/or develop audiences for contemporary American music through distribution of recorded performances in physical and online media, as well as the production of new recordings of contemporary American music and the reissue of significant recordings that are no longer available. Preference will be given to first recordings. Reissues of significant recordings are eligible only if the music is not available from any other sources(e.g., ArkivMusic, Amazon, or other Internet services)at the time of application. The fund favors works that were composed more recently and is interested primarily in supporting recordings of works by living American composers and those  recently deceased.

In general, grants will not exceed $20,000.

Proposals may be submitted by nonprofit professional performance ensembles, presenting institutions, and nonprofit or commercial recording companies. Non-professionals and students are not eligible. Projects sponsored by universities and similar educational institutions are not eligible.

Visit the Aaron Copland Fund for Music for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions.

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RI Philharmonic Music School Seeks Piano Faculty

December 20th, 2014

Location: East Providence, RI
Salary:
Start Date: January 2014
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Title: Piano Faculty
Department:  Music School

Scope of Position: Provide quality private piano instruction to students at the beginner level.

Reports to: Manager of Instruction

Work Schedule: 2 Weekdays – Mondays, Wednesdays &/or Thursdays from 3pm to 6:30pm, with flexibility on Saturday mornings or early afternoons

Works Closely With:  Piano Department Faculty, Assistant Music School Director, Registrar, Site staff, students & families
Essential Functions:

General Expectations
• Provide well-rounded quality piano instruction.
• Engage yourself and your students with the Music School community and actively support its mission.
• Maintain open and frequent communication with parents and students in order to support their educational progress, maintain studio enrollment and ensure each student has an exceptional experience at the Music School. 
• Have knowledge of the Music School’s educational programs and recommend programs that will stimulate and expand your student’s artistic education.

Responsibilities Regarding Administration, Registration, and Retention
• Effectively manage your studio and schedule working closely with the registration staff.
• Be actively involved in assisting the admissions and registration team in the retention and maintenance of your studio.
• Accurately maintain student attendance records and your electronic teaching calendar.
• Respond to requests from the Department Chair or Music School administration in a timely manner.
• Teaching a minimum of 4 weeks over the summer session is highly recommended both for the consistency of your student’s musical development and for the retention of your studio.
• Attend school and department meetings as scheduled.
• Complete student evaluation forms

Participation and Performance Expectations for You and Your Studio
• Encourage students to participate in Music School activities and prepare students to participate in recitals.
• Participate in Departmental events, competitions, recitals and concerts and encourage students to attend.

About The RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School:

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School is devoted to engaging people as lifelong listeners, teachers, learners, creators and performers of music. We are the largest combined professional orchestra and music school in the United States. The school offers music education programs and performance opportunities to people of all ages, incomes and ability levels. Now in its 27th year, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School serves approximately 1,500 children, youth and adults every week with lessons, classes, ensembles and community partnership programs, and an additional 21,000 students annually through partnerships, residencies, education concerts and in-school performances. Ensembles include five youth orchestras, two wind ensembles, eleven jazz ensembles and many chamber music ensembles. Information about classes and performances is available at www.riphil.org/musicschool

How to Apply
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To apply for this teaching position:

• Email resume and cover letter  to amozzoni@riphil.org
• Subject line of the email should state “Piano Teacher Application”.
• Please include your availability to work the hours requested in the body of the cover letter.
• No Phone Calls Please

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2015 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards

December 19th, 2014

 

International Sculpture Center

Each year the International Sculpture Center presents an award competition to its member colleges and universities as a means of supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the work of young sculptors and their supporting schools’ faculty and art program. The Student Award winners participate in an exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture, as well as a traveling exhibition hosted by arts organizations across the country. Winners’ work is also featured in Sculpture magazine. Each winner receives a one-year membership at the ISC and all winners are eligible to apply for a full sponsored residency to study in Switzerland.  

To nominate students for this competition, the nominees’ university must first be an ISC University level member. University Membership costs $200 for universities in the USA, Canada and Mexico, or $220 for international universities, and includes a number of benefits. Students who are interested should talk to their professors about getting involved. To find out more about the program please visit the website http://www.sculpture.org/StudentAwards/2015 or email studentawards@sculpture.org.

Deadlines:

Nominations Open: January 1, 2015

University Membership Registration: March 16, 2015

Online Student Nomination Form: March 23, 2015

Online Student Submission Form: April 13, 2015

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Old Slater Mill Association Seeks Bookkeeper

December 19th, 2014

Location: Pawtucket, RI
Salary:
Start Date: Before January 31
Part Time
Temporary

Job Description
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Bookkeeper
Old Slater Mill Association

The Old Slater Mill Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Pawtucket, R.I., seeks a part-time bookkeeper to work one full day, or two half-days, per week. 

Responsibilities include:

Full cycle Accounts Receivable including invoicing and billing, and Accounts Payable
Multiple bank account reconciliations and record keeping
Detailed reporting and analysis for the Executive Director
Submission of bi-weekly payroll data to payroll company, and keeping payroll records
Postings to general ledger
Assist with preparation for annual audit
Other related functions
Requirements:
Bookkeeping Experience and proficiency in Quick Books and Excel software are required
Must be able to communicate electronically
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred
Superior organizational skills, and very detail-oriented
Ability to multi-task and work at times under pressure
Three employment references

This position is part time, minimum of 8 hours per week, with potential for additional hours. The position is temporary but may be extended to a permanent status.

Old Slater Mill Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply
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Submit resume, cover letter, and references no later than January 5, 2015 to:

info@slatermill.org
ATTN:  Lori Urso, Executive Director

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Classes at the Providence Steel Yard

December 16th, 2014

2015 classes are online and available for registration. In the new year, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to grow the skills that you’ve been developing at the Yard. We’ll be unveiling new courses, new instructors, a new TIG shop, and new Open Studio times… Check out our course offerings on our website now, and register before anyone else!

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Call for Artists: Imago Foundation for the Arts invites submissions for its ‘Open Community Exhibit’ in January

December 15th, 2014

WARREN—Imago Foundation for the Arts is once again inviting artists to submit work for its annual “Open Community Exhibit” that will be on display January 22 – February 7 at Imago Gallery at 36 Market Street. A free, public reception for the exhibiting artists will be held on Friday, January 23 from 6 – 8 p.m.

The exhibit is open to all interested artists and all media. Work must be submitted on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19 between 12 noon and 3 p.m. Artists may submit up to three pieces measuring no more than 36 inches in any direction. All work must be original and not have been shown previously at Imago. Work also must have been created in the last three years and be ready for display. Submitting artists must be at least 18 years of age. Work will be hung salon-style.

The submission fee is $10 for one piece, $20 for two or $25 for three which includes a one-year community membership to IFA.  All submissions must be for sale and all sales will be subject to a 25% commission that will be used to support future community arts programs organized by IFA.

Participating artists must pick up their work between 3 and 8 pm on Saturday, February 7and 12 noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 8.

The Imago Foundation for the Arts (IFA) supports community involvement in a wide range of cultural activities related to the arts. Please visit www.imagofoundation4art.org to learn more about IFA and its mission as well as opportunities for community and artist memberships.

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Art League of Rhode Island Seeks Board Members

December 12th, 2014

The Art League of Rhode Island is looking for motivated individuals who have a passion for the arts. The is your opportunity to have a meaningful impact on the arts in Rhode Island. 

Please fill out the attached form and email or mail: 

Contact Nancy Gaucher-Thomas ngaucherthomas@cox.net with any questions — 

Please print and mail or email form to: 

Art League of Rhode Island, One Meeting Street, Providence, RI 02906 

401. 861. 0500  |  office@artleagueri.org   |  www.artleagueri.org

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The Handicraft Club Seeks Office Manager

December 12th, 2014

Location: 42 College Street, Providence RI
Salary:
Start Date: December 29
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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The Handicraft Club seeks to fill a part-time position to manage the office of the Handicraft Club. The Handicraft Club is a historic center for the arts located on the East Side of Providence that offers its members a wide variety of craft and fine art classes and workshops.
The Office Manager position is a year-round, part-time employee position. The hours are 15-20 hour per week.

Responsibilities include:

- Manage bookkeeping in QuickBooks and report weekly payroll to PayChex.
- Make weekly deposits.
- Maintain office files and archives.
- Manage all Club correspondence; respond to email and phone inquiries.
- Maintain membership database, teacher records, mailing lists, and Club calendar.
- Update class listing, online registration system, and class database each semester, and enter new registrations into FileMaker database.
- Maintain office equipment and software.
- Provide support as needed to the Board of Directors through reports and correspondence.
- Design Club’s quarterly newsletter.

Requirements:

- Conscientious and reliable with keen attention to detail.
- Highly organized.
- Ability to work independently.
- Friendly, polite, and professional.
- Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
- Experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, FileMaker Pro, and QuickBooks, Gmail, MailChimp (or other email service).
- Willingness to learn new technology and able to manage online programs including the website (Weebly), online registration website (Big Commerce & Securenet), and Paypal.  

How to Apply
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Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Handicraft Club Office Manager at handicraft42@gmail.com. Please note that resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

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RISCA Seeks Artwork for the RI State House

December 12th, 2014

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts invites artists to submit their work for consideration in the Contemporary Art at the State House program. Large work is appreciated, but all sizes are welcome. We always try to get artists a stipend and/or to sell their work. To be considered, email 3 jpegs and your contact information to Elizabeth.Keithline@arts.ri.gov. There is no fee to apply. If you have already entered in 2014, there is no need to reapply.

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Providence CityArts for Youth Seeks Painting and Drawing Teaching Artist

December 12th, 2014

Providence CityArts for Youth is seeking a Painting and Drawing teaching artist and mentor to lead afterschool classes at our Broad St. location. The teaching artists will lead and write curriculum for two painting and drawing classes (one class for an 8-10 year old group, and one class for an 11-14 year old group).

Dates: January 20th through April 2nd.

Monday – Thursday from 3:15-5:15 (30 minutes of prep, and 1.5 hours of teaching time)

Requirements: Applicants should be highly skilled and practiced in drawing and painting, have past experience working with youth and developing curriculum, and be over the age of 20.

If you are interested in teaching with CityArts please contact Nika Gorini, Program Director at Nika@providencecityarts.org by December 19 at the very latest. Please send a resume and a short email describing your interest.

We look forward to hearing from you!

To learn more about us visit our website: www.providencecityarts.org

The mission of Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth Inc. is to provide free professional art-based education and training to Providence youth in a fully developed community-based arts center that reflects, encourages, and promotes the rich ethnic diversity of Providence, our capital city. CityArts’ mission is to ensure our capital city’s most challenged youth access to quality arts programs—unhindered by socio-economic barriers, and celebrating the arts as a means to youth empowerment, community building, and social change.

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Providence CityArts for Youth Seeks Digital Music Teaching Artist

December 12th, 2014

Providence CityArts for Youth is seeking a Digital Music teaching artist and mentor to lead afterschool classes at our Broad St. location. The teaching artist will be responsible for creating a curriculum, and leading a class of ten 11-14 year old youth in writing lyrics and creating compositions, beats and songs using Garage Band.

Dates: January 20th through April 2nd.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-5:15 (30 minutes of prep, and 1.5 hours of teaching time)

Requirements: Applicants should be comfortable using Garage Band and with teaching students to create simple compositions, along with lyric or rap writing, have past experience working with youth, and be over the age of 20.

Compensation: $20-25 per hour

If you are interested in teaching with CityArts please contact Nika Gorini, Program Director at Nika@providencecityarts.org by December 19 at the very latest. Please send a resume and a short email describing your interest.

We look forward to hearing from you!

To learn more about us visit our website: www.providencecityarts.org

The mission of Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth Inc. is to provide free professional art-based education and training to Providence youth in a fully developed community-based arts center that reflects, encourages, and promotes the rich ethnic diversity of Providence, our capital city. CityArts’ mission is to ensure our capital city’s most challenged youth access to quality arts programs—unhindered by socio-economic barriers, and celebrating the arts as a means to youth empowerment, community building, and social change.

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H E R A G A L L E R Y – Call for Entries for WATER

December 12th, 2014

Juror: Dina Deitsch is Curator of Contemporary Art at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA Concept: Water is the medium of life. We are born from water and remain mostly water until we return to dust. Water in dynamic cyclic flow forms 70% of the earth’s surface creating interconnected patterns of life in scaled interrelationships. Civilizations have flourished
and evolved by harnessing the flow of water. Water has been essential for economic growth and has become a playground for fun and adventure. We are inspired by the beauty and
sublime nature of water. These days, contemporary water issues are also creating debates over conflicting interests at local and global levels. Concerns over enough clean drinking water, rising sea levels, powerful storms or droughts spurred by what most believe are climate change forces, fracking and energy needs, and transnational controls of water rights are just some of our worries. This national juried exhibition at Hera Gallery seeks a varied perspective on contemporary views of water as an essential element. Political, social, environmental and aesthetic themes related to water in all media will be considered.  Application Deadline: Friday, February 6th, 2015. Full prospectus here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-KR8EV4V305Nkl5ZDB4a3BST1k/view?usp=sharing

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DownCity Design Seeks Design Educator

December 11th, 2014

Salary: $18-22/hr, commensurate with experience
Start Date: January 19th, 2015
Part Time
Temporary

Job Description
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DownCity Design is a design education organization that creates hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for Providence youth. In our programs, young people design and build small-scale structures to improve their schools or communities. Our mission is to introduce youth to the tools of Design Thinking by actively involving them in reimagining our cityscape.

Currently, DCD is searching for Design Educator(s) that share this vision to lead one or more of the our upcoming studios for middle and high school students.

January 19th – June 5th
Monday – Thursday (M/W and/or T/Th), 2:45-5:15pm
12-18 middle school students

And/or

January 20th – June 4th
Tuesday + Thursday 9:00am-1:00pm
12-15 high school students

Responsibilities include designing lesson plans, leading instruction, classroom management, offering one-on-one support to students as they work, and guiding reflections and critiques. Projects will involve building at various scales and the educator should be familiar with basic woodworking tools and methods of construction.  There may be additional opportunities to teach throughout the summer. Preference will be given to candidates that can commit to all four days a week.

The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to design education and feel comfortable working with young people from diverse backgrounds. He or she will have excellent communication skills and a positive attitude, and will be extremely reliable. An undergraduate degree is required, and graduate level design education is preferred.  Prior teaching experience is strongly preferred.

Qualified candidates must be available for the above dates and times. Instructors are expected to provide their own means of transportation; teaching venues are conveniently located along RIPTA bus lines. Hourly wage $18-22/hr, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply
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Deadline to apply is Dec 23 but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send a resume and cover letter to Joshua Lantzy, Program Director, at joshua@downcitydesign.org. No phone calls, please.

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Island Moving Co. Seeks Company/Business Manager

December 10th, 2014

Location: Newport, RI
Start Date: February 1, 2015
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Island Moving Co., Newport, RI’s resident contemporary ballet company, seeks a Company/Business Manager to work with the Artistic Director and Executive Director to manage this professional performing company of ten dancers. The Company/Business Manager is responsible for financial reporting, fiscal records and bookkeeping.  The Company/Business Manager handles all schedules and contracts, supervises office management and deals with all office technology, including website, database and hardware. Facility with digital media and Microsoft Office preferred.  Strong candidates will have experience in non-profit or business administration, and a willingness to work within the Island Moving Co.’s highly collaborative culture.  Expertise in performing arts production a plus. The Company/Business Manager reports to the Executive Director and Artistic Director; works closely with dancers, volunteers, and other staff.
Position will average 40 hours a week depending on production demands. No benefits.

How to Apply
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Send resume; interviews in January 2015.  Island Moving Co. PO Box 746, Newport, RI 02840; dominique@islandmovingco.org

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Art In the Park 2015 seeks temporary sculpture installations for historic Elm Park, Worcester, MA. The deadline for entries is January 15, 2015

December 10th, 2014

 

 

The juried exhibition will take place June 14-October 11, 2015. Selected artists receive a $700 stipend.

 

Click here to learn more: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2227&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes 

Eligibility

This exhibition is open to sculptors 18 years or older producing large scale sculptures suitable for long-term outdoor and public exposure.  

The show will be judged by a nationally and international recognized panel of jurors: Susan Cross, curator of visual arts at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts; Amy Podmore, Professor and Sculptor at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts; and Sculptor & Environmental Artist, Steven Siegel, New York, New York.

About ART IN THE PARK, Worcester, MA

The Art in the Park exhibition was created to present public art to a broad community, promote works by artists from New England Region, enhance outdoor spaces and enrich lives. Since 2008, a volunteer committee consisting of a core group of experienced cultural arts presenters and community supporters augmented with contracted public art professionals have organized the show. Art in the Park was one of six projects to receive the Gold Star Award in 2009 – a statewide award given by the Massachusetts Cultural Council to recognize exemplary cultural programs funded by a local cultural council.

Art in the Park continues to be exhibited in Elm Park; a National Registry public park with both Olmsted designed and inspired elements, where it attracts an ethnically and socio-economically diverse audience of 10,000 people. Art in the Park, Worcester in partnership with the Arts and Business Council of Boston and the City of Worcester’s Parks Department will present Art in the Park 2015.  This program is supported by the Worcester Art Museum, ArtsWorcester and in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Stipends

Invited artists will each receive a stipend of $700 to install and exhibit their work. There is one stipend per artist regardless of the number of pieces accepted.

There will be a limited number of opportunities for artists to have their work displayed at educational, medical and others institutions in the Worcester, Massachusetts for a six month to a year period at the end of the exhibit. Included with this opportunity is the option to present a workshop at the receiving institution and receive an additional $300.00 honorarium. Past sites include the Ecotarium; Audubon, Worcester, Massachusetts; Bancroft School; Burncoat Middle School; Auburn High School; and UMASS Medical, Memorial Hospital Campus.

Artists are encouraged to offer their work for sale. If sold, 30% of the sale price is payable to Art in the Park, Worcester. Selected artists are expected to attend the opening ceremony on June 15th and are encouraged to participate in other related events.

Site Description

The five-acre Elm Park is centrally located and surrounded by two residential and two high traffic city streets. The park is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as one of the earliest public parks in the United States and contains historical landscape design elements of the Olmsted Firm. Park facilities include a boathouse, playground and winter skating. Prominent park features are three interconnected Mere Ponds with water wildlife in the center of the park and two arched bridges.  Due to the restoration of the border of one of the Mere Ponds and subsequent low water level in the ponds, for 2015 the ponds are not available for installations. 

Selection and Installation

Works selected for the exhibition will be based on quality, design, durability, scale, suitability for an outdoor environment, safety to the public, and stable mounting. Works should be able to be well anchored to a base platform, into the earth, in the ponds, or securely suspended from trees. The sculptures will be sited in Elm Park by the jurors and Art in the Park’s organizer(s) within guidelines set by the Supervisor of the Worcester Public Parks Department.

Artists are responsible for transporting, installing, and removing their works. Art in the Park presenters will provide at least two volunteers to assist with installation and removal. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide additional assistance, if needed. For works that require heavy-duty machinery for unloading and set up, equipment will be available on a limited scheduled basis. The organizers reserve the right to exclude pieces that pose safety, security or other risks. Artists will be offered the opportunity to correct any problems. Once installed, sculptures must not be removed prior to the end of the exhibition period.

Entry Specifications

         ♦  Each artist may submit proposals for site-specific pieces or high-resolution images of up to 5 
sculptures. Artists are encouraged to visit the park prior to submitting their application and may specify possible location(s) for the sculpture. Organizers cannot guarantee the location, but every effort will be made to consider the applicant’s request. Submitted applications will serve as an agreement to the conditions herein stated for exhibiting in Art in the Park.

          ♦   Due Date:  All applications and materials must be received by January 15, along with a $20.00 entry fee. The check should be made payable to Art in the Park/A & B C and mailed to Wheel Arts Administration, 205 Kenyon Avenue, East Greenwich, RI, 02818. Artists are not eligible for this competition until their entry fee is received. 

        ♦   Date of work:  Sculptures must have been produced within the past four years.

         ♦   Ownership:  All work must be the property of the artist.

         ♦   Size:  Sculptures should be large scale, heavy, and have the ability to be well anchored in a tree, to a 
base platform, in the ground or pond.

         ♦  Lifting equipment will be available at specific times to assist with unloading and setting up sculpture. Notice of equipment need is to be provided at agreement to display.  

         ♦   Safety:  Sharp, pointed pieces should be avoided to prevent injury to viewers.

         ♦   Media:  All media should be suitable for outdoor installation, safe for viewers and 
appropriate for extended outdoor exhibition and exposure to weather.

         ♦   No substitutions:  Sculptures accepted by the jurors cannot be substituted with 
other work without contacting the Art in the Park organizers.

         ♦   Artists are encouraged to submit pieces with strong color or bright metal so as to 
stand out in the Park. However, pieces will not be judged on the basis of color.

Key Dates:

  • Entry Deadline:  January 15, 2015
  • Sculptors notified: March 10, 2015
  • Artist’s acceptance to exhibit: March 19, 2015
  • Installation of sculptures:  June 9 & 11 (lift equipment available)
  • Opening Day of exhibition:  June 15, 2015
  • Removal of Sculptures:  October 13 & 15, 2015 (lift equipment available)

Brochure, Promotion, and Publicity:

For all works accepted for exhibition we will need high-resolution images to use in promotions and publicity.

We will print approximately 3,000 color exhibit guides and 25,000 rack cards for distribution to the public, civic groups, and fellow Worcester Cultural Coalition member organizations. Art in the Park exhibit is promoted across New England on radio, TV and in the print media, as well as on the internet via social media, Art in the Parks, the City of Worcester’s website and Facebook page, and Worcester Art Council’s sites. Participating artists will receive 10 complimentary copies of the brochure for their archives and distribution. Artists may be contacted for interviews.

Insurance

Works selected for exhibition will be insured by the Art in the Park organization for 70% of the stated retail value while installed in Elm Park.  Artists are responsible for insurance while the art is in transit.  A condition report will be completed upon arrival and departure. 

Security

The Art in the Park organization and the City of Worcester will exercise all practical care of the sculptures while in Elm Park.  Artists should be aware that the Park is a non-gated public park. While park staff and police patrol it periodically and there are lights, it does not have 24-hour surveillance.

By submitting application to Art in the Park, 2015 Worcester the artist agrees to the terms and conditions as stated herein.

This call is open to all artists.  Applications may be submitted individually or in collaboration with others. The panel will not discriminate against any applicant artist on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges. Excluded from participation are Art In The Park staff and their family members as well as Selection Panel members and their families.

Contact

For information about CaFE, email  café@westaf.org

For information about Art In the Park 2015, email artinthepark3@gmail.com.

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RI Philharmonic Music School Free Lesson Day

December 5th, 2014


Friday, December 12 is Free Lesson Day at the RI Philharmonic Music School! Come and meet our outstanding faculty and welcoming staff, experience our state-of-the-art music teaching facility in East Providence, and try a lesson or class… on us!

Children and Adults can sign up for a free 30-minute private lesson with a member of our faculty. Instruments include violin, piano, guitar, percussion, voice and more!

Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers (and their parents) are welcome to attend a free 45-minute demonstration class of our Music Together program beginning at 9:30, 10:30 or 11:30am.

Sign Up for a Free Private Lesson

Sign Up for a Free Early Childhood Class

More information

  • Free lesson day is available to new students only
  • Visit our Private Lessons page for a full list of instruments offered
  • All signups must be received by Monday, December 8th at 5pm
  • Lesson times will be sent by Tuesday, December 9th at 7pm
  • While there is no obligation to continue, participants will be offered a discount for enrolling on Free Lesson Day
  • You will be assigned a time based on indicated availability
  • Some instruments will be available for use in trial lessons. Please indicate if you will need to borrow an instrument.

For more information please contact the Music School at 401-248-7001 or info@riphil.org

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CALL TO ARTISTS – The STATE of Photography $1000 in awards

December 5th, 2014

 

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Announces

A CALL FOR ENTRIES

Open, Juried Exhibition

“The STATE of Photography”

January 15 – March 15, 2015

*Deadline for Entries: December 12, 2014*

For a prospectus: www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is pleased to announce an exhibition devoted exclusively to photography. “The STATE of Photography” asks you to show us what is happening in this rich and ever-evolving medium.

Location: The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative at the Mill Gallery 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02806

Juror: Andrew Fillmore

Andrew Fillmore is a photographer and educator based in New York City. He received his MFA from RISD in 2012. For the past four years Andrew has been engaged in an ongoing investigation into the theater of politics in and around New England, with a particular focus on Rhode Island. Part political drama, part personal exploration, his work is an attempt to fashion a story of what politics looks like from the inside at a time of great political tumult. Exploiting ideas of access, intrigue, community, history and the body politic, his photographs are contemplative scenarios of both ordinary and secretive dramas in which he seeks to simultaneously convey and conceal the mystery, suspense, and intrigue of the everyday. He work has been shown nationally and internationally, including a recent one person exhibit In Situ: The State House at the Rhode Island State House Gallery. His book of photographs on the theater of politics will be published in Spring of 2015. He teaches at City College New York and New Jersey City University.

There will be a series of prizes awarded for outstanding works, including at $500 gift certificate to Dryden Galleries/Providence Picture Frame, a $300 gift certificate to IOLabs, Pawtucket, $250 in gift cards to Hunts Photo, Providence and a $100 cash prize from PAC. Thank you to our generous sponsors.

ngaucherthomas@cox.net

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Creative Access Awards: Residencies for Visual Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injury

December 3rd, 2014

The Alliance of Artists Communities is thrilled to announce applications are now open for the 2015 Creative Access residency awards. Supported by the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the program provides visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) with the invaluable opportunity of a month-long, funded studio residency.

‘Creative Access’ reflects our ongoing commitment to develop greater resources for underserved artists of all kinds and model best-practices for the entire residency field,” says Caitlin Strokosch, Executive Director of the Alliance of Artists Communities. “We are thrilled to launch this new program with our residency partners, and so grateful to the Neilsen Foundation for its leadership and support.”

The Creative Access residency program aims to foster greater accessibility across artist-centered organizations and forwards the Neilsen Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for those living with SCI.

Since 2009, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has partnered with the Vermont Studio Center (VSC) to support visual artists and writers with SCI through residencies at the Center. In 2015, the Foundation’s generous support – in partnership with the Alliance of Artists Communities – will expand to include 12 residencies at three host sites: Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL), and Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), selected for their accessible facilities, innovative programming, and reputations for excellence. Creative Access offers artists with SCI the rare opportunity for concentrated time dedicated to their creative practice in a supportive residency community. Awardees will be offered a one-month residency at one of the three host sites, including room and board, a $500 stipend, and travel award for a personal assistant/caregiver if needed.

The program is open to all visual artists and writers living with Spinal Cord Injury in the United States and Canada.

Application deadline: January 15, 2015.
Application guidelines can be found at: www.artistcommunities.org/creativeaccess

For inquiries: Contact the Alliance of Artists Communities at grants@artistcommunities.org or call us at 401-351-4320.

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