We’re delighted to announce
our upcoming webinars for artists working in all disciplines. Highlights this
month include topics covering social media, crowdsourced fundraising through
Kickstarter, and effective community outreach for socially-engaged projects.
We’ll end the year with an in-depth interview with visual artist Sharon Louden
about her practice and her new book, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life:
Essays by 40 Working Artists. Please join us!
Social Media: How to Be Everywhere All the Time, with Eve
Monday, December 9, 7:00-8:30pm
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Artist-Community Engagement, with Stephanie Bleyer
Visual Arts Round Table, with Sharon Louden & Matthew
Interested but can’t attend? All registered
Visit PDP’s Online Calendar for a complete list of upcoming webinars
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Alyson Pou, Director, Professional Development
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Layers of Learning: School Connections for Your Teaching Artist Practice
A Two-Part Professional Development Workshop for Teaching Artists
Presenter: Cynthia Robinson, teaching eco artist
To register click here
Date: Saturday, Decmeber 7th
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket, RI
Date/Time: TBD. Most likely late January/early February
Location: The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St. Pawtucket, RI
About the workshop:
This workshop, focusing on the intersection of artistic goals with school agendas and requirements,
is for both new teaching artists and those who have been in the field for many years. Participation in both parts of the workshop is not
mandatory, but is encouraged. However, participation in part 2 of the workshop does require attendance at part 1 of the workshop.
The workshop will help teaching artists:
Topics addressed will include finding common language with school administrators (thinking in “school speak” ) and balancing meaningful artistic engagement for students with their schools’ needs (scheduling, assessment, goals, parameters). There will be a take-home assignment for
This workshop will build on the introduction and beginning ideas explored in the December Layers of Learning session. Participants will bring their notes and sketch plans for introducing, presenting, developing their teaching artist practice as connected to school and community forums. In both small group and larger group discussions, we’ll give feedback to help participants refine and evolve their plans into concrete drafts.
Participation in the December part of the workshop is required for this part of the workshop.
Goals for teaching artists in this session:
About the presenter:
Cynthia Robinson is a teaching artist on the roster of the NH State Council on the Arts and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. Along with various visiting artist and artist in residence programs and projects, she teaches art at Madison (NH) Elementary School, and she is on the
steering committee of the New England Consortium of Artist-Educator Professionals (NECAP).
This workshop was first presented in New Hampshire in 2010 by the New England Consortium of Artist Educator Professionals (NECAP) the NH
State Council on the Arts and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire. It is based on a process developed through “Cultivating the
Field,” a professional-development institute for artist-educators, presented by Lesley University, NECAP and other partners in 2009.
RITAC Members*: Free
Non-RITAC Members: $15
Registration fees cover the cost of both workshops.
*RITAC Membership is $10 for our planning year (through August 2014). For details or questions regarding RITAC membership, please contact the Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center Program Director, Arik Beatty.
Have questions about Layers of Learning: School Connections for Your Teaching Artist Practice?
Contact The Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center
Love Medicine” Exhibit
Submission deadline is Friday, December 20
Artists are invited to submit original paintings, prints, and photographs for a Little Picture Show to be held at the Conanicut Island Art Association’s Holiday Craft Fair at Melrose School, 79 Melrose Avenue, Jamestown, RI, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Up to three securely-framed and wired hanging pieces, and five well-wrapped and backed bin pieces, measuring no more than 60 linear inches each, may be accepted from each entrant.
Entry Fee for paid members; $15: Entry Fee for Nonmembers: $20
Work should be brought to Melrose School on Friday, December 6, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
All unsold work must be picked up on Saturday, December 7, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Information: (401)423-2776 or (401)423-1543
Seeking an experienced Lighting Designer for Artists’ Exchange’s 10th annual production of A Christmas Carol at Theatre 82 (Dec 12-15 performance dates). Position to be filled immediately. Our ensemble-based production focuses on family, storytelling, art, music, and community, in an exciting new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel.
Ideal candidate has experience as a theatrical Lighting Designer, working in small black box theatres and in short time frames. Seeking someone professional, organized, dependable, and enthusiastic. A light board operator will be provided; the designer will train. Venue is Theatre 82, located at 82 Rolfe Square in Cranston. Stipend is $300.00.
If interested, please send contact information and resume at your earliest opportunity to Jessica Bradley, Stage Manager.
Full tech schedule listed below (times somewhat negotiable based on scheduling needs):
Dec 1, 2, or 3 @ 6-9 PM – Watch run-through of show
Thurs, Dec 5 @ 10 AM-4 PM – Hang/Focus
Fri, Dec 6 @ 10 AM-4 PM – Prep Cues
Sat, Dec 7 @ 10 AM-5 PM – Tech with Actors
Sun, Dec 8 @ 10 AM-1 PM – Tech with Actors
Mon, Dec 9 @ 6-10 PM – Tech Run*
Tues, Dec 10 @ 6-10 PM – Dress 1*
Wed, Dec 11 @ 6-10 PM – Dress 2*
Thurs, Dec 12 during the day – Opening Night Final Adjustments (if necessary)
The I-195 Redevelopment District invites all individuals currently
working or residing in Rhode Island to enliven the community and
activate public space in Providence with original creative works for an
interim period. All persons selected for this project will be asked to
design temporary installations for specific sites on the parcels. It is
the hope that the installations will generate excitement for the I-195
land while giving local individuals a very visible space to showcase
their creative talents.
Deadline January 15th, 2014
December 2nd @ 5pm
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101
Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts
Since 1968, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging visual artists and writers. Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work are welcome to apply. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1 – April 30) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their Fellowships in any way. Fellows are chosen based on the excellence of their work. Former visual arts Fellows have won numerous prestigious awards, including the Rome Prize, Pollock-Krasner Grants, Guggenheim Awards, and have been featured in the Whitney Biennial, among other exhibitions. Visual Arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Ellen Altfest, Elliot Hundley, and Angela Dufresne. Former writing Fellows – nearly all of whom came here before the publication of their first books – have won every major national award in writing including the National Book Award and seven Pulitzer Prizes. Former writing Fellows include Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, Michael Cunningham, and Yusef Komunyakaa.
The deadline for the 2014-2015 Visual Arts Fellowships is February 1, 2014.
The deadline for the 2014-15 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2013.
We’ll have a quick presentation, free snacks, and some computers so you can check out your options.
Please RSVP here so we know how much food to make.
See you there!
Job Title: Digital Photography/Photoshop Instructor
Organization: Jamestown Arts Center
Location: Jamestown, RI
Start Date: January 2014
The Jamestown Arts Center is looking for an enthusiastic instructor to teach our Photoshop and Digital Photography classes and workshops. Candidate must have prior teaching experience and be comfortable instructing all ages. Must be proficient in Photoshop CS6, designing class curriculum, digital photography techniques, and working on a Mac. Please send resume, cover letter, and work samples to Jess George, Marketing & Education Director.
About the JAC:
The JAC is a multi-disciplinary visual and performing arts space that hosts art exhibits, theatre and dance performances, film nights, OutLoud events and concerts, and provides art and design educational programs for people of all ages. Housed in a 2,200 square foot, former boat repair shop, the JAC is also home to the East Bay Met School’s Arts Advisory, an alternative public high school program for young visual and performing artists. Programming partners include: Heifetz International Music Institute, Save the Bay, FirstWorks, RISD, RISCA, Art League of Rhode Island, The Jamestown Schools, The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA in Acting & Directing Program and many individual artists and local organizations.
The Jamestown Arts Center is quickly becoming a leading arts and cultural hub, for Rhode Island and beyond, where creativity, ideas and innovation flourish.
How to Apply
Please email Jess George, Marketing and Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send resume, sample work, cover letter, and 3 references.
The Sundance Institute‘s Native American and Indigenous Program has created a fellowship to
provide direct support to emerging Native American, Native Hawaiian, and
Alaskan Native film artists working in the United States. The program
is designed to support filmmakers working to strengthen their craft,
develop their voice, and advance current projects toward production.
Native Lab Fellowship is a two-stage development opportunity for
filmmakers with short film scripts. The first stage of development is an
intensive five-day workshop in May 2014). During the workshop, fellows
will receive comprehensive feedback on their projects from established
screenwriters and directors. Held during the Sundance Film Festival, the
second stage of the fellowship is intended to help advance fellows’
careers by providing networking opportunities with film professionals
who advise them about the business of cinema.
Submissions will be
judged on their originality, artistic voice, and potential to advance
toward production. Submitted scripts/stories need not be about a
specific culture or theme. All stories are welcome and contemporary
stories are encouraged.
Visit the Sundance Web site for complete program information, an FAQ, and application requirements.
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The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry and/or writing a short 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
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, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be neatly typed or legibly hand printed. Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story contest entries are accepted.
Postmark deadline: January 16, 2014
All winners will be announced on February 28, 2014
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”
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
Workshop Series Kicks Off Sunday, Dec 1:
‘Writing for Work, Writing for Self, Writing for Survival’
PROVIDENCE, RI – Need help with your writing? Looking to share what you’ve composed with a larger audience? Time to start securing grants for work? There is help available.
“Writing for Work, Writing for Self, Writing for Survival” is a workshop series being organized and led by Reza Clifton – an award-winning writer and media producer who has written creatively for nearly 3 decades and as a journalist, project manager and grant writer for 10 of those years. The Writing for Survival workshop series will include sessions on writing daily and overcoming writer’s block, writing and presenting for drama and performance, writing to win grants and manage projects, and sharing poetry and essays online.
The classes will be held every Sunday in December at The Mediator Fellowship, 50 Rounds Ave. in the Reservoir Triangle section of Providence, RI. Attendees will be able to pay per class ahead of time or on the day of the class. Interested participants can all also pre-register for all four sessions at a discount, and scholarships/discounts are available (email@example.com to inquire).
The first class will be held this Sunday, December 1 from 3:30-5:30 PM. It is recommended to anyone planning to attend sessions 2, 3 and/or 4 and for anyone that…a) is looking for strategies to meet the goal of writing daily; 2) wants techniques to overcome common obstacles like writer’s block and project completion; 3) seeks to meet and connect with a new group of diverse writers.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-217-9680.
Saturday December 7, 10AM-1PM
This workshop, focusing on the intersection of artistic goals with school agendas and requirements, is for both new teaching artists and those who have been in the field for many years. The workshop will help teaching artists:
Topics addressed will include finding common language with school administrators (thinking in “school speak” ) and balancing meaningful artistic engagement for students with their schools’ needs (scheduling, assessment, goals, parameters).
Need Health Insurance? The Rhode Island Teaching Artist Center (RITAC) is partnering with HealthSource RI to bring you more information about Rhode Island’s health benefits exchange.
HealthSource RI is a new one-stop marketplace for Rhode Islanders to find, compare and purchase affordable health insurance plans. Whether you’re buying health insurance for the first time or exploring your health insurance choices, HealthSource RI has many options to fit your needs and budget.
To fegister, click here.
Since 1968, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has run the largest and longest
residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging visual artists and
writers. Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and
writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work are
welcome to apply. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1 – April 30) at
the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in
exchange for their Fellowships in any way. Fellows are chosen based on the
excellence of their work. Former visual arts Fellows have won numerous
prestigious awards, including the Rome Prize, Pollock-Krasner Grants, Guggenheim
Awards, and have been featured in the Whitney Biennial, among other exhibitions.
Visual Arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Ellen
Altfest, Elliot Hundley, and Angela Dufresne. Former writing Fellows – nearly all of whom came here before
the publication of their first books – have won every major national award in
writing including the National Book Award and seven Pulitzer Prizes. Former
writing Fellows include Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, Michael Cunningham, and Yusef Komunyakaa.
The deadline for the 2014-2015 Visual Arts Fellowships is February 1, 2014.
Visual Artists may apply online HERE.
Alternatively, students may download a print application HERE and mail it
to the Fine Arts Work Center; it must be postmarked on or by December 1, 2013.
For details, please visit: www.fawc.org/fellowships
Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America supports tours collaboratively developed by presenter consortia from across the United States that include public performances and opportunities for significant engagement with visiting artists through an open, competitive grants process. The following resources are available to assist applicants!
The Foundation will conduct two more webinars covering program eligibility, project requirements, and the online application; and provide opportunities to answer your questions.
Register now for a session by clicking a date below:
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 2:00pm EDT
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:00pm EDT
The Consortia Matchmaker assists presenters interested in participating in a Southern Exposure consortium or seeking partners for a consortium they are developing to find one another in order to submit an application by the February 28, 2014 deadline. The Consortia Matchmaker is updated weekly with a revised listing posted every Monday.
To have your information included in a future listing, click here.
To view the current listing, click here.
ARTISTS FOR CONSIDERATION
As a tool for presenters seeking assistance in the selection of an artist for their respective consortia, MAAF has posted two lists of artists for consideration. Both the Curators’ Suggestions and the NAPAMA listing include direct contact information for all artists/ensembles. Please note that the lists do not represent an artist roster for the program nor will consortia proposing listed artists receive preferential treatment in the review process.
Information on Southern Exposure can be found in the program’s guidelines. Questions should be directed to Brigid Zuknick, Program Associate, International at email@example.com.
Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation.
Location: New Bedford, MA
Full Time Permanent
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
The Zeiterion Theatre, New Bedford, Massachusetts seeks a motivated, experienced development professional eager to build a comprehensive development program. The position requires both strategic vision and a hands-on approach, with the successful candidate, through the development portfolio, having a senior role in organizational strategies. For this reason, the successful candidate may be a specialist in a particular area (such as major gifts, corporate or related field) but should have knowledge of all facets of development and a good working understanding of nonprofit best practices, particularly in the arts. Reporting to and working closely with the Co-Directors, the Director of Development will build support among key constituencies, with a strong emphasis on major gifts. The successful candidate will also be a self-starter who works quickly and efficiently. The Director of Development leads the Board of Director’s fundraising effort and must have excellent interpers
onal skills and the ability to motivate. The position is accountable for meeting the organizations contributed income goals (individual gifts and corporate sponsorships in particular) and reports to the Co-Directors.
• Design, build, and implement a fundraising plan that incorporates a wide variety of fundraising vehicles (i.e., special events, grants, sponsorships, individual gifts, planned gifts, promotions, online appeals, etc.) and all types of donors, including individuals, community organizations and corporations
• Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a prospect and donor portfolio.
• Write or edit all fundraising materials and correspondence, including proposals, reports, applications, presentations, letters and gift acknowledgements.
• Provides exemplary service to contributors and funders ascertaining and fulfilling their needs
• Oversee the growth and maintenance of fundraising tracking and reporting systems (i.e., the development database, including electronic and paper files).
• Ensure compliance with all applicable legal and ethical standards and guidelines.
• Leads and supports board fundraising efforts and assists Executive Director in her role as a fund raiser
• 5+ years of development or related experience with increasing levels of responsibility and achievement in executing a successful fundraising or related programs
• Comfort with face-to-face solicitation and forming diplomatic and responsive relationships with boards
• Experience and familiarity with donor communities in relevant fields
• Solid understanding of nonprofit management, fundraising principles and best practices
• Strong evidence of strategic thinking skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, multi-task, set priorities, and meet deadlines
• Comfort with working in a small organization, performing a wide variety of functions, from the strategic to the day-to-day
• Results oriented with strong organizational skills, financial and budgeting skills
• Grant-writing experience a plus
• Self-starter with high energy level
• Excellent writing and public speaking skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, leading fundraising software applications (The Z uses Raiser’s
Edge) and internet resources
• Bachelors’ degree or achievements outside of the arts field will be considered
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, writing samples and three employment references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please no phone or email inquiries.
Start Date: 1/2014
TITLE: Green Design Lab Director/Scientist in Residence
OVERVIEW: This is a part-time position responsible for running a small social enterprise for teens, and launching and managing green community initiatives in Woonsocket as part of a small dynamic organization that puts arts learning to work in service to multiple social goods.
ABOUT YOU: Ideal candidate is a positive, creative and entrepreneurial problem solver who likes working with teens and making big things happen in small communities. You are a trained scientist or trained artist with a significant background in the other field. You are multi-talented, a natural leader and have a can-do attitude. You have experience working with high school aged youth in an urban environment, and teens like you because you are awesome. You are good with computers, have at least some familiarity with the creative suite and CAD programs and you like social media. You don’t wait for others to tell you what to do to get plates spinning, and you have the ability to take direction and interact respectfully with a wide variety of stakeholders incorporating their goals and needs into your visions of success. You are an excellent communicator and project manager, and you believe in the youth driven design process that is the foundation of all we do at Riverzedge. You
have a driver’s license and also some experience with outdoor learning so you can lead great field trips and research experiences. While you might not have all that we are looking for, you are a fast learner and excited about what we are trying to build. Preferably, your EDUCATION includes at least a BS or a BFA and you have formal or informal teacher training, or equivalent experience, to bring to our table.
ABOUT RIVERZEDGE: RiverzEdge creates positive educational and economic outcomes for youth and their communities through artistic expression, disciplined effort and self-reliance. Based in Woonsocket, one of RI’s poorest cities, RiverzEdge runs applied arts, environmental and expanded learning programs predicated on strong relationships with mentors, real world relevance, social enterprise and service. For more information, visit http://riverzedgearts.org
DETAILS: This is a permanent part-time position, starting at 20 hours per week, with opportunities for expansion. Required hours of work include M-Th afternoons with occasional field trips and special events. Pay is per industry standard and commensurate with experience.
How to Apply
email resume, cover letter and relevant work/writing samples to email@example.com or mail documents to 68 South Main Street, Woonsocket, RI 02895.
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
131 Washington Street, Suite 210
Providence, RI 02903
TITLE: Development and Communications Manager
HOURS: Full-time – 35 hours / week
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities inspires public engagement with culture, history, and civic life. Through grantmaking, collaborative platforms, and statewide reading programs, the Council supports projects in every part of the state, empowering organizations to connect their visions and community priorities with people who can provide expertise and additional resources. Over 40 years, the Council has supported more than 1,600 projects that have reached millions of people. As the state’s independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council advances broad national goals as well as state initiatives to propel economic and cultural development. The Council is now expanding its capacity to attract additional private support for the public humanities and to build public-private partnerships.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications and Development Manager has overall responsibility for the strategic management and implementation of communications and fundraising programs of the Council.
In consultation with the Development Committee and the Executive Director, the Communications and Development Manager will plan and implement a comprehensive fundraising program and produce and disseminate a variety of marketing, communications, and advocacy materials.
This position includes managing key relationships with community partners, stakeholders, and staff to accomplish goals. It requires a high level of collaboration and integration with the Council’s work. The Communications and Development Manager will represent the Council at events and meetings and communicate the needs and priorities of the Council and opportunities for support.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Management of fundraising program, in coordination with Council staff and board.
• Philanthropy research and analysis, including of donors and funding opportunities.
• Writing and editing of cases for support
• Staffing of Council’s Development Committee.
• Implementation of events/activities to increase awareness of the Council.
• Writing, producing, and distributing communications pieces in coordination with Council staff and consultants across multiple media platforms, including press releases, e-newsletter, and other announcements, and to various constituencies, including state and national legislators and policy makers.
• Management of the Council’s social media and online presence.
• Maintenance of the Council’s website, including regular updates.
The successful candidate will be familiar with approaches to identification, cultivation, and stewardship of donors and will have excellent written and oral communication skills. Preferably, the candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two to three years of public humanities, fundraising, communications and/or public relations experience.
Specific competencies and qualities include:
• Telling compelling and articulate stories as part of a case for support.
• Personal and professional integrity as well as sound judgment.
• Networking, forging, and maintaining relationships.
• Strategic thinking connected to realistic planning.
• Balancing priorities.
• Follow through.
• Collaboration and team orientation.
• Passion for and commitment to the humanities.
• Proficiency in Photoshop, e-newsletter applications (Constant Contact and MailChimp), WordPress, and databases (eTapestry and FileMaker).
• Preferably, experience with a Mac environment.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is committed to workplace diversity. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary is based on qualifications and experience, and benefits are available. Because the Council has a small, ambitious staff, there are many opportunities for cross-training and teamwork. The Council also offers professional development.
Please send resume and cover letter via email attachment by Wednesday, December 11, 2013 to Carole Ann Penney, Associate Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.