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Basic Entrepreneurial Workshops in Providence on November 5

October 21st, 2014

Finalists Selected For URI Public Art Commission

October 20th, 2014

At its public art selection meeting on October 8th, 2014, the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts panel for the University of Rhode Island Center For Chemical and Forensic Sciences and the Center for Biotechnology and Life Sciences selected the following four finalists:

Alice Aycock: http://www.aaycock.com/

Michael Singer: http://www.michaelsinger.com/

Erwin Redl: http://www.paramedia.net/

Carl Cheng: http://johndoecompany.com/

After the artists conduct a site visit in early December, the panel will meet again at URI to hear proposals from them and to select one artist for the commission.

Once it is determined, the date for this meeting and the agenda will be posted on the Secretary of State’s website:  http://sos.ri.gov/publicinfo/openmeetings/.

For further information, please email Elizabeth.Keithline@arts.ri.gov.


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Wheaton Biennial 2015: Framing Photography. Juror is Kristen Gresh, MFA Boston Curator

October 20th, 2014

Wheaton Biennial 2015: Framing Photography


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.


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 24, 2014

For questions 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 For Sculpture: Art In The Park 2015, Great Jurors, $700 Stipend For Selected Artists

October 20th, 2014

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

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

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.
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.
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.
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.


For information about CaFE, email café@westaf.org

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

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J.M. Kaplan Fund Offers Grants to Nonprofit Publishers

October 20th, 2014

 Deadline: March 1, 2015

Through its Furthermore program, the J.M. Kaplan Fund supports nonfiction books about the urban experience; natural and historic resources; art, architecture, and design; cultural history; and civil liberties and other public issues.

The program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; demonstrates evidence of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable shelf life; might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being; and “represents a contribution without which we would be the poorer.”

Individual grants range from $500 to approximately $15,000 and may be used to support writing, research, editing, design, indexing, photography, illustration, and/or printing and binding.

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations. Trade publishers and public agencies may apply for grants in partnership with an eligible nonprofit sponsor.

See the Furthermore website for complete application guidelines and program information.

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CEC ArtsLink Announces Grant Opportunities for Artists, Arts Managers

October 20th, 2014

 Deadline: December 3, 2014

CEC Artslink is inviting applications from artists and arts managers in eligible countries for project grants to carry out self-directed projects in the United States.

The ArtsLink Award program accepts applications from contemporary and traditional creative artists working in the performing, design, media, literary, and visual arts, as well as from arts managers at independent, nonprofit, and government organizations working in these artistic disciplines. Arts managers must be affiliated with an organization in the non-commercial sector. Artists seeking to work with commercial firms are ineligible. Applicants must be citizens of and currently reside in an eligible country.

Applicants can be of any age, although students and non-professionals are ineligible to apply. In addition, projects focusing solely on research, post production, or the production of an audio recording are not eligible. Projects involving performances, touring, or participation in performing arts festivals can be supported by ArtsLink only if the activity is a component of a more comprehensive proposed project. Panelists will evaluate the quality of the project by assessing the potential for interactive dialogue.

The earliest eligible project start date is May 1, 2015. Projects must be completed by April 30, 2016.

The award amount requested must not exceed $5,000, regardless of the number of people planning to travel to the United States for the project.

U.S. artists and arts managers seeking to collaborate with international colleagues are encouraged to apply.

To apply, applicants must have a letter of invitation from a nonprofit organization or individual in the U.S., but the application itself must be submitted by the international partner.

Eligible countries are Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, as well as examples of projects funded through the project in the past, see the CEC ArtsLink Web site.

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BookPALS Seeks Volunteers

October 20th, 2014

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation New England BookPALS branch is looking for Providence-based volunteers!

BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) is a unique volunteer program of performers who read aloud to children in underserved elementary
schools. Our goal is to inspire young readers and bring the magic of books alive!
Join us for an orientation to learn about how you can get involved.

Wednesday, November 19, 1-2:30PM
Trinity Repertory Theater
201 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
Seats are limited so please RSVP to Sara Ewing, BookPALS Coordinator, at sewing@sagfoundation.org or 617-233-5499.

For more information about our programs visit http://bookpals.net and http://storylineonline.net.

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Recognized by the New York Times as a reason to visit Chattanooga, the 4 Bridges Arts Festival™ attracts nearly 12,000 enthusiasts every year interested in the work of 150 national artists in 22 mediums!

First Tennessee Pavilion * April 10 (Preview Party), 11 & 12, 2015

* Patron Purchase Program

* $10,000 in Artist Merit Awards

* Fabulous Southern hospitality!

* Complimentary meals and beverages

* On-site priority parking (including RVs)

* Booth sitting

* Discounted hotel rates

* 10′ x 12′ booth spaces with electricity; double & corner booths available

Chattanooga’s premier visual arts festival returns to the First Tennessee Pavilion April 10-12, 2015. The Festival, presented each year by the Association for Visual Arts (AVA), is known for its strong emphasis on artist hospitality: complimentary meals and beverages, complimentary priority parking, load in/out assistance and booth sitters. With a very modest ticket price, the Festival’s attendees are generally of middle to high income; consisting not only of novice buyers and existing collectors, but also museum and gallery patrons interested in original, affordable, high quality fine art and craft.

Artists will sell original paintings, glasswork, jewelry, textiles, furniture, sculpture and more; no mass reproduced artwork is allowed. Artists will also be eligible for $10,000 in merit awards through onsite jurying April 11th. The Festival also features live music from talented local and regional performers, local food and beverage, and a special art creation area for kids providing an interactive family experience.

Please click HERE to review the complete prospectus.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence Seeks Art Instructor

October 18th, 2014
Location: Providence
Salary: $9-11/Hr.
Start Date: Early November
Part Time

Job Description
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence is seeking a part-time, Arts Instructor . Experience in painting, drawing, sculpture and various mediums. Our ideal Arts & Crafts instructor is enthusiastic, self-motivated, extroverted, creative, flexible, and loves helping children to explore their own creativity.

Position is afternoons, Monday through Friday, 17 hours per week. 2:30-6:00. Candidates must be able to work the five days per week.

Great opportunity for current art teachers, recent college graduates or currently enrolled college students.

Skills/knowledge required:

Creative ability that can be extended to a teaching environment. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Prior experience working with children in an Arts environment for at least one year. Having good organizational skills. 

A minimum of 24 college credits needed to apply.

Must be able to pass all required background checks (National Fingerprinting, drug screen, ect). 

How to Apply
Send a resume to: mscarpetti@bgcprov.org
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American Composers Forum NextNotesTM High School Composition Awards

October 15th, 2014

The American Composers Forum (ACF) is pleased to announce the first annual American Composers Forum NextNotesTM High School Composition Awards.

The six NextNotes Composers will receive: mentorship from professional composers and musicians over a two-day workshop, flights to/from the workshop, room/board during the workshop, a public concert of the winning works, a scholarship of $1,000 to be used for formal composition studies, a recording of the culminating concert and also be eligible to receive up to $500 in “bring it home” funds to share their accomplishment with their hometown.

Up to thirty applicants will be chosen as an Honorable Mention and will receive written feedback on their composition from the panel of judges.

All entrants who submit all required materials and are deemed eligible applicants will receive a free one-year American Composers Forum student membership.

The 2014-2015 NextNotes Guidelines can be found here.


FAQs can be found here.

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Basic Entrepreneurial Workshops

October 14th, 2014

In Providence, RI; Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and Home Loan Investment Bank will hold two basic business workshops in Providence aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs. 
The free workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration, RI District (SBA), Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE), City of Providence/Economic Development and SCORE.


Both workshops will be held at the Hatch Entrepreneurial Center, 244 Weybosset Street, Providence, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  The first of these workshops entitled “Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business” will be held from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to attendees. 
This workshop is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one’s own business.  Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented.  Attendees will also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other materials.
The second workshop entitled “Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business” will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
The focus of this workshop is to help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently.


Please call SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020, to register for either or both sessions by Wednesday, October 29th and for directions to the Hatch Entrepreneurial Center.  SEED Corporation holds this entrepreneurial workshop series on a monthly basis throughout the region.  For information on future sessions, please contact SEED. 
 Home Loan Investment Bank, FSB (“Home Loan”) is a local, family-owned, family-operated, federal savings bank headquartered in Warwick, RI.  As a full service bank, Home Loan has been serving the Rhode Island community and beyond for more than 50 years.  In addition to offering some of the highest yielding savings and checking accounts locally, Home Loan also provides residential mortgages, small business loans, automobile financing, and home improvement loans.

 The Hatch Entrepreneurial Center (“Hatch”), located on the second and third floor of 244 Weybosset Street in Providence, RI provides 6,000 square feet of office space and workplace amenities such as phone and internet access; fax, scanner and copier machines; and conference rooms and meeting spaces for early-stage companies. Hatch also offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet and review business plans, discuss operational issues with other start-ups, and connect with mentors in the areas of accounting, finance, international business, law, marketing, and management. For more information, please visit www.hatchri.com or call 401 263-5626.

 SEED Corporation is a non-profit organization certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and designated as an Intermediary under the SBA’s Microloan Program.  This program is designed to provide loans to new and existing business owners in amounts up to $50,000.
 As a regional economic development organization, SEED also offers a full range 

of financing programs providing loans up to $5.5 million to assist small businesses to grow and create jobs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  SEED works with other economic development and financing institutions throughout the region to ensure that individuals who are committed to owning and operating a small business in the region are able to get the assistance they need to be successful. 
 For more information on SEED and its programs, please call the SEED office 

at 508-822-1020 x 312 or visit SEED’s website at www.seedcorp.com.

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New Life-Drawing Studio Sessions at the Warwick Art Museum

October 14th, 2014

Reserve space now for Monday, October 20! Draw in the Gallery

A new opportunity to study technical issues like form and structure, foreshortening, and composition — from experienced live models!

Mark Your Calendar

Mondays 6:00-8:30 pm: October 20, November 17, December 15.

Bring Your Materials

We need 10+ participants at each session — so tell your friends! Participants should BYO their own drawing materials.

Reserve Your Space 

Reserve space on Friday and pay $8.00 on Monday — free parking behind WMOA so why drive to Providence or South County? 

Life Drawing Handout with Details

Reserve Space by Friday, October 17

Pay $8.00 at the door on Monday

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Chamber Music America Issues RFP for New Jazz Presenters Grant Program

October 14th, 2014

Deadline: October 17, 2014

Chamber Music America has announced a Request for Proposals for the 2015 Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a grant program designed to provide support to consortiums of U.S. presenters that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter’s venue.

A consortium consists of one lead presenter, two presenter partners, and up to three ensembles. The consortium presenters may be located within the same state but must be located in different cities or regional areas at least fifty miles apart. The ensembles may reside in the home state of a consortium partner, or be from elsewhere in the United States.

The consortium may work together to create a single program that travels to each venue, or each partner may curate its own separate program(s). A strong consortium is one in which each partner and the ensemble(s) work together to plan and develop the proposed performances. Consortia also ar encouraged to collaborate on creative efforts to market, manage, and present the project. If a consortium elects to work with up to three ensembles, each partner must present all three ensembles in performance at its venue.

To be eligible each of the three presenting organizations in a consortium must be based in the U.S. or one of its territories; be located in three separate locations at least fifty miles apart; be 501(c)(3) organizations or otherwise eligible for charitable contributions; be a CMA Organization-level member  and have no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA. The jazz ensemble(s) selected by the consortium must be based in the U.S. or one of its territories; consist of two to ten professional musicians; and include improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance.

The Presenter Consortium for Jazz program funds the following eligible expenses: ensemble(s’) concert fees, travel, housing, per diem, cartage, and the presenters’ marketing and production costs for the proposed concerts. The program will fund up to 75 percent of the eligible expenses above, up to a maximum of $10,000 per consortium partner ($30,000 per consortium). A $1,000 incentive per partner is available to a consortium that programs a CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensemble in performance of its entire CMA-commissioned work.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the CMA website.

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Chazan Gallery Call for Proposals

October 9th, 2014

Chazan Gallery @ Wheeler,   228 Angell Street  Providence, Rhode Island 02906

 401.421.9230  www.chazangallery.org

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October 8th, 2014

Attend this year’s Idea Swap to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program. Learn more about this event. 



Presenting organizations and touring artists can submit projects to NEFA’s Idea Swap Project Ideas page. Project ideas must be submitted by October 20, 2014. Select projects will be presented at the event. Learn more. 





November 13, 2014 | 9:30AM-3:00PM
Mechanics Hall | Worcester, MA | $50 


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Announcing the opening of the 2014-2015 Clauder Competition for New England Playwrights!

October 6th, 2014

The Clauder Competition was created in 1981 to support New England playwrights and bring their work to the attention of the greater theatrical community.  The goal of the Clauder Competition is to provide exposure, encouragement, and critical feedback to promising regional playwrights and ensure the successful launch of their work through professional readings and productions.  Every submission to the Clauder Competition is read by at least two readers, and every playwright will receive an individualized letter of response, including readers’ comments. 
The deadline for submissions to the Clauder Competition is March 2, 2015.  I would like to encourage you to spread the word about the 2014-2015 competition to any New England-based playwrights whom you have worked with at your theater, or whom you may be aware of in your community. Other than the Grand Prize winner, the competition does not claim any world premiere right to the works selected– it’s an opportunity to recognize great writers in New England. Word of mouth is truly the best way to let writers know about this opportunity, and you’re one of the best resources out there for connecting with writers. 

For your convenience, please find attached a press release that includes further details on the Clauder Competition and on script eligibility.  Feel free to distribute it widely to any writers you think may be interested in submitting.  Complete information on submissions and eligibility can be found on our website at www.portlandstage.org/clauder.

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360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Spring Artist Residency in Central Mexico

October 6th, 2014
360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Spring Artist Residency in Central Mexico

May 1 – 30, 2015


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.

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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Webinars from Creative Capital

October 3rd, 2014
Online learning Professional Development Program

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We’re extending our 20% discount and celebrating sweater weather with 5 Creative Capital webinars in October! From improving your online presence to defining your values and principles as an artist (in our NEW Value-Based Goal Setting webinar), our webinars offer something for everyone. Take advantage of more than one by using our 20% off fall discount (use code FALL2014 at registration). Save the date for our upcoming topics:

Monday October 6, 7:00-8:30pm EST

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This webinar covers all aspects of your web presence. Led by artist Sue Schaffner, it will provide you with an overview of best practices for your web site, blog, and email marketing and communications, as well as case studies of artists who have established innovative and effective web presences.

Creating a Marketing Strategy, with Dread Scott
Thursday October 9, 7:00-8:30pm EST

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Led by artist Dread Scott, this webinar covers all aspects of marketing your work: defining your goals; developing effective tools, tactics, and messaging; and identifying, engaging, and building your audience and community. Read more about creating a marketing strategy on our blog.

NEW! Value-Based Goal Setting, with Susan Koblin Schear

Thursday October 16, 7:00-8:30pm EST

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Arts Consultant Susan Schear’s webinar will define what value-based goals and guiding principles are, and why they are important to and for you. The webinar will address developing and implementing goals, supplemented with examples and best practices.

Kickstarter School, with Stephanie Pereira

Monday October 20, 7:00-8:30pm EST

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Join Kickstarter Art Program Director Stephanie Pereira for a primer on how to bring a Kickstarter project to life. Deep dive into a case study of a successful project and learn how to structure a campaign, what kind of rewards work best, how to spread the word, and other helpful tips.

Seven Elements of Strategic Marketing, with Brian Tate

Monday October 27, 7:00-8:30pm EST

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This webinar will examine the seven elements of strategic marketing, and how we can use them to advance our communities and careers. For a sneak peek of what you can expect from this webinar, take a look at Brian’s recent posts on Creative Capital’s Blog The Lab, here and here.

Webinars are $25 each.

All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions.
To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed.

Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.

Visit PDP’s Online Calendar for a complete list of upcoming webinars and dates.
NEW! Select webinars are now available on demand! View all offerings.


Learn more about our Online Learning Program on our website, or email Matthew Deleget at matthew@creative-capital.org.

We look forward to seeing you online soon!

Alyson Pou, Director, Professional Development Program
Matthew Deleget, Online Learning Consultant

About Creative Capital and PDP

Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed $30 million in financial and advisory support to 419 projects representing 529 artists. Our Professional Development Program (PDP), which grew out of our work with grantees, has now reached over 8,000 additional artists in more than 375 communities through in-person workshops and live webinars. The Professional Development Program is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Kresge Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, National Endowment for the Arts, Tequila Herradura, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

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Call to Artists and Figure Drawing at the Warwick Art Museum

October 3rd, 2014
Call for Artwork       
“On the Street” Photography Show & Sale  
Paul Melhandar
“Tribal 1″ by Paul Mahendar from “A Moment in Time” Asian Art Exhibit of 2012.

WMOA is now seeking original works for its annual Photography Show & Sale that runs November 18 – December 20 and continues from January 6-10 after the holiday break. 
Exhibit Theme: “On the Street”
Exhibit Description: Eye-catching photographs that help us reflect on everyday surroundings. Moments that stir us emotionally, or make us focus on society. Images of people we interact with, the small beauties of life we pass by, visual depictions of hopes and dreams.   
Exhibit Curator: Simone Spruce-Torres, Program Director
All framed fine art photographs, prints, and notecards will be for sale — just in time for holiday giving! 

Open Life Drawing Sessions
Draw from live models in the main gallery!
Experienced live models will pose at timed intervals on Monday, October 20.
Drawing in the Gallery
A new opportunity to study technical issues like form and structure, foreshortening, and composition — from experienced live models!
Mark Your Calendar
Mondays 6:00-8:30 pm: October 20, November 17, December 15.
Important Details
We need 10+ participants at each session — so tell your arts friends! Participants ages 18+ should bring their own materials.
Reservations and cost
Reserve space on Friday and pay $8.00 on Monday — free parking behind WMOA so why drive to Providence? 
Pay $8.00 at the door on Monday
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Classes at Slater Mill’s TradArts Studio

October 1st, 2014

Vampire Yarns: Spectracular Knitting

Instructor: Heather Labenski

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
6 weeks
October 7 –  November 12
Tuition: $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members
Trad Arts Studio welcomes Heather Labenski this year. Heather presents this series for intermediate and advanced knitters, exploring designs published in the book Vampire Knits by Genevieve Miller.  (Photo at left from Vampire Knits, by G. Miller)

New to the Needles:
Knitting for Beginners

Instructor: Cathy Killian

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
6 Weeks
October 8 – November 12 
Tuition:  $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members

This class is for novice knitters who need to learn materials, tools, techniques, and stitches for swatches while considering basic designs and patterns for a first project.


Instructor: Suzi Ballenger

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm 
10 weeks
October 7 – December 9 
Tuition:  $220 for Slater Mill members / $235 for non-members
Suzi Ballenger is a production weaver and exhibiting artist on the RISCA artist roster. She bring 25-years experience to teaching all levels of weaving, with individualized attention directed at advancing student skill and technique. Her class covers all aspects of handweaving, including project planning, dressing the loom, reading a draft, rhythm and individual weaving techniques, and finishing.
Taught on Slater Mill floor looms, provided for in-class use.


Instructor:  Andrea Zax

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
6 weeks
October 7 – November 11
Tuition: $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members
Andrea Zax is a Boston-based master seamstress and stylist who has been designing and sewing custom wedding gowns and costumes for over 25 years.  She brings millinary (hat-making) to Trad Arts Studio for the first time.
Students in this class will learn how to craft a wearable hat from buckram, a stiff cloth made from cotton or linen that is commonly used in hat making.

Chair Caning

Instructor: Steve Emma

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
6 weeks
October 8 – November 12
Tuition: $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members
Student-favorite Steve Emma is a master artisan who has taught this popular class at Slater Mill for several years. 
Learn the craft on your own chair, brought from home. Students must also supply their own scissor or snips to trim cane, small water pail for soaking cane, a thin and sharp ice pick, old large towel, several snap clothespins, and a water spray bottle.

New England Steps: 
Dance from Old Time Traditions

Instructor: Kevin Doyle

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
6 weeks
October 8 – November 12

Tuition: $125 for Slater Mill Members / $135 for non-members
Kevin Doyle is a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. He returns from his award celebration in Washington, D.C. to teach this class on heritage dance.
LOCATION: Theresa Landry School of Dancing, 100 Dexter Street, Pawtucket, RI.

Folk Music: Songs & Strings

Instructor: Ken Lyon

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

6 weeks
October 8 –  November 12

Tuition: $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members

Register here

R.I. Music Hall of Fame inductee Ken Lyon is perhaps best known for his Tombstone Blues Band. But Lyon is influenced by a deep family history of traditional songs and performance.

This class is suitable for those who wish to learn songs on guitar the traditional way (no reading required!), and/or traditional lyric and verse just for singing.

Hearth Cooking

Instructor: Chef Dan Morgan

One-day session, Saturday, November 8
Sylvanus Brown House, Slater Mill Campus
Tuition: $65.00 
Chef Dan Morgan of Pamfilio’s Ristorante in Cumberland leads this one-day session that will warm the hearth and the soul. Chef  Morgan’s culinary travels have taken him from Boston to New York, preparing celebrity style dishes for guests that have included President Bill Clinton.  The session will explore  fireplace cooking and tools in an 18th century kitchen, as well as the preparation of seasonal dishes that travel well from the plate of the past to the palate of the present.
Includes wine and tastings from the Chef’s preparations.
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