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New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest

May 20th, 2016


The contest is accepting scripts through June 30, 2016 for new works that:
1) Enhance self-realization
2) Support peace and social justice
3) Foster new understanding of minority issues that focus on racial, ethnic and gender discrimination both in the United States and abroad
4) Empower youth to build healthy inner foundations
5) Educate to gain further insight into healthy social/emotional living
6) Shed new light on religious, spiritual, and cultural differences and issues
7) Build respect for cultural expression and identity in a world that is experiencing rapid globalization
8) Explore the widening gap between the values this country was founded on and the values we present to the world today

Prize:  Reading with Q & A in a professional venue + $300.

Submission Fee:  $25

There is an opportunity for you to have your work critique by a literary agent at 80% discount.

However, that is not necessary for submitting your play.

For Guidelines and Application Form:  www.NewWorksOfMeritPlaywritingContest.com

Please Note!

As a direct result of work performed by the staff of the New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest:

12  Scripts were Produced in NYC
27  Winning Scripts received a NYC Reading with Q & A
21  Additional Scripts received a NYC Reading with Q & A
3  Scripts were given a Development Workshop in NYC

3  Scripts were Published in Best American Short Plays by Applause Books


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Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre Seeks Technical Production Supervisor

May 20th, 2016

Location: Pawtucket, RI
Start Date: July 25
Full Time

Job Description
Seeking a Technical Production Supervisor to assist the Production Manager in all areas of technical execution for the Gamm’s five mainstage productions, as well as other production related programming including rehearsals, development events, annual fundraiser, and educational efforts. The TPS works under the supervision of the Production Manager and in close collaboration with the Artistic Director, Managing Director, and General Manager.

Full time position. Flexible hours required. Salary commensurate with experience. Full health and dental benefits, plus retirement plan. Vacation time, personal days and sick days.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:

Assists in operating, maintaining and safeguarding the technical assets of the theater, including supervising the use of lighting, sound, communications equipment, and the use and maintenance of stage facilities.

Assists in determining the necessary technical supports, such as lighting, sound, staging, and special needs, necessary for events and performances in advance of production dates.

Assists with on-site (and occasionally off-site) set and stage construction including strike, load-in, rigging, and production notes throughout rehearsals and performances.

Oversees and assists with every lighting hang and focus in coordination with PM, Electricians and Lighting Designer.

Oversees and assists with all installation of projection and sound equipment in coordination with PM and designers.

Assists in recruiting, training and assignment of volunteer or paid technical staff for individual shows.

Monitors the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; arranges for the repair and replacement within budgetary constraints; performs preventive maintenance on equipment.

Assists in materials and equipment ordering.
Attends technical rehearsals, in order to assist in the technical aspects of the mounting of the show.

Makes recommendations to theater leadership regarding capital purchases of technical equipment.

Implements and maintains organization of set storage, tool storage, prop storage and lighting storage areas.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

Ability to lift, push, pull or otherwise maneuver up to 50 pounds repeatedly, either alone or with assistance.

Comfortable working on ladders, mechanical lifts or other high places.

Comfortable working in confined spaces.
Willingness to work on an irregular schedule often with long hours.

Positive attitude and generous collaborative nature required.

Education and Experience:

Significant combination of education and work experience in technical theater that yields the required skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Working knowledge of MS Office, AutoCAD and Adobe Creative Suite.

In-depth knowledge of theatrical lighting equipment
Demonstrated skills that encompass all areas of theatrical carpentry/craftsmanship, theatrical rigging and stage operations.

Experience reading and interpreting drawings and other technical material.

Experience solving complicated technical and logistical problems.

How to Apply
Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at HR@gammtheatre.org. No phone calls, please.

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RI Council for the Humanities Seeks Full-Time Development & Communications Officer

May 18th, 2016

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is looking for a full-time Development & Communications Officer to join our team in late July 2016, and I’m hoping you can help us spread the word!

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development and Communications Officer will have overall responsibility for the planning and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising program and produce and disseminate a variety of marketing, communications, and advocacy materials. With a focus on relationship-building, collaboration, and case-making, this position advances fundraising and communications to cultivate and engage constituents, develop the Council’s resources, and make the case for the impact of the public humanities and the Council.

The full position description and application instructions can be found here. Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to me at caroleann@rihumanities.org via email attachment by Friday, June 3.


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RI College Seeks Adjuncts, Foundations Instructors (General drawing and/or two-dimensional design), Fall 2016

May 16th, 2016

The Department of Art at Rhode Island College provides a dynamic environment for learning. Students and faculty maintain high standards in a competitive yet supportive community. The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The Department of Art, which has approximately 365 majors and fifteen full-time faculty members, is housed in its own state-of-the-art 52,000ft2 building.

The full-time faculty rely on a talented & competent “pool” of adjunct faculty to teach a variety of studio courses. Instructors accepted into our Adjunct Pool will be approved for teaching a specific course or courses, but may not be assigned a course immediately.


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The Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre Seeks Direct Sales Representative

May 16th, 2016

The Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre
Location: Pawtucket
Start Date: ASAP
Part Time

Job Description
Part-time, Seasonal, Direct Sales Representative
Do you enjoy talking about theater? At The Gamm Theatre, you can make money doing just that!  All materials and training provided. Hourly rate, commissions and bonuses as well as two complimentary tickets to each show in the season! Previous telephone sales experience a plus!   Evenings Mon-Thursday. Through October 6, 2016.
To apply, please call Tracy Morreo, at 401-723-4266 ext 112.

How to Apply
Call Tracy Morreo 401-723-4266 ext 112

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Call for Employers of Design Participation

May 14th, 2016

Introducing a New Design Fellowship Program: DESIGN FORWARD RI Emerge

The DESIGN FORWARD RI Emerge Fellowship is new program that supports the integration of fresh design talent in Rhode Island companies. As an employer of design, this program supports your on-boarding process of a recent design graduate with continued learning and a peer to peer environment to support the ‘from school to work’ experience. The program is being developed by DESIGNxRI, a new organization that works to create an environment for the RI design sector to thrive. RISD|CE is a partner in the DESIGN FORWARD RI program.

DESIGNxRI is currently looking for RI companies that are hiring recent design graduates to participate in this program. Cost to the companies is free, aside from work release for the employee once a month for three hours. Otherwise, the expectation is that employers will enroll their new hires for one year in this program, September 2016-August 31, 2017.

The Fellowship offers designers workshops, mentorship and a peer to peer network.The Fellowship program will be crafted with the employers participating in the program; DESIGNxRI will work to craft the program to match the needs you face in extra on the job training and culture building.

Information on the entire DESIGN FORWARD RI program can be found at http://www.designxri.com/designforwardri.

For more information specifically on the Employer participation call for the Emerge Fellowship, contact Joye Whitney at DESIGNxRI: joye@designxri.com, 401-427-0811.

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Brown University Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) Seeks Academic Department Manager

May 12th, 2016

Academic Department Manager

The academic department manager oversees the financial, administrative and human resources operations for Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS), ensuring that financial and administrative practices conform to University policies while also ensuring that department functions within those practices are in keeping with budget requirements. The academic department manager develops and implements new internal policies, procedures and protocols as needed. This position is the chief financial manager within TAPS, and oversees a budget of just under $3M including over $500K in endowments and gifts. This position has sufficient understanding of TAPS’ academic programs and theatre/dance production as well as the processes and resources required to support them and to advise the Chair on strategic short and long term planning for the department. The manager provides consultation to TAPS staff and the Chair in decisions regarding the allocation of financial resources and designs, monitors and communicates budget, business processes and workflows to TAPS staff. This position acts as liaison to other campus offices for various budgetary, accounting and compensation actions. This position is responsible for oversight of the department website and external marketing and publicity tools for TAPS production. The manager oversees and coordinates academic responsibilities, ensuring students and faculty are fully aware of course offerings, classroom assignments and all policies, procedures and protocol are followed as established by the Registrar of the University. The manager oversees all cash transactions including deposits and reconciliations for Box Office sales, publicity events, online ticket sales as approved by Brown E-Commerce committee and gifts to the department. The manager also oversees the financial and administration management of departmental summer programming. The incumbent manages all appointments, reappointments, reviews and promotions for all faculty both in the Department and for the Brown/Trinity MFA program. The manager assists the Chair with special projects such as external reviews, new initiatives and special events and projects.


  • BA degree and 3-5 years closely related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Financial and human resources management experience within a theatre or academic environment strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing a team required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with long range planning, including budget preparation and financial analysis in a variety of situations with ability to make viable recommendations consistent with sound financial and human resource practices and policies. Prior experience preparing grant proposals and managing grants desirable.
  • Good communication skills both written and oral.
  • Must be resourceful, adaptable, motivated and able to handle multiple priorities despite interruptions.
  • Effective interpersonal and leadership skills. Initiative and ability to lead a team.
  • Experience in public relations and/or marketing helpful.
  • Excellent computer skills with demonstrated knowledge of data management, financial reporting systems and use of MS Excel spreadsheets.  Sound aptitude for learning new computer systems with some experience with web-maintenance software such as Dreamweaver.

Background Check:

  • Criminal background check required


Grade 10

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Art Classes and Camp in Tiverton

May 12th, 2016
Digital Photography Class with James Robbins

Tuesdays June 7-28th plus a photo field trip to end the class

$50 per student

Cameras required for Field Trip day

Click here to register - 

Photography is all about capturing light and not about capturing things. Learn how to read the light. Learn how to choose your subject, learn how to compose your image. Learn to see and how to tell your story.


In these classes we will discuss light and how it controls and defines all photographic composition. We willalso discuss subject and choices and camera operation. Constructive observations of student work will be available to those interested. Graduation will include a field trip at dawn for photo shoot.




Children’s Musical Theatre Arts Camp

June 20-24th 9am-12pm

Four Corners Arts Center | 5-8 year olds

$80 per student


Karen Sorensen Whitney, the multi-disciplinary artist known as Maya, will be presenting a Musical Theatre Arts Camp at Tiverton Four Corners for children ages 5-8. Children begin the summer with a playfil expression of singing, painting and acting as they co-create an empowering rendition of the musical Shining Star. A perfpr,amce will be held on Fri. at 12pm.

You can see more of Maya’s work at singandhum.com


karensorensenwhitney@gmail.com to register



Teens Expressive Painting Working….We are all Artists….Break OUT!

June 20-24th 3:30-5:30pm at Four Corners Arts Center

13-18 year olds

$60 per student plus a $15 material fee.


This workshop is intended to ‘free the creative spirti’ and learn to let the beauty of art come through. We will paint to music, use various canvases, including wearable art, and have a relaxing non-judgemental fun week of painting! Experience or beginner all are welcome!

Please contact karensorenwhitney@gmail.com for more information and to register





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Thank you to our generous sponsor

Coastal Roasters


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Summer Classes at the Providence Steel Yard

May 11th, 2016
The sun is out and summer is right around the corner! Now is the time to begin planning your summer industrial art experiences at the Yard. Be sure to visit our website to check out our full course offerings.




With Amie Plante
Wax has long been a material in jewelry used to make original models for casting. In this class you will learn various techniques to sculpt, fire, carve, melt, drill and finish jewelry wax into their own unique designs. Metal finishing techniques such as soldering, sanding, polishing, and the use of patinas will be covered, as well as where to source casting and jewelry supplies. Click here for more info.


“Amie was great! She was hands off when you were working, but supportive when you had a questions. She explained everything really well. “




With Jenny Sparks
Do you like being outside? Do you want to get your hands into some clay this summer? Ceramics En Plein Air is an outdoor handbuilding class making use of the abundant inspiration on the Steel Yard campus. Each class will begin with demos, and then the class will move outside with the help of rolling sculpture stands to create artwork under the summer sun.

Click here for more info.


Jenny believes that exploring the arts can teach someone a new way of experiencing the world; this class will encourage students to artfully respond to their surroundings.




With Corkie Bolton

In this class, students will learn basic wax carving techniques of carving, filing, and polishing to create a ring or pendant. The instructor will then introduce techniques for embedding gemstones directly into the wax carvings. These wax pieces will then be cast in metal, with the gemstones fused directly into the work.  Click here for more info.


“I loved Corkie! She was a perfect teacher: very knowledgeable and fun to be around. She made me feel empowered! “



This spring, we’re offering Open Studios on Friday afternoons from 5pm – 8pm in addition to the standard Thursdays and Sundays!


Interested in getting back into the shop? One of the most popular ways is through Open Studios, offered every Thursday and Friday afternoon and Sunday evenings during our regular course seasons (Mid-March through December). Open Studios are an affordable way to have access our tools and equipment as well as the supervision of an experienced studio monitor; you’ll be able finish what you worked on in class, or start a brand new project. Visit our calendar to see when Open Studios begin, or click here to learn more about Open Studios.



You can support educational programming at the Steel Yard

with a tax-deductible donation today!


the Steel Yard
27 Sims Ave.
Providence, RI 02909


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Call For Sculpture – Oxford, MA

May 11th, 2016

Large scale sculptures to enliven the yard at Oxford Free Library…

Gloria D. Hall, co-founder and project director of Art in the Park, Worcester is working in conjunction with Librarian Timothy Kelley and the library’s trustees to create Art in the Yard at the Oxford Free Public Library. The exhibit is designed to enhance the library experience, bring public art to the citizens of Oxford, and provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their work. The exhibition, slated for June 25 – September 24, 2016, will be the first exhibit of sculptures in the town of Oxford.

The call for sculptors is available online at https://oxfordmapubliclibrary.org or via email request to gd5hall@hotmail.com. Artist accepted will receive $500.00 stipend per sculpture. Depending on size and nature up to five sculptures will be selected. Deadline for emailed only submission is May 20, 2016.

Art in the Yard is presented by the Oxford Free Library in partnership with the town of Oxford Public Works Department.

Please Contact: Gloria D. Hall, the call administrator, at 508-341-3838 for additional information.


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Meet, Greet & Celebrate Fellow RI Teaching Artists – June 10

May 10th, 2016
June 10, 7pm - 9pm
at The Gamm Theatre
172 Exchange Street

A key part of RITAC’s mission is connecting RI teaching artists in order to support and learn from each other. And…we need to CELEBRATE our work as a community!

7pm   One minute introductions-what you do or share a teaching highlight from the year.
7:30   Hor’s doervres and drinks



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Rhode Island Creative magazine

May 9th, 2016

Check out Rhode Island Creative Magazine:  http://www.ricreativemag.com/

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Foundation for Contemporary Art Accepting Applications for Emergency Grants

May 9th, 2016

Since its inception in 1963, the mission of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts has been to encourage, sponsor, and promote innovative work in the arts created and presented by individuals, groups, and organizations.

Created in 1993, the foundation’s Emergency Grants program provides grants of up to $2,000 to innovative visual and performing artists who have unanticipated, sudden opportunities to present their work to the public when there is insufficient time to seek other sources of funding; or who incur unexpected or unbudgeted expenses for projects close to completion with committed exhibition or performance dates.

To be eligible, applicants must be living, working, and paying taxes in the United States; have committed to a performance or exhibition opportunity and be able to provide specific dates at the time of application; and be an individual artist or an individual representing an artist collective, ensemble, or group. Curators, producers, workshop organizers, organizations, or arts presenters are not eligible to apply.

Applications are reviewed monthly by a volunteer committee of established artists. FCA recommends applying within six to eight weeks of the performance or exhibition date.

See the FCA website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application procedures.


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National Sculpture Society Accepting Submissions for Dexter Jones Award

May 9th, 2016

The National Sculpture Society promotes excellence in sculpture that is inspired by the natural world.

The society is accepting submissions from individual sculptors for the 2016 Dexter Jones Award. Through the annual competition, an unrestricted prize of $5,000 will be presented to a sculptor for an outstanding work of sculpture in bas-relief. Preference will be given to figurative or realist sculpture.

To be eligible, applicants must be a sculptor between the ages of 18 and 39. All applicants must be a citizen or resident of the United States with a Social Security number. The grant is awarded without regard to sex, ethnicity, or religion.

See the NSS website for complete program guidelines and submission instructions.


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Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarly European Art Projects

May 9th, 2016

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications  for its History of Art grant program, which supports  scholarly projects that  enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture, from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.

Grants are awarded to  projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, the development and dissemination of scholarly databases, documentation projects, museum exhibitions and publications, photographic campaigns, scholarly catalogs and publications, and technical and scientific studies. The program also supports activities that permit art historians to share their expertise through international exchanges, professional meetings, conferences, symposia, consultations, the presentation of research, and other professional events.

In previous years, grant amounts have ranged from $1,000 to $100,000.

To be eligible, nonprofit organizations, including supporting foundations of European institutions, must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

See the Kress Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application guidelines.


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NEFA Invites Applications for Creative City Grants

May 9th, 2016

The New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting applications to its Creative City grants program.

The program is designed to enable artists in all disciplines to create projects in the City of Boston that integrate public participation into artistic process and/or presentation.

To be eligible projects, must be sited in Boston and have a lead applicant who is either an individual artist; an artist on behalf of a clearly articulated artistic collaboration; or an unincorporated collective/company with strong artist leadership. Culturally specific, immigrant, traditional cultural practitioner groups that typically work under the auspices of a parent organization are eligible to apply through the parent organization as long as the project features a strong artist lead applicant.

Lead artists of any artistic discipline are encouraged to apply but must live within Route 495 in Massachusetts. Preference is given to lead applicants residing in Boston.

Previous grant amounts have ranged between $3,000 to $10,000.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions, see the NEFA website.


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Aesthetica Art Prize 2016

May 6th, 2016

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is open for entries. Now in its ninth year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement in the art world.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 Main Prize Winner, courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology
  • £250 art supplies vouchers, courtesy of Winsor & Newton
  • A selection of art publications from Prestel Books

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions close 31 August 2016. To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/enter


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Summer Print and Book Workshop at the AS220 Industries

May 5th, 2016

Print and Book Workshop is summer workshop located at the AS220 Industries in Providence, Rhode Island. Through fourteen weeks of demonstrations, students will acquire skills as designers, printers and binders. These demonstrations will prepare the student for a final editioned book project, fully developed and realized by each. Students will practice combining structure and content in a concise and meaningful way. Operating a letterpress, silkscreen printing, file construction using the Adobe Suite, a variety of book structures and foundation in design and typography will be covered in this course. 

The course will meet at the AS220 Industries, a fully equipped studio located in downtown Providence. While mostly focused on the print facilities at the Printshop, the course will also use the the digital media lab at Media Arts and the digital fabrication tools (laser cutter, vinyl cutter) of the AS220 Labs.

The class will visit a collections of artists’ books and printed matter at the Fleet Library Special Collections located at the Rhode Island School of Design and DWRI, a commercial letterpress shop located in Providence.

Print and Book School will be taught by Lara Henderson, a previous Printshop Manager at AS220 and current Book Arts Instructor at  Brown University and RISD. Print and Book Workshop is inspired by the course she has developed over the past two years at Brown, instructing students on how to design, print and edition books.

Up to 10 participants will be selected for the summer session. The course will meet every Monday and Wednesday night from 6-9:30 for demonstrations. Thursdays from 6-9:30pm are optional guided shop time. Both the Instructor and Teacher’s Assistant will be present during guided shop time for individual assistance.  Each of the fourteen weeks will be a different topic, all critical to the development and production of an artist book. A full listing of the topics can be found in our course schedule.

Students will have access to the space to work on projects between classes. Peer to peer collaboration is highly encouraged among participants. At the end of the session, we celebrate with a final student gallery show at the MOTE Gallery where students will show their editioned books.

The deadline to apply is May 10th. Please visit the website to find out more and to apply.


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Volunteer at Girls Rock Camp This Summer!

May 4th, 2016
Our campers need you! Serve as a mentor and role model at this summer’s Girls Rock Camps! We need help with everything from instrument instruction to band coaching to hauling gear and setting up lunches. 

Flexible music and non-music related volunteer positions available for folks of all genders. Must be at least 18 years old to volunteer and attend a mandatory volunteer training.

Camp is a ton of fun for volunteers and a great way to meet other awesome people and become part of the Girls Rock! community here in Rhode Island

This summer’s camp dates are:

Session 1: July 18-22 (campers ages 14-17) at JamStage in Pawtucket

Session 2: August 15-19 (campers ages 11-13) at the RI Philharmonic in East Providence


Learn more and sign up today:
VOLUNTEER for Girls Rock Camp 2016!

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360 XOCHI QUETZAL FREE artist residency

May 4th, 2016

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 free 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.

Applications for Winter Residency are due August 7, 2016

through CAFÉ www.callforentry.org

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

Early Bird Coupon Code: XQEARLY (for applications received before 7/1/16 only)

Join our group Facebook page: 360 Xochi Quetzal

Follow us on Twitter: @360XochiQuetzal


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