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Ceramics studio sublet on a long-term basis in Fall River

March 3rd, 2015

Michael Roseberry here – Looking to sublet my studio on a long-term basis in Fall River starting early summer.
Studio is approximately 3000 sq. ft. in mill building in Fall River. Easy access from Providence – about 20 minutes from East Side. Studio equipment
includes: 60 ton Ram press (die cases available), 6 kilns, slab roller, casting and work tables, table saw, shelving among other smaller equipment. Just
let me know if you’d like more info.

 

Thanks,

Michael

c. 401-651-1756

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Community Arts and Crafts Faire Seeks Artists and Crafters

March 3rd, 2015

Celebrate and be a part of a Community Arts and Crafts Faire held at Coventry High School on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 9:00am -5:00PM

Please contact Ms. Celeste, celestejacqueline@coventryschools.net to request an application and to reserve your spot. Tables are $25.00.

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The 8th Annual PAWTUCKET FOUNDATION PRIZE JURIED EXHIBITION – Call to Artists

March 3rd, 2015

PAWTUCKET FOUNDATION PRIZE JURIED EXHIBITION

Call for Entries: Deadline April 16th, 2015

$1,000 PAWTUCKET FOUNDATION PRIZE

$250 Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Prize

May 7th – June 11th, 2015

Jurors: Ida Schmulowitz, painter, collector & John Reidel, painter, collector

ELIGIBILITY:

This Juried Exhibition is open to all artists. ALL MEDIA, 2D and 3D, are eligible, including installation pieces. Original work only. Installation ready.

NEW THIS YEAR:
All entries must be submitted ON LINE by midnight Thursday April 16th, 2015.

All accepted work must be hand-delivered to the gallery on May 1st or 2nd, 2015. No shipped entries.

APPLICATION FEE:  $25 for one digital entry/ $40 for two. May be submitted via Paypal , or via check to Pawtucket Arts Collaborative ( Checks must be postmarked by April 11th). All fees must be received by deadline for work to be considered eligible.

LIMITATIONS: Two Entries per artist. All entries must weigh less than 150 lbs and fit through standard sized door frames. Maximum frame size: 60” in either
direction.  Clips and loop hooks are not acceptable. White or neutral mats please. PAC has five pedestals for 3D work; artists may need to supply their own pedestals. Work must be hand-delivered and not shipped. The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative reserves the right to reject work that is deemed unstable, that differs from the submitted digital image or that is not professionally
presented.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Follow this link to submit online entry form.  http://www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org/call-to-artists/

Digital image – show only the image, no frame or mat – Images should be as large as possible but no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side, type jpg
– set to the highest quality. The color space should be set to sRGB. DPI is only relevant for output purposes and does not effect the stored size of the
image. It can be set to any number, but if you must specify something go with 72 dpi.

Artist Statement- one paragraph describing your technique or concept of your piece.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT ON THURSDAY APRIL 16TH. Accepted and declined work will be notified by April 25th. Deliveries of accepted work to the gallery will be on Friday/Saturday May 1, 2.

ACCEPTANCE & LIABILITY:

All artists whose work is selected for exhibition will receive instructions for hand-delivery in the Acceptance email. Accepted artists will be asked to participate in a gallery talk about their work the night of the opening reception.

While the utmost care is taken in handling works of art, PAC representatives and those of Lorraine Mill will not be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause. As such, all artists release PAC representatives and Lorraine Mill from all liability. If desired, artists should procure their own insurance. Submitting a work of art to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on
the part of the artists to comply fully with the conditions and terms set forth in this prospectus as well as in the acceptance form and PAC policies/procedures. All documents may be found at www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org/

SALES:

A commission of 30% will be taken by the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative for any work sold during the exhibit. No POR (price on request). Your social security number will be requested if you win an award in accordance with Internal Revenue Service requirements. No work received for exhibition may be removed prior to the end of the exhibition. Copies of artist’s statement and bio are
given with every sale and both are available in a binder for the interest and information of the visitors. Consider this when preparing them.

DIRECT QUESTIONS TO: mimogr1@gmail.com or Pawtucketacgallery@gmail.com

Information also available on www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

ENTRY CHECKLIST & Exhibition Calendar:

April 16 – Deadline for online application

April 25 – Accepted and declined entries notified by email

May 1,2 – Delivery of accepted work Friday 4 – 6 pm; Saturday 10 – noon.

May 7 – Opening reception 5:00 – 7:00. Prizes awarded. A number of artists will talk about their work

June 12/13 – pick up work

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Mill Gallery

560 Mineral Spring Avenue, 1st floor

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org/

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National Endowment for the Arts Accepting Applications for Challenge America Fast-Track Grants

February 27th, 2015
Deadline: April 16, 2015
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The National Endowment for the Arts is accepting applications from small and midsize organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations, including those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability.

Through the Challenge America Fast-Track grants program, NEA will award fixed grants of $10,000 to projects designed to extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations. A minimum $10,000 match from an outside funder is required. Applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships with other organizations, both in and outside  the arts, as appropriate to their project.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization in the United States; a unit of state or local government; or a federally recognized tribal community. Applicants may be arts organizations, local arts agencies, art service organizations, local education agencies (school districts), and other organizations that can help advance NEA goals. All organizations must have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline.

For complete program guidelines and application procedures, visit the NEA website.

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Kress Foundation Invites Applications for Scholarly European Art Projects

February 27th, 2015
Deadline: October 1, 2015
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The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is accepting applications to its History of Art grant program from nonprofit organizations with scholarly projects that enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era.

Grants will be awarded in support of projects that create and disseminate specialized knowledge, including archival projects, 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 $93,000.

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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Princess Grace Foundation-USA Seeks Nominations for 2015 Theater Awards Program

February 27th, 2015
Deadline: March 31, 2015
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The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists  at the outset of their careers or who are at an early stage of their professional development. The foundation is currently inviting nominations for its 2015 Theater Grants Program in the categories of Scholarships and Apprenticeships and Fellowships.

Scholarships: Awards in this category are meant to provide tuition assistance for the last year of professional training at a nonprofit school located in the United States. Grants are based on tuition costs only; no other expenses (i.e., room and board, materials, books, etc.) may be included.

Apprenticeships and Fellowships: Awards inthis category provide compensation for an individual artist (exclusive of benefits) nominated by a professional nonprofit theater company. Nominees may not have worked with the company for more than five years at the time of application. The strength of the partnership between the company and the artist is taken into serious consideration during the adjudication process.

Apprenticeship applies to an individual who is “learning the trade” under the mentorship of a skilled staff person. The apprentice will work closely with the artistic director or a senior artist on the company’s mainstage production(s) during the grant period (e.g., as an assistant director, designer, or actor in a supporting role). The apprenticeship should also include the opportunity for the nominee to do his/her own work in a workshop or second stage venue.

Fellowship applies to an individual artist who will have a substantial relationship with the nominating company. The artist will assume significant responsibilities on one or more production(s) in the company’s mainstage season during the grant period (e.g., director, lead actor, or primary designer on a production). Significant responsibility for a second stage season will also be considered (e.g., director, lead actor, or primary designer).

To be eligible to nominate, professional nonprofit theater companies must employ professional artistic and administrative staff; have been in continuous operation as a nonprofit professional theater company for a minimum of three years; and have held a total of twenty weeks of rehearsal and performances over the current and previous three years. In addition, theaters must have demonstrated the ability to raise public and other private funds.

Visit the Princess Grace Foundation-USA website for complete program guidelines and nomination instructions.

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Commercial space availabe in providence

February 25th, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sankofa World Market 2015 Call for Vendors

February 25th, 2015

Sankofa World Market 2015 Rules and Guidelines

Vision Statement

Sankofa World Market improves nutritional, economic and social opportunities in Providence’s West End. It offers affordable, convenient,
culturally appropriate, fresh, healthy and locally-produced food and connects customers with West End craftspeople, artists and entrepreneurs. Sankofa World Market is the West End’s
public marketplace, where neighbors access important community information, build relationships with each other and participate in lively community life.

The Sankofa World Market will be held on Wednesdays starting July 1st through September 30th, from 3pm- 7pm at the Knight Memorial Library located on 275 Elmwood Avenue
in the West End of Providence, Rhode Island. It will be held rain or shine on these days unless otherwise noted. The market is open to the public and not exclusive to visitors
of the community.

The Sankofa World Market operates under the liability insurance of Troy, Pires& Allen which also provides the insurance for all operations of West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. Vendors are required to maintain their own insurance and include proof of insurance and any licenses with their application.

Terms and Conditions of Sales

1. All persons desiring to sell items at Sankofa World Market are required to submit a completed Application. The Application must be dated and signed,
indicating that the vendor has read, understands, and agrees to abide by the following rules and regulations set out by Sankofa World Market. Applications are due by Friday, March 27th,
2015.
You will be notified of your application status the week of April 3rd.

For more information, click here.

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I-Park 2015 Environmental Art Program

February 25th, 2015

I-Park, East Haddam, CT (U.S.), is pleased to announce its 2015 Environmental
Art Biennale Program, fifth in the series. It will consist of a 3-week on-site
residency during which a variety of site-responsive, ephemeral works will be
created and installed within the I-Park landscape. The program will culminate
in a public exhibition on September 20, 2015. Artists working in all the
creative disciplines supported by I-Park’s Artists-in-Residence Program, plus
performance art, are welcome and encouraged to apply: visual arts including
environmental sculpture and moving image, architecture, sound art/installation,
inter- and multi-disciplinary practice, language arts and landscape/garden/ecological
design. Between 12 and 15 artists will be selected for this curated residency
and exhibition. A stipend of between $2,200 and $3,000 will be awarded to each
artist or collaborating team, depending on their particular travel
circumstances. Application Deadline: March 9, 2015. Application fee: $30
(U.S.). Program and application materials are available at http://www.i-park.org. Contact: Leslie Wolf, leslie@i-park.org, 860-873-2468.

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Iolabs Instagram Competition

February 24th, 2015

 

Surviving the  Snow

It is icy.  It is miserable.
It can be dangerous.  However, we should not deny how inspiring these
extreme elements can be–whether we are building snow forts, racing down icy
hills on sleds, or bundled up for an Antarctic expedition–there are many
ways of making this inconvenient weather work for us.

One way would be to take some gorgeous
photos for our monthly #IOYOUGRAM competition on Instagram! If you tag your
insta images with #ioyougram and @iolabs, you will be entered to win an
edition of 10 free prints from iolabs.

http://iolabsinc.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/y/13AA8904642BF6CE/A1B4D9E732E36CE6F990754F028F0E8F

 

 
photo by Kia Davis
 
Previous #ioyougram Winners

 

 
November
Tommy
Nease
Hahnemühle
Photo Rag Baryta
 
December
Rebeccca
Volynsky
Hahnemühle
German Etching
 
January
Tina Tryforos
Ultra thin illuminated art panel

 

 
 

 

30 Under 30
SPOTLIGHT: Cory Shea at Arsenal Center for the Arts
 
iolabs client and photographer Cory
Shea will be displaying her series PYT
Woman Americana
at the Watertown nonprofit arts space, the
Arsenal Center for the Arts.

 

 

Cory’s double exposures are lush on
Hahnemühle Photo Rag.  The custom white float frames are simple,
allowing the elegance of her compositions to flow throughout the series.
The reception is to be announced, but
the show of six spotlight artists is on display February 26th-April 10th.
Gallery Hours:
Tue-Sun: 12-6pm
Arsenal Center for the Arts

321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
617-923-0100: info@arsenalarts.org
 

 

 

Cory
on PYT WOMAN AMERICANA:
After
taking an adventurous road trip driving from San Diego to Massachusetts, I
collected bits and pieces of America that I wanted to bring together with
my imagery, I look at photoshop as my work-bench, where all my visions melt
together.

 
To
see more of Cory’s work, check out her website:
http://www.cmunroshea.com

 

 
 

 

CURIO SALE
ENDS MARCH 1ST
There is currently a storewide discount
on curio,
our shop of art and design objects.
Each piece we offer highlights members
of our creative community–as well as the printing, mounting, and finishing
treatments we have perfected through years of customized work with a wide
variety of artists.
Included in our shop are artists such
as Becca Stadtlander (above) Jenny Brown, Shana Frase, Ian Dingman, Kate
Diago, Traer Scott, Peter Green, Danielle Rubi, Deth P. Sun, and Abby
Wynne.
To receive your discount, enter sale
code SHOP15 at check out.  We apologize, but the discount does not
apply to gift cards.
http://iolabsinc.com/curio

 

NEW PRICING
In addition to our curio
sale, iolabs
has worked hard to maximize our efficiency so that we may make printing
more accessible to a wider variety of artists. Please check out our new
fine art print pricing–perhaps you can get around to that project you’ve
been meaning to get started!

 

Don’t have a
project planned?
 
Blow up a family portrait. It makes for
a thoughtful gift and gives you a chance to go through your boxes of
memories!
iolabsinc.com/fine-art–photo-pricing
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BARRINGTON ART FESTIVAL – Seeks Artists

February 24th, 2015

            SUNDAY, June 14, 2015                10:00 am—5:00 pm
Why: The intent of the Barrington Art Festival is to present world-class fine art created by artists who live and or work in the East Bay area who demonstrate innovation and originality. To achieve this, we challenge our applicants to exhibit the freshest and most exciting pieces from their body of work. Because this is our first attempt to showcase artists from the East Bay area, the Town of Barrington wishes to create a unique environment for celebrating the power of the arts in the community. The East Bay has a thriving arts community and is home to many artists, many of them teaching at local colleges, universities, and schools. Opening a window onto this creative landscape is an important motivation for this festival. The Town of Barrington would like to honor these artists by providing them with a venue for showcasing their work on the historic Town Hall property. We are dedicated to providing artists with a well-managed, high quality, well publicized event, and providing a new and exciting experience for those attending the festival. The Art Festival will include live music, food trucks, children’s activities in the adjoining Kids Cove playground, and ample parking.
Where: Booths will be set up on the grounds of the historic Town Hall Government Center.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm   (set-up time Sunday, 9:00am)
Who:  Accepted original work will include oil and acrylic painting, watercolor, drawing, pastels, printmaking, sculpture, photography, glass, mixed media, wood, ceramics, metals, jewelry, textiles.
Fees:  Booth fee—$75.00.  Tents and tables required. Tables should be 8ft. long and covered with a cloth to the ground. Artists are responsible for their own set-up—tables, tents, table covers, signs, etc.
Tax: RI Sales Tax Permit Number. RI Sales Tax Permits are required for all participating artists. Temporary (2-day) Tax Permits are available upon request from the RI Division of Taxation, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908
Not Allowed: Imports, sun-catchers or small glass items, trinkets, and mass produced items, items made by kits. No dealers, agents, proxies, or vendors are permitted.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
How to Apply: Applications available at the Barrington Recreation Department on the lower level of Town Hall and online at www.barrington.ri.gov.  Applications will also be available by e-mailing artsfestival@barrington.ri.gov
                      Contact: cvillucci@barrington.ri.gov       401-247-1900 X 381                  
Artists are required to submit two images of their recent work along with the application by April 1, 2015.                  Submissions should be sent to Artfestival@barrington.ri.org

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Frequency Writers – courses and drop-in studio

February 19th, 2015

Frequency, a hub for Rhode Island’s writing community since 2011, announces a wealth of Spring 2015 offerings, including four new courses, and free drop-in writing studio. Thanks to a RISCA grant, we are now able to offer courses at reduced rates!

March 4th-April 8thNarrative Strategies is a six-week fiction workshop that explores all the ways to craft fiction using “real life” inspiration from poems, works of non-fiction, photography, film and music.

March 22nd-April 26th: Collaborations is six-week multi-genre writing course writers of all genres and levels of experience who are interested in experimenting with other artistic mediums.

April 4th-25thThe Dreamlife of Objects is a four-week poetry workshop which aims to expand its students poetic registers through paying with various schools of poetic thought.

May 3rd: Sufficient Compensation is a one-day literary translation studio for beginning to advanced writers who are working on a literary translation in any genre.

Sunday Morning Free Writes: Most Sundays 10-12am at 186 Carpenter Street. Free and open to all. No registration necessary. We offer a few quiet hours to convene and write. Check Frequencywriters.org for up to date Free Writing Schedule.   

Sunday March 1st: 12-2:00pm at 186 Carpenter St is a Free Workshop. Writers will divid into groups and peer-review one an other’s writing. 

Through workshops, free events, talks, readings, and open-mic sessions, Frequency engages writers of all levels of experience, ages, and backgrounds. Courses are designed to challenge and support students while encouraging collaboration with other local creative communities.  

frequencywriters.org

frequencyprovidence@gmail.com

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Call for Entries – Interntaional Miniature Print Exhibition

February 19th, 2015

MINIPRINT-headline

10th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition 2015
About the Competition:
The Center for Contemporary Printmaking is delighted to announce the 10th Biennial International Miniature Print Competition and Exhi­bition. This juried competition and exhibition, limited to works that are no more than four square inches (25.8 square cm), encourages artists to explore the miniature print format and provides them with an opportunity for exhibition. It is also an opportunity for artists and the public to view the current concerns of printmakers from around the world. Since its inception in 1997, the competition has attracted entries by more than 1500 artists from every continent and every state in the U.S.A.
The International Miniature Print Competition is held every other year, alternating with CCP’s other biennial, Footprint International (for prints measuring 12 x 12 in. exactly).
Entry Deadline: March 14, 2015 (postmark)
Exhibition: June 7 – August 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 7, 2015, 2-5 pm

Juror: Lyle Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

Click here to DOWNLOAD THE MINI-PRINT PROSPECTUS/SIGN-UP FORM

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RISCA Fellowship Exhibition Writers Night – Thursday, February 26th, 6:30-8:30 PM

February 18th, 2015

RISCA Fellowship Exhibition Writers Night

RISCA Fellowship Exhibition Writers Night
Dorrance Hamilton Gallery
February 26, 2015
6:30-8:30PM
Free Admission
supported by
Rhode Island Statewide Council on the Arts
Literature Fellowship Award Winners will read from their most recent works.
(Gallery opens at 11:00 AM)
Readings by: Fiction Writer Serge Shea, Playwrights Jed Hancock-Brainerd & Rebecca Noon, Poet Julie Danhoe, Fiction Writer Michael Stewart, Playwright Lawrence Goodman, Poet Colin Channer, & A presentation by Folk Arts Fellow Rachel Rosenkrantz
Dorrance Hamilton Gallery
Salvey Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island
401-222-3881
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Rhode Island’s Assets For Artists – Deadline February 20th

February 18th, 2015

Assets for Artists is a matched savings account program offering matching funds of $1,000 ($2000 for artists meeting low-income eligibility criteria), workshops and personal training to improve artists’ financial and professional/business skills. Free training includes a dynamic single-session “bootcamp” on personal finance for artists led by Esther Robinson of ArtHome, a full-day business planning workshop with Sarah Guerrette, senior trainer for Maine-based CDFI Coastal Enterprises, Inc., a Day of Legal Training for Artists by Jim Grace of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, and a day of Arts Marketing taught by Deborah Obalil of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Artists who attend all of the Assets for Artists workshops will work with Assets for Artists staff and Blair Benjamin, founder of the Assets for Artists program, to complete an arts business plan and access working capital to finance their arts business. Participating artists will be enrolled in the Assets for Artists programs for two years or until they meet their program goals – whichever comes first.

This year, through a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, Rhode Island’s Assets for Artists program is open specifically to artists living in communities that meet the USDA’s definition of “rural”. These include Burrillville, Charlestown, Coventry, Cumberland, East Greenwich, Exeter, Foster, Glocester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Little Compton, Narragansett, New Shoreham (Block Island), North Kingstown, North Smithfield, Richmond, Scituate, Smithfield, South Kingstown (including villages of Kingston, Wakefield & Peace Dale), Tiverton, West Greenwich, and Westerly.

Application Deadline: February 20, 2015

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Rhode Island’s Assets for Artists Program – Deadline February 20th

February 18th, 2015

Assets for Artists is a matched savings account program offering matching funds of $1,000 ($2000 for artists meeting low-income eligibility criteria), workshops and personal training to improve artists’ financial and professional/business skills. Free training includes a dynamic single-session “bootcamp” on personal finance for artists led by Esther Robinson of ArtHome, a full-day business planning workshop with Sarah Guerrette, senior trainer for Maine-based CDFI Coastal Enterprises, Inc., a Day of Legal Training for Artists by Jim Grace of the Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, and a day of Arts Marketing taught by Deborah Obalil of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. Artists who attend all of the Assets for Artists workshops will work with Assets for Artists staff and Blair Benjamin, founder of the Assets for Artists program, to complete an arts business plan and access working capital to finance their arts business. Participating artists will be enrolled in the Assets for Artists programs for two years or until they meet their program goals – whichever comes first.

This year, through a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, Rhode Island’s Assets for Artists program is open specifically to artists living in communities that meet the USDA’s definition of “rural”. These include Burrillville, Charlestown, Coventry, Cumberland, East Greenwich, Exeter, Foster, Glocester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Little Compton, Narragansett, New Shoreham (Block Island), North Kingstown, North Smithfield, Richmond, Scituate, Smithfield, South Kingstown (including villages of Kingston, Wakefield & Peace Dale), Tiverton, West Greenwich, and Westerly.

Application Deadline: February 20, 2015

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Smithsonian Latino Center Accepting Applications for 2015 Young Ambassadors Program

February 17th, 2015

The Smithsonian Latino Center,  a division of the Smithsonian Institution, works to  ensure that Latino contributions to art, science, and the humanities are highlighted, understood, and advanced through the development and support of public programs, scholarly research, museum collections, and educational opportunities at the Smithsonian  and its affiliated organizations.

The center is now accepting applications for the 2015 Young Ambassadors Program, an annual program that aims to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities.

Graduating high school seniors with an interest in and commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities as it pertains to Latino communities and cultures are selected to travel to Washington, D.C., for a weeklong seminar at the Smithsonian. The week consists of visits to the Smithsonian’s Latino collections and one-on-one interaction with renowned experts from various fields, including museum professionals. Following the week in Washington, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary internship in museums and cultural institutions in seventeen cities across the United States and Puerto Rico, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations.

Student selection is based on demonstrated interest, commitment and excellence in the arts, sciences, and humanities as well as academic record, leadership experience, and dedication to education and community service. The program includes meals and accommodations for the duration of the one-week training seminar, round-trip travel to Washington, D.C., and a program stipend following the four-week internship.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the Smithsonian Latino Center website.

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Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Artists Fellowships

February 17th, 2015

The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation is accepting applications from American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists for 2015 NACF Fellowships, an annual program that supports Native artists in dance, filmmaking, literature, music, traditional arts, and visual arts.

Grants of $20,000 will be awarded in recognition of the creativity and expression of exceptional Native artists who have had a significant impact on their discipline. Artists must demonstrate artistic excellence,  earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved broad recognition.

To be eligible, artists must be a member of a federally and state-recognized  tribe in the United States, an Alaska Native, or a Native Hawaiian.

See the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previous fellows, and application instructions.

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Creative Capital Accepting Applications for Awards in Emerging Fields, Performing Arts, and Literature

February 17th, 2015

Acting as a catalyst for the development of exceptional and imaginative ideas, Creative Capital supports artists whose work is provocative, timely and relevant; who are deeply engaged with their art form and demonstrate a rigorous commitment to their craft; who are boldly original and push the boundaries of their genre; and who create work that carries the potential to reshape the cultural landscape.

This year, the New York City-based  organization is accepting Letters of Inquiry for awards in the performing arts, literature, and emerging fields.

1) The literature category includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and genre-defying literary work.

2) The performing arts category includes dance, dance-theater, experimental music performance, interdisciplinary works, multimedia performance, musical-theater works, non-traditional opera, performance art, puppetry, spoken word, and theater. The focus is on the live performing arts.

3) The emerging fields category includes architecture/design, digital arts, gaming, interdisciplinary works, new genres, and sound art.

Awardees receive up to $50,000 in direct support for their project and advisory services valued at more than $40,000.

To be eligible, applicants must be working artists who are at least 25 years old, have at least five years of professional experience, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Applicants may not be full-time students.

For complete program guidelines and applications instructions, see the Creative Capital website.
Link to Complete RFP

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Amphion Foundation Accepting Applications From Performing Musical Ensembles

February 17th, 2015

Deadline: April 1, 2015 

The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations for general operating support or support for special projects.

Typically, the program awards grants of up to $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit performing ensemble, presenter, or music service organization with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music at a high level of excellence. Organizations applying for a grant must have been in existence for at least two years. Performing ensembles, presenters, or organizations that are applying for support for performances must have presented two full seasons prior to the season for which support is requested, except for special projects of extraordinary significance. In general, the grant program does not support jazz music.

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

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