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BYOI’s annual auditions

July 24th, 2014
It is that time a year again for BYOI’s annual auditions. As BYOI grows and evolves, we are always looking for new talent. This year we are looking for two new members to round out this cast.

Bring Your Own Improv is an established improv show that has performed over 500 shows all across New England. We are a short for improv show (similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway) that takes it a step above the rest and welcomes audience members up on stage to perform with us.

This year’s auditions will be held Friday August 1st and 8th at 5:30pm at the Warwick Museum of Art at 3259 Post Road in Warwick, RI. After the auditions, you are encouraged to stay for that night’s shows. Attendance at the audition will give you a free ticket to that night’s shows. Make sure to be on time and dress to move.

We are looking for two performers who can commit to the following:
Are at least 18 years of age
Can pass a Rhode Island Background Check
Works well with children
Be silly when needed
Commit to two Friday nights per month
Have reliable transportation and arrive to things on time
Brings no drama or ego

Please email us at info@bringyourownimprov.com to let us know you will be attending.

Visit: www.bringyourownimprov.com

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RISCA Scholarships to Attend the Alliance of Artists Communities’ 2014 Conference

July 23rd, 2014

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is pleased to offer Rhode Island’s arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities’ 2014 Conference.

RISCA is offering two $500 sponsorships to Rhode Island artists or arts leaders to subsidize conference registration, travel, and lodging for this event. Conference registration is $350 for scholarship recipients, and attendees are asked to register by the early bird registration deadline.

Preference will be given to an artist or arts leader who has not previously attended conferences of the Alliance of Artists Communities. To apply, submit a current resume and a brief statement describing your background and professional interest in attending the conference, including the impact you hope it will have on your career in the arts. Letters are due July 24, 2014 and should be sent to info@artistcommunities.org (subject line: RISCA Scholarship). The awardees will be announced by August 1.

Read more at: http://www.artistcommunities.org/conference

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RiverzEdge Arts – The Big Works Part 2, Opening Reception July 23, Atrium Gallery

July 23rd, 2014

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Paid Internship – Urban Pond Procession

July 23rd, 2014

Urban Pond Procession Seeks Intern
Location: Providence, RI
Salary: $1,500 per semester
Start Date: October 1, 2014
Part Time

Job Description
The Urban Pond Procession (UPP) seeks a student intern, (graduate preferred), who is interested in applying their writing, organizational and communication skills to support arts- and humanities-based programming that engages the public with the environment.

As an assistant to UPP’s Managing and Artistic Programing Directors, you will work closely with core members of the organization to develop online communications and social media presence; write grants; plan events; coordinate evaluations of school-based and public programs; and prepare final reports for funders.

This position will familiarize you with tasks common to the non-profit sector, and provide ample opportunity to work independently with guidance and support as needed. As UPP seeks to improve its reach and long-term impact, your work will help influence the trajectory of this growing organization.

This internship position requires someone who is:
- well organized, a strong writer and facile with social media
- interested in working in and with diverse communities
- able to work collaboratively and independently
- willing to commit at least 10 hr/wk

Background in the Public Humanities or Environmental Science is preferred.

The Urban Pond Procession (http://urbanpondprocession.org/) is a group of artists, scientists, educators and concerned citizens who collaborate to promote the health of Rhode Island’s urban ponds. We facilitate workshops for all ages in which participants learn about the ponds’ histories and environmental and health issues while making creative props for an annual celebratory procession to raise further awareness and advocate for the ponds’ clean-up, both building community and improving the environment.

How to Apply
If interested, please submit resume and cover letter by Monday, September 1 to Holly Ewald at hewald@hollyewald.com.

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2014 MacColl Johnson Fellowships for Composers

July 23rd, 2014

Applications will be accepted online through September 5, 2014.

The Rhode Island Foundation is pleased to announce applications for The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowships are now being accepted through September 5, 2014. The 2014 fellowships will be awarded to composers.

The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund, established at the Rhode Island Foundation in 2003, provides up to three $25,000 artist fellowships each year, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle. In all three disciplines, the Fellowships will be awarded to emerging and mid-career Rhode Island artists whose work demonstrates exceptional creativity, rigorous dedication and consistent artistic practice, and significant artistic merit.

To read the complete guidelines and learn more click here.

In an effort to reach Rhode Island composers across the entire State, The Rhode Island Foundation asks that you share this information within your community and please forward it directly to individuals who may be able to benefit from the fellowship. 

QUESTIONS? Application and selection are managed by the Alliance of Artists Communities. Questions about eligibility, guidelines, applications, and other details should be directed to the Alliance at grants@artistcommunities.org or 401-351-4320.


Photo by Erik Jacobs for The New York Times
Sidy Maïga – 2011 MacColl Johnson Fellowship awardee for composers

Learn more about the Rhode Island Foundation’s MacColl Johnson Fellowships and past Fellowship winners awarded to composers in 2011: Brian Knoth, Sidy Maiga, and Daniel Schleifer at www.rifoundation.org.

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Call to Artists – Chattanooga, TN + Quilted

July 21st, 2014

Public Art Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, are seeking proposals for original, two dimensional designs that will be printed and installed on multiple sidewalks throughout downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three designs will be selected for production and installed for up to six months beginning in September 2014. The artist/designer is not responsible for printing or installation. The selected artists/designers will receive a $2,000 honorarium for their design. Proposed artwork should be in the spirit and language of quilts (i.e. pattern, geometry an d color). Designs will be printed onto 4′x4′ vinyl squares and installed on sidewalks.

Eligibility: Open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18, who currently reside in the US.

Deadline: July 31, 2014
Budget: $2,000 Honorarium
Information: publicartchattanooga.com

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July 16th, 2014
Slater Mill seeks 15 – 20 students in grades 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a mock-classroom session for our award-winning Fiber to Yarn educational program, as well as a re-creation of our Blackstone Valley map presentation at the Visitor Center. 
Students will videotaped for a staff-training video*, appearing with Slater Mill senior interpreters and veteran educators Rosemary Danforth, Richard Danforth, and Allen McGillivray

Approximately 4 hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., (pending group availability)

Tuesday or Wednesday in late-July or late-August 

(pending group availability)



Contact Lori Urso to register your child, or for additional information   

(**please indicate in your email child’s grade level, and availability in late-July and late-August) 

  *Video is for internal use, and is not intended for public distribution.

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A Talk and Discussion with Penelope Pelizzon and Jonathan Farmer

July 15th, 2014


Poetry is, in its own lonely way, a social art form–one that carries with it our freighted awareness of people other than ourselves. We go to poems looking for people, for the imprint of the poem’s making in a person’s mind, and many of the poems that matter most embody the tension between being fully alive to oneself and fully aware of others. This two-part talk will consider some implications of poetry’s social contract. First, we’ll look at poems that know (to borrow from Frost) in singing not to sing, that resist the poet’s impulse to say, both for the human, artistic potency of such struggles and the potential limitations of a culture that insists on too much wariness. Then, we’ll consider lists, one of the specific forms that this social art form has used most effectively. Lists are one of the oldest literary forms (think of the Old Testament), yet they have also been used by writers in every period to gather and give form to experiences that might otherwise remain wordless. We’ll discuss a number of examples from across several centuries, focusing especially on how lists allow poets to approach difficult topics including mystical, sexual, or political experience.

Sunday, July 27th from 5-6:30pm at Ada Books (717 Westminster Street in Providence).
This is a free event. *If you plan to attend, please RSVP* using the drop-down menu on Frequency’s registration page. (Select “RSVP to July 27 craft talk.” This will help our speakers to know how many handouts to prepare.)

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July 15th, 2014

The CEO will have superior conceptual thinking capabilities, able to proactively analyze abstract
concepts and scenarios, and thereafter establish specific, measurable, attainable, reviewable, and time
sensitive (SMART) goals and objectives that achieve results. He or she will be a facilitator of staff
success and professional growth and able to attract, develop, and retain top talent as a key asset. The
CEO will also recognize, respect, and actively promote diversity in all its forms, including cultural,
geographic and ideological differences keeping in mind that NASAA has stakeholders of all
backgrounds and political parties and conducts itself in a bipartisan manner at all times. He or she will
inspire trust and confidence in state arts agencies and NASAA as good stewards of public resources.
An experienced, self-assured, and dynamic leader with extensive knowledge and experience in public
policy, NASAA’s CEO will have superior interpersonal skills, persuasive verbal and written
presentation abilities, exemplary team building capabilities, and exceptional
management expertise. Ingenuity, dedication, enthusiasm, humor, and energy are key CEO a
ttributes. He or she will have a demonstrated history of working with culturally, ethnically, and geographically
diverse communities.

The CEO will be politically savvy and forward thinking with a focus on how the arts best contribute to
the progress of society as a whole and the role of state arts agencies in that progress.

Qualified applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, with a Master’s degree strongly preferred, and a
minimum of 10 years executive experience in association, government, or nonprofit leadership.
Candidates for the position will have experience in public policy development and a successful
advocacy track record at the federal, state, or local level. He or she will also have
a deep understanding of and sensitivity to the highly charged political environment in which NASAA and its membership
function. Leading candidates will have broad knowledge of the arts and culture sector, particularly the
public benefits and roles that government agencies play in advancing positive impacts nationwide.

Competitive salary and benefits, including medical, dental, disability, life insurance, vacation and sick
leave, holid ays, participation in a tax-advantaged 403(b)(7) retirement savings plan, pre-tax contributions
to cover commuting costs, and a quality of life in the vibrant arts community of our
nation’s capital region.

Send cover letter and resume (electronic format preferred) with demonstrable accomplishments in the
areas outlined above to:
Bruce D. Thibodeau, President
Arts Consulting Group, Inc.
304 Newbury Street, Suite 315
Boston, MA 02115-2836
Tel (617) 448.0206
Fax (323) 936.1196
E-mail NASAA@ArtsConsulting.com

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Music for Paws Seeks Artists and Crafters

July 15th, 2014
August 2nd, 2014; 12-5 p.m.
301 Harris Ave. Providence, RI
To Benefit Bristol Animal Shelter
Seeking Artists/Craftspeople to exhibit or sell
Todd Dingen
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Calling all film makers – Our Town

July 14th, 2014

Rhode Island PBS will be kicking off a new series called Our Town which will showcase the local charm of small town living. Volunteer videographers – your neighbors – will record stories of the people, places, and events that capture the essence of a local community.  Our first stop along the way will be Glocester, Rhode Island.  These stories are edited together to create a cultural tapestry and memorable keepsake to be broadcast on WSBE Rhode Island PBS.

We will be holding our first meeting about the project on Wednesday July 16th at 5:30 pm here at the station, 50 Park Lane in Providence.  At this meeting I will be explaining the project in more detail and show you a clip of a promo spot for “Our Town Glocester”.  We will also share thoughts on potential community interaction and opportunities, story ideas and how to engage other community members.   Volunteer film makers don’t have to live in Glocester – they just need to find a story, the record button on their camera and bring us the video.  Oh, and enthusiasm is required!!!  

Please share this information with….everyone!   Anyone interested in getting involved with Our Town is invited to attend the meeting on the 16th of July. 

If you have any questions, I can be reached at (401) 787-8842. 

Thank you.

Margie O’Brien
Ripbs.org/our town

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Associate Director, Residence Life | Rhode Island School of Design

July 14th, 2014

Job Title: Associate Director, Residence Life

Organization: Rhode Island School of Design
Location: United States
Full Time

Job Description
The Associate Director of Residence Life works closely with the Director to provide a supportive living/learning environment for RISD’s undergraduate and graduate students living on campus at RISD. As a leader in the Residence Life team, the Associate Director promotes the growth and development of student and professional staff members.

The Associate Director directly supervises the Area Coordinators, who oversee Graduate Residence Directors and Resident Assistant (RAs) teams. The Associate Director is responsible for several aspects of the residential experience including the recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation of RAs and live-in professional staff members; serving as the primary administrator for pre-college program; and ensuring the design and delivery of community engagement programs which are consistent with the College’s Critical Thinking/Critical Making strategic plan and the goals and objectives of the Division of Student Affairs. 

Qualifications: A master’s degree in higher education/student personnel or related field is required. In addition, 3-4 years of relevant experience in residence life is strongly preferred.

The position requires a high-energy professional with a strong ability to communicate and connect with students and staff.

Demonstrated success advising, mentoring, challenging and supporting students and student staff.

Experience designing impactful RA and professional staff training programs, creating effective and developmentally grounded residential experience models, building strong communities through residence life support, and responding to crisis and after-hours situations.

Demonstrated ability to work closely with students and staff to create a vibrant and respected residence life program.

Familiarity with common office software and/or college information management systems such as Datatel/Ellucian’s Colleague and StarRez preferred.

Previous supervisory experience and an appreciation for art and design, developed through employment, education or personal interest is highly desirable. 

How to Apply

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative – Open Call for “The Odd Show”

July 14th, 2014

GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE AND PUT YOUR “ODD” HAT ON… Anything STRANGE, Peculiar, unexpected.  DIFFERENT from what is ordinary or normal.  UNEVEN, Irregular, Leftover, FANTASTIC, BIZARRE.

 JUROR: Madolin Maxey, painter, printmaker, 3-D artist

 Important Dates: 

  • Deliver artwork to PAC gallery: Friday, September 5th, 5 – 7 pm & Saturday, September 6, 10 am to noon 
  • Unaccepted work pickup: Wednesday September 10,  4 – 7 pm You will be contacted by email regarding status of your submission. 
  • Reception: Thursday, September 11,  5:30 pm-7 pm, live music
Location: The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative at the Mill Gallery
560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02806


September 11th THROUGH October 23rd, 2014 


This Exhibition is juried and open to the public. ALL MEDIA are accepted. Only original work.


All entries must weigh less than 150 lbs and fit through standard sized doorframes. Maximum frame size: 60” in either direction.



Any work not properly prepared for installation will not be exhibited.

Clips and loop hooks are not acceptable, all work must be wire-ready. Pedestals must be supplied for 3D pieces. Work must be hand-delivered and not shipped. The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative reserves the right to disqualify work that is deemed unstable or that is not professionally presented.


ENTRY FEE: $20 for one entry, $30 for two entries   

 Entry forms will be provided and filled out at the Galleryupon delivery. Artists do not have to be current PAC members. You may become a member by including an additional $35 payment (a year’s members’ dues) with your entry fee. Make check payable to Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. For more information: www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org Artwork must be hand-delivered to the Gallery for jury. Work that is not selected for the exhibit must be picked up prior to the opening of the exhibit. No shipped entries. Past exhibits have included works from all over New England.


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Friends of Bristol Animal Shelter looking for artists/vendors

July 14th, 2014

We usually don’t post items where artists are being asked to donate their services.  This is somewhat different, so we thought we’d share it with you. – RISCA

The Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter is having a fundraising event on Saturday, August 2  from 12 – 5.  We will be having a summer block party where vendors can sell and advertise their items  while  benefiting  the animals of the Bristol Animal Shelter.

This will be a  family event and will be dog friendly as well.

If it rains, the rain date will be Sunday, August 3 at the same location.
Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter is an all-volunteer,501(c) (3), non-profit organization, working to supplement the efforts of the Town of Bristol, Rhode Island’s No-kill Animal Care and Adoption Center.  It is our mission to assist in providing a safe environment, routine and emergency veterinary funding for the animals in our care until they find their forever homes.  We will also promote education to reduce the neglect, abuse and abandonment of  animals.

The venue is located at 301 Harris Ave, at the club Dusk.  We’ll be able to block off the road on the side of the building and behind the building in their huge parking lot.

You will be responsible for bringing your own tent and tables.  There is no fee to be a vendor.  We are asking vendors to make a donation to the friends of the Bristol Animal Shelter and/or  hold a raffle at your booth in which the proceeds are given to our cause.   We are doing our best not to have repetitive vendors,    During the evening hours of August 2 starting at 5 PM. Club Dusk will be holding a concert with bands playing until 2 AM, all to benefit the shelter with at $10 entrance fee.

I hope you will be able to be part of the first Music for Paws event.  If you are interested in being part of this event, please contact me as soon as possible, since spaces are filling up.  If you questions or need further information.  My best, Lori Sendroff401/497-7309 – lasendroff@aol.com

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Call for Paper-Based Artwork

July 10th, 2014
Submit up to 5 original works for “Merge” show!  


“Windchimes” by S.D. Eisman


Exhibit Theme
Multiple mediums, methods, subjects, or perspectives merge in 2D or 3D paper-based works!
Submission Deadline
Friday, July 18 at 5:00 pm
Notification Date
Sunday, July 20
Exhibit Run
Tuesday July 22 -
Friday, August 29  

Wednesday, July 30 6-8 pm
Exhibit Curator
Simone Spruce-Torres
Program Director
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RISCA offers scholarships for 2014 Alliance of Artists Communities’ Conference

July 10th, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is offering two $500 sponsorships for Rhode Island artists or arts leaders to attend the 2014 Alliance of Artists Communities’ Conference in Charleston SC, October 20-23.

The Alliance of Artists Communities’ annual conference brings together artist residency directors and arts leaders from across the country to explore support for artists in the creation of new work and artist-centered community development. Sessions range from nuts-and-bolts management workshops to panels addressing trends in philanthropy, art-making, and cultural policy. This year’s event features keynotes by Reggie Wilson and Indira Johnson, tours of Charleston’s most dynamic arts centers, and the chance to connect with an international group of arts leaders around supporting artists! More at: www.artistcommunities.org/conference.

To apply, submit a current resume and a brief statement describing your background and professional interest in attending the conference, including the impact you hope it will have on your career in the arts. Letters are due July 24, 2014 and should be sent to info@artistcommunities.org (subject line: RISCA Scholarship).

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Organizing Your Creative Business With Rich Streitfeld, CPA

July 9th, 2014

Monday July 14, 2014 6:30 – 8:00 PM

@Rochambeau Library

708 Hope Street, Providence

Rich Streitfeld makes this difficult subject as understandable and entertaining as possible. (He “gets” artists!)  For the Artists Loop, Rich will discuss:  what is the best structure; how do I
finance it; what are the major tax burdens; how should I keep records; what about crowd funding?



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July 7th, 2014

Independent Contractor

Part-time (~20 hours/ wk)
$19/hr, Up to $20,000 annually

Submit cover letter, resume & three references, by July 25, 2014
to Lucia O’Reilly, creckard1@cox.net

Start date: September 1, 2014

One-year position with opportunity for continuation (pending funding)

- Strong writing/communication skills
- Public speaking skills
- Ability to work collaboratively and manage people
- Highly organized
- Interest in UPP’s mission (arts, social justice, environmental advocacy, community building, education)
- Networking skills
- Analytical skills
- Fundraising skills/experience
- Enthusiastic, proactive
- Willingness to adapt
- Attention to detail
- Non-profit experience
- Comfortable making connections with and between diverse groups

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Call for Paper-Based Works

July 2nd, 2014
Artists can submit 5 works for “Merge” show!


“Social Anxiety” collage by Thomas



Theme Multiple mediums, methods, subjects, or perspectives merge in 2D or 3D works!
Exhibit Run Tuesday July 22 to Friday, August 29

Curator Simone Spruce Torres, Program Director

Reception Wednesday, July 30
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Headmaster Alumni Sale!

July 2nd, 2014

alumni sale / providence

headmaster is pleased to present you with an opportunity to buy work by past contributors from our home city. contributors to alumni sale / providence currently include Joseph Segal, Aaron Peterman, and Monica Shinn, as well as editors Jason Tranchida and Matthew Lawrence.



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