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JAMATHON RI – Networking RI Musicians

April 18th, 2014
MusicTown and EVO Audio Group are co-hosting JAMATHON RI and in search of musicians who are open to creative collaboration to form new songs from Rhode Island.
The event consists of two parts:
25 Esten Ave, Pawtucket
April 26, 2 – 10pm
Machines With Magnets
400 Main Street, Pawtucket
May 17, 8pm
There are a great list of raffle prizes for musicians, food and drinks, initial demo recordings and professional live recording for a compilation album of grassroots collaboration in RI. We believe some very exciting new connections will come from this event and are excited to hear the new songs these musicians create.
where musicians connect.
online community:
MusicTown.co |
facebook: MusicTownPage
twitter: @MusicTownTweets
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Green Dot Journey Composer Competition

April 18th, 2014

The competition will make it possible for ten living composers, one representing each of the regions listed below, to receive recognition and exposure for their  musical compositions. These newly written pieces will be performed in concert programs across the USA, Canada, and the British Isles as part of the Green Dot Journey.

Eligibility: The competition is open to all composers, aged 18 or older, who are Canadian or U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Reward: $1500 plus travel expenses to the premier on August 23, 2014 in Reno, NV
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Winners Announced: July 1, 2014
Composition Premier: August 23, 2014

See Document Below for More Details

Click Here to download the Composer Competition Guidelines PDF

Ten Composer Regions:

Northeastern US: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island

Mid-Atlantic US: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. West Virginia

Midwestern US: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Southern US: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas

Northwestern US: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

Western US: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

Western Canada: British Columbia, Alberta, Sasketchewan, Manitoba, Ontario

Central Canada: Ontario, Quebec

Atlantic Canada: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Labrador

Northern Canada: Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

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Lincoln School Seeks Lower School Art Teacher

April 17th, 2014

Lower School Art Teacher

Lincoln School is seeking an innovative and dynamic Art Teacher for Grades 1-5.  This position is half-time.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree and three years of teaching experience at the elementary level preferred
  • Expert teaching skills with elementary-aged students and an understanding of and appreciation for the developmental range
  • In-depth knowledge of content, current art education research, and best practice
  • The ability to design, implement, and assess an art program
  • A vision for an art program in the 21st century, with an eye toward innovation
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Continuing interest in professional growth
  • Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills
  • Strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a kind spirit

The Art Teacher works with the Art Department to develop innovative curriculum that emphasizes

  • Hands-on, inquiry-based learning.
  • Creative risk-taking and generative thinking.
  • Collaborative problem-solving.
  • Experimentation and exploration with a wide range of art-making materials and processes.
  • Exposure to historical and contemporary artistic traditions.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and names of three references to Maureen Devlin at mdevlin@lincolnschool.org

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Spring Classes at AS220

April 17th, 2014


BUILDING AS220 – Building skills &

95 Empire and the AS220 Industries both offer a
wide array of hands-on educational opportunities for people of all backgrounds
and skill levels.

Class sizes at the Industries are small, averaging just
5 students, and we also provide one-on-one instruction. Our monthly Open House (first Tuesday of the month, 6-8pm), is the perfect
time to come in for a tour, discuss your interests and experience, and let us
answer all of your questions.


6 Dance Class

The regular price for our weekly drop-in dance
classes is $13 – buy 6 classes at once and the price per class is only $10! The
package includes: Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance, YoBalAtes, Theatrical
Dance, Open Level Modern Dance, Yoga, Switch Series, Beginner
Ballet, Intermediate Ballet.

Learn how to use this tool to cut vinyl graphics! This
class will cover the basics of using the vinyl cutter, techniques for making
signs, and the software tools for preparing work for the cutter. The Labs has a
Roland CX-24 Vinyl Cutter that can work with material up to 24″ wide. This is a
very simple and easy to use machine in the Labs. You can make all sorts of
signs, decals, stencils for your house, business, car, gallery,

This workshop is for
anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically
the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course
covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design
projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using
PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely
operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently
after completing the training and signing up for membership.

Learn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood,
plastics, papers or textiles. This class will cover the basics of using the
laser cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and
software tools for preparing work for the cutter. This is a hands-on workshop;
bring a project if you like! Students will be certified to use the Labs’ laser
cutter after completing the course and signing up for membership at AS220

Join AS220 Media Arts in an afternoon workshop as you
learn to construct pinhole cameras made from ordinary containers, take
photographs using photographic paper to create paper negatives and use the
darkroom to make prints. Taught by photographer Miguel Rosario. Email us for
special family rates!
Learn your way around the Paul Krot Community Darkroom.
From mixing chemicals to understanding enlargers, gain a hands on introduction
to traditional black and white photo printing. Students should bring two rolls
of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a
material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and
Take the mystery out of aperture sizes, f-stop numbers,
shutter speeds, ISO numbers, focal length, synchronization speeds, and any other
aspects of the 35mm camera that you have ever wondered about!
In three weeks, you’ll get a hands on introduction to
large format photography. Using AS220′s collection of cameras from our Camera
Rental Program, Darkroom keymember Lindsey Beal will take you through the entire
large format process, from operating the cameras and learning their settings, to
developing 4×5 film and making prints. Only $140, a real steal for a class of
this caliber.  Note: This is a more advanced class that requires you to have a
basic understanding of using the darkroom.
Learn digital editing and how to print edited
photographic images using the newest version of Adobe Photoshop. Eight hours of
lab time are included in the course, and we encourage you to bring your own
files to work on.  You may use our media lab computers (brand new!) or bring
your own laptop with Adobe Photoshop (Free 30-day trials are available online).
This is a three-session workshop.
Learn the fundamentals of print and digital publishing
in four sessions. The class will consist of inserting and formatting text and
images into layouts, setting up master pages and graphic styles for text and
creating simple documents, such as magazines, brochures and other types of long
and short publishing formats. In the conclusion of the class, students will
learn packaging and preflighting their InDesign documents to prepare them for
This three-session workshop will introduce you to the
fundamentals of creating hand-coded websites and web content using HTML and CSS
through several in-class exercises. The code will focus on the most current HTML
and CSS standards and practices, so your knowledge will be up-to-date.  Other
topics addressed will include image-optimization, web servers and hosting. All
materials will be supplied. The software used in class is free and open source.
You may also use your own laptop.  Whether you want to make an online portfolio,
résumé, or just want to get an idea about the nuts and bolts of web design, this
workshop is for you.

This class offers
an unconventional approach to printing on the letterpress. Using a collection of
patterned wood blocks, wood and metal type, and low-relief collagraph plates,
students will create spontaneous, layered prints.  Seasoned printers as well as
beginners are encouraged to take this class.


Collograph is a unique process that combines the
sculptural elements of mixed media with printmaking.  The plates not only
produce interesting patterns and embossments in print, they also become
beautiful objects in their own right.  An incredibly inexpensive and easy method
to learn, collography can be done with or without a press, in the Printshop or
at home.

Origami, the art
of paper folding, is beautiful and timeless, thanks to its simplicity. After
all, there is only one way to fold a piece of paper. Yet within that single fold
is a universe of possibilities. With every variation of a fold, a new shape
emerges. In a common sheet of paper, there exists the notion of a flower, the
thought of a fish, and the dream of a bird.


Students will
learn how to make paper from pulp, and several ways to transform the fresh
sheets into pieces of art. Learn the technique of basic sheet formation with a
vat of pulp and a mould and deckle, and options for pressing and drying your
paper. Pigmented paper pulp can also make imagery that is actually part of the
paper. Experiment with pulp painting methods such as direct painting, collage
inclusions, stencils, and other techniques. Make as many pulp paintings and
sheets as there is time for. No papermaking experience required.

Introduction to Silkscreen – 1 Day

Screenprinting is
a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood,
and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting
cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on
and we’ll show you how it’s done.

Introduction to Intaglio

From basic mark-making to proper press operation, this
class offers an introduction to intaglio printing using traditional grounds and
resists.  We will etch copper plates in ferric chloride solution.  Plate
preparation, ink mixing and application, wiping, paper tearing, and registration
will be covered in the course of the three week workshop.  Students’ particular
interests can determine the direction of the demonstrations, and there will be
time for each participant to work on individual projects.

Screenprinting is
a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood,
and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting
cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on
and we’ll show you how it’s done. This course provides a comprehensive
introduction to screen printing in two sessions. Participants will design,
print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″.  The
first class will be dedicated to designing and creating stencils by hand or with
the laser copier.  Participants spend the second class learning proper printing
techniques and registration, and troubleshooting.  The workshop will end with a
print exchange.

Fine detail and embossment make for stunning,
professional-quality business cards, invitations, announcements, and labels.
Print your favorite poem by hand-setting lead type one letter at a time; make a
poster or a broadside; or transfer your line drawings to a photo-polymer plate
for editioning.  This course will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress,
from lead type and linotype to polymer plate printing, including basic file prep
using Adobe software.

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RISD – Call for Fashion Models

April 16th, 2014

There will be a Model Call held on Thursday, April 17th from 7-9pm at the RISD Market House on
the corner of College Street and North Main Street. Please email apparel@risd.edu if you have any questions.
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April 15th, 2014

Location: Newport RI
Start Date:
Part Time

Job Description
At Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center we value teamwork, so you will be cross-trained to work at concessions and ticket sales, and if you have the right aptitude and attitude, learn to work in the projection booth.
You will greet customers, complete cash and credit card transactions, keep the box office clean and well organized, change lobby signage and poster boxes, and be responsible for the security of box office cash and tickets. You will prepare and serve popcorn, beverages and other specialty items, pour wine and beer (you must be TIPS certified), perform inventory counts and replenish stock, and maintain the cleanliness of the concessions area, including the popcorn machine and other equipment, counters, shelves, floor and display cases.  You will perform daily opening and closing operational duties, help keep the lobby, theater and bathrooms tidy and clean, and assist with other maintenance and infrastructure projects as needed to help ensure our smooth operations.
- To qualify for this position, you must be willing to commit to working weekend,evening and holiday shifts.
- Excellent customer service skills; retail experience preferred but not required; proficiency with social media a plus.
- Good verbal communication skills as well as math and cash-handling aptitude.
- Friendly and energetic demeanor, with the ability to stay calm and move quickly during busy times; Self starter with the ability to stay productive during slower times.
-  Strong work ethic, with a can-do attitude; desire to work as part of a team; flexible and capable of multi-tasking under pressure.
- Capable of standing, walking, twisting, bending and climbing stairs on a frequent basis; able to lift 50 lbs.
- Access to reliable transportation to downtown Newport; regular access to email and the internet.
- All Crew Members must be TIPS Certified to serve alcohol in Rhode Island. If hired, you will be required to obtain online certification at your own cost (approx $40 online course) prior to commencing work at JPT.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, including references, to jobs@janepickens.com.

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Providence Singers Offer Special Discount for Local Artists and Arts Administrators to their April 26/27 concert

April 14th, 2014


Special offer for local artists and administrators – 50% off general admission!  All American, April 26 & 27

The Providence Singers is pleased to offer you concert tickets for $14 (half off the regular $28) for our upcoming concert, All American, April 26 in Providence and April 27 in Westerly.

Please call the Singers office (401-751-5700) to receive your specially priced general admission tickets. This offer is available by phone only, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.
All American will feature the rich sounds of choral singing, including works by Norwegian-American composer, Ola Gjeilo, the ever-loved Morten Lauridsen, and the inspiring Stephen Paulus. Another concert highlight is the world première of Bears by Boston composer,  Elena Ruehr, commissioned by the Providence Singers. Please join us for this uplifting singing experience!



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RISD’s First Black Graduate, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet,

April 11th, 2014

RISD’s First Black Graduate, Nancy Elizabeth Prophet,
Examined through Three Exciting Programs

“Cutting Stone: The Art and Life of Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, RI Black Sculptress,” examines Rhode Island School of Design’s first Black graduate in a series of three events.
Sunday, April 13, 2:00pm, RISD Museum, 20 North Main Street, Providence, Power Street, Providence, Prominent actress Sylvia Ann Soares portrays Prophet sharing entries from her stunning 1920s Paris diaries. “Calm Assurance and Savage Pleasure” is a unique window into a Black female expatriate’s life in France during the Roaring Twenties. Followed by a gallery talk on RISD Museum’s three Prophet sculptures.

Thursday, April 17, 5:00pm, John Brown House, 52 Power Street, Providence, Opening reception: “Delicious Sensations of Rightness: Nancy Elizabeth Prophet, RI Black Artist.” The landmark interactive exhibit showcases never-before-seen art, photographs and memorabilia belonging to Prophet.
Friday, April 18, 5:00pm, Providence Athenaeum, 251 Benefit Street, Providence, well-known Providence art dealer Catherine Little Bert discusses Prophet’s sculptures in the market place, their rarity and desirability for private collectors, galleries and museums.
All events are free and open to the public, funded by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and sponsored by Opera Providence.
Nancy Elizabeth Prophet (1890-1960) was born in Warwick, RI. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Design as its first student of color in 1918. Moving to Paris in 1922, where she remained for a decade, she studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts perfecting her artistry as a sculptress. Returning to the US, she exhibited at the Newport Art Museum, where she won best in show in 1932, and at Providence Public Library in 1945. An active participant in the Harlem Renaissance, she was an influential educator at Spelman College, a historically Black college in Atlanta. Few of her sculptures survive: three at the RISD Museum, two at the RI Black Heritage Society, and one at the Whitney Museum. According to project director Ray Rickman, “Prophet is one of those great Rhode Island icons that time and historians have mostly forgotten. This project reintroduces her to the public in new and exciting ways.”
Contact: Ray Rickman, Project Director: (401) 421-0606; rickman@rickmangroup.com

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Providence Singers Seeks Executive Director, Full-time position

April 10th, 2014

ORGANIZATION: Providence Singers

POSITION: Executive Director, Full-time position

REPORTS TO: Board of Trustees

LOCATION: East Providence, RI

WEBSITE: www.providencesingers.org

TO APPLY:     Email cover letter & resume to info@providencesingers.org and please  include “Executive Director Application” in the subject line.

Founded in 1971-72, the Providence Singers is a thriving choral arts organization presenting choral performances of distinction to connect singers, listeners,
performers, and composers in creative exploration of the choral art. The ensemble performs diverse choral works to preserve the choral tradition and
extends that tradition by commissioning and performing new compositions. Through concerts and recordings, and by fostering the musical growth of its
membership and young singers, The Singers sparks creative connections that nurture lifelong choral singing and civic engagement.
The Providence Singers seeks a dynamic, strategic leader who is passionate about the choral arts. Working closely with the Board of Trustees and Artistic Director, the Executive Director will help set the future direction for the Providence Singers, ensuring the organization maintains its core values of excellence, engagement, education and innovation. The
Executive Director will be a spokesperson for the Providence Singers, serving alongside the Artistic Director as a key point of contact for major funders, partners, political leaders, board members and the community at large.



The Executive Director of the Providence Singers serves as the chief executive officer and hands-on manager of the organization. The Executive Director works in partnership with the Artistic Director and volunteers to provide leadership and overall direction for the organization in accordance with the long term direction and mission articulated by the Board of Trustees.


The ideal candidate’s prior experience should indicate the characteristics and skills to accomplish the following:


  • Vision: Along with the Artistic Director, lead the Providence Singers, its board, members, stakeholders, community members, staff and volunteers in executing the Providence Singers vision and mission.
  • Program: Develop, execute and monitor concert and educational program plans in collaboration with staff and volunteers.
  • Fundraising: Serve as chief fundraising officer. Increase philanthropic support for the Providence Singers in an extremely competitive fundraising environment;
    proactively cultivate, solicit and steward new and potential individual and institutional donors to provide general operating support. Conduct grant
    research; match funders with projects, write, submit and track grants.
  • Finance/Business Management: Manage business functions of the organization including budget development, tracking and reporting, venue negotiations, partner and artistic contracts, service contracts, payroll, and financial reviews.
  • Board Development: Be the key partner and liaison to the Board of Trustees regarding vision, strategy, finances, operations, financial resource development and organizational
    planning/progress; attract Trustees committed to supporting the Providence Singers and its mission.



The ideal candidate will be an arts administrator with a passion for the choral arts in a community setting. Given the size of the organization, the Executive
Director must be comfortable as a hands-on operations manager involved in transactional day to day activities while also serving as the executive leader in the
. Specifically, the Executive Director must:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a particular ability to engage a range of stakeholders.
  • Possess exemplary written skills and grant writing experience.
  • Have strong strategic thinking and planning skills.
  • Working knowledge of marketing principles and practices.
  • Fundraising experience including work with direct mail campaigns, major gifts and grants.
  • Be an experienced administrator with the ability to execute on tasks and provide leadership for the Providence Singers program
    and business operations.
  • Be a passionate advocate for the Providence Singers and all its programs with funders, partners, board members, chorus
    members, volunteers, staff and audience.
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The Avenue Concept Seeks Development Manager

April 10th, 2014

Development Manager
Organization: The Avenue Concept
Location: Providence
Salary: DOE
Start Date: June 1, 2014
Full Time

Job Description
The Avenue Concept
Position Description: Development Manager

Reporting to the Founding Director (FD), the Development Manager (DM) will be responsible for creating and implementing the fundraising and promotional strategies for The Avenue Concept (TAC). A new full-time position for this emerging organization, the DM will help to leverage key funding relationships, identify corporate and foundation sponsors, individual donors and other relevant funding sources, write grants, and implement donor campaigns, direct solicitations, and annual fund development activities in support of the mission and vision of TAC. Other key responsibilities will include creating systems, developing public relations communications and materials, and marketing and branding efforts. Qualified part-time applicants will be considered.


Infrastructure and Systems
• Provide direct support to Founding Director (FD), as needed, to advance strategic programming and operational goals and objectives of TAC
• Draft and finalize a wide range of documents including original materials, Board and advisory council documents and formal correspondence on behalf of the FD
• Conduct research and utilize existing data to identify TAC’s target audience(s), demographic, role and significance in neighborhood and community
• Compose TAC’s objectives and “elevator pitch” based on research and the mission and vision of the organization
• Create development office infrastructure including office systems to support all development projects and operations
• Manage donor database systems, gift record-keeping, and gift processing activities
• Develop and manage individual, corporate, foundation, and government reporting systems
• Develop and coordinate all activities associated with this newly established position
• Work with General Manager to maintain reporting systems and accuracy

Development and Fundraising
• Originate and implement a sustainable development strategy to support the current and ongoing financial needs of TAC, including fundraising activities, annual giving strategies, and special projects
• Identify appropriate foundation and government grant opportunities, local and national
• Write grant proposals
• Manage annual giving campaign, including board member contributions and pledge reminders
• Support TAC’s development efforts to establish a public art fund
• Coordinate information (budgets, materials, reports) to support grant requests and reporting
• Lead the production of special letters, gift acknowledgments, and other donor communications
• Create monthly and annual fundraising reports
• Produce general content for website

Marketing and Public Relations
• Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations plan and communication materials that promote participation in, appreciation for, and understanding of TAC’s mission and vision

• Minimum BA degree in relevant field, Master’s degree preferred
• 3-5 years nonprofit development/fundraising management experience. Established donor relations preferable
• Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new funding sources
• Demonstrated successful grant writing experience
• Proven track record of achieving revenue targets
• Experience with start-up practices and procedures required; understanding of best practices related to development and fundraising for nonprofits essential
• Strong verbal communications skills and demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically with broad understanding of strategic development
• Demonstrated public relations experience
• Must be an adaptable, very personable, articulate and highly-motivated professional
• High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexible, team player, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative.
• Excellent computer literacy and experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and fundraising data base programs. Experience with social media platforms.
How to Apply
Send resume and cover letter to yarrow@theavenueconcept.com

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Get a Room! 7th Annual Governors Island Art Fair

April 10th, 2014

4heads/Governors Island Art Fair
Deadline: 06/02/14

Take your Art on an exotic island get-away in New York Harbor this fall.  For free!

4heads is seeking independent artists worldwide working in all disciplines to apply for the 2014 Governors Island Art Fair – New York’s Largest Independent Exhibition. More than 100 artists of exceptional talent will be chosen to show their art (in a room of their own) this September amongst the sprawling landmark architecture of historic Governors Island. Founded by 4heads, a group of New York artists, this event champions a new model for art fairs by putting the artists and the visitors first. The artists’ exhibition space is free. Admission to the fair is free.

Deadline for Submission: June 2, 2014

Fair Dates: Every Weekend in September 2014

Application: Online submission form at www.4heads.org

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Apply to the Innovation Lab by May 30!

April 10th, 2014

Are you a performing arts or arts service organization seeking a new,  strategic response to a complex challenge? Eight organizations from across the country will be selected for two final rounds of our Innovation Lab, our 16-month-long immersion programs for arts and arts service organizations seeking to uncover adaptive responses to their most complex challenges.

Selected organizations will form a core Innovation Team, attend a 5-day residential retreat to accelerate their projects, and each receive $30,000 in change capital (plus $9,000 in unrestricted funds) to support the prototyping and evaluation of their strategies before fully launching them.
These programs are designed and managed by EmcArts, and made possible with the generous support of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). Download the press release.
Round 9 of the Innovation Lab for the Performing Arts is open to nonprofit producing and presenting organizations in theater, modern or
contemporary dance, and jazz (including multidisciplinary college-based presenters). Download the RFP for Round 9.
Round 2 of the Innovation Lab for Arts Development Agencies is open to organizations that provide services in support of the ongoing development of an arts discipline, a particular area of arts activities, and/or its organizations and practitioners. These agencies must serve individuals or organizations in the disciplines of theater, modern and contemporary dance, jazz, or multidisciplinary arts. Download the RFP for Round 2.
The deadline for proposals to both rounds of the Innovation Labs is Friday,  May 30, 2014.
Learn more
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AS220 Media Arts will host “From the Edge: Documentary Photography Now”, a panel discussion

April 9th, 2014

“From the Edge: Documentary Photography Now”, a panel discussion on the state of documentary photography, on Wednesday, April 16th, from 7-9pm at Aurora Providence. Free Admission. This talk will feature photographers Huáscar Robles, Miguel Rosario, and Mary Beth Meehan, moderated by Marc Levitt, host and co-executive producer of the Action Speaks! live radio forum. The discussion will center on the role of photography as a tool for documentation, the role of the photographer, and the opportunities and challenges presented by new technologies. Huáscar captured a critical moment in Haiti, with a journalistic eye, while Miguel documented the daily life of people in the Dominican Republic as someone who belongs to its cultural diaspora. Mary Beth is an experienced documentary photographer and a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design; bringing an additional academic perspective to the conversation on culture and photography.

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Studio space for rent in Warren, RI

April 9th, 2014

Warren RI. Large space available in an industrial building 2nd floor. Beautiful location right on the Warren River. 10 foot high ceilings, windows (north light). Two other artists and one part time (6 mos) artist share the studio. The available space for rent is 800 square feet. Available May 1st.  No “fire” allowed in the studio so no torches, kilns etc. Very reasonable rent with utilities included. Contact Mark Wholey 401 241 5947 or Diana Cole 617-835-5716

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Pawtucket Arts Festival Seeks Festival Director

April 8th, 2014


The Pawtucket Arts Festival is seeking a Festival Director.  This six-month position will be responsible for the managing all aspects of the annual Pawtucket Arts Festival.

For details and to submit a formal bid proposal go to http://www.pawtucketri.com/documents/purchasing/14-017.pdf

The position of the Arts Festival Director is calls for an individual with exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills who can function as an effective and inspirational leader. The position requires someone who combines outstanding ability as a collaborator and problem-solver with a keen sense of the nuances of managing multiple relationships within the context of community and consensus building.



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May 15 Deadline for Grants To Improve Accessibility

April 7th, 2014

2014 Access for All Abilities
Mini-Grant Opportunity

Click here for complete details and online grant application.



The Sherlock Center, in partnership with VSA Arts of Rhode Island, is in its sixth year of the Access for All Abilities Mini-Grant initiative. To date, the Sherlock Center has awarded 22 businesses and organizations a total of $47,500.


The grant program’s purpose is to increase access for people with disabilities to social, leisure, recreational and cultural activities offered to the public by Rhode Island businesses and organizations.


AAA Grant applicants must be businesses or organizations currently offering social, leisure, recreational, and/or cultural activities to the general public in Rhode Island. Non-profit organizations, businesses, city or town government agencies, which serve the general public, are encouraged to apply.However, entities, organizations, or programs whose primary missions are disability-focused are not eligible for AAA grants.

About Us
Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities
Rhode Island College
600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
(401) 456-8072



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Warwick Art Museum Call for Artwork – Juror, Dominic Molon

April 7th, 2014

Announcing “Visual Rhythms” Exhibit (A Show of Art about Music)
WMOA is seeking dynamic artwork that reflects the lyrical, colorful, and sensual connections between art, movement, and music. The theme can be interpreted literally (subjects like dance, music, movement) or abstractly (through composition and medium) so we can showcase as many many mediums as posible. This exhibit runs from April 29 – June 14, 2014. All pieces exhibited at WMOA will be for sale.

Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art at the RISD Museum.

Two “Excellence Awards” will be presented for $200.00 each; non-cash Honorable Mentions will also be presented. We reserve the right to add prizes if needed.

An Artist Reception will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This show is open to artists working in all mediums who live in New England and students who are currently enrolled in undergrad or graduate art studies in New England. Works must be original, available for purchase, and completed during the last 12 months; previously submitted works will not be accepted.

Entry Fee
$15 for one image. $40 for up to 3 images. Students in accredited college art programs can deduct $5 from fees when valid student ID is presented. Payments can be made by check (payable to WMOA) or by phone with VISA or MasterCard. All payments are non-refundable and due at the time of submission.

Professional presentation is required: all works must be securely wired and ready to hang; artworks with clips, sawtooth hangers, or loops will not be accepted for this exhibition.

‰ 3 pieces maximum; 24” x 30” is the maximum size including frame.
‰ Judging will be done from digital files submitted electronically to simone@warwickmuseum.org with
VISUAL RHYTHMS in the subject line.
‰ JPEGS must be 72 dpi with 1920 pixels on longest dimension. Each .JPEG should include title of the
artwork only.
‰ Artist Statement for the gallery book (200 words maximum, in MS Word .doc format only).

Entry Deadline: “Artwork Entry Form” and .jpegs must be emailed to Program Director Simone Spruce-Torres (simone@warwickmuseum.org) by Friday, April 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Notification of Acceptance:
Friday, Apr. 18, 2014. Notification will be made by email only; do not call the office.

Drop Off for Accepted Work
Wednesday, April 23, 2014: 2:00 – 5:00pm   and   Thursday, April 24, 2014: 2:00 –5:00pm

Pick Up for Accepted Work
Tuesday, June 17, 2014:  2:00 – 5:00pm   and   Wednesday, June 18, 2014:  2:00 –5:00pm

Simone Spruce-Torres, Program Director, Simone@warwickmuseum.org (Subj: Visual Rhythms), (401) 737 – 0010

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Riverzedge Arts Community Education and Outreach Street Team Member

April 7th, 2014

Location: Woonsocket RI
Salary: Up to $20 /hr
Start Date: 5/1/2014
Part Time

Job Description
This is a part-time position working as part of a team responsible for creating and delivering Seat Belt Safety campaigns targeting and tailored for a variety of audiences. Street Team members will perform, lead workshops, exhibit at events, and otherwise engage in fun and inviting education and outreach to area schools, at special events, summer time markets, and other venues as appropriate. Working as part of a larger, coordinated public education campaign, Street Team members also are responsible for engaging the public in surveys and tracking interactions and other data as needed.

Street Team members must be able to work collaboratively as a team, be creative thinkers, outgoing, energetic and friendly. Members must be able to work flexible hours, including some weekends. Members must not be afraid to talk to strangers and have a sense of humor in our efforts to get the word out about seat belts and child safety seats!

How to Apply
E-mail resume and cover letter to brad@riverzedgearts.org

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design/build camp for high schoolers

April 7th, 2014
DownCity Design is offering a 6-week summer design/build camp for high schoolers from across RI interested in architecture,
design, construction and / or community service. We’ll be working together to design and build something amazing for the city of Providence… and having a ton of fun while we’re at it. You can check out more details and apply online at:
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Two Design Educator Jobs at DCD

April 7th, 2014

DCD/PCTA Summer Design Educator
Organization: DownCity Design
Location: Providence
Salary: $18-22/hour, depending on experience
Start Date: July 7 – August 15, 2014 (6 weeks)

Job Description
The DownCity Design / PCTA Summer Design Studio is a unique collaborative summer program for PCTA (Providence Career and Technical Academy) high school students. DownCity Design (DCD) instructors and staff will work together with PCTA teachers and administrators to design and deliver a 6-week experience that will get students excited about learning, provide concrete STEM and ELA skills, and empower youth to make an impact on their community. Students will work together to articulate an issue in their school or community, identify an appropriate site for intervention, and design and build a small-scale structure that addresses that issue and improves the neighborhood.
DownCity Design is searching for an experienced Design Educator to lead daily design classes as part of the Summer Design Academy. This teacher will partner with another Design Educator from DownCity Design and Math and English Language Arts teachers from PCTA to create and implement project-based curricula that support PCTA youth in designing and building a structure to improve Providence. The two DCD Design Instructors co-lead a 1 hour design challenge each morning and a 30 min reflection at the end of each day; each instructor also leads a 2-hour “Build It!” class each day.
Location: Providence Career and Technical Academy (41 Fricker Street, Providence)
Dates and Times: July 7 – August 15, 2014 (6 weeks); M-F 8:30-4 pm
Compensation: $18-22/hour, depending on experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Summer Design Studio Educators will be expected to:
• Work cooperatively with academic instructors to develop new curriculum.
• Prepare daily lesson plans and reflect on their success with the team in weekly debriefs.
• Attend 12-20 hours of pre-summer training and planning sessions.
• Help develop assessment tools to track student outcomes (pre-and post-tests)
• Assist with classroom management and behavioral issues.
• Perform other responsibilities, as needed, to help the program run smoothly.

Qualified candidates will have:
• Solid design skills and experience with design/build projects
• Comfort with construction techniques and safe tool use
• Teaching experience (ideally working with middle or high school students)
• Strong curriculum design skills
• Openness to creative collaboration and working as a team
• Excitement about project-based learning and social practice
• The ability to commit time to attend the trainings and planning meetings
Job Title: DCD/PCTA Summer Teaching Assistant
Organization: DownCity Design
Location: Providence
Salary: $12-14/hour, depending on experience
Start Date: July 7 – August 15, 2014 (6 weeks)

Job Description
The DownCity Design / PCTA Summer Design Studio is a unique collaborative summer program for PCTA (Providence Career and Technical Academy) high school students. DownCity Design (DCD) instructors and staff will work together with PCTA teachers and administrators to design and deliver a 6-week experience that will get students excited about learning, provide concrete STEM and ELA skills, and empower youth to make an impact on their community. Students will work together to articulate an issue in their school or community, identify an appropriate site for intervention, and design and build a small-scale structure that addresses that issue and improves the neighborhood.
DownCity Design is searching for a Design Teaching Assistant to assist with daily design classes as part of the Summer Design Academy. This TA will partner with two Design Educators from DownCity Design and two Math and English Language Arts teachers from PCTA to implement project-based curricula that support PCTA youth in designing and building a structure to improve Providence. The Design Teaching Assistant will provide support for our instructors throughout the day by assisting students throughout the design and build process, and overseeing students during lunchtime, breaks, and field trips.
Location: Providence Career and Technical Academy (41 Fricker Street, Providence)
Dates and Times: July 7 – August 15, 2014 (6 weeks); M-F 8:30-4 pm
Compensation: $12-14/hour, depending on experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Summer Design Studio Teaching Assistant will be expected to:
• Participate in all mandatory planning and debrief meetings.
• Assist with instruction for each class, working one-on-one with students to support their learning.
• Monitor the use of proper safety techniques when students are using tools and equipment.
• Assist with preparing classrooms for each day’s activities.
• Maintain storage and upkeep of class supplies and equipment, and make sure the classrooms are left clean at the end of each day.
• Help to oversee breakfast, lunch and “down time” activities, as well as Friday field trips and Friday afternoon group time.
• Track student attendance
• Perform other responsibilities, as needed, to help the program run smoothly.

Qualified candidates will have:
• Solid design skills and preferably experience with design/build projects
• Comfort with construction techniques and safe tool use
• Experience working with middle or high school students
• Openness to creative collaboration and working as a team
• Excitement about project-based learning and social practice
• The ability to commit time to attend the trainings and planning meetings

How to Apply
Hiring decisions will be made on a rolling basis, please submit your application right away if interested. Please send a resume and cover letter to Joshua Lantzy, Program Director, at joshua@downcitydesign.org. No phone calls, please.
DownCity Design is a design education organization that creates hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for Providence youth. In our programs, young people design and build solutions to improve their schools or communities. Our mission is to introduce youth to the tools of Design Thinking by actively involving them in reimagining our cityscape. Learn more about our work at: www.downcitydesign.org

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