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ImProv Performance at Southside Cultural Center

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

August / agosto 19 • 8:00 PM

Southside CulturalCenter of Rhode Island

393 Broad St. Providence, RI 02907

Are YOU interested in participating in this intensive Improv workshop and performance? We still have some scholarships, so please let me know by Thursday, August 16th. Participation will include an intensive 2-hour workshop, practice time with participants, dinner and ending with a performance. The value of this experience, normally offered by PIG in as part of their series of workshops, is $150. RILA will pay that cost for those who wish to participate.

For more information contact Marta V. Martinez  of RILatinoArts  at marta@rilatinoarts.org

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AUDITIONS for the PROVIDENCE SINGERS will be held by appointment on August 17.

Friday, August 4th, 2017

Seeking experienced choral singers to join us for our exciting 46th season with works for chorus and orchestra, led by Artistic Director Christine Noel.

Rehearsals are held at the RI Philharmonic Music School on Tuesday evenings beginning in September.

Full season repertoire includes Handel’s Messiah with the RI Philharmonic; Purcell’s “Come Ye Sons of Art” and other Baroque works; Evocative works inspired by nature; Opera choruses.

For more info: http://www.providencesingers.org/About06/Auditions.php.

To schedule, email: chorus@providencesingers.org

 

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The Summer/Fall 2017 Weld to Work programs- Application deadline is Monday, August 7, 2017

Friday, July 14th, 2017

The Steel Yard is excited to announce the release of the application to the Summer/Fall 2017 Weld to Work programs, application needs to be filled out and sent to the Steelyard by Monday August 7th.

As an overview: The Steel Yard is located just outside of Olneyville near Eagle Square. We are an industrial arts facility that runs welding-based job training programs among many other things. Our exploratory job-training program teaches up to 8 participants at a time the foundational welding and fabrication skills necessary to get a entry-level welding/fabrication/manufacturing job or to be better prepared for a more intensive educational program elsewhere. Participants practice these skills on creative-based real contracted work which will be installed into surrounding communities. Our program also has a heavy emphasis on the soft skills necessary to get and maintain any job including professionalism, timeliness, team work and self-reliance. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are paid a $100 stipend for their time and work (please note that participants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. in order to receive this stipend). While we cannot guarantee job placement after program completion, we do work hard to find jobs and other opportunities for those we can. We actively attempt hire qualified graduates as both short-term Teaching Assistants in our open enrollment department and fabricators for our Public Project department as well as encourage applicants to think about applying to positions at our many partner businesses and further educational programs.

This season we will be running two one-week long intensive programs on August 21st to August 25th and August 28th to September 1. Each week runs Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Applications for these programs are due by Monday August 7th. Once we receive the application we call every applicant for a brief phone interview. Participants are chosen based on need, their desire to make the most of the program, the quality of the phone interview and their ability to attend all day every day of the program. We can provide RIPTA bus passes for those who demonstrate need. Successful graduates will also be encouraged to apply to Weld to Work 2.0, which will be filled with successful graduates from these one-week programs. Weld to Work 2.0 will be held in October/November and will an opportunity for participants to work on more public projects, learn more industrial skills, go on tours of local industrial facilities and gain both a soft-skills certificate as well as an OSHA-10 certificate.

Participants must be 18 years old or older- For more information contact Margo Karoff-Hunger, Workforce Coordinator
at The Steel Yard, 27 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI 02909 at (phone ) 401-273-7101 and (fax) 401-273-7105 or visit www.thesteelyard.org

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CALL FOR EXHIBITS – MICHIGAN MEDICINE, No Fee To Apply

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The Gifts of Art program is seeking submissions for solo and group exhibitions for the 2017/18 exhibit year.  One of the first and most comprehensive arts in healthcare programs in the US, Gifts of Art brings the world of art and music to Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan.  Nine 2-D and 3-D galleries throughout the medical center are viewed by approximately 10,000 people a day and display over 30 exhibits a year.  At the dynamic intersection of arts and medicine, Gifts of Art serves a diverse community of patients, families, visitors, faculty, staff and students.  For more information about the Gifts of Art program, please visit www.med.umich.edu/goa.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Enough artwork to fill an entire gallery
  • Resume/CV
  • A description of the exhibit
  • A minimum of 15 quality JPEG images for solo artists
  • A minimum of 24 quality JPEG images for group shows
  • No application fee


IMPORTANT DATES

  • May 15, 2017 – Application deadline for exhibit proposals
  • July 15, 2017 – Notifications sent to artists

 

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Throw Your Hat In The Ring – 2 Public Art RFQ’s In RI

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Apply to RISCA’s Request For Qualifications for public art at the RI Fire Academy in Exeter and at the RI State Police Barracks in Lincoln

For more information: https://www.callforentry.org/

The deadline for both calls is May 1, 2017.

The budget for the Fire Academy is $20,000 and budget for the Lincoln Barracks is $25,000.

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Creative Communities Exchange – Early Registration Deadline April 4, 2017

Friday, March 31st, 2017
The early registration deadline for the Creative Communities Exchange(CCX) is coming up on April 14. It’s time to secure your spot at the biennial networking event for New England leaders engaged in cultural economic development!

Here are our top 5 reasons to attend:
  1. Workshops – where else can you learn about successful arts and real estate partnershipsneighborhood revitalization projects centered around arts and culture, and creative workforce development for artists and makers with disabilities?
  2. Networking – swap business cards with leaders from arts, local government, urban planning, and economic development
  3. Large group sessions - including an interactive keynote with David Grant on how to assess your impact
  4. Celebrate the creative sector - be the first to hear findings from NEFA’s report about New England creative economy employment and toast the region’s creative enterprises, artists, and creative workers at the reception
  5. New London, CT – hear how strong partnerships fuel their creative economy and experience it for yourself with evening activities
$100 through 4.14 | $150 after
Connect with your peers, exchange ideas, and build your network at NEFA’s biennial CCX! CCX workshops share the successful strategies of creative entrepreneurs, city planners, small businesses, and the arts sector that provide actionable tools that you can execute to strengthen your own communities.

Check out the workshops for CCX 2017 where you will learn about creative economy initiatives from throughout New England.

Visit CCXNewEngland.com for directions, carpool signup, and hotel discount information.
Images: from CCX 2015 in Keene, NH; by Michael Moore.
CCX Highlight
One creative economy project and one organization is recognized at each CCX with NEFA’s Creative Economy Award. This year, the ceremony will take place during the closing lunch at the Crocker House Ballroom. The 2015 recipients wereCreative Portland and The Square One Initiative.
CONTACT
Program Director, Research and Creative Economy

 

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FringePVD 2017 Artist Application

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Please READ CAREFULLY before filling out / submitting the application
START HERE: http://fringepvd.org/2017-artist-applications.html
PARTICIPATION:

FringePVD uses a non-juried, lottery process to ensure the festival is a cross-section of all sorts of performance from Providence, Boston, New York, and beyond. WE WANT YOU TO PARTICIPATE. The more fantastic artists there are performing the bigger and better the festival will be. While we’ll do our best to have every single artist that applies in the festival, because our festival is lottery-based we cannot guarantee that everybody who applies will be able to perform.

PLEASE NOTE artists accepted into the festival will be required to pay a one-time $75 production fee to cover venue rental, technical assistance, house management, marketing/publicity, and festival services.
An important part of our mission in producing FringePVD is to create a community that provides an opportunity for the untried and the untested, as well as a gathering place for lively discussion and interaction among artists and audience.
APPLICATIONS:

$35 Early Bird Applications will be accepted from January 15-February 28, 2017.
$55 Regular Applications will be accepted from March 1-April 1, 2017.

There are two steps which must BOTH be completed in order to successfully apply for FringePVD:

•ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: The first step is to submit the Online Application Form, by answering a series of questions about your specific project.

•PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEE ONLINE: Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee, paid via our PayPal system. Upon successful submission of the Online Application Form, you will be redirected to YOUR SPECIFIC LINK to pay the Application Fee for the application you just submitted. It is important to complete this second step as soon as possible following the submission of your online application.

All applications and fees must be received on or before the due date for Early Bird (February 28) or Regular (April 1) applications.

 

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Call For Artists – Art Of The Arbor, Newport, RI

Friday, March 31st, 2017

During the week of April 21st-29th the Newport Arboretum is hosting the annual Newport Arboretum Week. The week is packed with activities throughout Newport that celebrate its beautiful trees. Newport Art House has been asked to put together an exhibit with the theme “Art of the Arbor” at a staffed room in the Elks Lodge.

Your work is welcome to be for sale; no commission or fees are involved.

All proceeds go to you!

Electronic submissions of interest are due by Friday April 14th (link below), notifications of acceptance will be sent out by Monday April 17th and works are due to be dropped off at Newport location on Wednesday April 19th. Works come down on April 27th.

We encourage established and new artists alike to submit work that relates to trees, wood, the feeling it gives you, or any other loosely associated piece that we can tie to the importance of trees, forests, wildlife, and the natural environment.

For more information: http://newportarthouse.org/arboretum-week-art-exhibit/

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Call to Artists- Wickford Art Festival

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

WICKFORD ART FESTIVAL

JULY 8 & 9, 2017

 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:  April 15, 2017

Artists are invited to submit works of fine art to the 55th Wickford Art Festival, which takes place in the historic, coastal, village of Wickford RI.  Types of work accepted as fine art includes paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. All work must be original and any reproductions must be signed and numbered. Mass produced prints are not accepted. An application may be downloaded at www.wickfordart.org (Click on Festival then Applications on left).

 

The Wickford Art Festival is the longest running outdoor fine art festival in New England.  Sunshine Artist Magazine has rated it #17 in the USA. The Providence Journal has rated it as the third largest tourist attraction in state of Rhode Island. Harris Poll has placed the festival as one of their top 100 in the country.

 

If you need additional information  please email: wickfordartfestival@gmail.com or phone us at 401-294-6840.

 

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Art Connection – Rhode Island

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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Arts Opportunities

Thursday, March 16th, 2017


ArtPlace America, 2/14 to 2/17/2017

National Creative Placemaking Fund is a collaboration of national and regional foundations working to include art and culture as a core element of local planning and development. Eligible: Individuals and organizations in the US. There are geographic priorities. Awards: $50,000 to $500,000

National Endowment for the Humanities, 4/12/2017
Fellowships support production of articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication are also available. Eligible: Researchers, teachers, and writers. Awards: $25,200 to $50,400

National Endowment for the Arts, 4/13/2017
Challenge America grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $10,000 to $50,000

National Endowment for the Humanities, 5/2/2017
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions supports special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects and digital materials. Eligible: Government, academia, nonprofits Awards: Up to $6,000

National Endowment for the Arts, 5/4/2017
Art Works: Creativity Connects grants support collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors, specifically: Agriculture, Business and Economic Development, Science, Technology, Healthcare, Community Education, Environment, Military, and Transportation. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $20,000 to $100,000

Princess Grace Foundation, 6/12/2017
Accepting applications for student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. Eligible: full-time or matriculated student s who have not yet completed his or her film; have completed at least one film as a director; and is the director of the proposed film project. Awards: Scholarship for the film budget.

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 9/19/2017
The annual fellowship program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and/or creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions. Eligible: Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Awards: The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

American Academy in Rome, 11/12/2017
The Rome prize is awarded annually to artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. Eligible: US citizens  Awards: Each winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half-term and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. Winners of the Two-Year fellowships receive $28,000 annually.

Surdna Foundation, No deadline for Letters of Inquiry
The Foundation offers grants to organizations that believe communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. The Thriving Cultures Program seeks to create just and sustainable communities in four ways: cultural advancement, educational development, community engaged design, and social change. Eligible: U.S. Nonprofits Awards: Not specified.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, No Deadline
The foundation welcomes applications year-round from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a period of a year and will be considered for all legitimate expenditures relating to professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. Eligible: Visual artists. Awards: The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

Japan Foundation; Deadline: 3 months before project starts
This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Eligible: Eastern US nonprofits Awards: Up to $5,000

Fender Music Foundation, No Deadline
Eligible: Nonprofit music instruction programs Awards: The Foundation is currently awarding acoustic, bass and electric guitars and the equipment necessary to play them. String, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and keyboards are sometimes available.

Classics4Kids Foundation, 6/30/2017; quarterly
If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program. Eligible: Nonprofits and schools

 

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Call for Artists: Mobile public art project

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

CareLink is seeking an artist to create a mobile public art project that will be executed with participation from elderly clients/residents or staff at 32 CareLink-member sites around Rhode Island.   The artwork will be used to commemorate the organization’s 20th anniversary and 20 years of collaboration.   The final project will need to be completed by August 1st, 2017 and needs to be mobile and easily transportable so that it can be installed in public spaces, including (but not limited to) nursing homes, senior centers, hospitals, and public libraries.  All mediums will be considered.  Please submit letter of intent and qualifications by May 1 to:

Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO

CareLink

One Virginia Avenue

Providence, RI 02905

Eligibility: resident American or legal resident artist

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Budget: $10,000

For More Information: contact jkwiatkowski@carelinkcollaborative.org

About Us: Founded in 1997, CareLink is a non-profit network of partners collaborating to ensure high-quality health care for the adult communities we serve.  Our providers meet specific quality and service standards and comprise the full network of care so that clients can safely and appropriately access the right services and supports when it matters most.  CareLink engages in strategic partnerships, utilizing our experience and innovative programming to better manager certain illnesses and conditions and integrate primary, acute, and community care.  Well-position in the long-term and community care industry with a reputation for being smart, responsive and capable, CareLink is a trusted partner in managing complex client cases throughout the network.  To learn more, visit CareLinkCollaborative.org.

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Call for artists: art to illustrate “the transformative manifestations of neurometabolic disorders”

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

CALL FOR ENTRY
Click here for a copy of the prospectus and application form.

The CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders) Symposium Exhibit: The intersection of Art, Science and Medicine is the focus of this call to artists. The primary goal is to illustrate in visual form the transformative manifestations of neurometabolic disorders. The inspiration comes from Petra M. Klinge, M.D., Director of the Annual CSF Disorders Symposium, which is co-sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Exhibition: June 16 – August 30

Application deadline: Saturday, April 1

Jury notification (by email): Friday, April 28

Delivery of work: Monday, June 12, 10am – 1pm

Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Award: 1–2 artists will be selected for a 2-person exhibit at the Warren Alpert Medical School

 

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LandLab Residency – Deadline March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

LandLab is a unique artist residency program that operates on multiple platforms: artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. A joint project of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), LandLab offers resources and space on our 340-acre wooded property for visual artists to engage audiences in the processes of ecological stewardship through scientific investigation and artistic creation.

The Schuylkill Center is pleased to offer the LandLab residency to artists again in 2017 in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artist (CFEVA). Applications for this unique opportunity are open now through March 15, 2017. Apply here.


The LandLab residency invites professional artists to create projects which operate on the platforms of artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. Improving the health of our environment is one of the greatest challenges the world faces today. In an effort to create innovative solutions, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) will work with a panel to select 3 artists or artist teams to work with members of the environmental community (ecologists, educators, restoration professionals) to create innovative, engaging works focusing on solutions to ecological challenges faces in the Philadelphia region.

The Schuylkill Center inspires meaningful connections between people and nature by using our forests and fields as a living laboratory. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists provides career development services for professional visual artists, helps artists reach their audiences, and promotes interest in and understanding of the visual arts among citizens of the Philadelphia region. Together and through this first residency of its kind in Philadelphia, we invite artists to engage audiences in the processes of scientific investigation, artistic creation, and ecological stewardship as they create an innovative, art-based installation that prevents or remediates environmental damage.

LandLab seeks artists engaged in environmental exploration and discovery, who work well collaboratively across disciplines, have a working understanding and awareness of the ecology of Eastern Pennsylvania region, and are committed to deepening public awareness of environmental issues.

 

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2017 Public Art Network Award Nominations – Deadline 3/20

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

*        The 2017 PAN Year in Review application deadline is March 20th at 5 pm Central Time. The application can be found at publicartist.org, and more details on the program are listed at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/YIR<http://www.AmericansForTheArts.org/YIR>.

The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. Two or more public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art.

*        The PAN Annual Leadership Award nomination deadline is March 13th at 11:59 Eastern Time. Information on the award can be found at here<http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/promotion-and-recognition/awards-for-arts-achievement/annual-awards/pan-award> and the nomination form can be found at http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/promotion-and-recognition/awards-for-arts-achievement/annual-awards/annual-awards-nomination-form

Every year, the Public Art Network (PAN) Council selects and presents the PAN Award in recognition of innovative and creative contributions and/or exemplary commitment and leadership in the field of public art. It can be given to either an individual or an organization, either public or private.

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City of Pawtucket Seeks Arts Festival Director

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The Pawtucket Arts Festival produces a month long Arts Festival every September. The arts festival celebrates the arts in their many forms – dance, film, music, theatre, and visual. Festival programming encompasses emerging and established artists at performance venues and exhibit spaces throughout the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The organization is guided by a Board of Directors (5 members), with an operations team of local volunteers, with the assistance of City officials, working year round. The Pawtucket Arts Festival has operated within a balanced budget from $140,000 to $160,000) since its beginning 18 years ago. It is the goal of the Pawtucket Arts Festival is to expand appreciation for the arts and to enhance the City of Pawtucket’s reputation as a vibrant center of the arts. The organizers work to expand arts audiences in the New England region with the expectation of growth in the future, to promote the arts with our art and cultural partners throughout the festival and year-round support, and to ensure the long-term sustainability and success of the organization. This solicitation covers a one year contract, May 2017 through October 2017. The City of Pawtucket reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to extend this commitment for one (1) additional season (May 2018 to October 2018) at the pre-determined rate of $19.608 per hour.

Pawtucket Arts Festival website: https://pawtucketartsfestival.org/

For more information: smara@PAWTUCKETRI.com

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Old Slater Mill Association RFP – Videography, Editing Services

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Call to Artists Videography and Editing Services The Old Slater Mill Association (OSMA) is requesting Letters of Interest from experienced videography / editing artists, emerging or established, individual or team, to supply production services associated with an interpretive video with a manufacturing theme, incorporating images and sensations of sound. The product will be an 10 minute multiple-channel HD video that will be screened as a 10- week art installation inside the historic 1793 Old Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, situated within a National Historic Landmark District, and part of the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park. The video will be based on direction provided by an OSMA creative team. OSMA has received preliminary grant support for the creation of the exhibition, a portion of which is earmarked to support production services. OSMA will coordinate the project, convene a creative committee, and construct the exhibition and viewing infrastructure. The videography/editing contractor(s) will be responsible for production services required to capture content in the field and in multiple manufacturing environments, advising the team on pre-production and location needs, and sound and video editing post-production for final product assembly and delivery. Letters of Interest of maximum 2 to 3 pages in length must include: 1. A Statement of qualifications, relevant experience and resources 2. A Statement of your preparedness to commit to the completion of the project within eight (8) months from contract execution 3. Your proposed fees and preferred payment schedule, indicating specific milestones, with narrative explanation 4. URL link(s) to view work samples online 5. Professional references Letters of Interest may be submitted electronically to info@slatermill.org, ATTN: Lori Urso, Executive Director, or by USPS to OSMA, P.O. Box 696, Pawtucket, RI 02862-0696. Letters will be accepted through Monday, March 13, 2017 at 5 pm (EST).

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All Kinds Of Magical Arts Funding Opportunities, (Thank You, City Of Boston)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

US Department of State, 4/10/2017
Creative Arts Exchange initiatives are arts-based, international, people-to-people exchange programs. They create partnerships through artistic collaboration and professional development that enrich both the international participants and the Americans with whom they meet. Four themes: DanceMotion, USAAmerican Film ShowcaseAmerican Music Abroad, and One BeatEligible: Academia, nonprofits Awards: One cooperative agreement in each category, up to $1.75M

National Endowment for the Humanities, 4/12/2017
Fellowships support production of articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication are also available. Eligible: Researchers, teachers, and writers. Awards: $25,200 to $50,400

National Endowment for the Arts, 4/13/2017
Challenge America grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $10,000 to $50,000

National Endowment for the Humanities, 5/2/2017
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions supports special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects and digital materials. Eligible: Government, academia, nonprofits Awards: Up to $6,000

National Endowment for the Arts, 5/4/2017
Art Works: Creativity Connects grants support collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors, specifically: Agriculture, Business and Economic Development, Science, Technology, Healthcare, Community Education, Environment, Military, and Transportation. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $20,000 to $100,000

Princess Grace Foundation, 6/12/2017
Accepting applications for student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. Eligible: full-time or matriculated student s who have not yet completed his or her film; have completed at least one film as a director; and is the director of the proposed film project. Awards: Scholarship for the film budget.

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 9/19/2017
The annual fellowship program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and/or creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions. Eligible: Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Awards: The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

American Academy in Rome, 11/12/2017
The Rome prize is awarded annually to artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. Eligible: US citizens  Awards: Each winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half-term and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. Winners of the Two-Year fellowships receive $28,000 annually.

Surdna Foundation, No deadline for Letters of Inquiry
The Foundation offers grants to organizations that believe communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. The Thriving Cultures Program seeks to create just and sustainable communities in four ways: cultural advancement, educational development, community engaged design, and social change. Eligible: U.S. Nonprofits Awards: Not specified.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, No Deadline
The foundation welcomes applications year-round from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a period of a year and will be considered for all legitimate expenditures relating to professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. Eligible: Visual artists. Awards: The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

Japan Foundation; Deadline: 3 months before project starts
This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Eligible: Eastern US nonprofits Awards: Up to $5,000

Fender Music Foundation, No Deadline
Eligible: Nonprofit music instruction programs Awards: The Foundation is currently awarding acoustic, bass and electric guitars and the equipment necessary to play them. String, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and keyboards are sometimes available.

Classics4Kids Foundation, 6/30/2017; quarterly
If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program. Eligible: Nonprofits and schools

 

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Some Public Art Opportunities Brought To You By 4Culture: http://www.4culture.org/

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Seattle, WA + Center City Connector Project

The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), seeks an artist or artist team to develop site-specific, permanent artworks for four streetcar platform stations for the future Center City Connector Streetcar. The successful artwork will celebrate a sense of place, promote wayfinding, and create a visual identity for the Center City Connector. The selected artist(s) will work with SDOT and SDOT consultants from design through construction of the new streetcar line.

Eligibility: Professional artists or artist teams residing in the United States. Artists with no prior public art experience are not eligible to apply.

Deadline: February 21, 2017
Budget: $250,000
Information: www.seattle.gov/arts

Pike Township, IN + Exterior Artwork at YMCA

The Arts Council of Indianapolis, in partnership with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, requests the qualifications of artists interested in completing a permanent, exterior artwork for the new OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA. The goal of the artwork is to acknowledge the contribution of military veterans and service members to the American experience in a contemporary and imaginative way.

Eligibility: Artists and artist-led teams with all members over 18 and living in the United States are eligible to submit their qualifications.

Deadline: February 27, 2017
Budget: $100,000
Information: www.indyartsguide.org

Pasadena, CA + Glenarm Power Plant

The City of Pasadena and its Department of Water and Power are seeking an artist or artist team who can create an experiential artwork, improving the visual impact of the Glenarm Power Plant day and night, enhancing it with light, color and/or motion activated artwork. The project is intended to celebrate the entrance to Pasadena but it cannot create light pollution or a traffic distraction.

Deadline: March 06, 2017
Budget: $745,000 (Note: $5,000 will also be paid to each finalist for their design proposal)
Information: www.callforentry.org

Redmond, WA + City Artist-in-Residence

The city of Redmond is seeking an artist-in-residence who will challenge residents to become active participants in civic life and cultural advocacy. The city is interested in collaborative artists working in all mediums, with an emphasis on the participatory arts, especially those who challenge the boundaries of architecture, sculpture, performance, sound, digital, film, photography, music, painting, and drawing.

Deadline: March 14, 2017, 5:00 PM
Budget: $32,500
Information: www.redmond.gov

Memphis, TN + I Am a Man Plaza

The UrbanArt Commission and the City of Memphis are commissioning a public art installation as part of a city-wide commemoration of the Memphis Sanitation Worker’s strike and the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The selected artist will work closely with a landscape architect in coordinating the plaza design with the art installation.

Eligibility: Artists currently living in the United States of America.

Deadline: March 16, 2017
Budget: $700,000
Information: www.urbanartcommission.org

Kettering, OH + Schantz Avenue Bridge/Dixie Highway

The City of Kettering CitySites Public Art Program invites artists, artist teams, designers, or architects to submit qualifications for a permanent work of art to be located at and around the Schantz Avenue bridge and the corresponding South Dixie Highway corridor.

Eligibility: Artists and/or artist teams who have previously created public art, large‐scale works, or exterior projects.

Deadline: March 31, 2017
Budget: $250,000
Information: www.playkettering.org

Provo, UT + Fourth District Court Facility

Letters of interest and qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating art for the public area(s) of the new 4th District Court Facility in Provo, Utah.

Eligibility: Resident American or legal resident artists / artist teams

Deadline: March 31, 2017
Budget: $330,000
Information: heritage.utah.gov

 

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Thursday, February 16th, 2017

The Tulsa Artist Fellowship, providing $20,000 for artists in all stages in their career, along with work space and housing, is accepting applications for 2018. Deadline March 1, 2017

The San Dieguito River Park Project Joint Powers Authority is seeking an artist to conceptualize, design, fabricate, and install an artistic monument called the Founders Tribute next to the Coast to Crest Trail in San Diego, CA. Deadline March 6

The City of Pasadena and its Department of Water and Power are seeking an artist or artist team who can create an experiential artwork for the Glenarm Power Plant. Deadline March 6

The Broomfield Public Art Committee seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create artistic screening for the Xcel Energ facilities at the McKay/Lambertson Open Lands site. Deadline March 9

DOT Art in collaboration with New York Cares is accepting submissions for an open call for Barrier Beautification. Deadline March 10

The Urban Art Commission in Memphis, TN has just opened a Request for Qualifications for a significant project tied to the development of a new plaza downtown commemorating in 2018 the 50th anniversary of the Sanitation Workers Strike and the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Deadline March 16

The Texas Tech University System seeks to commission a professional artist to create site-specific exterior sculpture(s) to be placed outside the new Experimental Sciences Building II in Lubbock, TX. Deadline March 23, 3:00pm CST

The City of Kettering CitySites Public Art Program is seeking artists, artist teams, designers, or architects to design a site-specific public artwork for the Schantz Avenue Bridge and the adjoining Dixie Highway corridor. Deadline March 31

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