May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6, and Oct 4
Call for Artists, Food Vendors, Performance Art, Music and Art Installations
An Art-based Street Festival will be held on Main Street in Putnam, CT
every First Friday of the month from May through October 2013. The events take place outside with all
the activities, vendors and people, right in the street. Putnam is one of the most vibrant small towns in
Connecticut, offering some of the best dining experiences, antique shopping and performing arts in the
Artist Vendors selling their own hand-crafted pieces of art will be given prime locations for 10×10
displays on Main Street. Bring your own display and collect your own money. Drive up access is
provided before the show. As we are expanding our festival area, art vendors this year will be in small
groups scattered over a larger area of Main Street. Demonstrating artists will be given especially visible
locations in the month that they demonstrate.
Dot Burnworth of Sawmill Pottery and Nancy Dziki will receive all artist applications.
Food Vendors selling ready-to-eat, individual sized food and drink are strategically placed at highly
visible locations Nancy Dziki will work with you on varying your menu from month to month and
maximizing your potential for sales.
Conceptual Art is the energy that drives this festival and Nichola Johnson, from The Complex for
Performing Arts,will configure the arrangements for each project individually based on your needs. In
the past we have hosted live performances, community-made art, and art installations. Come out and
show the community what you are capable of doing. The sky’s the limit here!
Musical Performances by one or more musicians, either in a fixed location or traveling around, are
arranged by Terry Paquette, of The Stomping Ground, and Sean Condon of Glimpse of Gaia.
Please contact Terry directly to let him know of your availability.
The LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund has an upcoming grant deadline on Friday, June 7 2013. We would really appreciate it if your organization can help spread the word about this opportunity to any independent documentary filmmakers in Rhode Island who might be looking for support for their projects, via your website, email lists or social media.
LEF’s Moving Image Fund supports filmmakers living in the New England region – at this deadline we’ll be awarding up to 7 grants of $5,000 each to long-form documentary film projects in the Pre-production stage. Here’s how to apply:
we’re on Twitter at @LEF_Foundation, and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/LEF-Foundation/
Here’s a link to LEF’s Spring 2013 awards announcement to give you an idea of the projects we’ve supported recently
- these grants were given to projects in Production and Post-production stages.
Please let me know if you have any questions about LEF or this grant deadline; we want to make sure that filmmakers all over New England know they are eligible to apply for this funding!
Box 382066 Cambridge, MA 02238
Three prizes of $35,000 will be awarded to young designers who
demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Professionals in product
design, graphic design, digital design, and social design are encouraged
To be eligible, applicants must have been born outside the United
States, not be more than 35 years old as of January 1, 2013, be a
naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the
United States, intend to pursue a professional career in the United
States, and not be a past winner or finalist of the Vilcek Prize for
See the Vilcek Foundation Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.
Entry Deadline: 5/24/13
Days remaining to deadline: 8
Media Images: 10
Entry Fee (Aaron Siskind Foundation: 2013 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship): $10.00
Application Period: Begins Friday, March 1st, 2013
Deadline: Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time
Grant Information & Eligibility Requirements
The Aaron Siskind Foundation (ASF) is offering a limited number of Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for individual artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients are selected by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.
Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program (Recent graduates are eligible to apply). Previous IPF Recipients are not being considered for new awards at this time. At this time, artists on temporary visas such as the O-1 visa are not eligible to apply.
Eligible Work: There are no restrictions on subject matter, genres or processes of past or projected work. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works; Photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted.
Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, Video; Internet projects, interactive multimedia.
Fellowship recipients will be notified by September of 2013. Names of recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award funds are put. These funds will taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2013.
Town of Davidson: Roosevelt Wilson Park Public Art
P.O. Box 579
Davidson, NC 28036
Entry Deadline: 5/8/13
Days remaining to deadline: 2
Images – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Total Media – Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6 View Site Details
LOCATION/CONTEXT: Roosevelt-Wilson Park is located on Griffith Street, the main arterial road into the Town of Davidson. It is a small, but well-used, park and contains playground equipment, a picnic shelter, restrooms, benches, and a one-acre pond with a fountain. Elementary school children walk to the park for recess on an almost-daily basis and residents from the surrounding neighborhoods walk to the park with their children to play. A multi-year enhancement plan for the park is underway, including new pathways, boardwalks, and landscaping.
PROJECT INTENT/THEME: The town is anticipating a sculptural or functional work of public art to honor a much-loved and respected citizen. We hope for an engaging work that invokes the spirit and personality of the woman being honored. She appreciated art and flowers, cherished children, and delighted in the sound of water.
SITE: The town has not chosen a specific site in the park for the artwork; however, the work should be visible from Griffith Street. Artists submitting for the project may indicate their preferred site, if they wish. The final decision will be made jointly with the Davidson Public Art Commission.
MEDIA/STYLE/SIZE: Works must be fabricated in durable, permanent, outdoor media that are safe, easily maintained, and have proven their viability in public artworks. If the chosen site is in the pond itself, the work must be waterproof, rustproof, and easily maintained without draining the pond. All artwork must be original. All forms of media that are appropriate and complementary to the park will be considered. The work may be functional or solely artistic. It may include a landscaping component.
PROJECT FUNDS: The funds are made available though the Town of Davidson. They include a private donation, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council funds, and town funds derived from the prepared food and occupancy tax. A budget not to exceed $80,000 is available for one or more artworks. The total contract amount includes all applicable expenses, including but not limited to design fees, execution, installation, insurance, contingency and incidental costs, transportation, site preparation, and landscaping. Projects proposed to exceed the budget will not be considered.
APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS: This call for artists is an open competition for professional artists from the southeast and east coast who have experience in producing and installing successful public art or have designed artwork appropriate for the park. The committee will evaluate responses to this call based on artists’ past experience, including examples of completed public art, statements articulating initial ideas for public art at the park, resumes, and references. An artist may be selected directly from the initial applications or the Davidson Public Art Commission may elect to interview a limited number of semi-finalists from among the initial applications.
- If multiple semi-finalists are selected, they may be asked to develop specific preliminary proposals prior to final selection. If so, a stipend will be paid. A detailed budget, including all expenditures in connection with the execution of the project, will be required of artists selected as semi-finalists.
- One artist will ultimately be selected to develop a design, fabricate, and install an artwork, or install a previously-produced work.
- The chosen artist will be required to participate in several public or neighborhood meetings during the process.
- Town staff will oversee operations and administer the decisions of the Davidson Public Art Commission.
- The artist will be required to carry general liability insurance.
- The Town of Davidson reserves the right to withdraw from the project prior to such time as a contract is formally entered into with the artist. Contract provisions will apply subsequent to the agreement by both parties.
DEADLINE: The application, images and other required materials must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Wednesday May 8, 2013.
MATERIALS TO SUBMIT: Artists must submit the following items:
1. A current resume.
2. A statement of interest in the project.
3. Three (3) references from clients, preferably on public art projects.
4. A minimum of three and up to six artwork images are required. Please note medium, dimensions, location, and budget. Submissions without budget information will be rejected.
QUESTIONS/FOLLOW-UP: Questions about the project may be directed to Dawn Blobaum, Assistant Town Manager, via email to email@example.com.
Word Soup wants to end hunger one poem at a time. To that important end, we are an online poetry journal that solicits well-crafted poems on the theme of hunger. Imagine “hunger” in all its possible meanings, from physical food deprivation to hunger for love, acceptance, actualization. Be creative.
Then, send us three to five of your best poems. 100% of the six dollar submission fee goes equally to Rhode Island Community Food Bank and to Share Our Strength, a national organization feeding children.
Visit our website and click on the “Submit” tab for submission guidelines. Deadline for submissions for the next issue is August 1, 2013.
We can’t wait to read your work!
For questions, contact Kim Baker, Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant Deadline Approaching:
The application for the 2013
French-American Jazz Exchange (“FAJE”) program is due May 31, 2013. The application and
program guidelines are available here.
About the Program:
A program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
(“MAAF”) and FACE (“French-American Cutlural Exchange”), FAJE supports projects
designed collaboratively by French and American professional musicians that
encourage artistic exploration, foster intercultural dialogue, and contribute to
the dynamism of jazz. Projects eligible for support can include creative
residencies, composition, recording, performances, and other activities that
develop new professional relationships and audiences. Projects may include jazz
artists in France and the United States investigating forms other than jazz with
artists who work in different music genres.
MAAF Staff conducted three webinars reviewing program
guidelines and online application. An archived video of the final webinar can
be found here.
The Open Society Foundations is accepting applications for photography projects that can be used as tools for social change.
Through the Audience Engagement program, five to eight grants ranging
from $10,000 to $30,000 will be awarded for projects that portray
pressing social justice and human rights problems and provide concrete
ways for photographers, organizations, and their target audiences to
create a positive impact. Projects that inspire audiences visually and
create meaningful interactions with an existing body of photographic
work, utilize photography as the basis for programming, or tools that
move people beyond the act of looking and directly involve viewers in
activities or processes that lead to concrete forms of social change are
The program seeks projects that provide deeper, more nuanced
understanding of human rights and social justice issues and pairs
photographers with organizations that are currently working on related
issues connected to the target audience.
Proposed projects should include partnerships between photographers
and organizations recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of
the Internal Revenue Code. Each project partner should have the skills
and track record to realize the project and must commit time and
resources to implement it.
See the Open Society Foundations Web site for eligibility and application guidelines.
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Turkey Land Cove (TLC) Foundation offers personal, individual, working retreats for
motivated women from New England and New York to pursue their professional,
educational, and artistic goals away from the distractions of daily life. TLC
provides a quiet space for women to progress toward a defined goal, complete a
project, and develop tools to propel their lives in a new direction. The
successful candidate will have a clearly defined goal and a plan to reach that
goal. We are looking for women with strong leadership qualities and who are
ambitious, motivated and determined. Our need-based grants provide room and
board and cover reasonable transportation expenses. For more information, please
Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is now accepting entries for its 17th Annual Film Festival to be held August 6-11th, 2013 at venues
throughout the state of Rhode Island. The highly prestigious, world-class event
is consistently ranked as one of the top Film Festivals in the United States.
Academy Award-qualifying, RIIFF presents an exciting program of over 200 films,
seminars and post-film parties and gatherings, and is attended by more than 300
filmmakers and film professionals from around the world.
The Bristol Art Museum and Portsmouth Arts Guild are seeking artists to exhibit their original art for sale on the fences (2D) and front lawn (3D) of Linden Place and Bradford-Dimond-Norris House on Hope St. in Bristol, RI. at the 6th Annual “Art al Fresco” on July 28, 2013 10am-4pm (rain date 8/04/13). Entry fee is $30 for 8′ space. Participants must be members of BAM or PAG, however new or renewal memberships are available for all entrants (BAM is $25/yr – PAG is $45/yr). State Tax Permit required or temporary permits are available for $10. 2D artists must provide materials (wires, hooks, screens, etc.) to hang work on fence & 3D artists must supply pedestals or tables for lawn. No commission on sales. Bring a chair and small bin for grass verge but no obstruction is allowed on sidewalk. Registration Deadline is 6/26. To register or for more information, email Sheila Lundy, email@example.com.
Application deadline is May 15th, so apply now!
Grab your cameras and compose that picture! The City of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence will again sponsor the City’s 15th Annual Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos will be judged and chosen by several local professional photographers which will make up the City of Pawtucket’s 2014 City Calendar. This celebrated annual photo contest has become one of Pawtucket’s most anticipated events in the Pawtucket Arts Festival. This year’s contest theme is “A Piece of Pawtucket”.
Contest Rules: All photo submissions should follow contest theme and have been taken within the past year. All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket to qualify for this contest. If your photo includes a recognizable person or people, you must secure permission from each person to use his/her image in the photo contest (or in the case of a minor, the minor’s parent or guardian). Only one entry per contestant and must be submitted by the photographer. Photos may be color or black & white. Film or good quality digital prints will be accepted. Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore or mountboard, but not framed; overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 12”x18”. All photos will be on display at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival beginning September 6 and throughout the month of September. Mayor’s Choice Award will receive $100 cash prize, First Place will receive $75.00 cash prize, 2nd Place will receive $50.00 cash prize with remaining winners receiving gift certificates. All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket’s 2014 Calendar. Deadline for Entry: August 13. Entry Forms are available at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer Street, Pawtucket, RI or The Camera Werks, 766 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906. Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 29rd at 4:00pm at a public reception where they may meet the contest judges at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket. For a complete list of contest rules, please visit www.pawtucketartsfestival.org. For further information, call #401-273-5367.
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The Rhode Island Performance Exchange (RIPE) is pleased to announce their first general auditions for the Rhode Island performance community. The auditions will be held at 95 Empire in Providence on Saturday June 1, 2013 from 10am-3pm, and are open to performers of all kinds who are interested in being seen by many of Rhode Island’s thriving theater companies.
“It all started at a monthly RIPE meeting,” said Epic Theatre’s Kevin Broccoli. “We were talking about how hard it is to find new actors and for actors to learn about auditions. We thought about organizations like StageSource in Boston and their generals, and wondered, hey, couldn’t we do that? After that, the ball just started rolling.”
Intended to bridge the gap between companies and performers in Rhode Island, the general audition will be a one-day event where any actor who wishes can sign up for a slot by emailing or calling RIPE. RIPE gives the performer five minutes to do anything to showcase his or her talents.
“We want to give performers the opportunity to highlight themselves as they see fit,” said Elemental Theatre Collective’s D’Arcy Dersham. “We are all different companies, and we’re all looking for different skills. Why not make a space for performers to show us their best work: play the guitar or do stand-up or share two monologues or a movement piece? We are looking forward to meeting the wide breadth of talent in Rhode Island.”
Companies who have signed up to watch the auditions so far will be representatives of 2nd Story Theatre, Academy Players, AntiGravity Theatre Project, Contemporary Theater Company, Elemental Theatre Collective, playwright David Eliet, Epic Theatre Company, Footlights Rep, Four Frogs Productions, Mixed Magic Theatre, Ocean State Theatre Company, the Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre, Strange Attractor Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theatre, and the Wilbury Group. Each company will have the opportunity to collect the headshot and resume of every person who auditions, and will use that information to cast throughout the rest of their season.
Movers, dancers, singers, musicians, comedians, actors, professionals, amateurs of any age or type are encouraged to audition. To sign up or to learn more, email Leann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-680-0683. If you would like to watch the auditions in order to hire Rhode Island actors in the future, email Rebecca at email@example.com for more information.
RHODE ISLAND PERFORMANCE EXCHANGE
Founded in 2012 by Rhode Island’s performance community, The Rhode Island Performance Exchange, or RIPE is a non-rivalrous forum for resource and knowledge sharing for everyone who makes performance in Rhode Island; a network to collaborate on new ways of promoting and creating theatre in/for/with/by Rhode Island while strengthening existing models and methods; a community dedicated to staying generous and opening the gates of opportunity for each other, because a rising tide lifts all boats; a place for needs to meet ideas in order to build better performance through a stronger community, and a stronger community through better performance. Everyone who makes performance in Rhode Island is automatically a member, even if they don’t know that RIPE exists. Committed to furthering community, in its first year of creation RIPE members have developed a podcast (RIPE Reviews: http://riperformance.org/ripe-podcast/), a work-in-progress night (Glimpse), a general audition (http://riperformance.org/gigs/), and a community resource website (www.riperformance.org).
On Saturday June 1, over producing organizations from around the state will welcome
Rhode Island actors and performers to audition for performances happening throughout the 13-14 season. These photos highlight some of the past works of some of the companies who will be attending.
WAKEFIELD – This spring, The Contemporary Theater Company takes on Jenny Schwartz’s breathtaking
play God’s Ear. The production blends the comedic with the serious to produce a poignant work full of life. The
performances are April 19, 20, 26, 27, May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7 p.m. and May 12 at 2 p.m. There will be wine and cheese with the actors after the April 20 show.
God’s Ear is a beautiful look at a family dealing with the loss of a son. It melds the reality of life after tragedy with dream-like, fantastical elements,
as the Tooth Fairy and a GI Joe help heal the cracks in the family’s relationships. Language and movement have a lyrical quality in this production
that is punctuated by music written and performed by Matt Requintina, guitarist for the CTC’s 2012 production of The Tempest.
The production is directed by CTC Artistic Director Chris Simpson, and stars local residents Amelia Giles, Jesse Dufault, Ashley Macamaux, Christine Cauchon, Brynne Sawyer, Miles Martin, and Sami Avigdor.
A complete schedulewith more information is available at www.thecontemporarytheater.com or by calling 401-218-0282.
DEADLINE: MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
STEP UP is a series of six solo exhibitions open to emerging artists living in New York, New Jersey or New England.
The STEP UP exhibition series seeks to provide emerging artists in our region an exhibition and publication opportunity at a critical
moment in their careers. While artists are permitted to propose the exhibition of existing work, the jury places special emphasis on proposals that call for the creation of new work.
STEP UP 2013 accepts submissions entirely online, and is free of charge to all applicants.
STEP UP 2013 Jurors:
Artist, writer, and publisher of Two Coats of Paint, represented by Pocket
Utopia, New York, NY
Carl E. Hazlewood: Curator, writer,
artist and co-founder of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark,
Denise Markonish: Curator at MASS MoCA in North Adams,