ARTIST CALL OUT
A Clothesline to the Past: Rhode Island Takes on Brazil
March 21-April 21, 2017, RISCA Atrium Gallery
Artist: Tiago Gualberto
The dialogues between the United States and Brazil are intense. They involve a shared past and common challenges for the future. In this exhibit, Tiago Gualberto proposes a conversation with the community of Rhode Island through images about the possible connections and disconnects between the two countries.
Gualberto is an Afro-Brazilian contemporary artist who frequently explores the fraying of identitarian, temporal and authorial notions in his artistic research. In this proposal entitled “A Clothesline to the Past”, the artist invites the entire community of Rhode Island to participate in a collaborative artistic experiment.
By his initiative, the artist proposes a showing of visual arts made up of multiple images that will result from his interventions upon images sent by those who make up this larger American community. Unlike traditional curation, this proposal will not be extended only to visual artists, but seeks to include any individual who shows interest in sending their images and agrees to participate in this project.
In order to participate, each participant should send maximum three digital, high-resolution images by February 19, 2017 to the following e-mail address: email@example.com
Call to Artists
Fusionworks Dance Company invites choreographers to submit their work to NECF 2017. The Nationally Emerging Choreographers Festival (formerly Northeast Choreographers Festival) will be presented in November of 2017 in Providence, RI. This year’s festival will showcase the works of at least two emerging and/or established choreographers from across the U.S.
“The NECF residency with Fusionworks Dance Company could not have been a more positive experience. It was my first choreographic residency, and the Artistic Director, Deb Meunier, and the dancers of the company welcomed me with open arms. All details were laid out ahead of time, my expectations as choreographer were organized and articulate, the dancers were such hard working and wonderful people to work with, and it was just an incredibly worthwhile and rewarding opportunity. I would love to be able to work with this company again and I cherish this experience.”
2016 NECF Chorographer Winnie Berger
Finalists will be paid a $1,000 stipend to do a five day residency in either July, August or September, during which they will set their work on Fusionworks Dance Company. All chosen artists will also teach a master class open to the community. Housing and rides to and from the airport or bus/train station will be provided by Fusionworks Dance Company for finalists. All invited choreographers are required to promote the project and to encourage community support.
To apply, please submit the following via e-mail to AD@Fusionworksdance.org or by mail to Fusionworks Dance Company, PO Box 402, Lincoln, RI 02865.
Incomplete materials or those exceeding the Festival time limits will not be processed.
Multiple submissions may be submitted using separate and $25 submission fee.
Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Notices will be sent out by April 15, 2017.
For questions, please e-mail artistic director Deb Meunier at AD@Fusionworksdance.org or call her at (401)334-3091.
The City of Pawtucket and the Pawtucket Advisory Commission on Arts and Culture are pleased to announce a call for artists for our annual PAINTBOX program. Interested artists are encouraged to submit up to three design proposals to paint utility boxes located throughout the City of Pawtucket. $300 stipends are available to offset the cost of supplies and up to fifteen proposals will be accepted by the City.
The deadline to submit design proposals is March 6, 2017 and selected artists will be notified in the spring of 2017.
Additional details and design applications are available on the Pawtucket website here.
Practice//Practice, AS220’s professional development program for arts
administrators, Spring 2017 dates announced: May 3rd to 6th!
Applications open until March 1st.
Practice//Practice, AS220’s professional development program for arts administrators,
returns to AS220′s campus in downtown Providence, Rhode Island from May 3rd to
6th! Applications are open until March 1st. There is no fee to apply. Tuition cost is
sliding scale, $500 to $1,000. Visit our website for full details, but don’t take our word for
it – check out what other Practitioners have to say about the program!
Practice//Practice offers the arts and culture field an intensive learning alternative to
large scale conferences or semester-based higher-education courses. The program is
for anyone who works in the arts and culture field regardless of position. From those
who identify as arts managers, arts educators, socially engaged artists, program
coordinators, community organizers, arts researchers, cultural producers, or any other
given title, Practice//Practice seeks to bring a diverse group of practitioners together in
a fertile environment to share and learn from each other.
The 4-day residency program consists of a series of workshops and discussions,
presentations by participants and faculty, a tour to visit partner arts organizations,
hands-on making sessions in AS220’s Industries and, of course, a party! Workshops will
include presentations and breakout sessions with AS220 staff and expert visiting
faculty, and will allow plenty of time for discussion and debate. In the spirit
of Practice//Practice, some workshops also involve working sessions, bringing
theoretical discourse into the practical realm.
Using AS220’s history and practices as a jumping off point, topics covered
include: organizational sustainability (finances, structure, fundraising); strategic
development (mission/vision/values development, leadership,
transparency); property (the issues involved in acquiring and owning a
building); accessibility (affordability and diversity); and collaboration (building internal
and cross-sector partnerships). A final schedule is decided based the goals of each
session’s particular cohort.
Registration for Practice//Practice is limited to 20 spaces in order to encourage open
and meaningful dialogue among participants. Applications are open until March 1st.
2017 I-Park Artists-in-Residence Program
Application Deadline: January 30, 2017
I-Park, dedicated to nurturing artists and the creative process, is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for the 2017 General Residency Program season. Artists working in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: visual arts, creative writing, architecture, music composition/sound art, moving image and landscape/garden/ecological design. Located within an inspiring 450-acre nature preserve in rural East Haddam, CT (USA), I-Park will be awarding 40 fully-funded residencies between June and November.
Fellows are provided with comfortable living quarters in a renovated 1850’s era farmhouse, a private studio and an inspired meal program. Additional resources include: workshop space, access to a wide array of tools, equipment and materials – and I-Park’s infamous Junk Trail.
For program details and application materials, go to http://www.i-park.org/general-residency-program. There is a $30 processing fee. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 860-873-2468 (M-F, 9:00 – 5:00), if you have questions.
Call for Entries:
The Providence Art Club invites female artists to submit their strongest two and three-dimensional work in any media to the Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition Making Your Mark. This exhibition is the concluding event in a three-month long series celebrating the Art Club’s unique founding as the first such organization to be co-founded by men and women. In 1880 six women and ten men signed the founding documents of the Providence Art Club. One hundred and thirty six years later the Club proudly continues its mission to promote “art culture”. Annually, the Club hosts an open juried show to provide non-members with an opportunity to exhibit in our Maxwell Mays Gallery, which hosted its first Art Club exhibition in 1885. Making Your Mark will celebrate the achievements of contemporary female artists, thus honoring the women so integral to the founding of this unique organization. Please visit www.callforentry.org for more information and to apply to this exhibition.
RI Students are invited to participate in Write Rhode Island, a short fiction competition presented by School One High School and Goat Hill. Competition deadline: December 10, 2017.
Students can read the contest rules, download guidelines and a complete list of free writing workshops by visiting the School One website, www.school-one.org.
Write Rhode Island: New Writing Workshops for Students Announced
Newport Art Museum will host a four part workshop that offers students an introduction to short stories, RI History, a private tour of the Newport Art Museum and Redwood Library. Workshops will be held on November 7, 14, 21 & 28th at 3:30pm. Please contact Maggie at Newport Art Museum to sign up, call (401) 848-2787 or email: email@example.com
Barrington Public Library will offer a three part workshop beginning November 3 at 3:30pm at the library. Interested teens can contact Tanya at (401) 247-1920.
For more information or a list of complete workshops in libraries in Cumberland, Johnston, Fox Point and Warwick visit www.school-one.org.
CALL FOR ARTISTS – ENTRY INFORMATION
THE FRIENDS OF EAST GREENWICH FREE LIBRARY
6th Annual Juried Art Exhibit - Winter’s Eve
DECEMBER 5, 2016 – January 3, 2017
Opening reception: Thursday, December 8th 6pm – 8pm
Juror – RICHARD WHITTEN: Richard Whitten earned a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and a M.F.A. in Painting from the University of California at Davis where he studied with both Wayne Thiebaud and Robert Arneson. He is presently Chair of the Arts Dept and a Professor of Painting at Rhode Island College. Richard has participated in many solo, 2-person, and group exhibitions and is the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships. For more about Richard Whitten, visitwww.richardcwhitten.com.
The Winter’s Eve 2016 “Juror’s Award” includes a SOLO 2017 Exhibit at the gallery.*
Howard Silverman Gallery . East Greenwich Free Library
82 Peirce Street . East Greenwich, Rhode Island
401-885-1699 . firstname.lastname@example.org
(artists will be notified via email no later than 12/4 of their acceptance/decline status)
ELIGIBILITY: Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces for consideration. A maximum of two pieces may be selected for hanging. No theme required.
No commission is required by the Friends of East Greenwich Free Library. Over 400 patrons visit the Library daily! NFS acceptable.
*past Winter’s Eve Juror’s Award Winners: Cathy Chin, Reed McClaren, Marjorie Ball, Uli Brahmst, Lee Bergwall Hanks.
Questions? Contact Paulette Miller 401-885-1699 . email@example.com
DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: NEFA’S IDEA SWAP & CINARS BIENNALE
Program Manager, Presenting & Touring
NEFA is working in partnership with CINARS, supported by the Québec Government Office in Boston and the Ministry of Culture, to develop ongoing relationships for international cultural exchange between artists and performing arts presenters in New England and Québec.
The exchange will:
• Aim to build an ongoing touring network between the two regions
• Increase participants’ knowledge of artists and presenters in each region
• Expand touring opportunities for artists from New England and Québec
NEFA will invite a diverse group of six to eight presenters and artists from New England to participate in two key events in November 2016. CINARS will host a counterpart delegation of six to eight arts presenters from Québec.
NEFA’s Idea Swap: November 2, 2016, in Worcester, MA
The Idea Swap is an annual one-day event for New England-based organizations that present artists to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program. Each year, NEFA’s Idea Swap attracts over 150 cultural organizations and performing artists. The Idea Swap stimulates opportunities for collaboration and partnerships in arts touring and presenting while raising awareness and support for arts projects and activities available to New England communities. The Idea Swap includes informal networking, five-minute presentations of projects available for New England-wide touring, a networking lunch, and facilitated small groups to discuss project ideas. A private follow up meeting for participants may be scheduled for November 3.
CINARS Biennale: November 14-19, 2016, in Montréal, Québec
Every two years in Montréal, CINARS organizes one of the most important international performing arts conferences in the world, with nearly 1,300 professionals hailing from 40 countries including 270 show presenters, some of whom are the most influential in the business. During one week, over a hundred shows from Québec, Canada, and abroad grace the stages while workshops, networking events, as well as an exhibition hall, are teeming with participants. After 14 editions, the CINARS Biennale has become a key worldwide event in performing arts touring.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet colleagues in Québec, see the work of artists with whom they may be unfamiliar, develop collaborative touring opportunities, and participate in a peer network.
NEFA will provide New England presenters with $800 in travel support for attendance at CINARS. Complimentary registration will be provided to attend CINARS and the Idea Swap. Presenters are expected to cover the balance of their expenses, attend both events, and participate in follow up discussions or meetings.
Presenters will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Interest in developing peer relationships with peers in Québec
• Interest in learning more about a diverse range of artists from Québec
• Relationships with peer presenters in New England and the capacity to share learning with regional colleagues
• Track record of creative collaborations with performing artists, including and especially with New England-based artists
NEFA intends to invite a diverse group of presenters and artists that represent a range of geographies, community sizes, and experiences with international exchange. All presenters interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply regardless of budget size or experience with international exchange.
Artists will be invited to participate after the presenter participants have been confirmed. Artists interested in participating are welcome to contact Adrienne Petrillo to learn more about this initiative.
Applications are due by September 23, 2016; notifications will be made within two weeks after the deadline.
Call For Art: 30th Annual RI Open Juried Exhibit
Entry Deadline: Sunday, August 14th at 5pm
The Warwick Museum of Art (WMOA) is looking for original works for the RI Open Juried Exhibit. All mediums and subject matter are welcomed for submission. The exhibit runs from Sept. 7 – Oct. 21, 2016.
This show is open to artists working in all mediums who live in Rhode Island and students who are currently enrolled in undergrad or graduate art studies in Rhode Island. Works must be original and recent works are preferred; previously submitted works will not be accepted.
Exhibit Run: September 7, 2016 – October 21, 2016
Entry Deadline: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:00pm
Juror: Linnea Toney Leeming: Painter, Educator, and Photographer. To learn more about the juror visit her website at www.LinneaLeeming.com.
Awards: 2 “Excellence Awards” will be presented for $200.00 each; 4 non-cash Honorable Mentions will also be presented. We reserve the right to add prizes if needed.
Entry Fee: $15 for one image; $40.00 for up to 3 images. WMOA Members and 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.
How to Submit
Email JPEGS of your submissions with the required “Artwork Submission Form” to Director, Taylor Terreri at Taylor@warwickmuseum.org with the subject “30th RI Open“.
Warwick Museum of Art was established in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is connecting all ages to the arts. Thanks to the generosity of gallery visitors, the City of Warwick, RISCA, and state legislators, works in the main gallery change every 4-8 weeks.
A portion of each gallery purchase supports our yearlong arts and education mission.
Concept: Food production, land use, and the building of community are interconnected themes. What is the relationship between the local food movement, farming and how we look at issues such as agribusiness, GMOs, and man-made chemicals? How has the preservation of land and natural resources become vital? The various local food movements found across the country have helped build their communities and created new economies.
This national juried exhibition seeks to explore the potential of artists within this dialogue. What do artists have to say about localism, how are they responding to these issues in their work, and what can contemporary art add to this discussion?
Application Deadline: Friday, August 12th, 2016.
Full Prospectus – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-KR8EV4V305WS1jTXFlMWx1dXM
Spread the word! The Alliance of Artists Communities is now accepting applications for the Strokosch Fellowship Program. Fellowships will be awarded to three emerging ALAANA (African, Latin@, Asian, Arab or Native American) residency leaders to support their participation in the 2016 Alliance of Artists Communities’ Conference in Portland, OR – October 4-7.
The Conference will bring together over 350 artist residency leaders, funders, community organizers, educators and artists from around the globe to explore support for today’s artists. Fellows will receive a $1,000 award to be used toward travel, lodging and professional development opportunities. More information about the conference is available here.
Guidelines: Emerging ALAANA leaders from the United States who have worked within the residency field, or associated roles, for one to five years are encouraged to apply.
Apply at: artistcommunities.org/conference/scholarships
Deadline: July 15, 2016
For more information, contact Deb Dormody, Director of Operations + Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2017 exhibitions. The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, to promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The gallery at the Block Island Airport will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers. Works in all media will be considered. Note that the Block Island Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately-sized works. The Block Island Airport presents four artists per year in solo exhibitions. Artists included in the 2017 exhibitions will receive a $100 stipend for participating in the program.
Eligibility: All participating artists must be Rhode Island residents. No students please. Resident Block Island artists are encouraged to apply.
Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery even if they have applied in previous years and not been selected. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.
Entry Deadline: September 1, 2016
Juror of Note: Artists will be selected for the 2017 exhibitions by juror Catherine Little Bert. Please see biography below.
Apply: please submit the following via email:
-A link to your current web site that includes images with captions (title, year, media, size), a current bio and artist’s statement;
-A link to a Flickr page showing images of one’s artwork with captions (title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current bio and artist’s statement.
Season Two Call for Scores is now live!
Submit here by August 1: http://goo.gl/forms/nQDpwvmyGvcGNPMn1
Verdant Vibes is seeking recently composed scores to perform on its second concert season beginning Fall 2016. Concerts will take place at Aurora in downtown Providence, featuring the Verdant Vibes Ensemble along with special guest performers from the local and regional experimental, electronic, and new music scenes. We will also perform on the Times Two series in Boston (http://www.timestwoseries.com/). We remain dedicated to presenting music from Rhode Island-based/native composers, but are also opening the field to composers from anywhere in the world to participate this season.
Pieces may be up to 15 minutes in duration, scored for one or more performers drawn from the following instruments: clarinet/bass clarinet (1 player), violin, viola, cello, double bass, percussion, piano, and electric guitar, electronics, and/or multimedia. The addition of one or two other instruments/voices may be possible; please contact email@example.com with specific questions.
Composers may submit up to three works via links to scores in PDF format and streaming recordings (MIDI ok, please make sure link does not expire before September 1). We will not accept any submission materials or proposals via email — complete the online form by August 1:http://goo.gl/forms/nQDpwvmyGvcGNPMn1
If you would instead like to propose a collaboration, please upload various work samples and tell us about your ideas in the “proposals” field below. (Artists other than musicians are encouraged to reach out, too!)
Composers will be notified of results by September 15. Parts (printed or PDF) for selected works must be received by October 1, 2016. All works will be given equal consideration, regardless of the age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or nationality of the composer. Verdant Vibes strives to present a diverse spectrum of voices.
We welcome questions via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our call for scores will always be FREE — if you’d like to support our mission of making new music and employing artists, please make a tax-deductible donation here: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=13447
Now in its 10th year, the Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work to new international audiences and further their engagement in the art world.
Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.
Submissions close 31 August 2016. To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/enter
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