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Greetings from Nomad/9!

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Friends, you may not have heard about us yet.
We are a new MFA program with an innovative philosophy on the education of artists for these times.

  • We believe artists need an engaged, hands-on curriculum based in field work in diverse locations.
  • We know that cross-disciplinary learning is crucial for artists, including having an understanding of ecology, social practice, craft, and practical business skills.
  • We provide an open outcome curriculum so that diverse art practices are represented in our students and faculty.
  • We are committed to regenerative culture and building a world that is just, nurtures resilience, and fosters sustainable life ways.
  • We are a gathered faculty and staff with a shared set of values, and a commitment to providing a rigorous, accredited MFA made by and for artists.

As we accept applications for our second cohort of students, we thought you could help us spread the word. Our visiting artists and faculty members include John Bielenberg, Mark Dion, Christy Gast, Hope Ginsburg, Pablo Helguera, Amanda Lovelee, Ernesto Pujol, Allison Smith, Linda Weintraub, and Caroline Woolard among others. We are low residency and meet at sites in the western hemisphere.

Many of our students had given up on grad school until they found us. We are a renegade program built for times like this! We think you may know some artists who are seeking such a program.

Won’t you please help us spread the word, by forwarding this to people you think may be interested? Our admissions process is happening now, and we do have generous scholarship money to award.

For more information: http://www.nomad9mfa.org/

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Practice//Practice, AS220′s professional development program for arts administrators – Spring 2017 applications open NOW

Monday, January 23rd, 2017


Contact:
Marina Balko
marina.balko@as220.org

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.

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Brown Is Hiring Adjunct Visual Arts Faculty

Friday, January 20th, 2017
The Brown University Department of Visual Art is currently accepting applications for Adjunct Faculty positions for the 2017-18 academic year. Artists will be hired for one-year appointments to teach up to four courses per year in Studio Foundation, Foundation Media, 2D Foundation, 3D Foundation, and/or Photography Foundation. Appointments may be renewed annually for up to three years with the successful completion of each year. Applicants are required to have an MFA. A minimum of one year of full-time teaching experience, or equivalent beyond a Teaching Assistant, is strongly preferred. Evidence of innovation and ongoing professional achievement as an artist is required. An interest in Foundation course development is strongly desired.

Applications received by February 27, 2017 will receive full consideration. Interested applicants will submit a cover letter, cv, transcript (official or unofficial), artist statement, teaching philosophy statement, names and contact information for 3 references, examples of artwork, and a link to the artist’s website. For more information and to submit an application click on this link.
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Steel Yard Residencies

Friday, January 13th, 2017
Are you looking for the perfect space to expand your artistic practice and join a vibrant community of working artists and fabricators? Consider applying for the Steel Yard’s Residency or Micro-Residency Programs.
The Steel Yard hosts Residency opportunities in Ceramics, Light Metals, and Metals (Foundry, Blacksmithing, and Welding). All residencies include shared studios and tools along with personal storage space. 

“The organization’s development has been impressive, the staff is fun, talented, and innovative, and the studio is loaded with cool history and atmosphere. My former studio suffered damages last February. The Steel Yard provided a wonderful opportunity to get back to making work!” 

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Steel Yard Residencies Residency
The Steel Yard’s Residency Program is designed to assist emerging to mid-level artists and makers in growing and strengthening their practice in a supportive, cooperative environment through access to the Steel Yard’s studios and facilities. Participating artists have the opportunity to work together, to take part in community events and sales and to be creative leaders in a vibrant community shop. Most of all, residents get an all access pass to our studios in pursuit of their own work.
2017 Residency Period
April 1st, 2017 – December 1st, 2017.
To Apply
First, read and review the 2017 Residency Handbook for guidelines & expectations. To apply, please submit:
  • A completed 2017 Residency Application including contact information for two references who can speak to your creative practice or artistic background.
  • A current resume
  • A narrative description of your work or process and how you’ll use your time in our studios to further your practice. Tell us why you would be a good addition to the Steel Yard Residency community. (one-page max)
  • 10 – 15 digital images of current work. Standard format JPG at 1920×1920 pixels @ 72dpi
  • Fellowship or Workshare statement, if applicable
How to Submit
Completed applications (application cover sheet, references, resume, narrative, imaged and statement) can be submitted by:
  • Submit digitally at residency@thesteelyard.org
  • Or by mail to The Steel Yard, ATTN: Residencies 27 Sims Ave, Providence RI 02909
Application Deadline
To be included in the cohort beginning April 1st, the deadline for application is 5 pm on Friday, February 24th, 2017. Applicants will be notified no later than Monday, March 6th, 2017. Mid-season applicants will be considered if space is available; with RSVP’s made within 30 days from the receipt of application.
“I definitely leaned new techniques like making spouts, trimming on chuck, applying decals, etc which helped me to create new products like pitchers and vases.  It’s always easier for me to learn through watching someone else.”
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Micro-ResidencyMicroResidency
The Steel Yard’s Micro Residency is a great way for makers to get unfettered access to our studios for a finite amount of time. Micro Residencies are ideal for individuals looking to use the Yard’s facilities to complete a prototype, create a sculpture, work on a commission piece, or build their portfolio. This residency has a minimum contract period of one month, with a maximum commitment of three months.
2017 Micro-Residencies Period
Participants in the Micro Residency program can apply for up to three months of studio access. The 2017 Residency Programs run from April 1st, 2017 – December 1st, 2017.
To Apply
First, read and review the 2017 Residency Handbook for guidelines & expectations. To apply, please submit:
  • A  completed  2017 MicroResidency Application including contact information for two references who can speak to your creative practice or artistic background.
  • A current resume
  • A narrative description of your work or process and how you’ll use your time in our studios to further your practice. Tell us why you would be a good addition to the Steel Yard Residency community. (one-page max)
  • 5-10 digital images of current work. Standard format JPG at 1920×1920 pixels @ 72dpi
How to Submit
Completed applications (application cover sheet, references, resume, narrative, imaged and statement) can be submitted by:
  • Submit digitally at residency@thesteelyard.org
  • Or by mail to The Steel Yard, ATTN: Residencies, 27 Sims Ave, Providence RI 02909.
Application Deadline
To be included in the cohort beginning April 1st, the deadline for application is 5 pm on Friday, February 24th, 2017. Applicants will be notified no later than Monday, March 6th, 2017. Mid-season applicants will be considered if space is available; with RSVP’s made within 30 days from the receipt of the applications.
“I wanted studio space after I graduated from college, in a fairly low-key environment. I was also looking for a place I could be a part of a community.”
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FellowshipsFellowship
The Steel Yard’s Fellowship positions are designed to support the creative practice of emerging mid-career artists by providing full studio access in exchange for a leadership position in the Residency Program. Fellows are cultural touchstones and work closely with other residents, Steel Yard staff, and community members. 

Fellowship recipients should expect to work an average of 10 hours a week; occasionally more or less. Monthly hours not to exceed 45. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of $200, waived residency fees, unrestricted access to the studio and equipment in the department which they work, and standard personal storage.
To apply please include a statement addressing your qualifications and what you would add to the Steel yard community in a leadership position.
Work ShareWorkshare
In order to make Residency more financially accessible, the Steel Yard offers Work Share opportunities. Recipients of workshare residencies commit
10 hours of dedicated work time to the Steel Yard on a monthly basis in exchange for a 50% discount on residency dues. One workshare position is available in each of the residency departments and will be awarded based on merit and need.
To apply please include a statement addressing your financial need and how a workshare would further your artistic practice.
“I like the ceramics community at the SY, the 24/7 access, workshare opportunity, and affordability.”
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International Sculpture Center Conference, Pittsburgh, Oct 15-18, 2016

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

The International Sculpture Center will Travel to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania this October 15-18, 2016 for the 26thInternational Sculpture Conference. Inspired by industry and innovation in Pittsburgh the 26th International Sculpture Conference will explore how contemporary sculpture can effect cultural reinvention. The conference will bring together artists, arts administrators, curators, patrons, students, and sculpture enthusiasts for new discoveries in the field of sculpture.

Registration is open now! The four day conference will include 11 panel discussions, keynote speaker Diana Al-Hadid, mentor sessions, ARTSlams, evening receptions at the Mattress Factory and Carrie Furnaces, a city-wide gallery hop, hands-on workshops at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the annual ISC littleSCULPTURE Show, public art tours, and many optional trips to local arts and culture hubs. Visit http://www.sculpture.org/pittsburgh2016 for more information, and to register today.

 

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Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals and Finals – watch online May 3 and 4

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

RECITATION SCHEDULE

Poetry Out Loud National Semifinals

Tuesday, May 3, 2016: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Poetry Out Loud National Finals

Wednesday, May 4, 2016: 7:00 – 9:15 pm

- See more at: https://www.arts.gov/partnerships/poetry-out-loud-national-recitation-contest/webcast-national-semifinals-and-finals#sthash.z6WJI5BO.dpuf

Enjoy this live, one-time only webcast of the Poetry Out Loud semifinals and finals. The 53 state champions will gather at the Poetry Out Loud semifinals on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EDT at the Lisner Auditorium at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Nine finalists will advance to the National Finals, also held at the Lisner Auditorium, on Wednesday, May 4, from 7:00 to 9:15 p.m. EDT. Both events will be webcast live. Live captioning will be available.

State ChampionsPoetry Out Loud FAQsPhotos and Video

HOST A VIEWING PARTY

You don’t have to be in DC to take part in the thrill of competition. Host a viewing party in your community to watch the live webcast and learn more about the art of poetry.

SEMIFINALS SCHEDULE

9:00 am – 12:00 pm – First Semifinal: students from East Central and Northeast States
(in order: NY, RI, DE, CT, NH, ME, MA, PA, DC, SC, MD, NC, NJ, VT, WV, OH, USVI, VA)

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Second Semifinal: students from Midwest and South Central states
(in order: NE, AR, WI, MS, IN, PR, KY, GA, LA, TN, MO, MI, OK, IL, FL, AL, KS, IA)

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Third Semifinal: students from Upper Northwest and Western states
(in order: MN, CO, NM, MT, WA, NV, WY, ND, CA, UT, ID, OR, AK, TX, SD, HI, AZ)

THE WINNERS TBD

THE FINALISTS TBD

- See more at: https://www.arts.gov/partnerships/poetry-out-loud-national-recitation-contest/webcast-national-semifinals-and-finals#sthash.z6WJI5BO.dpuf

 

 

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Olivia Noel Rotondo Memorial Dance Scholarship

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Thank you for your interest in the Olivia Noel Rotondo Memorial Scholarship​. The LivForYou Foundation, is pleased to announce, it will be awarding $2500 to a Rhode Island resident with formal dance training to attend any college/university as a full time student. Requirements: ● Applicant must be a graduating high school senior. ● Applicant must provide proof of Rhode Island Residency. ● Applicant must be accepted and enrolled as a full­time student in a college/university undergraduate program.(must include proof of acceptance)​. ● Applicant must declare dance as major/minor when applying and also during the scholarship period. ● Applicant must provide copy of high school transcript. ● Applicant should have GPA of at least 2.5 or higher. To apply, please submit the following: ● Video submission ● Completed application form ● Proof of acceptance into college or university undergraduate program ● Copy of high school transcript ● Letter of recommendation from non­relative Video submission must include: ● Introduction to who you are and how you might benefit from the scholarship. ● Creative expression of what inspires you to dance. ● No longer than 1 minute of choreography. Video submission requirements: ● Upload video to youtube.com or vimeo.com or create movie file. ● e­mail hyperlink to livforyoufoundation@gmail.com. ● Subject of e­mail should include: full name and school of acceptance. ● All submission must be received by April 25, 2016

http://www.livforyou.org/#!projects/c21kz

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P. Buckley Moss Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts-Integrated Education Programs

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The mission of the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education is to promote the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways. The Moss Foundation was created and initially funded in 1995 by the P. Buckley Moss Society, an organization of more than fifteen thousand members worldwide. The society’s local chapters use creative fundraisers to support charitable projects within their communities.

The foundation is accepting is grant applications from pre-K-12 educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program in the 2017-18 school year. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming. The purpose of the program is to assist teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children.

Pre-K-12 educators working in schools that serve all children (including students who learn differently) are eligible to apply.

Applicants must submit a completed original application, plus 4 additional copies, by September 30, 2016. (Facsimiles or email submissions will not be accepted, nor will incomplete application packets.)

Application packets will be accepted starting July 1. To be accepted, application packets must be postmarked no later than September 30.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Moss Foundation website.

 

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Registration is Now Open for this Summer’s Girls Rock Camps!

Friday, March 11th, 2016

Registration is officially open for our 2016 summer camps!

Online applications for camp can be found on our website here. If your camper is not with you when you fill out the form, you can still go ahead and submit the application. There is a section with questions for campers to answer themselves (About Music & More!), which can be skipped and then filled out at a later time.

SESSION ONE: July 18th-22nd for campers ages 14-17 (in or entering high school, 9th-12th grade) at JamStage, capacity of 30; current, former, and future GRITs are encouraged to apply!

SESSION TWO: August 15th-19th for campers ages 11-13 (in or entering middle school, 6th-8th grade) at the Rhode Island Philharmonic, capacity of 50

There are three need-based scholarship tiers: full pay, partial scholarship, and full scholarship. Registration is first-come, first-served within each scholarship tier.

Girls Rock Camp is open to youth who identify as female, trans, or gender non-conforming. No experience is necessary to attend! Camp days run from approximately 9am-5pm, with a required showcase performance on the Friday night of each camp week!

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Artists Exchange – Spring Classes and Summer Camp Registration

Friday, March 4th, 2016

This Saturday!

SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE

SAVE an extra 5% off registrations on or before March 5th!
FREE face painting, popcorn, crafts, raffles, extra discounts and more!


Saturday, March 5th  |  11am-2pm

Free and open to the public

Artists’ Exchange  |  50 Rolfe Square

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SPRING CLASSES NOW ENROLLING!

http://artists-exchange.org/home.html


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Girls Rock – Summer Camp Registration

Friday, March 4th, 2016

Mark your calendar!

Registration Opens Friday March 11 for this Summer’s Girls Rock Camps!


photo by Cat Laine

We’re getting ready to rock this summer! Dates for our 2016 summer camps will be:

SESSION ONE: July 18th-22nd for campers ages 14-17 (in or entering high school, 9th-12th grade) at JamStage, capacity of 30

SESSION TWO: August 15th-19th for campers ages 11-13 (in or entering middle school, 6th-8th grade) at the Rhode Island Philharmonic, capacity of 50

Registration opens on Friday March 11th at 8am for both camps. Online applications will be available on our website starting at that time. There are three need-based scholarship tiers: full pay, partial scholarship, and full scholarship. Registration is first-come, first-served within each scholarship tier, and often fills up fast.

Girls Rock Camp is open to youth who identify as female, trans, or gender non-conforming. No experience is necessary to attend! Camp days run from approximately 9am-5pm, with a required showcase performance the Friday night of each camp week!

For more information visit our website. Questions about camp or registration? Contact Kim at kimberly@girlsrockri.org

 

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RISCA’s Education Roster – Application now online

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

RISCA’s Education Roster is a list of Rhode Island teaching artists who have been reviewed by public panels both for their artistic quality and their ability to work in educational settings. Artists are listed by discipline and are recommended for participation in Project Grants in Education (PGE). The Roster is also widely used as public resource by educational sites and individuals. Artists can renew their listings annually, provided they are active professionally as teaching artists. Those working in schools are also asked to complete a yearly BCI background check in accordance with Rhode Island law.

Coming soon!  RISCA’s Education Roster will be part of New England Foundation of the Arts’ CreativeGround website, which will provide even broader opportunities for RI Teaching Artists regionally. For more information on this move, please contact Lynne DeBeer at lynne.debeer@arts.ri.gov or 401-524-6504.

APPLICATION: Applications from artists wishing to join the Roster are accepted on or before
April 1 and October 1st of each calendar year.

Artists seeking to apply for the roster will register and apply online at http://www.arts.ri.gov/ind-apply.  Click on Artist Roster Application once registered.

Successful applicants demonstrate:

  • Mastery of an artistic discipline
  • Knowledge and expertise in sequential arts instruction
  • Good communication skills
  • Planning and organizational ability
  • Understanding of PK-12 learners

Applicants are required to submit samples of their work to demonstrate mastery of their discipline as well as examples of curriculum units they have developed.  Please contact RISCA’s Arts Education Program Assistant Lynne Debeer with questions at lynne.debeer@arts.ri.gov or 401-222-1146 for guidelines and forms.

RHODE ISLAND TEACHING ARTISTS CENTER (RITAC): The Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center was established in 2013 in collaboration with RISCA. Membership in RITAC and listing on RISCA’s Education Roster are separate. RITAC is a center which provides programs and opportunities to RI teaching artists, and any teaching artist or supporter of teaching artists is free to become a member. The Education Roster, as described previously, is a juried listing of exemplary RI teaching artists maintained by RISCA.

 

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Alexia Foundation Invites Student Submissions for Photography and Multimedia Competition

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce bodies of work that share the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

To that end, the foundation is accepting submissions from students in the categories of still photography and multimedia that explore cultural understanding in or near their local community. Prizes will be awarded in both undergraduate and graduate categories.

Undergraduate prizes include a first-place award that includes the full cost of tuition for the Syracuse University London Program for the fall 2016 semester, a grant of $1,000 toward production costs of the proposed project, and $500 for the student’s academic department; a second-place award of half tuition for the SU London Program and a $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project; and one or more award(s) of excellence that provide grants of $1,500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program and a $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.

Graduate prizes include a first-place award that includes tuition for three SU London Program classes and program fees up to a maximum of $15,000, a grant of $1,000 to help produce the proposed project, and $500 for the student’s academic department; and one or more award(s) of excellence that provide $1,500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program and $500 to help produce the proposed project.

Applicants must be duly enrolled full time in a degree program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in the spring of 2015. No student who has completed more than three internships or a year of full-time professional experience is eligible to apply.

Visit the Alexia Foundation website for complete competition guidelines, information about previous winners, and application instructions.

 

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR CAMP BROADWAY AT PPAC AUGUST 8-12, 2016

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

30 scholarships are available to Camp Broadway through a non-competitive process based on financial need and a child’s ability to convey their desire and interest in attending the program through a brief questionnaire. Scholarship applications are available on PPAC’s website (http://www.ppacri.org/outreach/camp-broadway) and at the administrative offices at 220 Weybosset Street until the application deadline on April 1, 2016.

 

Camp Broadway® is a week-long day camp for theatre-loving kids ages 10-17.   Activities will take place Monday-Friday, August 8 – 12, from 9:00a to 5:00p at Providence Performing Arts Center and will include five days of singing, dancing, acting, master classes, and a backstage tour.  The week will culminate with a Campers’ performance on the PPAC stage for family and friends on Friday afternoon.

 

Scholarships sponsored in part by the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

and the PPAC Annual Fund donors.

 

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PPAC ARTS Scholarships 2016

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

The Providence Performing Arts Center is now accepting applica­tions for the ARTS Scholarships 2016 program, with a deadline of 3:00p on February 26, 2016.  The ARTS Scholarships program awards 30 scholarships valued at up to $500 each to qualified, talented Rhode Island middle school students (aged 11-14 as of June 1, 2016). These scholarships, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors, offer young artists an opportunity to attend local, sum­mer arts education programs that will broaden their experiences in a chosen area of study. Applications, guidelines, and list of summer arts programs are available online at http://www.ppacri.org/outreach/arts-scholarship or in person at the Providence Performing Arts Center’s Ad­ministrative Office, 220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor. For more information, visit the PPAC website or call Cynthia Goldsmith at 574-3105.

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The RISD Museum Seeks Summer Interns

Friday, December 18th, 2015

The RISD Museum’s summer internship program is open to currently enrolled college and university undergraduate and graduate students; students graduating in the spring of 2016 are also eligible.

Applicants should have a strong interest in museum work and the topics related to the specific internship projects, although no previous museum work or experience in art history is necessary. The ten-week internships begin June 6, 2016, and end August 12, 2016. Interns are expected to spend 20 hours a week in the Museum. Participation in group seminars and workshops focusing on museums and professional practice is included in their weekly hours. Mellon interns receive a $2,500 honorarium.

For more information click here.

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Call for Instructors: Artists’ Exchange in Cranston

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Call for Instructors. Artists’ Exchange in Cranston is seeking fun and energetic art or theater instructors for our upcoming winter session of classes. Most classes are offered in the late afternoon and evenings. Instructors must be flexible to work with both children and adults. Class registration proposals are due November 2nd.  For more information, please forward your most current resume to shannon.casey@artists-exchange.org. Download a Winter Class Proposal Form.

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RISCA MindShare

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Hear 10 talks by RISD alumni presented TED-style to inspire you to start your own business!
RISD entrepreneurs create extraordinary ventures-mixing creative thinking, business savvy and innovation.
Learn how they get started, find funding, follow their passions, and use art and design to be successful.

The Entrepreneur Mindshare has been created and developed by the RISD Career Center to support students and alumni who want to pursue their entrepreneurial interests.

For more information, click here.

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Anthony Quinn Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts Scholarship Program

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The Anthony Quinn Foundation has announced the deadline for its 2016 Scholarship Program, an annual program that aims to perpetuate the legendary actor/artist’s vision for an art-conscious society.

Through its scholarship program, the foundation supports high school students’ extracurricular study of the visual arts and design, performing arts, media arts, and the literary arts. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Scholarships may be used for a recognized pre-college, summer, or afterschool arts education program, but may not be used for either secondary school or college tuition.

To be eligible, applicants must be a young adult in high school who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support.

The foundation will begin accepting applications on October 15, 2015. Full applications must be returned no later than January 3, 2016.

Visit the Anthony Quinn Foundation website for complete program guidelines, a promotional video, information about previous scholarship recipients, and application instructions.

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YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2016 Young Artists Prize

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (ages 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities  to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue a career in the arts.

To that end, YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2016 cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, YoungArts has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, and Martin Scorsese. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor for young artists.

The program selects up to seven hundred winners per year from students across the country.  Winners will receive grants of up to $10,000 each and have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and partake in workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and master classes with internationally renowned artists.

Application materials must be received no later than October 16, 2015. Applicants will receive notification of their status via email by no later than the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December.

Applicants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States or  its territories, and be between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2015, or in grades 10-12. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply.  YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis, provided the applicant’s nineteenth birthday falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

Visit the YoungArts Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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