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NEFA Resources for Touring Artists and Organizations

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Providence, RI

To register:


Professional artists, cultural nonprofit staff, and creative workers of all kinds are invited to join representatives from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) at Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

Led by Nicholas Medvescek, CreativeGround’s website administrator, and Daniela Plotkin, NEFA’s presenting and touring program coordinator, this workshop will explore ways that you can use CreativeGround as a resource for building an online presence as a touring artist and access powerful touring resources through NEFA’s performing arts grant programs including New England States Touring (NEST), and New England Dance Fund.

You’ll also learn how to use CreativeGround to:

  • Create a free public profile and promote yourself or your New England enterprise’s activities, connections, and services to a broad audience.
  • Find potential collaborators and resources in the New England cultural community.
  • Explore and quantify the creative spaces, enterprises, and artists at work in your community.

For more information about NEFA, visit http://www.nefa.org.

For more information about CreativeGround, visit www.creativeground.org.

For directions to Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), visit


The event meeting space is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs.

Please contact Elena Calderón Patiño (401.222.9669) by July 17, if other accommodations are required.

Presented in partnership with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts


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ARTIST CALL OUT A Clothesline to the Past: Rhode Island Takes on Brazil March 21-April 21, 2017, RISCA Atrium Gallery

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017


A Clothesline to the Past: Rhode Island Takes on Brazil

March 21-April 21, 2017, RISCA Atrium Gallery

Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM

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: diversityartexhibit@gmail.com


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Atrium Gallery show features photos of garden plants taking by local physician

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill is pleased to present “Beauty in the Garden: Medicinal, Toxic, Benign”, a show of featuring beautiful photographs of garden plants taken by Dr. Jason Hack, an emergency physician, toxocologist and Professor of Medicine at Brown University.

The show will be up through February 3rd at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, the gallery space managed by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts in One Capitol Hill, the main State Administration Building located on Smith Street near the Rhode Island State House.

J. Hack is an emergency physician and medical toxicologist who enjoys taking photographs of both beautiful living and inanimate yet dynamic objects. His unstaged, close, handheld works use only natural light, allowing the viewer to see the fleeting combination of light, breeze, background, and imperfections they would have seen if they were with the artist when it was taken.

The photographs are meant to remind us that we are surrounded by magnificence, easily appreciated if we just take a moment to pay attention to the world that surrounds us and really open our eyes.

Most of the frames Dr.Hack uses were found in yard sales and second hand stores. He disassembles, repairs and refinishes each one for display—giving these beautiful frames a new chance to shine.

Dr. Hack is division director of medical toxicology, director for the educational program in medical toxicology, and a Prof. of emergency medicine at Alpert medical school Brown University. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, and a medical toxicology fellowship at the New York City poison control center. His research interests include assessment of intoxicated patients and adverse events associated with medications, drugs of abuse, and in developing new antidotes.

These and other beautiful images of medicinal and toxic flowers are available for purchase from the artists and are on display at Serendipity boutique in Wickford, Rhode Island.  For more information please contact the artist at ToxinRI@Gmail.com

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Adrienne Petrillo
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.


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State Arts Council Announces East Greenwich Art Club Exhibit in State Art Gallery

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a show organized by the East Greenwich Art Club is on display until August 19th at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, the gallery space run by RISCA and located in the State’s main administration building.

The show, titled A Passion for Art, features the work of 28 Rhode Island artists in a variety of media, from oil painting, acrylic and mixed media.

A free public reception honoring the artists will be held at the Atrium Gallery on Thursday evening, August 11th, 2016 from 6:00-8:30pm

About the East Greenwich Art Club

Fifty-seven years ago, East Greenwich residents and the Rhode Island Pendulum (a local newspaper at the time) decided to put on an art show in the town. It generated much interest and led to the formation of the East Greenwich Art Club. The first formal meeting was October 5, 1959 and continues to this day. Throughout the years, the East Greenwich Art Club has brought artists together to encourage each other in their art, and to foster the production, exhibition and sale of works of art by Rhode Island artists. Our membership has grown is currently made up of artists from at least 19 communities around the state. To learn more about the East Greenwich Art Club, visit our website at www.eastgreenwichartclub.org or like us on Facebook

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill

The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill was developed to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with several state agencies & organizations. The art gallery enhances Capitol Hill as a destination point for visitors, as well as for the many people who visit Administration offices or attend conferences at One Capitol Hill. It also enriches the work environment for the hundreds of state workers who spend their workday in the building.

The Atrium Gallery is located in One Capitol Hill, the state’s main administration building, and is managed by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. It is open weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and closed on all State holidays.


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