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MadCat Women’s International Film Festival – now accepting submissions

Monday, February 28th, 2005


The MadCat Women’s International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 9th annual Festival. MadCat seeks provocative and visionary films and videos directed or co-directed by women. The Festival is committed to showcasing women directors from around the globe who challenge the use of sound and image and explore notions of visual story telling. MadCat screens works of ALL lengths and genres, about any topic and that are produced ANY year. MadCat sets itself apart from other women’s festivals by curating its programs thematically and thus accepting a range of films about many different issues. MadCat is also committed to finding the most diverse group of filmmakers possible and is doing extensive outreach to international filmmakers and filmmakers of color.

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Is Your Community One of the ‘Best 100′ for Music Education?

Monday, February 28th, 2005


VH1 logoThe VH1 Save The Music Foundation has once again joined forces with the American Music Conference and a coalition of other leading music and education organizations to present the annual “Best 100 Communities for Music Education” survey.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 8, and we hope you will participate on behalf of your community. Anyone can complete the survey online at AMC’s website, www.amc-music.org. The 2005 “Best 100″ list will be released this spring. [Let us know who you've nominated... email Sherry Brown, RISCA's Education Director at sherry@arts.ri.gov].

Even if you don’t know all the answers about music education in your hometown, the ones you do know will help; and with just a few mouse clicks, you can forward the survey link to school officials or other people who have all the facts. However you do it, the important thing is to make sure your community is represented!

After performing this survey for five years, we’ve heard back from towns and cities across America that it’s made a real difference to local music programs – not only as a spotlight on their successes, but as a shield at budget time. In addition, the host of media stories that appear each year about the survey and its outcome help raise awareness about music education as a national issue.

Here’s what one past participant, Ambridge, PA band director Salvatore Aloe, said about making the “Best 100″ list:

“We had a decent budget before, but now, there are no questions asked if they feel we need something. We were able to obtain a building next to our school to turn into a fine arts community center, and I’d say it’s because of this award. What you’re doing works.”

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Theater professional for After School Program

Monday, February 28th, 2005

Theater professional needed for Latino after school program in Lowell two afternoons per week from March through June 2005, possibly extending throughout the next academic year.

The Latin Roots, En Camino program is a youth- development based, performing arts curriculum. Youth are middle school aged with two high school peer leaders. Leader needs to have experience with developing original performance work with youth, including improvisation, scripts, poetry, skits, and video. Program will culminate in a performance that will be developed through the curriculum. Leader is ideally Latino, or with background knowledge of Spanish and Latino culture, but any ethnicity may apply.

Latin Roots is a recently formed nonprofit organization established to strengthen education of Latinos and to increase understanding of Latino culture. Our focus is on the education of Latino students. The program will be developed in a densely Latino populated area of Lowell, MA.

Leader will have a college- aged assistant in the program. The person selected will work on a contract basis, on an hourly rate between $20 and $25. The total of weekly hours will be more than the actual time working with the youth; timing to be discussed.

For further information contact Leonardo Vivas at 617- 495 0375 or at e-mail leonardo_vivas@harvard.edu

Website: www.latinroots.us

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Magic Lantern Presents “La Lanterne Magique”

Monday, February 28th, 2005

French Film
Wednesday the 2nd of March at 9:30 at the Cable Car Cinema (204 South Main St., Providence, RI) Tickets are $5

From under the umbrella of the 11-day Providence French Film Festival (www.provfrenchfilm.com), Magic Lantern presents a series of experimental Francophone films and videos that run the gamut from
workplace ennui to reverse-ethnographies to formal Lettrist works to balloon massacres. Featuring work by 10 artists from 4 countries in 3 formats made over the last 4 decades, this curated screening offers a
rare glimpse into the glorious traditions of Avant-Garde cinema as they exist outside the USA.

Featuring: Self-Portrait Post-Mortem by Louise Bourque (2:30, 35mm, 2002), La Femme qui se Poudre (A Woman Powdering Herself) by Patrick Bokanowski (18:00, 35mm, 1972), Autres C’est Les Autres (Les) by Fatmi
Mounir (11:00, video, 1999), Going Back Home by Louise Bourque (2:30, 16mm, 2000), The Song of Rio Jim by Maurice Lemaitre (6:00, 16mm, 1978), The Last Long Shot by Cecile Fontaine (7:00, 16mm 2001), (w)hole
(t)rous by Frederique Devaux (5:00, 16mm, 2000), Lunch Break on the Xerox Machine by Marie Losier (3:00, 16mm, 2003), Bouquets 1-10 by Rose Lowder (11:00, 16mm, 1994-1995), Mi Casa, Su Casa by Pierre Reimer
(9:00, video, 2004), Fin de Siecle (Paris at the Turn of the 21st Century) by Pip Chodorov (5:00, 16mm, 1996)
TRT 80:00

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Email Notification

Sunday, February 27th, 2005

Want to stay “up to date” with all the information we’re posting on our new weblog? Go to “the top of the page”.

We’ve set up a new system that allows you to enter your email address and receive automatic notifications when new information is added to the RISCA weblog. It’s a great way to stay very current with all the information we’re providing through our newest communication tool. Try it: just enter your email address in the box at the top of the page!

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Speiser and Marro at RISD

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

These artists will discuss their latest works. Free with admission to the RISD Museum, 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903 Call 401-454-6500 www.risdmuseum.org

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Meet the Composer – March 1 deadline

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

In cooperation with Meet the Composer, Inc. www.meetthecomposer.org , NEFA offers grants to nonprofit
organizations in New England to provide meaningful interaction between composers and audiences, in conjunction with performances of the composer’s work. Eligible projects encompass the full range of music
composition, including jazz, European classical, and songwriting. Meet the Composer grantees are encouraged to plan activities for composers that will ensure informative contact with audiences. These include
workshops, lectures, open rehearsals, and appearances on local media broadcasts. For more information or to download an application, go to
http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/composer/index.html email
regionaltouring@nefa.org or call NEFA at 617-951-0010

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National Dance Project – April 1 Deadline

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

National Dance Project (NDP): Production Grants Deadline: April 1
NDP Production Grants provide funding for the creation of new dance work that will tour nationally. Funds support a project’s development through the time of its premiere, covering costs related to producing the work. Grants generally range from $15,000 to $35,000, and are awarded to between 15 and 20 dance projects annually. These grants are highly competitive. To date, NDP Production Grants have supported 134 new works by 100 artists and dance companies. Production Grants are awarded to dance projects based on nominations NDP receives from presenters, artists, artist managers and agents. In selecting projects, NDP considers scale, geography, and the representation of diverse ethnicities and artistic forms.

For more information or to download an application, go to
http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/ndp/index.html email dance@nefa.org or
call 617.951.0010

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NEST Grants Deadline

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

New England States Touring Program (NEST)
Deadline: March 1

NEST is a cooperative program with the state arts agencies of New England that provides support to nonprofits for performances, readings, and related community activities by artists on the New England States Touring list, or “roster.” Nonprofit presenters may choose from over 900 New England writers, performing artists, and ensembles listed on the NEST roster and apply for NEST funding to help support an engagement by
one of these artists, as long as that artist is based outside of the presenter’s home state. *A “presenter” is any nonprofit organization that is interested in bringing cultural arts programming to its community. Libraries, schools, theatres, service agencies, & arts organizations are all examples of eligible nonprofits that can apply for NEST funding as presenters.

For more information about NEST or to download an application, go to http://www.nefa.org/grantprog/nest/index.html email
regionaltouring@nefa.org or call NEFA at 617-951-0010

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005

“William Allen, “Craters of the Planets or their Moons” – on view at White Electric, February 2005


How to Make Good Pictures – A Reading

Kathleen Hughes will read from her novel-in-process “How to Make Good Pictures”
William Allen – will read from a new poem “A History of the Azores”

What: Literature, art, coffee, cake, and conversation
Where: White Electric Coffee, 711 Westminster, Providence
When: March 5th between 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Contact: livingrm@earthlink.net

Kathleen Hughes is the author of the novel, Dear Mrs. Lindbergh (WW Norton 2003). A graduate of Yale University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, she teaches English at Providence Country Day school and lives with her family in Bristol.

William Allen is the author of The Man on the Moon (Persea and NYU, 1987) and Sevastopol: On Photos of War, (Xenos, 1997). He is a word artist as well as a poet, publishing art editions with Mark Patsfall Graphics, Inc., Cincinnati, OH. Work can be seen at www.ekphrases.com. He has a show currently at the Clay Street Press Gallery in Cincinnati, OH with sculptor Barbara Westermann.

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Thursday, February 24th, 2005


Position: Assistant to the Director of Programming and Director of Concerts
Reports to: Director of Programming and Director of Concerts
Location: Providence Performing Arts Center & Professional Facilities Management
Address: 220 Weybosset Street, Providence, RI 02903
Position: Entry Level
General Overview ~ Theatrical and Live Entertainment Programming Assistant

Assist in all aspects of the Talent Buying / Artistic Programming Process for six venues nationally. The venues exist in RI, CT, FL & CO. The disciplines are Broadway shows, contemporary concerts, comedy, dance, jazz, country, folk, symphony orchestras, opera, recitals, chamber ensembles, Latin, world, family, education and community outreach.


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Thursday, February 24th, 2005

PRINTED & PINNED opens Feb. 22nd, 2005. A reception with the artists will be held Friday, Feb. 25th from 6 – 9 PM. PRINTED: A portfolio of 14 silk screens in an edition of 25 from the best of Providence’s printers. Andrew Moon Bain, Mat Brinkman, Neil Burke, Pete Cardoso, Brian Chippendale, Johanna Dery, Jim Draper, Leif Goldberg, Jungil Hong, Raphael Lyon, Xander Marro, William Rodier, Erin Rosenthal & Pippi Zornoza. For a preview contact Sara Agniel at 401-272-1522 or sara@galleryagniel.com. PINNED: A collection of pins and brooches from European and American contemporary jewelers. Reiko Ishiyama, Todd Reed, Eduardo Rubio-Arzate, Barbara Seidenath, Sam Shaw & Lulu Smith. For a preview contact Martina Windels at 401-351-0968 or martina@martina-company.com

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Psychogeographic Studies

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

ProvFluxProvidence Initiative for Psychogeographic Studies is calling for submissions for Prov-Flux 2005, a
weekend of public interventions, lectures, and other events that encourage people to reinvent their social
spaces. For more information and a downloadable application, click here. The deadline for submissions is April 15.

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Pawtucket Arts Festival – Call for Proposals

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

PAF Call for proposals for the 2005 Pawtucket Arts Festival. The Festival will be held September 9 – 25. The deadline for proposals is March 1.

PAF’s Program Committee is seeking proposals for all artistic media, including poetry, sculpture, dance, music, theatre, and film. Proposals for education workshops will be also considered. Send proposals to Pat Zacks, Program Chair, c/o Pawtucket Arts Festival, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. For more information click here, or call Diane Agostini, 724-5200.

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ARTS Scholarships

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

The deadline for Providence Performing Arts 2005 ARTS Scholarships program is March 4. $500 in financial assistance is awarded to each of 25 winning Rhode Island students for summer arts education programs. Students aged 11 – 14 are eligible. Applications, guidelines, and summer arts program
can be picked up at the PPAC Administrative Office,
220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor, Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM. For more information call Cynthia
Goldsmith, 421-2997, X3105.

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Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Mayor Cicilline and The Department of Art, Culture & Tourism announce a call for proposals for the Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative, Summer 2005, creating artistic and cultural opportunities for youth, adults and families in the neighborhoods and public spaces of the City of Providence.

Full project guidelines and application materials are here: http://www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism/
Applications are due by March 15 at 4 PM.

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South County Art Association

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

SCAAThe South County Art Association is currently accepting teaching proposals for its Summer Education schedule. Teachers in ceramics, photography, drawing, painting, sculpting, metal working, jewelry making and any other fine art mediums are sought to conduct workshops or classes for adults. A workshop could be one or two days or afternoons. A class could be once a week for 4 to 8 weeks. We would be happy to contemplate any program you are interested in leading. Classes may be taught here in our drawing, sculpture or clay studios, outdoors at your choice of locations, or in your own facility.

Please complete and return to SCAA, a Teaching Proposal by March 15. Programs for this session will run from early June to late August, 2005. The Helme House Gallery is located two buildings east of the Kingstown Library on Route 138 in Kingston. Gallery Hours are Wednesday through Sunday, from 1 PM to 5 PM. For more information please call 783-2195. Or visit our website at www.southcountyart.org






brief summary of background:


1st choice (day/date/start-end times/number of weeks)

2nd choice (day/date/start-end times/number of weeks)


MATERIALS: Please include a separate page which can be copied for the students, listing the materials participants will need for the class.

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Installations for New York Grassroots Media Conference

Monday, February 21st, 2005

NY Grassroots Logo

The New York Grassroots Media Conference will feature a mini-video festival and art gallery during the course of the conference weekend of April 9-10 at the New School University.

Conference organizers are currently accepting submissions for art installations, audio, video and multi-media works. Special consideration will be given to projects and artistic efforts related to the theme of the conference: How can independent media best connect to communities organizing around issues of justice and equality? Preference will also be given to New York-based artists, though all are welcome to submit.

Deadline for submissions March 15

Send submissions to:

Denisse Andrade
Paper Tiger TV
339 Lafayette St.
New York, NY 10013

Please make sure to include:

Name and contact information including organizational organization (if any) address, phone and email. Include a 25-50 word bio of each presenting artist.

Title of piece

Format (audio, video, etc)

A 150-word “promo” description of your piece, ready for publication on the web and in the program guide. You can include website information so participants can access links to more information

Equipment and material wish-list, including space requirements. (We will try our best to accomodate as many requests as possible within the restrictions of space and budget.

All materials must be clearly labled with your name and phone number.
We do not guarantee the exhibition of your work.

Please contact the Conference Organizing Committee with any questions about the application process: send email inquiries to info@nycgrassrootsmedia.org or call Paper Tiger at 212.420-9045.

*Please be aware that we will do our best to protect your artwork, but the New York City Grassroots Media Conference will not be responsible for stolen or damaged artwork.

Deadline for submissions March 15


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Altar Magazine film submissions

Monday, February 21st, 2005

Altar Magazine, a forum for critical thought, coalition building, artistic creativity and activism, is seeking film submissions for a women’s history month event in New York City. The film must be directed or co-directed by a woman. Alter will consider productions in the follow categories: feature length (60 mins or longer), narrative, documentary, experimental, and short films (59 mins or shorter).

There is no entry fee. To have your film considered, please completely fill out and sign the Submission Form (below). A separate form is required for each film submitted.

Entrant/Production Company:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City: State or Province:
Postal Code: Country:
Work Phone: Home Phone:
Mobile: Fax:
Title of Film/Video:
Running Time:
Year Completed:
Country of Production:
How did you hear about us? (Please be specific):

Also include:
* One (1) VHS (in NTSC format only) or DVD of the film for the selection committee
* Full Film/Video Synopsis
* A 50-word description of the film or video (for promotional purposes)
* Director(s) biography (and photograph if you like)
* Full cast list and a complete and accurate list of credits
* Stills from the film (high resolution electronic files are acceptable)
* Press kit and/or electronic press kit (with posters if available).

NOTE: There is no limit to the number of entries. However, a separate submission form is required for each.


EXHIBITION FORMATS: BetaSP (either 4:3 or 16:9)

DEADLINE: March 1st (must arrive by March 1st)

RETURN OF YOUR MATERIALS: We do not return submission materials unless a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) is provided by the entrant.

RECEIPT CONFIRMATION: Due to the high volume of submissions we cannot confirm receipt of submission materials by phone or email. If you would like confirmation that we received your submission, please include a Self Addressed Stamped Postcard with your film title on it and we will send this upon receipt or entrants can send submissions with a traceable form of shipping (Fed Ex, UPS etc.)

If you have any questions, please contact info@altarmagazine.com. Please feel free to forward this information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mandy Van Deven
Altar Magazine


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Call for Filmmakers – Courthouse Center for the Arts

Monday, February 21st, 2005

Call for local filmmakers’ works (ideally under 20 minutes in length) to be shown as part of our LOCAL FILMMAKERS’ EVENING on Tuesday April 19th.If you have a completed, or near-completed film and currently reside in Rhode Island – you are eligible. There is NO ENTRY FEE.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION of film (dvd or vhs format) is THURSDAY MARCH 3rd by 4:00 pm. Drop off at the Courthouse Center for the Arts Tuesday – Friday between 10 am – 4 pm.
Include the following:
1) vhs or dvd copy of film
2) your name & contact information (address, phone, e-mail)
3) a 2 to 3 sentence synopsis of your film, film length, & writer, director, producer, and actors’ names
4) one paragraph on yourself, including: current town of residence, hometown, approximate age (i.e. teen, 20s, 30s, 80s etc), what you are currently involved in work-wise, school-wise, life-wise!
5) confirmation you will be available on the evening of APRIL 19th for a post-film discussion session.
Questions: Call CCA at 401-782-1018, ask for Jocelyn Donaghue

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