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Project Assistant Position Available

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Partnership for Creative Industrial Space (PCIS)
Monohasset Mills

Partnership for Creative Industrial Space and the Monohasset Mill project are looking for an outgoing person with good communication skills to support organizational and marketing efforts for both groups. The part-time project assistant position would assist in showing available spaces for artist work studios for rent and artist live/work condos for sale. Responsibilities include bookkeeping, responding to phone and email inquiries, scheduling and conducting tours, maintaining database of interested tenants, working with artists and their space needs, and processing tenant applications. Bookkeeping and grant writing experience a big plus. The ideal candidate would possess excellent communications skills and organizational capabilities, have an interest in the arts and working with artists, and a desire to grow a career in the arts industry. Experience with Word, Excel and Quickbooks necessary. 16-20 hours per week/flexible schedule. Salary: $11,000 year, with 4 weeks unpaid vacation.

Send letters of interest and resumes to: info@pcisprov.org or PCIS, 27 Sims Avenue, Providence, RI 02909. No phone calls please.

Partnership for Creative Industrial Space (PCIS) works to facilitate artists and small business growth through real access of space in the city of Providence. Visit our website at www.pcisprov.org. The Monohasset Mill Project is creating an artist community through an adaptive re-use development of an historic mill in the Valley neighborhood of Providence. Visit www.millproject.org.

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Affordable Studio Space for Rent

Friday, April 29th, 2005

Partnership for Creative Industrial Space (PCIS) announces the availability of affordable studio space at Conley’s Wharf, 200 Allens Avenue in Providence. The renovated mill in Providence’s waterfront is available for commercial lease in 1-5 year leases for between $5 – 8 square foot (per year) plus association fee for artists and creative small businesses.

· Fully renovated, code compliant
· Open space layout, divided to tenant requirements
· Studios between approx 700 and 3500 square feet for single of shared/divided occupancy
· Gallery Space for non-juried tenant and public exhibitions
· Common meeting room for non-profits and other events
· Access to pier for recreation, boating, outdoor sculpture
· Wi Fi Access
· Central Air Conditioning
· Freight elevator and 3 phase

PCIS is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to facilitate artistic and small business growth through advocacy and real access of space in the City of Providence. We work to preserve and provide affordable and sustainable commercial space in the Mill District, connecting the local creative sector with the revitalization efforts that directly impact the fabric of our city, its community and its’ attraction as a destination.

For more information, visit PCIS’ website at www.pcisprov.org, or email info@pcisprov.org.

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First Works events

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Contact: Marian Purviance
401 421-4ART/ marian@firstworksprov.org
April 18, 2005
JPEGS: Available upon request
Experience the Art of What’s Fun!
FirstWorksKids – An International Performance Festival
June 25, 2005 / Kick-off events June 24th, Providence, RI

FirstWorksKids launches summer in downtown Providence in a big way with performing arts and artists from
Puerto Rico, Peru, Mexico, Cambodia, Bolivia, Russia, China, India, and the United States. The second annual FirstWorksKids family festival presents an array of spectacular sights and sounds that combine classical cultural traditions with many “first-time-in-Providence” performances. RISD Museum’s Free-for-All Saturday joins the FirstWorksKids festival in a blaze as a first-time partner with an all-day Salute the Sun program of special events.

HIGHLIGHTS: On June 24th FirstWorksKids kicks-off with a Waterplace Park concert by New York’s Los Pleneros de la 21 -spanning three generations of Puerto Rican musicians and Rhode Island’s exuberant Yoruba 2 dancers. This year’s June 25th festival features The Frog Bride, a magical multimedia performance of a classic Russian fairytale proclaimed “Altogether enchanting!” by the New York Times. Presented with masterworks from Prokofiev and Kandinsky, The Frog Bride will be performed at the RISD Auditorium at 1:30 and 4 pm. The Frog Bride is told by David Gonzalez — “picture a NY Puerto Rican version of Bill Cosby!” (Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY.) Percussion virtuoso Donald Knaack, a hit of last year’s festival, returns to Providence with his legendary JunkJam™. At 6 pm, RISD Museum’s Free-for-All-Saturday presents a celebration of the Peruvian Sun Festival Inti Raymi with Inca Son musicians and dancers. The Festival concludes with “Tales by Torchlight” at 7:30pm as a prelude to the lighting of a full Waterfire.

FirstWorksKids emphasizes accessibility for everyone and is presented free with a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for children. For more information and schedule visit www.firstworksprov.org.

This intergenerational arts extravaganza is presented by FirstWorks, the group that gave Providence 18 years of First Nights, in collaboration with Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism. FirstWorks, heralded after its first year by Mayor David N. Cicilline as an “unprecedented success,” also presents the ground-breaking FirstWorksProv Festival each fall in Providence.

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19 turns 19

Monday, April 25th, 2005

“19 turns 19″, Come to City Hall on Gallery Night May 19th, 5:00-9:00, to celebrate the anniverary of Nineteen on Paper, a group of artists united by their interest in making works on and of paper. Over 60 works by member artists are displayed on two floors of Providence City Hall. The show runs from April 18-May 27 at 25 Dorrance Street, Providence RI. The exhibit is free and open to the public during general business hours. For more
information visit www.nineteenonpaper.com

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Live/Work Space Available – Newport

Monday, April 25th, 2005

Artist Live/Work Space – Share our three bedroom house in Newport, Rhode Island! Available May 1. Located off Broadway, our house is right in town. Walk to everything! Ride your bike to the beach or the wildlife refuge! On street parking. We have a washer/ dryer, and high speed internet connection. Use your room as your studio (but, please, no resins, power tools, or anything else toxic or noisy). $550 per month includes phone, cable, high speed internet and electric. Contact Cynthia at mayqueen2@cox.net.

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We’ve “Upped the Ante”

Monday, April 25th, 2005

We posted this opportunity and got no response, so we decided to “kick in” another $500 and bring the total offering up to $1,000.

The Rhode Island Department of Administration is seeking designs from artists to enhance an area of office space in the William Powers Administration Building (that’s One Capitol Hill, the building the Arts Council offices are in). Artists are asked to submit design ideas for two partitions that measure about 12′ 6″ long and 2′ wide, open spaces at the top of the partitions measure 1′ wide, 11’8″ long and approximately 1′ deep. Designs may be for artwork that is set into the partitions or that is attached to the top of the partitions. Artwork may extend vertically from the top of the partitions to the ceiling, a distance of about 58″ (such designs should have some light permeability).

Proposals should include narrative description of the proposed installation including dimensions, materials, process for installation and potential maintenance needs. Proposals should also include sketches or other visual representation of the proposed installation.

The selected artist will be responsible for creation and insallation of the artwork. Selected artist will receive a stipend of $1,000 including labor and materials.

Please send proposals and resume/CV to Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02908.

DOA Partitions 1 DOA partitions 2

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First Works events

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

FirstWorksKids launches summer in downtown Providence in a big way with performing arts and artists from Puerto Rico, Peru, Mexico, Cambodia, Bolivia, Russia, China, India, and the United States. The second annual FirstWorksKids family festival presents an array of spectacular sights and sounds that combine classical cultural traditions with many “first-time-in-Providence” performances. RISD Museum’s Free-for-All Saturday joins the FirstWorksKids festival in a blaze as a first-time partner with an all-day Salute the Sun program of special events.

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Rite of Spring

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

Rhode Island Theatre Ensemble with Full Circle Arts Institute presents: rite of spring

An eight week celebration of the arts featuring theater, music, dance and the visual arts

ISMENE March 31st – April 16th
FULL CIRCLE FEST April 21st – May 7th
featuring ‘The Alchemist’ May 5th – May 7th
NEW WORKS on the FRINGE May 12th – May 21st

all shows Thursday – Saturday @ 8 pm, doors open @ 7 pm
with gallery featuring works of local Visual Artists,
Coffee Exchange Coffee, and Snacks

$12/ $10 Seniors, Students, Artists

Performed at First Unitarian Church 250 Washington St., Downtown Providence

Festival Passes Available

call 401 383 5146 or contact rite@cox.net for tickets
and information

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Thursday, April 21st, 2005

JAZZ IS A RAINBOW: A Jazz Songbook with vocalist Sharon Mazyck & 6 rising stars

Directed by Robb Dimmick, Written and Musically Directed by Michael Palter & Lynne Jackson

Friday, April 29, 5:30pm
West End Community Center
109 Bucklin Street, Providence

Saturday, April 30, 2:00pm
West Bay Manor
2783 W. Shore Rd., Warwick

Sunday, May 1, 2:00pm
Barrington Public Library,
281 County Road, Barrington

Free and Open to the Public
Receptions to follow

Funded by
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

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The Bert Gallery and Gallery night

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Bert Gallery
Gallery Night Providence is tomorrow night, April 21st, and Bert Gallery will be offering a sneak peak at its new exhibit, ‘Color Matters,’ from 5 to 9pm!

A mix of contemporary and historic paintings, “Color Matters” explores the evolving language of color, what artists have to say about its role in their work, and how viewers experience its meanings. Find out what your favorite color is in grabbing a color fortune cookie and use the color wheel to gain further “color” knowledge.

Contemporary Artists include Denise Baxter, Frank Gasbarro, Kate Huntington, Paula Martiesian, and
Nick Paciorek.

Historic Artists include James Herbert, Francis Hamabe, Charles W. Stetson, George Whitaker,
Antonio Cirino, and others!

Park along South Water Street by the Fish Company and Corliss Landing or pick up the Art Bus for free at the back of Citizens Plaza downtown or any one of the 27 Galleries who participate in Gallery Night! Locations listed at www.gallerynight.info For more information call 751-2628.

Bert Gallery – www.bertgallery.com 401-751-2628
540 South Water Street Providence, RI 02903

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Casting Call

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Providence Film Collaborative logo
Thought you might be interested in the following casting call, provided via the Providence Film Collaborative:

From: Paul Kelly

Film Location: 70 Ship Street,Providence,RI View Map
When: Saturday, April 23, 6:30pm
Sleep: A Novel
A Production of the Providence Film Collaborative
Directed by Broto Chakrabarti

We are looking for people to build a crowd scene for
the PFC Films Production, Sleep: A Novel. The scene
depicts a silent vigil being observed by a crowd
outside a hospital. No acting experience required.

The Providence Film Collaborative
(http://www.pfcfilms.com) is a local group of
filmmakers that has been working on independent film
projects since 2003.

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone
who might be interested. No matter how this reaches
you though, please email casting@pfcfilms.com if you’d
like to come!

Each attendee will be entered into a raffle for two
free tickets to the Cable Car Cinema!

Saturday April 23, 2005

1st Group: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
2nd Group: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Brown Biomedial Centre,
70 Ship St, Providence, RI


(Please send an e-mail with your name, contact
information, and the time you can come)

In the event of questionable weather, any rain date
announcements will be made by 4pm on the PFC homepage

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2005


The Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island (A&BC/RI) is calling all artists and designers to help us create a collection of new and original Providence merchandise! T-shirts and postcards designed by YOU will go on sale at our brand new ArtTix information, ticketing, and retail space at 10 Dorrance Street, Suite 102. Sales will kick off on May 19th at 5:00pm when we officially open the new location and celebrate with drinks, hors d’oeuvres and music!

Designs should revolve around one of the following themes:

The City of Providence Providence Arts & Entertainment
Providence Historical Architecture Providence as a Culinary Center
Providence Neighborhoods Providence for Kids

A panel will review all entries and select one postcard and one t-shirt design for the Providence for Kids category, and one postcard and one t-shirt design from up to four out of the five other categories.

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Monday, April 18th, 2005

Friday & Saturday April 22 & 23 8pm/$15
The Carriage House, 9 Duncan

Reservations: 831-9479

This original musical comedy by (2005 RISCA Fellowship Merit Award Winner) Elizabeth Keiser explores the consequences of ignorance in society. By magnifying reality and embracing the supernatural, IgnorAnt© lets us laugh at the absurd, while allowing us to glimpse the dire costs of societal unawareness. Showcasing pedestrian pettiness and glamorizing greed, Keiser’s work makes ants of us all. With Keiser’s comical characters and Big Nazo’s creatures in the mix, IgnorAnt© will have you chuckling at human nature.

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Magic LanternPresents “The Animation Show”

Monday, April 18th, 2005

Wednesday the 20th of April at 9:30pm
at the Cable Car Cinema (204 S. Main St., Providence, RI)

Magic Lantern Presents “The Animation Show”

This Animation Extravaganza will soften even the most hardened of hearts – featuring a mash-up of international and local artists in a tasty stew of the old and the new, tonight’s films employ techniques ranging from drawn animation to cut-out to stop-motion to painting-on-glass to direct animation to optically printed special effects. It should be remembered that Animation is Magic, and each film screened here dutifully embodies that sentiment. Curated by Providence’s own Jo Dery and featuring the world premiere of her new film!

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MadCat Tour and Call for Submissions

Monday, April 18th, 2005

Mad Cat
MadCat is back on tour in the East Coast. Coming up April 20 at University of Rhode Island. Plus two more in NYC.

Ariella Ben-Dov of the MadCat Film Festival will present
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER at University of Rhode Island at 4pm on April 20
For more info email Jean Walton at jwalton@uriacc.uri.edu

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER curated by Ariella Ben-Dov
Using animation, documentary and experimental filmmaking this series reveals how these artists question their governments and challenge their actions.

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Curatorial Opportunity – April 25 Deadline

Monday, April 18th, 2005

New Art Center
The New Art Center has a 27-year tradition of using the Main Gallery for group exhibitions (two persons or more) curated by an exhibiting artist or independent curator. Since May 1991 we have continued this tradition through a public call for proposals.

Proposals can involve works in a single medium, embrace several media, or combine visual arts with poetry, music, film, dance, or other performance. They can be organized around aesthetics or technique; or have social, cultural, historical, intellectual, or political themes. Proposals that focus on cultural diversity or include artists of diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Proposals that include one or more educational components are strongly encouraged. Curators who are artists themselves may include their work in the exhibition, but it should not be the central focus.

Please view the Curatorial Guidelines.

Please contact Ceci Mendez, Exhibitions Director, at (617) 964-3424 for more information.

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Meet the Composer and NEST – June 1 Deadline

Friday, April 15th, 2005

In cooperation with Meet the Composer, Inc., 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.
Program Goals

Meet the Composer seeks to increase opportunities for composers in New England by fostering the creation, performance, dissemination, and appreciation of their music, and to provide meaningful interactions and experiences between composers, their music, and the citizens of New England.

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Finding a Residency to Support Your Art

Friday, April 15th, 2005

The Alliance of Artists Communities and RISD’s Alumni & Career Services Office present:
“Time and Space for Your Creativity: Finding a Residency to Support Your Art”

Learn about the hundreds of artists’ residency opportunities available for artists of all kinds and every career stage. Hear from the directors of several residency programs, including Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Fine Arts Work Center, the Ragdale Foundation, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005
5:15 – 6:30pm
Metcalf Refectory, Room B (on RISD’s campus)
30 Waterman Street, Providence

This presentation is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

For more information, contact the Alliance of Artists Communities at 401-351-4320 or visit www.artistcommunities.org/RIevent.html

The Alliance of Artists Communities is the professional association of artists’ residencies, communities, colonies and retreats. Their popular book, Artists Communities: A Directory of Residencies That Offer Time and Space for Creativity, is now in its third edition.

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Want to serve on a RISCA panel?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005

People serving on a RISCA panel?You want a grant from the state, but the last thing you want is for some government bureaucrat to decide whether you get a grant, and how much you should get. (We actually are very nice people: we just shouldn’t be in the business of making those kinds of decisions.)

Like many other state arts councils, we use panels of artists, teachers and arts administrators to review grant applications. These peer review panels are made up of people who are actually “in the field” creating art or working in the arts, who can discuss and make recommendations to our Council on what grants we should award. Serving on a panel is educational (if you apply for grants) and fun!

So, are you interested? If you’d like to serve on a RISCA panel go to http://www.arts.ri.gov/panelist.htm and fill out a simple form. Don’t sign up if you have submitted an application at this deadline, or are involved in some way in a project application. There are only a few openings each year, so “many are called, but few are chosen.” It helps us to know there are talented people out there interested in participating in this process. Look forward to hearing from you.

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Workshops for Kids at RISD

Thursday, April 7th, 2005

School Vacation Week Workshops at the RISD Museum, April 19-21
Come to the RISD Museum during April school-vacation week and see how artists portray the seasons. Children ages 5-11 join art-making workshops in the galleries of the Museum with instructors who will sometimes read a story, other times play a clue game, and every time lead you to create a work of art inspired by what you see. Workshops change everyday so you will be sure to find something new and exciting to do.

$5 per child per day. Museum members and RISD Faculty pay $3
Limit 75 children each day. There is no charge if a parent wishes to stay.

For complete details, go to those specific dates on the Museum calendar or call Becky Pagan at 401 454-6531.

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