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Native American Arts Conference

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Atlatl, Inc. – Native Arts Network 2005 Conference
Leadership in Cultural Policy

Phoenix, Arizona – Atlatl, Inc. announces the 10th Biennial meeting of
artists, scholars, curators, educators and arts organization leaders that
gather to examine trends and issues in the field of Native American arts.
The conference is hosted in collaboration with the Smithsonian National
Museum of the American Indian and is supported in part by an award from the
National Endowment for the Arts.

Phoenix based Atlatl, Inc. is a non-profit organization for Native American
arts established in 1977. The mission of Atlatl is to promote the vitality
of contemporary Native American art through self determination in cultural

The Native Arts Network 2005 Conference will be held at the National Museum
of the American Indian on the National Mall, Washington DC on November
16-18, 2005. This conference will be examining the role of art in
contemporary Native culture as well as critical issues in education and
technology that effect Native art, cultural workers and organizations.

Shunnalee Pedro
Atlatl, Inc.

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NEFA Newsletter-opportunities-calendar

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

NEFA’s Regional Programs Newsletter
New England States Touring, Meet the Composer and Expeditions are programs of New England Foundation for the Arts that provide funding for performing & cross-disciplinary arts activity in the New England region.

* NEFA Awards over $37,000 for Regional Touring Projects
* Idea Swap Save-the-Date
* Revised Criteria for Regional Grant Programs
* MatchBook.org
* Featured Project
* Upcoming NEFA Grant Deadlines
* NEFA-Funded Events


Welcome back to our regional touring newsletter –
this month’s issue is packed with news and upcoming
opportunities from NEFA. One item of particular
note that you’ll read below is the release of revised
funding criteria for the NEST and Meet the
Composer/New England programs, and new and
improved application forms for all of our regional
touring programs.

Though it’s still beach weather outside, like many of
you, we’re already focusing on the fall, with several
exciting events on the calendar, including the 4th
annual Idea Swap networking event and launch of
MatchBook.org , our new performing arts website. If
you have any questions about NEFA programs or
activities please feel free to call or email me or
Program Assistant, Christine Lamas

Rhode Island liaison to NEFA: Wini Lambrecht at RISCA (winnie@arts.ri.gov)

Adrienne Petrillo, Program Manager for Presenting & Touring
NEFA Awards over $37,000 for Regional Touring Projects

We’re pleased to announce recent grant recipients
for NEFA’s regional performing arts touring programs:
New England States Touring (NEST) and Meet the
Composer, which award grants on a quarterly basis.
This quarter’s NEST and Meet the
Composer grants totaled $37,005.

NEST is a cooperative program with the
state arts agencies of New England, providing
support to nonprofits for performances, readings, and
related community activities by artists on the New
England States Touring list, or “roster”. The NEST
program strives to provide artists with the
opportunity to enrich their work through contact with
a variety of communities.
NEST grant awards this
quarter totaled $26,350.

Meet the Composer seeks to
increase opportunities for composers by fostering the
creation, performance, dissemination, and
appreciation of their music, and providing meaningful
interactions and experiences between composers,
their music, and the citizens of New England. This
quarter, Meet the Composer grantees were awarded
a total of $10,655.
Idea Swap Save-the-Date

Mark November 3, 2005 on your calendars for this
year’s fun and productive networking event, the Idea
Swap! The Idea Swap is an annual convening hosted
by NEFA’s Expeditions program that gives artists and
representatives of non-profit organizations the
opportunity to gather and share ideas for touring
projects for the New England region that may qualify
for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions program.

Get your skis ready because this year’s Idea Swap
will take place at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton,
MA. Registration for the event will be available later
this summer, so stay tuned!

Revised Criteria for Regional Grant Programs

Newly revised NEST and Meet the Composer funding
criteria are now available on NEFA’s website (www.nefa.org). Be sure
to read them over for your next grant request.

New and improved NEST, Meet the Composer,
Expeditions and Presenter Travel Fund application
forms are also available for download on the website.


We’re now only a couple of months from the “soft
launch” date for MatchBook.org, our online performing
arts marketplace that’s been in the works for the last
two years. Site development is humming along, and
the MatchBook.org ‘look and feel’ was met with much
enthusiasm when NEFA staff recently presented the
project at the New England Consortium of
Artist Educator Professionals (NECAP) town meeting
in Vermont.

When the site goes live in early fall, all New England-
based performing artists will be able to go online and
create a free ‘profile’ on the site, with the option of
adding streaming audio and video clips of their work.

Featured Project

In conjunction with National Poetry Month, The Arts Alliance of
Northern New Hampshire (AANNH) received a
New England States Touring grant from NEFA this
year for “Poetry without Fear”; a successful seven-
day residency with Connecticut’s award winning
poet, author and teacher Reggie Marra .

The New England States Touring program strives to
give the citizens of New England access to
excellence and diversity in the live performing and
literary arts, and is funded by the National
Endowment for the Arts and the six New England
state arts agencies.
Upcoming NEFA Grant Deadlines

Don’t Forget! Thursday, September 1 is the next
grant application deadline for NEFA’s regional touring
programs: Meet the Composer and New England States Touring.

NEFA-Funded Events

Check out NEFA’s online events calendar for a look at
upcoming performances funded by our grant

email: regionaltouring@nefa.org
phone: 617.951.0010
web: http://www.nefa.org
New England Foundation for the Arts | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor | Boston | MA | 02111

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Dig Fine Art – Breathe

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Please join Dig Fine Art for a Special Preview of their new show featuring work by Joyce Utting Schutter on Gallery Night (Thursday, July 21). All are also welcome to an artist reception on Friday, July 22 from 5-9 pm. Concurrently, the gallery will show small abstractions by Texas artist Scottie Parsons as well as recent landscapes by Alfredo Lorenzo.

374 Atwells Ave, Providence 02903

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At the Steelyard this week . . .

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005


Tuesday, July 26 from 7-9 pm
Book Release & Presentation: Belltown Paradise/Making Their Own Plan

This double-book tells inspiring stories through the eyes of artists, environmental visionaries, and local citizens who have reshaped their neighborhoods in Seattle, Chicago, Portland, Hamburg, and Barcelona. Each section highlights examples of successful community initiatives: neighborhood renovation, urban farming and gardening, community resource centers, open space reclamation, environmental planning, and community housing. Co-compilers and editors Brett Bloom and Ava Bromberg will present their double-book, share stories, and answer questions. Drinks start at 7 pm.

Saturday, July 30 at 7 pm – Midnight
Woolly Fair: An outdoor variety show of music, language, and art-type things

Join the Steel Yard at this Open Call for works of all sorts, shapes and voices. Enjoy five hours of fun-filled theatrics, spoken word, and show-and-tell activities in the yard. All are welcome to join. Contact Sam at woollyfair@earthlink.net, call the Steel Yard at 401-273-7101, or visit
www.thesteelyard.org to Show Us Your Gifts.

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International Prize for Performance

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento presents International Prize for Performance: final days to participate in the selection!

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento:


Deadline: August 1st, 2005
Finale: September 9th and 10th, 2005
Award: 5,000 Euro and other minor prizes

Contact: Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento
Via Belenzani 46, 38100 Trento – Italy
Phone +39 0461 985511

These are the final days to submit an application for the first International Prize for Performance, a unique and innovative initiative, launched by the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento (Italy), in collaboration with drodesera> centrale fies and with the support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto.

Artists of all nationalities, thirty-five years or younger, can participate by completing the electronic application located on the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporea of Trento’s website by August 1st, 2005 (For more information, consult the official announcement at http://www.workartonline.net or send inquiries to performance@galleriacivica.it).

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Job Opportunity at Off the Curb

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Off the Curb
Studio Manager – part time position

Looking for a dynamic, outgoing personality that is knowledgable in dance (especially hip hop) and fitness!!! Job duties include hiring and training new instructors, developing new classes for schedule, scheduling instructors, promoting studio, administrative work in studio!!!

Looking to hire immediately – references required!!!

Email Jackie offthecurb@offthecurb.com
or call 401-849-1118

Off The Curb Take a negative and make it positive!!!
Jackie Henderson off the curb
off the curb studio
390 west main road, 2nd floor
middletown ri 02842

Mailing address: po box 415
newport ri 02840
jackiehenderson@verizon.net tel: 401-849-1118

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Call to Artists – Artwork influenced by Providence’s West Side

Monday, July 25th, 2005

The West Broadway Neighborhood Association invites artists to submit their work for our 2005 “Go West: Art and Architecture” event and art sale to be held on October 20, 2005. Following the event, artwork will continue to be shown and sold at local venues throughout the Westside until November 20th, 2005.

Artists’ work should reflect the “scenes, images and community” of the West Side of Providence. Creative Interpretation around this theme is encouraged –works portraying the physical landscape, people and spirit of the West Side as well as work utilizing materials from the West Side will be considered. This is an open, non-juried show and all work submitted that is consistent with the theme will be shown.

Artists may each submit one piece to be shown. All forms of visual media that reflect the theme of the show are welcome (including clothing design, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, etc). Works need not be new, but current works are encouraged. Please include a brief artist’s statement and explain how your piece addresses the theme with your submission.

·Registration deadline is August 20th, 2005; work should be completed and submitted to the WBNA, 1560 Westminster Street, Providence, RI, no later than October 1st, 2005. Work submitted should be ‘ready to hang’.

·WBNA will display and sell artwork submitted at the GO WEST event and at various West Side venues until November 18th 2005. Sale Prices will be determined jointly between the artist and the WBNA. The artist will receive a 50% split of the sale price. We are seeking a wide range of work and price levels.

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Westfield LOFTS- Affordable live/work space for artists

Monday, July 25th, 2005


Live/Work Artist Space
22 Affordable 1 and 2 bedroom loft style apartments
from $498/month + utilities *(income guidelines apply)
47 low cost 1 & 2 bedroom lofts
$850 – $1300 +utilities

Available December 2005
Special Preview to Artist Community

Wednesday, July 27
4 pm
Dexter and Westfield Street entrance
For Information call Donna at 739-0100

• 712 – 1464 square feet
• New historic rehab
• High ceilings
• Exposed brick
• High ceilings and wonderful natural light
• Applianced kitchens
• Washer dryer hookups
• On site laundry
• Intercom controlled court yard entry
• Community room
• On site parking
• Readily available public transportation

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Providence Art Club – Call for young artists

Monday, July 25th, 2005

Providence Art Club
11 Thomas Street
Providence RI 02903


Deadline: September 30, 2005 at 4pm.

The Providence Art Club is now accepting exhibition proposals for review from young artists in Rhode Island. This prestigious scholarship provides one young artist with the opportunity to have their first solo exhibition with all expenses paid at the historic Providence Art Club Dodge House Gallery during the Spring 2006 season.

Open to all artists under thirty years of age living, working and/or studying in Rhode Island. This must be the first solo exhibition of your career. Proposals of work in any media will be accepted.

The Providence Art Club provides:
- set budget for framing costs if framing is applicable
- food and beverages for the opening reception
- set budget for design, printing and postage of a postcard invitation
- press releases
- listings in Art New England, ArtsMedia, Gallery Guide, and local newspapers
- gallery signage
- physical assistance in preparing the space/installation
- processing of all sales (the Art Club receives 40% of all sales of artwork)
- some insurance of artwork (the Providence Art Club carries a blanket policy covering fire, theft, and breakage. The insurance value is considered 2/3 of the sale price, but no piece is insured for more than $250)

Please visit www.providenceartclub.org for guidelines and application.
Contact: Lauren Cicione, Gallery Director, 401.331.1114 ext. 5

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PCP: Possibilities for a Creative Process

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

Matt and Robert

AS220 is pleased to announce a collaborative artist project with Boston artist Matt Templeton and AS220′s current Artist-In-Residence, Robert Janitz from Paris, France. For more information please call 401.831.9327 or send an email to neal@as220.org

PCP: Possibilities for a Creative Process

A project by Matt Templeton and Robert Janitz with the support of AS220.

Location: The former Dreyfuss Hotel, Corner of Washington and Mathewson Streets Providence, Rhode Island

Time: August 1-7, 2005; 9am – 5pm. Closing reception on August 7 from 5 – 8pm

Through their common interests in data collection, documentation and the mechanism of the creative process, visual artists Robert Janitz and Matt Templeton have developed a project for an artist-in-residence collaboration. Their project, PCP: Possibilities for a Creative Process, consists in exploring the ideal conditions for an artistic production while at the same time observing and analyzing the creative process.


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Aaron Gilbert at Gallery Agniel

Thursday, July 21st, 2005


Aaron Gilbert Reception Wednesday July 27th 5 – 8 PM
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2005 13:41:45 -0400

Aaron Gilbert at Gallery Agniel through August 19, 2005

Please join us for a midsummer reception with the artist

Wednesday July 27th, 2005 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Gallery Agniel
120 North Main Street
Providence, Rhode Island

Preview the show online at www.galleryagniel.com

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Feminine by Design – Call for Artists

Thursday, July 21st, 2005

The YWCA Northern Rhode Island is seeking participants for a day long celebration of women in the arts – Feminine by Design. If you are interested, please download and return the registration form (with a photo your artwork if possible) and a $50.00 non-refundable reservation fee. In return, you will receive:
A 6′ x 3′ table space at Feminine by Design
Mention in the YWCA Brochure, delivered to approximately 4,500 households in the Northern Rhode Island area
Event postcards and posters to distribute to your own mailing list
Recognition on the Feminine by Design web site
Deadline to reserve your space is Friday, September 9, 2005. Space is limited to the first twenty-nine responders, so we encourage you to return your registration fee as soon as possible. More details will follow once we receive your registration.

In addition to the reservation fee, we are asking all participants to donate 20% of their proceeds from the event (or $50, whichever is greater) to the YWCA Northern Rhode Island. Your tax-deductible donation will be used toward the YWCA’s children, youth, and adult programs.

By participating in Feminine by Design, you will be reaching a new audience while helping to further the YWCA’s mission to empower women and eliminate racism.

To find out more and download an application, go to www.femininebydesignri.org

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Free Theatre In The Park

Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Free Theatre In The Park
Thursday, July 21 6pm

Nehassaiu deGannes will perform excerpts of Door of No Return. An original solo-theatre piece culled from interviews, historical research, myth, memory and dreams.

Lippit Park on Providence’s East Side where Hope & Blackstone meet

Performed with live musical accompaniment: Cathy Clasper-Torch— violin, cello, thumb piano etc.
Nisha Purushotham— percussion

This poetic, theatrical piece–a blend of storytelling and performance– invites us on an excavation of Rhode Island’s multicultural landscape.

Come meet Maroca who lived in Rhode Island’s South County in the 1700′s. Come learn about Paul Cuffe, a Black Quaker who sailed to Sierra Leone in the early 1800′s. Come meet your neighbors, past and present, and consider who of us inherits Rhode Island’s cross-cultural legacies? Who gets to call this place home?

Door of No Return in Lippit Park
is a City of Providence’s Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative presentation.
It has received additional project support from RIF, RISCA & RICH and is being developed in partnership with Rites & Reason Theatre.

Look For A Full Production of Door of No Return
Rites & Reason 155 Angell Street Churchill House
January 26 – 29 & February 2 – 5, 2006

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

CALL FOR ART IN PUBLIC PLACES. Charles Missouri Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. Sculptures must be suitable for a yearlong exhibition (works may be for sale). A selection committee will select up to 10 sculptures. A $1,000 honorium will be awarded for each piece selected. A People’s Choice Award of $5,000 will be given for one piece of sculpture. The durability of the piece entered will be a factor in the selection process. Artwork must remain on display for one year. In an effort to pursue high quality, all artwork must be original work executed by the artist within the last two years. Artists will be solely responsible for the delivery of the sculpture to and from, and artists will be required to reclaim their work promptly at the end of the loan period. Install date October 10, 2005. Remove work October 10, 2006. Deadline for entry September 15, 2005. Artists may submit up to a maximum of three entries for jury with a non-refundable fee of $25. One slide/jpeg/ per entry or send a CD. Use jpeg on PC format only. Applications are available on line:
www.foundryartcentre.orgEmail jpegs to: director@foundryartcentre.org.
Mail entry fee and hardcopy entry form
mail to: Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Center, St Charles MO
63301 OR call: 636-255-0270

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Exhibition opportunity: Women of the African Diaspora

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

Women of the African Diaspora
Woman Made Gallery, (Chicago IL)

The exhibition is open to original work in all media by women from the African Diaspora that addresses diasporal concerns or topics in form or content. Entries may be submitted by mail or by email. WMG will not accept cds with digital images. Information about the exhbition and guidelines are here: www.womanmade.org/entryform.html – Use the Digital Entry Form http://womanmade.org/digitalentries.html to submit digital files (jpgs) online. By mail: send slides of up to three works, a statement of 50 to 100 words and the entry fee to Woman Made Gallery. Juror: Kymberly Pinder – Exhibition Dates: Oct. 7 – Nov. 10, 2005

Application/Entry Fee: $20

Application Deadline: 07/27/05

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Paul Austerlitz and “Real People”

Monday, July 18th, 2005

Paul Austerlitz
This Tuesday at 6:00 pm, Paul Austerlitz (jazz cat, music scholar, kung fu bad-ass) will be playing with his group at the Fox Point Branch library! Come check him out (if it’s nice it will be outside in the courtyard).

Fox Point Branch Library
Tuesday July 19th – 6pm
90 Ives street – below the Boys & Girls Club

Paul Austerlitz has recorded numerous CDs featuring his compositions, including Double-Take (with poet Michael Harper) and A Bass Clarinet in Santo Domingo and Detroit, which presents a fusion of Afro-Caribbean and freely-improvised jazz idioms. Recorded with Caribbean and North American musicians in the Dominican Republic and Detroit, it features the brilliant Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Austerlitz has also worked with musicians such as the King of Merengue, Joseito Mateo; Doc Cheatham: Julius Hemphill; Roswell Rudd; and Gunter Hampel.

Paul Austerlitz also works as a scholar in the field of ethnomusicology (the study of world music), conducting research on jazz and Caribbean music. He is the author of the premiere study of Dominican music, Merengue: Dominican Music and Dominican Identity as well as a book on jazz entitled Jazz Consciousness: Music Race, and Humanity. He is the recipient of several awards, most recently, the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship for Music Composition from the Rhode Island Foundation.

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Happy Birthday, AS220

Monday, July 18th, 2005

Bert Crenca, leader of the merry band of AS220-itesOn behalf of all of us here at the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, our heartfelt congratulations to AS220, Providence’s extraordinary contemporary arts complex, for reaching the ripe old age of 20.

Most organizations that concentrate on presenting the work of living artists struggle, year after year, to succeed. Many disappear long before their 20th year in operation. AS220 has succeeded because it is deeply committed to a community of artists, not in any juried or judgmental way but because they recognize that artists contribute to the strength and vitality – the essence – of what is best about life in our state.

Congratulations to AS220 on reaching this milestone, and best wishes to it and all who support its work. Here’s looking forward to another twenty years of success.


Randall Rosenbaum
Executive Director

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Newport Gallery Seeking Artists

Friday, July 15th, 2005

The IRIS Gallery in Newport is seeking artisans to sell their work at the gallery on consignment. IRIS is an acronym for Indigenous Rhode Island Style. The gallery carries contemporary original and Giclee fine art (the gallery will pay for the Giclee), designer jewelry, functional ceramics and glassware, and wearable art. In order to set up a review of your work for possible inclusion in the gallery, please contact Janet Novack at 619-2422 or iris@irisgalleryri.com.

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Public art project opportunity

Friday, July 15th, 2005

Public art project opportunity for the Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver. Further information and applications are on CaFÉ(tm); www.callforentry.org

RTD – Louisianan Station:
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) of Denver, Colorado is the transportation agency for an eight-county area in Colorado serving a population of 2.5 million people. RTD is committed to increasing the number of original commissioned pieces of art throughout its district and is pleased to offer the next commissioned art opportunity on the new Southeast Corridor (T-REX), which is currently under construction, at the Louisiana*Pearl light rail station. Deadline, August 17, 2005. More information on this project is also available at; www.trexproject.com

No slides or hard copy materials will be accepted for this call. Each application must be submitted electronically via the CaFÉ(tm) Web site at www.callforentry.org
The deadline for applications is midnight August 17, 2005, Mountain Daylight Time in Denver, Colorado. Application deadlines in CaFÉ(tm) are timed according to the CaFÉ(tm) system server to close at midnight. Please plan accordingly so that you do not miss the deadline.

The CaFÉ(tm) team is available to assist you with CaFÉ(tm) system technical support up until 4:00 PM on August 17, 2005. If you have any technical related questions about CaFÉ(tm) submissions please contact us at cafe@westaf.org or call Monday-Friday 303-629-1166 or 1-888-562-7232.

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Hosts Needed for Visiting Filmmakers

Friday, July 15th, 2005

The Rhode Island International Film Festival needs community ambassadors for its Annual Festival, August 9-14, 2005
Every year, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) hosts hundreds of filmmakers from around the world: Italy, Spain, England, Germany, The Netherlands, Scotland, France, Australia, China, Japan, India, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, Thailand, Russia, the Czech and Slovak Republics, and Israel (and of course from throughout the United States). In August of 2004 during the main Festival, more than 230 filmmakers, directors, crew and cast members registered with the festival. Hosts are needed once again in this year to provide rooms for attending filmmakers. For participating hosts, the Festival will provide passes for the Rhode Island International Film Festival and upcoming special events. “Most of the filmmakers who visit our state for any of the festivals we present are just beginning their career path. Many will come to the United States or our state for the first time when their film premieres at RIIFF” says RIIFF Executive Director and founder, George T. Marshall. “In order to show friendship and true American hospitality, we have found that area hosts make for the best ambassadors. Indeed, our experience this summer was such a success for everyone involved. Many hosts have made long-term friendships and have been invited to visit the filmmakers they hosted. At the time when international relations continue to be at a critical point, it is our belief that the best way to spur understanding is to communicate and share our culture with artists from other lands.”

Hosts are not expected to provide meals. To become a RIIFF Ambassador or to find out more information about the
Festival, call Adam Short (401) 861-4445 day/eve info@film-festival.org

For more on the film festival go to www.film-festival.org
Columbus Theater
270 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903

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