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USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program Accepting Applications

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009


The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and the Getty Foundation have announced the 8th annual USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellowship, November 1-22, 2009.

The fellowship is a three-week education experience for six arts, culture, and entertainment editors, producers, and writers from online, print, radio, and television. Typically one to two of the fellows come from outside the United States. Journalists who cover the visual and performing arts, architecture, literature, and pop culture are welcome to apply. Staff, freelancers, and self-employed Web journalists are also encouraged to apply.


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Seeking Special Events Intern – Trinity Rep

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Special Events Intern Trinity Repertory Company
Department: External Relations
Reports to: Manager of Advertising and PR
Trinity Repertory Company seeks enthusiastic intern to provide assistance with special
event coordination. This is an unpaid internship. Letters of recommendation and
signatures for course credit evaluation can be provided as necessary, commensurate
with performance.
The External Relations Department of Trinity Repertory Company seeks a Special
Event Intern effective immediately through August 29, 2009 to assist with the planning
and execution of Savor Providence, its annual summer benefit. Savor Providence is a
new twist on the restaurant tasting event, where patrons purchase books of “tastes”
from Trinity Rep and can redeem those “tastes” at any of the participating restaurants
for pre-determined food and beverage items.
• Assist Advertising and Publicity Manager in pitching the event to potential
restaurant participants
• Obtain and track relevant paperwork for all participants
• Mailing and dropping off promotional literature
• Assist with the coordination of volunteers for event staffing purposes
• Be available the day of the event (8/29/09 from 11A-3P) to help staff the event
• Other various administrative tasks as needed
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of local restaurant scene
a plus. Must be either a graduate of or currently enrolled in college. Must be available
for 8-10 hours a week, M-F from 9a-5p.
Please send resume and brief cover letter to Jennifer Salcido at jsalcido@trinityrep.com
or by mail at 201 Washington St., Providence RI 02903. No phone calls please.

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MacColl Johnson Fellowship – Attention RI Writers

Thursday, June 25th, 2009
Attention writers: Apply for a $25,000 MacColl Johnson Fellowship 

The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund provides up to three $25,000 artist fellowships each year, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle.

The 2009 fellowships are for emerging and mid-career writers. 

MacColl Johnson Fellowships enable Rhode Island artists to concentrate time on the creative process, explore personal and professional development, and expand their bodies of work. The fellowships honor and enhance public recognition of local artists producing work of high aesthetic quality.

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Classes and calls for the film community

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

N. E. F. V. A. – (New England Film and Video Association)


The Lighting Class scheduled for Saturday June 27 is POSTPONED due to a last minute booking in New York for the Instructor.

Since the following weekend is July 4th, the class will likely be happening on Saturday, July 11.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. NEFVA will still be taking pre-registrations.

To pre-register please email: NEFVAfilms@aol.com

This is not an RIFC Production.




Exile Movies in association with TSL Production are currently seeking Production Assistants and Art Pa’s for their upcoming feature “smalltown” to be shot over the summer if interested please send an email to:

Info@rifcfilms.com or info@tslproduction.com

Please put in the subject line “smalltown”

These are unpaid positions with an opportunity to learn on the job. 

Thank you

Todd LeComte


This is an Affiliated RIFC Production




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Intern Wanted:

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Company: Paul Clancy
Job Title; Photography Intern and Archivist
Compensation: unpaid, none
Availability: Summer

Company Overview
Paul Clancy is a commercial and fine art photographer, located in downtown Providence, with over 25 years of professional experience. He is currently an artist-in-residence at AS220 and a former photo educator at Broad Street Studio.  Clancy’s work historically has been with the use of traditional film photography, Polaroid, hand made lenses, and unconventional self discovered techniques in the darkroom. Evolving these techniques and tools to accommodate his work in digital photography is his current focus. His unconventional photographs, coupled with architectural fragments of buildings of Providence, has earned him a reputation as archivist whose latest installation work is more akin to photo-archaeology. His commercial work has included national and international accounts such as Audi, Polaroid, Vail-Keystone, Sylvania, Levis, Blue Cross, Nature’s Way and Rockport. His photography has been published in PDN, Graphis, Archive, and Art Scope magazines.

Job Description
Intern will be responsible for assisting photographer on commercial shoots, and fine art projects, creating and maintenance of an archiving system for present and a long history of imagery, establishing a strong digital footprint for the web, post production of photo shoots in Lightroom and Photoshop. A curiosity and passion for historical film photo techniques and being part of the development of how they can translate digitally is important. 
The student will come away from the internship with a strong understanding of how to run a commercial photo business, balanced with showing fine art work, with a depth of knowledge in traditional film and digital photo techniques.

Requirements / Qualifications
Must have a curious mind and passion for all facets of photography coupled with an interest in new ways of looking at things. Possess a solid foundation of basic photography skills, with special emphasis on digital photography. Must be proficient in Lightroom, Photoshop, Mac OS, and web savvy. Capable of design and implementation of an archiving system. Ownership of your own laptop and love of Providence architecture a plus. Inventive by nature, good with fabrication and working with your hands.

How to Apply
Please send an e mail with your name and all your contact info, including phone number. Attach your resume, jpgs of your work, and a statement of intent. You will be contacted as soon as possible when materials are received.

Contact: Paul Clancy
Address: 115 Empire Street
City / State / Zip: Providence ,RI 02903
Email: paulclancy.mail@verizon.net
Web: paulclancyphotography.com
Phone: 401.339.9066
Posting Date: 05/11/2009

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A search for the next great artist

Thursday, June 25th, 2009
View This Announcement Online Here
3rd Ward Summer Solo Show: A Search for the Next Great Artist – www.3rdward.com/summersoloshow09
The Summer Solo Show is a nationwide open call for dynamic, inventive and provocative work of all mediums – sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking, illustration, installation, graphic design, video, and more! 

The selected artist will receive:

  • $1,000 cash grant
  • A solo exhibition in 3rd Ward’s gallery, complete with a massive opening reception
  • A 2-page spread in 3rd Ward’s quarterly publication
  • 1-month residency at 3rd Ward with FULL facility access
  • NYC wide exposure – post cards, flyers, press!

For this call we are joined by judges: Katherine Brinson, Curator at the Guggenheim, Amy Kisch of Sotheby’s and Jeremy Ortega, Art Director at Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine.

Submit your best work at www.3rdward.com/summersoloshow09

All submissions must be received by Thursday, July 2, 2009, 11:59 p.m.

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Call for Art Inspired by Nature

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Greenhouse announces Open Call for “Earth Focus/ Showcase of Art inspired by Nature” at Corliss Auditorium, URI Bay Campus on August 22nd.Since the fall of 2008, the youth-run environmental advocacy group,Greenhouse, based at Kettle Pond Visitor Center has been expanding and developing. The group, made up of a core group of 10 teenagers representing four area high schools uses art to encourage awareness and appreciation of the natural world. They figure,” summer is a great time to fine tune that song about the butterfly chrysalis you’ve been writing for your guitar, or that poem that you’ve only half written about that encournter with the owl on your walk.” So on August 22nd from 7-9 pm. at the Corliss Auditorium on the URI Bay Campus, the group will be culminate their year of public events by hosting “Earth Focus/ a Showcase of Art inspired by Nature.” The event will provide a venue for poets, singers, musicians, artists, and filmmakers of all ages to share their perspectives about the natural world, and how we can learn to live more in harmony with it.

Their student led programming has attracted a diverse audience to the Kettle Pond Visitor center beginning with a Night Hike last October with an attendance of over fifty teens and several families. They went on to plan other special events, establishing their own monthly, “Granola Bar” one Sunday a month, paralleling the popular “Green Cafe” series based at Kettle Pond Visitor Center. The Open Mic session during their February Granola bar, yielded amazing performances from poets, singers, actors, and musicians, ages fourteen to eighty-two; the success of that program was the inspiration for Earth Focus, their upcoming event in August.

If you are interested in performing or getting involved with this event, please contact Greenhouse mentor, Ana Flores, at: ana@art- farm.net or 401 364-0087, for a submission outline. All submissions of 2- or 3- dimensional art will be presented as part of loop slide show that will serve as a backdrop to performers.

Visual art submissions must be in the form of JPEG files. DVD’s, CD’s for short films ( 10 min. max) and images, poetry, prose, or play manuscripts (1.500 word max) can be sent to : Ana Flores, Re: Greenhouse/ Earth Focus, Kettle Pond Visitor Center, 50 Bend Rd. Charlestown, RI 02813. Please include your contact information, phone, email and mailing address. Deadline for submission is July 20th.

Support for Greenhouse has been generously provided by TogetherGreen, USFWS and the Friends of the National Wildlife refuges of RI. TogetherGreen is a new, innovative Audubon initiative funded by Toyota which provides the leadership, inspiration and opportunities for people to take action at home, in their communities and beyond to improve the health of the environment, http://www.togethergreen.org  

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Post Your Activity! Participate in Hispanic Heritage Month 2009

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

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Pawtucket Arts Festival Looking for Artists

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
The deadline is June 30th and we are looking for one-of-a-kind artwork or fine craft for our Arts Fest 2009 in beautiful Slater Memorial Park on Sept. 12 & Sept. 13. The booth for the weekend is $50 and this is a juried show.
Dew Claw Studio will hold a raku firing demonstration and Billy Rebele will have a chainsaw demonstration with a wood sculpture to raffle off. Stone Soup Folk Fest will have a children’s music performer at noon on both days and other bands such as Santa Mamba and Ellis Paul through 5:00pm. The event is free to the public. Art vendors can download the application on the Pawtucket Arts Festival website www.pawtucketartsfestival.org or call 401-724-5200 and ask for Diane Agostini.
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DigitalArt.LA 2009 International Call for Artists

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
107 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Deadline for Entries: July 20, 2009

The L.A. Center for Digital Art announces an international call to artists. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to their creation are acceptable: digital art stills of any kind, digital photogaphy, short experimental time based video, video loops, mobile media, interactive media, and internet art. Selected winners will be exhibited as the central focus of the “DigitalArt.LA” expo in a large group exhibit at the LACDA gallery, August 13 – September 5, 2009. Video winners will also be screened at the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists. Entry fee: $30. Online registration only.

DigitalArt.LA Participants Include:
UCR | California Museum of Photography · Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art (Danzig, Poland) · Davis Museum (Barcelona) · Downtown Film Festival – Los Angeles · Downtown Art Walk Los Angeles · Grammy Museum · Orange County Center for Contemporary Art · Rowan Gallery · Julie Rico Gallery · Niche.LA Video Art · Deborah Martin Gallery · Phyllis Stein Gallery · Pharmaka Gallery · Todd Browning Gallery· El Nopal Press Gallery · Annex Gallery L.A. · Artillery Magazine · Coagula Art Journal · THE Magazine Citizen L.A. · AbsoluteArts.com · compactspace · Phyllis Stein Art · Edgar Varela Fine Arts · Rita Gonzalez, LACMA

The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, new media, digital video art, net art, digital sculpture, interactive multimedia, and the vast panorama of hybrid forms of art and technology that constitute our moment in culture. We are committed to supporting local, international, emerging and established artists through exposure in our gallery. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, produce editions of wide format archival prints, and collaborate in the production of digital artworks in our studio. As well, we are involved with curating digital exhibits at institutions and festivals outside of the LACDA gallery schedule.


  • Rita Gonzalez, Curator of Contemporary Art, L.A. County Museum of Art (LACMA)
  • Rex Bruce, Director, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

Contact: For questions email us at: lacda@lacda.com

Prospectus: http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html

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Monday, June 22nd, 2009



Grants Awarded To Playwright Young Jean Lee, Hair Director Diane Paulus, And System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian, Among Others









New York, NY June 18, 2009 The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today its 2009 grants underwriting 40 new projects spanning the field of performing arts practices. A panel of peers selected this year’s grantees in four disciplines Dance, Theater, Music Composition and Interdisciplinary Works from more than 700 submissions, which represents the largest number of applications in the program’s 20year history.

The MAP Fund also announced its participation in a new initiative by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, to provide general operating support for 2009 MAP grantees in Theater, Dance, Interdisciplinary Works and Jazz, with the goal of providing greater stability to the arts sector during the global economic crisis. Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, said: “We are delighted to support this year’s roster of grantees and the MAP Fund, which for years has identified and nurtured some of the nation’s most vibrant and innovative work in the performing arts. We are especially pleased to be able to deepen our support for these organizations during difficult times by adding general operating funds to their project grantsa recognition of their importance in the arts community and our way of promoting their longer term financial health.” The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has pledged an additional $400,000 to MAP grantees in support of the operating costs initiative.

Among this year’s artists, an unprecedented 51 percent are firsttime grantees, including Minneapolis choreographer Emily Johnson, for a work on her upbringing in the Yup ‘ik Nation in Alaska; and Santa Febased composer Molly Sturges, for a contemporary opera to take place on an active city bus. These grantees represent artist communities and audiences in 16 cities across the United States, including Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco and Santa Fe. There is an international breadth to this class of grantees as well, with artists hailing from Cambodia, China, Burkina Faso, France, Iran, Korea and Ukraine.

“The Rockefeller Foundation is proud to mark the twentieth anniversary of its support for the MAP Fund and its pioneering work in the performing arts,” said Associate Director in Foundation Initiatives Joan Shigekawa, “It has been a privilege and an honor to support the wonderful playwrights, choreographers, composers and directors whose talents, each year, create and expand our vision of American culture.”

In addition to new grantees, a number of the 2009 recipients are established and midcareer artists who have previously been supported by the MAP Fund. Two examples are Dean Moss, who will create a new work with visual artist Sung Myung Chun; and Marc Bamuthi Joseph, for a multiyear project dealing with “performance, environmental racism, social ecology and collective responsibility in the climate change era.”

“This new class of grantees showcases the vibrant spectrum of contemporary performing artists,” added Ruby Lerner, President of Creative Capital. “In the current economic climate, support for artists whose work enriches the cultural fabric of their communities is ever more critical. MAP’s support helps bring the next generation of artists forward while also filling a gap in the funding needs of midcareer artists. We are deeply grateful for the continued commitment of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation to the program and its grantees.”

About the MAP Fund The MultiArts Production Fund was created by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1989 to support innovation and crosscultural exploration in theater, dance and music. Among the longestlived programs in arts philanthropy, with the Rockefeller Foundation’s support, MAP has disbursed over $18 million dollars to nearly 1,000 projects. In 2008, MAP became the recipient of a threeyear, $3.3 million support grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Since 2001, the program has been administered by Creative Capital.


About Creative Capital Creative Capital launched in 1999 and reinvented arts philanthropy, integrating grants and career development services to support adventurous projects through longterm partnerships with artists. In its first decade, Creative Capital has advanced the careers of 411 grantees through $14 million in financial support and advisory services, and has reached more than 2,200 additional artists through its Professional Development Program in workshops across the country.

MAP Fund 2009 Grantees

American Repertory Theatre

Cambridge, MA

Prometheus Bound

Lead Artists: Diane Paulus, Steven Sater, Serj Tankian

A new music theatre piece written by writer and lyricist Steven Sater and staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with music from System of A Down’s Serj Tankian.



Whitesburg, KY

The People’s Poet

Lead Artists: Frank X. Walker, Ian Inaba, Thousand Kites Ensemble

An online multimedia community and live spoken word performance inspired by the life and work of poet Etheridge Knight (19311991).

Big Art Group

New York, NY

The People Philadelphia

Lead Artist: Caden Manson

A sitespecific, multimedia public performance investigating the nature of public responsibility and contributions to evolving democratic dialogue.

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn, NY

The Long Count

Lead Artists: Bryce Dessner, Aaron Dessner, Matthew Ritchie

An experimental music and songcycle that includes animated film work, and innovative performance strategies, fusing elements of the Mayan creation stories of the Popol Vuh with American baseball mythology.

Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation/The Watermill Center

Brooklyn, NY

Hakam←: Footprints in the Sand

Lead Artist: Robert Wilson

A multimedia theatrical piece that will recount the true story of a fatal 19th century shipwreck off the coast of Bridgehampton, Long Island, and its impact on the history of the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

The Center for Advanced Visual Studies /Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cambridge, MA


Lead Artist: Xavier Le Roy

A performance work by French choreographer Xavier Le Roy, which uses the language of contemporary dance to move between representations of humans, animals, and machines, suggesting new, hybrid creatures.

Circuit Network

San Francisco, CA

Baggage Allowance

Lead Artist: Pamela Z

A sonically and visually layered work that will explore the connections between people and the belongings (and memories) they cart around.

Circuit Network

San Francisco, CA


Lead Artist: Kristina Wong, Michelle Tessier, Wes Kim

An interdisciplinary performance that bends the parallel worlds of two pathetically lonely personas living at the margins of gender and society musty cat ladies and fasttalking pickup artists.

Dance New Amsterdam

New York, NY

Art/Family/Our Lives

Lead Artists: Nora Chipaumire, Souleymane Badolo, Obo Addy

A dance, exhibit and happening about the love between two traveling artists who met far from their homes through the magnetism and magic of dance.


Dance Theater Workshop (Fiscal Sponsor)

New York, NY


Lead Artist: luciana achugar

An eveninglength dance work examining the relationship between artistic process and art as commodified product.


Houston, TX


Lead Artists: Jason Nodler, Charles Thompson (Black Francis), Anthony Barilla

A new musical play adapted from the album of the same name by legendary singersongwriter Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Black Francis), based on the life, work and death of Dutch painter, rocker, and writer Herman Brood.

Electronic Music Foundation

New York, NY


Lead Artists: Frances White, Monique Buzzart←

A musical composition for trombone and electronic sound by Frances White, to be performed by trombonist Monique Buzzart←.


Fractured Atlas (Fiscal Sponsor)

New York, NY

How To Build A Forest

Lead Artists: Katie Pearl, Lisa D’Amour

A work that combines duration, sculpture, and performance to construct and then deconstruct a forest in front of a public audience over the course of ten hours.


New York, NY

Nameless forest (tentative title)

Lead Artists: Dean Moss, Sung Myung Chun, Michael Kamber

A multimedia performance by Dean Moss, based on the work of, and in collaboration with Korean sculptor, Sungmyung Chun, with war zone video footage from photojournalist Mike Kamber.

Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall

New York, NY

Holding It Down: Songs of Experience

Lead Artists: Vijay Iyer, Mike Ladd

A new eveninglength multilayered performance, created in collaboration with young American war veterans of color, in which their testimonies are woven into a fabric of music, poetry, and song.

HERE Arts Center

New York, NY

Secret Rendezvous

Lead Artists: Ivana Cantanese, Kameron Steele

A black comedy developed in dancetheatre style through the collaboration of Brooklynbased theatre company The South Wing and the Yokohamabased performance art collective Nibroll that follows the Kafkaesque struggle of one man’s search for his wife.

HERE Arts Center

New York, NY


Lead Artists: Kristin Marting, Jennifer Gibbs, Maya Ciarrocchi

A multimedia, ensemble theater piece, loosely inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s “Lady From The Sea,” that investigates and explodes our cultural attitudes toward grief.

Institute for Intercultural Studies

New York, NY

Richard III in the Ta’ziyeh style

Lead Artist: Mohammad Ghaffari

Shakespeare’s Richard III in the Ta’ziyeh style of Iran, which employs horses, a circular stage, musicians, singing and swordplay.

Japan Society

New York, NY

The Manga Project

Lead Artist: Jeremy Wade

An interdisciplinary work fusing dance performance and live visual art/illustration, inspired by Japanese popular culture and subculture.


New York, NY

Music and Memory

Lead Artist: Wycliffe Gordon

A composition inspired by Within Our Gates, a film by Oscar Micheaux, the prolific early 20th Century African American filmmaker.


Khmer Arts Academy

Long Beach, CA

The Lives of Giants

Lead Artists: Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, Merrily MurrayWalsh

A dance work that explores the ways in which the transformation of movement and costuming can reveal the degeneration of an epic narrative and, symbolically, the failure of a society due to the perpetuation of violence.


Oakland, CA

Singing Through Darkness: Songs of Wartime

Lead Artist: Mariana Sadovska

An eveninglength vocaltheater work exploring the multifaceted experiences of wartime as expressed through song.


Albuquerque, NM


Lead Artists: Molly Sturges, Valerie Martinez, Acushla Bastible

An interactive, intermedia opera to be performed on city buses and created in collaboration with Santa Fe residents who live along and use the city bus routes.

Los Angeles Poverty Department

Los Angeles, CA

Walk The Talk

Lead Artist: John Malpede, Los Angeles Poverty Department

A peripatetic performance that celebrates the community of the poorest neighborhood in Los Angeles: Skid Row.

MAPP International Productions

New York, NY

red, black, and GREEN: a blues

Lead Artists: Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Theaster Gates, Eli JacobsFantauzzi

Landing at the intersection of green economics and black psychology, this work mixes hip hop and contemporary theater to look at environmental racism, social ecology and collective responsibility in the climate change era.

MAPP International Productions

New York, NY

Tyler Tyler

Lead Artist: Yasuko Yokoshi

A fullevening stage work, created in collaboration with Kabuki artist Masumi Seyama, which explores the essence of dance regardless of culture, technique and training.

New York Foundation for the Arts (Fiscal Sponsor)

New York, NY

City of Paper

Lead Artists: Yin Mei, Sang Jijia

A dance work that explores a Wayanglike shadow world in which ink, video, light, sound, paper and stage architecture converge in a postmodern meditation on history, fact and the mutability of human perception.

New York Theatre Workshop

New York, NY


Lead Artists: Erik Jensen, Jessica Blank

A play based on interviews with the real people behind the phrase “collateral damage” civilian victims of the war in Iraq.


Next Theatre Company

Evanston, IL

War With the Newts

Lead Artists: Jason Loewith, Michael Montenegro

A stage adaptation of Karel Capek’s 1936 story about globalization, xenophobia and isolationism, translating it into the 21st century.

Other Minds

San Francisco, CA

Untitled New Work

Lead Artists: Jason Moran, The Bandwagon

A composition from composer and pianist Jason Moran based on the record Dialect of the Black American.


New York, NY

Untitled Work in Progress

Lead Artist: Ryan Trecartin

A performance work by artist Ryan Trecartin who�s video practice both in form and in function advances understandings of postmillennial technology, narrative and identity, and also propels these matters as expressive mediums

Performance Zone, Inc./The Field (Fiscal Sponsor)

New York, NY

Narrative Ballet on the Subject of Martyrdom

Lead Artists: Sarah Michelson, Parker Lutz, Pete Drungle

Choreographer Sarah Michelson will create a narrative ballet based on a new play written by playwright Richard Maxwell.

Performance Zone, Inc./The Field (Fiscal Sponsor)

New York, NY

The Materiality of Impermanence

Lead Artist: Kimberly Bartosik

An eveninglength choreographic project for two performers that examines a complex architectural structure the home.

Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)

Portland, OR

Reggie Watts: Fait Accompli

Lead Artists: Reggie Watts, Tommy Smith

Fusing elements of multimedia performance and rock concert, this performance work by comic artist Reggie Watts and writer Tommy Smith moves through various scenarios and spaces, interacting and playing inside of a virtual ensemble.

Present Music

Milwaukee, WI

Buffalo Nation (Bison, Bison)

Lead Artists: Jerome Kitzke, Kathleen Masterson, Present Music

A piece of theatrical music that illuminates the huge, varied, and largely unsung story of the American Bison from prehistory to present time.

Rude Mechanicals

Austin, TX

Cagney & Lacey in a Thousand Plateaus (CL1000P)

Lead Artist: Rude Mechanicals

A popular adaptation of the philosophical work of Gilles Deleuze, which will use the concept of fan fiction to encourage the creation of new work by the community in several media.

Springboard for the Arts

Minneapolis, MN

The ThankYou Bar

Lead Artist: Emily Johnson

A performance centered on dance, storytelling, visual image, and music that explores the confluence of truth and myth as it relates to contemporary Native Alaskan experience.

Watts Village Theater Company

Los Angeles, CA

Meet Me @ the Metro

Lead Artists: Sigrid Gilmer, Guillermo AvilesRodriguez

An interactive, interdisciplinary theatrical journey for both accidental and traditional theatergoing audiences from around the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company

New York, NY

King Lear

Lead Artist: Young Jean Lee

A loose, experimental adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear, which explores Young Jean Lee’s weird and complicated responses to patriarchal authority.


Youth Speaks/The Living Word Project

San Francisco, CA

Mirrors in Every Corner

Lead Artists: Chinaka Hodge, Ambrose Akinmusire, The Living Word Project

An eveninglength musicaltheater work that chronicles the life of an AfricanAmerican family in Oakland, CA, as they grapple with issues of race and identity.









Emily Johnson



Ta’ziyeh Performance




Jeremy Wade



Khmer Arts Academy







Rude Mechanicals



Serj Tankian




Mike Ladd and Vijay Iyer








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opportunities listed by the RI Film Collaborative

Friday, June 19th, 2009
Megastar Productions, Inc. won an Emmy for its first production,
“The Impact of Your Choice-Underage Drinking and Reckless Driving”
on May 30th, 2009!

We are looking to film in Providence, RI on June 23rd,
9-11am. Need Actors.
Megastar Productions, Inc. will be filming B-roll for their upcoming
educational Breast Health Awareness Film. 
No pay but will be acknowledged on the film credits.
B-roll will consist of doctors waiting room and examination room.

Looking for:Ethinic Backgrounds
Non-Union Female(s)   25-35  
Non-Union Female   35-40

Please send information and headshot to  cooksen@comcast.net
This is not an RIFC Production


Location needed for a scene in a film.  1 day shoot. 
We are looking for an attic, studio apartment, or any open area room
which we could turn into an attic. 
Shoot will be on June 28th. 
If you or someone you know may be in possession of such a location
please contact us at info@the989project.com or call us at
401.943.3996 between the hours of 10am and 10pm.
Please ask for Nick, Anthony or Erica!
This is not an RIFC Production
From Michele Meek at NE Film.com:
Submit Your Short Films!  Final Deadline July 1 for Online
New England Film Festival Films Screen Online for 45 days * Audience & Jury Awards * Winners Screen at Coolidge Corner Theatre on October 15, 2009 * Prizes & more...  The Online New England Film Festival accepts films and videos under
30 minutes in the following categories: animation, children/family, comedy, documentary, and drama. In addition, the festival has partnered with Women in Film Video New England (WIFVNE) who will
jury the special category New England Women Above the Line for
films under 30 minute produced, directed, or written by a woman or
women based in New England.
Selected films will be featured on NewEnglandFilm.com from Sept 1-Oct 15, 2009, with an awards ceremony and screening at Coolidge Corner Theatre on October 15, 2009. Extended Withoutabox Deadline: July 1, 2009  http://www.newenglandfilm.com/festival/entry or https://www.withoutabox.com/login/7503 Michele Meek writer ~ publisher ~ entrepreneur www.michelemeek.com Publisher, Independent Media Publications, www.independent-magazine.org Founder/Publisher, NewEnglandFilm.com, www.newenglandfilm.com Founder, Little Plum Pictures, www.littleplum.tv


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Thursday, June 18th, 2009


Art House Co-op Gallery building world’s first permanent library of sketchbooks 

Atlanta, GA, June 16,2009 – On June 16, 2009, Atlanta’s Art House Co-op Gallery will open a call for entries into the Sketchbook Project, Library edition. Participants are asked to donate their finished sketchbooks to the project, which will be exhibited in galleries and then reside in a permanent collection where library patrons can browse by theme, media, or location. Four confirmed exhibition locations in Los Angeles, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Brooklyn. Visitors to the exhibitions, as well as patrons of the permanent library can expect to receive a library card to check out sketchbooks.

Participants will receive a 5.25 in.  x 8.25 in. Moleskine® sketchbook to fill in and return to the gallery, where it will become part of a collective exhibition of more than one thousand artists. The Sketchbook Project is open to all applicants at Art House Co-op’s website, www.arthousecooop.com, where artists can create profiles, share portfolio images, and interact with each other, essentially forming a social networking site, as well as a collective of artists from various nationalities, ideologies, styles, and artistic backgrounds.

If you’d like more information please visit www.thesketchbookproject.com.

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SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: For 2009 Pawtucket Arts Festival

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

PawtucketThe Pawtucket Arts Festival seeks VOLUNTEERS during the events held August 28-September 13, 2009.  Volunteers are needed for food & drink assistance, setup and cleanup, ticket collection, selling arts festival merchandise, and parking at the Festival Gala and Taste of Pawtucket on Friday, August 28th at Slater Mill from 2:00pm to 11:00 pm.  Help is needed for the Taste of Pawtucket from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Other events include the Dragon Boat Races on Saturday, August 29th from 8:00am-5:00pm; Slater Mill Labor & Ethnic Heritage Festival on Sunday, August 30th from 12-5pm and Stone Soup Folk Fest and Arts Fest in Slater Park on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10:00am-5:00pm.  Volunteers will work in shifts and not required to work during the duration of the events. Students are welcomed. 

Locations of the festival are throughout the City of Pawtucket, with main events occurring at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center, Slater Memorial Park, Slater Mill, and the School Street Pier.  

For additional information or a full listing of events visit www.pawtucketartsfestival.org, or call Diane Agostini at (401) 724-5200 

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3rd Ward Summer Solo Show: A Search for the Next Great Artist

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The Summer Solo Show is a nationwide open call for dynamic, inventive and provocative work of all mediums – sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking, illustration, installation, graphic design, video, and more! 


The selected artist will receive:

* $1,000 cash grant

* A solo exhibition in 3rd Ward’s gallery, complete with a massive opening reception

* A 2-page spread in 3rd Ward’s quarterly publication

* 1-month residency at 3rd Ward with FULL facility access

* NYC wide exposure – post cards, flyers, press!

For this call we are joined by judges: Katherine Brinson, Curator at the Guggenheim, Amy Kisch of Sotheby’s and Jeremy Ortega, Art Director at Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine.

Submit your best work now!


All submissions must be received by Thursday, July 2, 2009, 11:59 pm.

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Call for Entries: 2009 Art Kudos Juried Competition

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Artshow.com is currently accepting entries for the 5th annual Art Kudos competition, an annual international juried competition that serves to recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in an online-only exhibition (www.artkudos.com) and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their exemplary work. A total of $3,750 will be awarded in the 2009 competition.


Each year a distinguished art professional is chosen to serve as juror of awards and to ensure a diverse range of perspectives and expertise. We are very pleased to have Scott Canty serving as juror of awards for the 2009 exhibition. Scott Canty has been an Art Curator with the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department since 1986 and has curated more than 170 exhibitions throughout his career.

The competition is open to all artists 18 or older. Eligible media include: acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, drawings, printmaking, photography, digital art, ceramics, sculpture, fiber and mixed media. $30 for 3 images.


Deadline for submitting entries: June 30, 2009

Please visit http://artkudos.com/callforentries.html for details and an entry form.

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What’s Happening At RISCA

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

This month, Dan Kahn, Arts Education assistant, visited schools that have received RISCA funding for arts education programming. He attended events at Fox Point Elementary, The Met School, New Urban Arts, Oakland Beach Elementary School and the Blackstone Academy. When Dan performs a site visit he takes photographs of the performances, talks with the site coordinator and the students, and notes any changes that have taken place in the projects since he reviewed their applications.

In coordination with Sherry Brown, RISCA’s director of Education, Dan is preparing for the New England Consortium of Artist Educator Professionals, (NECAP), conference at the RI School of Design which will take place on Friday, June 19th.

Dan is the technical backup for the conference which is entitled “Plugging In: Connecting Teaching Artists With New Media and Technology”.

This conference marks the eighth year of a regional collaboration between the New England arts councils and teaching artists. There is no professional certificate for this vocation and as more studies show that exposure to creative thinking benefits children, Dan hopes to raise the profile of this important field.

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Art In Schools

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Today, for the first time in 11 years, the federal government releaseda national report card on achievement in the arts among 8th graders.

This long-awaited report finds that since 1997, our nation’s students

have not made significant progress in developing their skills and

knowledge in the arts. The National Assessment of Education Progress

(NAEP) in the Arts report is the only continuing, national measure of

academic achievement in America’s schools.

http://capwiz.com/artsusa/utr/1/MJDEKRHVQC/OQZJKRHVYA/3490016801/ A nationally representative sample of over 7,900 eighth grade studentsfrom public and private schools participated in the NAEP Arts

Assessment in 2008. Students were measured on their ability to create

and respond to the visual arts; whereas, the study scaled back on music

questions and only measured a student’s ability to respond and identify

music. Unfortunately, theatre and dance skills were not assessed at

all due to budgetary and data collection constraints, according to the

National Center for Education Statistics.

As reported today in the New York Times , Christian Science Monitor ,

and USAToday , the findings are “mediocre,”

“lackluster,” and “may make America’s arts instructors

kind of blue.” Not a great report card. However, new U.S.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave a strong reaction in support of

arts education, “This Arts Report Card should challenge all of us

to make K-12 arts programs more available to America’s children …We

can and should do better for America’s students.”

http://capwiz.com/artsusa/utr/1/MJDEKRHVQC/NKBGKRHVYB/3490016801 As you may know, Americans for the Arts has been leading a nationaleffort to increase federal funding and to strengthen the role of the

arts in the classroom through legislative efforts in Congress. We have

published a set of legislative recommendations that calls for changes

to the problematic No Child Left Behind Act. Our schools need greater

support for arts education — take two minutes to send a message to

your Congressional delegation, please visit our E-Advocacy Center:

http://capwiz.com/artsusa/utr/1/MJDEKRHVQC/CNIRKRHVYC/3490016801 To raise awareness of the importance of arts education, we have alsobeen leading, along with The Ad Council, the NAMM Foundation and

hundreds of local, state, and national campaign partners, a public

service awareness campaign titled, “The Arts. Ask For More.”

currently airing on radio and television and appearing in print media.

In the television and radio ads, the arts are equated with a healthy

diet; just like kids need healthy foods on a daily basis, kids need

their daily serving of the arts. Included in the campaign is a list of

“10 Simple Ways,” detailing how parents can get involved in

their child’s arts education.

http://capwiz.com/artsusa/utr/1/MJDEKRHVQC/HYSTKRHVYD/3490016801 Please take action on this important education effort by sending amessage to your member of Congress let your voice be heard:

http://capwiz.com/artsusa/utr/1/MJDEKRHVQC/AJLUKRHVYE/3490016801 Help us continue this important work by becoming an official member ofthe Arts Action Fund. Play your part by joining the Arts Action Fund

today — it’s free and simple:


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Sec of Education Arne Duncan’s statement on the Arts

Monday, June 15th, 2009

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released the following statement today regarding results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Arts 2008 assessment of Music and Visual Arts at Grade 8:


These results are important for several reasons. First, they remind us that the arts are a core academic subject and part of a complete education for all students. The arts are also important to American students gaining the 21st century skills they will need to succeed in higher education and the global marketplace – skills that increasingly demand creativity, perseverance, and problem solving combined with performing well as part of a team.


The results also remind us that learning in the arts can and should be rigorous and based on high standards, and that it can be evaluated objectively, using well-designed measures.


This Arts Report Card should challenge all of us to make K-12 arts programs more available to America’s children and youth. Such programs not only engage students’ creativity and academic commitment today, but they uniquely equip them for future success and fulfillment. We can and should do better for America’s students.



The statement is available online: http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2009/06/06152009.html.


The NAEP Arts is available online: http://nationsreportcard.gov/arts_2008/.

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Call for Photographers

Monday, June 15th, 2009


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The Four Corners Arts Center  

is pleased to present the…

4th Annual Juried
Photography Exhibition
July 23rd~27th 2009 at:  

For ALL information about photograph submission please visit our website:

Four Corners Arts Center | 3852 Main Road | Tiverton Four Corners | RI | 02878



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