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3RD WARD NYC: The Fall Solo Show // An open call for the Best New Art

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The Fall Solo Show is an international 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 Priska C. Juschka, Founder of Priska C. Juschka Art & CK Swett of Christie’s.

    Submit Now! www.3rdward.com/soloshowcurrent/asc

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    Request For Qualifications

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

    Rhode Island State Council On The Arts
    Public Art Commission For the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters,
    311 Danielson Pike, North Smithfield, RI, 02857-1907
    Application Deadline: December 1, 2009
    Completion Date:  Scheduled for fall 2010
    Budget: $160,000
    The Rhode Island State Police Force was founded in 1925 with the motto, “In the Service of the State.” They are a statewide law enforcement agency with jurisdiction in all 39 cities and towns. There are presently 215 sworn members and 51 civilian staff members. Their main charge is to enforce all motor vehicle and criminal statutes of the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island and to assist city, town and federal law enforcement agencies. To that end, their work ethic is reflected in the Division Creed as follows:
    You are always to remember that you are in the Division of State Police and In the Service of the State. It is a call of honor. It requires unselfish devotion to duty, the highest type of honesty, and downright courage.
    Please consult their website for additional information: http://www.risp.state.ri.us/
    Project and Site Descriptions:
    ** The goal of this request for qualifications is to commission an artist to design, fabricate and install a bronze statue of a state trooper in full uniform for the exterior entrance at the front and center of the new State Police Headquarters in Scituate, Rhode Island. The sculpture will be visible to all those entering the facility, as well as vehicular traffic in the front parking area and on Smithfield Pike. The pad is 75’ wide and 25’ deep.
    ** The new headquarters are in the process of being built on the grounds of the pre-existing rural campus in North Scituate, RI.
    ** Landscaped elements and memorials are planned for other locations on the grounds.
    ** Electricity for the pad will be accessible to accommodate lighting. There is no water access. No sound installations or kinetic work will be commissioned.
    ** There is a 16 car front visitor parking lot and a parking along the road in the front of the building. Another lot for employees is in the back south corner.

    The Work
    ** The commission carries on a tradition that reflects the iconic nature of the knight in shining armor, the Greco-Roman military tradition, the Roman soldier, the protector.
    ** Panelists do not want applicants to memorialize past officer’s names with text. Troopers are memorialized in the museum located on the site: http://www.risp.state.ri.us/museum/. This piece should not be a memorial.
    ** A ceremony which takes place on the site during National Police Week involves retired personnel and their families. A sculpture that is installed on the pad should echo the intent of the ceremony as it serves to honor the force.
    ** Panelists related the following comments to the commission:
    “The goal of the State Police is to make people feel safe. We work hard to protect our reputation”.
    “Once you’ve taken your oath, you are in it for life”.
    “You’re trained to think a little differently. Things that you do, when you’re retired, they still follow you”.
    “We are always, at heart, uniformed officers”.
    “The expression on the face (of the statue) will be important. The trooper should be alive, vibrant”.
    “The idea of a lone trooper speaks volumes. We often have to go into things alone. The lone figure is powerful”.
    As dictated by RI State law, a five-member public art selection panel composed of a representative of the RI State Police, a community representative, two professional artists, and the project architect, met to discuss the RI State Police project and to formulate this RFQ.
    Project Budget:
    A total of up to $160,000 has been designated for the acquisition of exterior public art for the project.  Inclusive in this budget are all costs for fabrication, installation and transportation of artwork, as well as artist’s fees, engineer’s fees and site preparation.  The selected artist will be responsible for the management of the commission.
    Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Submission Requirements:

    As dictated by RI State law, a five-member public art selection panel composed of a representative of the RI State Police, a community representative, two professional artists, and the project architect, met to discuss the RI State Police project and to formulate this RFQ.A total of up has been designated for the acquisition of exterior public art for the project.  Inclusive in this budget are all costs for fabrication, installation and transportation of artwork, as well as artist’s fees, engineer’s fees and site preparation.  The selected artist will be responsible for the management of the commission.  Proposals for the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters public art commission will be submitted online through CAFÉ ™ at www.callforentry.org by the submission deadline of December 1, 2009. All materials must be submitted through CAFÉ ™.  There is no charge for this service. No slides or hard copy materials will be accepted.  First-time CAFÉ ™ applicants must allow ample time to prepare their proposals and digital images for electronic submission in accordance to CAFÉ ™ requirements in order to meet the deadline.  (CAFÉ ™ survey estimates approximately 1.5 hours to prepare images and submit applications via their system.)
    Note:  If an artist would like to apply as an individual as well as part of a team, two separate applications must be submitted.

    Submissions will consist of:

    • Current resume of principal artist and of key assistants and/or subcontractors, if applicable. Teams must submit all resumes within one document.
    • A written proposal statement not to exceed 2,000 characters specifying the site and describing the concept and materials, proposed budget and installation requirements;
    • Six (6) digital images of relevant work completed within the past five years.  The following information must accompany each image:

    ·                  media
    ·                  dimensions (HWD)
    ·                  title
    ·                  brief description ~ include date of completion here
    Note: If you wish to submit a “detail” image, it will be considered one of the six images allowed.
    RFQ Finalist Selection Criteria:
     The Rhode Island State Police Headquarters public art selection panel will review all submitted proposals in late December, 2009 and choose semi-finalists based on the following key criteria:

    The Rhode Island State Police Headquarters public art selection panel will review all submitted proposals in late December, 2009 and choose semi-finalists based on the following key criteria:

    • Quality and suitability of applicant’s artwork in relation to project description, stated goals, and budget;
    • Demonstrated ability of artists or teams to enter into a contractual agreement and complete contract agreement on schedule and within proposed budget;
    • Demonstrated ability to address and meet all ADA standards, safety standards and other codes;
    • Permanence and durability of artwork and minimum maintenance requirements.

    Full Proposals:
      Semi-finalists chosen by the public art selection panel will be notified by mid-January, 2010.  Concurrent with notification, a preparatory site visit to the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters will be arranged for each finalist by RISCA.  This will allow finalists to meet with the architects and project and construction managers in order to gain a better sense and understanding of the project scope.  Finalists will be asked to create a full proposal to be presented in person to the art selection panel in February, 2010.  This presentation should clearly convey the artist’s concept for artwork through plans, drawings, and/or scale models with a clear description of materials, fabrication, installation requirements (including engineering and other specifications), and overall project cost.   For their completed proposals, an honorarium of $1,500 will be awarded to each finalist. 
    RISCA will be responsible for all travel and lodging arrangements and expenses, as well as a small per diem for both the preparatory site visit and the final presentation visit.
    RISCA reserves the right to retain all artist proposal materials for up to one year and the right to reproduce final proposals for documentation and public education purposes.  The public art selection panel reserves the right to determine which proposals will be funded and the extent of funding for each commission and installation.  The panel also reserves the right to reject any final proposal submitted. Upon final approval by RISCA for the purchase of artwork, the selected artist(s) will enter into contract with RISCA. The completed artwork will be owned and maintained by the State of Rhode Island.
    The final amount of money allocated for the Rhode Island State Police Headquarters project is up to the discretion of the Public Art Selection Panel. Any unspent funds from the commission will be allocated to future public art calls.
    Deadlines for submission:
     RFQ submission deadline: December 1, 2009, 5:00pm
    Proposal review and finalist selection: late-December, 2009
    Semi-finalist notification: by mid-January, 2010
    Semi-finalist site visit:  TBA
    Semi-finalist presentations: February, 2010
    Finalist selection and notification: TBA
    Artist Eligibility:
    Open to all visual artists.  The panel will not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges.  Excluded from participation are RISCA council members, staff and their family members, as well as, art selection panelists and their family members.
    If you have questions regarding the submission of materials, or the scope of the project, please contact Elizabeth Keithline, keithlineri@cox.net. For CAFÉ ™ technical support contact café@westaf.org.

    RFQ submission deadline: December 1, 2009, 5:00pmProposal review and finalist selection: late-December, 2009Semi-finalist notification: by mid-January, 2010Semi-finalist site visit:  TBASemi-finalist presentations: February, 2010Finalist selection and notification: TBA  Open to all visual artists.  The panel will not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges.  Excluded from participation are RISCA council members, staff and their family members, as well as, art selection panelists and their family members. If you have questions regarding the submission of materials, or the scope of the project, please contact Elizabeth Keithline, keithlineri@cox.net. For CAFÉ ™ technical support contact café@westaf.org.

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    Call For Entries

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

    Please Join Us For
    The 3rd Annual 10” x 10” x 10” Exhibit

    NOVEMBER 2nd – JANUARY 9th
    The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative 10x10x10″ Exhibit
    now in its’ 3rd year, has become a special show and sale during the holiday season.
    Please join us and submit 1-3 pieces to this special
    exhibit. Your name will be added to the call for entries as an artist who has committed to be part of this exhibit.
    Any medium, but all entries must be:
    EXACTLY 10×10” (if 2 -D), that means the OUTSIDE of the frame, if framed.
    EXACTLY 10x10x10” (if 3 dimensional)
    EXACTLY 10” (in diameter, if round!)
    EXACTLY means not under, or over, 10x10x10”!
    Limit: 3 pieces! Everything will be for sale for $150 each
    with the usual 30% commission to PAC.

    For more info, please contact mimogr@cox.net


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    Call For Visual Artists and Muscians – Machines With Magnets

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

    Machines with Magnets is a professional audio recording facility located in Pawtucket, RI., owned and operated by Keith Souza and Lauren Hold. The studio offers high quality analog (2″ 16 track) and digital (Pro Tools HD3) recording, a wealth of outboard gear and musical instruments, and a comfortable, spacious recording environment. The MWM art space provides exhibition and performance space for artists, musicians, and organizations.

    If you are a visual artist interested in showing at the Machines With Magnets gallery, please fill out this form and MWM will add your info to their database and can use this information to contact you should space become available in the gallery to show your work

    Or if you are a musician or band interested in playing a show at Machines with Magnets, fill this form out and they can use this information to contact you if a show comes up that you would fit with.

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    Call for Artists: Sophia Academy seeks Artists for “Small Works for a Big Cause”

    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

    Sophia Academy seeks artists for their winter fundraiser, Small Works for a Big Cause.

    Sophia Academy is asking 100 artists to each donate a piece that fits into a 10 x 10 x 10-inch box. If you are interested in supporting an amazing resource for girls and would like to donate a piece of work, please contact Lynn McCarthy at rooster06008@verizon.net.

    Sophia Academy
    is non-profit middle school for girls with a mission to create a holistic learning community in the Greater Providence area for girls from low income families and, in an atmosphere of nonviolence, to focus on the academic, spiritual, cultural, and social growth of girls and their families.

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    Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

    The Steel Yard is proud to offer our first Community Course specifically

    for students ages 14-18.

    In Eye of the Beholder, with Claire Wicks, students will learn will

    examine our own creative urges to try to figure out what it is that

    inspires us. We will be taking a brief look into the long history of

    ceramic vessels that were made to impress, to awe, to confuse, and to

    celebrate the technical as well as the symbolic meaning of culture. Large

    and small in scale, these vessels have been made for millenniums to be

    placed in sacred places, in exhibitions, and in homes. Students may work

    in hand-building and wheel techniques and will also be exploring various

    surface decoration methods. This class will allow students to create a

    body of work that exemplifies their own exquisite visions. Class members

    will not only focus on expressing themselves through art, but also through

    their voices, via regular class and one-on-one discussions. This will be

    an exciting experience, so come with an open mind and bring your creative

    ideas! No previous ceramics experience necessary—this class is open to all

    levels, but is only for students between the ages of 14 and 18. Materials

    and tools will be provided. Enrollment in this course includes additional

    monitored access to the studio on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

    Price: $255.00

    Dates: 10/03 – 11/21

    Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (3 hours)

    Class Days: Saturdays

    Number of Classes: 8


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    IMAGO gallery accepting membership applications

    Monday, September 28th, 2009

    The gallery is currently accepting membership applications and encourages interested artists and crafts people to apply. More information is located on the gallery’s web site at: www.imagoartgallery.com.

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    Call for Entries: “smallWORKS on Paper”

    Monday, September 28th, 2009

    NEWPORT, RI: The Newport Art Museum is launching “smallWORKS on Paper,” a new exhibition and sale opportunity for regional artists who are members of the Newport Art Museum. Juror Jessica Hagen will select original works on paper for exhibition and sale in the Museum’s Griffon Shop. Accepted pieces will be shown for three months. If sold, artists will retain a 50 percent commission. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, October 13.


    Artists may submit up to 6 pieces and set their own prices for accepted works, although the Museum encourages prices below $350.  All art must be matted, backed and either shrink-wrapped or sealed in Mylar. A typed description indicating artist, title, medium, size, year and price must be affixed to the back of the print inside the protecting Mylar. Submit original art only, including limited edition fine art prints such as woodcuts, linocuts, etchings, mezzotints, aquatints, numbered photographs, and paintings on paper. No giclées, photocopies, lithographs or other reproductions will be accepted. Maximum outside dimensions: 16″ X 20″.


    Interested artists may drop off works for consideration between Saturday, October 10 and Tuesday, October 13 during normal Museum hours. All artists will be notified of acceptance on Thursday, October 15. All non-selected work must be picked up between Friday, October 16 and Sunday, October 18 during normal Museum hours.


    The Newport Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. The Museum is located in Newport’s Old Quarter at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI. For information: http://www.newportartmuseum.org/pages/smallworks.cfm or call (401) 848-8200.

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    CraftBowston Call for Entry Extension and more News from SAC

    Monday, September 28th, 2009


     SAC Logo 

     The Society of Arts and Crafts
    SAC Artist Awards, Mentor Program and
    CRAFTBOSTON Call for Entry Extension


    7 Artists from CRAFTBOSTON 2009

    CRAFTBOSTON Application Deadline Extended for both 2010 shows!
    New Deadline: Monday, October 5, 2009, 12 Midnight EST

    CRAFTBOSTON Spring · April 9-11, 2010
    CRAFTBOSTON Holiday · December 10-12, 2010

    CRAFTBOSTON Spring · April 9-11, 2010CRAFTBOSTON Holiday · December 10-12, 2010

    Celebrating the Finest in Contemporary Craft
    Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts
    SAC invites artists to apply for participation in the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.
    CRAFTBOSTON and CRAFTBOSTON Holiday are the premiere shows in New
    England for contemporary art, craft & design. CRAFTBOSTON features 200 artists and CRAFTBOSTON Holiday features 90 artists. Both shows showcase one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces.
    CRAFTBOSTON 2010 jurors:

    Karen Rotenberg, former owner, Alianza Gallery; Board of Trustees, Institute of Contemporary Art and The Society of Arts and Crafts
    Tyler Gulden, Executive Director, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts; ceramic artist
    Brian Murphy, Fiber artist; CRAFTBOSTON Exhibitor; Business Partner, Randy Darwall

    CRAFTBOSTON 2010 Applications are now available online at www.juriedartservices.com
    For more information, please call 617-266-1810 or visit http//www.craftboston.org


    Ceramic works by Kirsten bassionCRAFTBOSTON 2010 Mentor Program

    Apply Today! Launched in 2005, The SAC Mentor Program offers assistance and training for emerging artists interested in the craft show circuit. Artists selected to participate in this program will be provided information and training from professionals in the field and subsidized booths at CRAFTBOSTON Spring. Interested artists must fill out the application, submit 10 digital images, resume, and live in New England (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont).  For qualifications, to download an application, or to obtain more information on the Mentor Program, visit www.societyofcrafts.org/programs.asp or www.craftboston.org.

    Stage 1: Applications will be reviewed as they are received through December 31, 2009
    Stage 2 & 3: October 1, 2009

    Image: Kristen Bassion, Serving pieces, White stoneware, CRAFTBOSTON 2009 Mentor Program Participant

    hand blown & painted glass vessel with imagery of the Boig DigSAC Artist Awards Application
    Application Deadline:  November 9, 2009 

    To further SAC’s commitment to New England craft artists, we are happy to announce the 2010 SAC Artist Awards. Initiated in 1994, the Artist Awards encourage and support the work of New England craft artists who demonstrate a mastery of their media and create original and innovative work.

    A panel of jurors will select three artists to receive a $3,000 cash award, winners will participate in a group exhibition at SAC’s Newbury Street gallery from August to October 2010. Two of the awards will be in any media and one award, funded by the John D. Mineck Foundation, will be dedicated to furniture.  The awards are open to all craft artists currently residing in New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT).  Students  enrolled in a full-time art study program and past SAC Artist Awards recipients are not eligible.

    Application is free, apply online by going to
    Juried Art Services and upload 10 images of recent work along with your resume and artist statement.  Deadline is November 9, 2009 winners announced by December 15, 2009.

    Image: Peter Houk (2008 Artist Awards recipient), Big Dig Vessel #53, glass, 2008

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    The Society and Arts and Crafts | 175 Newbury Street | Boston | MA | 02116

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    Basic Waltz Class

    Monday, September 28th, 2009
    Sunday, September 27, 2009,. 2:15-5:30pm

    LocoMojo: Amy Larkin, Shirley White, Linda Henry
    Basic Waltz Class with Susan de Guardiola from 2:15-3pm
    Singles and Couples welcome

    Jewish Community Center, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence, RI 02906
    $12, $8 students

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    $500 Artist Grant from Art House Co-op

    Monday, September 28th, 2009

    $500 Artist Grant from Art House Co-op
    Sign up and complete a 4″ x 6″ piece of art work. It can be anything, a painting, drawing, sketch, photograph, or just about anything that can fit on the drawing paper we send you. We will hold an exhibition with the pieces we get back where the viewers at the exhibition will vote for the 100 best. The online Art House community will then vote for the 50 best to be in another exhibition. The artist with the most votes will receive a 500 dollar artist grant. 

    To sign up or for more info, visit www.arthousecoop.com/projects/spacebetween

    For more info on Art House please visit www.arthousecoop.com

    Art House projects have been featured in Juxtapoz Magazine, Good Magazine, Urban Outfitters blog, Yahoo Daily Wire, and National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler. Check out our website for more information in how to get involved.

    Advertise your art event or announcement with A Singular Creation
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    A Singular Creation is not an official sponsor or endorser of the event advertised and
    as such bears no legal responsibility for the services or products being offered.


    A Singular Creation | 32 Softwinds Ct | Owings Mills | MD | 21117
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    Writing Contest

    Friday, September 25th, 2009



    Call for Student Entries! (Deadline is December 12, 2009.) 



    Rhode Island Center for the Book at Providence Public Library Invites Rhode Island Students to Enter Reading & Writing Contest: Letters About Literature, 2010 


    PROVIDENCE, RI — The Rhode Island Center for the Book at Providence Public Library invites all Rhode Island students in grades 4 – 12 to enter the national Letters About Literature contest with a national prize of a $10,000 grant for their local school or community library, thanks to the contest’s national sponsor: Target. 

    To enter Letters About Literature (LAL), young readers write a personal letter to a favorite author, describing the impact of the author’s book on his or her life or explaining how the book helped them see an aspect of the world—large or small—through new eyes. The books can be from any genre—fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic. By encouraging personal reader response and reflective writing, LAL encourages meaningful reading and helps to create and celebrate successful writers.  


    Each year, LAL awards more than 150 state-level prizes.  Top Rhode Island entries will receive a gift certificate to a local book store and a $50 Target gift card.  Additionally, the program selects six national winners, each of whom will earn for their community or school library a $10,000 Letters About Literature Reading Promotion Grant.  Twelve national honorable mention winners will each earn for the community or school library of their choice a $1,000 grant.  This year’s deadline is December 12, 2009. 


    Rhode Island students have been very successful in this contest over the past six years, with three National Winners and three National Honorable Mentions since 2003.  This year brings another opportunity for teachers, parents and librarians statewide to help their students gain state and national recognition for their writing. State winners and semifinalist letters from the past are posted on the RI Center for the Book website at www.ribook.org


    Teachers and librarians can download the directions for entering and the guidelines from the LAL Website, www.lettersaboutliterature.org.  Teaching materials, including lessons plans, writing samples, and assessment checklists, are also available at this site.  Letters About Literature supports national standards for teaching language arts & reading as recommended by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. A link to the website is on the RI Center for the Book’s website: ribook.org  


    Letters About Literature – 2010 is a project of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at Providence Public Library.  Through a variety of programs and events, the Center promotes a passion for books among readers of all ages and backgrounds across Rhode Island. The Library of Congress Center for the Book was established in 1977 as a public-private partnership to use the resources of the Library of Congress to stimulate public interest in books and reading.   For information about its activities and national reading promotion networks, visit www.loc.gov/cfbook.  


    Target Stores, along with its parent company Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT), gives back more than $2 million a week to its local communities through grants and special programs. Since opening its first store in 1962, Target has partnered with nonprofit organizations, guests and team members to help meet community needs. 




    Tonia Mason 

    Marketing & Communications Director 

    Providence Public Library  

    150 Empire Street 

    Providence, RI 02903 

    Phone: 401-455-8090 

    Fax: 401-455-8001 

    Email: tmason@provlib.org 

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    Access the Arts Grant Funding Available from VSA arts of RI

    Thursday, September 24th, 2009

    Workshop for Application Assistance on Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 4 to 5:30 pm

    VSA arts of Rhode Island is pleased to announce the availability of Access the Arts Grants to provide artist-in-residence programs that benefit students with disabilities and IEPs, grades K through 12, in both mainstream and self contained classroom settings.
    VSA arts of Rhode Island is a statewide nonprofit arts and education organization providing programs and opportunities for persons with disabilities to actively participate in the Rhode Island cultural community. As an educational affiliate of The Kennedy Center, VSA arts of RI provides educators, parents and artists with resources to support accessible and inclusive arts education in schools and community sites.
    The purpose of the Access the Arts Grants is to provide students with disabilities the opportunity to explore their creative talents, work with professional artists in intensive “hands on” art experiences, and participate more fully with their peers in their communities. Projects in all art forms: drama, dance, visual arts, creative writing, music etc. are appropriate.
    VSA arts of Rhode Island’s Access the Arts program is funded by a grant from the RI Department of Education/Office of Diverse Learners, and designed to improve both the quality and quantity of arts experiences available to students with disabilities while reinforcing the curriculum and educational goals of the participant schools.
    All Rhode Island public and private schools serving students with disabilities and IEPs are eligible. Prospective applicants, artists, and school personnel are invited to attend an orientation workshop for assistance in planning, designing and completing an application for funding on Thursday, October 15, 2009 from 4 to 5:30 pm at Independence Square, 500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket.

    For more information contact VSA arts of Rhode Island at 725-0247 (voice & tty) or by email at programs@vsartsri.org. Application and guidelines are also available on their web site: www.vsartsri.org  The application deadline is Thursday, November 12, 2009.

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    Opportunities for Women Writers

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009


    Women Writers: Don’t miss these deadlines


    To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize

    Award: $1000 for best, unpublished poetry manuscript by a woman, and publication by Red Hen Press.

    Postmark Deadline: Sept. 30, 2009
    Page limit: 48 to 96 pages
    Fee: $20 per entry


    Orlando Prizes

    Award: $1000 and online publication for the best unpublished work by a woman in
    four genres-Sudden Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction (CLOSED), and Short Fiction (CLOSED).

    Online Application Deadline for Poetry and Sudden Fiction:10/1/09
    Fee: $15 per entry (payable via Paypal)


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    PO Box 778
    Placitas, New Mexico 87043
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    Fab Lab Acadamy at AS220!

    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

    Announcing the Fab Lab Fall schedule:

    Monday, 6pm: Intro to Arduino

    Tuesday, 6pm – 9pm: Open FAB LAB

    Wednesday, PD Club/Intro to Laser Cutting every other Wednesday

    Thursday, 6pm – 9pm: Open FAB LAB

    Friday: Fab Academy mornings!

    For more information check out: as220.org/labs

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    Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
    The LITTLE COMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER is looking for a Children’s Theater Director for Children Fall Theater Workshop and Holiday Production.
    Send Resume and compensation requirements.
    Please list education, experience, and references.
    Include production ideas for children ages 5-14.
    PO Box 926
    Please contact:
    Lee Wyatt
    At The Little Compton Community Center
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    Island Moving Co. Seeks Booking Agent

    Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

    Island Moving Co. is a professional contemporary ballet company based in Newport, RI. Ten years ago, Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen developed a Teambuilding Movement Workshop with Bob Thomas, then professor at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. The workshop, which has been widely praised, uses movement to explore and identify the working skills and styles of individuals and groups. No dance skill or training is required.
    The Company seeks a part time booking agent to place the workshop with corporations, educational institutions and organizations that depend on teams. The work can be done in house at the Company’s studios or from another venue. The Company has a substantial file of leads for the workshop, as well as good relationships with the local Convention & Visitors Bureau, local hotels and convention planners in the area. The Company is also willing to travel the workshop.
    The Company is run on a collaborative self-management model, which is examined in the workshop, and seeks an imaginative, self-motivated individual to market and book this program. Knowledge of the arts and dance is a plus; knowledge of marketing, booking, connections with or experience of corporate training programs; and an ability to articulate and understand the benefits of this somewhat unconventional training tool are required.
    The position will pay an hourly part time wage with commissions on bookings over and above a base number of bookings. There are no benefits associated with the position; Island Moving Co. is an equal opportunity employer.
    Send letter of interest and current resume with references to Island Moving Co., PO Box 746, Newport, RI 02840 or to Dominique@islandmovingco.org. www.islandmovingco.org.

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