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Congress Votes $12.5 Million NEA Increase

Friday, October 30th, 2009


In back-to-back votes on October 29, both the House and the Senate passed the final version of the bill appropriating $167.5 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in fiscal year 2010. The funding legislation agreed to by a House-Senate conference committee earlier in the week set the arts endowment budget for the year with an increase of $12.5 million above the 2009 level of $155 million. President Obama had proposed raising the arts funding to $161.3 million, the same amount set in the Senate version of the legislation. The House had allocated $170 million for the arts endowment in the coming year.

The appropriations measure passed by the House and Senate also includes authority, requested by the president in the administration’s 2010 budget, for the appointment of four additional members to the National Council on the Arts, returning the endowment’s advisory body closer to the size it enjoyed before Congress decreased the board’s membership several years ago.
The appropriations bill also includes a general provision prohibiting any agency, including the NEA, from any activity, publication or distribution of literature that “in any way [emphasis added] tends to promote public support or opposition to any legislative proposal on which Congressional action is not complete other than to communicate to Members of Congress. . . .” The bill urges the NEA to take immediate steps to ensure that all employees are aware of these provisions when conducting any activities funded by this appropriation. The legislative admonition is in apparent response to concerns raised in recent months by members of Congress and others over efforts by the Obama administration to engage in dialogue with various constituencies on issues of interest to the White House.
The Interior appropriations bill accompanies a continuing resolution to carry seven unfinished money bills through December 18 while Congress continues work to finish those remaining funding measures. The president is expected to sign the bill before the October 31 deadline when the current continuing resolution expires.

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Call to Artists – In Your Face

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Sign Up by Friday, December 4th to make sure that YOUR self-portrait will be included in this important event.Throughout October-January The Hive will collect hundreds of self-portraits by women and girls. These portraits will be hung in a floor-to-ceiling installation, with a goal of representing and celebrating a diverse community of women working together as a whole. In Your Face will be on display at the Eco-Office at 28 Wolcott Street in Providence for a special one-night-only celebration on Gallery Night in January (Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 5-8pm).

Throughout October-January The Hive will collect hundreds of self-portraits by women and girls. These portraits will be hung in a floor-to-ceiling installation, with a goal of representing and celebrating a diverse community of women working together as a whole. will be on display at the Eco-Office at 28 Wolcott Street in Providence for a special one-night-only celebration on Gallery Night in January (Thursday, January 21, 2010 from 5-8pm).In Your Face is an unjuried exhibition and is open to ALL women and girls, artists and non-artists. All submissions (that adhere to guidelines) will be accepted. Sign up on your own or sign up as a group. Invite your friends, your book club, your coworkers, your students, your neighbors, your grandmothers, your mothers, your daughters…ALL ARE WELCOME!

Click her to download the full Call to Artists: Download file Sign Up to Participate by Friday, December 4th!
Your self-portrait will not be due until January 15th, but please register yourself or your group to participate by responding to this this email before December 4, 2009. Questions welcome!

Alyssa Holland Short
Executive Director
The Hive Archive


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National Arts Marketing Conference in Providence – 10/29-11/2

Friday, October 30th, 2009

CollaborACTION: Arts Marketing, Sponsorship and Fundraising Strategies that Work! October 30 – November 2, 2009 Providence, Rhode Island Register today, with discount rates and other ways to save! LATEST NEWS: Discounted Ticket Offers The Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island is pleased to announce special discounted tickets to arts and culture events during your stay! Check out the list, and don’t forget to stop by the Providence Hospitality Concierge in CenterStage to find out more. Register onsite for the National Arts Marketing Project Conference! Online registration is now closed, however we have extended the general registration rate through October 31, 2009. Please visit us on the 5th floor of the Rhode Island Convention Center, beginning at 4:00pm on Thursday, October 29 to register and join hundreds of your colleagues to learn what’s hot and new and working in communities across the country. Let WaterFire heat up your Halloween night! After the Opening Reception on October 31, check out Providence’s signature public art project – a fusion of water, light, and music. Enjoy a spectacular view of the Providence River before heading back to the hotel. Opening Reception on October 31 to be held at the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design. Stroll through the galleries with your peers and colleagues during this exclusive, after-hours event. Hosted by the Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island and Providence’s Department of Art, Culture and Tourism. New Superhero joins the league! Rich Mintz, from Blue State Digital will share dos and don’ts of online, grassroots fundraising. Learn from a member of the team that helped Obama for America raise $550 million. Attention artists and creative professionals! Announcing a newly added pre-conference – Marketing for the Independent Artist: How to Advance Your Career and Build Your Business. This practical workshop will help you transform your business and should not be missed! Register by October 14 and be entered to win a free consultation with the pre-conference presenters! (terms and conditions apply) SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS: Keynote Address by David Court of McKinsey & Company, the marketer that all other marketers listen to. Gain insights into new consumer buying trends and how they affect your business plan in this economy. For a sneak preview of David’s presentation, click here. Plenary presentations by experts in field. Author of The Art of Business, David McIntosh will focus on the power of collaboration and how all industries can approach their work as art. John Maeda, President of RISD and acclaimed designer, will speak on creativity in the 21st century. Special pre-conference plenary lunch with Arthur Cohen of LaPlaca Cohen. Hear how cultural sponsorship is evolving during the current economic climate and what you need to do to keep up with changing times. Pre-conferences are back by popular demand! Sponsorship Boot Camp and The Pricing Institute will help you get into the mindset of corporate sponsors and analyze your pricing to attract more visitors. SUPER SESSIONS: The roster of presenters is an untouchable and outstanding line up superheroes. Bonnie B. Briggs, Alan Brown, Eugene Carr, Irene Greenberg, Surale Phillips, and Jerry Yoshitomi (to name just a few) are all scheduled to share tips and tricks of the field. Breakout sessions focus on strategies to increase revenue, build your audience and fundraise more effectively. We are all looking for new ways to be vibrant and stay competitive. Learn how to improve leadership, harness the Internet for better consumer engagement, cultivate new donors, and embrace collaborative strategies for success! Visit the daily schedule to plan your conference experience and obtain the most super powers. Hear a sneak peak about the sessions in the presenters’ own words at Voices of NAMP. NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: Discover concrete tools to make CollaborAction happen in your day-to-day work from your peers and colleagues. Opportunities abound for small group discussion including Dine-Arounds, Show + Tell presentations, Roundtable discussions. SEE PROVIDENCE: When you are not honing your marketing and fundraising abilities, find out why Providence, Rhode Island is called “Mecca for Tourism and the Arts” by the New York Times. Fall Sale on Amtrak Northeast Regional service! Save up to 25%! For details, visit Hot Deals at www.amtrak.com. RELEASE YOUR INNER SUPERHERO! Join your superhero colleagues at the 2009 National Arts Marketing Project Conference in Providence, Rhode Island on October 30 – November 2. Learn how you can save the day by working jointly with others to increase visitors, audiences and revenue.

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Drumming Lessons for Kids!

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

A New Community Offering at the Black Rep:  Drumming Lessons for Kids!

The Black Rep will begin hosting drumming lessons for children ages 5 and up taught by Sidy Maiga. Sidy specializes in Djembe, Dun Dun and Calabash.  
The classes will be held on Saturdays at 1pm beginning this Saturday, October 31.  The classes will run for 8 weeks at a cost of $120.
If you are interested in joining the classes, please come to Black Rep on October 31st at 1 pm to sign up during the first class (276 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903).  Please help us to spread the word about this new community service offered by Black Rep!  All are welcome!
For more information on Sidy, please visit www.sidymaiga.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Idea Swap Schedule-DRAFT 10/29/09
9:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.          Coffee & Conversation
Meet NEP and APPNE members and learn how their organizations are vital to New England’s presenting landscape      
10:00 A.M. – 10:45 A.M.       Overview of NEFA’s Expeditions Program
10:45 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.       Break

11:00 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.        Project Presentations
National Theater of the USA                          Cathy Edwards, International Festival of Arts & Ideas
Monica Bill Barnes                                          Laura Faure, Bates Dance Festival
Either/Orchestra 25th Anniversary Tour        Russ Gershon, Either/Orchestra
The Civilians                                                   Rob Richter, Connecticut College    
Hawaiian Cultural Conference                        Isabel Fine, Springstep
Bandit Queen                                                   Blanche Milligan, Northeast Cultural Coop
From the Margins, This, Unmentioned          Bronwen MacArthur, MacArthur Dance Project
Death of a Salesman                                      Steve Stettler, Weston Playhouse Theatre     
Doug Varone                                                   Aimée Petrin, Portland Ovations
NAWI Music of Ecuador                                   Alex Alvear
12:15 P.M. – 1:15 P.M.           Lunch

1:15 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.                         Facilitated Small Group Discussions
Buy Local: Supporting Your Local Artists
Facilitated by Arnie Malina, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and Ric Waldman, Capitol Center for the Arts
Finding Collaborators Within Your Community
Facilitated by Frumie Selchen, Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire
Engaging Diverse Audiences
Facilitated by Andria Matthews & Missy Huber, International Festival of Arts & Ideas and Alex Alvear, Mango Blue
Strategies for Adapting to the New Economy
Facilitated by Joe Clifford, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College
2:30 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.                         Project Presentations
Waiting for Godot                                           Arnie Malina, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
Balla Kouyate & World Vision                         Balla Kouyate 
Shadowlight’s Wayang Bali Shadow Show      Bill Menezes, Keene State College
Charles Lloyd 4tet                                          Margaret Lawrence, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College
The Shipment                                                  David Henry, Institute of Contemporary Art
The Disappearance & Republic of Dreams     Jennifer Johnson, Charlestown Working Theatre
                                                                        Matthew Glassman, Double Edge Theatre
3:15 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.                        Open Mic Presentations

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Peeptoad Coffeehouse moves and join Fostering Arts for a Planning Meeting

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Peeptoad Coffeehouse MOVES to a new location.

After 10-years at the North Foster Baptist Church, Peeptoad Coffeehouse has decided to try something new and host concerts at the Foster Country Club. This new change will happen on November 13, 2009 when we host….

Duke Robillard’s “Sunny & Her Boys.” on Friday,
November 13th

Check our website for video of the band and come to the new location for dinner and the show, or a drink and appetizer. We are very excited about the Foster Country Club being our new location! www.fosteringarts.org
Thank you to the North Foster Baptist Church for being wonderful partners all these years.

YOU ARE INVITED: Artist and Musician Pot Luck and Meeting!

When: November 11, 2009
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Benjamin Eddy Building – 6 South Killingly Road, Foster, RI

This event is the perfect time to share your ideas and comments about how fosteringArts.org can go forward in ways that are meaningful to meeting our mission: Linking Artists & Community.

If you can bring a food item to share, that would be great, but is not required. What is required will be a willingness to meet other fosteringArts.org artists and share ideas about how to help us bring appropriate programs to our communities. We want to develop new programs that benefit you as artists and musicians and that also benefit the community at the same time.

If you can attend, please let us know by email to info@fosteringarts.org

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Design Science Symposium at RISD

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Design Science: Nature’s Problem-Solving Method: The Nature Lab is teaming up with the Synergetics Collaborative, a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the thinking of Buckminster Fuller, to host a symposium on November 14 and 15 called Design Science: Nature’s Problem-Solving Method (be sure to register in advance). The weekend event in the Chace Center’s Metcalf Auditorium will be preceded by a related art exhibition in the Nature Lab and adjacent Waterman Gallery. 

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The staff at the Artist’s Resource Center is circulating information to

artSource users about Art Works: A Portrait of the Artist in a Starving

Economy. This event is being held on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 from 6:30

p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a networking reception to follow. The location is

Ned Devine’s, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market Building in Boston,



Below is a link with details about the event. Please pass this on if

you know of artists or business owners who would be interested in attending.


Artist’s Resource Center

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston





MassINC/Real Art Talks -

https://www.myinterfase.com/artsource/resources/resource_view.aspx?token=+Z6 CMs%2fr3x35MAX7d+GrNQ%3d%3d

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Applications for Arts Connect All

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

VSA arts and MetLife Foundation Invite Applications for Arts Connect All

Grant Program

VSA arts and the MetLife Foundation have launched the Arts Connect All

initiative to encourage arts organizations to create or enhance inclusive,

multi-session education programs by strengthening partnerships with local



The goals of Arts Connect All are to enable more students with disabilities

to experience social, cognitive, and cultural development through arts

learning alongside their peers without disabilities; create educational


and inclusion in the arts for students with disabilities; and document the

contributions that arts organizations make to inclusive education in public


VSA arts and the MetLife Foundation invite proposals from arts

organizations working to create or enhance inclusive educational programs

that undertake

all of the following: incorporate inclusive teaching practices; provide

access to students with all types of disabilities; develop social,


and artistic skills; involve people with disabilities in planning and

implementation; build staff, teacher, and/or artist knowledge and skill of

inclusive practices; and collaborate with public schools, actively engaging

students, parents, and school administrators.

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) performing and/or exhibiting arts organizations ‹

including museums, theaters, and multidisciplinary arts presenters ‹ that


creating or have an established educational program are eligible to apply.

Organizations must have as their primary mission the goal of advancing the


and/or a specific art form.

Only arts organizations located in and partnering with public schools in

the following metropolitan areas are eligible: Phoenix, Arizona; Los


San Diego, and San Francisco, California; Denver, Colorado; Hartford,

Connecticut; Tampa, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston,

Massachusetts; Detroit, Michigan; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Kansas

City and

St. Louis, Missouri; Charlotte, North Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Portland,

Oregon; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Providence, Rhode Island;

Nashville, Tennessee; Houston, Texas; and Seattle, Washington.

A maximum of ten awards of up to $15,000 will be given to selected


Visit the VSA arts Web site for complete program information and

application guidelines.

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Are you an artist who would like to teach others your art? The North Kingstown Arts Council is seeking artists to teach in the Spring 2010 Take an Arts Break program, a series of classes in the arts for North Kingstown residents. Artists design their own classes; the Arts Council arranges teaching space, advertises, and registers students; the artists teach; and the Arts Council pays the instructors. Further information is available at www.NKArtsCouncil.org or 294-3331 X241. Proposals are due by November 15th.

 Proposals may be sent directly to North Kingstown Arts Council, North Kingstown Town Hall, 80 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, RI  02852 or by email to info@NKArtsCouncil.org



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Deadline for the U.S./Japan Creative Artists’ Program: February 1, 2010

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Eligible applicants are architects, choreographers, composers, creative writers, designers, media artists, playwrights, visual artists, or solo theater artists who work with original material (including puppeteers, storytellers and performance artists). Multidisciplinary artists and artistic directors of theater or dance companies are also eligible.

The Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission works cooperatively with the National Endowment for the Arts to sponsor The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program.  The program provides support for up to five outstanding contemporary and traditional artists from the United States to spend a five-month residency in Japan to pursue their individual artistic goals.  The next deadline for this program is February 1, 2010.
The U.S/Japan Creative Artists’ Program is extremely competitive; applicants should have regional or national recognition and anticipate a highly rigorous review of their work.  Artists should also present compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan.
Selected artists will receive:
·         A monthly stipend for living expenses and a housing supplement, as well as an allowance for professional support services
·         Up to $6,000 for round trip transportation for the artist, domestic partner and/or dependent children, and a baggage/storage allowance
·         A stipend for pre-departure Japanese language study in the United States
Additional information, including guidelines and the application, can be found at http://www.jusfc.gov/creativeartists.asp.
Jennifer Kareliusson
International Activities Specialist
National Endowment for the Arts
1100 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20506
T: 202-682-5630
F: 202-682-5024

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a morning of Healing Arts artist demonstrations and workshops

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health Initiative cordially invites you to a morning of Healing Arts artist demonstrations and workshops followed by a lunch and discussion at the Newport Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. The 28 minute award-winning documentary about the Healing Arts Initiative, which highlights the impact arts and healthcare partnerships have on people living with profound emotional and physical challenges, and their caregivers, will also be screened.

Newport Hospital volunteers and healthcare staff, as well as Rhode Island artists and arts organizations are invited to observe master Healing Arts artists working with patients and staff. Healthcare organizations will also have the oppportunity to see the demos and receive technical assistance as needed related to the Healing Arts Request for Proposals, an opportunity to join the Initiative and leverage new resources with the expansion of the partnership program into Rhode Island. Information about the new Rhode Island Healing Arts artist fellowships will also be provided.

The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health

Monday, November 16th
Gudoian Conference Room, 1st floor
Newport Hospital
11 Friendship St
Newport, RI 02840-2299
(401) 846-6400
Get directions

                Registration fee (includes catered brown bag lunch): $15.00
                                   FREE for Newport Hospital volunteers and staff.


Lisa Coble, Director of Volunteers, Newport Hospital
 Patricia Pedreira, Program Director, The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health
H. Mark Smith, facilitator; Youthreach Manager, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Screening of the film:
“The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health”

                                 Artist demonstrations and workshops with:
                         Joe Douillette, Media Artist, The Healing Arts Initiative                     
                         Michelle Pearson
, Dancer, The Healing Arts Initiative
                         Peggy Rambach, Writer, The Healing Arts Initiative

              Technical Assistance Workshops for Healing Arts RFP applicants
        Applications and Information
about the RI Healing Arts Artist Fellowships

             Catered Brown Bag Lunch and Discussion, facilitated by H. Mark Smith


 RSVP required for admission. Contact: Tesair Lauve, Healing Arts Program Manager, at Tesair@comcast.net by Monday, November 2nd.
20 slots reserved for artists, first come, first served.

About The Healing Arts Initiative: New Pathways to Health: 

Created in 2004, The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health is a regional arts and healing program developed by the Vermont Arts Exchange, in partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a consortium of arts and healthcare organizations in Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. This unique program uses the arts as an innovative new treatment method for patients living with chronic disabling diseases. Artist residencies and intergenerational workshops integrate technology, music, theater, dance, filmmaking, ceramics, painting, photography, and printmaking into patient care, staff training, and wellness programs.

The Healing Arts: New Pathways to Health is a collaborative effort involving artists and arts organizations, hospitals and healthcare administrators, colleges and universities throughout New England. Participating healthcare sites include Tewksbury Hospital, in Tewksbury, MA; Crotched Mountain, in Greenfield, NH; and the Vermont Veterans Home, United Counseling Services and the Bennington School, in Bennington, VT.

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Providence Children’s Museum Seeks Sculptors!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Providence Children’s Museum Underland Exhibit RFP 

Animal sculptures Providence Children’s Museum is seeking artist submissions for an upcoming 

exhibit entitled Underland. The exhibit concept is to create a dramatic outdoor play environment that simulates underground life for creatures living in Rhode 

Island. Visitors will enter the space and be surrounded by a rich pretend play environment where children can take on the roles of animals, or insects, dress in 

costumes, explore, scramble through tunnels, or make pretend acorn soup. The Museum is seeking artists living and working in the RI, MA, and CT area to 

sculpt 8-10 animals that will be integrated into a large sculptural mural depicting a cross section of an underground Rhode Island landscape with burrows, dens and 

their inhabitants. To apply Artists must submit images of completed works of similar or related 

subject matter that express technical abilities. Images and related materials should include dimensions, materials, date, and location (if applicable). The selected 

Artist(s) would coordinate with the museum on the type of animal, placement, position and scale, overall integration of the animals into the larger mural, and be 

willing to work within the Museums time frame, and budget of 3200.00$. The Underland exhibit is scheduled to open around May 15, 2010, and work would 

commence upon selection. Please submit the following materials by Nov. 15, 2009 to the included email for 

consideration: 5-10 digital images of related work (life sculpting, animals, natural objects) 

Brief resume outlining specific relevant experience Contact information 

Providence Children’s Museum Underland Exhibit RFP 

Sandflowers Providence Children’s Museum is seeking artist submissions for an upcoming 

exhibit entitled Underland. The exhibit concept is to create a dramatic outdoor play environment that simulates underground life for creatures living in Rhode 

Island. Visitors will enter the space and be surrounded by a rich pretend play environment where children can take on the roles of animals, or insects, dress in 

costumes, explore, scramble through tunnels, or make pretend acorn soup. Included in this exhibit is a sand play area where visitors will be able to play and 

explore in a contained sand area with a variety sculpted features. The museum is seeking artists living and working in the RI, MA, and CT area to 

create 3 kinetic sand sculptures in the form of flowers or plant life. The “sandflowers” would be interactive and allow children to pour sand in and through 

the body of the plant causing leaves to dip, blossoms to open, or a variety of possible cause and effect reactions. The final sculpted “sandflowers” would be cast 

in metal and installed permanently in The Children’s Garden at the Museum. To apply Artists must submit images of completed works of similar or related subject 

matter that express technical abilities. Images and related materials should include dimensions, materials, date, and location (if applicable). The selected Artist(s) 

would coordinate with the Museum on the concept development, prototyping, production, and installation, and be willing to work within the Museum’s time 

frame and budget of 2400.00$. The Underland exhibit is scheduled to open around May 15, 2010, so work would commence upon selection. 

Please submit the following materials by Nov. 15, 2009 to the included email for consideration: 

5-10 digital images of related work (life sculpting, animals, natural objects)  Brief resume outlining specific relevant experience 

Contact information

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Post your Idea Swap project now!

Friday, October 23rd, 2009


Several participants will be given approximately 10 minutes to present their project idea at the Idea Swap. If you’re interested in presenting, post a classified ad on MatchBook.org and notify me of your interest in presenting by October 28, 2009.  We encourage creative presentations and suggest that the featured artists be involved whenever possible. 


To post your classified go to www.matchbook.org, click “search classifieds” then click “post a classified.” Make sure to list “NEFA’s Idea Swap” as the category. 

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Several major public art calls for San Diego Airport – deadline Nov 6

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority invites artists and artists’ teams to submit qualifications to be considered for collaboration, design, fabrication, and/or installation on several public art opportunities to be integrated into the facilities of the San Diego International Airport. Interested Artists should approach the opportunities with an open mind and not attempt to conceptually propose solutions as many of the spaces are directly related to The Green Build and do not exist. Programmatic documents will continue to change until design development is complete.

The Green Build will provide near-term improvements though a series of design-build construction projects taking place through the year 2012 at the west end of San Diego International Airport. These projects will help the airport meet current and future air service demands by enhancing passenger and aircraft flow, terminal amenities, roadways and the airfield. Projects include: a 10-gate build-out of Terminal 2 West, an elevated dual-level roadway with convenient curbside ticket kiosks, expanded shopping and dining areas and airfield improvements.

Deadline: Online Submissions only

November 6, 2009 – 2:00 p.m. PST

1. Chill Zone: Estimated Budget: $300,000

Intended to engage and entertain teen travelers and those of us who are teens at heart. This opportunity will be located just post-security past the security checkpoint adjacent to the new concessions core. The space will be encased by at least two translucent/transparent walls. An artist or artist team will be expected to design the setting, components and thematic context for an interactive multimedia teen lounge environment. Aspects of the installation could invoke the end-user to become an integral part of the artwork. A key element of this space will be for the artist to create hands-on infrastructure providing an Innovative and fresh experience. Interactive elements should demonstrate design flexibility and the ability to add new components for upgrading and adding new programming as required.

2. Reflection Room: Estimated Budget: $216,000

An artist/artist team will have the opportunity to design the entire setting and thematic context for a contemplative, non-ecumenical space currently planned for the departures level of The Green Build just east of the entry rotunda past the security checkpoint. Comprehensive consideration must be given to a non-ceremonial environment with provision for seating of multiple individuals simultaneously. Additional elements such as sound, water, light and furnishings could contribute to a calming and meditative experience. Art and artistic elements should be functional as well as contribute to the practical use of the space.

3. Performing Arts Venue Estimated Budget: $306,000

Artists for this project will be expected to design the setting, acoustical components and seating context for a public performance space located in the concession core of The Green Build. Performing arts (music, dance and theater) are a major component of the Airport Art Program. The space could function as a sculptural environment used to support interdisciplinary presentations that celebrate the arts and culture of San Diego. The venue should be spatially defined but must also engage the overall concessions environment through visual and sonic creativity while functioning as an amenity within the larger core. Consideration must be given to technical aspects such as electrical

4. Terminal 2 Pedestrian Bridges: Estimated Budget: $596,000

The Green Build Pedestrian Bridges opportunity is for an artist/artist team to create artwork that parallels vehicular and/or pedestrian experiences. Flanking east and west ends of Terminal 2, the two existing bridges will be demolished, rebuilt and reconfigured. They are currently elevated approximately 15 feet above multiple traffic lanes extending about 120 feet. Each spans approximately 20-30 feet wide by 10 feet high and will be partially enclosed in glass panels. The structures will connect to the second level departures Plaza. Artwork should be visually dynamic and engaging, while contributing to a unique sensory experience for both pedestrians and vehicular traffic.

5. Departures & Arrivals Plazas: Estimated Budget: $541,000

This opportunity will require an artist or artist team to collaborate with the Airport’s design team to establish a strong aesthetic concept for the departures and arrivals environments for The Green Build. The Departures plaza will be located on a new elevated roadway, connecting parking areas to pedestrian bridges which will then lead to ticketing areas and security checkpoints. The departures roadway will span approximately 1300 linear feet providing multiple check-in areas with interchangeable kiosks for all airlines located within Terminal 2.

The Arrivals Level Plaza will connect to the ground-level pick-up curb that will extend nearly 500 linear feet. Amenities and services on this level include baggage carousels, airline operations and offices, baggage handling facilities, police station, media center and security administrative offices. The primary function for the art is to reinforce and enhance the public function for the spaces. While creating environments that may provide relief from stress and the harried anxiety of travel, the artwork could also create liveliness, excitement and a sense of place.

6. United Service Organization Park and Gateway: Estimated Budget: $420,000

USO Airport Centers assist military personnel and their families in transit, offering translation services, libraries and reading rooms, TV and game rooms, housing and accommodation assistance, nursery facilities, and local information; in some Centers, GIs can even take a shower or a nap. For this project, an artist or artist team will be tasked with creating a signature feature for the San Diego International Airport USO facility. Artwork should complement and/or enhance the facility and landscape design by creating a statement and/or elements which could connect interior and exterior spaces. This project should be viewed as an opportunity to support our troops by creating a comfortable, enjoyable and engaging experience. Selected artist/artists team will work collaboratively with the landscape design team to impact the overall design which may include paved walkways and other areas/amenities.

7. Terminal 1 Baggage Claim: Estimated Budget: $180,000

This project is an opportunity for a San Diego County artist to create an engaging artwork for the Terminal 1 baggage claim area. Opportunities include escalators, stairs, and surrounding walls and must include the large soffit just above baggage claim which measures approximately 80 linear feet. The soffit faces a clerestory glass wall and escalators leading to the pedestrian bridge and parking areas. This project offers a wide range of possibilities, including, but not limited to: modular, dynamic, interactive, kinetic and/or web-based interactive work. The selected artist must be sensitive to any advertising and nearby directional signage to ensure that the artwork does not conflict with passenger wayfinding. Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Sculptors, ceramicists and other artists working in three dimensional materials are strongly encouraged to apply.

For information regarding Eligibility and Submission requirements please take a moment to register as a Vendor with us by following the instructions below:

What you need to register:

1) You will be asked to create a user name and password, please write them down and save for reference,

2) Have your federal tax ID # or your SSN available, and

3) Select a Business Category. For this opportunity you can use the following Business Category: 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

To register as a Vendor visit: http://www.san.org/business and read the Vendor Registration instructions carefully.

NOTE: Step 9 is a bit tricky:

· Go to Select Business Category

· Type art in the search bar

· Click search. (This will take you to a list of categories that have the word art in the title.)

· Click 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers. The page will indicate that you have selected this option.

· Click done. If you hit the Submit button and are redirected to the beginning you did not do Step 9 correctly.

By registering as a Vendor you will receive notices on:

1) Future Public Art Opportunities with the Authority,

2) Addenda documents that may affect your document, and

3) Additional documents when available.

Once you’ve successfully completed the registration process you will receive an e-mail from the Authority confirming your successful registration. Then, you can view/ download each opportunity here.

If you require assistance or would like specific information on any of the above projects please contact Alan Parker aparker@san.org (Senior Procurement Analyst).

Thank you,

Constance Y. White
Art Program Manager
San Diego International Airport
POB 82776
San Diego CA 92138-2776

o 619.400.2891
f 619.400.2866
e cywhite@san.org

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Public art call – Las Vegas Veterans Memorial – deadline Oct 29, 2009

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The deadline for the Las Vegas Veterans’ Memorial is October 29, 2009:



The City of Las Vegas (City) hereby invites individual artist’s or an
artist team (Offerors) to submit written Statements Of Qualifications
(SOQ’s) to create a profound and lasting work of art in honor of
America’s service men and women. The Veterans’ Memorial is being funded
by Las Vegas Veteran’s Memorial, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.
The Las Vegas Arts Commission and an evaluation committee will select a
finalist that will work with the Las Vegas Veteran’s Memorial in
preparing a design. The design will need to integrate an expandable
commemorative component, such as a brick walkway, commemorative wall, or
digital reader, where donors can pay tribute to family members or others
who proudly served in the armed forces. The successful offerors and
finalist will also be asked to submit a design for perimeter fencing to
surround the entire park. All design proposals will need to be
pedestrian friendly, ADA compliant, and vandal resistant to the extent

The finalist will be required to provide any structural and electrical
engineering plans for the memorial, submit the plans for review and
approval by the city of Las Vegas, fabricate the memorial, and install
the memorial at Huntridge Circle Park. Each Successful Offeror will need
to prepare a budget which will include all costs associated with the
fabrication, installation, and maintenance for the work of art. The
Finalist will be responsible to deliver the artwork complete and fully
installed. All design intellectual property rights, fabrication, labor,
materials, transportation, installation, insurance, engineering,
landscaping, permitting, and contingency and every other related cost is
the sole responsibility of the Las Vegas Veteran’s Memorial which the
Finalist will contract through.

Deadline for Submission: October 29, 2009, 1:30pm Pacific Standard Time

Budget: $800,000

Eligibility: Open to all artists or design groups. No geographic

Process: Four successful offerors (a.k.a semi-finalists) will be invited
to submit design proposals. Each will be required to visit Vegas twice -
one time to view the site and another to present their proposal. Each
will receive a $5,000 honorarium to encompass all costs associated with
the visits and the proposal.

Anticipated Award Date: April 2010

Anticipated Installation Date: April 2011

Web Site: http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/information/11935.htm – click on
‘request for statements’

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Public art call – Palm Beach County, Florida

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Belle Glade Library Branch
Integrated Public Art Design Services
$15,570 design budget ($103,800 total public art budget)

Deadline: November 23, 2009

Public Art Project Description

Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places Program is seeking artist(s) to assist in the design of site specific artwork for the new Belle Glade Branch Library. The selected artist(s) will collaborate with the project team to identify and design integrated, functional artistic experiences that immerse youth, families and caregivers in environments that promote learning and literacy.

See complete Call to Artists attached, or go to http://pbcgov.com/fdo/art/calls.htm

Elayna Toby Singer
Palm Beach County Art in Public Places
2633 Vista Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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Two public art calls in Denver

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Municipal Animal Shelter / Central Platte Campus

The following are currently listed on www.callforentry.org

The Denver Office of Cultural Affairs (DOCA) seeks to commission one or more artists or teams of artists to create site-specific artwork for the Municipal Animal Shelter and the adjacent Central Platte Campus. These two new facilities are being built along Interstate 25 and the Platte River, north of Bayaud Avenue, in Denver, Colorado. The funding currently designated for public art at the site is approximately $310,000 including design, fabrication, potential lighting and installation. However, additional funds may be available, depending where and how the artwork is integrated into the structure and design of the building or site. The project is open to all artists in the U.S. working in all media and materials, but experience working on integrated projects of this scope is recommended.

Eastside Human Services Building

The Eastside Human Services Building Project Selection Panel is seeking an artist or team of artists, for a site-specific public art commission.

Location: 3821 Steele Street, Denver, CO.

Budget: $115,000

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Portsmouth Arts Guild – CALL FOR ARTISTS

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is requesting submission of artwork for the 3rd Annual “Under $200 Holiday Show & Sale.” The show runs from Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, December 20, 2009. An opening reception will be held Sunday, Nov. 22, 2-4 pm.
  Open and Non-Juried
All Media
All works must be for sale under $200.
Drop off dates: Monday, Nov. 16, 3-6 pm; Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Pick up dates: Monday, Dec. 21, 3-6 pm; Tuesday, Dec. 22, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: $15 for one or two entries

Maximum: 2 entries

All 2-D art must be framed, wired and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers allowed. There will be a commission of 25% on all sales.

Artwork should be dropped off at The Portsmouth Arts Guild Center For The Arts located at 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI next to St. Paul’s Church. The gallery is handicap accessible. For more information visit our website at www.PortsmouthArtsGuild.org or email: info@portsmouthartsguild.org

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RI Make a Wish Foundation Seeks Art Donations for Kids

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009
I am writing to you to let you know of this amazing group.  If you click on the link, you will see the upcoming events we are having.  we are seeking artists to donate art work or take out an ad in programs.  The two events for the Fall are the fashion show and Wish Them Well Bids.    

Feel free to contact me or any one of the volunteers.  


Thank you – Paula  


Summer is officially over as September 22nd is the Autumnal Equinox.  

The days will be growing shorter marking the start of fall followed by winter.   

Here is a special wish you can help us grant.  Visit our website at www.cwishesri.com to read more about our kids.  




Dana Hrabcsak  

Volunteer Staff  

Children’s Wish Group of RI, Inc.  

757 Park Avenue

Cranston, RI 02910  

Phone (401)228-7761  

Fax (401)228-7762  

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