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Monday, March 29th, 2010


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Main Street Independent Film Festival Call for Entries

Monday, March 29th, 2010



Hera Gallery announces a Call for Entries for films and videos to be submitted to the Main Street Independent Film Festival. Organized by Historic Wakefield Village Downtown Merchants’ Association, Hera Gallery, South County Players/Children’s Theatre, Independent Newspapers, South Kingstown Parks and Recreation. The festival will take place in historic Wakefield, Rhode Island. Screenings will take place at Church of the Ascension on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 9, 10 and 11, 2010.


Films and videos will be accepted in the following genres: Narrative/Open (ideal run-time of 30 minutes or under); Documentary (ideal run-time of 20 minutes or under); Experimental (ideal run-time of 15 minutes or under); Animation (ideal run-time of 15 minutes or under); News Segment (ideal run-time of 5 minutes or under); Commercial/ PSA (ideal runtime of 1 minute or under).

Submissions should include, 1) a DVD copy of the film, 2) filmmaker’s contact information: name, address, phone number and email, 3) a short synopsis of the film, title, film length, and writer, director, producer, actor’s names, 4) a biographical paragraph (or resume) including background and interest in film. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of your materials if desired. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2010.


Application forms and guidelines are available at www.heragallery.org. Mail submissions to: Hera gallery, PO Box 336, Wakefield, RI 02880, attn: film festival. For more information: 401-783-7202, jrmcnab@etal.uri.edu, or 402-789-1488, info@heragallery.org.

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Edward M. Bannister Statewide Poster Design Contest Announced for Rhode Island Artists

Monday, March 29th, 2010
A statewide contest to select a poster design for famed 19th century African American artist Edward M. Bannister is being held in conjunction with a yearlong Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) study of Bannister’s life and work in Rhode Island. Poster designs should include an image of Bannister, evoke his Barbizon School of landscape painting style, and incorporate significant landmarks, such as the Providence Art Club, associated with his career. A panel of four judges will select the winning entry, which will be reproduced and distributed statewide and used on the project website.
Entries by Rhode Island artists only in painting and drawing must be submitted in both original format and as a high resolution scan. Prizes of $300 for first place, and $100 for second and third places, will be awarded. The winning pieces and four honorable-mentions will be shown at a public exhibit in May. The deadline for all entries is April 30, 2010. Artists should email RIBannister@aol.com  or phone (401) 421-0606 to register and to acquire submission guidelines.
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Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The Marketing & PR Coordinator manages all marketing, advertising and promotional activities for FirstWorks programs.   The Marketing & PR Coordinator (MPRC) is a key member of FirstWorks’ operations team, operating in a fast-paced non-profit environment.  The MPRC reports to the Executive Artistic Director (EAD), and works with FirstWorks’ Marketing Communications Consultant to implement, align and manage marketing & PR efforts as part of FirstWorks’ mission to connect art with audiences.
This is a part-time position.
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume to Annette Robinson, annette@first-works.org, by April 2, 2010.
Specific duties include: 
·     Implement, manage and monitor marketing plans, campaigns and projects;
·     Develop copy for press releases, story pitches, performer descriptions, e-newsletters, web, and ads;
·     Manage the design, production and placement of all promotional collateral; including: ads, billboards, bus kings, direct mail, programs, posters, television and radio PSA’s;
·     Manage the FirstWorks online presence; including: website usability improvements, content updates and the deployment of messaging across partner and social media outlets;
·     Manage relationships and liaison with media sponsors;
·     Support press relations by coordinating relationships with members of the press to ensure story placement. Assemble press kits and distribute press releases, photos and calendar listings;
·     Develop sponsorship and cross-promotional relationships with arts, hospitality, retail and community organizations;
·     Participate in strategy-development regarding messaging, audience cultivation and branding, in collaboration with the executive artistic director, staff, consultants and the marketing committee;
·     Analyze audience research, current marketing/competitor conditions and ticket pricing strategies;
·     Track marketing budgets;
·     Evaluation and benchmarking of revenue goals and audience reach;
·     Administrative tasks, including maintaining and updating media databases, maintaining archives of press and collateral, coordinating the marketing committee, managing mailings and timelines.
Qualifications & Competencies:

  • 3-5 years experience in marketing and/or public relations;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work with deadlines;
  • Enthusiasm for working as part of a team;
  • Strong problem analysis and problem solving skills;
  • Experience managing vendor relationships and tracking budgets;
  • Knowledge of and passion for the performing and visual arts;
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CMS and electronic marketing platforms such as Constant Contact;
  • Basic working knowledge of common design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat a plus.

FirstWorks was launched in 2004 as a vehicle to build community, reach underserved audiences, and present extraordinary arts programs that elevate Providence’s national profile. In six years FirstWorks has produced ten groundbreaking arts festivals, attracted over 70,000 participants, and engaged more than 100 nonprofit community organizations and schools. FirstWorks continues to grow and flourish and is looking for exceptional talent to join the team. Visit www.first-works.org to learn more.

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Help Wanted

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Department of Art
Community College of Rhode Island
400 East Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886


POSITION:                        Assistant Professor,
                     Graphic Design and Interactive Media

LOCATION:             Art Department

SALARY:                 Dependent upon education and experience

APPOINTMENT:       Fall, 2010; this position is assigned an academic year work schedule


Focus will be on teaching Graphic Design and Interactive Media courses with the possibility of teaching 2-D Design. Current courses will include Graphic Design 1, Graphic Design 2 and Visual Web Design. Expectation of continuing significant professional achievement and/or exhibition record; development of curriculum and programs; college and departmental service; student advising and community service/outreach.


Required / Minimum Qualifications
•MFA in graphic design, web/digital/interactive media.
•A demonstrated mastery of interactive design, typography and technology.
•Proficiency in applications relating to: print and screen publication design, interactive design, digital imaging, animation, sound, and video/motion.
•Ability to teach complex team projects at each level of the curriculum, primarily entry level.
•Strong professional accomplishments in web and interactive design, digital media and graphic design.
•Teaching experience at the college level.


Preferred Qualifications
•A background working in a collaborative educational environment.
•An interest in course development.
•An interest in developing community-based, inter-disciplinary and on-line courses.
•A background in grant writing and interest in working with regional industry.



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Spring Classes 2010 at Perishable

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Email Amy at classes@perishable.org or call 401-331-2695 ext.102. Leave your name, postal address, phone number, and email address. Amy will contact you by phone to confirm your registration.
Click on a class below for more information

:. Classes at a Glance .:
Quarterly Classes
The Rush Hour Dance and Fitness Series
$13 to drop in or $60 for six class punch card.
Our staff is bursting with busy, busy people, so we thought, “wouldn’t it be great to work out right here at the theatre?” And Rush Hour was born. All classes are ongoing—join anytime! The punch cards can be used for any class in the series and they never expire.
What could be more convenient?

10:00am – Noon  American Tribal Belly Dancing with Neylan*
12:30- 2:00 PM Ballet with Stephanie Lyon-Albanese*
6:30-9:30 PM ADVANCED SCENE STUDY of The Interview by Jean Claude Van Itallie—Mark Peckham

6:30-9:30 PM SCENE STUDY––EliseMorrison

7:00-10:00pm  Playwriting with Rick Massimo

5:15-6:30pm  Belly Dancing with Ameena*

6:00-7:30pm  Modern Dance with Nikki Carrara*
6:30-9:30 PM ADVANCED SCENE STUDY of The Interview by Jean Claude Van Itallie—Mark Peckham
6:30-9:30pm  Intro to Acting with Connie Crawford

5:30-7:00pm     DanceDancePartyPartyTM  $5  www.dancedancepartyparty.com

*Rush Hour Dance Series.  All classes ongoing.  $13 to per class or $60 for 6 classes


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Apply Today for Girls Rock Camp!

Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Ladies Rock Camp Session II was Awesome!


Tomorrow we’re leaving on a jetplane for the Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA) Conference in California to get our learn on with camps from across the country and around the world!  We’ll bring back all kinds of great info for our Girls and Ladies Rock Camps! 

Session II of Ladies Rock Camp was so great!  If you’re a lady and you want to rock, we’ll have another Ladies Camp in October, and our first ever Girls Rock Camp in July– sign up for more info here.

Here’s what else is happening!



GRR!’s first ever Girls Rock Camp– Apply today!
You can apply now for the first ever Girls Rock! Rhode Island Girls Rock Camp for girls ages 11-18!  We are sooooo excited, and we hope you are, too!  Apply now or spread the word to everyone you know– especially parents, teachers, and those who work with youth!  Check out our Sign up for Camp! page for more information!!

Check out the trailer for Girls Rock! The Movie about the Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls for a brief view into the world of Girls Rock Camp!




Ladies Rock Camp Session II was awesome!
Six new and amazing bands played their hearts out on stage live just over one week ago!  Thirty women gave it their all for three days and came up with some super amazing and creative songs (and saw a great GRR!-only performance by Mary Lou Lord!)!  Check out our YouTube and Flickr pages to relive the fun from the weekend, and see pics and performances by Heaving Seagulls, Proof of Residence, Feral Fawcett, (sic), Douchewazee, and the Semantics!




Want to get involved?
With our first Girls Rock Camp fast approaching, we’d love to have as many people involved with GRR! as possible!  Here are a few ways that you can help:

Volunteerwe’re always look for guitar, bass, drum, vocal instructors; workshop leaders (sound, self-defense, history of women in rock, art/merchandising, ‘zine-making, etc.); roadies; food helpers; accountants/bookkeepers.  Got skillz? We can probably use them!

Join a committee– join our Youth Advisory Committee, Ladies Rock Camp Committee, Girls Rock Camp Committee, Fundraising Committee, Financial Committee, or Communications Committee!  Direct the future of GRR!

Set up a GRR! benefit–  Could be a rock show, an art show, a cake walk, whatever! 

Donate equipment/other stuff– instruments, pedals, gig bags, straps, microphones, stands, a copy machine, books/DVDs on music, anything you have, we could probably use!

Donate money– quick and easy via PayPal– all your donations go to help girls and women rock out!

Donate space– office space, storage space, or space for camp!

Check out our website for more information.  Thanks!



Thanks again for all of your support!
Girls Rock! Rhode Island




The mission of Girls Rock! Rhode Island is to help girls and women empower themselves through the development of musical skills in order to foster self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-efficacy. Through this work we hope to build an environment conducive to the active participation and respect of women as creative producers of our culture.


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Take an Arts Break Classes in North Kingstown

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Registration for Take an Arts Break Classes sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council has begun. Class registrations will be accepted until five days before each class begins. The class schedule for spring 2010 includes calligraphy, digital photography, stone carving, acting, fabric art, voice, acrylic painting, multi-media portrait sketching, jewelry making, creating a stained glass window hanging, and calligraphy. The North Kingstown Writers’ Workshop will include offerings in both fiction and non-fiction. Writers’ Workshop instructors include Liz Boardman, Audrey Friedman, Betty Cotter, and Gail Eastwood-Stokes. For full class schedules and registration information, visit www.NKArtsCouncil.org or call 294-3331 X241.


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News from the RI Film Collaborative

Thursday, March 25th, 2010



“The Perfect Day for a Picnic”

by Bob Lucas is the next official RIFC Production. This 5-7 minute short has a stark, Twilight-Zoneish feel with a surprise ending. We plan to shoot sometime in April.

Right now – we are in need of a strong PRODUCTION MANAGER!

Definition: What does a Production Manager do?

Reporting to the film’s
producer, this person supervises the budget, hires the crew, approves purchases & time cards, and generally makes sure all departments are doing their respective jobs within the parameters of the budget and on time.

Please EMAIL your resume with note of interest to: productions@rifcfilms.com with the subject line “Production Manager” NO LATER THAN SUNDAY, MARCH 28!!

This is a great chance to show your strength and communication skills on set. Are you ready to step up?

This is a non-paying position with great experience and networking opportunities for future gigs.



TSL Production is seeking Non-Union actors for several upcoming projects. 
Please see character descriptions below.
Open casting call will be held at 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket, RI from 12:00PM – 8:00PM on Sunday, March 28, 2010.  Please bring current head shot and resume. 

Sides for cold read will be provided at audition.

Character Descriptions:

JACK – Caucasian male (mid 20’s – mid 30’s): Ordinary looking, eccentric, flamboyant and sophisticated NOTE: The ability to speak in a decent British accent is highly desirable. Experience in stage combat and stunts are highly desirable.

NIGEL – Caucasian male (mid 20’s – mid 30’s): handsome, charming, witty, playboy. NOTE: The ability to speak in a British accent is required.

KELLY – Female mid-20’s (any ethnicity): Attractive

JANICE – Caucasian female (late 30’ – 40’s). Modeling agency Manager. A former model, now “over-the-hill”. Aggressive, no non-sense woman.

KENDRA – African-American female (mid-20’s): Attractive (fashion model look), snobbish.

GRANGER – Caucasian female (20’s): Attractive (fashion model look), stuck-up, snobby diva.


Open casting call will be held at 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket, RI from 12:00PM – 8:00PM on Sunday, March 28, 2010.  Please bring current head shot and resume.


*This is a non-paying gig.



Exile Movies is currently looking for a suburban house decorated with a feminine touch to shoot a remaining scene in the movie “smalltown”.
We would need access to the kitchen, living room, bathroom and a bedroom.
We areLooking for a small ranch with fairly large rooms or an open design that would allow the camera to get reasonably far away from the subject.

There would be a small crew and we will be very respectful of the property.

We will pay a small fee for the right place.

If interested or know of a possible location please send email to info@tslproduction.com with the the word suburan house in the subject line

Thank you

Todd LeComte
This is an affiliated RIFC Production

Midway Pictures Announces Premiere of Documentary Film

 ”It’s a Bash!”

PROVIDENCE, RI – Midway Pictures, producers of the award-winning
documentaries You Must Be This Tall: The Story of Rocky Point Park
and On the Lake: Life and Love in a Distant Place, proudly announces the
premiere of the documentary film
It’s a Bash! on April 30, 2010 at
Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island.

The premiere will be followed up with screenings nightly at 9 p.m. over at the Cable Car Cinema, also in Providence, from May 2nd to May 6th.

The new documentary is an in-depth look at seminal 
Rhode Island
 rock band 
Neutral Nation, and, by extension, of the Providence
music scene
. Neutral Nation were an active band in the scene
throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, before deciding to retire their
existence as an active band.  

The band has played a series of well-attended and regarded shows in the intervening years.  
The film explores the reasons behind the band’s popularity in Rhode Island, their break-up, and why they subsequently continued to play music

The film’s director, David Bettencourt, says the film touches on more
than just the history of one band.  

It’s a Bash! takes a look at the many great people that helped to build a live music scene here in Providence.  It’s a film about being in a band.”

The premiere screening will be followed by a rare Neutral Nation live

When we started the band the three goals were:  free beer, meet girls, and be on the cover of The Attleboro Sun Chronicle’s weekender edition. 
Mission accomplished!” said Mike Yarworth, Neutral Nation’s vocalist.

Tickets to the premiere and show went on sale Friday, March 5 at
http://www.lupos.com.  Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

For more information, visit http://www.neutralnationmovie.com
This is not an RIFC Production
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Employment Opportunity – Lippitt House Office Administrator

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

 The Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum is a high-style, Victorian mansion built in 1865 and recognized as a National Historic Landmark. Located on the East Side of Providence, the property is owned and operated by Preserve Rhode Island, the statewide non-profit for historic preservation.  The Lippitt House is both a museum and a private, multi-unit residence.  The museum is open to the public and encompasses the first floor and part of the second floor, along with the south garden.  The museum is also available to rent for wedding photographs, private events, and meetings.   

This is a temporary (one-year), part-time position.  The Lippitt House Office Administrator will work with Preserve Rhode Island staff to manage both the museum and rental operations of the Lippitt House.  A successful applicant will be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational and customer service skills.  Experience in marketing and historic house museum fields desired.

For the full job description, and how to apply, go to our website.

Applications are due by 5:00PM on Tuesday, March 30th.

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Blackbaud Seeking speakers for annual conference

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Calling all speakers! Share your expertise with nonprofit pro-

fessionals. Blackbaud, the leading global provider of nonprofit

software and services, is looking for speakers for its annual

conference in Washington D.C., Oct. 20-22. We’re looking for

industry experts with vision, inspiration, and key take-aways

that can be applied by others. Presenters will receive compli-

mentary conference registration. Please apply by May 1.



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Input Requested on new Intellectual Property Legislation

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
New Copyright Czar begins Joint Strategic Plan to Protect Intellectual Property

Victoria Espinel is the first U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), also known as the Copyright Czar. Congress created IPEC by an Act of Congress. Ms. Espinel serves within the Executive Office of the President to coordinate with all the federal agencies that fight the infringement of intellectual property.

Ms. Espinel and her team are specifically tasked with formulating and implementing a Joint Strategic Plan to help protect the ingenuity and creativity of Americans by improving the U.S. Government’s protection of the rights of intellectual property owners.

Your input is requested.

The White House is inviting your public input and participation to shape an effective intellectual property enforcement strategy. Please respond with your written submissions regarding the costs to you, your business and the U.S. economy resulting from infringement of your intellectual property rights, both direct and indirect.

This will be a 2-part process.
The first is to gather public recommendations by March 24. IPEC will then gather your input on the formulated plan.

Please be precise.
Include your name, city, state, and what type of artist you are.
Explain why copyright is critical to you as a commercial artist, how infringement affects you, and what the U.S. government can do to better protect the rights of American artists. If your submission is about your economic loss due to infringement of your copyrights you must clearly identify the methodology used to calculate your losses or otherwise validate your infringement and enforcement costs.

Your submission will be publicly posted.
For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information.

Confidential disclosures.
If you have confidential business information that would support your recommendation or that you believe would help the Government formulate an effective enforcement strategy, please let them know by contacting:
Thomas L. Stoll
Office of the Intellectual
Property Enforcement Coordinator
(202) 395-1808

Deadline: Submissions must be received by Wednesday, March 24, 2010,
at 5 p.m. EST.

Address: All submissions should be sent electronically via

Additional Background Reading:

White House Blog:


Federal Register Notice Request:

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Change Accelerator Fellowship

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

About CHANGE Accelerator

The CHANGE Accelerator provides needed business support to social entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions to unmet social needs. CHANGE entrepreneurs get a $1000 fellowship, working space at the Rhode Island Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (RI-CIE) in Providence, a community of like-minded social entrepreneurs, access to a expert mentors/advisors and an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a network of social investors.

Who Can Apply?

CHANGE programs are relevant for nonprofit, hybrid and for-profit business models that address critical social issues with business rigor and the promise of sustainability.  The business models should provide investors with attractive social and/or financial returns.

For Profit Models which Apply for CHANGE should ensure that the social mission is deeply embedded in, and a central component of the business model.

The CHANGE Acclerator is open to and relevant for social entrepreneurs operating in all sectors of the economy including but not limited to education, health care, environment and economic development.

The CHANGE Accelerator encourages social innovation. Social Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes.  Send us your concept and our advisory team will work to decide if you are a good fit for CHANGE.


Applications Due: Friday, April 2, 2010

CHANGE Launch: Monday, May 3, 2010

Program Runs May 3 – June 30

The CHANGE Pitch: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
For more information go to: http://socialenterpriseri.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=142&Itemid=156

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Studio Space Available at Shady Lea Mill, North Kingstown

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

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Come join us at the Shady Lea Mill.  Two studios will become available April 1st.  One is on the first floor, 480 sq ft, all new construction, high ceilings, great lighting, well insulated and economical to heat.  This one is being used as an office as well.  The other, 428 sq ft, is on the second floor.  It is totally renovated with new insulated windows, charming brick wall, and beautifully refinished old hardwood floor.  This space also has the electrical hook up for a kiln.   Verizon Fios for HIGH SPEED INTERNET is available through out the mill.  Check out our website www.themillathadylea.com and our Facebook page to learn more about us and our incredibly gifted tenants.   I would be happy to show you around and share this magical place.

Lynn Krim
Shady Lea Mill
A Colony of Artists & Artisans
215 Shady Lea Road
North Kingstown, RI 02852
Cell: 401-290-7548
Fax: 401-884-4947
Facebook Page
Reisert Realty Corp.
25 Fifth Avenue
East Greenwich, RI  02818
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Call to Artists – Art in the Park, Worcester

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Art in the Park juried outdoor sculpture exhibition in Elm Park, Worcester

Artists are invited to forward a selection of up to three existing

large-scale sculptures for installation on the grounds, floating in

one of its three shallow ponds, or suspended from trees. Artists may

offer works for sale.

No entry fee

All selected artists receive a $300 stipend

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 14

Exhibition Schedule: August 1 – October 1, 2010

Questions: art.in.the.park.worcester.ma@gmail.com

http://www.worcestermass.org/arts-culture-entertainment/worcester-cultural-commission/ Sponsored by the Worcester Cultural Commission, ArtsWorcester, the

City of Worcester and its Department of Parks and Public Works.

Partially funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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A Call for Artists – Newport Arts Festival 2010

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
The 4th Annual Newport Arts Festival will take place on August 28 & 29, 2010 at the Newport Yachting Center. The festival features a juried show of fine & functional art, two full days of live music and activities & entertainment to inspire young imaginations. Newport Arts Festival is produced by Middletown-based nonprofit Looking Upwards, Inc.
Newport Arts Festival seeks artist submissions in the categories of Painting, Photography, Pottery, Fiber, Wood, Jewelry, Digital Art, Works on Paper, Glass, Metal, Sculpture and Mixed Media. The show aims to have 75 exhibitors. Festival attendance is estimated to be approximately 7,000 people. Application/jury fee is $30. Booth fees range from $275-$500. Artist amenities include: online artist gallery (pre and post show), extensive publicity, free parking for event hours, and convenient load-in/load-out. Applications can be found online at http://www.newportartsfestival.com/for_artists_home.htm. Application deadline is April 12th, late application deadline is April 30 (late fee applies). For questions please contact Nichole Smith at nsmith@lookingupwards.org, or (401) 849-0960 x 56. 

Nichole Smith
Events & Fundraising Coordinator
Newport Arts Festival
Looking Upwards, Inc.
(401) 847-0960 x 56

Join us August 28 & 29, 2010 for the Newport Arts Festival!

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Arts Around The Fire With the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

A reminder – join us at 

Clarke Cooke House
Tuesday, March 23rd
Hoping this will be the last fire we need for the season, although we are thinking of continuing our gatherings without a fire.
Here’s the link to the ACA website though not fully functional, you can join our “Splash” email list,
and become a member free by taking the survey.


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Teaching Artists With Disabilities – Professional Development Fellowship

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

VSA arts Invites Applications From Teaching Artists With Disabilities for Professional Development Fellowship Program


VSA arts is seeking applications from artist-educators for the Teaching Artist Fellowship, a program to identify, engage, and support outstanding teaching artists with disabilities in the visual and performing arts.

Benefits to Teaching Artist Fellows include a professional development retreat in Washington, D.C., designed especially for teaching artists; subscriptions/memberships within the teaching artist network (i.e., Teaching Artist Journal, Art Education, Teaching Theatre); networking and teaching opportunities in Washington, D.C., and other areas (stipend and travel costs included); and enrollment in VSA Community of Practice, a professional development Web site. Fellows will also serve as facilitators for VSA education programs and will be profiled in VSA publications.

The program is open to artists with disabilities who have had experience working in pre-K-12 classrooms within the past three years. Applicants should demonstrate artistic achievement in visual or performing arts. (Note: This program is designed specifically for teaching artists. Classroom instructors are not eligible for the fellowship.)

See the VSA arts Web site for complete program information.


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AIGA RI Meeting and Open House @ Mad Creative – All welcome

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Open House @ Mad Creative
& AIGA RI elections of 2010/2011 board

Monday April 5, 6pm – 8pm
150 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor

Mad Creative, Inc. founded in 1998, is a full-service design firm that specializes in branding, advertising, marketing collateral and direct mail. Located in the heart of Providence’s Jewelry District, our staff of experienced professionals and network of freelance writers, designers, photographers and web developers work collaboratively as a client’s creative partner from concept to completion.

This event is free and open to all. AIGA members in attendance will form a quorum and be voting on the slate of nominees for 2010/2011.

details at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=108055415886541

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Professional Development & Adobe Workshop

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Professional Development & Adobe Workshop
Tuesday April 13
7:30am – 1pm
The Wolcott Building
28 Wolcott St. Providence 02908

Adobe specialist Terry White (http://terrywhite.com/techblog/ about) will share specific details about a special announcement (revealed April 12) and product release training.

For the second half of the program, join us for a conversation about actively shaping your brand to attract a higher level of clients and projects. Move beyond thinking about your brand just from an aesthetic point of view and understand how clients really evaluate design firms large and small. Pash, our presenter, is a design strategist, author, and educator with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of design. (more about Pash below)

Audience members are eligible to win a copy of CS4 Design Premium and several other ‘raffle’ type items such as design books and/or posters.

Consider registering even if you can only participate in a portion of this event.

7:30 am doors open, continental breakfast, mingle
8:00 – 10:00 am ADOBE training
10:00 – 10:15 am break
10:15 am – 12:15 pm Branding Workshop
12:15 – 1:00 pm Lunch conversation – Grab your box lunch on your way to work, or stick around for conversation with other attendees.

full details and registration at http://april13aigari.eventbrite.com/
Registration Fees – rate changes and early-bird extension
Early-bird deadline APRIL 5!
AIGA member – early-bird: $10
non-member – early-bird: $45
group non-member (min 3) – early bird $30 ea

After April 5
AIGA member – door: $20 (was 25)
non-member – door: $65 (was 75)
group non-member (min 3) – door $50 ea (was 60)

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