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Live/Work Space for rent

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

This enormous live/work loft style unit is perfect for any kind of studio (furniture, painting, music, etc.) with parking for one car (negotiable) in the freshly paved parking lot behind the building. Private and secure (only two other units in the building) with an alarm system in place. A fenced in backyard is perfect for barbecues and badminton.

The Ikea kitchen has lots of cabinets and counter space including a gas stove, fridge, and new dishwasher!

The bathroom has a washer and dryer for the unit’s use only – no more lugging laundry up and down stairs or to the laundromat!

Easy USPS/Fedex/UPS deliveries as well as pickups – UPS and Fedex drop boxes are a quick walk away.

Close to I 95, Routes 6/10 as well as RIC, PC, and a quick bus/trolley/bike ride over to Brown, RISD, and downtown.

Grocery store is 2 minutes away, as well as all the fabulous West End/Valley/Federal Hill restaurants that are within 15 minutes (Lili Marlene’s, Chilangos, Thai Star, Loie Fuller’s, etc.)!

Go to http://providence.craigslist.org/apa/1925680009.html

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The NE Foundation For The Arts Is Hiring:

Monday, August 30th, 2010

 

NEFA is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the communities it serves, and is an equal opportunity employer.  Unless otherwise noted, send resume and cover letter to jobs@nefa.org (with the job title in the subject line) or by mail to:

New England Foundation for the Arts
Attn: Jobs 
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111 
 
No faxes, please.
 

Current Openings

 

New England Services Coordinator

Program Coordinator, National Dance Project

Finance & Information Technology Manager

TITLE: New England Services Coordinator

Reports to: Research Manager & Program Manager, Presenting & Touring

The New England Services Coordinator will work directly with the Research Manager and the Program Manager, Presenting & Touring to coordinate projects related to NEFA’s services that highlight and connect New England’s cultural communities. These services accompany NEFA’s work as a grant maker toward its mission to build the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region’s creative sector, and include: commissioned research studies, surveys, meetings, events, and two free websites – MatchBook.org and CultureCount.  MatchBook.org features an easy-to-search directory of artists, performance spaces and presenting organizations, designed to “match” artists with presenters that “book” them to perform. CultureCount, New England’s Cultural Database, is NEFA’s online warehouse of data related to New England’s cultural nonprofits, artists, and creative businesses.

Specific Duties

  • Develop and implement strategies to communicate and network with New England constituents – capturing stories and testimonials to share with the field;
  • Serve as the New England services ‘help desk’ to answer phone and email inquiries from constituents who need assistance;
  • Track and implement targeted program marketing efforts, including social networking, event coordination, mailings, presentations, materials, and displays for meetings and conventions;
  • Generate content for periodic e-communications to users;
  • Monitor content, data and technical issues; prioritize and implement solutions;
  • Process CultureCount/MatchBook.org user accounts, subscriptions, and invoices
  • Provide technical assistance with MatchBook.org profiles, CultureCount data downloads and surveys
  • Participate in the assessment and improvement of CultureCount and MatchBook.org directories
  • Track trends in CultureCount and MatchBook.org usage and analyze data related to these and other similar websites;
  • Assist with field surveys and reports for stakeholders;
  • Facilitate correspondence and contracts for creative economy data acquisition;
  • Process and troubleshoot grant applicant accounts and data for NEFA’s online granting system built onto CultureCount;
  • Coordinate project development between NEFA and outside vendors;
  • Contribute ideas for sustainability, increased usage, and content improvement of NEFA services;
  • Other duties as mutually agreed upon.

Skills

  • Experience communicating and networking with a broad constituency base (including use of social media platforms and online marketing tools)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, Excel, Google Analytics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self reliance, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines
  • Highly organized
  • Willingness to learn, be flexible, and help with problem solving 
  • Interest in cultural community development
  • Ability to coordinate multiple team members and projects
  • Comfort with data and databases

Experience
2-3 years professional experience. 

Education
Bachelor’s Degree.


 

TITLE: Program Coordinator, National Dance Project 
 
Reports to:  Manager, National Dance Project
 
Launched in 1996, the National Dance Project (NDP) is an initiative that supports the production and touring of contemporary dance works in the United States.  The overarching goal of the National Dance Project (NDP) is to provide sustained support for the living, growing discipline of contemporary dance.  Recognizing that touring is central to the continuing health of the dance field, the program is designed to be complementary to other existing efforts in dance touring and presenting support. 
 
The NDP Program Coordinator works with the NDP Manager and Program Associate to communicate the objectives of the program to the field and to execute each with the highest level of integrity and efficiency.
 
Responsibilities:
  1. Provide information to program partners, presenters, artists, and funders through telephone conversations, e-mail and mailings;
  2. Manage online grant applications and evaluations, providing assistance to applicants as needed;
  3. Process all NDP grant applications and evaluations;
  4. Coordinate three annual panel meetings including preparation of panel books, panelist/advisor schedules, reporting, and liaison activity;
  5. Coordinate schedules for tour development with company managers and tour coordinators;
  6. Coordinate the management of the Regional Dance Development Initiatives and other special projects as needed;
  7. Make logistical arrangements for meetings and conferences;
  8. Coordinate communications materials with Program Manager and communications staff;
  9. With Program Manager, monitor grant making data and program budgets;
  10. Prepare information for documentation and reporting to advisors, board, and funding sources;
  11. Represent NDP to regional and national constituents;
  12. Work with Director of Programs and Research & Learning Coordinator on program documentation and information sharing;
  13. Coordinate and help oversee the work of the Program Associate;
  14. Supervise NDP interns;
  15. Travel to attend NDP panel meetings and conferences as appropriate
QualificationsSkills/Knowledge

  • Knowledge of dance and the dance field – national/international scope a plus;
  • Strong organizational skills including  superior attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, problem-solving, and the ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to work independently and to initiate planning and implementation;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Knowledge of grants processes, preferably in choreography and touring;
  • Knowledge of budget development and management;
  • Proficient use of computer software programs: MS Word, MS Excel, Access and other database software, internet, and e-mail communication;
  • Relevant degree.
Experience
  • Experience in performing arts presentation, production or administration;
  • Experience in grants program coordination and evaluation;
  • Experience in planning and managing events and meetings;
  • Experience in working with artists, presenters, artist management and other arts professionals;
  • Experience in program documentation and evaluation;
  • Experience supervising staff.
To apply
Send resume and cover letter to jobs@nefa.org (subject line “NDP Coodinator” with attachments in PDF or Word format) or by mail to:
 
New England Foundation for the Arts
Attn: Manager, NDP
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111 
 
No faxes, please.

 
TITLE: Finance & Information Technology Manager

 

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Supervises: Fiscal Coordinator, Technical Support Specialist 
 
The Finance & Information Technology Manager is a seasoned finance professional with strong interest and experience in information technology who works closely with the Chief Financial Officer to support the needs of a demanding, fast-paced environment that values creativity, collaboration, professionalism, and efficiency in the following areas of responsibility:
 
Finance & Accounting
  1. Responsible for the administration of the NEFA fiscal software including the receipt, disbursement, and general ledger systems;
  2. Oversee and ensure compliance with accounting and fiscal procedures and internal controls;
  3. Design & maintain reports to support the budget process and management reporting for finance committee, board, and funders;
  4. Oversee financial reporting and reimbursement process for federal funders;
  5. Monitor NEFA cash flow, triggering transfers as necessary between checking, savings and line of credit
  6. Ensure compliance with the recordkeeping requirements of federal, state and private funders;
  7. Coordinate and oversee the auditor’s annual examination of NEFA and preparation of NEFA’s tax returns;
General Administration
  1. Oversee administration of payroll, benefits, and staff insurance coverage and related records;
  2. Maintain all NEFA business insurance policies and recommend coverage changes as needed;
  3. Administer the contracting process: review contracts, flag issues for the CFO, support staff use of template;
  4. Develop and maintain compliance-related policy and procedures related to NEFA’s status as both grant maker and recipient, such as procurement, lobbying, applicant eligibility;
Information Technology
  1. Set comprehensive strategy, plan, and budget for, NEFA’s technology resources (inclusive of program services, communications, and operations), overseeing maintenance and continuing improvement, and staff training;
  2. Oversee work of outside technology service providers, project consultants, and partners;
  3. Responsible for the administration and implementation of improvements to all modules of NEFA’s database software including fiscal, grants management, contacts tracking, and funder management.
Qualifications
  • 5-10 years of significant accounting experience; 
  • Public accounting and/or non-profit accounting experience preferred;
  • Expert use of Microsoft Office Suite and financial accounting software programs; 
  • Experience managing data & voice hardware and software functionality, and third party vendors of IT services and/or outsourced technology services;
  • Resourceful problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Knowledge of and interest in the arts a plus.
To apply
Send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to jobs@nefa.org or by mail to:
 
New England Foundation for the Arts
Attn: Jobs 
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111 
 
No faxes, please.
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Call For Entries – Buy Art Providence

Monday, August 30th, 2010

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2010 “BUY ART” Campaign seeks new

visuals from Providence‐based artists.

The City of Providence, Dept. of Art, Culture + Tourism is seeking

submissions from Providence artists (residence or studio based

in Providence to qualify). Artists working in all visual mediums

are encouraged to apply. Easy jpeg submission

Four artists selected each receiving a $500 stipend.

Obtain submission specs & submit your artwork

online

BuyArtProvidence.com

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RICFA Mayoral Candidate Forum

Monday, August 30th, 2010

w w w . r i c i t i z e n s f o r a r t s . o r g

R U M

J O I N U S

SEPTEMBER 1, 2010

5:30 – 7:00 pm

URI Paff Auditorium

80 Washington Street

Downtown Providence

Come hear the candidates’

views on the creative sector.

Ask questions. VOTE.

Providence Mayoral Forum on the Creative Economy

Moderated by Mark Murphy, Editor,

Providence Business News

Submit your questions to the candidates by August 30

Email: info@ricitizensforarts.org

Mail: 558 Mineral Spring Ave, #304, Pawtucket, RI 02860

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Lori Solinger’s Arts Blog

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Click here to read Lori Solinger’s Arts-All-Around blog:

http://www2.turnto10.com/blogs/arts-all-around/2010/aug/23/more-summer-stuff-ar-205198/

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NECAP teaching artist conference–register now!

Monday, August 30th, 2010
NECAP (New England Consortium of Artist Educator Professionals) announces their annual teaching artist conference “Play is the Thing: The Serious Work of Play” to be held Thursday, September 23rd in Brattleboro, VT.  The conference features MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Michael Moschen; Sara Boettrich, Museum Educator, Strong National Museum of Play; and workshops with outstanding artist-educators from across New England. Take advantage of the early-bird registration of $40 before September 7. Visit the NECAP website for more information and to register: http://www.artisteducators.org
 
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American Glass Guild, Call For Papers

Monday, August 30th, 2010
 

     
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6th annual American Glass Guild Conference
Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, North Carolina, 
July 22-24, 2011

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Call for Proposals/Papers
deadline: October 1, 2010

The American Glass Guild’s Board of Directors is seeking proposals for lectures and panels from artists, craftspeople, studios, conservators and historians for the group’s sixth annual meeting to be held July 22-24, 2011, in Asheville, North Carolina.

Before and after the conference there will be workshops and stained glass tours.  The conference will present papers on the many different aspects those working in the field are faced with, including: new design, technique, conservation, history of the medium and its practitioners, related materials, and business practices. The deadline for proposal submissions is October 1st, 2010.   Proposed presentations should be 20 or 40 minutes in length with additional time for questions. We are also interested in proposals for workshops for the day before the meeting. Please consider sharing your work, insights, and interesting projects with your colleagues!

Submit abstracts via email to info@americanglassguild.org, attention Asheville Program Chair, by October 1st, 2010. They should include a title and be no longer than 300 words. Authors should include a bio and full contact information for themselves (name/company, mailing address, phone, fax, website, and email address) and if a panel is proposed, for the other panel members. The program committee will send notification of acceptance by November 15th, 2010. We will publish a Pre-print of the presentations that will be available at the conference.  

If your proposal is accepted, those giving 40-minute talks receive one free registration for the conference (to be split if there are two presenters) and those giving 20-minute talks receive one free half-registration.  Those organizing and leading panel discussions receive one half-registration.  The panelists receive Conference Pre-prints and T-shirt.  To receive these benefits, presenter(s) must register for the conference. All travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the presenter(s).

The mission of the AGG is to provide an open forum for the exchange of information on stained, leaded and decorative glass and its creation, preservation, restoration, and history. Our intention is to work toward building an environment within the field that both cultivates novices and facilitates experienced artists and craftspeople to attain a higher level of expertise. Our well-received conferences include presentations, round-table discussions, and demonstrations by notable national and international experts. 

Questions or comments should be emailed to the attention of Asheville Program Chair at info@americanglassguild.org. We also welcome suggestions for topics on which you would like to hear presentations. Please feel free to distribute this announcement to any interested colleagues. We look forward to seeing you in Asheville!

   
           
    © American Glass Guild

Email: info@americanglassguild.org (Please include AGG in the subject line.)
Fax: 908-722-6528 Mail: 10 County Line Road, Suite 24, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Webmaster: Webmaster@americanglassguild.org

     
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The Art Deadlines List

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about

opportunities for artists and art students, of all ages and

skill levels.

If you have any or all of the following

call for entries/art

art contests/competitions

call for proposals/projects/papers

art-related job or internship

art scholarship/grant/fellowship

arts & crafts festivals/fairs

film/video festival

artist residencies

auditions/tryouts/casting calls

All disciplines, including

drawing

painting

sculpture/ceramics/pottery

writing (poetry, essays, books)

music (singing, instrumental, solos, bands)

film/video

mixed media/collage

photography

playwriting/screenplays/scriptwriting

Send your announcement here:

Here’s a sample announcement:

CALL FOR SCULPTURE – April 15, 2010

Soliciting on-loan (for sale) sculptures for one year outdoor exhibit,

beginning June 2010 ending May 2011. $500 honorarium. Entry fee.

Contact:

Fachon Wilson

Public Arts Committee

Sheridan, Wyoming

307-674-8027

More announcements can be seen here:

Paid advertising is available if you want your announcement to reach

about 75,000 artists and art organizations over the course of a month.

Advertising rate information can be found here:

To be removed from this mailing list, reply with the word REMOVE

in the subject line.

submission@artdeadlineslist.com http://www.sheridanpublicarts.com rwilson@wyoming.com http://artdeadlineslist.com/ads http://artdeadlineslist.com/adrates

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Calls For Public Art

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Subject: 2 Public Art RFQs from the NC Arts Council: Sept. 7th deadline approaching

The North Carolina Arts Council would like to remind you of the September 7th deadline to apply for our two public art projects. Please help spread the word and consider submitting your qualifications during the next three weeks.

 

TWO REQUESTS FOR ARTIST QUALIFICATIONS FROM THE NC ARTS COUNCIL

Please help distribute and re-post this announcement of two calls to artists.

The North Carolina Arts Council<

Applicant artists must be U.S. citizens or legal residents aged eighteen years or older. Artists may apply to both RFQs, but they must submit two separate application packages. Please see below for project abstracts and links to full RFQs and additional resources.

http://www.ncarts.org/> seeks to commission artists for two park-sited public art projects, each of which will become a centerpiece of cultural tourism trails celebrating the state’s rich history, creative heritage, and contemporary artistic practices.http://www.ncarts.org/projectspecs

http://www.ncarts.org/elements/project_specs/AAMT_PublicArt_RFQ_AllAmericaPark.pdf

http://www.ncarts.org/elements/project_specs/HappyValley_PublicArt_RFQ.pdf

 

Public Art for North Carolina’s African American Music Trail

All-America City Park, Kinston, North Carolina

BUDGET: $100,000

DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 5:00PM EST

Online RFQ<

The North Carolina Arts Council<

The commissioned artist will design and produce artwork for a proposed three-acre public park in downtown Kinston, NC, near the historic Sugar Hill neighborhood. An important music center of Eastern North Carolina and a hub of the AAMT, Kinston has fostered a deep and diverse African American cultural heritage of musical tradition-bearers and innovators. Among many other notable achievements, the city has been home to five members of James Brown’s classic 1960′s and 1970′s bands, including Maceo and Melvin Parker and Nat Jones.

This is a design team project: the All-America City Park will be designed by landscape architects Kofi Boone and Fernando Magallanes, with whom the selected artist will be expected to collaborate in order to develop an artwork concept which can be integrated into the context of the park design.

 

Public Art for North Carolina’s Historic Happy Valley Byway

Yadkin River Greenway Trail, Patterson, North Carolina

BUDGET: $60,000

DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at 5:00PM EST

Online RFQ<

The North Carolina Arts Council<

Rich in history, folkways, and arts, Happy Valley is the setting of the ballad “Hang Down Your Head, Tom Dooley,” which recounts the alleged 1867 murder of Laura Foster by local Civil War veteran Thomas Dula. The annual Happy Valley Fiddlers’ Convention celebrates the Valley’s vibrant local music, and Mow Day and Plow Day continue longstanding agricultural traditions. Neighboring town Lenoir boasts the largest collection of public art per capita of any community of similar size in the U.S.

The commissioned artist will design and produce one or more artworks or artful design enhancements incorporating seating features, to be installed along the Yadkin River Greenway Trail, a new public pathway and park that runs along the Yadkin River in Patterson, NC. This public art and design project will be a prominent component of the Historic Happy Valley Byway<

 

For More Information

Brendan Greaves

Public Art and Community Design Director

North Carolina Arts Council

919.807.6509

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Public Art Workshops

Monday, August 30th, 2010

 

NEFA logo
Public Art Discussion Series
September 24, 2010
PUBLIC ART
  DISCUSSION SERIES

WHEN:
September 24, 2010
10:00AM – 2:00PM
Lunch will be provided.

WHERE:
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
85 West Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118
(Details on parking and public transportation)

COST (includes lunch):
$15.00 in advance
$20.00 at the door
   (check or cash only)

Sign up here!

CONTACT:
Lauren Johnston
Public Art Coordinator
ljohnston@nefa.org
617.951.0010 x528

Elizabeth Bouchard
Executive &
 Development Associate
ebouchard@nefa.org
617.951.0010 x516

Accessibility IconIndividuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should contact NEFA staff above.

NEFA SUPPORTS ARTISTS WITH GRANTS AND PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES; ESTABLISHES VITAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ARTISTS, ARTS PROGRAMMERS, AND THE PUBLIC; AND STRENGTHENS THE REGION’S CREATIVE ECONOMY THROUGH RESEARCH THAT INFORMS PUBLIC POLICY.
Learn more about NEFA.

CONNECT WITH NEFA!
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Join us for a series of gatherings in the Boston area to discuss critical topics in public art. Come hear from field experts and peers, network with artists, and participate in the discussion.

 
FIRST SESSION TOPIC:
Public Art Commissions: The Finalist Round
The first session will feature Lynn Basa, public artist, faculty member at the Art Institute of Chicago, and author of The Artists Guide to Public Art. Lynn will lead us through a refresher on responding to RFQs and then will dive into the finalist round of a public art commission. Come participate in hands-on exercises with current RFQs, listen to winning finalist presentations from Lynn and Boston area artist Ralph Helmick. All levels of public art experience are welcome!

September 24, 2010 | 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
$15.00 in advance; $20.00 at the door


 
THE 2010 PUBLIC ART DISCUSSION SERIES WILL HOST FOUR SESSIONS ON ALTERNATING MONTHS.
Other topics in the works may include public art in private development, collaborating with communities, and a mock panel. For the subsequent session dates and times, visit NEFA’s Events Calendar and check your email for future announcements from NEFA.

This series is sponsored by the New England Foundation for the Arts with support from the Boston Art Commission and generous funding from Anonymous.

 
 
New England Foundation for the Arts | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor | Boston | MA | 02111

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Sign up for the The RISD Public Engagement Bulletin

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

 

 
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risd | public engagement
BULLETIN

26 August 2010
v4. no.1
 
Visit us at:
Office of Public Engagement
CIT 2nd Flr  | 169 Weybosset St.
RISDpublicEngagement.net

 

We’re Back!!

Welcome to the fourth volume of the RISD | Public Engagement BULLETIN.  The Office again looks forward to providing you with information about publicly engaged art and design, opportunities to do community service, and ways that RISD and Rhode Island communities and groups might collaborate.

If you know people in the community who might enjoy subscribing to this news letter, please forward a copy and encourage them to sign up. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe, please follow the directions at the bottom of the page. If you would like to make a postint to the BULLETIN, please email phocking@risd.edu.

Community Events
 
NEW URBAN ARTS  Connecting Narratives: A Public Storytelling Night
Sunday, August 29 2010, 5-7pm
743 Westminster Street, Providence, RI

Have you thought about being an educator? Are you curious about educational environments outside of the traditional school system? Join us as New Urban Arts’ Institute of Other Significant Pursuits presents “Connecting Narratives.” Seven alumni artist mentors will share stories of reciprocal learning partnerships… [more]

 
Idealist.org Graduate Degree Fair for the Public Good
September 20, 2010, 5-8p.m.
Brown University, Alumni Hall, Main Auditorium
194 Meeting Street, Providence, RI

Are you looking to learn more about the issues you care about and find out how to do more meaningful work? Pursue your passion and explore ways to further your social-impact career through graduate school. [more]

Community Work
New Urban Arts is Seeking Artist Mentors
for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Artist Mentor Applications for 2010-11 are now available! Apply today. Download one or, to have an application mailed to you, please contact Sarah Meyer. Application deadline is September 13.  The Mentor Open House is Wednesday, September 8; 5-7pm. Learn about the artist mentor selection process, get a tour of the art studio, and meet New Urban Arts staff.
 
Scholarships for Service (SFS) is an AmeriCorps Education Award Only Program that engages college students committed to service who serve a minimum of 300 hours in exchange for a $1,132 Education Award. [more]
about this publication
   
 
     
 
       
The RISD | Public Engagement BULLETIN is a publication of the Rhode Island School of Design’s Office of Public Engagement. It is sent to students, local community members, and various College personnel.  We have an open editorial policy and will post information about any legal event, program, or resource that is sponsored by RISD or a collaborating partner. Events listed in the BULLETIN are not by virtue of their inclusion endorsed by the Office of Public Engagement or Rhode Island School of Design. The editor of the BULLETIN reserves the right to deny inclusion of any posting.To submit a posting, please send an email to phocking@risd.edu.
 
RISD Public Engagement | 169 Weybosset Street | CIT, 2nd Floor | Providence | RI | 02902

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News from Craft Emergency Relief Fund

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

 

CERF+ Launches 25th Anniversary On-Line Auction

In honor of the momentous occasion of CERF+’s first quarter century, you are invited to visit our special on-line anniversary auction and admire the 25+ beautiful and diverse pieces donated by many of CERF+’s long time friends. We hope you will actively browse and bid, remembering that your purchases support CERF+’s emergency services to craft artists and emergency preparedness resources for all artists. Other items will be added before the auction closes on September 25, so make sure to visit often and bid generously.

Anthony Beverly, CERF+’s first emergency relief assistance recipient, shared these thoughts as he looked back 25 years to the forming of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund:

“I distinctly remember that a shop fire I had in the early 80′s was one of the things that got CERF+ started. I was asked to speak at a rally/fundraiser that kicked it off in West Springfield. I spoke about my devastating fire and the passing of the hat for me at ACC Baltimore. I said that more than the money it was the love and the vote of confidence that got me through. I felt CERF+ would represent our maturation as a community and I hoped it would survive for a long time as a symbol of our concern and caring, of our commitment to one another. And so it has … ”

Bidding opens Wednesday, August 25, 3:00pm, and closes September 25, 10:00pm. Proceeds from the auction will support the programs and services of CERF+.

Photo: CERF+ 25th Platter by Boris Bally

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September Starts A Season for CERF+!

September marks the beginning of A Season for CERF+ and so far, forty craft related businesses and individual artists have signed up to participate in this fundraiser to support CERF+’s programs and services. Now in its fourteenth year, A Season for CERF+ unites galleries, retailers and artists, nationwide, in a venture as unique as the individuals and businesses involved. Retailers and artists decide when (anytime between September and the end of the year) and what they are going to do.  Some organize silent auctions or raffles while others sponsor parties, workshops, and dearly loved seconds-sales.  Still others decide to simply make a cash donation of at least $100.

Visit the CERF+ website for current listings of participating businesses and individual artists or visit our Google map to find a gallery or event near you. Wondering about joining up? No, it’s not too late. Just contact the CERF+ office and we’ll help you get going and welcome you to an ever growing group of individuals and retailers wanting to make a difference for craft artists in need.

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Tip of the Month: Protect Your A’s (Art, Assets, & Archives) From Moisture

In memory of the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we thought it would be appropriate to focus this month’s preparedness tip on protecting valuables such as artwork from moisture. Following are some fairly simple steps you can take to Cover Your A’s (art, assets, and archives):

  • Avoid basement storage of art and valuables;
  • Protect artwork from moisture from above and below. Raise valuables above floor level, and if a storm or flood is imminent , consider moving them to a higher floor if possible. Protect from above and below with heavy plastic or tarps;
  • Keep gutters and drains unclogged;
  • Check plumbing fixtures and sprinkler systems periodically and fix leaks;
  • Know that neither business insurance nor homeowners’ insurance covers damage from “rising water.” You do not have to live in a flood zone to purchase flood insurance.More information

A listing of disaster planning resources is available at the Studio Protector web site.

A disaster-prepping checklist

Other “Tips of the Month” are available at the Studio Protector website. You may reproduce these tips in newsletters, blogs, email blasts, and social networking sites. Please credit CERF+ and provide a link back to www.studioprotector.org.

 
Craft Emergency Relief Fund
PO Box 838
Montpelier, VT 05601
 

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2010 Northeast Competition – Call for Entries

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Deadline: 8.31.10 (Midnight EST)

Juror: Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator at the New Museum, New York, NY.

New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 176 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print, selling for $20 at 1,500 bookstores, museum shops and art supply stores nationwide. The books have become periodical resources for collectors and art world professionals.

Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings.

Now accepting entries from: CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the Feb/March 2011 edition of New American Paintings.

All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

To Enter, visit:

http://www.newamericanpaintings.netFor more details, visit:

http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/competitions.html

Questions? Call 617.778.5265

www.newamericanpaintings.com

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“Taste This” Portsmouth Arts Guild call for submissions

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is requesting submissions of artwork for its “Taste This” show on September 20th and 21st. Artists should interpret the theme, Taste This, in any manner they choose.

“Taste This” – Open Juried Show, All Media

Juror: James Kubiatowicz, painter, Providence, RI

Opening Reception: Friday, September 24, 6-8pm

Drop off dates: Monday, September 20, 3-6pm & Tuesday, September 21, 6:30-8:30pm

End of Show pick up dates: Monday, Oct. 25, 3-6pm & Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6:30-8:30pm

Entry fee: $20 First entry, $10 Second entry, $5 Third entry (non-members)

                 $15 First entry, $5 for each additional entry (Arts Guild Members)

Maximum – 3 Entries

Cash prizes awarded to first, second, and third place winners

All media accepted. Works must be recent; submitted works must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Guild. 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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Buy Art Pin – Call for Submissions

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Call For Art – Submissions Due September 10th

The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism is seeking submissions from Providence artists (residence or studio based in Providence to qualify).  Artists working in all visual mediums are encouraged to apply.  Four artists will be chosen by a jury to have their winning work placed on the 2010 BUY ART buttons and will receive a $500 stipend.

Guidelines:                                                                                                                                                           

  • All submissions must be in JPEG format (300dpi) and contain no text
  • Artist must live or have a studio in Providence
  • Artist must provide contact information (name, address, email, phone#) with submission
  • Only 1 submission per artist
  • Please think about how your image will look cropped and in the 1 1/2″ “I BUY ART” pin format when deciding what visual to submit
  • No need to crop in advance – just submit the artwork JPEG as is
  • Please email all submissions to mchristofaro@providenceri.com
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Fall and Winter Classes at Artists Exchange

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

 

Fall & Winter Classes
at Artists’ Exchange

 
Also: 4th Annual One Act Play Festival Closes Tomorrow!
Kreepshow Next Weekend!
& 25% discount on class registrations at the

3rd Annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival!


Fall & Winter Classes at Artists’ Exchange
25% off registrations
at the Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival… scroll down for event details!

Visit www.artists-exchange.org for class descriptions and to download a registration form, or come sign up at the Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival and get 25% off tuition!

Art Classes for Children

 

MONDAY CLASSES

Fall Session: October 4th – November 22nd

Winter Session: January 10th – March 7th (No class 2/21)

 

Creative Drawing: Mermaids & Mystics – Daphne Owens

$125 – Mondays 4:45-6pm – Ages 7-12

 

Painting 101 1/2 – Shannon Casey – Ages Teen-Adult

$150 – Mondays 7-8:30pm

  (more…)

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FirstWorks||Opening for a Production Coordinator

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

The Production coordinator works with FirstWorks’ staff to manage contracts, logistics and on-site details for all performances, events and workshops associated with 2010 FirstWorks Festival.  The Production Coordinator acts on behalf of FirstWorks’ as liaison to all of the artists, production staff and community contacts over the course of the Festival.

This is a seasonal engagement that provides the approximate equivalent of 35 workdays.  The position begins immediately and concludes on November 20, 2010.  Schedule for the planning and administrative aspects of this roll are somewhat flexible—but on-site production dates are fixed.

Specific duties include:

 

  • Coordinate hotel reservations and hospitality details with stage management
  • Coordinate contract/rider information for ground transportation needs, including vehicle rentals
  • Stage and/or house management at FirstWorks events
  • Liaison with tech company and venue technical staff including obtaining tech estimates and facilitating communication
  • Venue coordination: Work with particular performance venues to establish advanced scheduling
  • Coordinate technical details and confer with production staff/consultants to evaluate a site’s feasibility to performer’s needs
  • Coordinate all pre-performance technical rider requirements/special requests (ie, gymnasium access, rehearsal space and any other necessary details.)
  • Coordinate all associated educational & outreach activities and on-site requirements during artists period of engagement

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience in production and/or stage management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with performing & visual arts productions
  • Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Knowledge of and passion for the performing and visual arts
  • A sense of humor

 Please contact Annette Robinson, administrative Manager to schedule an interview at 401. 421. 4278 or Annette@first-works.org

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Girls Rock Camp Registration

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

 

 
 
 
Girls Rock Logo
Ladies Rock Camp Registration Opens Friday!
 

Ladies Rock Camp, October 8th-10th:
It’s Never Too Late to Rock!

The Biscuits!
The Biscuits


Girls Rock! Rhode Island is proud to announce its third-ever Ladies Rock Camp!  Your friends and coworkers attended, now you can too!  There is NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY to attend Ladies Rock Camp!  Moms, grandmoms, office workers, motorcycles riders, college students… anyone can rock out!  All you need to do is register for a fun weekend with lots of awesome ladies, where you will learn an instrument, join a band, and write and perform an original song!  YES YOU!  Registration starts this Friday, August 20th and closes September 10th.  But, space is VERY limited, so register ASAP, as spots will fill very, very quickly!  Sliding scale tuition of $300-500 per camper, and all proceeds go towards supporting our next Girls Rock Camp!

Visit our website to learn more!

 

Girls Rock Camp press spectacular!!

The Oreo Crew!
Oreo Crew

 
GRR!’s first Girls Rock Camp was amazing!! We are so proud of the girls, who all did an amazing job! They learned an instrument, joined a band, wrote an original song, and performed it live at AS220 on Friday (in addition to all of the awesome workshops they attended)! The showcase concert was unbelievable! Those girls were outstanding and so brave to get up there and perform their new songs. Congratulations to all of the girls for a week of amazing hard work, which definitely paid off! AS220 was PACKED to the gills with super supportive family, friends, and fans! Thanks to the girls and their parents, the 40+ volunteers, RISCA, Craftland, the Hive Archive, and all of GRR!’s other supporters! 

Studio 6, Poisoned Hearts, Sweet Contradictions, Oreo Crew, Strawberry Basket Upside Down, and 2 x 2 = Loud, forever!

Here’s some press from the event, if you didn’t get to see it:

WRNI radio piece by Megan Hall

Providence Journal article by Jenna Pellatier

And check out our Flickr page for more pics!

 

Want to get involved?
 
We’d love to have as many people involved with GRR! as possible!  Here are a few ways that you can help:

Volunteer– we’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!
 

 

Sincerely,
  
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.
 
Girls Rock! Rhode Island | http://girlsrockri.org/ | P.O. Box 3475 | Providence | RI | 02909

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Hispanic Heritage Mural Contest

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
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LIL RHODY DOES IT BIG! art show!

Monday, August 16th, 2010
CALL TO ALL ARTISTS
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THIS IS A NATIONAL EVENT, IT DOESN’T MATTER WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED OR WHAT MATERIAL YOU WORK WITH, THE ONLY RESTRICTIONS ARE THAT IT BE 5″x5″ or 10″x10″
———————
ACTUAL EVENT is OCT. 2nd from 7-11PM
SPONSORED by NARRAGANSETT BREWERY

FOR SUBMISSIONS:
10$ PER ARTIST/ 3 PIECE LIMIT / SIZES 10″X10″ OR 5″X5″
ANY MEDIUM
ACCEPTING ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS TIL SEPTEMBER 17 2010
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING PLEASE
CONTACT:
 
MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO:
KARYN JIMENEZ
299 CARPENTER STREET
UNIT 406
PROVIDENCE, RI 02909
Local artists contact us for drop offs at WEST SIDE ARTS GALLERY
thank you!
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