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CALL FOR ENTRIES – 10x10x10 Small Works Show

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
  Announcing Pawtucket Arts Collaborative’s most popular show of the year!
Our Annual 10x10x10 Small Works Show- November 1, 2010 – January 7, 2011

Limit up to 3 pieces of work: Free for PAC members; become a member $35 membership for one year. All work must be for sale and priced $150 and be 10x10x10 in dimension (including frame or three-dimensional).

Work must be ready to hang and install. Drop off is Friday, October 22 10am-1pm and Saturday, October 23 10am-1pm at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Office, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket RI.

Opening Reception and beginning of sale is Thursday, November 11th 5:30-7pm; lecture presented by TEN 31 at 7pm.

TEN 31 uses the human body as a canvas and living art installations for special events, weddings, public festivals, and corporate functions.


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Request for Proposal: Art Instructors

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

 “The Newport Art Museum inspires passion for the arts in diverse audiences through exhibitions and collections, arts education, historic preservation, and arts and cultural programming. It focuses on artists-past and present-who have lived and worked in the Rhode Island region and celebrates their importance in American art.”

The Newport Art Museum seeks innovative, creative instructors who are passionate about teaching art to youth and adults. Four sessions of ten to twelve week classes provide opportunities for life-long learning and skill building in the arts throughout the year at the Museum’s school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies.

Located in the Gilbert Kahn building, the Coleman Center has a ceramic studio equipped with eight wheels and two electric kilns; a printmaking studio with two etching presses; a digital media studio with new iMacs and two multi-purpose studios. The Griswold House includes galleries as well as a children’s classroom. Part of the Museum campus, the Coleman Center affords students the opportunity to learn from its permanent collection, rotating exhibitions of contemporary Rhode Island art and to participate in its arts and cultural programs.

The Coleman Center offers art history, business arts, calligraphy, ceramics, decorative and household arts, digital art and design, digital photography, jewelry, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more. It welcomes your proposals for classes, workshops, after-school programs and summer camps.

Perspective candidates are encouraged to look at the Museum’s website before applying. Candidates may be asked to teach a short lesson as part of the interview process.

Please submit a Faculty Class Proposal Form (available on the Museum’s website), resume, three references and six images of your work (300 dpi and 5” on one side) to the Director of Education, Judy Hambleton.


The Coleman Center for Creative Studies

76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 (401) 848-2787


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Old Slater Mill Association Seeks Grant Writer

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Start Date: November 1, 2010
Part Time

The Old Slater Mill Association, Pawtucket, RI seeks an experienced, committed and dedicated grant writer responsible for all aspects of grant writing including the ability to research, identify, define and develop grant funding sources relative to existing and planned programming. The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for preparing, writing, and submitting grant proposals to funding entities in a timely manner. The candidate will possess articulate and persuasive writing skills, demonstrate sound organizational skills, and work well under pressure while producing quality work within time constraints.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field, strategic thinking skills, a demonstrated track record in securing funding opportunities, and a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of grant writing and contract administration.

How to Apply
Kindly Submit a resume accompanied by a cover letter including salary requirements to: Search Committee, Old Slater Mill Association, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, P.O. Box 696, Pawtucket, RI 02862-0696

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Autumn Artisan Craft Festival Seeks Vendors

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Autumn Artisan Craft Festival

November 6,  2010

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming “Autumn Artisan Craft Festival” at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, RI.

The date of the show is Saturday November 6, 2010 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. This show is a juried show; we will be judging the vendors on the quality of their craft and so that we may not have too many in a particular category. Cost for a 10 x 10 space is $50.00.

If interested, please see the page attached for the application and instructions. Please do not hesitate to forward this email on to anyone you feel is a quality crafter and would like to join us for the day.

Thank you very much and I look forward to working with you.

Tillie Lang
St. Andrew’s Parent Association

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WaterFire Providence: Managing Director

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The Organization

WaterFire® (http://www.waterfire.org) is the award-winning sculpture/event created by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence.  A symbol of Providence’s renaissance, the event is universally recognized as a powerful work of public art.  The mission of WaterFire Providence (WFP), the 501(c)3 organization that produces WaterFire (WF), is “to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.”  Presented 12 to 25 times a year, WF has grown to include a wide array of arts and community partnerships with an attendance ranging from 15,000 to 90,000 per event.

WFP’s strategic plan envisions a significant campaign for growth in the next three years.  The plan includes the new position of Managing Director (MD), responsible for all administrative functions.  Mr. Evans will assume the role of Executive Artistic Director (EAD).

Based on the performing arts dual leadership model, the MD will work as a team with the EAD in parallel as well as in a shared decision-making relationship.  In general, it is the artistic mission of WFP that will guide the decision making process in keeping with the strategic framework and budget. While both MD and EAD report directly to the Board, the EAD serves as the first among equals in organizational leadership.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

The MD will be instrumental in managing, consolidating and building WFP’s day-to-day operational effectiveness; attending to all aspects of operational and financial management for the organization; managing its human resources, overseeing fund development, expanding board engagement, and ensuring a high performing fund development team including the Executive Artistic Director (EAD), the directors of philanthropy and sponsorship and leadership volunteers; representing the organization in all aspects of advocacy, friend and fund raising as well as community outreach and program and project development.  Specifically the MD will be responsible for: 

  • Building a bold, strategic, engaged, innovative, and future-focused board. 
  • Building staff capacity, administrative, production, volunteer and communications  systems.
  • Enabling investment in expanded production equipment and long term reinvestment.
  • Enabling investment in the office facilities, equipment and technology.
  • Building stronger philanthropic and earned revenue program.
  • Expanding public support and visitor donations.


Specific job functions based on approximate percentage time usage of the MD: Partner in Strategic Vision and Entrepreneurial Thinking (10%); Day-to-Day Operations (40%); Institutional Development, Marketing and Advocacy (30%); and Board Governance and Support (20%)


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a BA degree with eight or more years experience in a management position with increasing responsibilities, preferably in the cultural sector. He/she will have strong operational, financial, analytical, human resource management, friend and fundraising experience with demonstrable qualitative and quantifiable results

  1. 1.      Skills
  • Experience in working successfully in a co-leadership environment
  • Strong leadership skills and a sophisticated systems thinker and strategist
  • Proven record of entrepreneurship
  • Personal credibility and intellectual ability to win professional respect and trust
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in institutional advancement
  • Ability to understand, operate and monitor WFP’s financial management systems
  • Excellent collaboration and partnership skills
  • Outstanding written, verbal, technological and presentation skills
  • A hands-on, detail oriented self-starter and skilled manager


  1. 2.      Values
  • A genuine passion and commitment the mission and philosophy of WFP
  • A genuine appreciation for the artistic expression which is at the core of WFP
  • A collaborative team member and leader with a strong, hands-on work ethic
  • Contribute engagement and joy to the team
  • Of unquestioned integrity and the highest ethical standards


  1. 3.      Work Schedule Expectations

WaterFire usually occurs on Saturday evenings (often every other Saturday) from May to October.  Thus much of the event oversight, donor and sponsor contact, volunteer and staff support function, and development and programmatic opportunities occur on weekends during the summer.  The candidate will be expected to be on site for all appropriate WaterFire events.  This is a full time position; competitive salary commensurate with skill and experience. 


Application Guidelines

This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transition Program with Transition Consultant Dorothy Chen-Courtin.  To view complete position profile and to apply, please visit http://www.tsne.org/jobs/md_waterfire_providence  Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Only online applications will be accepted. Application materials will be accepted until the final candidate is selected.  WaterFire Providence is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Upcoming performance will be held on October 9 in Providence, RI.

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NEFA’s 9th Annual Idea Swap

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010


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NEFA’S 9th Annual Idea Swap:
Junk Music
Visual Artist Sarah Sze
   + Choreographer
   Trajal Harrell
Encounter, a dance
NEFA’s Idea Swap
November 3, 2010
Mechanics Hall (Worcester, MA)

$40.00 before Sept. 30
$50.00 after Sept. 30
Register today!

Adrienne Petrillo
617.951.0010 x527

Erin Johnstone

617.951.0010 x533

Individuals wiWheelchare Accessible iconth disabilities desiring accommodations should contact Adrienne Petrillo by October 8.

Learn more about NEFA.

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$40.00 through September 30, 2010
$50.00 after September 30, 2010


Idea Swap

The Idea Swap is an annual event for New England-based nonprofit presenting organizations to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program.

NEFA’s 9th Annual Idea Swap will take place on November 3, 2010 at
Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA.

Visit the
Idea Swap event page for:

  • Registration information
  • Event schedule/agenda
  • Ways to post, browse, or present project ideas before, during, and after the event
    There are already several project ideas! View them in MatchBook.org’s Classified section.
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Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The 2010 Capital Arts Auction

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for participation in our 2010 Capital Arts Auction on Tuesday November 9, 2010 at the Peerless Lofts Atrium, 150 Union Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Your participation in this auction will promote the Arts in Rhode Island, increase the visibility of your work, and raise funds to support CWE’s programs and services.  The CWE is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving all women (and men) the opportunity to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through business and entrepreneurship.  CWE is a key resource in the Rhode Island community, offering the education, training, and resources to start, grow and sustain a viable business, regardless of one’s ability to pay.

Artists and designers are encouraged to submit work across all media including painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, glass, jewelry, printmaking, and ceramics.  Works appropriate for the auction will be selected by the auction committee and presented to bidders at 70% of the total value of the item.  If sold, artists will receive 60% of the final bid for their work; 40% of the final bid will go to support the programs and services provided by the Center for Women & Enterprise.  Artists preferring to make a full-value donation are also invited to submit work.

CWE is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving all women (and men) the opportunity to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through business and entrepreneurship.  CWE is a key resource in the Rhode Island community, offering the education, training, and resources to start, grow and sustain a viable business, regardless of one’s ability to pay.

For an Auction Donation Form and more information about the event please visit CWE online www.cweonline.org\CWECapitalArtsAuction or call Julie Bilodeau, 401-277-0800

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APAP/On The Road

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

 andthe New Realities Seminar

with Steven A. Wolf and Sandra Gibson

New England Presenters and Arts Presenters of Northern New England present

Wednesday, October 13th ~ 9:30 am until 3:30 pm

Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, NH

About the Seminar

Arts Presenters provides a unique opportunity for members and their colleagues to work together to more effectively deal

with changes that have occurred and will continue to affect the presenting field. Learn more about how the presenting

environment has changed, why and how we must think differently, and how you can re-imagine yourself and your organization

now. The seminar is based upon the collected input of presenters from around the country and concepts for thinking

differently and how to make practical applications. The day will focus on actions and solutions for you to take away.

Steven A. Wolf, founding Principal of AMS Planning & Research Corp. and Audience Insight LLC, will facilitate the day.

Sandra Gibson, President and CEO of Association of Performing Arts Presenters, will also contribute to the dialogue.

Advance Preparation

Participants are requested to download, read and bring to the session a printed copy of

Presenting Change and the New Realities

Thriving in an Uncertain World:, by Ken Foster (www.apapconference.org/the-arts-and-creative-campus.html)The Schedule

9:30 am – 10:00 am Continental Breakfast

10:00 am – 12:30pm Steven Wolf will guide participants through large and small group explorations of:

1) key stressors that have brought about change in the way we do business as presenters

2) why and how to view your organization as a resilient organization

3) identification of what you are already doing and where change is needed

4) actions that will positively affect your organization’s health and sustainability.

12:45 pm – 3:30pm Lunch and open forum discussion.

RSVP to Heather Clow (hclow@lebanonoperahouse.org) by 10/7/10. Please bring $14 to

cover the cost of breakfast and lunch. Checks should be made payable to APNNE.

Directions to Redfern Art Center can be found at www.keene.edu/aboutksc/directions.cfm. Parking is available in the

visitor lot, but you must register your license plate number at the Security Office located next to the lot.


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Oct 15 Deadline for IRS Relief Program

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
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Nonprofit Resources Regarding the Oct. 15 Deadline

Time is running out for small nonprofits facing loss of tax-exempt status because they have not filed Form 990-N or Form 990-EZ for three consecutive years. The deadline for the IRS’s one-time filing relief program is October 15, 2010. After that, nonprofits that are required to file a 990 and whose filings are at least three years in arrears will automatically lose their exemptions. To regain tax-exempt status, they will have to apply to the IRS all over again, a process that can take several months and requires payment of fees. To help you make sense of the rules and regulations surrounding this program, GuideStar is offering you a few resources.


  • GuideStar Resource Center—GuideStar offers articles and links to keep people updated on the latest in this ongoing process.
  • IRS Communications Toolkit—This includes an article and fact sheet outlining the situation, a list of the organizations IRS records show are at risk, a YouTube video, and a widget that can be downloaded and posted on Web sites.
  • GuideStar Charity Check—As information on nonprofit organizations affected by the IRS revocations becomes available, GuideStar incorporates the data to identify which organizations are still exempt and which are not.


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Tribeca Film Institute announces new documentary fund

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Tribeca Film Institute announces new documentary fund, presented by HBO; TFI to distribute more than $500,000 in filmmaker grants in 2011

Submissions Open Today for TFI Documentary Fund, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca All Access Program, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund

[New York, NY – September 15, 2010] – The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced its new TFI Documentary Fund, presented by HBO, which will provide more than $100,000 in fellowships and grants for engaging, character-driven documentaries. As the not-for-profit Institute enters its tenth year, it will award more than $500,000 in filmmaker support grants throughout 2011. Submissions are currently open.

In addition to the TFI Documentary Fund, presented by HBO -which will provide select filmmakers with financial support, supervision and guidance- TFI will continue to administer grants through three highly successful existing funds, and expand the industry-lauded Tribeca All Access program to include grants to all participating filmmakers.  The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund provides finishing grants totaling $100,000 to feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize topics of social significance.  The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund will award up to $140,000 to support compelling narrative filmmaking that explores scientific, mathematic and technological themes.  The Tribeca All Access Program will continue cultivating relationships between filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities and film industry executives, and provide each 2011 participant with $10,000 in order to maximize the program’s impact.  And, the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund will support innovative film and video artists working in narrative or documentary film and living in Mexico, Central and South America.

“For nearly a decade Tribeca Film Institute has been discovering and developing emerging independent filmmakers,” said Tribeca Film Institute Board Co-Chair Jane Rosenthal.  “We are privileged to be able to continue to nurture diverse and authentic stories and for the first time provide over a half a million dollars in funding, offering storytellers at every level the opportunity to advance their work.”

“Through the generous support of our partners, including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation who has been with us since our founding, new partners like HBO, and returning supporters, including Gucci, Bloomberg, Time Warner, and Moviecity, we have been able to provide talented filmmakers with funding and professional guidance over the past ten years,” said Beth Janson, Artistic Director of TFI. “We are excited to expand the reach and depth of our programming to support individual artists in the field.” 

All submissions open today, with an early deadline of Nov. 8, 2010 and final submission deadline of Dec. 8, 2010. For rules and regulations, visit www.tribecafilminstitute.org.


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Monday, September 27th, 2010



Measuring the Social Impact of the Arts
A workshop presented by the John Nicholas Brown Center
for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Event Info
Friday, October 15, 2010
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

John Nicholas Brown Center
357 Benefit Street
Providence, RI

Facilitators: Mark J. Stern, professor of social welfare and history and co-director of the urban studies program at the University of Pennsylvania

Public Humanities ProgramThis workshop will explore theories and methods for connecting the arts and civic engagement. Based on 15 years of research by the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP), the workshop will outline a multi-level strategy for documenting the non-economic impact of arts and culture in metropolitan areas and provide examples of individual cultural organizations’ role in this strategy. The workshop will also provide opportunities for participants to gain hands-on experience working with a variety of data-collection strategies.

About the presenter

Mark J. Stern is professor of social welfare and co-director of the urban studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1994, he has been principal investigator of the Social Impact of the Arts Project, a research center at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

The workshop will include refreshments in the morning.

Register Today

The workshop fee is $15, and includes refreshments in the morning. To register, please complete the registration form on the JNBC Web site. Fax or mail your registration form to Chelsea Shriver by October 11, 2010.

Space is limited, so register today!

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SHOOT Teen Film Program presents:

Monday, September 27th, 2010

The SHOOT TEEN FILM PROGRAM begins the next session of film & editing classes at the Boys & Girls Club in Newport, RI. Come learn the art of filmmaking. Write, Shoot, and Edit your own film. Come have fun while filming with Award Winning Film Director Rocco Michaluk at the Boys & Girls Club in Newport, RI.


Hands on experience with state of the art High Definition HD digital video cameras and digital non-linear editing via Final Cut Pro. Produce your own high quality film that will premiere to the world.

Date : October 13, 2010
Cost: FREE for Boys & Girls Club Members

         $20 membership fee to Boys & Girls Club Newport, RI. Cost includes everything needed for film program plus membership to Boys & Girls Club.
Where: Boys & Girls Club, Newport, RI
Time: 4:00PM
Contact: Dennis Orchard – SHOOT Teen Project Manager - 401-847-6927 – shootnewport@gmail.com
Website: www.shootnewport.com

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Stock up on Firewood and Support Everett and the Carriage House!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

 It’s going to be a cold winter! Time to stock up on wood!

Why not support Everett & The Carriage House

@ the same time?!?



Everett & The Carriage House would like to

thank Cathleen Joyce for her generous support!

Beautiful  Well Seasoned  Hardwood FireWood
Lengths available for wood stoves 16”-18” and fireplaces 18”-24”
Expertly harvested by Cathleen Joyce & Mathew Jungels Bevilacqua

Full cord $300 with $100 donated to the Carriage House
Half cord $175  with $50 donated to the Carriage House
Delivery to the Providence area included
Order now for October & November delivery
Call: (508) 675 – 5960

Everett Dance Theatre & The Carriage House Stage & School

9 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI 02906

Call: 401-831-9479

Vidit us @: everettdancetheatre.org

Email us @: info@everettdancetheatre.org


9 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI 02906

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The Steel Yard Needs Iron Chef Volunteers this Saturday

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Steel YardSeptember 22, 2010 at 9:29am
Subject: Volunteer at Iron Chef 2010
This Saturday is our 3rd Annual Iron Chef competition. Four teams compete in three rounds of heated steel sculpture competition to earn the title of Iron Chef. This year promises to be the best competition yet!

If you haven’t already signed up to help out with the event in some form, please consider giving a few hours this weekend to support this free event. We’re currently looking for two bartenders and volunteers to sell merchandise and welcome visitors to the site. We could also use some help on Saturday morning from 9:30 – 12 with general set up.

If you’re interested in any of these opportunities please let me know and I’ll fill you in with all of the details!
Thanks for the support!


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Tuesday, September 21st, 2010


NOVEMBER 2, 2010support the vision


Higher Education Bond ReferendumQuestion #2.

Rhode Island College is now looking to the state’s voters for assistance in renovating its decades-old art center. The building’s diminished capacity, as well as its antiquated facilities, make it unsuitable for present-day studio art training and education.

A higher education bond referendum, question #2 on the November ballot, includes a proposal for funding needed to provide RIC students with a modern, state-of-the-art visuallearning environment that would greatly expand the capacity of the Arts Center, offering the space as well as the stimulus for unlimited creativity. A new chemistry building at the University of Rhode Island is also included in the proposal.

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North Kingstown Art Classes

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Registration for Take an Arts Break Fall Classes sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council has begun. A wide variety of classes are available including (but not limited to) calligraphy, photography, jewelry making, painting, dance, air-dry clay creations, Irish pennywhistle, Scrimshaw, color theory, and writing.  Class registrations will be accepted until five days before each class begins. The full class schedule for Fall 2010 is available at www.NKArtsCouncil.org. or by calling 294-3331 X241 or at your North Kingstown Library.

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AS220′s Mercantile Building Open House Series

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Artistic Living in the Heart of Downtown Providence
AS220 @ the Mercantile Block Open House Series

131 Washington Street Entrance, Tuesdays from 5:30-7 PM

Truly affordable, extraordinary studios are available in AS220′s newly renovated Mercantile Block building. There are 22 residences, ranging in size from 690 to 880 square feet, and priced from $640 to $1,125 per month! Rent includes internet access, gas, water and sewer. Building offers laundry room, elevator, bicycle storage. Rehearsal studios for musicians/bands in the basement. Perfect for artists and creative professionals who want to immerse themselves in a vibrant, cultural community, with access to all that AS220 and downtown Providence have to offer. Available in October, act now.

Learn more about the Mercantile, and its incredible residential studios, in person! Open Houses are every Tuesday evening now through September from 5:30-7 PM at AS220′s Mercantile Block, 131 Washington Street!

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NEFA’s Idea Swap

Monday, September 20th, 2010

[Idea Swap] gives me an opportunity to meet new presenters who have similar programming needs.

- Mariko Hancock (Castleton State College, Castleton, VT)

The Idea Swap is an annual event for New England-based nonprofit presenting organizations to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program.

NEFA’s 9th Annual Idea Swap will take place on November 3, 2010 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. 

 Registration is now open!

$40 early registration (through September 30, 2010)
$50 (after September 30, 2010)

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Senior Art Director

Monday, September 20th, 2010


The senior art director is responsible for directing and overseeing the development and implementation of art and design concepts in the production of advertising and marketing projects/campaigns.  The senior art director works with the creative team to provide direction, guidance and oversight to ensure projects/campaigns are of the highest creative quality.  The senior art director also works alongside members of the strategy and interactive teams to formulate, plan and initiate various campaigns and themes which exceed client/partner requirements and expectations.

Reports to: svp, design/branding.

Responsibilities include:
•    Working closely with senior vice president, design/branding to ensure creative alignment between all disciplines.
•    Mentoring, teaching, directing and providing input to designers in the development of print ads, brochures, booklets, fliers, TV commercials, billboards, interactive/web ads and more, according to strategic plans.
•    Creating an environment that opens inter-departmental communication, supporting an uplifting environment, promoting professional respect and fostering an atmosphere of teamwork.
•    Evaluating the design/flow process regularly to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and creativity.
•    Working with the team in the selection of design elements, papers, models, freelancers, broadcast talent, and any and all outside sources/purchases needed to fulfill production of each project.
•    Reviewing all creative materials on assigned projects and signing off on same prior to forwarding the job to production team for further required approvals/outside production.
•    Art directing videos, photo sessions, audio tapings, press-proofing, etc., and supervising freelancers assigned to projects as requested.
•    Meeting with project managers/traffic manager/production manager/media as required to ensure timely, accurate completion of assigned projects which are on budget.
•    Assisting with new business initiatives, including the establishment and management of project budgets.
•    Managing and evaluating design personnel; performance reviews, compensation, assignments.
•    Recommending ways to streamline operations, maximize profitability and increase customer satisfaction.
•    Participating in firm cross-training exercises and internal professional development retreats and programs.
•    Embracing the firm’s culture and contributing to a fun, supportive, productive and energetic workplace.
•    Working diligently and ethically toward the achievement of the firm’s mission and vision statement.
•    Meeting assigned billable goals.
•    Abiding by and adhering to all employee polices as detailed in employee manual.
•    Other duties as required.
•    Have fun, make money.

Job Requirements:
•    10 years of experience in management of design and creative services.
•    Minimum B.S. or B.A. in Design or similar field.
•    Advanced working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
•    Proven management experience.
•    Creator / advancer-type qualities.
•    More “people” focused vs. “file” focused.
•    Keen sense of entrepreneurship spirit.

Our culture rewards:
•    Energy, creativity and enthusiasm
•    Team based leadership
•    A good sense of humor
•    A passionate commitment to serve clients, co-workers and community
•    Loyalty and integrity

To Apply

If you are interested in joining our creative family please send a resume, letter of interest and salary requirements using “senior art director” on the outside of the envelope or in the subject line of your email to:

117 chapman street
providence, ri 02905
(401) 453-0095 fax

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CALL FOR ENTRIES – Open to filmmakers of all ages and abilities

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Entrants will be narrowed to 10 finalists and the top three will be awarded prizes. First Place winner receives: $500 cash, an overnight stay and dinner at his/her choice of the Hotel Providence, Providence Marriott, or Providence Renaissance Hotel, and will have their video shown at the 2011 SENE Film, Music, & Arts Festival.

Entries of 3 minutes or less that show the character, beauty, and strengths of the greatest little state in the union.

The winning video answers with enthusiasm and conviction: Why RI?

The Why RI Video Contest was created by members of the 2010 class of Leadership Rhode Island to help turn the tide on cynicism, by celebrating the unique aspects of living, playing, studying and working in Rhode Island. The contest runs through September 30, 2010. For rules, additional prize details, and to submit your winning video, visit www.whyrivideo.com and follow us on Facebook at “Why RI video contest.” 

View the Why RI? PSA

Leadership Rhode Island is a nationally recognized leadership development organization, founded in 1981 and including more than 1500 alumni across the region and beyond. The Leadership Rhode Island mission is to provide leaders and emerging leaders with knowledge and access to resources which will enable them to positively affect their communities. For more information, visit leadershipri.org

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