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Governor’s Office seeks artists for holiday tree ornaments project

Friday, October 29th, 2010

We’re sharing with you the following letter from Governor Carcieri’s Office, which seeks help from the artist community to help decorate the state Christmas tree, and raise money for a permanent fund for future holiday celebrations.  We hope you will respond – as suggested in the letter – and support this effort.

Randy

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Call For Ideas: 2011 Conference

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

RIHPHC Bulletin
Call for ideas: 2011 Conference
A special announcement from the RIHPHC

October 2010

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission occasionally produces the RIHPHC Bulletin to highlight targeted preservation topics. To follow preservation and smart growth activities in Rhode Island, we recommend subscribing to e-news from Preserve Rhode Island and Grow Smart Rhode Island.
Destination Block Island: A preview of the 2011 RI Preservation Conference

The RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is planning the 26th Annual Rhode Island Statewide Historic Preservation Conference for Saturday, April 30, 2011 on Block Island. Come and go by ferry (our floating reception space) on Saturday, or get to know Block Island over a weekend’s stay.

At the conference, gather tips from experts and compare experiences with colleagues from around the state and the region. Attend workshops and join the discussion about Rhode Island preservation topics. Enjoy lunch at one of the island’s elegant historic hotels. Explore the island by foot, bicycle, and bus to sample historic hotels, stone walls, preserved land, summer houses, and lighthouses.

Call for ideas

Have a suggestion for a conference workshop, tour, or speaker? Workshops run 75 minutes long and focus on topics like tourism, planning, waterfronts, landscapes, sustainability, technology, economics, housing, advocacy, education, etc. Tours run either 75 minutes or 3 hours long.

To make a suggestion, send an email to Sarah Zurier at szurier@preservation.ri.gov. If you are suggesting a topic for a tour or workshop, please include the names of potential speakers or organizations that might participate.

For more information about the RI Statewide Preservation Conference and other programs of the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, please visit our website, www.preservation.ri.gov

The Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission is the state agency for historical preservation and heritage programs.

The Commission operates a statewide historical preservation program that identifies and protects historic buildings, districts, structures, and archaeological sites. The Commission also develops and carries out programs to document and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Rhode Island’s people.

Quick Links
About the RIHPHC
Annual RI Statewide HP Conference
RIHPHC website

RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission

The Old State House
150 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903
(401)222-2678
www.preservation.ri.gov

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Both Rhode Island Senators get an A+ for Arts Support

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010


Did you ever bring home a bad grade on a report card as a kid? What about an F in the arts? Hard to imagine. Well, our U.S. Senators brought home their grades, and although they weren’t graded on their paintings or musical scales, many managed to fail the arts. And some failed while the other Senator in their state received an A or B!

We are very pleased (and quite proud) that Rhode Island Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse scored A+’s.  These are challenging times for supporters of the arts at the local, state and national level, and it’s great to know we have great arts advocates representing Rhode Island at the national level.

Thank you, Senators Reed and Whitehouse!

To see the other senator’s grades, go to http://artsactionfund.org/pages/senate-report-card

Randy

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Public Art In Public Buildings Panel Discussion 10-26-10

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Please join us for a panel discussion on the process of commissioning public art on Tuesday, 10/26, at 6:00 pm at the AIA Gallery, 158 Washington Street, Providence.
On the panel: Architect Chris Ladds of Lerner/Ladds & Bartels; public artist Gillian Christy; URI’s Director of Campus Planning & Design Tom Frisbie-Fulton; AIA chairperson Cyndi Gerlach; and RISCA’s public art program manager Liz Keithline.
For further information, please call 401/222-3882.

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IMAGO issues call for artists for fifth annual juried show ‘Line, Form and Function’

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The Imago Foundation for the Arts is issuing a call for artists for the fifth annual juried art competition to be held at IMAGO, a gallery of art and fine craft, located at 36 Market Street. The show is called “Line, Form and Function.”

Artists are invited to submit drawings, paintings and sculpture. Work must be dropped off at the gallery for judging between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7 or noon to 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8. Artists may submit up to three pieces for a fee of $12 per piece or $30 for three.

All work must be properly framed and ready to hang. Any unusual requirements for display must be provided by the artist. Work must fit through a normal size doorway. Those submitting work must be at least 18 years of age. IMAGO members are not eligible. Because IFA is a nonprofit organization, there will be no commissions and all proceeds from sales will go directly to the artist.

Selected work will be exhibited at the gallery from Nov. 11 – 28. A public reception will be held on Nov. 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. The gallery is closed Thanksgiving Day.

Juror for the show is John Udvardy. Udvardy taught three dimensional design and was chairman of the Foundation Studies Program at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, for many years. He is currently a distinguished professor emeritus at RISD and recently was awarded RISD’s Gold Sophia Medallion in recognition of his 34 years of outstanding teaching and service. As a sculptor and artist, he has an extensive exhibition record and his work is included in many public and private collections.

 IMAGO was established as a cooperative art gallery in 2003. Regular gallery hours are Thursday 4 -8 p.m., Friday and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

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VSA Invites Applications for International Young Soloists Awards

Monday, October 25th, 2010

 

Posted on October 21, 2010
Deadline: November 15, 2010 and December 1, 2010

 

A program of VSA, the VSA International Young Soloists Program is designed to identify talented musicians with a disability.

 

The award is given annually to four outstanding musicians, two from the United States and two from the international arena. The award provides an opportunity for these emerging musicians to each earn a $5,000 award and perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Any individual musician (instrumental or vocal) from the U.S., age 25 and under, who has a disability is eligible to apply. Any individual musician (instrumental or vocal) from outside the U.S., age 30 and under, who has a disability is also eligible. Applications from musical ensembles (two to eight members) will be accepted. This includes any type of ensemble, from a rock band to a chamber ensemble to a drum corps. In order to be eligible, at least one member of the ensemble must have a disability. (All members of the ensemble must fulfill the relevant age requirements.)

All types of musical performance will be accepted, including but not limited to rock/alt rock, pop, indie, classical, country/folk, jazz, R&B/blues, hip hop/rap, Latin, and world.

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. (An impairment is a physiological disorder affecting one or more of a number of body systems, or a mental or psychological disorder.)

Applications must be received by November 15, 2010, for U.S. musicians, and by December 1, 2010, for musicians outside the U.S.

Visit the VSA Web sitefor complete program information and application procedures.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

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Public Art In Public Buildings Exhibit Opens 10/21

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

What Rhode Island art collection includes the work of:

• a) An artist whose work was featured in the Whitney Biennial, the famous Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection, and Documenta in Kassel, Germany?
• b) An artist who is working on a commission for the new World Trade Center?
• c) An internationally known artist whose work was featured on the cover of the March, 2003 Sculpture Magazine?
• d) An artist who worked with IM Pei on the National Gallery in Washington, DC?
• e) Two artists who have won the prestigious Pell Award?
• f) A RI artist who has sold work to over 69 prestigious collections including the Renwick Museum, the Phillip Morris Collection in NY, and the LA County Museum of Art?
• g) An artist whose sound installations have been heard in Paris, at the Venice Biennale and in New York’s Central Park?
• h) An artist whose work has been featured in Art In America, Sculpture Magazine, and the New York Times?
• i) An artist who received a Massachusetts State Senate “Omical Citation for Cultural Excellence”?

(see answers below)

All of the artists described above have been commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts 1% For Art Program. RISCA and the RI chapter of the American Institute of Architects are pleased to announce “Public Art In Public Buildings”, an exhibit featuring work from the collection.
“People don’t realize that RISCA’s panels of selection have a terrific track record of commissioning artists who go on to much greater prominence” said Elizabeth Keithline, manager of the program. “We are pleased to be able to educate the public about the State’s excellent collection”.
Public Art In Public Buildings opens on Gallery Night, Thursday, October 21, from 5:00 to 8:30 in the AIA/RI Gallery, 158 Washington Street, Providence.
A panel discussion on the public art commission process will take place on Tuesday, October 26, at 6:00 pm. The gallery will be open on Fridays from 8:00 to 4:00 or by appointment.
For more information, contact Keithline at Elizabeth@arts.ri.gov, or call 222-3882.

AIA Rhode Island, the Rhode Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is an organization of architectural design professionals dedicated to enhancing the quality of our built environment, and thereby the quality of life. The Chapter endeavors to bring together and serve all who are interested in the art and science of architecture. AIAri aspires to increase the public’s knowledge and understanding of the architectural profession, expand the knowledge of all participating in the architectural process and improve the quality of services provided by architectural professionals.

Established in 1967, the RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community.

Answer Key: a) Steven Antonakos, b) James Carpenter, c) Ursula von Rydingsvard, d) John Benson, e) Howard BenTre & Peter Geisser, f) Howard BenTre, g) Bill Fontana, h) Bill FitzGibbons, i) Napoleon Jones-Henderson

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NEFA Call For Nominations:

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Call for Nominations: Performing Arts Ensembles
from Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria & Turkey
New partnership supports tours in the U.S. to foster
cross-cultural understanding

Call for Nomination details:

WHO
Music, dance, and theater ensembles from Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria and Turkey are eligible.

DEADLINE
November 1, 2010

MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY
www.centerstageUS.org

CONTACT
Adrienne Petrillo
apetrillo@nefa.org
617.951.0010 x527

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!

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), will launch Center StageSM, a pilot of U.S. tours of international performing arts ensembles, with the aim of fostering cross-cultural understanding between citizens of the U.S. and other countries. The program will build cultural awareness, develop long-lasting relationships between people, and enhance mutual understanding. The New York City-based artist services firm Lisa Booth Management, Inc. (LBMI) will serve as general manager for the program.

Selection Criteria:
Demonstrate high artistic quality and accomplishment.
Have an interest in engaging with U.S. communities, including youth, through public and in-school performances, workshops, discussions, artist-to-artist exchanges, and community gatherings.
Are comprised of three to nine ensemble members (artists and staff).
Have previous touring experience but have not traveled to the U.S. or have rarely been seen in the U.S.
Have an ability to communicate electronically via email and/or Skype, and a working knowledge of English and/or access to translators. (Interpreters will be provided as needed on tour.)
Nominations of ensembles working in contemporary forms are strongly encouraged.

For details on the selection process or to nominate an ensemble, visit www.centerstageUS.org.

Deadline: November 1, 2010 (tours will take place in 2012).

Center StageSM is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations.

General management for Center StageSM will be provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.

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Vote for the Bohemian Quartet!

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
Dear Friends of the Bohemian Quartet,

We are very pleased to announce that  The Grammy Association has chosen to place us and our CD,“Beyond Tradition”, on the ballot for nomination for a Grammy Award!  We are listed in 3 different places.  One is for the ensemble as a whole and the other 2 are for the following pieces:

“The Two Guitars” – Stan Renard, arranger (The Bohemian Quartet)
    track # 5 on CD

“And the Violins Stopped Playing Part 1” – Stan Renard, arranger (The Bohemian Quartet)
    track #8 on CD

So, what does this mean?  It means that the Grammy Association committee listened to our CD and deemed us worthy for placement on the ballot.  The ballot is now available to all members of the Grammy Association.  Members vote for the group or piece(s) they wish to see nominated for a Grammy Award.  From this short list of nominees a winner is chosen.

If you want to hear our music, and you do not own our CD, you can find us at CDBaby.com and at iTunes.  CD title is “Beyond Tradition”.

We have some projects/concerts in the works and will be announcing them within the next two months.  Thank you for your continued support of the music we so love to play and share with you!  

Sending you all peace, love, and good vibes….
Christine Harrington
Cellist
The Bohemian Quartet

www.bohemianquartet.com 

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FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA HONORS RIVERZEDGE ARTS PROJECT

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Local program one of 15 nationwide recognized for positive youth outcomes through engagement in the arts and humanities

Please join Mayor Leo T. Fontaine and RiverzEdge Arts Project FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22nd at 2:00 P.M. EST for a PRESS CONFERENCE at the Depot in Woonsocket, and Party for the Arts to follow at 5:00 in celebration of this news.

 For its effectiveness in developing creativity and fostering academic success by engaging young people in the arts and humanities, RiverzEdge Arts Project of Woonsocket, RI was recognized with a prestigious national award by First Lady Michelle Obama at a White House ceremony on Wednesday, October 20.

Chosen from a pool of more than 450 nominations and 50 finalists, RiverzEdge was one of 15 after-school and out-of-school programs across the country to receive the 2010 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award (formerly, the Coming Up Taller Award), the highest honor such programs can receive in the United States. The awards are administered by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The award honors community-based arts and humanities programs that make a marked difference in the lives of their participants by improving academic scores and graduation rates, enhancing life skills, and developing positive relationships with peers and adults.

RiverzEdge Arts Project was recognized by Mrs. Obama for using engagement in the arts and the humanities to ensure youth stay out of trouble, stay in school, graduate, and apply to and gain acceptance to college. Since 2004, 100 percent of the program’s seniors have been accepted into college, including some of the nation’s leading art schools. Founded in 2002, RiverzEdge was created to provide underserved youth in one of the poorest cities in RI with paid employment in the arts and a voice in their community. Over the past 8 years, the program has engaged more than 700 young people from Northern RI in arts & business entrepreneurship, workforce development and environmental design programs.

Accepting the award from Mrs. Obama on behalf of RiverzEdge Arts Project was Jamel Williams, a 17 year-old participant in the program from the RiverzEdge screen printing studio, who was accompanied to the White House by Rebekah Greenwald Speck, the Executive Director.

“Standing with the First Lady of the United States in the White House and accepting this award was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I’ll never forget,” said Williams “It showed me people recognize and value the arts and their power to change kids’ lives. RiverzEdge is where I work, where I enhance my future and where I make my life as an artist happen right now. I am really proud to be part of RiverzEdge and that RiverzEdge has won this award.“ 

Joining Mrs. Obama and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in recognizing the impact of RiverzEdge Arts Project in transforming the lives of young people and our community were a number of its long-time partners and supporters, including RI State Council on the Arts, Citizens Bank, RI Afterschool Plus Alliance and Woonsocket’s mayor Leo T. Fontaine.

“By engaging and inspiring young people, RiverzEdge is giving them not just the vision but the skills to build a new and better life for themselves and their families, and for our community,” said the Mayor. “These young people are learning how to use creative thinking to work as a team, to solve problems and to express themselves constructively. These are exactly the kinds of skills we want them to have to be able to succeed in school, in work and in life.”

In addition to the national recognition bestowed by receipt of the prestigious award, RiverzEdge Arts Project will also receive $10,000 to support its programming and engage more young people from the community.

“We hope this award will draw attention to the documented fact that programs like ours are, in fact, changing lives for not only our young people, but for our community at large.” said Amie Kershaw, Board member for RiverzEdge and Vice President, Director of Public Affairs at Citizens Bank.

The National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award is the nation’s highest honor for after-school arts and humanities programs, particularly those that reach underserved children and youth. The awards recognize and support outstanding programs that lay new pathways to creativity, expression, and achievement outside of the regular school day. These programs excite and engage a range of students, cultivating imagination, collaboration, discipline and academic success, with demonstrable results. They also provide safe harbors after school, on weekends and evenings for children and youth in some of our country’s most at-risk urban and rural settings. For more information, visit www.pcah.gov.

RiverzEdge Arts Project is a youth development program giving educationally and economically disenfranchised youth (ages 12-24) in northern Rhode Island paid employment in the arts and a voice in their community. Based in Woonsocket, one of RI’s poorest cities, RiverzEdge engages teens in a lifestyle of creative expression, disciplined effort, and economic self-reliance.

RiverzEdge was founded by youth development professionals and community leaders concerned about the patterns of violence among disaffected youth. With help from Boston’s Artists for Humanity, RiverzEdge was established in 2002 in Woonsocket, RI—a city plagued by high teen pregnancy, adjudication and drop out rates, and a persistent cycle of poverty. RiverzEdge has grown from serving 5 youth in 2002, to over 250 in 2010. For more information about RiverzEdge Arts Project, please visit www.riverzedgearts.org.

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Fractured Atlas Fiscal Sponsorship Information Session

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

 

FISCAL SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION SESSIONOCTOBER 20th 12PM – 1:30PM

 

PROVIDENCE PUBLIC SAFETY AUDITORIUM 325 WASHINGTON STREET

FREE RSVP 401.421.2489 X456

The Providence Department Of Art, Culture + Tourism and Fractured Atlas are offering a free Fiscal Sponsorship

information session on Wednesday, October 20th at the

Providence Public Safety Auditorium.

The session is designed for anyone who is interested in

using fiscal sponsorship including individuals, emerging

organizations, the general public, currently sponsored

projects, and potential applicants to the Fractured Atlas fiscal

sponsorship program. The session is designed to explore the benefits and use of Fractured Atlas’s fiscal

sponsorship program as a fundraising tool.

The session will include an overview of fiscal sponsorship

and how to apply, how to use the tools within the program,

and an introduction to fundraising. The session is 90

minutes in length and is presented by the fiscal

sponsorship program director, Dianne Debicella.

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The Newport Art Museum Seeks Art Instructors

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

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. jhambleton@newportartmuseum.org; The Coleman Center for Creative Studies, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 (401) 848-2787; www.newportartmuseum.org.
Posted 10/1/10

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RI Turnpike & Bridge Authority Invites Bids For Retired Brass Tokens

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The RI Bridge Authority is seeking bids on their supply of retired brass tokens. The Authority prefers one bid for the entire lot, but bids will be taken for lesser amounts. For more information, please contact: Earl J. Croft, Executive Director, 401-423-0800

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RISCA Workshop: Arts Marketing 101 – Tools of the Trade

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Arts Marketing 101 – Tools of the Trade
Two-Part Series: Thursday, Oct 14 and Tuesday, Oct 19, 5:30 – 8:00 PM Department of Administration Building, One Capitol Hill, Conference Room C (2nd Floor), Providence  

There is a $30 charge for this 2-part workshop (pay at the door)
Presented by Deborah Obalil of Obalil & Associates 

Part I: Who Am I? Where Do I Want To Go?
This session covers the basics on how to better understand your own arts business and where to look to increase your base of support and achieve your overall career goals. Participants will learn how to do a situation analysis — identifying mission/vision, competitive analysis, SWOT analysis — and target segmentation.
Part II: How Will I Get There – and Getting It Done
This part of the series covers choosing who to target, setting objectives, branding yourself and selecting strategies. This session will also assist participants with analyzing their “product,” “price” and “place.”  Implementing marketing strategies includes: promotions & communications strategy, action planning, budgeting, and tracking & evaluation. 

For more information call Cristina at 222-3881 or email cristina@arts.ri.gov

Walk-ins are welcome

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Information Session About Fiscal Sponsorship October 20

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The Providence Department Of Art, Culture + Tourism and Fractured Atlas are offering a free Fiscal Sponsorship information session on Wednesday, October 20th at the Providence Public Safety Auditorium.

The session is designed for anyone who is interested in using fiscal sponsorship including individuals, emerging organizations, the general public, currently sponsored projects, and potential applicants to the Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship program. The session is designed to explore the benefits and use of Fractured Atlas’s fiscal sponsorship program as a fundraising tool.

The session will include an overview of fiscal sponsorship and how to apply, how to use the tools within the program, and an introduction to fundraising.  The session is 90 minutes in length and is presented by the fiscal sponsorship program director, Dianne Debicella.

Date October 20
Time 12pm – 1:30pm
Location Providence Public Safety Auditorium  

325 Washington Street, Providence

Cost Free
RSVP (401) 421-2489 x456 By October 18

Bring your own lunch, refreshments will be provided.  Sign up now – space is limited!

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Community Music Works on National Public Radio

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Sebastian Ruth’s recent MacArthur Award has caught the national media’s attention. Most recently, Sebastian spoke about bringing social justice to a community through music on
All Things Considered.

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=130494354&m=130494335

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Funds for Filmmakers

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

The TFI Documentary Fund, presented by HBO, was created to further the development of character-driven documentaries. The Fund will arrange one-on-one meetings with key HBO Documentary Film executives, in addition to providing financial support, supervision and guidance from TFI and HBO, to select filmmakers developing artistically significant and engaging feature-length documentaries that emphasize character.

Submissions are now open for the existing 2011 TFI FIlmmaker Programs, including:

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, now in its fourth year, will provide finishing funds totaling $100,000 to feature-length documentaries which highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world.

TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, a program in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will administer up to $140,000 in grants, plus professional guidance and mentorship, to narrative film projects in any stage of development that dramatize science and technology themes or portray scientists, engineers or mathematicians in prominent character roles.

Tribeca All Access (TAA) will expand its scope this year and provide $10,000 grants and extended mentorship to filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities who participated this year, in addition to the workshops, panels and one-on-one meetings. In addition, TAA will extend its year-round programming and support for alumni by awarding a total of $20,000 in grants for past TAA projects in development or new works by program alumni.

TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund, which supports innovative film and video artists who are living or working in Mexico, Central and South America and working independently in their efforts to reach a larger audience, will administer $20,000 in grants to a minimum of two artists working in documentary or hybrid forms.

For more information: http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/blog/102604114.html

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Calls For Artists from the Mass Cultural Council

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Call for Art Gallery 263 in Cambridgeport is looking for drawings for their upcoming exhibition Unhinged, an unframed Works on Paper show juried by Joe Wardwell and curated by Laura Francis. 2D submissions can be on surface of tracing paper to cardboard with the maximum dimension less than 60”. No minimum size. All work must be unframed; work should be ready to hang or able to be hung with magnets or clips. 3D submissions are also accepted, as long as it is made with paper (cardboard included). Sculpture must be self-supportive; maximum of 60” height and width, 30” maximum depth. Prospectus available here.
Deadline: October 15, 2010

New Plays Competition for Cape and Island Writers Eventide Arts is sponsoring a New Plays Competition. The Competition is open to full-length plays written by both new and experienced playwrights who live on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2010

Call to Artists Gallery X in New Bedford is looking for artists who use found objects in their work. Any 2D or 3D media is accepted. The maximum size for 2D work is 4×4 ft. The juror is Julia M. Pavone, the co-founder and Curator/Director of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art and the curator is Helen Granger. Download the Full Prospectus. Any questions, send an email.
Deadline: Work may be submitted Oct 20 – Oct 24, 2010. Work may be delivered during gallery hours (Wed. – Fri. 11am – 5pm, Sat. – Sun. 11am – 3pm).

Call to Artists Salon 241 in Northampton is looking for artists who would like to display their work in their downtown salon. Email your website URL and/or 4-6 jpgs to them for consideration. Artists take 100% of the proceeds of any sales of work. Questions, contact Brynn.
Deadline: Rolling

Springfield Artists Co-op Looking for Members The Artist Co-op at Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, Springfield MA, is looking for people to join. It will be a gallery/retail shop open to all artists of all mediums. Space limited to 20 artist. For more information, contact Tracy Woods (413-788-3903).

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Call for Nominations: Performing Arts Ensembles

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Call for Nominations: Performing Arts Ensembles
from Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria & Turkey
New partnership supports tours in the U.S. to foster
cross-cultural understanding

Call for Nomination details:

WHO
Music, dance, and theater ensembles from Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria and Turkey are eligible.

DEADLINE
November 1, 2010

MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY
www.centerstageus.org

CONTACT
Adrienne Petrillo
apetrillo@nefa.org
617.951.0010 x527

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!

The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), will launch Center StageSM, a pilot of U.S. tours of international performing arts ensembles, with the aim of fostering cross-cultural understanding between citizens of the U.S. and other countries. The program will build cultural awareness, develop long-lasting relationships between people, and enhance mutual understanding. The New York City-based artist services firm Lisa Booth Management, Inc. (LBMI) will serve as general manager for the program.

Selection Criteria:
Demonstrate high artistic quality and accomplishment.
Have an interest in engaging with U.S. communities, including youth, through public and in-school performances, workshops, discussions, artist-to-artist exchanges, and community gatherings.
Are comprised of three to nine ensemble members (artists and staff).
Have previous touring experience but have not traveled to the U.S. or have rarely been seen in the U.S.
Have an ability to communicate electronically via email and/or Skype, and a working knowledge of English and/or access to translators. (Interpreters will be provided as needed on tour.)
Nominations of ensembles working in contemporary forms are strongly encouraged.

For details on the selection process or to nominate an ensemble, visit www.centerstageus.org.

Deadline: November 1, 2010 (tours will take place in 2012).

Center StageSM is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts.

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Mount Hope Farm – Executive Director Wanted

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Reports to:                  Trustees

Supervises:                 Mount Hope Farm staff (currently 4 FTE)

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

Description

The Executive Director serves as chief executive of Mount Hope Farm (Farm), reports to the Trustees, and is responsible for the success of the Farm through leadership and management of resources and staff. The Executive Director is charged with preserving the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Farm for the benefit of Bristol residents and the general public. The work involves preservation of historic facilities and oversight of events and bed & breakfast operations. The Executive Director shall serve as an ex officio member of Trustee committees. In addition, the Executive Director guides and develops long-range planning, including business, development, and marketing plans, and evaluates progress toward goals.

Position Duties

 

Administration & Operations:

 

  • Responsible for fiscal management and ensuring the fiscal integrity of Farm operations through development, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures and appropriate accounting principles, as well as the annual budget. Prepares monthly profit and loss statements as well as drafting the annual budget. Works closely with the Treasurer and Finance committee of the Trustees on all matters related to the fiscal management of the Farm, including accounting procedures, budget development, annual audit, and tax filings with the appropriate agencies.

 

  • Develops and implements, in conjunction with appropriate staff, Trustee committees and consultants, a development plan to include: fundraising goals and strategies, and donor cultivation and recognition activities adequate to support the annual budget.

 

  • Promotes the Farm through the development and implementation of public relations and marketing strategies that support and enhance the organization’s visibility in the community and its sustainability.

 

  • Develops, recommends, and implements administrative policies and procedures and establishes standards and expected outcomes from Farm operations and activities related to Farm management.

 

  • Responsible for all aspects of staff management, including: recruitment, direction, training, evaluation, personnel management and counseling of all subordinate staff.

 

  • Acts as the primary spokesperson in the community and develops and maintains community contacts for the betterment of Farm operations.

 

  • · Responsible for the proper maintenance of facilities and physical assets.

 

  • · Provides direction to staff to ensure that systems and programs are in place to affect positive guest relations.

 

 

Trustees:

  • Responsible for carrying out the directives and decisions of the Trustees.

 

  • Reports to the Trustees at its regular meetings on Farm operations and activities to include: financial reports, public relations, development, and event management and scheduling.

 

  • Advises the Trustees of significant problems or issues affecting Farm operations and recommends solutions.

 

  • Provides staff support to activities designed to encourage excellence in the governance function.

 

  • Performs other functions as assigned by the Trustees.

 

  • Provides an annual report to the Trustees summarizing the past year’s activities and results.  Reports on achievement of mission goals.  Outlines the plan for the coming year to include major goals and objectives and threats to the same.

 

 

Performance Measures

Achievement of goals and objectives tied to the direction and implantation of the Trustees strategic plan within specified target dates.

Achievement of the annual budget targets and the presentation of timely and comprehensive financial reports to the Trustees.

Achievement of fundraising goals and increased donor recognition as reflected by the development plan.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and significant experience in management, fundraising activities, donor solicitation and stewardship, as well as working with or serving on a not-for-profit board of directors.

Demonstrated leadership and staff management experience.

Excellent communication (verbal and written), assessment, problem solving, organizational and time management skills.

Strong human relations skills.

Ability to work under pressure, to multi-task and to meet deadlines.

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