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Calling all Artists for City Art Festival

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Where: Biltmore Park
Providence, RI
When: August 6, 2011
10am to 5pm
Artist Apply: www.festivalfete.com

When over 6,000 athletes arrive the first weekend in August to participate in the inaugural running of the Rock n’ Roll Marathon, they’ll not only be treated to the scenic landmark filled course, but will also get to experience first-hand Providence’s vibrant cultural arts community.

The Rock n’Roll Marathon is estimated to bring in approximately 10,000 people to the city of Providence, Rhode Island. In conjunction, Festival Fete will present The City Arts Festival, featuring over 100 contemporary American art and crafts artists along with strolling entertainment including Rhode Island’s Big Nazo and Ten 31 Productions.

The City Art Festival is currently accepting all forms and styles of painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, glass, jewelry, textiles, crafts and photography for consideration. All entries will be reviewed by a qualified panel of judges. Notification of acceptance will be mailed or emailed by May 1, 2011.

There will be a limit to artists within any given category. Exhibit space provided will be approximately 10’x10’. No electricity will be provided and no generators allowed. All exhibits must be professionally presented. Please, be prepared to bring your own tent as the show will only be rescheduled in case of extremely inclement weather. All participants must provide a valid RI Sales Tax Permit on the show date or you may purchase a temporary permit at the show.

Attendance: 8-10,000

Deadline: April 15, 2011

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The Providence After School Alliance (PASA) Seeks Staff Writer

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

 Job Title: Staff Writer
Organization: The Providence After School Alliance (PASA)
Location: Providence, RI
Salary: Mid $30K’s
Start Date: June, 2011
Full Time

About PASA
The Providence After School Alliance’s (PASA) mission is to expand and improve after-school opportunities for the youth of Providence by building a lasting system of after-school supports. Working in close partnership with the Mayor’s office, School Department and youth serving City departments, and dozens of youth focused non-profit organizations PASA has built a public private system that provides all Providence middle school age youth access to high quality after-school programs and learning opportunities. By building a well organized system of quality after school programs, PASA leverages public and private funding that will sustain and stabilize programming, as well as build broad parent and youth engagement in the development of quality programming.

The Staff Writer will serve as an essential team member, working closely with the Deputy and Executive Directors in authoring the wide range of written materials, both virtual and physical, that PASA produces.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Public Relations
• Author all press releases and media advisories, in coordination with Providence City Hall Communications Staff when needed
• Manage PASA’s press materials, publications, and packets
• Serve as main contact with contracted design/communication firms and oversee related projects

Grant Writing and Grants Management
• Lead grant writing and progress reports to funders
• Keep development calendar with dates for progress reports/upcoming deadlines
• Assist Executive Director with funder correspondence (e.g., thank yous, updates, publications)
• Research and update grant/PD opportunities on PASA’s website
• Research grant opportunities for PASA

Website/Social Media Content/Messaging
• Keep PASA’s website up to date with fresh content
• Oversee PASA’s social media strategy, in coordination with SchwaDesign, including:
o Creating and loading blog content (news updates, press, staff responses to current events/articles, program/youth profiles)
o Authoring Facebook and Twitter updates
o Distributing quarterly eNews blasts
o Investigating new communications innovations
• Oversee photo and film production and interface with web and publications
• Ensure all outgoing communications are in synch with PASA’s messaging/brand bible

Knowledge and Skills Required
• B.A.
• Superior communication skills, written and spoken
• Strong technological skills, including high-level skills with Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to complete and manage multiple tasks and work duties
• Ability to synthesize writing style of multiple staff members
• Fluency in a variety of writing styles (online, research, profiles)
• Ability to work unsupervised and meet deadlines
• Rhetorical understanding of different audiences, and how to best communicate with each
• Ability to distill complex ideas into salient and appropriate language
Knowledge and Skills Preferred
• Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• Knowledge of Drupal/Joomla
• Graphic Design experience
• Development/fundraising experience
• Experience overseeing social media strategies

Position to start in late May. Salary is mid $30Ks with a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply
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To apply for the position, please submit a current résumé and cover letter, along with a 3-5 page writing sample, to:

Monique Cote
Providence After School Alliance
17 Gordon Avenue, Suite 104
Providence, RI 02905
mcote@mypasa.org
Fax: (401) 228-3915

PASA will begin reviewing applications on April 4, 2011 and will accept applications until the position is filled. Additional information about the AfterZones and the Providence After School Alliance is available online at www.mypasa.org.

PASA is an EEO Employer and does not discriminate due to race, religion, sex, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

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RISCA Presents – CULTIVATING CREATIVE LIVES at the Attleboro Art Museum

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

 Creative Impact Series features programs and panel discussions designed for
artists and arts professionals in southern New England.  These programs
introduce attendees to curators, fellow artists, gallery owners, new creative
ideas, potential exhibition opportunities, and provide low-stress networking
sessions.
You are invited to the third Creative Impact Series Program.  See below for
program details.  We look forward to seeing you!
Friday, April 1st, 2011
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Attleboro Arts Museum
86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 508-222-2644
Free admission
www.attleboroartsmuseum.org

With spring approaching, the Attleboro Arts Museum celebrates the color, warmth
and beauty of nature with its annual Flower Show. The Museum’s galleries are
transformed into live gardens by landscape and floral designers during this
special event – and the third Creative Impact Series program will be part of
this lush setting.
The evening will include relationship building and feature several special
guests from New England arts agencies and organizations including the
Massachusetts Cultural Council, Pawtucket Arts
Collaborative, and the Art League of RI.  Learn how these agencies and others
cultivate creative lives and work to grow art, culture and humanities programs
in our region.
With live performances by:
Mark Taber on piano and the Eastern Medicine Singers
Videographer- Besty McLaughlin
Free parking is available in the Museum parking lot.  Handicapped accessible.
To register, visit http://creativeimpactapril.eventbrite.com
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Creative Impact Series coordinators:
Elena Calderón-Patiño, Community Art Program Director, RISCA
Mim Brooks Fawcett, Executive.Director, Attleboro Arts Museum,
Nancy Gaucher-Thomas, Artist/Founder, Art League of Rhode Island

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Wooly Fair – Seeks participating Artists

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
     CALLING ALL STARRY EYED moonlets, MOONFLOwERED MOONwALKERS, MOONstruck and SERANADED honeyMOONERS, and MOONSHADOWED MOONwORTS…
 
Wooly Fair VII: To the Moon!
Is warming up the Rockets – launch pad -  the Steel Yard
If you are interested in participating in this year’s homegrown art carnival, a spectacle showcase of Providence’s creative community at its most joyful, read on….
 
There are lots of ways to be involved:
 the central collaborative artwork is The Space Station: 21 pods in  a continuous lunar sequence.

Space Pod visioning this Tuesday 3/29 at 7:30pm

a meeting for those interested in scheming up the architecture of these pods.
532 Kinsley Ave #117, Providence RI.
 
(sorry for the last minute notice!  If you can’t make it but want to be a part of the engineering & building of the pods send us an e-mail)
 
Tune your satellite dish in our direction.  set up your tin foil antennae…There will be a transmission from the moon to all you makers to develop an installation for a pod.  
 
Wooly Fair is is always better with you.
We need volunteers!  Makers, Planetary Scientists , Engineers, Puppeteers, Astronauts, Paraders, Inventors, Lamp Lighters, Rocket Launchers, Visionaries, yes, YOU!
 
If you are interested in collaborating, creating a booth, generating some cosmic rays
Mark your calendars for the Pre-Wool Rocket Launch Fundraiser at FH13, Friday  May 20, 2011
Please forward and share this info this with your wooled of friends…
facebook
twitter:
thewooled.com
Contact ground control

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Classes at AS220

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
Cottage Industries Open House: Tuesday, April 5 6-7pm FREE

Photo: Digital Photo Editing
Sundays, Apr.3 & 10 3-6pm $60
Print: Intro to Silkscreen
Sunday, Apr.3 & 10 10am-2pm $75
Photo: Medium Format Photography
Tuesdays, Apr.5, 12 & 19 7-10pm $75
FabLab: Vinyl Cutting Workshop
Wednesday, Apr.6 7-10pm $50
Photo: Intermediate Black and White Darkroom 
Thursdays, Apr.7, 14 & 21 7-10pm $100
FabLab: Intro to Audio Engineering
Thursdays, Apr.7 & 14 7-10pm $75
Print: Letterpress Wedding Invitation Workshop
Fridays, Apr. 8, 15, 22 & 29 6-10pm $150
Print: Offset Lithography-Posters
Saturdays, Apr.9 & 16 10am-2pm $75
FabLab: Intro to Vector Graphic Design with Inkscape
Tuesday, Apr.12 7-10pm $50
Photo: The JOBO and Film Scanning
Wednesdays, Apr.13 & 20 6-9pm $75
FabLab: Arduino for All
Wednesdays, Apr. 13, 20 & 27 7-10pm $115
Print: Intro to Letterpress
Wednesdays, Apr.13, 20 & 27 6-10pm $120
Print: Advanced Intaglio-Aquatint
Thursdays, Apr.14, 21 & 28 6-10pm $120
FabLab: Intro to the Laser Cutter
Wednesday, Apr.20 7-10pm $70
Photo/FabLab: Lasercut a Pinhole Camera
Saturdays, Apr.23 & 30 12-4pm $75
Photo: Alternative Photo Processing Vol.2-Van Dyke Brown
Wednesday, Apr.27 7-10pm $40
Print: Experiments in Monotype
Friday, Apr.29 6-10pm $20
Print: Hot Foil Stamping
Saturday, Apr.30 2-6pm $25
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MAY

Cottage Industries Open House: Tuesday, May 3 6-7pm FREE

Print: Intro to Letterpress
Sundays, May 1, 8 & 15 10am-2pm $120
Photo: Advanced Black and White Darkroom
Mondays, May 2, 9, 16 & 23 7-10pm $175
FabLab: Advanced Audio Engineering
Thursdays, May 5 & 12 7-10pm $75
Print: Family Day in the Printshop
Saturday, May 7 2-6pm $FREE
Photo: Large Format Photography
Saturday, May 7 1-4pm and Fridays, May 13 & 20 7-10pm $150
Print: Advanced Intaglio-Chine Colle
Mondays, May 9, 16 & 23 6-10pm $120
FabLab: Arduino and Servo Motor Workshop
Tuesdays, May 10, 17 & 24 7-10pm $100
Print: Offset Small Publishing Workshop
Mondays, May 10, 17 & 24 and Wednesdays May 12, 19 & 26 $200
FabLab: Vinyl Cutter Workshop
Wednesday, May 11 7-10pm $50
Photo: Photographing Your Artwork
Thursdays, May 12 & 19 $85
FabLab: Advanced Laser Cutter
Saturday, May 14 1-4pm and Tuesday, May 17 7-10pm $90
Photo: Advanced Digital Printing and Editing
Sundays, May 15 & 22 3-6pm $75
FabLab: Intro to the FabLab
Thursday, May 19 7-10pm $50
Photo: Alternative Photo Processing Vol.3-Gum Bichromate
Wednesday, May 25 7-10pm $45
Print: Experiments in Monotype
Friday, May 27 6-10pm $20
FabLab/Print: Laser Cut Stamp Making
Date TBD $50
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Happy Spring campers! Now get out there and learn new things, make more art and make us proud!
See you soon.
xoxoxo
-k- 
*************
Krystal Grow
AS220 Cottage Industries Coordinator
Americorps VISTA
krystal@as220.org
401-831-9327×203

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Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Invites Universities . . .

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Invites Universities and Colleges to Apply for Guest Artist Initiative Program

 

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Stage Directors and Choreographers, is accepting grant proposals for SDCF’s Guest Artist Initiative Program.

Through the program, SDCF facilitates and funds the hiring of professional SDC directors and choreographers to helm theater productions at universities and colleges across the United States.

American colleges and universities may apply for matching funds of up to $5,000 for guest artist fees for a director or choreographer for a specific project. An SDCF panel comprised of professional directors and choreographers, arts administrators, and college educators will select productions for the award. Two proposals will receive funding and facilitation services, and several more will be offered free facilitation services. The schools will be solely responsible for selecting the Guest Artist from among SDC member applicants.

Please note that the production can be mounted as part of the academic curriculum or as an extra-curricular student activity; it is not limited to theater departments.

Complete grant program guidelines and application instructions are available at the SDC Web site.

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Cinereach Invites Letters of Inquiry for Film Production Grant Program

Monday, March 28th, 2011

 

Cinereach is a not-for-profit film production company and foundation that supports fiction and nonfiction filmmakers from all over the world through grants and awards, the Reach Film Fellowship, an internal productions department, and partnerships with the Sundance Institute and other organizations.

Through its grants program, Cinereach supports feature-length nonfiction and fiction films that are at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry, and vital subject matter. Cinereach seeks to support films that utilize cinematic artistry and storytelling to provide insight and spark dialogue,challenge prejudice and advance human rights, discover humanity and hope, and foster global community.

Through its grants program, Cinereach supports feature-length nonfiction and fiction films that are at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry, and vital subject matter. Cinereach seeks to support films that utilize cinematic artistry and storytelling to provide insight and spark dialogue,challenge prejudice and advance human rights, discover humanity and hope, and foster global community.

Cinereach does not award multiyear grants, grants for capital or endowment campaigns, or individual scholarships for study or travel. Cinereach is not currently accepting applications for organizational support or to support a project’s outreach or distribution activities.

In order to receive support from Cinereach, a prospective grantee must be a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization or be fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization.

There are two grant cycles per year (summer and winter). Within each cycle, between five and fifteen projects are selected to receive support.

Cinereach requires all prospective applicants to submit an initial letter of inquiry, and will consider full proposals only by invitation. The LOI deadline for the Summer 2011 grants cycle is June 1, 2011.

Visit the Cinereach Web site for complete program guidelines, application procedures, and the online LOI form.  http://www.cinereach.org/grants/granting-program-guidelines

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Tax Time Tutorial With RI Young Professionals

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Saturday, March 26
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join the Rhode Island Young Professionals (RIYP) as it hosts its Tax Time Tutorial seminar on Saturday, March 26, from 1pm until 3pm, at the brand new Roots Cafe (276 Westminster Street, Providence). The seminar will be conducted by Joe Bentum of DGC Tax Services. You will be able to ask tax filing questions about W4s, deductions, 401(k)/IRA rollovers,you name it! Light food and refreshments will be provided, along with the opportunity to network with RIYP members & guests.

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Call for Entries – Pawtucket Foundation Prize Open to All Artists

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Pawtucket Foundation Prize Juried Exhibition  

JURORS: Mim Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum & Kenn Speiser, Sculptor, exhibit runs May1-June 24

The Pawtucket Foundation Prize $1000 and $250 Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Prize will be awarded. All media welcome. Open to all artists. $20 for one submission only on CD.  Mail CD along with contact information and title, media, and size of artwork to:  PAC 260 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Deadline for submission postmarked by April 13, 2011. Hand delivered work only upon acceptance.

Click here for Prospectus (pdf)

JUROR BIOS:  Mim Fawcett holds her BA in Graphic Design and Cinema from The State University of New York at Binghamton, and has also received a MFA in Graphic Design from Boston University. She trained in Life Drawing at New York City’s Art Student’s League, has exhibited at Boston’s Kingston Gallery, The Copley Society of Boston and other New England venues. Ms. Fawcett served as Art Director for Boston-based Scudder Funds and Waterline Publications before becoming the Sr. Art Director of Boston’s Keane, Inc., responsible for the development of visual/creative marketing for 16 years. In 2006 she joined the Attleboro Arts Museum as Executive Director in July 2006, delivering arts education and unique cultural experiences to visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

As a leader for the City of Attleboro’s Expo for the Senses and Winter Night Festivals and a partner in the City of Attleboro’s Big Read/National Endowment for the Arts literacy initiative, Ms. Fawcett recently is a Co-Coordinator of the Creative Impact Series, which provides career enriching panel discussions, workshops and networking forums to New England artists.

Kenn Speiser has had over a thirty-five year career living and working as an artist, sculptor, and printmaker in Providence, Rhode Island. With a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, Speiser has an extensive background working on commissioned projects for corporations and public institutions from Miami, Florida to Boston, Massachusetts, and as far away as Finland. He exhibits in galleries and museums worldwide and is held in private collections. Visit his website at www.speisersculpture.com

Questions?  Contact: gallery@pawtucketartscollaborative.org

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PIXILERATIONS [v.8] Call For Works

Thursday, March 24th, 2011
FirstWorks announces:
PIXILERATIONS [v.8] Call For Works
Deadline extended to April 19th!
new media fringe festival @ FirstWorks 
September 22-October 2, 2011
in Providence, Rhode Island

PIXILERATIONS [v.8] is a new media festival in Providence, Rhode Island (USA) that investigates the state of new media arts through installations, performances and film/video screenings. It is part of the larger FirstWorks Festival, a multidimensional performing arts festival in Providence each fall. Pixilerations is produced by FirstWorks in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism. Now in its eighth year, Pixilerations is one of the foremost venues for new media artwork in New England.

 

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RI Historical Society: Help Wanted

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The Rhode Island Historical Society, founded in 1822, is seeking applicants for the position of
Executive Director

A description of the organization and a copy of the position description are available at www.RIHS.ORG

Interested parties should submit a resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to:
Executive Director Search Committee
Rhode Island Historical Society
Aldrich House
110 Benevolent Street
Providence, RI 02906

The deadline for receipt of submissions is close of business April 15, 2011. No e-mail submissions or phone calls, please.

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FirstWorks Announces:

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

PIXILERATIONS [v.8] Call For Works
Deadline extended to April 19th!
new media fringe festival @ FirstWorks
September 22-October 2, 2011
in Providence, Rhode Island

PIXILERATIONS [v.8] is a new media festival in Providence, Rhode Island (USA) that investigates the state of new media arts through installations, performances and film/video screenings. It is part of the larger FirstWorks Festival, a multidimensional performing arts festival in Providence each fall. Pixilerations is produced by FirstWorks in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism. Now in its eighth year, Pixilerations is one of the foremost venues for new media artwork in New England.

PIXILERATIONS CALL FOR WORKS EXTENDED!

SUBMISSIONS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED THROUGH

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

PIXILERATIONS [v.8]

In an era of Facebook/Twitter-inflamed revolutions, biotechnology ethics wars, and YouTube-generated museum exhibitions, this year’s festival seeks to examine the question “Where – and what – is New Media Art today?” New Media art traditionally held a role at the intersections of art, science, technology and social realms, yet artists who do not identify as New Media artists now make free use of the same tools as video game programmers, robotics engineers, and DJs. Pixilerations [v.8] seeks work that broadly explores these identity questions of art/not art, new/old.

We invite artists, musicians, performers, film/video makers, and new media practitioners to submit work.

HOW TO APPLY:
To submit work, please follow this link: http://pixilerations.org/2011/submission.html (note: You must start and
finish this submission form in one session, it is not possible to save
your work and return later)Questions? Contact: pixilerations@first-works.org

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Cambridge Art Association’s Annual Portfolio Review

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

~ MARK YOUR CALENDARS ~
CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL

WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2011 (10am-4pm depending on scheduling)

WHERE: The Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. Arlington, MA

WHAT: The Portfolio Review is an opportunity to receive professional one-on-one reviews of your work (each lasting twenty minutes) from gallery owners, museum curators, and influential experts in the art field.

WHO: The 2011 reviewers are:

Paula Tognarelli – Griffin Museum of Photography
Howard Yezerski – Howard Yezerski Gallery
Patton Hindle – DODGE Gallery (New York)
Katherine French – Danforth Museum of Art
Dina Deitsch – DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Sam Scott – Peabody Essex Museum
Arthur Dion – Gallery NAGA
George Slade – Photographic Resource Center
Carole Anne Meehan – formerly of ICA, Boston, Boston Center for the Arts, and Houston Arts Alliance
Abigail Ross – DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Nina Bozicnik Gara – Currier Museum of Art
Philip Prodger – Peabody Essex Museum
Nick Capasso – DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Bob Siegelman – SMFA & Elliot School
James Hull – Suffolk University Art Gallery & Laconia Gallery
Jane Young – Chase Young Gallery
Stephanie Walker – Walker Contemporary

CAA cannot guarantee your preferred reviewers, but upon sign-up you will be asked to provide your top three choices of reviewers. You must also provide us with your primary medium (e.g. painting, photography, sculpture, etc.).

FEE: $200 for CAA and ACA members, (non-refundable)
$250 for non-members (non-refundable)

WORKSHOPS: Two opportunities to attend workshops designed to help you prepare for the portfolio review will be given by Paul Giguere. Artists participating last year have said that taking advantage of these workshops was extremely helpful in preparing for the review – CAA strongly recommends signing up to get the most from your review experience. The fee is $25 (free with Portfolio Review sign-up). Dates of the workshops are Sunday, February 27 and Sunday, March 27th, (2-3:30pm) at CAA’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery.

SIGN-UP (phone or in-person) beginning Tuesday, February 1 at 11am for a workshop and Portfolio Review (spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis). At the time of sign-up you must pay (check made payable to CAA, Visa or MasterCard) list the medium you will be having reviewed, and provide your top three choices for reviewers.

CONTACT:
Cambridge Art Association
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and offices: 25 Lowell St. Cambridge MA 02138
617-876-0246
info@cambridgeart.org

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AS220 Seeks Managing Diretor

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Job Title: Managing Director
Organization: AS220
Location: Downtown Providence
Salary: $33,280
Start Date: ASAP
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Managing Director (Full Time)
AS220 is a community of artists based in downtown Providence that provides open forums and opportunities for Rhode Island artists. We provide an alternative to the institutional venues and have gained national attention for our commitment to an “open and unjuried”, egalitarian approach to nurturing a creative community.

The activities of AS220 include (but are not limited to) daily events in our performance space, monthly gallery exhibits, a number of annual events and festivals, the AS220 Youth Studios community learning center, and the on-going operation of several “cottage industries” such as our Darkroom, Print Shop, and Labs. AS220 currently owns and manages three buildings in downtown Providence that house about 50 artists, commercial tenants, and provide individual and collaborative work spaces, galleries, venues, and our bar and restaurant. The FY2011 operating budget of AS220 and related for-profit entities is approximately $2.4 million.

The Managing Director’s primary responsibility is to manage the resources of AS220 to best implement the mission of the organization. The Managing Director works closely with the artistic director to develop strategy and direction for the organization and is expected to communicate and coordinate with the Youth Studios Director, Communications Director and Development Director. The following program leaders report directly to the Managing Director:

Program Director
Bar Manager
Food Manager
Gallery Director
Production Manager
Property Manager
Labs Manager
Photo Manager
Print Shop Manager
Administrative Assistant
Systems Administrator
Part-time Bookkeeper

Specific responsibilities fall into the following areas:

Financial Management:
Financial and Budget oversight for AS220 and AS220 related entities
Maintain and develop financial systems including quickbooks, cash management, bank accounts, credit card systems, Paypal and reconciliations
Manage program income tracking and reporting to Board and Artistic Director, program leaders grantors, banks, and investors
Work in conjunction with Development team to prepare budgets and format financial information for grant applications
Work with finance committee to develop budget and cash flow projections
Handle deposits for AS220 and related entities
Manage Invoicing and Accounts Receivable
Coordinate audit

Human Resources:
Handle all payroll (we contract with Advantage)
Maintain employee files
Orient new staff
Oversee benefits including PTO and health care
Develop and maintain job descriptions
Conduct hiring processes and interviews
Conduct staff evaluations

Internal Communications
Maintain and develop AS220′s culture of creativity, professionalism and visionary risk-taking
Convene and facilitate staff meetings, Cottage Industry meetings, and Space/Access program meetings
update staff via e-lists

Staff Support and Supervision:
Meet with program staff one on one and in small groups to problem solve, identify organizational issues and help refine plans and practice
Define program metrics and provide feedback accordingly
Review financial information specific to programs and prepare budgets with program leaders

General Business Management:
Handle insurance policies for AS220 and related entities
Bid and evaluate contracts and leases
Handle miscellaneous licenses and reports as necessary (Secretary of State, Dept. Labor, etc.)
Work with property manager to respond to space needs and oversee facility plans, systems and improvements

The ideal candidate will:
Have experience with financial management and quickbooks, general not-for-profit administration, and a strong connection to Rhode Island’s art community. The position requires a big picture thinker who pays strong attention to detail and can manage projects independently as well as work in teams. A sense of humor, grace under pressure, and energy for challenges are a must.

Compensation: AS220 has an “equal pay” policy; all full time staff are paid a $33,280 salary per year and receive health benefits. Vacation time is offered, along with opportunities for education, and professional development.

How to Apply
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Please send a resume and cover letter to:
AS220
attn: jobs
95 Mathewson St.
Providence, RI 02909
jobs@as220.org

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Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film

Monday, March 21st, 2011
Gala Logo

New York, NY, January 12, 2011 – The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) announces the availability of applications for the 2011 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film.  Founded in 1982, in memory of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, the Foundation identifies and assists emerging artists in theater, dance and film and has awarded more than $8 million to nearly 500 individuals nationwide. Full guidelines and applications are available at www.pgfusa.org.

Executive Director Toby Boshak notes, “Throughout the difficult economic climate over the past few years, PGF-USA has proudly maintained the same level of support to deserving artists around the country.”
 

Theater Awards are offered in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.  Grants are awarded based on the quality of the emerging artist’s past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the impact the collaboration between the nominating organization and the artist will have on the individual’s artistic growth. The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.

THEATER & PLAYWRITING APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2011

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Take an Arts Break Classes from the North Kingstown Arts Council

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Registration has begun for the Take an Arts Break Classes sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council. Classes beginning in early April include Wire Wrapping Sea Glass (April 12 or April 30), Intro to Jewelry Making (April 19, 26, May 3, 10), Sing Yourself Happy (April 2, 16, 30, May 7), The Art of Zentangle (April 21), Calligraphy: The Italic Hand (April 18 – June 6), Journal Writing (April 5 – May 3), I’ve Always Wanted to Write (April 27 – May 11), Creating Characters for Page or Stage (April 27, May 4, 18), Advanced Fiction Techniques ((April 20, May 11, 25), Pet Portraits (April 28, May 5, 19), Basic Drawing ( April 21, May 4, 11, 18), Mindful Drawing (April 27, May 4, 11, 18),  For further class listings, information, or registration information, visit www.NKArtsCouncil.org. or call 294-3331  X241.

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Chamber Music America Commissioning Program

Monday, March 21st, 2011

www.chamber-music.org 2011 Classical Commissioning Guidelines Page 1 of 10
2011 CLASSICAL COMMISSIONING PROGRAM GUIDELINES
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
OVERVIEW
The Classical Commissioning Program provides support to U.S.-based professional classical, contemporary and world music ensembles and presenters for the creation and performance of new chamber works by American composers.
Commissioned works may be composed for groups ranging in size from two to ten musicians, performing one per part, and represent any of the musical languages and styles associated with contemporary classical music.
CMA funding may be applied to the composer¡¦s fee, an honorarium to the ensemble for rehearsing the new piece, and copying costs. If a grant is awarded, three public performances of the new work are required.
ELIGIBILITY
An ensemble is eligible if it:
„h is a U.S.-based professional classical/contemporary group of 2-10 musicians, with one musician per part
„h has performed together for a minimum of 2 years
„h in the case of a duo, performs together as equal partners (rather than as soloist and accompanist) and consistently publicizes itself as a duo
„h is able to document a minimum of 10 public performances and 3 different programs within the past 5 years
„h has a commitment to contemporary music (demonstrated by the submission of a sample CD recording and concert programs)
„h can either document (a) the U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status of the contact person named in the application, or (b) its IRS tax-exempt status
„h has waited 12 months from the date it completed a previous CMA commissioning project, if applicable
„h is a CMA Organization-level member, and
„h has no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA
NOTE: An ensemble may appear on only one application in either CMA¡¦s Classical Commissioning or New Jazz Works program for the grant period beginning
July 1, 2011.
Grant Period:
July 1, 2011¡VJune 30, 2014
In-Office Application Deadline:
Friday, April 8, 2011, 5:00 P.M.
Grant Notification:
June 2011

Go to  www.chamber-music.org

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Career + Business Management for Artists and Designers

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Career + Business Management for Artists and Designers :: The Artist as Employee: Looking for Work / Finding a Job
Semester: Spring 2011
Date(s); Mondays 04/11/11 – 05/23/11
No class dates: 4/18
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Sessions: 6

2011/CS-PRAC-0166-01

Reece Tormos

Whether you’re a recent graduate, are thinking about changing careers, or looking for work, the Career + Business Management for Artists and Designers six-week courses teach practicing artists and designers how to successfully manage their business, or career, over a lifetime. The material covered in each course is suitable for designers, illustrators, photographers and all other commercial artists, and for fine artists as well. Either course may be taken alone, or sequentially, for a complete career management overview.

This career planning course helps you launch an effective job search now, and manage your career over a lifetime. Learn how to write a resume and cover letter that help to secure an interview, and what to do and say in the interview to get you hired. Job hunting, networking, informational interviewing and salary and contract negotiations are discussed. Ultimately, you develop a career plan to launch your job search and keep you on track.

To find out more about this class, offered through the RISD Continuing Education Program, but available to all, go to http://www.risd.com/cfm/conted.cfm

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Pixilerations Call for Entries

Friday, March 18th, 2011

PIXILERATIONS [v.8]
New Media Fringe Festival @ FirstWorks.
September 22nd-October 2nd, 2011

CALL FOR WORK
Deadline for entries extended to April 19, 2011

http://pixilerations.org/

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Providence Singers Names Miguel Felipe as new artistic director

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Miguel Ángel Felipe, currently visiting director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, has been named artistic director of the Providence Singers. Felipe will begin his tenure as the Singers’ fifth artistic director on July 1, 2011, succeeding Andrew Clark.

At its meeting early this evening (Wednesday, March 16, 2011), the Board of Trustees of the Providence Singers voted unanimously to appoint Miguel Ángel Felipe as the Singers’ fifth artistic director.

“I have spoken with Miguel and informed him of the Board’s decision, and he has enthusiastically accepted the appointment,” Board Chair Tony Palms reported to the Board after a brief recess following the vote. Felipe will begin his duties July 1, 2011, succeeding current artistic director Andrew Clark.

Felipe, a conductor and educator based in Boston, is concluding his service as artistic director of the Boston Choral Ensemble, a position he has held since 2004. He is currently visiting director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

“Miguel Felipe is an energetic and meticulous choral conductor,” said Allison McMillan, executive director of the Singers. “His commitment to performance excellence and to the full choral repertoire and his strong interest in commissioning and presenting new work will ensure the continued growth and development of the Providence Singers.”

A seven-member selection committee of Singers trustees and former Board officers began a national search last fall, following Clark’s appointment as director of choral activities at Harvard University. Four finalists for the position each conducted a full weekly rehearsal during January and February, and the committee received comments from more than 100 chorus members. Advisers to the committee included Clark, the Singers current artistic director; Francisco Noya, resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic; and Michele Holt, past president of the American Choral Directors Association and music director of the Junior Providence Singers.

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