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Wooly Fair Seeks Volunteers

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

For many weeks now, The Woolies have been building and planning, making sure that Wooly Fair VII, To the Moon! will be a wild spectacle of galactic proportions. On July 30th, we’ll be rocketing you into a lunar wilderness, full of games, live music, spontaneous theater, and, of course, the WOOLY SPACE STATION. The Space Station will be comprised of 21 pentagonal pods, which are being created for the sole purpose of entertaining and inspiring you via shimmering, interactive, artist-made installations.

Here’s a glimpse of what’s in the works and what to expect on your maiden voyage To the Moon!

Family-friendly activities from 2-6pm:

+ Moon Buggy races
+ Cosmic Human Bowling
+ Costume and Alien/Spaceman mask-making
+ Circus Arts workshop by Marvelous Marvin
+ an interactive planetarium
+ hula hooping
+ a special Space Ballet performance at 4:30
+ Kids’ Parade at 5:30
+ Special appearance by Big Nazo
+ Disco Doug, the dancing robot (he’s kid-powered!)

Musical Acts starting at 8pm (as of 6/28):

+ Encanti  (This summer playing Sonic Bloom, Wooly Fair and Burning Man! Just finished national tour with EOTO)
+ Blevin Blectum
+ DJ 11:11
+ The Silks
+ Atlantic Thrills
+ Micah Jackson

+ Thirsty Sounds
+ The Get Lively Experiment
+ Extraordinary Rendition Band
+ Tig and Bean
+ Valencourt
+ Viennagram
+ Boo City
+ Serendipity Galore
+ Bettysioux Tailor
+ Emperor Norton
   … and many more to be announced!
Your Act:
What will your creative contribution be to the lunar landscape? At the very least, we want to see you in FULL COSMIC ATTIRE– we’re talkin’ moon boots and space suits! If you’d like to contribute a project or a performance, visit the wooled.com
Volunteer Opportunities:
Wooly Fair is always looking for volunteers. In return, you’ll get free entrance into Wooly Fair, you’ll immerse yourself into a fantastic creative community, and you’ll be helping to launch the most dynamic art party of the summer! This week we have a specific call for volunteers from Damian Ewens:

A plea for Moon Dome team members! Interested in helping build Providence’s largest geodesic DJ Dome?! Email damianewens@gmail.com and Jessica Brown jessb983@gmail.com  We will be meeting Wednesdays and Sunday Wooly Work Days at the Steel Yard. We need translucent material (think white vinyl, sails etc) and people with interest or experience stitching and/or access to sewing machines!”

For more information on how to volunteer, or if you’d like to be involved as a vendor or a sponsor, visit us at thewooled.com
If you love Wooly Fair, or even if you’ve never been to Wooly Fair but you believe in the power of tranformation through participatory art, please consider supporting our Kickstarter Campaign. By supporting, you can also get discounted tickets and other awesome swag!
Wooly Fair VII To the Moon!
July 30, 2011

the Steel Yard, 27 Sims Ave, Providence, RI

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Thursday, June 30th, 2011

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking an experienced digital imaging professional to lead its Imaging Services department. The Director of Imaging Services manages and motivates a staff of professional photographers and technicians; confers with clients to evaluate their collections and develop appropriate digital reformatting proposals and specifications; and works closely with the heads of NEDCC’s conservation laboratories on joint projects. The Director of Imaging Services reports directly to the Executive Director, is a member of NEDCC’s senior management team, and is responsible for the performance of his/her own department.

Applicants should have: 1) detailed knowledge of and hands-on experience in all aspects of digitally photographing two-dimensional collections to museum-quality standards, 2) strong communication skills in listening to clients’ needs and clearly articulating proposed specifications, 3) excellent relationship-building skills, 4) strong production-management and supervisory skills to lead the staff in achieving the highest quality results in strict accordance with the best practices for digital capture and preservation in the museum and archives fields, and 5) a solid educational and/or training foundation.

The Imaging Services department receives a steady amount of work from large to small institutions as well as private clients whose primary concerns are quality and care in handling. The department has grown rapidly and is currently staffed with four technical photographers and produces a significant portion of NEDCC’s program fees. The department is on a course to double in size over the next few years as institutions continue to learn of the advantages of NEDCC’s expanded services. NEDCC is equipped to digitally reformat any type of 2-dimensional object and currently specializes in oversize materials, transparent media, works of art on paper, photographs, manuscripts, fragile materials, and X-ray film. The new director will be expected to explore and develop additional specialty services to meet the needs of the library, archive, and museum communities.

Founded in 1973, the Northeast Document Conservation Center is a nonprofit, regional conservation center specializing in the preservation and reformatting of paper-based materials. NEDCC’s mission is to improve the conservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality services to institutions that lack in-house conservation and reformatting facilities or those that seek specialized expertise; and to provide leadership in the preservation, conservation, and imaging fields. Its services include book, paper, and photograph conservation; digital reformatting; surveys and consultations; disaster assistance; and workshops and conferences.  NEDCC is located in a renovated historic mill building in Andover, Mass., twenty-five miles north of Boston.  For more information, please visit www.nedcc.org.

NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in PDF to Bill Veillette, Executive Director, at bveillette@nedcc.org.

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Southeast Asian Charity Striped Bass Fishing Tournament

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

1st Annual Southeast Asian Charity Striped Bass Fishing Tournament

The Laotian Community Center of RI is hosting the 1st Annual Southeast Asian Charity Striped Bass Fishing Tournament to unite the community across generational, socio-economical, and ethnic lines while supporting a charitable cause. This fundraiser is the first tournament of its kind in the Ocean State (and perhaps beyond!). This inaugural event will take place during the whole month of July to give everyone ample opportunity to catch the biggest fish. Everyone is welcomed to participate!


Registration for the tournament is at Ocean State Tackle Shop at 430 Branch Ave, Providence, RI 02904 (401-714-0088 or www.oceanstatetackle.com) everyday of the week from 5:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M starting Friday July 1, 2011. The registration fee is $15 per adult or $10 per youth (17 years old or under) with all proceeds collected going towards the LCC youth programs. All registered participants will receive a Free Official Tournament T-Shirt and will be entered into raffle drawings for a chance to win prizes donated by sponsors. Raffle tickets given at registration. **All participants must follow State Laws and Fishing Regulations**


Anytime between July 1-31, registered participants fish at their own leisure and then bring their big catch to Ocean State Tackle for official weigh in and recording. After July 31, the weights will be tallied. The top 5 weights will be awarded prizes with First Place earning a $250 gift certificate to Ocean State Tackle. The winner of the Youth Competition will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Ocean State Tackle.


Friday July 1, 2011 from 7pm – 8:30pm at Ocean State Tackle. Buddhist blessing ceremony will take place to wish everyone good luck. Light refreshments generously donated by Ocean State Tackle will be served.


Saturday August 6th, 2011 from 12pm – 3pm at 88 Limerock Rd, Smithfield, RI (Wat Lao Buddhovath Temple). Tournament and raffle winners will be awarded. Official Tournament T-Shirts available for pick up at that time.

The Laotian Community Center of RI (LCC) is a registered non-profit 501c (3) organization committed to cultural preservation through arts and education. This tournament is a fundraising event for our youth programs. We are hoping to raise enough money to purchase new traditional music instruments, books and supplies so our students from all walks of life can learn and explore the Laotian culture. Please visit our website for more information: www.rilaocenter.org


Mani Khamsyvoravong via Email: manilayk@gmail.com

FOR MORE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Tournament Director, Nik Sinphoune via Email: nik.sinphoune@gmail.com

We hope you can join us!


Mani Khamsyvoravong

Laotian Community Center of RI

Marketing & Communications Director


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Roger Williams University Seeks Art Instructors

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Job Description:

For the Academic Year 2011-12, Roger Williams University is seeking adjunct faculty to teach in the following areas:

 VARTS 101 Foundations of Drawing
- VARTS 201 Drawing the Figure
- VARTS 231 Foundations of Sculpture
- VARTS 281 Foundations of Painting: Color and Design
- VARTS 381 Figure Painting
- VARTS 392 Mixed Media
- VARTS 361 Introduction to Digital Media
- VARTS 430 Special Topics in Visual Art

Go to: http://rwu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=25744

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

- Share a 500 Sq foot office space with documentary filmmaker
- 3rd Floor of 560 Mineral Spring Ave Mill building,
- Quiet, spacious, sunny, with 15-foot ceilings
- Southern facing with huge windows
- Conference table and white board
- Heat & Electric Included
- Optional shared WIFI
- Right off 95 with lots of parking

Perfect for a freelance professional looking to get out of the house!
Wonderful thriving mill community environment with diverse group of
artists, graphic designers, web developers, architects and other small

Rent: $220 per month
Available: August 1

For more information, email: info@bigorangefilms.com

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Sound Session Seeks Volunteers

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Be a Part of Sound Session 2011
Sound Session 2011
Multi-genre music festival Providence Sound Session will continue into its eighth year July 8 to 10, under new leadership from Providence Inner City Arts. The weekend will feature a packed schedule of performances by Bobby Sanabria and Ascensión, Stephen Marley and Ghetto Youths Crew, Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa and Providence’s own AS220 Criss Cross Orchestra.
Sound Session 2011
July 8 – 10, 2011

Providence’s hottest summer concert needs your help. If you are interested in lending a hand, having a great time, and enjoying some great music please e-mail the PICA team at soundsession2011@gmail.com.


We will need volunteers for a variety of jobs including; hospitality, bar support, information disseminator, wrist band applicator,clean up,set up and more! 

Volunteer Orientation/Training will take place on Thursday June 30, 2011 from 5pm – 7pm at Roots Cafe (276 Westminster St. Providence, RI).


This is great opportunity to be a part of one of the summer’s hottest events! Don’t miss out!
For more information, visit SoundSession.org!



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Call to all Native American Artists in the Northeast region

Monday, June 27th, 2011

 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) Presents 2011 First Annual State Native American Art Exhibit

We are pleased to announce the 2011 First Annual State Native American Art Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery.  This month long exhibit will showcase the work of our Native American artists in this region and is part of the New Visions/ New Curators Series.

RISCA encourages the development of new curators and gallery directors of color by providing mentorship and opportunities to curate exhibits at the Atrium Gallery. This year’s New Visions/New Curator series will feature Native American Artist Allen Hazard as the Curator/ Juror of the First Annual State Native American Art Exhibit who will select the artwork that best describes the Native American intertribal artistic expression.

                        Exhibition Dates: July 11, 2011 – August 5, 2011

                              Guest Juror/Curator: Allen Hazard, artist

                              Opening Reception: Thursday July 21, 2011 6:00pm – 8:30pm
                              Drop off Artwork: Saturday July 9, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
                              Pickup Artwork: Saturday August 6, 2011 from 10:00am – 12:00pm

                              Location: Atrium Gallery, One Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908

                              Deadline for Submissions: July 1, 2011

                              Send 300 dpi jpeg images to Elena.Patino@arts.ri.gov


The Atrium Gallery was developed to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with community artists and arts organizations from across the state. We are now looking to showcase the talent of the Native American Artistic community.

For more information please contact Elena Calderón-Patiño, Atrium Gallery Director

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 1 Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI, 02908


Phone: (401) 222-6996

Web: www.arts.ri.gov

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WGBH Seeks Music Director (Boston)

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Music Director [Radio] (Boston)


Position Information

Job Requisition # Date Opened Posting Title
P-0635 6/14/2011 Music Director
Position Type Department
Management, Full Time, Project Contract Radio



Department Overview

Radio Programming is responsible for content, production, promotion and staffing for WGBH’s all classical services on air, on line, and in the community. The department develops and produces local programming, specials and series, as well as national and international initiatives and partnerships.
 Position Overview
The Music Director for WGBH’s Classical Service is responsible for auditioning, selecting, and programming musical selections for the 99.5 All Classical radio service, as well as for the classical internet streams found on wgbh.org and on mobile-delivery devices. The Music Director shall perform these tasks at the behest of the Managing Director for Classical Services, and shall also act to help establish standards of tone, style, methodology, and research, production, and overall best practices for all WGBH Classical on-air and production staff to emulate. The Music Director shall also perform airshift duties as assigned. In addition, s/he will oversee the implementation and operation of classical programming software and related systems. Duties include entry of data, working with software suppliers, and programming of classical dayparts as assigned. In addition, the Music Director will supervise the documentation and data entry of WGBH’s classical archival sound recordings. The Music Director shall supervise on-air and production staff at the behest of the Managing Director. Responsible for maintaining a working environment that leverages the potential and diversity of the department’s entire staff. Provide direction and leadership in such a way as to nurture, create and maintain an environment that is (1) free from discrimination, intolerance and harassment and (2) provides employees with equal access to opportunities for growth and advancement including professional development whenever possible.

Skills Required

The Music Director needs to be thoroughly versed and knowledgeable in the field of Classical Music, and know how to apply that expertise to programming classical music services with high appeal. Knowledge of Music Master and/or other music-programming software, as well as a thorough understanding of general classical-music programming skills is essential. The Music Director must also be an appealing on-air presenter of classical music. Digital music editing and audio production experience required; knowledge of the classical-music recording industry and arts-management fields strongly preferred. Management and supervisory experience preferred.

Educational Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

Go to http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm

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Calling all Artists for the City Art Festival

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Where: Biltmore Park and Skating Rink

Providence, RI

When: August 6th, 2011

10am to 5pm

Artist Apply: www.festivalfete.com

Festival Fete presents the City Art Festival in Providence, RI. In conjuction with the Rock n Roll Marathon, Providence will host over 100 artists plus street performers, children’s activities, and festivities for a full day of fun. The Rock n Roll Marathon is expected to bring over 10,000 people to Providence for the weekend.

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 July 10th.

There will be a limit to artists within any given category. Exhibit space provided will be approximately 10’x10’. No electricity will be provided All exhibits must be professionally presented. Please, be prepared to bring your own tent. All participants must provide a valid RI Sales Tax Permit on the show date or you may purchase a temporary permit at the show.

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Watercolor: Simple, Fast, and Focused
Dates:  August 22-26, 2011
Hours: 9:30am-4pm
Price:  $550 members; $650 non-members  –  price includes lunch
Limited to 20 students

Watercolor: Simple, Fast and Focused
This five-day, indoor and outdoor on location (weather permitting)
watercolor workshop, painting landscapes and people in landscapes, will
reflect the title of Mel Stabin’s book, Watercolor: Simple, Fast and
Focused.  Emphasis will be on design principles with the objective of
building strong paintings by seeing and thinking simply, painting quickly
and energetically, and focusing on the “idea” of the painting. Mel paints in
a loose, representational style. Design, composition, and color/value
relationships will be discussed throughout.  The workshop includes daily
demonstrations with a step-by-step simply explanation of solutions to every
problem presented by the subject, personal instruction, and critiques.  The
class is designed for beginners to advanced painters.  Mel Stabin, AWS, NWS,
an internationally known teacher, author, and award-winning watercolorist,
creates a casual, friendly atmosphere allowing an easy, open dialogue with
his students making each workshop a joyful experience.

For more information about Mel Stabin, visit <http://www.melstabin.com/>

Mel Stabin was named one of the “Top Ten Watercolor Masters of Today” on the
new art website called artmatch4U:

REGISTRATION INFO:  Please call Angel Dean at 331-1114 ext 16 or e-mail

The cost includes a non-refundable registration fee of $25.

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Creative Impact Series Exhibition – Call to Artists

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

We are pleased to announce the 2011 First Annual State Creative Impact Series Exhibition.
The six week long curated exhibit celebrates cultural diversity in our
communities. As part of the Creative Impact New Vision/ New CuratorsSeries,
juror and curator, DonnaMaria Bruton will select artwork that best describes and
fits the theme of the exhibit.  There is no entry fee for submitting your work.

Featuring Guest Cuban Artist Reynier Ferrer, to view Reynier’s work visit:

Exhibition dates: August 8th to Sept. 30, 2011
Guest Juror/Curator: DonnaMaria Bruton, artist
Delivery Dates: Sat., August 6, 2011 10:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
One Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI 02908
Opening Reception: September 22 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Pickup of Work: October 1, 2011 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

To be considered for exhibit, please send your artwork in jpeg format to:
Elena Calderón-Patiño
Community Arts Program Director
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
1 Capitol Hill, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI, 02908
Phone: (401) 222-6996
Fax: (401) 222-3018
Web: www.arts.ri.gov

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digital photography workshop at Tiverton 4 Corners

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Gallery 4 at Tiverton Four Corners is proud to present two digital photography workshops with acclaimed photographer, James Robbins.  These workshops will be offered on July 16th and August 20th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Gallery 4 ~ 3848 Main Road, Tiverton, RI.

Workshop subjects will include: Composition, Subject Choice, Camera Operation, as well as an “Open Questions” segment.  Participants are encouraged to bring in their cameras for discussion as well as submit any specific questions or photos for review (photo requirements available on gallery4tiverton.com).  Please submit one week before hand via email to James Robbins, jsrobbins@lightandshadows.com. Visit Gallery4Tiverton.com for all information.

A Copley Artist and President of The Copley Society Board of Governors, James Robbins began his art studies as a studio painter in college.  About 10 years ago, he returned to his art, this time working as a photographer.  Photography, states Robbins, “…offers me an opportunity to walk the edge of myself and risk discovering the hidden places of spirit and meaning which only now in my life do I begin to long for.  It is my belief that such exploration is life’s most precious offering.  When I am working, all sweat and noise and chaos, there are moments when I am aware of unspoken changes.”  Cate McQuaid, prominent Boston Globe Arts Critic, has commented, “His photos seduce with their saturated tones, intimate close-ups and intelligent composition”.

Mr. Robbins work is collected throughout the United States and Internationally.  His public portfolio maybe seen at www.lightandshadows.com

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In And Out Of The Box

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Concept: The ebb and flow of consumerism initiated the decline of shopping in person at big box/warehouse stores and the rise of the virtual/mail order shopping experience.  As a result of this shift, there has naturally been a rise in the number of boxes being sent around the world from retailer to buyer.  Additionally, the experience of packaging, sealing, opening, and unwrapping has exponentially grown.  In And Out Of The Box invites imaginative makers to explore this unfolding cultural phenomenon. This show will address the nature of “boxing”: packing, sending, delivering, receiving, etc. All boxes and packaging material will be displayed in this exhibit, as we strive to make the process of the delivery a focus of the show.

Juror: Dina Deitsch, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 27th, 2011


Exhibition Dates: July 9th, 2011 – August 13th, 2011


Opening Reception: July 9th, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Eligibility: This is a national juried 3-D mail exhibition for works in all media that are delivered to the gallery in the specified box.


Entry Fee: $20

Guideline For Entries: All submissions to In And Out Of The Box must be delivered to the gallery in a USPS medium flat rate box sized 11” x 8.5” x 5.5”.  This box will ship any content up to 70lbs for a flat rate of $10.95.


Notification Of Acceptance: Hera Gallery will contact artists as soon as possible regarding the inclusion of their artwork into In And Out Of The Box.  Artwork not selected for the show will be remitted to the artist immediately.

Insurance: Although the utmost care will be taken in handling your work, Hera Gallery assumes no responsibility for damage, loss, or theft.  Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Photography/Publicity: Hera Gallery reserves the right to photograph work for publicity.  By entering this exhibition, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, certain personal information, and artwork in any publicity material or documentation developed for the exhibition.


Return Shipping: Artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping containers.  Artist must include prepaid return shipping certificate valid for the flat rate box that work is mailed in.


Sales Commission: Hera Gallery retains a 25% sales commission


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2011 Pawtucket Arts Festival Seeking Artists, Artisans & Crafters

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011


Pawtucket, RI, June 21, 2011 – The Pawtucket Arts Festival now in its 13th year –is a citywide showcase of visual and performing arts, interactive workshops, cultural celebrations, film and live music. This three-weekend festival includes music, food, art exhibits, film, theatre and dance performances throughout the city. A juried festival will be open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 10 & Sunday, Sept. 11 in downtown Pawtucket from 12pm-5pm.  The Slater Park weekend will be open to crafters, as well as artisans, subject to review on Saturday, Sept. 17 & Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10am-5pm. Vendor applications and artist submissions will be reviewed and/or juried, with location and placement of artists and vendors based on suitability and skill level, applications will be accepted until August 15th and are available on the website, www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.

The Pawtucket Arts Festival traditionally attracts over 20,000 people to the city; admission to most of our arts events is free to the public.   This year we are welcoming artist vendors to sell their merchandise – such as photography, jewelry, oil/acrylics/watercolor, woodworking, hand-made woven articles, kid’s arts and crafts at several of our premier events.  In addition, there will be several artist demonstrations by Dew Claw Studios, who will provide an interactive raku firing (pottery) display and the RI Woodworkers.   

Be a part of one of the region’s largest arts festivals and experience a true New England affair!

For more information, please contact Pat Zacks, Program Committee Chair, at 401-273-5367,

or email psz333@aol.com .

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Call To Artists: The Art Transformer Project

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
Artists Enhance Utility Boxes in City Neighborhoods

Mayor Angel Taveras and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite artists to integrate art into existing civic architecture to increase cultural participation and provoke public engagement in Neighborhood Market areas.

Project Overview
The Art Transformer Project, organized by the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, is geared towards the recognition and celebration of local artists. Artists are asked to paint City of Providence utility boxes with original designs. Once professionally painted, these utility boxes in neighborhood business districts will contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the urban streetscape and deter graffiti.


  • Artists must live in or have permanent office or studio space in the City of Providence.
  • Artists must be 18 or older.
  • Up to 3 designs by each Providence artist will be considered.
  • Selections will be made by a jury appointed by the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism composed of city and community representatives.
  • Submissions will be kept on file for future consideration.
  • Artists will be notified if and when their designs are selected.
  • Proposals are due by 4:00pm on August 1, 2011.

Participating Providence artists will receive a $350 stipend from the Providence Economic Development Partnership upon completion of their box. Artists are responsible for the cost of all materials required to complete and protect their artwork.

To download the RFP go to http://cityof.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism/call-to-artists-the-art-transformer-project

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Volunteers Needed For Foo Fest

Monday, June 20th, 2011

On Saturday, August 13th, AS220 will host Foo Fest 2011. The 12 hour Fest
features 22 musical performances on two stages (indoor and outdoor),
interactive art installations, homemade games, dancing and local eats.

In order to pull this off, we need volunteers throughout the day! This is
a great opportunity to experience first hand what makes Foo Fest a success
year after year. Volunteer shifts are available from 9am-3am and cover
every spect of Foo: set-up, entry/exit, info booth, runners, clean-up,
etc. We are also in need of people who are capable of leading several
volunteers for a few hours and volunteers with TIPS certification.

You will be rewarded with free admission and a drink ticket!

Please contact Foo_volunteer@as220.org and let us know what you can do.

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Sidy Maiga drum classes

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Sidy is moving his drumming classes from

Sundays to Thursday at 7pm at CareNet in Providence. Tell your

friends! Invite your families! Come on down and play with us!

Where: 433 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI

When: Thursdays 7 to 8 pm

How much? $15

Drop in any time.

Sidy is moving his drumming classes from

Sundays to Thursday at 7pm at CareNet in Providence. Tell your

friends! Invite your families! Come on down and play with us!

Where: 433 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI

When: Thursdays 7 to 8 pm

How much? $15

Drop in any time.

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George Kent to retire as Chorus of Westerly conductor

Friday, June 17th, 2011

George Kent, the founder and artistic director of the Chorus of Westerly, announced his retirement to the Chorus at its annual meeting last night in Westerly.  He will retire effective at the end of the ensemble’s 53rd concert season in June 2012.

According to the press release of his announcement:

[Kent] founded the Chorus of Westerly in 1959 at the age of 21. His purpose in founding the Chorus was to create an organization where area residents, and in particular children, would have the opportunity to sing and perform the great works of music. During his fifty-two years as music director, the Chorus of Westerly developed into one of New England’s most prestigious, respected, and acclaimed performing arts ensembles. The Chorus grew during Mr. Kent’s tenure from a group of 50 singers to an organization of over 190 that now presents an extensive concert season with two classical concert series, a Christmas Pops concert series, the much loved A Celebration of Twelfth Night, and Summer Pops in Wilcox Park. Over 30,000 people now attend Chorus of Westerly events annually.

Congratulations to George and best wishes to all our friends at the Chorus of Westerly.

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Creative Arts For Kids Seeks Art Teachers

Thursday, June 16th, 2011


Creative Arts For Kids
25 Woburn Street
Reading, MA 01867



Eastern Massachusetts 






Creative Arts, a not-for-profit community art school in Reading, is looking to hire part-time energetic, organized, and creative art instructors experienced in teaching fine arts programs to children and teens. Creative Arts provides a variety of fine arts programmings for children (ages 2.9-11) and teens (ages 12-18) ranging from drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, decorative arts, fabric, graphic arts & illustration, pottery and sculpture, etc. We are also open to programming suggestions. 


Candidates should have excellent communication skills, be punctual, prepared, creative, work within the budget fluctuations of a small non-profit community arts school, and be able to communicate with parents. Experience in the fields of Fine Arts and education preferred; must like working and teaching young children. Bachelor’s Degree a must. Starting pay based on education and experience. 


How To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter detailing your teaching and artistic experience, along with pictures or link to your work via website. Candidates asked to interview should prepare to teach a 10 min lesson, along with lesson plans for a sample class and a portfolio of work. Please send resume and cover letter to: Victoria Smith Education & Outreach Coordinator Creative Arts 25 Woburn Street, Reading, MA 01867 Victoria@creativeartsforall.org 


Apply by:


Starting Salary: $24 



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AS220 Seeks Full Time Program Director

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

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 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 including the Foo Fest, the AS220 Youth Studio, and on-going operation of several “Cottage Industries”, which includes AS220 Photo, the Printshop and AS220 Labs.  AS220 owns and manages three buildings in downtown Providence that house about 50 artists, a handful of commercial tenants, and provide individual and collaborative work spaces, galleries and venues as well as an AS220 owned and operated bar and restaurant.  The FY2011 operating budget of AS220 and related for-profit entities is approximately $2.6 million.

Prospective candidates should spend some time on our web site, www.as220.org before applying.
The Program Director primary role is to book and oversee the activities of AS220’s performance space. The PD works closely with the Communications Director on publicizing events and with the Bar Manager on daily operations. The PD supervises and works closely with the Full-Time Production Manager, who in turn oversees 2-3 part time house/sound staff.

Specific duties include:

Booking: The AS220 mission mandates that any artist from RI will get a chance to perform here. The PD is responsible for implementing this mandate and balancing the schedule with new and challenging work from outside of the state that may not otherwise be seen here. The PD evaluates existing programs and initiates new programming in response to community needs. See the calendar to better understand current programming. http://as220.org/calendar.html We typically receive as many as 100 requests per week, at least 30% are local acts.

Maintaining the Calendar: An integral part of booking is collecting raw material and making sure that it gets compiled into press releases, print, and web calendars.

Oversee equipment maintenance and upgrade: The PD is responsible for making sure that the PA, lighting and A/V equipment at the performance space are in safe working order. The PD is also responsible for equipment planning and bidding when necessary.

Artist communication: The PD communicates with performing artists, including the negotiations for contracts and hospitality riders.

Programming special events: The PD is responsible for booking and coordinating artists for special events such as the annual summer festival, Foo Fest. http://www.as220.org/FooFest/foo.html

Ability to explain the AS220 mission statement and uphold the mission statement in booking the performance space is a MUST.

An ideal candidate will:

Have an interest and knowledge of diverse types of music and diverse communities of people.

Be able to deal with high maintenance performers and remain calm when communicating with difficult personalities. Be able to treat everyone with respect.

Have previous experience working with performers and playing music in a band that has toured.

Connections to performers in RI and beyond that can be utilized when booking special events

Experience organizing and running an event, negotiating large and small contracts, and the ability to manage 30-50 bookings each month

Be organized and be attentive to detail. There is a lot of information to keep track of, organize and communicate effectively.

Be familiar with musical equipment and PA equipment in order to performers’ needs and communicate about what we can accommodate. Have or acquire the technical know how to set up additional PA equipment for special events.

Be self-motivated about acquiring the technical skills necessary or valuable in the position.

Be able to coordinate promotion. This may include social networking, creating editorial content for emails or the website, coordinating posters and/or volunteers to hang them, ticket giveaways and the like.


AS220 has an “equal pay” policy; all full-time staff receive an annual salary of $33,280 as well as medical benefits. Vacation time is offered, along with opportunities for professional development.

Please submit a resume and cover letter in person or by mail before 6pm Friday, June 24th to:

AS220, Attn: Jobs

95 Mathewson St, Unit 204

Providence, RI 02903

Or email you application to:


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