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Congressman Cicilline speaks out in support of federal arts funding

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Our thanks to Congressman David Cicilline (RI Congressional District 1) for his strong statement in support of federal funding for the arts – and for the National Endowment for the Arts – during the recent House debate on the NEA’s budget. As Mayor of Providence Congressman Cicilline was a champion of the role the arts play in community vitality and economic development. As a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives he continues to be a leader in promoting the role the arts play in our state and nation.

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Help Wanted at RISD: Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Job Title: Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow
Organization: Rhode Island School of Design
Location: Providence, RI 02903

Job Description
The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design is pleased to announce a fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding junior scholar who wishes to pursue a curatorial career. The Mellon Fellow will be fully integrated into the Museum’s Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. The Fellow will have access to the museum collections and research libraries in the region and will enjoy all the professional privileges of the museum’s
staff. The Fellow will be expected to participate in strengthening the Museum’s engagement with the academic curricula at Brown University and RISD.

Core Activities
Become familiar with the collection’s 24,000 works on paper and undertake research in area of expertise. Supervise the Museum’s active study room for prints, drawings, and photographs. Assist with departmental exhibitions, catalogue new acquisitions, give regular presentations to classes and gallery talks, answer queries about the collection, and interact with scholars, students and the public on matters concerning the collection. Work with the two department curators to help develop collaboration with faculty at RISD and Brown University to encourage greater use of the collection in classes and individual study. In collaboration with a faculty member from
Brown and/or RISD, propose an exhibition and publication to be presented in the third year. Travel with the department’s curators to explore potential acquisitions, and to attend scholarly conferences and relevant exhibitions. Assist with management of day to day departmental activities as assigned.

Ph.D. (or ABD) or equivalent in Art History or closely related field, with demonstrated interest in and knowledge of the history of the graphic arts. Strong communication skills and museum or teaching experience are essential. Knowledge of a European language is highly desirable.

The Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow is a three-year fellowship. The Fellow receives an
annual salary plus benefits and travel and research funds.

How to Apply
Application and Deadline
For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit http://www.risd.edu/jobs.
Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.
Candidates who submit their materials by September 1, 2011 will be assured full consideration.
A complete application will consist of:
-A letter of interest
-A curriculum vitae
-A statement describing the applicant’s area of research and potential relationship to the
museum’s collections
-A copy of a published paper or a writing sample
-The names and contact information for three professional references
-Three letters of recommendation (academic)

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Texas A&M University Sculpture Commission Competition

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The University Art Galleries Department is now accepting entries from professional artists to create a permanent sculpture to be housed in the Memorial Student Center (MSC) on the campus of Texas A&M University. The commission awarded to the selected artist will total $350,000. The MSC is currently undergoing a major renovation (updates about MSC renovation on http://ourmsc.tamu.edu). The installation of this sculpture will be the capstone to the entire project and is planned to coincide with the ceremonial opening of the building in September.

Selection Process
The call for artists is Phase One of the commissioning process. In this phase, the artists need to send a resume that reflects their ability to handle a project of this size along with representative images of their previous work. On the basis of the received applications, three finalists will be selected by the jury to move on to Phase Two. In Phase Two, the three finalists will receive $4,000 each to visit the College Station campus, review the site, and produce a maquette of their proposed suspended sculptural installation. If the maquette design is approved and accepted by the university, a standard contract for commissioning of artwork will be made between the university and the artist.

Sculpture Proposals
Sculpture proposals are not limited in style or medium. There is no theme for this site-specific competition. Instead artists are asked to review the architectural design of the building as a whole and propose something that will foster the vision of the MSC as a vibrant and welcoming place for students and reflect the MSC’s role as the gateway to campus.

Twelfth Man Hall in 3-story void near stairwell outside Stark Galleries.

Images of the site are provided in the following links:
•Image 1 of the site location
•Image 2 of the site location
•Image 3 of the site location
•Image 4 of the site location

Architectural rendering of the site location is provided in the links below:
•Architectural rendering 1 of the site location
•Architectural rendering2 of the site location

The architectural design of the area incorporates support for a suspended object of up to 3,000 lbs as well as 110V power locations for future lighting of the sculpture. There is also 220V power and data cable available at the suspension point.

Artists should submit their resume and images of previous work no later than October 16, 2011 by 11:59:00 p.m. CDT. The three finalists will be announced no later than November 4, 2011 by 12:00 pm CDT. The names of the three finalists will be updated on this website and they would be contacted by the following week with more details about the Phase Two.

The competition is open to U.S. artists, working independently or as a collaborative group.

Contact Info
For inquiries about sculpture commission competition, call us on (979)845-8501.

Anticipated Competition Schedule
Call for Artists August 1 2011
Deadline for Applications October 16, 2011
Announcement of Finalists No later than November 4, 2011
Presentation of Maquettes to Jury Early February 2012
Commission Award No later than February 10, 2012
Installation of Sculpture Last week of August/First week of September 2012

Application Process
The application process is online. Application process is FREE. Upload your resume along with three images of previous work and complete the web form.

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Friday, July 29th, 2011

Individual artists, cultural organizations, community groups and nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply to be part of Bright Night Providence, Rhode Island’s largest New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Bright Night is an artist-run arts oriented New Year’s Eve Celebration that features some of Rhode Island’s best musicians, actors, singers, dancers, storytellers, acrobats, magicians, visual artists, and clowns. Last year, over 40 groups performed, featuring over 150 performers on 15 stages. This year will be the ninth year of the festival.

Commissioned Bright Night artists will be paid for their work and have the chance to use downtown Providence as their canvas. Proposals from artists of all types – theater performers, storytellers, musicians, filmmakers, visual and large installations artists, performance artists, dancers, digital media artists and spoken-word performers – are sought. Artists are encouraged to be adventurous, try new forms and further their own creative processes.

The deadline for submission is September 1, 2011. Applications will be accepted late, but earlier submissions are given preference. Preference is also given to local artists, although no one will be excluded due to geography alone. The application is available online at http://www.brightnight.org/perform.html

For more information visit http://www.brightnight.org, or call festival director Adam Gertsacov at 401-351-2596

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Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We’ve extended the deadline for submitting proposals for the New England
Consortium of Teaching Artist Professionals (NECAP) annual “Widening the
Circle” conference to August 8. We hope to hear from you if you would like
to lead or facilitate a session. Nontraditional formats welcome!

The theme of this year’s conference, set for Thursday, September 22 in
Dover, NH, is “Meet Me at the River: Teaching Artists and the Natural
World.” We”ll be focusing on the ways teaching aritsts are inspired by and
incorporate the natural environment in their work, and on how we can
further develop our regional ecology of teaching artists.

Paul Winter, the wonderful and inspiring musician, composer and explorer of
the world’s musical traditions — and founder of Living Music and the Paul
Winter Consort — will be our keynote.

Go to our website, artisteducators.org, to download the RFP. Email
necap@aannh.org or call 603-323-7302 if you have any questions.

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InterLink Facility Wins Award

Thursday, July 28th, 2011


Rhode Island Airport Corporation, Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Commended for Innovation Efforts to Further Multi-Modalism

June 7, 2011 – Rhode Island’s InterLink transportation hub is the recipient of the America’s Transportation Award in the Innovative Management Category. This regional transportation award is sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The project is being praised for its forward thinking approaches to transportation connections.

“We are proud to be recognized for our collaborative efforts to bring the InterLink transportation hub online. The connection across the various modes of transportation gives commuters and travelers more convenient options, and in addition, has a positive environmental impact to both the local and state roadways,” said Kevin A. Dillon, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.

Designed for its ease of travel, the $267 million InterLink transportation hub connects MBTA commuter rail service, intercity bus service, a consolidated rental car facility, and a 1,200 foot enclosed skywalk to T. F. Green Airport. It is just minutes away from the capital city of Providence, Rhode Island. The InterLink, formerly known as the Intermodal Facility, opened on October 27, 2010, and commuter rail service commenced in December 2010. When Wickford Junction opens in 2012, train service will extend to North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and the number and frequency of train trips will increase.

“We are honored to receive this award along with our partners at the Rhode Island Airport Corporation,” RIDOT Director Michael P. Lewis said. “Bringing this project together was truly a team effort, and this facility will be a key asset in our State’s economic recovery.”

A regional award winner, the InterLink will now be judged against nine other outstanding transportation projects, all eligible for national awards.

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Old Slater Mill Association Seeks Tour Guide

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Job Title: Tour Guide
Organization: Old Slater Mill Association
Location: Pawtucket, RI
Start Date:
Part Time

Job Description
The Slater Mill is a nationally recognized AAM accredited National Historic Landmark that preserves, interprets and researches the birthplace of Industrialization in America for the benefit of all.

Interpretive staff plays an integral role at Slater Mill by providing high quality, relevant experiences designed to educate, entertain and inspire. Interpreters welcome visitors and present the programs and services the museum offers to the public. As representatives of the Slater Mill, interpreters provide the best possible customer service to the visiting public.

Interpreters conduct programs including guided tours, outreach programs, and demonstrations for visitors of all ages. They assist in other programs such as site rentals, exhibit openings, festivals and fundraising events. Interpreters also participate actively in staff training programs in order to expand and strengthen their interpretive skills.

Interpreters provide accurate information relevant to the major themes of the site’s history and conduct demonstrations that include flax processing, spinning, weaving, hearth cooking, and operate various machine tools and textile machines. Interpreters help ensure the safety of the visiting public and assist in providing security on museum grounds.

Interpretive staff should be available to work on evenings and weekends both on and off site. While on duty, interpreters wear costumes representing early 19th century dress. Interpreters are occasionally required to stand and speak for extended periods of time. The position of Interpreter is part time and hours of work are seasonal, based on the museum’s hours of operation.

How to Apply
Old Slater Mill Association
P.O.Box 696
Pawtucket, RI 02860

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YMCA of Greater Providence Seeks Dance Coordinator and Arts & Humanities Program Director

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Job Title: Dance Coordinator
Organization: YMCA of Greater Providence
Location: West Bay
Start Date: TBD
Part Time

Job Description
The West Bay YMCA is looking for a Dance Coordinator to join our team!
Provide quality program classes that teach participants the terminology and technique associated with specific styles of dance, such as ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, ballroom, belly dance, etc.

• Develop and provide a well rounded Dance program to meet the established needs of members and the community.
• In conjunction with Program Director; hire, train and evaluate dance instructors.
• Work with Program Director to ensure news releases, flyers and other promotions get distributed to the community.
• Remain up to date on current programs and facility schedules to provide enhanced member satisfaction
• Appropriately provide and implement classes in accordance with National and State standards and guidelines
• Report accidents and injuries as well as complete accident reports
• Role model core values of: Respect, Honesty, Caring and Responsibility with members and staff
• Continually enhance professional development through additional workshops, educational courses and/or appropriate reading material
• Maintain accurate participant records/attendance
• Instruct age-appropriate classes using age-appropriate music
• Responsible for choreography of routines within class
• Attendance at special performance events during the year, i.e. Spirit Day and Annual Recital

Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community. Certified by or Member of a nationally recognized Dance Organization, i.e. Dance Educators of America, Dance Masters of America, etc.

Associate’s degree in related field preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous supervisory experience preferred.

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter highlighting experience and commitment to working at the Y to Amanda Kelly, akelly@gpymca.org

Subject: Arts & Humanities Program Director | YMCA of Greater Providence

Job Title: Arts & Humanities Program Director
Organization: YMCA of Greater Providence
Location: West Bay
Salary: TBD
Start Date: TBD
Full Time

Job Description
The West Bay YMCA is looking for an Arts & Humanities Program Director! The Program Director shall be responsible for the development, administration, supervision and membership service delivery of all Arts and Humanities Programs. This position’s primary focus is on providing leadership for Mission-based program development and implementation – focusing on high quality and quantity.
- Develop and manage all Arts & Humanities Programs. Provides leadership to creative program development to focus on youth, teens and families designed to support community needs
- Prepares the annual income and expense budget for department. Administers the budget and exercises necessary controls to assure operations are carried out in a balanced fiscal position.
- Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates all staff relative to program responsibilities. Insures that all new and existing employees receive all necessary training and orientations as mandated by each position and monitors the adherences of all program staff to job requirements. Conducts all appropriate staff trainings and meetings. Develops annual operating goals and objectives in conjunction with supervisor.
- Ensures that all program operation is consistent with Association procedures, including insurance, accidents, purchasing, personnel and accounting systems. Maintains appropriate records and logs for all program responsibilities. Maintains proper care and inventory of all related program equipment and supplies.
- Represents the YMCA in the community through an assigned service organization. Work in collaboration with others to extend the YMCA into the community, researching opportunities and funding sources. Be willing to participate in activities that lead to community involvement.
- Serves as a member of the Management Leadership team of the West Bay Family YMCA Star team of the YMCA of Greater Providence and other teams as assigned. Participates accordingly in such projects as assigned as well as facilities supervision, staff training and meetings, teams and special events.
Completion of YMCA program-specific certifications. This position requires the ability to make decisions, which adhere to the purpose, mission and goals of the YMCA. Effective Relationship Building skills are critical to the success of this position.
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent. This position requires experience in planning, organizing and directing a variety of programs and services. One to two years related experience preferred. The incumbent must have experience in recruiting, training and supervision of volunteers and staff and must possess skills in program development and fiscal management. Preferred background in dance. Focus to include Tap, ballet, jazz and hip hop.

How to Apply
Please send resume and cover letter highlighting experience and commitment to working at the Y to Amanda Kelly, akelly@gpymca.org

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Reinvigorate and Reconnect—A Dance Teacher Training Workshop

Monday, July 25th, 2011

This Dance Teacher workshop will explore movement technique, vocabulary and choreographic tools over 2 days (Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5). The philosophy of the 2-day training is that every teacher needs to reinvigorate and reconnect with their body, their movement and their creative process. As a teaching artist, I am ALWAYS reinvesting in how and why I am… moving. In doing so, I am deepening and honing how I craft my dances, train my dancers, and clean the performance aesthetic of my dance and dancers. This 2-day workshop will help you reinvigorate and reconnect!

This 2-day workshop dives into the fundamentals of modern dance and how it relates to lyric, ballet, and contemporary dance. You walk away with:

• New Moves
• Creative Tools for choreography
• Transitions and Floor patterns
• Heightened training/awareness for cleaning and executing dance moves

Day 1 (Thur Aug 4):
9a – 11a
Modern Technique class
11:15a – 1p
Choreography/Composition Workshop

Day 2 (Fri Aug 5):
9a – 11a
Composition Workshop
11:15a – 1p
Dance Lab

Location: Dance Studio of Braintree, 435 Washington St. Braintree , MA 02814

Fees: $40/day or $60/both days—contact Nathan Andary for more details @ andarydance@hotmail.com OR CALL 401-743-9172.

Nathan Andary: is a Teaching Fellow pursuing his MFA in Dance at the University of Maryland, and received his BFA in Dance from Ohio University and certification as a movement analyst of Laban in New York City. He is an experimental artist and a two-time recipient of the prestigious Merit Award for Choreography from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). He founded and developed Rhode Island’s “Frazier Festival” that highlights local and regional movement artists and created the Independent Performance Network. Nathan toured for NYC based Pearson + Widrig, and performed for renowned contemporary choreographers Liz Lerman and the Dance Exchange, Katsura Kan, the Salt Creek Ballet Company, and Fusionworks Repertory Dance Co. He tours his work to Bosnia in the fall of 2011 to be highlighted in the Sarajevo International Dance Festival. His choreography has been presented at the Kennedy Center, notable theaters in NYC, in contemporary art museums, dance festivals, and universities along the East Coast receiving funding from Toyota, Massachusetts Cultural Council, NG Systems. Nathan is a master teacher and adjudicator and has taught dance technique, dance history, and choreography for the Univ. of Maryland, Ohio University, Rhode Island School of Design, Boston University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, and University of Rhode Island. Visit www.andarydance.org for more details on Nathan or Andary Dance.

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Happy Birthday, ADA!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Claire, Hannah and I went to the Roots Cafe in DownCity Providence last night to join Jeannine Chartier – the intrepid director of VSA arts of Rhode Island – and a bunch of other folks for a birthday party for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark legislation has helped to provide access and equality for literally millions of Americans with disabilities, and has written new chapters in the ongoing struggle to provide access for all Americans to what this country has to offer.


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ScriptBiz Screenwriters’ Workshop

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Attention screenwriters! The Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival will be holding its annual ScriptBiz Screenwriters’ Workshop (now in its 11th year) on Wednesday, Aug. 10th at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Providence.

For an entry fee of only $85, emerging screenwriters can hone their skills by interacting with and learning from seasoned industry professionals. This year’s theme, “From Page to Screen,” takes screenwriters through the entire screenwriting process, with panel discussions on the ins and outs of writing a script and the business aspects of getting a script into production, as well as a special workshop on “pitching your script.”

Featured panelists include screenwriter and author Nick Iandolo, filmmaker and Academy Award nominee Reshad Kulenovic, award-winning filmmaker and entertainment attorney Andrew Lund, award-winning playwright and screenwriter Buzz McGlaughlin, screenwriter, producer and Emmy nominee Dana Biscotti Myskowski, and award-winning screenwriter Chris Sparling. The program will also feature the winners of last year’s RIIFF Screenplay Competition: screenwriter and author William J. Torgerson and screenwriter and actor John Woodard.

The daylong workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. For applications and more information go to: RIFilmFest.org.


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Social media and the ‘net provide new ways to engage, involve audiences

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

John Killacky, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT

One of the highlights of my attendance at the recent summer board meeting of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) was a talk by my friend John Killacky, who currently runs the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont.  John has for many years been “the smartest guy in the room”, particularly where new and innovative directions for the arts were concerned.

The smartest thing I did was to record John’s talk.  While the whole hour-plus session is a little too big to post, I did excerpt several sections to give you a taste of what he was conveying.  If you’re interested in the whole thing drop me a line at randall.rosenbaum@arts.ri.gov and I’ll try to find a way to get it to you.

Anyway, John’s talk was about how we as arts producers and presenters need to understand and embrace the way people nowadays use social media and the Internet — through a variety of means, including tools like smartphones — to engage with the arts.  This is particularly important, since many arts organizations look at new media simply from a marketing perspective.  It’s so easy for us to use Facebook and Twitter as ways to promote our events.  It’s harder to understand their use as an exciting new way to engage audiences, and to make them more committed to the work and to the organization.

So, here’s some of what John shared with us.  First on the point that “it’s not about pushing [information] out using Facebook, it’s about pulling people in…”

I continue to be surprised by how pervasive Internet use is, and how many people use social media as a principle means of communication and arts participation

If the Internet is a way for people to engage with the arts (and commit to an arts organization that permits that level of engagement), then curators and artistic directors need to understand how to use the Internet to encourage and support this level of engagement…

Here’s just one example of how the Flynn promotes a higher level of engagement:  the work they do with a Young Playwrights Festival in Burlington, a program of Vermont Stage Company…

Final clip.  One of John’s passions is the TV series “Glee“.  Aside from being great fun, there’s a lot for the arts community to learn from the way the producers of this series open up access to the program and its work to promote closeness and allegiance to the program.  This, they’ve found, translates into more CD sales and attendance at concert tours.  In the past a recording artist or program would invoke copyright laws to “protect” their artistic work.  Take a listen…

So, this is just a taste of what John shared with us.  Again, if you want the whole thing drop me a line.  Look forward to hearing your observations…

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Fundamentals of Strategic Planning Workshop

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Fundamentals of Strategic Planning Workshop
Designed to give you knowledge, tools, and techniques to start a strategic planning process. 
July 21, 2011
Registration: 8:30am
Workshop: 9:00am – 4:00pm

  30% discount for friends of the A&BC– that means you!
This one-day Fundamentals of Strategic Planning workshop, presented by Liam Abramson, is aimed at those who are currently embarking upon (or will soon begin) a strategic planning initiative. 

Receive a 30% discount off the workshp price as a friend of the Arts & Business Council. Enter code FSPABC. Register Now.

What will you learn?
By the end of this workshop you will understand:

  • What the strategic planning process is and what the common components of a strategic plan are
  • The role that strategic planning plays in the long-term success of your organization
  • How to develop a strategic plan easily and cost-effectively
  • How to form steering committees, involve the board, identify and involve key stakeholders, analyze the internal and external environments, create a SWOT analysis, do a PESTLE analysis and more…!!

To resgister, and for more information, go here: http://highgategobalworkshop.eventbrite.com/

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Two Emmy nominations for Providence Pictures!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011



Two Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Science and Technology Program
& Outstanding Cinematography

Thanks to our talented team of producers, writers, researchers, directors, DP’s, sound recordists, editors, animators, composer, sound designers, scholars, artisans, and builders.
And special thanks to our partners at
NOVA, ARTE, and Telfrance.

Missed it?  See it online on NOVA’s website
Or download it in HD from iTunes

Want more?  
Check out our website for some bonus scenes!

For more info and to keep up with Providence Pictures news
on Twitter
and FaceBook

Providence Pictures

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Public art with a cool message…

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Providence Journal photo / Tatiana Pina A recycled refrigerator in Burnside Park is now a work of art by Joshua Baptista.

Check out this cool story (no pun intended) from the Providence Journal on ”The Fine Art of Recycling – Saving is an Art,” meant to create public awareness of a program that offers incentives and rebates to consumers who responsibly recycle their old refrigerators and freezers.

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Trinity Rep seeks Assistant Director of Individual Giving

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Job Title:     Assistant Director of Individual Giving

Organization: Trinity Repertory Company

Salary:        commensurate with experience

Start Date:    as soon as the right candidate is identified

Full Time



Trinity Rep seeks an Assistant Director of Individual Giving to join its development team.

The Assistant Director of Individual Giving is responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors of $500 – $2,499 in support of Trinity Rep’s philanthropic goals, including the current $18 million Theater for Every Generation Campaign. This position will identify prospects and manage their relationships by participating in solicitations both singly and in conjunction with Board members and other staff.  This position must be capable of working both independently and as part of Trinity Rep’s 7-person development team.

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Individual Giving, the Assistant Director of Individual Giving will be responsible for the following:


* Managing a portfolio of approximately 300 mid-level (mainly $500-$2,499) donors and prospects that includes:

- Developing, coordinating and executing solicitation strategies for existing mid-level donors and mid-level donor prospects, including coordinated joint solicitation with volunteers and Trinity Rep staff as needed (including cultivation events, face to face meetings, phone, written communications via e-mail and mail, seat notes, etc.);

- Commitment to mutually agreed upon monthly/quarterly fundraising goals within the context of portfolio donors/prospects as part of the current fiscal year’s Development Plan;

- Developing and preparing briefing material in advance of meetings and solicitations that prepare volunteers and staff and with accurate and appropriate donor/prospect background information;

- Prompt follow-up of all actions.

* Prospecting, solicitation and engagement of all existing $500 – $2,499 donors and donor prospects at this level, including:

- Identifying, ranking and pursuing gifts;

- Monitoring and prodding volunteer solicitors & following up with them about next steps;

- Following up with prospects on behalf of solicitors, as needed;

- Holding tours and personal visits with prospects and sending follow-up thanks yous to all attendees;

- Assisting in scheduling backstage tours, cultivation and solicitation meetings.

* Working with the Associate Director of Individual Giving and the Annual Fund Manager, develop a prospect management system to effectively track, monitor and report on donors and prospects targeted for focused cultivation/solicitation strategies.

* Working directly with the Manager of VIP Services/Special Events to coordinate individual donor cultivation events and Inner Circle donor appreciation events.  Act as a staff lead/spokesperson/theater representative at external events when needed.

* Working closely with other staff members to achieve the objectives of the department.

* Other activities as necessary and directed.


* Bachelor’s degree with excellent written, verbal and organizational skills.

* Minimum of 3 to 5 years of fundraising experience.

* Highly motivated and works well independently, as well as in a team environment. Ability to meet deadlines is a must.

* Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills.

* Exceptional attention to detail.

* Strong computer skills, with the ability to create and maintain spreadsheets and databases, as well as advanced skills in internet research and word processing.

* Raiser’s Edge proficiency.

* Commitment to performing arts and building community relationships desired.

* Commitment to team orientation and willingness to participate in constant and ongoing feedback with colleagues.

* Willing to travel throughout the state, as necessary.


* Must be able to work a flexible schedule around planned meetings and events, sometimes including nights and weekends.


Please send resume and cover letter to Kathryn Calnan, Director of Development, Trinity Repertory Company, 201 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903 or via email at kcalnan@trinityrep.com.

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Community MusicWorks (CMW) seeks to engage an Institutional Relations Consultation

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Request for Proposal: Institutional Relations Consultation
Community MusicWorks (CMW) seeks to engage a consultant to manage and expand an
existing program of institutional fundraising. Duties will include identification, application, and
reporting on government and foundation grants. In addition, the consultant will explore corporate
CMW has been successful in attracting foundation funding over its 14-year history. At this time,
CMW would like to continue its government and foundation funding, and explore corporate
sponsorship as well. CMW successfully received twelve foundation grants and six government
awards in the past year. CMW anticipates the need to find approximately $400,000 annually
from institutional sources.
This opportunity is offered for one year with the possibility to renew. The budget for this
consultation is $17,500.


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Headmaster no. 2 in stores this week!

Monday, July 18th, 2011

The editors of Headmaster, the biannual art magazine
for man-lovers, are delighted to announce the impending release of
their second issue, featuring ten projects in photography, painting,
illustration, video, writing, textiles and fiber arts.

Assignments included in Headmaster no. 2 include work by
Providence-based clothing designer Joseph Segal and photographer Jesse
Burke, former recipient of a photography fellowship from the Rhode
Island State Council on the Arts.  Other projects range from Boston
painter Steve Locke’s meditation on the characters of Jean Genet to
Chicago artist Steve Frost’s biography of leather pioneer Jim Kane.
Heyd Fontenot’s drawings of famous Texans are also included in the
issue, along with the work of young German photographer Thomas
Weidenhaupt.  Dutch illustrator Stéphane Barbier, erotic writer Johnny
Murdoc, media artist M Kitchell, and New York photographer Krys Fox
round out the list of contributors.

Headmaster is published twice a year in Providence, Rhode Island in an
edition of 1,000.  It is available locally at Ada Books (on the West
Side of Providence), Amigos Publishing (in the Conley Wharf) and the
AS220 Project Space downtown.  Headmaster no. 1 is currently available
and Headmaster no. 2 will begin shipping to stores on Monday, July 18.
 Orders and one-year subscriptions are also available online through

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Monday, July 18th, 2011

Heartfelt congratulations to the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture, and Tourism for winning a $200,000 NEA Our Town grant to support the Creative Capital Hub project.
Arts programming and new urban design plans will help transform Greater Kennedy Plaza from a bus terminal with disconnected parks to a grand plaza and central gathering place for Providence’s residents, tourists, and workers.

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Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant & Fellowship

Monday, July 18th, 2011

To support the development of screenplays with science or technology themes, Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation provide opportunities for both emerging and established filmmakers through a cash grant and fellowship.

Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant

Established in 2005, the Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant is an annual cash award for a science- or technology-related narrative project that is at an early stage, such as full treatment or early screenplay draft. This grant also includes a small stipend for a science advisor to provide support through consultation and feedback, as well as the possibility of inclusion in a Screenwriters Lab.

The grant includes the following:

  • A cash grant of up to $20,000 to provide support during the writing period
  • A stipend of up to $5,000 for a science advisor
  • Creative support during the writing process from a select group of Creative Advisors
  • The possibility of a Fellowship to a Screenwriters Lab
  • Strategic and practical support from the Feature Film Program staff

Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

One Fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging screenwriter to support the ongoing development of a narrative, feature-length screenplay with science or technology themes.

The fellowship includes the following:

  • Attendance at a Screenwriters Lab, Directors Lab, Creative Producing Lab, Creative Producing Summit, or Sundance Film Festival as a Fellow
  • A stipend of up to $5,000 for a science advisor
  • Creative and strategic support from the Feature Film Program staff


If you have additional questions about applying for the Screenwriters Lab, click here for our FAQ.


Applications for the Sundance Institute/Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant & Fellowship are currently open.


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