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New Urban Arts Seeks Artist Mentors

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Job Title: Artist Mentor

Organization: New Urban Arts

Location: 705 Westminster Street Providence RI 02903

Salary: Volunteer, Workstudy possible

Start Date: November 7, 2011

Part TimeTemporary

 Job Description——————————————-Each fall, New Urban Arts selects 20 Artist Mentors to participate in our community art studio on Westminster Street, across from Classical and Central High schools. Artist Mentors volunteer 6 hrs per week November 2011 through May 2012 to mentor high school students in developing a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives. In 2009, New Urban Arts was honored as one of the top youth arts programs in the country on behalf of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, receiving the nation’s highest honor for the field of out-of-school time arts and humanities programs.  Arts mentoring at New Urban Arts is a wonderful opportunity for artists and educators to learn how to effectively work with high school students in a community setting. Artist Mentors participate in a yearlong professional development program to support their growth as an artist and educator and are required to attend two weekend retreats held in Fall and Winter.  This year, New Urban Arts is looking for artist mentors in the following disciplines: drawing, painting, fashion design, printmaking, sculpture, installation, film/animation, graphic design, music, sound recording, radio, poetry, digital and darkroom photography, art therapy, dance, yoga, mixed media, bookmaking and textiles. We are not limited to these media and are open to accommodate other media in our studio. We are also looking for tutors in math, science and writing.  How to Apply——————————————-2011-12 Artist Mentor Applications are available at www.newurbanarts.org. To have an application mailed to you, please contact New Urban Arts at 401.751.4556 or info@newurbanarts.org.  Applications are due October 11, 2011.

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Help Wanted:

Friday, September 30th, 2011

The Maine Arts Commission has an opening for an Arts in Education associate
in Augusta, Maine. The deadline for applications is October 14, 2011

The Arts in Education associate provides leadership and oversight in the
planning, development, coordination, administration and evaluation of the
Maine Arts Commission’s Arts in Education program and implements projects
statewide, providing professional development opportunities and technical
assistance to arts educators, teaching artists, arts organizations and
others.

The position offers a salary range between $37,544.00 and $50,876.80
annually.

Learn more about the position and how to apply at

http://mainearts.maine.gov/oppdetail.aspx?Id=8565

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Brand Strategy for the Not-for-Profit Organization

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Presented by the John Nicholas Brown Center
for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
Professional Workshop Series

Event Details:

Thursday, October 13, 2011

10a.m. – 3p.m.

John Nicholas Brown Center

357 Benefit Street

Providence, RI, 02903

Are you looking for ways to make the work of your organization instantly recognizable? This workshop will explore the development of brand strategies for not-for-profit-institutions. We will begin by developing a working definition of ‘brand’ and ‘brand equity’ and then identify the primary factors that need to be managed in the process of creating a viable brand strategy. A basic framework for working through these factors will be examined and its application to not-for-profits reviewed. The workshop will be led by Ken Roberts, the former Chairman and CEO of Lippincott & Margulies.

About the Facilitator:

With over 40 years of experience as an identity consultant, Ken is a specialist in integrated communications and branding systems and their relationship to marketing and business strategies. He has extensive experience in the areas of positioning, corporate identification, brand portfolio optimization, brand equity evaluation, marketing communications and implementation.

Ken has managed identity programs for U.S. and international organizations in a wide variety of industry categories. Clients have included Air Products, AT&T, The Bank of New York, BD, Carnegie Hall, Chase, Citibank, Cornell University, Deloitte & Touche, Doosan Group, Dow Chemical, Dun & Bradstreet, Electronic Data Systems, Hoechst Celanese, IBM, Kenyon College, Lincoln Center, Mayo Clinic, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Pfizer, Samsung Group, Southern Company, Sprint, Travelers Group, University of Virginia, Walmart and Verizon.

Ken is a frequent speaker on the subject of branding and has published extensively. He is a member of the board of directors of the Oliver Wyman Group and is a Trustee of The Kenyon Review.

Ken holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate Division of the University of Pennsylvania.

The workshop will include refreshments in the morning and lunch.

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Contemporary Theater Company announces auditions

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

The Contemporary Theater Company announces auditions for its 7th annual 24-Hour Play Festival. The auditions will be held on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Towers in Narragansett.

The 24-Hour Play Festival is the company’s signature event and will be held Jan. 7 at the South Kingstown High School Auditorium. This unique event gives six writers, six directors, and 24 actors one day to create and present an original lineup of six short plays. The performance at 8 p.m. is open to the public.

Actors should prepare a brief comedic monologue for the audition.

To schedule an audition or for more information call (401) 308-3538 or email peasekerr@thecontemporarytheater.com.

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About the Company
The Contemporary Theater Company is a traveling ensemble based in South Kingstown and dedicated to serving the South County community. Founded in 2005, the CTC provides opportunities for professionals and first-timers alike to participate in and enjoy a comprehensive arts experience through affordable, high-quality theater. For more information, call (401) 218-0282 or visit www.TheContemporaryTheater.com.

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Gertsacov Arts In Academics Program – Grant Deadline Oct 30

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The Arts In Academics Program at the RI Foundation was created by Karel Gertsacov, a retired art school educator in the Cranston School System, to inspire creativity and increase collaboration between educators and artists, and to ensure that the arts remain a core and important part of the Rhode Island educational system.
The fund is administered by the Rhode Island Foundation.
The current grant deadline is November 1, 2011
ABOUT THE ARTS IN ACADEMICS PROGRAM
 
“I believe that art is not autonomous or self contained. When the arts are woven into the learning experience, they not only provide skill acquirement and application, but enhance education by providing activities that promote curiosity, discovery, inquiry, experimentation, persistence, inventiveness, exploration, critical thought, and creative problem solving.”

Karel Gertsacov, Funder
The purpose of the program is to promote the concept that the arts are integral to the learning process. To that end, Karel Gertsacov, a retired art school teacher from the Cranston School System, established a fund at the RI Foundation that will give out grants for projects that exemplify this concept.

Currently grants are administered once a year with an application deadline of October 30. You may download an application at the address listed below.

Successful grant projects mix academic programs with art learning and creation in new and interesting ways. Projects should be process oriented, creative, make the best use of limited resources, and ideally result in student creation of new work.

The typical successful grant request is in the $500-$1000 range.

Any 501c3 non-profit or school is eligible to apply for the grant, however any project funded must benefit Rhode Island public school children. Especially welcome are collaborative applications from artists who work in and with schools or non-profit organizations. Due to foundation regulations, all funds must be paid to a school or 501c3 organization.

The grant process and all funds are administered by the Rhode Island Foundation. If you would like to apply, please visit the RI Foundation Web Page for the online application.  You can also contact Tina Donate at the Foundation for additional information.
More information at the RI Foundation Webpage for this project, listed below

–> RI FOUNDATION WEB-PAGE
–> CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION: 401-274-4564

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Sandywoods Gallery Call to Artists

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

18 & Under
Open Un-juried Show
Sandywoods Gallery invites you to submit work for our
First Open Un-juried Exhibition.
DROP OFF DATES: Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun – November 11-14 from 12-5 pm.
SHOW DATES: November 20, 2011- January 2, 2012
GALLERY OPENING: November 20, 5-8 pm
GALLERY HOURS: Thursday – Sunday 12-5 pm
Up to 3 pieces will be accepted per artist.
Artwork may not exceed 18″ in any direction, including frame.
Entry Fees $15 for 1 piece $25 for 2 pieces $30 for 3 pieces
2D work must be ready to hang (no saw tooth hangers, please).
Entries must be marked on back with artist name, title, medium and price.
All work must be for sale. Call 401 816 0239 for more information.
63 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI 401 816 0239 sandywoodsgallery@gmail.com

www.sandywoodsfarm.org

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Imago Foundation Call to Artists – All Media

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

On & Off the Wall

2011 6th Annual Juried Exhibit

Nov 9 – Nov 27

Artist Reception  Nov 11 

2011 Jurors

Ruth Dealy | Painter  &     Larry Bush | Ceramics

Ruth Dealy is a painter who has lived and worked in Providence, Rhode Island for more than thirty years. She received her BFA and MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and also studied at the Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts. She has received the Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts, Fellowships in Painting from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts and an Individual Artist Achievement Award from the Rhode Island Business Volunteers for the Arts. 

Lawrence Bush is a professor of ceramics at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and a member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. He received his BFA from the University of Washington and his MFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.

For more information go to this link: http://www.imagoartgallery.com/Imago_Gallery/Opportunities.html

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Request for Proposals: Providence Bus Shelters

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The City of Providence has released a Request for Proposals for Design Services for Bus Shelters and Related Pedestrian Amenity Improvements along Atwells Avenue, Charles Street, Cranston Street, and Smith Street.

 

The selected consultant or team of consultants will work with the City and RIPTA to create unique, artistically designed bus shelters and other pedestrian amenities— such as landscaping, public art, trash receptacles, and bike racks—along each corridor. The new bus shelters and associated pedestrian amenities will reflect each corridor’s design and cultural heritage and will ultimately contribute to a cohesive visual identity for each of the four corridors.

 

The deadline for proposals is November 7, 2011. The full Request for Proposals can be found online at www.providenceplanning.org .

 

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University of Chicago Releases TARC Report – Confirms Importance of Teaching Artists

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Teaching artists (TAs)—artists who make teaching a part of their professional practice as artists—are critical to the future of arts education and to improving the quality of schools. These are two of the conclusions of the Teaching Artists Research Project, a three-year study by NORC at the University of Chicago that is the most comprehensive examination of the work and world of teaching artists.

To see the full report go to this link: http://www.norc.org/NewsEventsPublications/PressReleases/Pages/teaching-artists-found-critical-to-future-of-arts-education.aspx

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Local filmmaker premiere’s work at Cable Car Cinema October 9th

Monday, September 26th, 2011

M.E.S. productions announces the premier of their upcoming film “His Take On Her” to be held at the Cable Car Cinema, 204 South Main St. Providence, on Sunday, October 9th at 2:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public.

 

You’re a film director. Your poet/actress girlfriend appears suicidal. What do you do – shoot her? Sparks fly and comedy ensues when a gullible film director, Steve, romances a seemingly suicidal poet turned actress, Elena.

 

Written and directed by John Devault, the film stars Michael Reed and Sarah Nicklin as two confused lovers. Supporting cast include Brian Ellsworth, Steve Demers, Bernie Larrivee, Ellen Becker-Gray, Danielle Mayer, Adam Michael Kennedy and Alex Lewis. The film was shot entirely in Rhode Island and uses such locations as the Brooklyn Coffee Tea House, Firehouse 13 and Rose Larisa park. It was produced by John Devault, Rajah Samaroo, and Ivone Rego. Rajah Samaroo served as the cinematographer.

 

For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/Histakeonher

trailer at: bit.ly/histakeonher

or contact John DeVault at tluaved.nhoj@gmail.com

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Department of Art at Rhode Island College Seeks Adjunct Fine Arts Faculty

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
The Department of Art at Rhode Island College provides a dynamic environment for learning. Students and faculty maintain high standards in a competitive yet supportive community. The Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education(NCATE).

We are seeking adjunct faculty for our Adjunct Pool. Instructors accepted into our Adjunct Pool will be approved for teaching a specific course or courses, but may not be assigned a course immediately.

The courses for which we seek qualified instructors are:

-FOUNDATIONS COURSES: (It is the belief of the Rhode Island College Department of Art faculty that a strong foundations program is essential to the understanding of basic concepts that students will need in their study of art. Students who remain in the recommended sequence complete six foundations courses in the first three to four semesters).
ART 101: Drawing I: General Drawing
ART 104: Design I: Two-Dimensional Design
ART 105: Drawing II: Figure Drawing
ART 114: Design II: Three-Dimensional Design
ART 204*: Synthesis/Three-Dimensional Emphasis
ART 205*: Synthesis/Two-Dimensional Emphasis
ART 225: Figurative Modeling
* While enrolled in Art 204 & 205, students are encouraged to take entry level concentration courses, such as Ceramics I, Photography I, etc.

-STUDIO CONCENTRATION COURSES, various levels: Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking, Graphic Design, and Typography.

-ELECTIVE COURSES: Digital Design (Pixel-Based and Vector-
Based) and History of Graphic Design.  

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JAMESTOWN ART CENTER WISH LIST

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The Jamestown Art Center seeks the following items:

BIG STUFF!
New boiler/ heating system
Second floor insulation 4 Acoustic tiles in reception gallery Modular dance floor Modular staging system
Recessed lighting in BIG gallery space
New insulated garage door in paintin studio
New insulated garage door in MET Studio

SMALLER STUFF!
Electric potters wheels
Vacuum cleaner
1 shop vac
6 Apple computers
Mirrors for bathrooms Art supplies
PA system Movie/digital slide Projector
Sound System
2 Bose i- pod players
1 Mini fridge
Stainless steel sink for mini kitchen
5 Paper towel holders New door mat
7 Tall wooden easels for adults
1 Paper cutter
3 Clip lamps
Classical CDs
Electric kettle Electrical sander Electric Drill

VERY SMALL STUFF!
Screw drivers, hammers, hanging hooks, leveler, stud finder

For more information: jamestownartscenter@gmail.com

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ArtPlace – NEA Accepting Letters of Interest for Local Initiatives

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Invitation for Letter of Inquiry

ArtPlace believes that art, culture and creativity expressed powerfully through place can create vibrant communities, thus increasing the desire and the economic opportunity for people to thrive in place. It is all about the local.

As of September 15, 2011, ArtPlace invites Letters of Inquiry from initiatives involving arts organizations, artists and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to produce a transformative impact on community vibrancy.

If you wish to apply, please review the guidelines in full and complete the Letter of Inquiry below. All requests must be submitted by November 15, 2011. Register here to join us on October 3 at 3pm ET for a webinar on developing a Letter of Inquiry for ArtPlace.

If you want to inquire about the ArtPlace loan fund, please email Bridget Marquis.

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How to Write a Film Treatment

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
 
Join us for this free, intensive workshop for media producers! How to Write a Film Treatment will help media producers craft treatments that will enhance their competitiveness for grants offered by RICH and other major media funders. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now!

Friday, September 30 from 9:30am – 2:00pm

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, 131 Washington Street, Suite 210, Providence 

RSVP to sue@rihumanities.org or (401) 273-2250     

Workshop presenters will provide an overview of what a film treatment is, discuss elements of compelling film treatments, review film treatments in a “mock review” session and advise attendees on their current drafts.   

The workshop leaders:

Kathryn Larsen, Program Director, Rhode Island PBS

Bonnie MacDonald, Director, Film Studies Department at Rhode Island College

Frank Muhly, filmmaker, Tango Pix and past NEH Media Review Panelist

Cherry Arnold, filmmaker, (BUDDY, The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor

Preparatory reading materials will be distributed in advance of the workshop. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops. This workshop is presented by Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Rhode Island PBS, and Rhode Island College.  

For more information, contact SueEllen Kroll at: sue@rihumanities.org or (401) 273-2250

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NEFA’s 10th Annual Idea Swap

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

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

NEFA’s 10th Annual Idea Swap will take place on November 2, 2011, at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. 

Register Today!
$40.00 through September 30, 2011
$50.00 after September 30, 2011

 

Not sure what to expect? Check out this video from last year’s event!  
NEFA's Annual Idea Swap
 
Visit the Idea Swap event page for: 

  • Registration information
  • Event schedule
  • Ways to post, browse, or present project ideas before, during, and after the event 
  • Hotel & parking information 

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

NEFA’s 10th Annual Idea Swap will take place on November 2, 2011, at
Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. 

Register Today!
$40.00 through September 30, 2011
$50.00 after September 30, 2011

 

Not sure what to expect? Check out this video from last year’s event!  

NEFA's Annual Idea Swap
 

Visit the Idea Swap event page for: 

  • Registration information
  • Event schedule
  • Ways to post, browse, or present project ideas before, during, and after the event 
  • Hotel & parking information 
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New Saturday Workshop Series at the Newport Art Museum

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
Topics include batik, photography, printmaking
Newport Art Museum  

NEWPORT, RI: The Newport Art Museum‘s art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, has launched a series of one-day Saturday art-making workshops this autumn. Topics include batik, printmaking and photography. Detailed descriptions and registration can be found online at www.NewportArtMuseum.org. Fees range from $50 to $105. A 10% discount is offered for those registering two weeks before the workshop date. For more information contact Museum education staff at (401) 848-2787 or stop by the Coleman Center for Creative Studies at 26 Liberty Street behind the Museum’s main campus at 76 Bellevue Avenue.
  
Saturday Workshops:

“Intro to Batik” with Christina Miles on September 24, 9 am – 3 pm (Museum members $65, non-members $80, $15 materials fee)

“Intro to Non-silver Photographic Prints” with Matt Wronksi offered over two Saturdays, October 1 and October 8, 12 – 3 pm (Members $65, non-members $80, $25 materials fee).

“Provincetown White Line Prints” with Brian Larkin on October 15, 10am – 3 pm (Museum members $95, non-members $105)

“Intro to Scanner Photography” with Dan McManus on October 22, 12 – 3 pm (Museum members $40, non-members $45, studio fee $10)

“Paper Lithography” with Victoria Kniering on November 19, 9 am – 12 pm (Museum members $60, non-members $70, studio fee $10)

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Call to Artists

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

BeMuse…a makers show
Sunday, November 20th 12-8pm

Sandywoods Center for the Arts 43 Muse Way, Tiverton RI.

We invite you to exhibit your work at our first annual show.
clothes or candles, pottery or poetry, laughs or lunchboxes etc…

___ 10×10 booth space $35 (we welcome booth sharing)
___ limited supply of 60” round tables available for rent $5

To download an application or to learn more about the show please visit our website at

http://www.sandywoodsfarm.org/sandywoodsgallery.html

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Southern Exposure Application Now Open

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
 
 
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announces the availability of the online application for the innaugural grant round of Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program designed to bring exemplary contemporary and traditional dance, music and theater artists from Latin America to audiences across the United States. Southern Exposure will support projects that are developed collaboratively by presenter consortia based in the United States and its territories that include public performances and complementary activities intended to build appreciation for the artists’ work and cultures. The program will invest in projects in which the presenting organizations work with a variety of community partners to offer the public opportunities for significant engagement with the visiting artists. The application receipt deadline for the 2012-2013 Southern Exposure program is February 10, 2012. Program guidelines and the application are available here.
Contact Us

 

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How to Write a Film Treatment

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Join us for this free, intensive workshop for media producers! How to Write a Film Treatment will help media producers craft treatments that will enhance their competitiveness for grants offered by RICH and other major media funders. The workshop is limited to 20 participants, so sign up now!

Friday, September 30 from 9:30am – 2:00pm

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, 131 Washington Street, Suite 210, Providence

RSVP to sue@rihumanities.org or (401) 273-2250

Workshop presenters will provide an overview of what a film treatment is, discuss elements of compelling film treatments, review film treatments in a “mock review” session and advise attendees on their current drafts.

The workshop leaders:

Kathryn Larsen, Program Director, Rhode Island PBS

Bonnie MacDonald, Director, Film Studies Department at Rhode Island College

Frank Muhly, filmmaker, Tango Pix and past NEH Media Review Panelist

Cherry Arnold, filmmaker, (BUDDY, The Rise and Fall of America’s Most Notorious Mayor)

Preparatory reading materials will be distributed in advance of the workshop. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops. This workshop is presented by Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Rhode Island PBS, and Rhode Island College.

For more information, contact SueEllen Kroll at: sue@rihumanities.org or (401) 273-2250

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities | 385 Westminster Street | Suite 2 | Providence | RI | 02903

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Public Art Discussion Series

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

The Public Art Discussion Series is an opportunity to discuss critical topics in public art. Hear from field experts and peers, network with artists, and participate in the discussion. Be ready to ask questions and share stories of your experiences with colleagues and experts in the field. The series is open to artists from all over New England, and from all levels of public art experience. Sessions generally take place in Boston or other locations around New England.

2011-2012 Public Art Discussion Series

FIRST SESSION TOPIC: New Media & Emerging Technologies in Public Art
WHERE: Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts | 551 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
WHEN: September 26, 2011 | 6:00PM-9:00PM
Presented in partnership with the Boston Center for the Arts.

SECOND SESSION TOPIC: Materials Mania
WHERE: Artisan’s Asylum | 10 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA 02143
WHEN: November 16, 2011 | 6:00PM-9:00PM

THIRD SESSION TOPIC: Strategies for Community Engagement
WHERE: TBD
WHEN: January 2012 TBD

FOURTH SESSION TOPIC: Contracts & Negotiations with Jim Grace
WHERE: NEFA | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111
WHEN: March 2012 TBD

SPECIAL SUMMER SESSION: Come observe an authentic Public Art Panel Meeting
WHERE: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts | One Capitol Hill, Providence 02908
WHEN: Summer 2012 TBD
Presented in partnership with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).

Past Session Themes
Public Art Tools with Lynn Basa (September 2009)
Temporary Public Art (October 2009)
Preparing Image Submissions (December 2009)
Public Art Grants (January 2010)
Public Art Commissions: The Finalist Round with Lynn Basa (September 2010)
From Inspiration to Fabrication (November 2010)
Participatory Public Art – What’s your story? (January 2011)
RFQ: A Mock Panel Review (March 2011)
Navigating Legal Issues (June 2011) in collaboration with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
Making the Leap to Public Art (June 2011) in collaboration with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism
For the subsequent session dates and times, visit NEFA’s Events Calendar and make sure you are on NEFA’s email list.

For further information:

http://www.nefa.org/grants_services/public_art_discussion_series

Or contact:
Lauren Winsor
Public Art Coordinator
617.951.0010 x528

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