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OneNewEngland.com seeks to promote RI events

Monday, October 31st, 2011

OneNewEngland.com (ONE) is a year-old online magazine, dedicated to providing New England-wide coverage of the arts, and cultural events.

The magazine is seeking partners for a program whereby a brief preview of a selected event will be followed by a more extensive review. See this piece on the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival for an example of the type of coverage available.

If you are interested in working with ONE on promoting your event locally and regionally, please contact editor@OneNewEngland.com.

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APAP Cultural Exchange Fund

Monday, October 31st, 2011
APAP Cultural Exchange Fund
Now for Artists!

Porto Musical, Recife, Brazil. Photo by Anne Kogan

With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, APAP now offers funding to U.S.-based professional artists traveling abroad for research and development of a cultural exchange project. For more information on eligibility and application requirements, review the guidelines.

Traveling between December 2011 and June 2012? The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. EDT, Friday, November 4, 2011. 

APAP continues to fund individual presenters, producers, agents, managers and groups traveling abroad to see work of artists and companies or to develop and advance projects with foreign artists and their collaborators. Explore the APAP Cultural Exchange Fund website to find out more.

 Not a member? Join now.

Learn more about CEF!


Luther 500 Festival Wittenberg, Germany
Photo by Hank Knerr

Centre by Centre Festival
Kigali, Rwanda
Photo by Miranda Wright


VIA Festival
Bogota, Colombia
Photo by Amy Vashaw
 

 

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TechDirt offers $10,000 for Content Creator Case Studies!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

“Along with our just announced brand new Step2 platform (a part of our larger Insight Community effort), we’re thrilled to announce a case study contest! We’re looking for detailed case studies of experiments that content creators have done, and how they worked out. And we’ve got $10,000 burning a hole in our pocket to give out to the best case studies. “

Go to http://www.techdirt.com/blog/casestudies/articles/20111012/00475716315/10000-up-grabs-most-interesting-content-creator-case-studies.shtml

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RI Civic Chorale & Orchestra’s 4th Annual Vocal Solo Competition

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Winners will perform with the Chorale and a professional orchestra

The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, Rhode Island’s oldest continuing community choral ensemble, proudly announces its fourth annual COLLEGIATE VOCAL SOLO COMPETITION taking place in January. Four winners in the categories of Soprano, Mezzo-soprano (or Alto), Tenor and Baritone (or Bass) will appear as soloists with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra in its March 3, 2012 concert.

The work on the program that will include the winning soloists is Bach’s Mass in G-Major. In addition to the opportunity to perform with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and the group’s professional orchestra, and to receive the publicity prior to the performance, each soloist will be awarded $200.

“Last year’s contest brought out excellent musicians” says Dr. Edward Markward, conductor and music director of the Chorale, “And the winners were outstanding in concert. The success of this competition led us to expand it to include students at colleges in Connecticut and Massachusetts.”

Judges for the competition are three of New England’s most respected singers who have appeared on numerous occasions as soloists with the Chorale.

Conditions

The competition will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2012 between 2:00-6:00 p.m. in Providence College’s Ryan Concert Hall in the Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Providence, RI. Each entrant should be prepared to sing an aria or art song of his/her choice. An accompanist will be provided.

Contestants must be enrolled as students at any institution of higher education in Rhode Island, Connecticut or Massachusetts and must be recommended by a teacher at their schools. The recommendation is indicated simply by a signature on the application form.

Upon receipt of the application, the entrant will be assigned an audition time. A $25 entry fee in the form of a check made payable to RICCO should accompany the application form, which must be submitted to RICCO by January 13, 2012. Additional application forms can be obtained from our web site at: www.ricco.org.

About RICCO

The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra was established in 1957 and consists of approximately 80 men and women from 27 different towns in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. The orchestra that accompanies the chorale is made up of professional musicians, including members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. Soloists who perform with the chorale are highly respected professionals in the world of opera and classical music. The Chorale strives to ensure a growing and vibrant arts culture through participation, outreach, education, and advocacy.

For more information: info@ricco.org

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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Best of Artists and Kennedy Publishing

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Best of Artists and Kennedy Publishing is proud to announce our call
for entry for our Best Of Artists Genre art book competitions. Open to
all artists.

Genre Books Include: Portrait & Figurative, Landscapes, Still Life,
Wildlife and Abstract book competitions.
Selected artists will receive a TWO PAGE FULL COLOR LAYOUT of their
artwork (a total of 2-4 images), and their contact information in a
beautiful full color case wrap hardcover Best Of book. Artists also
receive preview jpg proofs of their pages and so much more. Entry fee
is $55 for 10 images.

Prospectus: http://www.bestofartists.com/best-of-artists-worldwide
Deadlines: March 1st, 2012
Click below to see the Best Of Worldwide Wildlife Volume I book:
http://www.bestofartists.com/best-of-books/?currentPage=25

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Arts Marketing 101 – Herriamientas de comercio

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

To register for this workshop, click here: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/550758510?s=4953747

Arts Marketing 101 – Tools of the Trade
Two-Part Series: Wednesday, November 2 and Monday, November 7, 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Deborah Obalil, Obalil & Associates 
Department of Administration Building, One Capitol Hill, Providence  
Conference Room A
Part I: Who Am I? Where Do I Want To Go?
This session covers the basics on how to better understand your own arts business and where to look to increase your base of support and achieve your overall career goals. Participants will learn how to do a situation analysis — identifying mission/vision, competitive analysis, SWOT analysis — and target segmentation.
Part II: How Will I Get There – and Getting It Done
This part of the series covers choosing who to target, setting objectives, branding yourself and selecting strategies. This session will also assist participants with analyzing their “product,” “price” and “place.”  Implementing marketing strategies includes: promotions & communications strategy, action planning, budgeting, and tracking & evaluation. 

Arts Marketing 101 -Herriamientas de comercio

Este taller es gratis pero necesita inscribirse

Para inscribirse en este taller, haga clic aquí: http://www.eventbrite.com/org/550758510?s=4953747
 Artes Marketing 101 – Herramientas de comercio
 Serie de dos partes: Miércoles, 2 de noviembre y el lunes, 7 de noviembre, 5:30-20:00
 Deborah Obalil, Obalil & Associates ()
 Lugar:  One capitol Hill, Edificio del Departamento de Administración,  Providence, RI 02903
 Sala A

 Parte I: ¿Quién soy yo? ¿Dónde quiero ir?
 Esta sesión cubre los conceptos básicos sobre la manera de entender mejor su negocio artistico y como aumentar su base de apoyo y alcanzar sus metas profesionales en general.
Los participantes aprenderán a hacer un análisis de la situación – la identificación de la misión / visión, análisis competitivo, análisis DAFO – y la segmentación de destino.

 Parte II: ¿Cómo llegar – y conseguir que su meta?
 Esta parte de la serie está dedicada al elegir su objetivo, establecer los objetivos, la marca  misma ya la selección de estrategias. En esta sesión también ayudará a los participantes con el análisis de su “producto”, “precio” y “lugar”. La implementación de estrategias de marketing incluye: promociones y estrategia de comunicación, la planificación de acciones, presupuestos y seguimiento y evaluación.
 
 Cristina M. DiChiera
 Director de Programas de Artistas
 Estado de Rhode Island Consejo de las Artes
 Un Capitolio
 3 ª Planta
 Providence, RI 02908
 (401) 222-3881
 
Tenga en cuenta que mi nuevo correo electrónico: @ Cristina.DiChiera arts.ri.gov

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Gallery 297 Call For Artists

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

297 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809

The Anything Goes Holiday Show
November 18 – December 31, 2011
Opening Reception Friday November 18th 5 – 7pm
This is not your typical small works holiday show. We are looking for diversity in size and shape.
The exhibit is open to all artists working in 2D or 3D. Two dimensional work is limited to 4 ft. on the longest side, framed. Three dimensional art (sculpture and pottery) is limited to 35 pounds or less. All artwork will be hung.
Former Gallery 297 curator, Carol Strause FitzSimonds (www.csfitzsimonds.com), will judge for prizes. There will be first, second, third and several honorable mentions.
Place: 297 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809 (upper level of Green River Silver Co.)
Dates: 11/18 – 12/31/2011
Entry Fee: There is a $10 for each piece of art. Limit of 2 pieces per artist.
Gallery Commission: 25% of sales
Drop-off: Sunday 11/13 from 1-4pm.
Pickup: Monday 1/1 – Saturday 1/7/2013 10am-5pm.
If you have any questions or a problem delivering your art contact Carol at 401-683-1549.

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National Council on the Arts Webcast Friday, October 28, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. EDT

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Meeting to be webcast live at arts.gov

Washington, DC — The National Council on the Arts, the advisory body for the National Endowment for the Arts, convenes in public session on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. EDT in room M-09 of The Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. The meeting features three presentations in addition to the business of the council. The event is free and open to the public to attend in person or to watch live via webcast at arts.gov.

The session will open with the swearing in to the National Council on the Arts of President Obama’s first nominee, violinist and arts educator, Aaron Dworkin. A recipient of a 2005 MacArthur Genius Award, Dworkin is the founder and president of the Sphinx Organization, a leading national arts organization focusing on youth development and diversity in classical music.

In recognition of the upcoming NEA Opera Honors award ceremony on October 27, 2011, the meeting will continue with a panel discussion on opera featuring 2011 honoree, Speight Jenkins, general director of the Seattle Opera along with Beth Morrison of the multi-media, opera-based Beth Morrison Projects and Marc Scorca, president of OPERA America.

The third presentation highlights research published by the NEA Office of Research & Analysis. NEA Research Analyst, Bonnie Nichols will discuss the agency’s latest research note Artists and Arts Workers in the United States that offers first-ever analysis on artists and industries, state and metro employment rates, and new demographic information on age, education levels, income, ethnicity, and other social characteristics.

This will be followed by a conversation about arts festivals, the topic of an October 2010 NEA research report Live from Your Neighborhood: A National Study of Outdoor Arts Festivals. Guest speakers are FloydFest producer, Kris Hodges and director, Erika Johnson. Floydfest, which takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, Virginia, is wrapping up its 10th year of community, creativity, and celebration of roots music.

Please note that the application and guidelines review and voting will take place at the public meeting on Friday. If you wish to attend, please contact Victoria Hutter or hutterv@arts.gov by October 26, 2011.

About the National Council on the Arts

The National Council on the Arts is convened three times per year to vote on funding recommendations for grants and rejections; to advise the Chairman on application guidelines, the budget, and policy and planning directions; and to recommend to the President nominees for the National Medal of Arts. Including the Chairman, there are 14 members — James Ballinger, Miguel Campaneria, Ben Donenberg, JoAnn Falletta, Lee Greenwood, Joan Israelite, Charlotte Kessler, Bret Lott, Irvin Mayfield, Stephen Porter, Barbara Ernst Prey, Frank Price, Terry Teachout, and Karen Wolff; and six ex-officio members from Congress — Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Congressman Patrick J. Tiberi (R-OH). Appointment by Majority and Minority leadership of the remaining Members of Congress to the Council is pending. More information about the National Council on the Arts and its members can be found at arts.gov.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit www.arts.gov.

Sally Gifford | Public Affairs Specialist | National Endowment for the Artsgiffords@arts.gov 202-682-5606

URL – www.arts.gov

Twitter – http://twitter.com/NEAarts
YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/NEAarts

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Drop off dates for IMAGO’s sixth annual juried art competition are Oct. 30 and 31

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
 
The drop off dates for Imago Foundation for the Arts’ sixth annual juried art competition are Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31. Those submitting work should drop off artwork for judging at IMAGO Gallery between the hours of noon and 3 p.m. on those dates.
 
 ”On and Off the Wall” is open to all media and will be exhibited at the gallery at 36 Market Street, Warren, November 9-27. An artist reception will be held November 11 from 7-9 p.m. where several cash awards will be presented.
 
The jurors for the exhibit are Ruth Dealy and Lawrence Bush.  Dealy is a painter who has lived and worked in Providence, Rhode Island for more than 30 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 received the Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2004, Fellowships in Painting from the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts in 2000- 2001 and 2003-2004 and an Individual Artist Achievement Award from the Rhode Island Business Volunteers for the Arts in 2000. 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.
 
All media, both two- and three-dimensions, is welcome as long as its fits through a normal-size doorway. All work entered must be properly framed and ready for display. Any unusual requirements for display must be provided by the artist. Submitting artists must also be 18 years of age or older. IMAGO gallery members are not eligible to participate.
 
Submission Details
 
The foundation will charge an entry fee of $30 for up to three submissions or $10 per piece. Checks should be made payable to Imago Foundation for the Arts. All artwork will be judged from actual works. No slide or digital submissions.
 
The pick-up time for work not accepted is Thursday, Nov. 3 from 5 – 7p.m.
 
All cash awards will be decided by the jurors. Regular gallery hours for the exhibit are Thursday 4- 8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday, noon -8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Thanksgiving. For more information and a prospectus, please visit www.imagoartgallery.com.
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Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Rhode Island Innovation Fellowship is designed to stimulate solutions by Rhode Islanders to Rhode Island challenges. The program, made possible through the generosity of Letitia and John Carter and managed by The Rhode Island Foundation, provides seed funding for ideas to reap community benefit. Our goal is to invest in Rhode Island’s potential.
http://www.rifoundation.org/CommunityInitiatives/RhodeIslandInnovationFellowship/tabid/1002/Default.aspx
Rhode Island Innovation Fellows will receive up to $300,000 over up to three years to develop, test, and implement innovative ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in Rhode Island.

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Fully Furnished rental property 82 Camp St.in Providence

Monday, October 24th, 2011

 1,200 sq. ft., fully furnished, renovated, sunny, east side apartment located on 2nd floor of 1900 Owner occupied Victorian. Walk or bike to Brown & RISD, short stroll to Whole Foods & YMCA and steps away from #49 bus stop. 1 bedroom, double parlor w/pocket doors, dining room, large kitchen, & 9-ft ceilings throughout. Water filtration system & all utilities included. Also included are wireless internet, DISH TV & use of laundry in basement. No smoking/ no pets. Short term welcomed. Contact Michelle Le Brun at 401-274-1110, or michelle@harkenprods.com

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Call to Artists

Monday, October 24th, 2011

If interested email Becky at beckyahanos@gmail.com

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Pastel for Everyone with Jay Egge

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Sign up now!

Contact Suzanne Lewis at
suzannelewis@fctvplus.net 

Pastel for Everyone with Jay Egge

Pastel techniques (layering, under painting, gradation, blending, etc.)  Pastel, paper, fixative & tool choices. Beginner and intermediate.  
Date(s): (2) Wednesdays Oct. 26, Nov. 2.

Time(s): 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Tuition: $90, $80 for PAG Members.

Pastel techniques (layering, under painting, gradation, blending, etc.)  Pastel, paper, fixative & tool choices. Beginner and intermediate.  
Date(s): (2) Wednesdays Oct. 26, Nov. 2.

Time(s): 6:30 PM-9:30 PM

Tuition: $90, $80 for PAG Members.

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Duke Foundation Grants for Performing Artists

Monday, October 24th, 2011

http://www.ddcf.org/Arts/Program-Initiatives/Special-Performing-Artists-Initiative/

The Doris Duke Performing Artists Initiative is a special initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), providing pioneering support to individual artists while adding $50 million to the Foundation’s substantial existing commitment to contemporary dance, jazz, theatre and related interdisciplinary work. Over the course of ten years, the three-part Performing Artists Initiative will provide awards to more than 200 artists, as well as a range of dance companies, theaters and presenters. 

The initiative will consist of artist residencies as well as two tiers of fellowships. Unlike other grants, the new DDCF fellowships will not be project based. Instead, they will give artists flexible, multi-year support, enabling them to take creative risks, explore new ideas and pay for important needs such as healthcare. The fellowships will also offer grantees unprecedented incentives such as retirement funds and additional support for audience development and arts education.

The Performing Artists Initiative represents a landmark investment on the part of DDCF in the potential of individual artists and their future viability, in the core fields of the performing arts supported by Doris Duke during her lifetime.

Award Categories 

Doris Duke Leading Artists
 
Doris Duke Arts Fellows
 
Doris Duke Artist Residencies

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Get financially sound and savvy!

Thursday, October 20th, 2011
A collaboration between the Arts & Business Council and StageSource, this series of financial workshops will help individuals from the creative sector set goals, assess their personal financial status, create new habits, try new budgeting methods, plan for the long term, think strategically about investments, and prepare their taxes wisely.

Who should attend these workshops?

  • Actors, musicians, performers
  • Visual artists
  • Artists with hybrid careers
  • Freelancers and creative entrepreneurs

October 24th: Financial Strategies for Creatives

6:30 – 8:30 pm, Boston Center for the Arts, Calderwood Pavilion
As artists, you may feel like your income is difficult to predict. Or perhaps you have a hybrid career and are juggling multiple income streams, making budgeting a challenge. Is your relationship to money…complicated? Do you track your professional arts-related expenses and deductibles? Are you living within your means? Take guidance from arts career advisor, director of the Center for Music Entrepreneurship at Manhattan School of Music, and author of Beyond Talent Angela Myles Beeching, in this evening workshop dedicated to overcoming financial hiccups. Angela delivers invaluable strategic and business advice to artists, helping them to develop and sustain meaningful careers.

This workshop will cover:

  • The emotional traps that can keep talented people stuck in the “starving artist” myth
  • Simple yet powerful tools you can use to create new habits and wealth
  • Goal setting and action-planning
  • Budgeting
  • Bartering and other practical techniques to help cut overhead costs
  • Business plans, and how they can boost your creativity

Register Now!

November 15: The Nuts and Bolts of Financial Planning

6:30 – 8:30 pm, 88 Tremont Street, Boston
Launch, revisit, or rethink your short- and long-term financial goals in this information-packed workshop with Caroline Gaffney, a certified financial planner and founder of Atwater Wealth Management. Regardless of your financial status, Caroline will meet you where you’re at, presenting a logical road map and answering your burning financial questions. Prior to founding Atwater Wealth Management, Caroline worked at a national financial and Investor’s Bank and Trust. She is also an instructor at Northeastern University.

This workshop will cover:

  • How to conduct a personal inventory
  • The methods for creating a sound financial planning strategy
  • Tools and investment products available to you
  • Retirement planning

Register Now!

December 6th: Tax Strategies for Artists

6:30 – 8:30 pm, 88 Tremont Street, Boston
As tax season approaches, Michael Tucci, CPA, MST, will help artists focus on the tips and strategies artists should employ in managing their business and preparing their tax returns. Michael A. Tucci has been a partner in Ercolini & Company since 1989. Mike is instrumental in providing sound business and tax planning advice to clients in a variety of industries and has advised artists for decades.
 
This workshop will cover:

  • Form 1040 preparation
  • Deductions
  • Schedule C
  • Audits
  • Expenses

Register Now!

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Call for Entries: PAC Annual 10″x10″x10″ Show

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

 10 X 10 X 10

PAC Annual 10″x10″x10″ Show

October 30th, 2011- January 6, 2012 

Opening reception:

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

 

The 10″ x 10″ x 10″ show is an exhibit of small works that are

EXACTLY 10″ x 10″ x 10″. 2D work must measure 10″ x 10″ (including frame), and 3D work must be 10″ x 10″ x 10″.   Open to all members whose dues are current. *   All medium is acceptable and there is no entry fee. Limited to 3 submissions. Priced at $150.00 Submit actual artwork, no reproductions, no slides. Size limitation: EXACTLY 10″ x 10″ x 10″ incl. frame/if framed (no exceptions) All work submitted must be ready to hang  

SUBMISSION DATES, TIME AND PLACE:
DATE: Friday, October 21th  & Saturday, October 22th, 10:00 to noon. These are the drop off dates, please NO exceptions.

PLACE: Drop off: PAC Gallery, 175 Main Street in the Blackstone Valley Tourism Center, Pawtucket, RI  

* Not a member?  You can join PAC when you drop off your work by paying $35.00 annual dues.

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Meeting Street Seeks Art Teacher

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Job Title: Art Teacher

Organization: Meeting Street

Location: Providence, RI

Salary: DOE

Start Date: ASAP

Part TimePermanent

Summary of Main Duties: To design and implement art curricula that are age appropriate, involve allstudents meaningfully in art projects, and reflects state and other professional standards2. Job Duties:1. Design art lessons for inclusive and non-inclusive classrooms incorporating art history and assessmentopportunities2. Develop lesson plans3. Develop a Meeting Street art curriculum4. Attend team meetings, IEP meetings, and other meetings as required5. Work closely with team members and parents in designing and implementing goals outlined in each ofthe students individualized educational program or personal learning plans6. Incorporate state and professional standards in instructions7. Incorporate therapy requirements in lessons and instruction8. Develop opportunities to showcase student work9. Participate in fundraising and grant writing10. Lift and carry students as well as transfer children from wheelchairs to equipment as required.11. CPR Training.12. Assist in the evacuation of children and clients during fire drills or other emergencies.13. Perform other duties as directed or required.14. Perform other duties as directed or required3. Professional Standards, Experience, Training and/or Education Needed:A. SKILLS§ Flexibility§ Organization§ Professionalism in/outside agency§ Ability to work as part of a TEAM rather than individual approaches§ Creativity§ Ability to maintain decorum in class§ Good communication skills§ Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job dutiesB. PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL STANDARDS§ Adheres to R.I. Dept. of Special Education Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.§ Complete privacy and security training§ Report suspected violations including those of a business associateC. EXPERIENCE§ Experience teaching children with and without disabilities preferredD. TRAINING AND EDUCATION§ Bachelor’s degree in art education or a related field§ Art teacher certification by the R.I. Department of Education

How to Apply——————————————-PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: resumes@meetingstreet.org

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Access the Arts Grant Funding Available from VSA arts RI

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Workshop for Application Assistance on Thursday, November 10th 2011 from 4 to 5:30 pm

VSA arts Rhode Island is pleased to announce the availability of Access the Arts Grants to provide artist-in-residence programs that benefit students with disabilities, grades K through 12. Access The Arts is offering funding awards of up to $2,500.00 to schools throughout Rhode Island for inclusive and integrated art projects supported in partnership with the RI Department of Education.

 

VSA arts Rhode Island is a statewide nonprofit arts and education organization providing programs and opportunities for persons with disabilities to actively participate in the Rhode Island cultural community. As an educational affiliate of The Kennedy Center, VSA arts RI provides educators, parents and artists with resources to support accessible and inclusive arts education in schools and community sites.

 

The purpose of the Access the Arts Grants is to provide students with disabilities the opportunity to explore their creative talents, work with professional artists in intensive “hands on” art experiences, and participate more fully with their peers in their communities. Projects in all art forms: drama, creative writing, dance, music, visual and media arts are appropriate.

 

In this difficult economic time, Access The Arts offers RI’s schools increased opportunities to provide standards based arts education and meet the priorities set by RIDE’s “Transforming Education In Rhode Island” Strategic Plan. Prospective applicants, artists, and school personnel are invited to attend an orientation workshop for assistance in planning, designing and completing an application for funding on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 4 to 5:30 pm at Independence Square, 500 Prospect Street, Pawtucket.

 

VSA arts Rhode Island’s Access the Arts program is funded by a grant from the RI Department of Education.

It is designed to improve both the quality and quantity of arts experiences available to students with disabilities while reinforcing the core curriculum and educational goals of the participant schools.

 

Application and guidelines are also available on the web site: www.vsartsri.org  The application deadline is Friday, December 12th at 4pm.

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USArtists International – grants to perform at international festivals or engagements

Monday, October 17th, 2011
USArtists International provides support for American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at significant international festivals or engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. The application deadline for the second of three grant rounds of the 2012 program is Friday, December 9, 2011 for projects taking place between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. This is a receipt deadline. For links to the online eGrant system, program guidelines and application click here. Questions about USArtists International should be directed to Adam Bernstein, at adam@midatlanticarts.org.
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Call For Entries – Pawtucket Arts Collaborative

Monday, October 17th, 2011

ENTRY DATES

OCTOBER 21 AND 22

10 X 10 X 10

PAC Annual 10″x10″x10″ Show

October 30th, 2011- January 6, 2012

Opening reception:

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The 10″ x 10″ x 10″ show is an exhibit of small works that are

EXACTLY 10″ x 10″ x 10″. 2D work must measure 10″ x 10″ (including frame), and 3D work must be 10″ x 10″ x 10″. Open to all members whose dues are current. * All medium is acceptable and there is no entry fee. Limited to 3 submissions. Priced at $150.00 Submit actual artwork, no reproductions, no slides. Size limitation: EXACTLY 10″ x 10″ x 10″ incl. frame/if framed (no exceptions) All work submitted must be ready to hang

SUBMISSION DATES, TIME AND PLACE:

DATE: Friday, October 21th & Saturday, October 22th, 10:00 to noon. These are the drop off dates, please NO exceptions.

PLACE: Drop off: PAC Gallery, 175 Main Street in the Blackstone Valley Tourism Center, Pawtucket, RI

* Not a member? You can join PAC when you drop off your work by paying $35.00 annual dues.

WANT TO JOIN PAC?

Annual dues are only $35.00 for individuals and $50 for organizations. To learn about benefits and how to join, click here.

The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative is dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing the highest level of the arts for the community and its artists by creating awareness, education and involvement with our members and the public-at-large.

For more information: http://www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org/join-or-renew/join-now

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