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Stone Carving Class

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

February: Stone Carving Class ~ hand carving letters and symbols into stone

February 18th & 19th, Presidents Day weekend.

This two day class in and excellent introduction to hand carving stone and traditional V-cut letters.  Stone and tools provided for the weekend.

See this link for more details, or visit www.adampaulheller.com

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Artists Space at AS220 245 sq ft – $350 per month

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Available Immediately – 245 sq ft – $350 per month. Accommodations include a private room and shared kitchen (with ping pong table!) and bath facilities. Rent includes electric,  heat, hot water, internet access and trash pickup charges.  This is an affordable space and the tenant’s yearly income should not  exceed $25,250 for one person. Artists-in-Residence at  Empire Street must be committed to its cooperative living structure  which requires communal chores, a $10 monthly kitty fee for shared items like dish soap, tp, etc., attendance at monthly floor meetings, respectful use of common facilities and a general good will.  There is also a monthly 5 hour AS220 community service expectation for the tenants of Empire Street.
Applications due Thursday, February 9th at 5pm
Applications available at: http://www.as220.org/Live-Work-App-2011.pdf

This is a great space, tons of fun, so if you’re not interested, tell someone who might be!!

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Monday, January 30th, 2012

Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2012
We invite artists and photographers to submit entries for a highly public,
large-scale projection event for four nights in October 2012.
Eligibility: Open to all artists.
Budget: Finalists will receive a $1,000 proposal development fee. The
project budget is $10,000.
Consultant: Urban Arts Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Contact: Ricardo D. Barreto, Director, UrbanArts
URL: www.urbanartsinstitute.org – click on Opportunities

Christina Lanzl | Director of Programs | Urban Arts Institute |
Massachusetts College of Art and Design | 621 Huntington Ave. | Boston, MA
02115-5801 | 617.879.7973 | www.urbanartsinstitute.org

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NonProfit Workshops

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Creating a Customer-Focused Organizational Culture
Featuring Neil Steinberg, president & CEO, The Rhode Island Foundation
Wednesday, February 1, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Child & Family Service, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI
RSVP required; email or call Sharon Lavallee, (401) 848-4123

Introduction to Conducting Effective Program Evaluations
Friday, February 10 and Friday, May 11
Lesley University
Lesley University School of Education

Hiring and Developing Your Organization’s Next Leaders
Wednesday, February 29, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Child & Family Service, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI
RSVP required; email or call Sharon Lavallee, (401) 848-4123

Netroots Nation Conference
June 7-10
Netroots Nation

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Survey for Owners of Historic Buildings

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Attention fans of historic buildings owned by government and non- profit

Preserve Rhode Island is conducting a survey to determine needs of historic buildings
owned by government or non-profit organizations in Rhode Island.  The survey is
aimed at understanding the kinds of issues facing Rhode Island’s historic
buildings and whether we can make a case to re-establish a state preservation grants program.

Please  consider historic properties in your communities such as libraries, town halls,
historic sites, theaters, community centers – and suggest to the owner/manager
or other knowledgeable person that they complete this online survey form,
particularly if you know there are building conditions that need to be

Preserve Rhode Island would like to collect data as comprehensively as possible, so
forwarding this survey and making it available through your networks is highly
Take the online survey here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDc1aDBWd2xQbFFBX0VNVllFRjFoVHc6MQ

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Open Call for HISPANIC / LATINO Artists

Friday, January 27th, 2012


Picture That, LLC and Thompson Hospitality invites you to submit artwork
for the Hispanic Heritage edition of UNITY
Magazine, September 2012.
UNITY Magazine is distributed on a
complimentary basis to hundreds of corporate and university dining centers
throughout the United States, where Thompson Hospitality provides food
services.  This
is a great opportunity to have your artwork viewed by thousands of
consumers and possibly sold.


To view past editions
of ART centerfolds in UNITY visit:

If you are interested in having your work featured in
UNITY, email the required materials below by
February 26,
gallerymanager@picture-that.com Please format
the subject of your EMAIL as followsHIPANIC
_LastNameFirstName_THArt. For example: HISPANIC_LaizTashina_THArt.


1. Five digital jpg files of artwork
to be considered; 350 dpi or greater (~3″x5″ in size).  Name the jpg files the
same as the name of the artwork.
2. Artist Bio and Artist Statement
3. Artist
Contact us with questions
via email at
opencallforartists@picture-that.com with the
subject of your email being the same as indicated
Interested in keeping abreast of Picture That
projects, future opportunities and services/products offered?  Click on the
icons below to FAN our Picture
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Thanks for your continued interest
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The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society Seeks Coordinator

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Project Coordinator
The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society
Providence, RI
Salary: $12/hr
Start Date: ASAP
Part Time
We need a qualified individual to assist with fundraising and general program management.
• B.A., or equivalent
• At least a 6-month commitment
• Strong communication skills
• Strong writing skills
• Attention to detail

How to Apply
Send resume AND cover letter to rickman@rickmangroup.com.

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Festival Organizers Announce Dates for 2012 Pawtucket Arts

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

”Festival Gala” to Kick off Pawtucket Arts Festival

Kicks off on Friday,  September 7, 2012

The Pawtucket Arts Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 7 through Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 at various
locations throughout Pawtucket, showcasing performing and visual arts, music, photography, and ethnic cuisine.  The announcement of this year’s dates is made by Festival Chair John Baxter. “We’ll
begin with the widely popular ‘Festival Gala’ that brings great music plus food samplings from some of Pawtucket’s finest restaurants on Sept. 7, from 6-11pm at the Historic Slater Mill,” noted Baxter.

The 2012 Pawtucket Arts Festival offers the finest representation of performing, visual and culinary arts in the New  England region, with most events at no cost,” continued Baxter. “Festival goers will delight in the expanded choices in all medium of the arts offered this year, and we are excited to present them.”

Mayor Donald R. Grebien noted that the Pawtucket Arts Festival has gotten bigger and better with the
continued, strong support of the City’s business community and the hard work of the volunteer festival organizers. “We hope to see thousands of people come to this year’s Arts Festival to celebrate and enjoy
the arts, Pawtucket-style.”

Adds, Pawtucket Planning Director, Michael Davolio, “we will be bringing back many popular
events, including the Gala, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Pops Orchestra, and Open Studios, but expect a freshening up on the programming.”   Davolio also noted that new faces on the Arts
Festival Committee are bringing new energy and enthusiasm.  “But,” he added, “there’s still room for
more.  We have several committees who could benefit from extra hands.”

This year’s Honorary Co-Chairs of the Pawtucket Arts Festival are Rep. Elaine Coderre, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and Kristine Kilmartin and Senator James E. Doyle, II.

A complete listing of all festival events, locations, times and sponsors is available at www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.  To volunteer to participate in event planning, please contact Pawtucket Arts Festival Program Coordinator, Diane Agostini at 401-724-5200, or at dagostini@pawtucketri.com.

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Pawtucket Arts Grant Available

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
The City of Pawtucket announces project-based arts grant being offered to support and expand arts in the City.
The Pawtucket Arts Panel Review makes grants to artists and to nonprofit arts groups whose work is of benefit to the City of Pawtucket and its residents.  These grants help ensure that
arts performances, exhibitions, workshops, and special events of high quality are available to Pawtucket
residents. Applications will be available at the Department of Planning and Redevelopment, 175 Main Street, 3rd Floor or on the City website www.pawtucketri.com
starting February 2, 2012 and the deadline for applications will be March 15,
2012.  Grant awards are determined by the Pawtucket Arts Panel Review Committee based on established criteria, including the project’s artistic merit, potential for cultural and community connections and the project’s clarity and achievability.
Emphasis is also placed on projects which are available at low or no cost to Pawtucket
residents.  Successful applicants are reimbursed upon the completion of the project.
For information about the arts grant please contact Diane Agostini at the Department
of Planning and Redevelopment at 724-5200, ext. 438 or dagostini@pawtucketri.com.
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Gardner Museum Seeks Director of Program Planning

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
2 Palace Road
Boston, MA 02115

Department: Education
Reports To: Esther Stiles Eastman Curator of Education and Public Programs
Type of Position: Full-time, exempt/salaried

Position Summary

The Director of Program Planning is responsible for planning the museum’s public programs, working with an interdisciplinary curatorial team on program and exhibition planning to shape a lively calendar of activities to engage a broad public. The program planning director is team-oriented and ensures timely communication between programming departments and the rest of the museum. Working especially closely with staff in the Marketing and Development departments, the program planning director initiates information flow about programs, assists in writing program descriptions for internal and external audiences, and manages logistics for lectures and other programs. Responsibilities include program development and implementation, and planning and internal communication for the following public programs: exhibitions, special programs, lectures, and concerts.


1. Manage the long-range planning calendar of exhibitions and programs and staff-wide communication of programming. This includes organizing staff meetings in fall and spring focused on the season’s programming; running the bi-monthly managers meeting to ensure departments work collaboratively on programming, promotion, and fundraising; assisting curators in their program presentations as part of budget process; ensuring inter-departmental meetings take place as part of program planning and budget process.
2. Coordinates major meetings between curatorial staff and museum director. Schedules and attends monthly Curatorial meetings, crafts agenda in coordination with curatorial team, flags follow-up issues. Schedules quarterly Program Concepts meetings, crafts agenda in coordination with curatorial team.
3. Works closely with curators, registrar, and conservation team on special exhibitions to develop time-lines and work plans. Calls general exhibition information meetings for all-staff and ensures that other interdepartmental planning meetings occur on a regular basis.
4. Coordinates program and exhibition evaluation in cooperation with the Director of Visitor Learning and Curator of Education and Public Programs.
5. Attends Operations Team meetings to report on coordination and implementation issues for public programs.  Contributes actively to the Operations Team meeting agendas regarding work orders, program changes, and department resources. May be asked to collaborate with the Operations department on creating a cross-departmental program schedule for operational/feasibility planning purposes.

6. Works with Director of Education and Public Programs to develop annual lecture series and other programs.
7. Plays a lead role in the development, planning, and execution of Gardner After Hours.
8. Manages the public program schedule (Gardner After Hours, lectures, artist talks, symposia, and other programs) and actively works with departments to ensure programs are scheduled in advance, and budgeted and promoted as necessary.
9. Initiates correspondence with guest speakers: contract, pr info, photographs, travel and lodging, details regarding arrival and run-throughs, thank you afterwards.
10. Responsible for advance internal communication /coordination of events (work orders, check requests, signage requests, etc.). Day-of event communication with Info desk, security, visitor services, to ensure unified coordination.
11. Responsible for coordinating set-up for public programs and communication with in-house and outside A.V. specialists.
12. Arranges for social activities around public programs.
13. Oversees and tracks public programs annual budget and analyzes revenue and expense lines regularly.
14. Supervises a part-time Public Programs Assistant and Program Production Manager.

• 2-3 years in program planning and development is essential, preferably in a museum environment
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to manage deadlines and budgets
• General knowledge of production elements of programming (a/v, staffing, equipment)
• B.A. or M.A.;  concentration in art history or related field preferred
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience leading interdepartmental teams
• Experience dealing with the public
How To Apply:
To apply for a position, please send your cover letter and resume to hr@isgm.org. E-mail is the preferred method of applying, with all attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format. Applications not submitted via e-mail can be mailed to: Human Resources Department, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 280 The Fenway, Boston MA 02115. We receive many resumes and kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
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Call for Submissions: Under the influence

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Theme: Under the Influence
Inspiration can come from anywhere, and artists working today are free to follow their desire at the
click of a mouse. Be it the natural world, historic themes, or contemporary
issues associated with politics, entertainment or the media – contemporary
artists can be under the influence of myriad creative catalysts. Movies,
videogames, music, cartoons, magazines and the internet itself are just some of
the unending forms of inspiration that intentionally (or unintentionally) work
their way into art. Recognizing and embracing how the variety, accessibility and
inescapability of stimuli affects the creative process is what this exhibit is
about. Is your art free of overt influence, a form of homage, or just this side
of plagiarism? What are you under the influence of?

Event: Jamaica Plain
Arts Council Juried Exhibition
The Jamaica Plain Arts Council Juried
Exhibition is an annual springtime event designed to provide artists from around
New England with a chance to show in a high traffic public space in Boston’s
most creative neighborhood. This year, the event debuts in its new space, the
Footlight Club, America’s oldest community theater (http://www.footlight.org),
in downtown Jamaica Plain. The main gallery is open to the public and on show
nights, hundreds of people pass through and spend intermission among the

December 1 – Application opens
February 29 –
Application closes
March 1 – Notifications sent to artists

March 23 –
Artwork due at Footlight Club (drop off only; arrangements to be made following
March 30 – Hanging complete

March 30/31, April 6/7, and April
13/14 – Theater Shows
April 21 – Public reception for Jamaica Plain Arts
Council Juried Exhibition
May 3 – First Thursday Open House

May 4 -
Show Closes
May 5 – Artists pick up work in person
Media: Any
Limit: 4’x4’









Images – Minimum: 1 ,
Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Jamaica Plain Open Studios Juried
Exhibition): $35.00

Media Fee (per image over minimum):

Artists Bio: required

Artists Statement: required,
1000 characters max

QR Code for your Influence:
QR Code (Quick
Response Code) is recommended but not required, and will be installed on the
wall adjacent to the art for artists who provide them when artwork is delivered.
They can be easily and freely created for any internet-based site, image, etc.
using qrstuff.com or others. QR Codes must be either .png or .jpg file formats
and 3″ x 3″.

The Jamaica Plain Arts Council reserves the right to deny
or remove any art, materials and/or QR code links it deems

Submissions accepted from New England state residents

Online applications only – if you you do not wish to apply through
Cafe, please email jpacshow@gmail.com to arrange fees and to send a check to:

Jamaica Plain Arts Council
PO Box 300222
Jamaica Plain, MA

Artists must pick up and drop off work in person or by proxy, no
mailing of artwork

Submission of work constitutes an agreement to the
conditions set forth and acceptance that the decisions of the juror is final.
JPAC may photograph accepted work for promotional purposes. No accepted entry
may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition. Every reasonable precaution
will be utilized in the storage, handling and transport of all works submitted
for the Juried Show. Neither the JPAC, the Footlight Club, nor the JPAC
volunteers, staff or directors shall be held liable for the loss or damage to
the work, however caused. We suggest exhibiting artists carry independent
insurance. Your entry in this exhibition constitutes agreement with these terms.

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Rustbelt to Artist Belt : At the Crossroads— Arts-Based Community Development Convening

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Deadline for submission: February 19, 2012

The Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute of the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission (RAC) invites proposals for papers, presentations, dialogues, performances, and workshops for Rustbelt to Artist Belt : At the Crossroads— Arts-Based Community Development Convening to be held April 12-14, 2012.

This convening, which builds on past conferences through Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), and RAC’s 2010 At the Crossroads conference, aims to generate a discussion on the artist’s role in facilitating social change, community development, and regeneration. Like the CAT Institute, the convening is designed as a cross-sector forum for learning, sharing, and exchange. Artists of all disciplines, community organizers, social service providers, educators, architects, funders, academics, creatives, and policy-makers, will contribute to a collaborative and interactive forum in which this exchange can take place. This call for papers, presentations, dialogues, performances and workshops seeks many levels of communication practice. Commissioned papers, presentations and documentation of conference sessions and discussions will be published in a post-convening web journal to help perpetuate and develop the goals established during the conference.

Proposals should include these elements:

*   Brief description of your practice, grounded in or through art or media
*   Inspirations, resources, references; what is the theoretical and professional groundings for your work; what are the Big Ideas
*   Current inquiries and curiosities; what are the Big Questions
*   Vision; what is this work’s trajectory; where is it heading; how you envision the work’s future development
*   Outline how you would make visible the knowledge of participants in the room and create “thinking together” in this small conference setting

Submissions will be peer-reviewed by an advisory committee. Registration fees for invited session presenters and panelists with accepted proposals will be waived. Some papers may be accepted for the Convening web publication only.

Rustbelt to Artist Belt : At the Crossroads anticipates approximately 300-350 practitioners of arts-based community development programs and collaborations. Individual sessions will vary in capacity from 25 to 100 participants to full plenary sessions with all participants.

Submissions should be sent as attachments in PDF form to Roseann Weiss, Director of the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute at

Roseann@stlrac.org<mailto:Roseann@stlrac.org> Please include CONVENING SUBMISSION in the email subject line. Contact Roseann for more information about Rustbelt to Artist Belt : At the Crossroads— Arts-Based Community Development Convening and proposal submissions. Submission deadline is Friday, February 19, 2012.

Rustbelt to Artist Belt : At the Crossroads is sponsored by RAC and CPAC with support by the Ford Foundation and Leveraging Investments in Creativity and is funded, in part, by the Kresge Foundation and the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission.

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Not-for-profit Incorporation

January 24th,

4:30 -

Goodwin Procter LLP, 53 State
Street, Boston, MA 02109

$35 for one member of an
$20 for the second member of the same
This two-hour seminar is designed
to provide non profits with the information they need to proceed with the legal
process of incorporation. Topics covered include the benefits of being a non
profit (versus a for-profit business), incorporating and structuring the
nonprofit, state and federal reporting and regulation, fiscal agency, and
completing the Form 1023 for federal tax-exemption. Time is set aside for
general questions.

This workshop is sponsored by Goodwin Procter LLP, the
Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and Lawyer’s

The Clearinghouse offers free legal services to nonprofit
organizations or those seeking nonprofit status to further their goals.
The Arts & Business Council’s
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts program offers pro bono or reduced-fee legal
services to artists and arts organizations, as well as non-profit incorporation
services and fiscal agency.

Taught by James F. Grace, Esq.,
of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts/The Arts & Business

Tuesday, Jan 24,

Goodwin Procter
State Street
Boston, MA
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City Of Providence Seeks Arts Proposals

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Mayor Angel Taveras has announced that the City of Providence is accepting proposals for Celebrate Providence! 2012 Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative, as the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism gets ready for another fun summer of theater, dance, music and other live performances in Providence’s neighborhoods.

The Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative awards funds to nonprofit community and arts organizations to create high-quality programs designed to respond to the unique characteristics of neighborhoods and foster a sense of community pride.

Organizations interested in participating must be located in Providence to be eligible for the grants and the programming must take place in the neighborhoods and public spaces of Providence between July 1 and September 1, 2012. The deadline to submit proposals is February 13, 4pm.

Funding will range from $500 to $4,000 per project, and only one proposal will be accepted from an organization. For full project guidelines and application materials please visit providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism.

Anyone interested in participating in the Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative is welcome to attend a free informational session at 444 Westminster St. on January 25 at 10 a.m. To register for the workshop, please email jschwartz@providenceri.com. Pre-registration is required.

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Journal of Aesthetic Research Seeks Nominations

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

We’re seeking nominations for the 2011 New England Art Awards, a contest organized by The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research to honor the best art made here, local writing about local art, and exhibits of local art organized here in 2011. Anyone can nominate and anyone can vote. So please do. Nominations should be received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, to be considered. Details, and the automated nomination form are here:


The aim of the awards is to promote a more exciting local art scene by encouraging and celebrating the work of artists, art writers and curators active in New England. The awards nominating and voting are open to all and so reflect our community broadly. Winners will be chosen by (1) local active art writers and (2) anyone else who wants to vote – and will be announced in terms of these two categories of voters. Last year 125 people submitted nominations and some 2,215 people voted.

So we hope you’ll take part this year. And please spread the word.

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NE Foundation For the Arts GRANT DEADLINES

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

NEFA updates guidelines annually; be sure to review carefully before applying.

February 1, 2012: NDP/FUSED Application
February 15, 2012: Native Arts New England Application
February 17, 2012: Expeditions Application
March 1, 2012: NDP Production Round 1 Application
March 1, 2012: New England States Touring Application
April 1, 2012: NDP Presentation Grant Application
June 1, 2012: New England States Touring Application
Rolling deadline: National Native Artist Exchange Application
Rolling deadline (after June 2012): Presenter Travel Fund

For more information: http://www.nefa.org/

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NE Foundation For the Arts Newsletter

Monday, January 23rd, 2012


We are pleased to announce recent awards from:

Anonymous ($20,000) for Native Arts
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation ($14,000) for the Native Arts Master Apprenticeship program; contact Dawn Spears for more information or visit nefa.org.
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art ($100,000) for Center StageSM


NEFA has awarded a total of $210,875 in grants since October 2011.
Meet the Composer/New England
National Dance Project Touring Awards
Native Arts New England
New England States Touring
Presenter Travel Fund
Production Residencies for Dance


Here’s a sampling of what NEFA has been up to in recent months.

10th Annual Idea Swap | Worcester MA

Thanks to Eastern Bank and other Idea Swap sponsors and participants for making this year’s event a huge success! Read what long-time participant Margaret Lawrence (Dartmouth College’s director of programming, right) has to say about how the Idea Swap benefits her work.

Public Art Discussion Series

Last November, over 100 artists gathered at the Artisan’s Asylum in Somerville, MA, for NEFA’s Public Art Discussion Series, Materials Mania. Attendees received tutorials on plastics, glass, and mosaic from local fabricators.

NEFA’s 35th Anniversary Reception
NEFA celebrated 35 years with a December reception at ArtsEmerson’s Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theater, featuring the Berklee student group, the Hailey Niswanger Quartet, and special guest, award-winning choreographer Liz Lerman.

Public Art in Somerville, MA

Ripplerun, a public art project by artist Bevan Weissman, created with support from NEFA’s Fund for the Arts, was installed permanently on December 22 in Union Square, Somerville, MA. View photos from the installation’s ribbon cutting and check it out if you’re in the area!


NEFA hosts workshops, convenings, and informational/professional development sessions throughout New England. Check out NEFA’s Facebook page, YouTube channel, events calendar, and the NEFA Network to find out about projects and events happening near you!

Visual artist Robert Peters (Mashpee Wampanoag) benefits from NEFA’s Native Arts services!
Public Art Discussion Series: Strategies for Community Engagement
January 23, 2012 | Roxbury MA

Native Arts Workshops

January 25, 2012 | Boston MA

January 28, 2012 | Mashantucket CT

Contact Dawn Spears if you’re interested in hosting a workshop in your area.

Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association Showcase

February 22, 2012 | Plymouth MA

Meet NEFA staff and learn more about MatchBook.org and funding through NEST!

Native Arts Folklorist Convening

April 20-21, 2012 | Mashantucket CT


Attention creative and cultural leaders in New England!

Creative Communities Exchange 2013
June 6-7, 2013 | Portland ME

Share practical information about implementing creative economy projects and actionable tools for strengthening communities at the Creative Communities Exchange 2013 (produced by NEFA and local hosts, the Creative Portland Corporation, the Maine Center for Creativity, and the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau).

Event inquiries: Nella Young 617.951.0010 x529
Sponsorship inquiries: Liz Epsen 617.951.0010 x532

Due to high demand, the Presenter Travel Fund has been disbursed through May 31, 2012. The Fund will accept applications beginning June 1, 2012.

Support is available to presenters to see projects funded by the National Theater Pilot. Contact Quita Sullivan for details.

The federal government now requires that all NEFA organizational grantees supported by federal funds register for DUNS numbers. More specifics on the requirement will be included in all NEFA grant applications. Applicants who are individuals are exempt from this requirement.


NEFA updates guidelines annually; be sure to review carefully before applying. Click below for details.

February 1, 2012: NDP/FUSED Application
February 15, 2012: Native Arts New England Application
February 17, 2012: Expeditions Application
March 1, 2012: NDP Production Round 1 Application
March 1, 2012: New England States Touring Application
April 1, 2012: NDP Presentation Grant Application
June 1, 2012: New England States Touring Application
Rolling deadline: National Native Artist Exchange Application
Rolling deadline (after June 2012): Presenter Travel Fund

NEFA welcomes National Dance Project’s new Hub Sites and Advisors, a group of dance field experts who help to guide NDP:
Emil J. Kang, Executive Director for the Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Director, Carolina Performing Arts
George Lugg, Associate Director, REDCAT
Michael Reed, Senior Director of Cultural Participation and Programming, Arizona State University Gammage
Martin Wechsler, Director of Programming, The Joyce Theater
Thank you to those who served NDP and are rotating off:

Ella Baff, Executive Director, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Zane Booker, Executive/Artistic Director, Smoke, Lilies and Jade
Anna Glass, Managing Director, 651 Arts
Bridgette Kohnhorst, Assistant Director of Arts and Cultural Programs, Great Performances at Vanderbilt
Angela Mattox, Artistic Director, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art

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Art NE Announces New Editor-In-Chief: RI’er Judith Tolnick Champa

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts—Tim Montgomery, owner and publisher of Art New England,
has named Judith Tolnick Champa Editor-in-Chief of the magazine, succeeding Debbie
Judith’s impressive background includes serving as director of both Brown University’s
David Winton Bell Gallery and the former Fine Arts Center Galleries at the University of
Rhode Island. Judith currently serves on the board of the New England Museum
Association, and is a member of AAM, ArtTable, CAA, as well as IKT, the international
association of contemporary art curators.
Judith is an unusual hybrid. She has worked with a body of diverse artists, emerging and
established. She has partnered with many other contemporary curators and navigated all
phases of exhibition development for institutional settings as well as alternative sites. She
has presented to a wide range of audiences and advised on panels and juries. Supporting
and extending her broad contemporary expertise is her background in the academic
sphere, where she collaborated in award-winning inter-disciplinary projects, never
relying upon narrow or habitual definitions of contemporaneity.

Judith is an advocate for the public dimension of contemporary art and appreciates its
many representations and delivery mechanisms in today’s art market. She is a strong
proponent of contemporary art and extraordinarily sensitive to its evolving forms and
Tim Montgomery added that “editing an art magazine is a lot like curating a show—it
starts with deep knowledge of a subject, which informs a judicious selection of content
that may be presented in a whole new context allowing the viewer/reader to make new
connections and, hopefully, experience an ‘aha’ moment. Judith’s academic and
curatorial experience, coupled with her writing skill, promise to bring many ‘aha’
moments to the magazine. We are very fortunate to have her on the team.”
Associate Publisher, Rita A. Fucillo, notes that “While Judith’s background in art and
academia is vast and stellar—she is also a jolt of fresh air! Her sharp sense of humor, wit
and sheer passion for art, words, and commitment to ‘print’ are a fun addition to the Art
New England team.”
Founded in 1979, Art New England recently celebrated its thirtieth anniversary. A bimonthly
print magazine based in Boston, it is the foremost contemporary art and culture
resource in the region. It is available by subscription and on newsstands throughout the
country. For more information and a look inside the magazine’s content, visit
For more information, please call 857.366.8131.
Interviews with Judith Tolnick Champa are encouraged.

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WATCH Teenage Critic Tomorrow – January 21st

Friday, January 20th, 2012
New Year – New Day – New Time:
& contact us if you have digital stories you’d like to submit for content !
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Pawtucket, RI
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AS220 Youth Media and Technology Coordinator – Full Time

Friday, January 20th, 2012
A full time position is opening at AS220 Youth, AS220′s free arts education program serving young people 14-20, with a special focus on those in the care and custody of the State. AS220 Youth maintains formal partnerships with the RI Training School, a juvenile detention facility, and UCAP middle school. The primary work of the all AS220 Youth staff is to engage young people in art-making workshops that will lead to an increase in skills and self-esteem. Youth staff are also responsible for developing para-professional opportunities for youth in art, design, and technology, so they have direct experience working as creative professionals. Because many of the youth in our program have already the juvenile justice system and/or remedial education, AS220 staff must have a strong commitment to serving “beyond risk” youth. This includes providing basic social supports and case management on an as-needed basis.

The Media and Technology Coordinator will design and implement AS220 Youth’s technology program, called the Fabratory. The Fabratory includes 2D and 3D design, video game development, and computer competency.  Our current priority for the Fabratory is expanding our video game design curricula. We are looking for a technical artist with strong management skills to head up this initiative.

The Media/Tech Coordinator is a full-time, supervisory position. The Coordinator will be teaching at our 3 program sites and supervising additional instructors and interns. The Coordinator will manage the Fabratory budget and will be responsible for maintaining all hardware and software for the studio.

Read More to learn about our ideal candidate!

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:
-A strong portfolio of creative work that includes illustration, 3D modeling, character development and/or engine integration
-Prior teaching experience
-Familiarity with both Mac and Windows platforms
-Have a passion for video games including game play, modding, and texture mapping
-Proficiency in polygonal modeling program and digital sculpting
-Experience using open source software including Blender, Sculptris, and InkScape, as well as Adobe Creative Suite
-An ability for communicate complex technologies and programs on a basic level
-An ability to coordinate and organize people both individually and in group environments
-IT  and networking knowledge that will inform a sustainable, cost effective resource plan for acquiring and maintaining computers, software and other equipment
-Knowledge of programing languages including C+ and C++ a benefit, but not required

Compensation: AS220 has an “equal pay” policy; all full time staff (including the Artistic Director and the Managing Director) are paid a $35,300 salary per year and receive full health benefits with no employee co-pay.  Generous and flexible vacation time is offered, along with opportunities for education, professional development, and sabbaticals.

To apply, please send a resume, samples of your creative work, and 2 references to AS220 Youth Director, Anne Kugler at anne@as220.org and jobs@as220.org

All candidates must clear a criminal background check, in accordance with policies established by the RI Department of Children, Youth, and Families.

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