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Attend The 23rd Annual Sculpture Conference, Chicago 2012

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

This year’s International Sculpture Conference will span three days (October 4-6) in 2012 in the beautiful city of Chicago. This conference will feature 3 Keynote speakers, 14 panels, ArtSlams and a comprehensive program of mentoring sessions, workshops and optional tours and activities. Also, ISC members will gain an opportunity to exhibit their own work during the conference.

Registration Information

ISC Member: $450
Non-Member On-Site: $550
Student: $100 – limited. Must RSVP for wait list
Companion: $75*

*Only ISC members may bring a companion. Companions may attend optional tours and conference parties and events, but not conference panels, mentor lunches, or ARTSlams.

Contact information:
p. 1.609.689.1051 x.302
e. events@sculpture.org

Keynote Speakers:

Sanford Biggers

Sanford Biggers, an LA native currently working in NYC, creates artworks that integrate film/video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music and performance. He intentionally complicates issues such as hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity and art history in order to offer new perspectives and associations for established symbols. Through a multi-disciplinary formal process, and an equally syncretic creative approach, he makes works or “vignettes” that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are conceptual.

Sophie Ryder

Sophie Ryder’s world is one of mystical creatures, animals and hybrid beings made from sawdust, wet plaster, old machine parts and toys, weld joins and angle grinders, wire ‘pancakes’, torn scraps of paper, charcoal sticks and acid baths. The products are a result of her methods, and they have an inherent fascination. It is still necessary, however, to see beyond them and recognize that the materials are a means to an end: the communication of ideas.

Edward K. Uhlir

Edward K. Uhlir, FAIA, was appointed Design Director of Millennium Park by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley in 1998. In this capacity, he oversaw construction and completion of the 24.5 acre park, coordinating the contributions of world-class artists and architects, including Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Jaume Plensa, Anish Kapoor and Piet Oudolf with the landscape design firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichols. Mr. Uhlir now serves as the park’s Director of Planning. He now serves as the Executive Director of the not-for-profit Millennium Park Inc. and he is the President of Uhlir Consulting LLC which provides consulting services for the planning and design of parks. He lectures worldwide regarding Millennium Park and parks in general.

Before his involvement with Millennium Park, Mr. Uhlir was the Director of Research and Planning for the Chicago Park District. Prior to that, he served as the Park District’s Director of Architecture, Engineering and Planning and he headed the public art program.

Check back often for newly confirmed panelists and moderators speakers.

Panel Topics:

• The Transformative Nature of Sculpture on an Urban Community
• Public Art: Alternative Models
• How Can Architects and Sculptors Work Together?
• Experimental, Artist-Initiated and Alternative Curating
• Relevance of the Gallery System: Galleries, the Internet and Art Fairs in a Changing Market
• Ideation and Process

Check back for growing panel updates.

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Creative Start-Ups – check out the online business incubator

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The Online Business Incubator is seeking entrepreneurs for the next round of business assistance.

The Online Business Incubator (OBI) provides access to experts,    tools and resources needed by startup and existing businesses to compete    and be successful in today’s economy. It is an innovative program as    part of the Broadband Rhode Island initiative in that unlike a    traditional incubator, the OBI program is primarily experienced through    online, web-based tools and services. As a pilot, the OBI program is    being developed with key goals and target audience groups for    participants and mentors. Please ask us about the details of this program, or visit the OBI Process and OBI Pilot Program pages to learn more.

 

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Advanced Acting with Fred Sullivan, Jr. At Gamm Theater

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

August 13 – September 24, 2012

Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30pm

This is a class for experienced actors intending to better their skills, push their own boundaries, break old habits and be engaged in some very demanding scene work. Previous work either on stage or in scene study classes with Mr. Sullivan is a prerequisite and admission is subject to approval by the instructor. This class culminates in a showcase evening of your rehearsed work. Learn by doing. Rehearsal outside of class time is required. *Class size limited to 12 students.

Register online or call Susie Schutt at 40-1723-4266 ext. 21

Questions? email susie@gammtheatre.org

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RiverzEdge Arts Project Screen Printing Studio Production Director

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Location: Woonsocket
Salary: $20 per hour
Start Date: 8/13/12
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Overview: This position is responsible for overseeing the production end of a screen-printing studio of 8 to 12 teen and late teen artist participants, while also working closely and collaboratively with the Screen Printing Accounts Director and Screen Printing Studio Assistant. The studio runs much like a small business, of which the Production Director is the manager and the teen artists are the creative and production staff. This position is also responsible for developing opportunities for the studio youth to achieve long-term learning goals through on-going progressive activities.

Hours: Approximately 25 hours/week during the school year; 30 hours/week during the summer. Required days are Monday through Thursday.

Education:  BA/BFA degree in the arts, preferably printmaking, and a strong portfolio.

Required Skills and Experience:
➢ Thorough knowledge of silkscreen techniques, photo emulsion, and hand stencil techniques;
➢ Industry experience on a hand press and a background in printmaking;
➢ Knowledge of Material Health and Safety Practices in a studio setting;
➢ Creative energy to guide youth in the exploration of new ideas for printed products and of new processes for printing on a wide variety of materials and products;
➢ Applied knowledge of Creative Suite programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) including design alterations and layer separations;
➢ Experience working directly with youth, preferably in an urban environment;
➢ Experience creating and completing lesson plans and designing short and long-term projects predicated on youth vision and leadership;
➢ Flexible, able to multi-task, i.e. run a commercial venture while empowering youth participants to complete jobs, mentor others in art-skills development and develop new products;
➢ Strong oral and written communication skills; and
➢ Ability to work independently, accept supervision and work harmoniously with the Screen Printing Accounts Director, Screen Printing Studio Assistant and other staff.

How to Apply
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Please send CV or resume, cover letter, and 10 images of work as document attachments in an email reply to brad@riverzedgearts.org

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Call for Entry – Paper Cuts

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
iolabs home
PHOTOGRAPHIC, FINE ART + DISPLAY
IMAGING
401.365.1330
July 24, 2012

A quarterly print project featuring work by
selected artists,
each highlighting one of our unique
services.

WHAT IS
IT

Our summer edition will be a
Hahnemühle Photo Rag Satin paper print mounted on a birch wood panel box. The
print will be a 1/2-inch smaller on each side to allow for the wood border to
show on the face of the panel. The panel box will have a 1 1/2-inch depth that
highlights the alternating light and dark wood tones.

WHEN + WHAT TO
SEND

Please send submissions to papercuts@iolabsinc.com by Friday,
August 17th. To submit your work email us ONE jpeg image (660 px width, 72dpi).

WHAT HAPPENS
NEXT

Our iolabs family of artists and
professionals will select a winning image in mid-August, then announce and sell
the limited edition mounted print on our website. We will contact the chosen
artist to obtain higher resolution files and discuss appropriate sizing for the
selected image.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR
YOU

Experiment, exposure, and
profit. Paper Cuts projects are innovatively presented and smartly promoted; 30%
of sales goes to the artist.

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Community MusicWorks Seeks Managing Director

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Community MusicWorks (CMW) seeks a Managing Director to lead the
organization into its next phase. CMW, now in its 16th year, is a communitybased
organization in Providence, Rhode Island that has an important leadership
position nationally. The organization connects the permanent residency of a
professional chamber ensemble to a local urban community in Providence, to
provide artistic and educational opportunities to an economically challenged
community, all with a mission of social change.
In recent years the organization has experienced steady growth, and now has a
staff of 16 full- and part-time people, an annual budget of approximately $1
million, and several new initiatives. The organization’s 5-year strategic plan
focuses on the question of how much to grow locally and nationally, and defines
an intention to 1) grow deeper not broader within Providence to provide our 100
students with comprehensive musical experiences, and 2) to develop a national
presence by sharing our model with musicians and arts organizations across the
country so that they can carry forward CMW’s ideas in other communities. In the
coming years, the organization will be focused on planning for and carrying out a
campaign for a permanent facility.
Funding for Community MusicWorks comes from local and national foundations,
including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, the National
Endowment of the Arts, and many individual contributors. In 2010, the
organization won national recognition when its founder received a MacArthur
“genius grant,” and Michelle Obama presented the organization with the National
Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award at the White House.
Community MusicWorks seeks a Managing Director who will help the
organization to maintain and grow its reputation and programming, develop new
initiatives in the coming years, and support the organization’s ambitions toward
finding a permanent facility. The Managing Director will work in partnership with
the Founder & Artistic Director in many areas of organizational leadership,
including strategic planning, institutional advancement, board development, and
public programming. The Managing Director will have direct responsibility for
financial management, communications and public relations, growing local and
national partnerships, and staff supervision. Because the organization has a
Director of Development, fund development will not be a primary responsibility of
the Managing Director, but participation in relationship building and stewardship
will be essential.
A successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with excellent interpersonal
skills, a passion for arts and social justice, experience with organizational
leadership, finance, and communications, and will be an innovator who can grow
the organization’s position locally and nationally.
The position includes full health and dental insurance and retirement benefits.
Salary range available upon request.
Interested applicants should send a resume and letter of interest to Sebastian
Ruth, Founder & Artistic Director at search@communitymusicworks.org.

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Cultural Exchange Fund

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Program Description

The Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist U.S. based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies and their collaborators and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context. The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) recognizes that promoting global exchanges of artists and their work and cross-cultural programs is essential to fully engage audiences and communities in the breadth and diversity of performing arts experiences and provides an opportunity for presenting professionals to expand and deepen their knowledge of artists, traditions and cultures from around the world. APAP strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the following regions: the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

APAP awards travel subsidies to individual presenting professionals including agents, managers and producers, presenting organizations and to groups of presenting professionals traveling to see the work of artists and companies, or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators.  All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.

Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Cultural Exchange Fund will launch a pilot travel subsidy program for artists who wish to travel abroad to conduct research for a project or presentation. The Cultural Exchange Fund will not fund artists that are performing in festivals or touring in or outside of the United States, or traveling abroad to meet with international presenters about performance opportunities.

Artists — please note: Artists seeking funding for festival performances should visit the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.

CEF does not fund for-profit organizations that cannot demonstrate a mission and history of relationship building, or project development that serves the presenting field, presenting organizations, or a particular community.

http://www.apap365.org/KNOWLEDGE/GrantPrograms/Pages/CEF3.aspx

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Submit A Workshop Proposal For Opening Minds To the Arts

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Hello Teaching Artists and Arts Education Colleagues,

We invite you to submit a workshop proposal for Opening Minds to the
Arts: Investing in Arts Education for a New Generation, the NH State
Council on the Arts’ annual 2012 Fall Arts Education Partnership
Conference, taking place October 19 and 20th. We have two fabulous
keynote speakers, plus a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
to STEAM (A = Arts & Design) Conversation with artists, scientists and
educators.

We are open to many topics. If you are interested in presenting at our
conference, please read the attached guidelines and RFP form and send to
my attention by email, mail or fax no later than August 1, 2012. Please
feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Mail to: Catherine
O’Brian, NH State Council on the Arts, 19 Pillsbury Street, First Floor,
Concord, NH 03301; www.nh.gov/nharts, Catherine.R.OBrian@dcr.nh.gov ,
Phone: 603-271-0795 Fax: 603-271-3584.

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Jane Pickens Theater Seeks FILM THEATER CREW MEMBER

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

FILM THEATER CREW MEMBER – This is a year-round permanent position for the right candidate.
Organization: Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center
Location: Newport RI
Salary:
Start Date: asap
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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THE POSITION:
At Jane Pickens Theater we value teamwork, so you will be cross-trained to work at concessions and ticket sales, and if you have the right aptitude and attitude, learn to work in the projection booth.  You’ll greet customers, complete cash and credit card transactions, keep the box office clean and well organized, change lobby signage and poster boxes, and be responsible for the security of box office cash and tickets. You’ll prepare and serve popcorn, beverages and other specialty items, pour wine and beer (you must be TIPS certified), perform inventory counts and replenish stock, and maintain the cleanliness of the concessions area, including the popcorn machine and other equipment, counters, shelves, floor and display cases.  You’ll perform daily opening and closing operational duties, help keep the lobby, theater and bathrooms tidy and clean, and assist with other functions and duties as needed to help ensure our smooth operations.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:
- Excellent customer service skills; retail experience preferred but not required
- Good verbal communication skills as well as math and cash-handling aptitude
- Friendly and energetic demeanor, with the ability to stay calm and move quickly during busy times; flexible and capable of multi-tasking under pressure
- Strong work ethic, with a can-do attitude; desire to work as part of a team
- Capable of standing, walking, twisting, bending and climbing stairs on a frequent basis; able to lift 50 lbs.
- Availability and willingness to work weekend, evening, holiday, and on-call shifts
- Access to reliable transportation to Aquidneck Island; regular access to email and the internet
-All Crew Members must be TIPS Certified to serve wine and beer in Rhode Island. If hired, you will be required to obtain certification at your own cost prior to commencing work at JPT.

How to Apply
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TO APPLY:
Please send your resume, including references, to jobs@janepickens.com.  If your resume qualifies, you will be asked to submit an application

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Participate In Hispanic Heritage Month 2012

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually around the country from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Every year, the Hispanic Heritage Committee of RI (HHCRI) features and promotes activities celebrating Latino culture in Rhode Island during that time frame. If you or your organization would like to participate in the RI Latino CommUNITY Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, please visit the website of the HHCRI to fill out the online form, and we will be happy to include your event in all promotional material. Please be prepared to submit a photo or image – i.e. your organization’s logo or any image/photograph – to coincide with the activity.

All listings will be posted on our website as we receive them. However, to be included in our printed brochure and in press releases distributed to local and regional media outlets, we ask that you submit information no later than August 15, 2012.

Any questions can be directed to: Marta V. Martinez marta@hispanicheritageri.org

Marta V. Martinez | Hispanic Heritage CommitteeRI | P.O. Box 25118 | Providence, RI 02905
marta@hispanicheritageri.org | http://www.hispanicheritageri.org/

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THE YELLOW BOAT JURIED ART EXHIBIT

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

The Gallery At Second Stage Studio announces a CALL TO ARTISTfor a juried
art exhbition based upon the play by David Saar titled The Yellow Boat.
To be exhibited in the Gallery during the month of September 2012.

Subject matter must pertain to your interpretation of the play itself, and a short CD
of related music.  A packet containing the Script, CD, application and prospectus  will be available for pickup at Second Stage Studio, 1 Angell Road, Cumberland, Rhode Island on July 13-14-19-20-26-27 between the hours of 4-7pm.  One 2D piece  is allowed. Please visit www.secondstagestudio.com
Email: secondstagestudio@verison.net or  Call: 401-334-4800 for more information.

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The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Information for 2012 Applicants

The deadline for 2012 award applications is now extended to August 15th.

The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards to individual
artists and craftpersons living and working in the United States, and
who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project.
Applicants should have a developed body of work. The Foundation does not
accept film, video, performance art or music submissions.

An independent jury of three artists or curators will judge the
submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of
Directors for final approval. The maximum award is 1,500 dollars.
Previous winners of a Foundation grant are not eligible for a second
award.

Winning submissions will be retained by the Ruth and Harold Chenven
Foundation and may be used by the Foundation for publicity purposes.

http://chenvenfoundation.org/index.html

 

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14th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival Call to Artists

Monday, July 16th, 2012

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 30th !

14th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival presents: Slater Park Fall Festival

Saturday/Sunday September 15 & 16, 2012

Call for Artisans, Crafters and Vendors Slater Memorial Park

11:00 to 5:00pm

“Relax and sell your wares in our open-air marketplace!”

Due to this year’s overwhelming response and to accomodate as many artisans, crafters and vendors as possible – the deadline for application for the “Slater Park Fall Festival” has been extended to
July 30, 2012.   Please visit www.pawtucketartsfestival.org
for a downloadable application form, complete list of guidelines and fees.  For
more information, please contact Pat Zacks, Slater Park Fall Festival chair at
401-273-5367 or psz333@aol.com.

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Public Art Bulletin From NEFA

Monday, July 16th, 2012

July 2012

IN THIS ISSUE
NEFA’S NEW PUBLIC ART COORDINATOR
LAST CHANCE CALLS TO ARTISTS
NEFA’S PUBLIC ART DISCUSSION SERIES
NEFA AT PAN PRECONFERENCE
DONATE

ABOUT NEFA
NEFA supports artists with grants and professional resources; establishes vital connections between artists, arts programmers, and the public; and strengthens the region’s creative economy through research that informs public policy.
Learn more about NEFA.

NEFA’S NEW PUBLIC ART COORDINATOR

Greetings New England public art community!

I am honored and excited to share that I have joined NEFA as Coordinator of Public Art & Online Services. I came to the NEFA community last fall as the public art intern during my graduate studies at Brown University in the Public Humanities Masters program. Now, with graduate school behind me, I am eager to jump back into the professional world and do what I love most — working with artists, developing resources and opportunities, and making the arts more accessible to the public.

Cheers,
Elysian McNiff
617.951.0010 x243

LAST CHANCE CALLS TO ARTISTS

Due July 13, 2012
RFQ for $35,000 mural for Montana State Capitol Building in Helena, MT
Due July 13, 2012
RFQ for a ZERO1 Fellowship with Google Public Policy
Due July 13, 2012
RFQ for SCULPTURE360 temporary sculpture exhibition in Clearwater, FL
Due July 15, 2012
Rainbow Honor Walk design competition in San Francisco, CA
Due July 16, 2012
9th Annual Sculpture Visions Exhibition in Chapel Hill, NC
Due July 17, 2012
RFQ for $50,000 historic water tower artwork in Norfolk, VA
Due July 17, 2012
RFP for public art display about sustainability in Greenfield, MA

Remember, these are just a few of the great listings available on the NEFA Network. Calls are posted several times a week, so visit today and check back often!

NEFA’S PUBLIC ART DISCUSSION SERIES

This summer we’re putting together the 2012-2013 Public Art Discussion Series, and we need of your input! Last year public artists and administrators were exposed to new technologies in public art, local fabricators, strategies in community engagement, solutions to legal issues, and the public art panel process. What is most valuable to you? Any potential speakers or participants that should be on our radar? Please send suggestions to Elysian McNiff at emcniff@nefa.org.

NEFA AT PAN PRECONFERENCE

The Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network Preconference, hosted in San Antonio, packed 1.5 days with presentations, discussions, awards, networking and public art tours. Participants shared lively conversations and innovative ideas in cultural hubs such as Pearl and the Blue Star Contemporary Art Gallery, both located along the city’s Riverwalk. Attendees discussed topics like digital public art inventories, social engagement and public art that responds to crisis. Attendees also celebrated the announcement of the 2012 PAN Year in Review projects (congratulations to the Maine Arts Commission for the recognition of Maple Leaf by artist Shoshannah White), and honored the 2012 PAN award recipient, Mel Chin. The Preconference ended with a motivational panel of PAN and Emerging Professionals that emphasized the need for leadership in creating place.

join us in Pittsburgh for next year’s PAN Preconference!

New England Foundation for the Arts | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor | Boston | MA | 02111

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Help Wanted At Hispanic Heritage

Monday, July 16th, 2012

The Family Programs Coordinator will oversee the family activities for the HHCRI in preparation for Hispanic Heritage Month 2012.
The coordinator will meet regularly with the HHCRI Chairperson to provide updates and suggestions on ways to improve and strengthen existing and proposed activities. He or she must be flexible and ready to perform tasks and activities that may arise.

Responsibilities:
Expand and manage family educational program offerings
Develop and conduct evaluations and market research
Weekly status reports and monthly meeting report

Requirements:
Excellent written communication skills
Experience with Constant Contact, Word, Excel, Facebook and Twitter; word processing (MSWord and Excel). Knowledge of art and web design software a plus.
Self-motivated and detail-oriented
Knowledge of RI Latino arts and culture, or willingness to learn.
At least three (3) years experience working in the field of art or arts advocacy, museum, library or education.
Bilingual (Spanish/English).
Access to a computer.
Must own a car or able to travel independently to various locations around the state to meet with partners and attend meetings as needed.

Position available immediately.
Stipend: $15,000 from July 2012 to March 2013.

Send resumé, cover letter and one reference to:
Marta V. Martinez, PO Box 25118 Providence, RI 02905.
Email inquires: marta@hispanicheritageri.org.

Job also posted on our website: http://www.hispanicheritageri.org/

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CALL FOR ART: A GOOD HOME

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Art Exhibit and Auction Deadline: Monday, August 6, 2012 Pawtucket Citizens Development Corporation (PCDC) seeks art and art installation proposals for A GOOD HOME art exhibit. A GOOD HOME is an unjuried exhibit intended to celebrate PCDC’s transformational work in making the neighborhoods of Pawtucket and Central Falls safer, stronger and more vibrant. Artists are invited to explore the theme of home in their work. PCDC not only creates housing, but also weaves together the fabric of neighborhoods to create communities. We encourage the art to reflect this expansive view of the idea of “home”. The exhibit will take place at Machines with Magnets in Pawtucket, RI from September 10-20, 2012 with a culminating fundraiser to benefit PCDC on September 20. Participating artists will receive 2 free tickets to the event where the works of art will be put up for auction. For more information visit http://www.pawtucketcdc.org/documents/call-for-art-pdf.pdf

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Grants for Innovative Arts-Focused Community Revitalization Projects

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Ovation and Americans for the Arts Announces Launch of Grant Program
for Innovative Arts-Focused Community Revitalization Projects

 

As part of its effort to recognize the role artists play in revitalizing their communities, Ovation television network has partnered with Americans for the Arts to launch a national grant program, innOVATION.

Inspired by the community-revitalization effort documented in the network’s recent original series Motor City Rising,
the innOVATION Grant Program is designed to highlight similar stories
of arts-focused, neighborhood-renewal initiatives in the United States
and provide support to model projects.

 

The program invites mayors, county executives, and other elected
community leaders to endorse the most inspiring arts-related
community-revitalization efforts in their city. In addition to the
formal funding process, Ovation also will provide an online platform for
submissions for the innOVATION Grant Program on its Facebook page and
Web site, providing a national platform for these encouraging stories
and the opportunity for the public to choose an additional viewers’
choice grantee.

To be eligible, applicants must be Americans for the Arts
organizational members and must be nominated by an elected community
official (mayor, county executive, etc.). Applicants’
community-revitalization programs must focus on the arts and have a
demonstrated record of success. Only one submission per community will
be accepted. All applicants will be eligible to compete for the viewers’
choice award.
This year’s program will award three grants of $25,000, two grants of
$10,000, and one viewers’ choice award of $15,000.

Grant recipients will be selected based on their creative, economic,
and social impact, as well as their ability to pool public, private,
nonprofit, and community efforts to improve and enhance a specific
region through arts and culture.
For complete innOVATION grant program guidelines and application
procedures, as well as information on becoming an Americans for the Arts
organizational member, visit the Americans for the Arts Web site.

Contact:

Link to Complete RFP

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EmcArts Invites Proposals From Performing Arts Organizations for Innovation Lab Program

Monday, July 16th, 2012

With support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, EmcArts,
a nonprofit provider of innovation services to the arts sector, has
announced that it will continue its Innovation Lab for the Performing
Arts, an immersion program for arts groups to incubate organizational
innovations.

EmcArts will deliver two more rounds of the program, in 2012 and 2013.

Proposals are now being accepted for round seven of the  lab.
Eligible organizations are producing and presenting organizations
(including college-based presenters) in theater, dance, and jazz.
Applications from more than one organization to explore a partnership,
collaborative venture, or merger are also welcome. Up to three
organizations will be chosen to participate in round seven. (The request
for proposals for round eight will be announced in the fall of 2012.)

The lab is a twelve-month program that helps performing arts
organizations incubate and test innovative strategies to address major
adaptive challenges. The program is designed to provide participating
organizations with space, time, and resources to explore and accelerate
the design and testing of new organizational change strategies for which
they are both ready and committed, with the purpose of addressing
specific adaptive challenges and providing a set of compelling
“prototypes” for the future.

During the twelve-month program, EmcArts facilitators will work with
teams of staff, artists, board leaders, and others from participating
organizations. The lab includes individual coaching, group facilitation,
an intensive retreat with specialized faculty, and a variety of
extended support systems tailored to the needs of each organization.

Visit the EmcArts Web site for complete program information and application procedures.

Contact:

Link to Complete RFP

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Joomchi and Beyond at RISCA’s Atrium Gallery

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

An international exhibit entitled “International Joomchi and Beyond”, traditional and contemporary reflections on “joomchi”, the ancient Korean papermaking techniques, is the latest exhibit at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, a gallery space managed by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).  The Atrium Gallery show features art from Korea, the United States, Taiwan, Australia and the Netherlands, all reflecting this ancient art form. The work is on display now through August 10, 2012 at the Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill.

An artist reception will be held on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at the Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill, which is located on Smith Street in the State’s main administration building.  The reception is free and open to the public with plenty of free parking available in the State building parking lots.  It will be presented in conjunction with Gallery Night Providence.  The artist will conduct a hands on demonstration of the traditional Joomchi papermaking at the reception.

“International Joomchi and Beyond” is part of RISCA’s New Visions/New Curators Series. This program is designed to support the next generation of artists and curators, primarily from communities of color in Rhode Island. The program, administered by Elena Calderón Patiño, RISCA’s Community Arts Program Director, offers mentorships and opportunities to organize, curate and develop exhibits by individuals in the Asian, African, Latino and Native communities during the Atrium Gallery season.

The current show is curated by Jiyoung Chung, an artist, painter and freelance writer who lives in Providence, RI.  Jiyoung describes the method of creating art by saying that, “joomchi is a unique way of making textured and colored handmade paper simply by using water and eager hands.”

Maria Tulokas, RISD Textiles professor, states “Joomchi medium is versatile and rich in its expressive potential. Pieces from different cultures do not show distinct differences: the technique has spread from Korea to global arena.”

Elena Calderón Patiño, RISCA’s Community Arts Program Director, said, “we are thrilled to present this beautiful work through the Atrium Gallery’s 2012 New Visions/ New Curators Series. This program encourages the development of new curators and gallery directors from communities of color, it also provides mentorship and opportunities to curate and organize exhibits at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill.

The Atrium Gallery is located in One Capitol Hill, the state’s main administration building, and is managed by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. It is open weekdays from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and closed on all State holidays.

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

About the Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill

The Atrium Gallery @ One Capitol Hill was developed to exhibit the work of Rhode Island artists in the State Capitol Complex. It hosts exhibits on a rotating basis, in partnership with several State Agencies & Organizations. The art gallery enhances Capitol Hill as a destination point for visitors, as well as for the many people who visit Administration offices or attend conferences at One Capitol Hill. It also enriches the work environment for the hundreds of state workers who spend their workdays in the building.

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Open Call for Brazilian, Hispanic and Latino Artists

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

On behalf of General Electric Company, we invite you to submit
works for GE’s 5th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Art Exhibition.  The
exhibition opens August 27 and runs through November 2, 2012. This will be a wonderful opportunity to exhibit your artwork in a prominent Fairfield, CT corporate headquarters location, and also on GE’s Cultural Online Gallery for worldwide distribution.  The works are available
for sale.


To view past exhibitions visit:


THE
PROCESS

Submit the materials required by July 31, 2012.  We will confirm receipt
of your materials within 72 hours of receiving.  Final selections will be made
by August 10, 2012. Works must be shipped/delivered to our
Stamford, CT studio the week of August 20, 2012. Please take
this timeline and location into consideration when evaluating whether
this opportunity is a good fit.  Shortly after finalists are
confirmed, we will communicate details on logistics, commission
structure and drop-off procedures.
MATERIALS REQUIRED:
1. Artist Bio/Statement
including name, telephone# and web address.
2.
Five digital jpg files of artwork.   If the work isn’t framed, describe how it
will be installed.
The name of the
jpgs should reflect the name of the artwork.
3.  A listing of the
five works including title, year created, medium, size and insurance
value.
Send all materials via email to opencallforartists@picture-that.com.  Format the subject of
your email
as follows: GEHISPANIC_YourLastNameYourFirstName_YourCityYourState.  For
example, GEHISPANIC_DoeJane_StamfordCT.
Contact us with questions via email at
opencallforartists@picture-that.com
.

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