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$1005 2BR / 1.5 Bath Duplex Apartment (Sandywoods Farm-Tiverton RI)

Monday, December 31st, 2012

2BR / 1.5 Bath Duplex Apartment
Date: 2012-12-21, 12:21PM

Sandywoods Farm is a unique, environmentally friendly arts and agricultural planned community located in Tiverton RI. Clustered around a working farm and preserved open space, this residential community will support sustainable agricultural practices, encourage innovative artistic expression, promote economic vitality, offer educational opportunities and build on a common vision.

This 2BR, 1.5 bath duplex has a full basement with laundry hook-up, a fully-applicanced kitchen, bamboo flooring and tiled kitchen and bath. A one year lease is required, along with one month’s rent as security deposit. Rent includes utilities, except for an additional charge for central a/c, if desired. Household income limits apply to this unit.

Contact:

Dolores DeLisle
Phoenix Property Management
401-816-0802

Equal Opportunity Housing
Persimmon Drive at Muse Way (google map) (yahoo map)

cats are OK – purrr
Location: Sandywoods Farm-Tiverton RI
it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

Original URL: http://providence.craigslist.org/apa/3493620538.html

 

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New England Center for Arts and Technology Seeks Executive Director

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Boston, Massachusetts

The Opportunity: The New England Center for Arts & Technology (NECAT), an innovative Boston start-up nonprofit, is seeking an experienced, passionate, and innovative leader for the newly created position of Executive Director. Reporting to the NECAT Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides overall leadership, management and oversight of the organization, including fundraising and fiscal responsibility for the $2M annual budget and recruitment and management of all staff.

The Organization: NECAT is the latest replication site of the nationally recognized Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC), which was founded by Bill Strickland in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1969. NECAT mission is to provide both year-round after-school arts programs for at-risk high school students, and tuition-free job training for under- and unemployed adults. This new Boston site is poised to open its doors in late Spring 2013 and will particularly feature a state-of-the-art culinary program for adults, designed in partnership with employers. NECAT strives to create an environment and a set of opportunities that allow its students to transcend a culture of poverty and enter a culture of opportunity.

The Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will be a strategic, creative, and critical thinker who has a strong track record of financial and programmatic impact. S/he will be a results-oriented social entrepreneur who possesses exceptional people management, networking, and communication skills. They will be able to successfully represent NECAT to a wide variety of audiences. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience building relationships and a proven track record raising individual, foundation, corporate funding from a local and national philanthropic audience, as well as developing sources of public agency funding. S/he will be proactive and continually seek opportunities to achieve the organization’s mission and meet its financial objectives, including creating revenue-generating opportunities.

Additional Key Skills/Experience: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years related work experience in the nonprofit or social sector and a progression of positions with increasing scope and responsibility. S/he possesses integrity, excellent people skills, and a heartfelt commitment to NECAT’s mission. Proven experience establishing and meeting goals and objectives is required. The ideal candidate will have a clear track record of raising funds, leading staff, and achieving results. A bachelor’s degree in required; an advanced degree is preferred.

To Apply: Please review the full position profile for more full details:

NECAT is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. For immediate consideration, please use the reference code FC245 and address your cover letter and resume to Maury Peterson. Please email your materials to: search@waldronhr.com

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Request for Proposals – logo design | Beautiful Day RI

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Salary: $450 one time compensation
Start Date: ASAP
Part Time
Temporary

Job Description
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Beautiful Day Rhode Island is a non-profit started in 2012 as an initiative to help refugees and other low-income, underserved populations overcome barriers to employment through culturally appropriate hands-on job training and business incubation. This emerging non-profit will expand the scope and reach of the Providence Granola Project, a successful food venture that has been an on-ramp to full-time employment for about two-dozen refugees.

We are looking for a graphic designer to develop a new logo to strengthen our outreach, recognizability, and brand identity.

Our proposal of choice will offer a captivating and relevant design that is in the true spirit of our mission, stay within the given budget, and has the ability to convey information in a culturally appropriate and accessible way. The candidate who designs the winning submission will also be strongly considered for future design, media, and communications projects.

How to Apply
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All proposals should be submitted by January 22nd. We will select a designer by January 28th, after which he or she will submit no more than three prospective Beautiful Day logos that will be given time for feedback and editing. The final project will be completed and approved no later than February 14th, 2013. Beautiful Day RI staff will do its best to provide feedback and guidance in a timely manner to meet this target deadline. This timeline is subject to change and will be confirmed upon signing of the contract.

To apply, please respond with the following:
• A brief description (a short paragraph) of your design experience, a little about yourself, and why you are interested in this project
• 3-4 examples of past logo design projects (pdf or jpg), a website, or digital portfolio of your work.
• 2 references.

Please review all RFP details and guidelines by clicking the following link:
http://beautifuldayri.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Request-for-Proposals-Beautiful-Day-RI.pdf

Submit completed proposal with necessary attachments via email by 4pm January 22nd, 2013
to: Amber Ma, Beautiful Day Communications Coordinator Intern at amber_ma@brown.edu

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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Announce Call for Entries

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

MEMBERS’ JURIED EXHIBIT: January 10 to February 22, 2013
THEME:
Then and Now: Remembering the Past Envisioning the Future
Juror: Artist, Deborah Baronas
Location: The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative at the Mill Gallery
560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02806
ELIGIBILITY:
This Exhibition is juried and open to the public. All work must be hand-delivered to the Gallery for
jury. All unaccepted work must be picked up prior to the opening of the exhibit. Any work not picked
up will be subject to a $5. per day storage fee. No shipped entries. ALL MEDIA is accepted. Original
work only.
LIMITATIONS:
All entries must weigh less than 150 lbs and fit through standard sized doorframes. Maximum frame
size: 60” in either direction. Any work not properly prepared for installation will not be installed.
Clips and loop hooks are not acceptable, all work must be wire-ready. Pedestals must be supplied
for 3D pieces. Work must be hand-delivered and not shipped. The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative
reserves the right to reject work that is deemed unstable or that is not professionally presented.
ENTRY FEE: $15 for one entry, $25 for two entries. All entry forms will be provided and filled out
at the Gallery upon delivery. Artists do not have to be current PAC members. You may become a
member by including an additional $35 payment (a year’s members’ dues) with your entry fee. Make
check payable to Pawtucket Arts Collaborative. For more information:
www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org
ACCEPTANCE & LIABILITY:
All artists whose work is selected for exhibition will receive instructions for hand-delivery in the Acceptance
Notice. Although the utmost care will be taken in handling works of art, PAC representatives will not be
responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause. Submitting a work of art to this exhibition shall constitute
an agreement on the part of the artist to comply fully with the conditions and terms set forth in this
prospectus as well as in the acceptance form and PAC policies/procedures.
SALES:
A commission of 30% will be taken by the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative for any work sold during the exhibit.
All price inquiries will be directed to PAC. NO POR (price on request). Work received for this or any PAC
exhibition may NOT be removed for any reason prior to the close of the exhibit.
PAC prospectus 2 of 2
About the Juror: Deborah Baronas
Deborah Baronas graduated from RISD in Textile Design and worked in the textile industry in New
York, Los Angeles and Europe before settling in Rhode Island.
Her textile career was noted by the uniqueness of a painterly style. This led to her studio which has
produced product lines for home and apparel and ultimately a more serious pursuit of painting.
It is her recent artwork that has established her layered paintings as the dominant object of her
investigations.
The historical mills and farms of New England, travels abroad, and workers in these settings
inform her investigations.
These subjects are depicted in her work, uniting her knowledge of textiles with her painting, and
represents a culmination of the life of a visual artist in these two realms.
Exhibition Calendar
Friday, January 4, 10 am to 12pm: Deliver of work to the PAC Gallery
Saturday, January 5, 10 am to 12pm: Deliver of work to the PAC Gallery
Saturday, January 5: Jury of Selection
Wednesday, January 9, 10am – 12pm : Pick up unaccepted work from PAC Gallery
Thursday, January 10, 5:30 pm-7 pm- Opening reception
Friday & Saturday, February 22 & 23 , 1pm – 5pm Pick up work from PAC Gallery
DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO: gallery@pawtucketartscollaborative.org

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Humanities Council Welcomes New Director

Friday, December 21st, 2012

RISCA is thrilled to announce the news that our friends at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities have chosen a new Executive Director:  Elizabeth Francis.

New RICH Executive Director Elizabeth Francis

To quote from the RICH release:

Elizabeth comes to the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities with a background in fundraising as well as in education and history. As a director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Brown University, she connected university thought leaders with institutional partners to support people and projects, many of which have contributed to the vitality of Rhode Island.

“RICH is well-known not only as a funder of but as an advocate for projects and organizations that inspire and engage people throughout the state, ” Francis said. “I look forward to building on these strengths and to expanding our ability to help bring Rhode Island’s vibrant heritages to light, to catalyze innovation, and contribute to the state’s progress and development.”

Elizabeth will begin at the Council in mid-January.  To see the full announcement, visit the RICH website at http://www.rihumanities.org/node/2405

All of us here at RISCA send our best wishes to RICH and to Elizabeth for a smooth transition.

Randy

 

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Public Art Opportunity: Celebrate Peace in Times Square on 12.21.12

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

It’s Time for Action, Action is Peace. Think Peace, Act Peace, Spread Peace, IMAGINE PEACE! Together we have the power to change the world. I LOVE YOU!! – Yoko Ono Lennon
JOIN US! Come to Times Square on Friday, December 21st at 11:45pm to sing John Lennon’s legendary song “IMAGINE” while Yoko Ono’s film IMAGINE PEACE plays on Times Square’s monumental billboards.

To join the happening, all are invited to meet at the “Red Steps” in Duffy Square, Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets, on Friday, December 21, at 11:45 p.m. Lead by Thomas McCargar, conductor and singer, and under the auspices of Make Music New York, those who have gathered will sing John Lennon’s “IMAGINE” at the very moment IMAGINE PEACE lights up the Times Square billboards at 11:57 p.m. Participants-and those who cannot make it to Times Square-are encouraged to follow @TSqArts on Friday night and tweet photos, videos, and peace using the hashtag #imaginepeaceTSQ.

The happening is a collaboration between Yoko Ono, Times Square Arts (the public arts program of the Times Square Alliance), Art Production Fund, and Make Music New York.

The event builds on the existing partnership of Times Square Arts and the Times Square Advertising Coalition in the nightly program of coordinated art on the digital screens, known as the Times Square Moment: A Digital Gallery.

Gather at the “Red Steps” at 11:45pm on Duffy Square, Broadway between 46th & 47th Streets. No RSVP Required

Can’t be in Times Square? Join the happening on line at #imaginepeaceTSQ.

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Call for Presenters: Creative Communities Exchange (CCX)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

June 6-7, 2013

Portland, ME

CCX is a fast-paced event that gathers creative and cultural community leaders for networking and practical creative economy workshops prepared by their peers.

STAY CONNECTED

The New Year is just around the corner – that means the 2013 CCX presenter deadline is quickly approaching. It will be January 10 before you know it so submit your community initiative soon!

Ronna Reynolds (The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, CT) presenting iQuilt at the 2011 Creative Communities Exchange (CCX)

CCX workshops highlight successful and innovative creative economy projects that leverage local creative assets and cross-sector partnerships for community revitalization and growth. When you apply to present a CCX workshop by submitting your community initiative, you will also be considered for a NEFA creative economy award!

Your community “creative place-making” initiative might focus on:

Physical and organizational infrastructure to attract and retain cultural assets
Collaborations within the creative sector
Leadership from within or from outside the creative sector
Creative partnerships across sectors
Creative community outcomes in context

Deadline: January 10, 2013

Questions? Contact Elysian McNiff, NEFA’s Public Art and Creative Communities Coordinator, at 617.951.0010 ext. 243

The 2013 CCX is co-hosted by NEFA and Creative Portland with additional support from the Maine Center for Creativity and the Greater Portland Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

New England Filmmakers The LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund is currently accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI’s) for projects requesting Production and Post-Production support. LEF invests in documentary film and video projects that demonstrate excellence in technique, originality of vision and voice, and creativity in form. Learn more: http://www.lef-foundation.org/NewEngland/MovingImageFundGrants/tabid/160/Default.aspx
Deadline: January 25, 2013

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Call to Artists – Eastern Woodland Native Arts

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Eastern Woodland Native Arts January 19 – February 23, 2013
WMOA and the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum are partnering to organize a new exhibit to
expose residents of West Bay communities to Eastern Woodland Native Arts. From traditional art to
contemporary interpretations, we invite you to participate in this engaging exhibit which kicks off the
New Year. Support for this exhibit is also provided by the Warwick Diversity Commission.
Eligibility
This exhibit is for Native American artists. All participants are required to provide their Tribal Affiliation
and ID Number (or other appropriate documentation) on the attached form.
Reception
An Artist Reception will be held on Wednesday, January 23 from 6-8 pm.
Requirements
Professional presentation is highly valued and all works must be ready to hang; artwork with clips,
sawtooth hangers, or loops will not be accepted for this exhibition.
*Number: For wall art (2D), each artist may submit up to 3 pieces.
For 3D art, each artist may submit up to 5 pieces.
*Display: If your pieces are wearable art, you must provide display forms. Please note that our
pedestals do not have plexi glass covers.
*Maximum Sizes:
• 2-D work: 42”x42” including frame
• 3-D work: No size limitations, but space is limited in group shows; a limited
number of pedestals (without plexi glass tops) are available; therefore, we reserve
the right to limit the number of 3-D works in this exhibit.
• WMOA also reserves the right to reject work based on excessive size.
*Labels: Artist Name, Title, Medium, and Price must be typed on the Inventory Form
and emailed to the Program Director.
*Submission: All artists must email three (3) high quality digital photos of their works
labeled with size dimensions for juror consideration by Wednesday, January 2, at
8:30 pm.
*Notification: Artists will be emailed about acceptance into the show by January 10. We are
unable to respond to phone calls regarding acceptance into the exhibit. An Inventory
and a Marketing Form will be emailed and must be completed by Drop Off.
*Drop Off: Thursday, January 17, 3:30 – 7:30 pm and Friday, January 18, 2:00-3:30 pm
(We cannot accept any items that are mailed to WMOA.)
*Pick Up: Thursday, February 28, 3:30-7:30 pm and Friday, March 1, 2:00-3:30pm
*Jurors: Jessica Caldarone, Program Director of WMOA and Lorén Spears, Executive
Director of the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum
*Contact: Jessica@warwickmuseum.org

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COMMUNICATION & DESIGN ASSOCIATE

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

 

The
Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Inc. is seeking a consultant
to assist this new non-profit entity which has replaced a 25+ year Federal
Commission that had worked in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage
Corridor. Its mission is to continue the work of the Commission and promote the
establishment of a new National Historical Park in the Corridor.  The
Blackstone Corridor Inc.’s consultant needs to be seeking a creative, result
driven person with extensive communications and design experience, who has the
flexibility to work on multiple projects in various mediums.  Applicants are
asked to submit a cover letter, resume and a link to their online portfolio to Michael Cassidy, Acting Coordinator, 1 Depot Square, Woonsocket,
RI 02895. Reviews will begin on December 31, 2012.

The Consultant will provide communication, design and website support
to the Blackstone Corridor Inc., and develop,
implement, evaluate and continuously improve a coordinated, Valley-wide
communications program. The consultant will work with the Acting Coordinator
in this effort, as well as the National Parks Service’s Corridor staff.

 

SCOPE OF WORK:

  • Develop a program to generate brand recognition
    and goodwill within and outside the Corridor, regionally and nationally, in
    order to increase public understanding of the mission and goals of the
    Corridor, as well as to set the stage for a major fundraising effort.
  • Produce and maintain marketing content for
    electronic and print distribution, including logos, brochures, fliers,
    invitations, programs, forms, photos, video, etc. for various events and
    programs.
  • Communications:
    Draft publications, press releases, e-newsletter and marketing
    materials.  Monitor and maintain content
    on the organization’s website and social media platforms.
  • Update and maintain the organization’s electronic
    database and lists with contact information for partners, constituents, and
    local, state and regional media outlets.
  • Implement the use of diverse communication
    approaches and media, including traditional and innovative formats,
    technologies, venues and channels so as to optimize the ability to reach target
    audiences and convey the message most effectively. Coordinate internal and
    external information and communication processes so as to enhance the
    consistency and effectiveness of messages.
  • Assist others with the development and
    distribution of a calendar for targeted communications such as invitations to
    meetings, Ranger events, Corridor programs, recognition opportunities.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Previous communication and design
experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills and problem-solving
skills.  Demonstrable computer and design
skills, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative
Suite, including InDesign and Illustrator , web
and social media integration. Strong organizational skills, with the ability to
manage multiple and changing priorities in an entrepreneurial environment.

General knowledge and
interest in planning or organizing, historic preservation, environmental
protection, watershed protection or economic development.  Familiarity with the bi-state Blackstone
National Heritage Corridor a plus.
Demonstrated record of willingly accepting guidance and aggressively
pursuing task completion.  Collaborative
team player and accomplished multi-tasker, who is willing to go above and
beyond job description for the success of the Blackstone Corridor Inc.

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Grants from NALAC

Monday, December 17th, 2012
The National
Association of Latino Arts and Cultures- NALAC FY 2013 Grant Deadlines have been
extended.
 
NEW
DEADLINES
NALAC Fund for the Arts- NFA

Now accepting applications
through:
Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:59 pm
CST

Transnational Cultural
Remittances-TCR

Now accepting applications
through:
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:59 pm
CST

NFA TCR Extension pic
The
NALAC Fund for the Arts provides a variety of grants to assist US-based Latino
working artists, ensembles and small to mid-sized Latino arts organizations that
demonstrate artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through the arts.
Applying to the NALAC Fund for the Arts  is a benefit of NALAC
Membership.

Transnational Cultural
Remittances (TCR)

The Transnational Cultural Remittances (TCR) grant
program supports exemplary cultural exchanges that promote grassroots artistic
collaboration and strengthen social networks between the United States, Mexico
or Central America. The NALAC TCR program is open to individuals, collectives
and community-based organizations in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala,
Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the United
States.
Our
Sponsors


The
NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA)

is made possible thanks to the
generous support from the following: Ford Foundation, Southwest Airlines, The Andy Warhol Foundation for
the Visual Arts
, and MetLife
Foundation

The Transnational Cultural Remittances Program
(TCR)

is made possible thanks to the generous support from Ford
Foundation

About
NALAC

 
The
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures
is the nation’s only
multidisciplinary Latino arts service organization. For 23 years, NALAC has
provided critical advocacy, funding, networking opportunities and professional
development training to build the capacity and sustainability of the Latino arts
and cultural field to sustain artists and arts organizations in every region of
the country.
www.nalac.org

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New Music USA Invites Proposals for MetLife Creative Connections

Monday, December 17th, 2012

A program of New Music USA and the MetLife Foundation, the MetLife Creative Connections Program
provides support for composers to participate in public activities related to
specific performances of their original music. By supporting the composer’s
interaction with audiences, performers, arts organizations, and local
communities, the program aims to increase public awareness and enhance the
creative artist’s role in society.

 

MetLife Creative Connections applications must be submitted by a sponsoring
organization that is requesting support for one or more composers participating
in public activities organized, sponsored, and/or presented by the
organization.

 

The program supports composer fees for participation in a range of outreach
activities, including but not limited to open workshops or lectures; community
outreach events; pre- and/or post-performance discussions; interaction with the
audience during and after the performance; open rehearsals; utilization of media
technologies such as Web sites, blogs, online videos, podcasts, etc.; and
traditional media activity such as radio, television, or print interviews,
etc.

 

The program is open to U.S.-based composers and sponsoring organizations.
Applications are submitted by a sponsoring organization (a presenter, ensemble,
dance company, etc.) requesting support for one or more composers (up to six).
There are no limits or restrictions on the style or genre of music to be
performed or presented.

 

Activities may take place in traditional or non-traditional settings.

 

Applicants may request amounts ranging from $250 to $3,500, to be made
payable directly to the composer. The program supports approximately three
hundred composers working with approximately one hundred and fifty organizations
annually. The average award is close to $500 per composer.

 

For the January 7, 2013, deadline, applications will be considered for public
activities taking place during April through August 2013. There will be no April
1 deadline in 2013.

 

Visit the New Music USA Web site for complete program guidelines and the
application form.

 

Contact: Link to Complete RFP

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Creatiquity Writing Fellowships

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Createquity Writing Fellowship

Applications for the Spring 2013 Createquity Writing Fellowship are now open. Applications will be accepted through January 8, 2013. Read on for more information and instructions on how to apply.

http://createquity.com/about/createquity-writing-fellowship

Overview

Createquity.com, a blog and unique virtual think tank promoting next-generation ideas about the role of the arts in a creative society, is seeking talented arts policy writers and researchers for the fifth semi-annual Createquity Writing Fellowship. Createquity was founded by Ian David Moss (Research Director, Fractured Atlas) as a first-year business school student in October 2007, and now reaches thousands of readers around the world via email, RSS, and web. Createquity has received significant acclaim for its “lively” and “must-read” commentary on topics including arts policy, arts philanthropy, urban planning, economics, leadership, and research, and is consistently ranked among the top arts blogs by third-party websites. Since spring 2011, the Createquity Writing Fellowship has provided opportunities for aspiring arts policy writers to gain exposure and mentorship with peers in a structured environment. There is no cost to participate in the Createquity Writing Fellowship and there is no compensation offered to Writing Fellows.

Spring 2013 Createquity Writing Fellowship

Createquity Writing Fellows will hold the position for four and a half months between February 4 and June 15, 2013. Fellows are required to write two to three larger pieces and two to five smaller pieces* during the course of their term. One of the larger pieces must be a write-up for the Arts Policy Library, a project that synthesizes important arts publications (research studies, books, etc.) for a lay audience. Following the successful completion of their term, Fellows will be welcome to continue writing for Createquity on an ad hoc basis.

Article topics may be proposed by the Fellow or assigned. Each Fellow is encouraged to specify one or more areas of interest that he or she would like to pursue during the semester. A few examples of the many possible “beats” Fellows might choose to take on include:

  • State and local arts policy and advocacy
  • Cultural policy outside of the United States
  • “Under the radar” arts activity (e.g., amateur performance, street art, busking)
  • Arts education research or policy
  • Technology and arts policy (e.g., cultural mapping, data standards, etc.)
  • Measurement and metrics in the arts
  • Intersection of the arts with another, specific discipline (e.g., cognitive science, community organizing, economics)

Fellows will receive significant exposure to the Createquity readership community, which includes officials at most major national arts foundations, the National Endowment for the Arts, Grantmakers in the Arts, and locally-focused arts councils and organizations all across the country, as well as many of the field’s top researchers and consultants. Furthermore, Fellows may interact directly with top leaders in the field in the course of specific writing assignments. Opportunities will be sought out to promote the Fellows and their work as appropriate during the Fellowship term. Fellows are welcome to cross-post content generated for Createquity on their personal blogs.

* “Larger” pieces are defined here as 1500+ words in length; “smaller” pieces are up to 800 words. Word counts are approximate and should be treated as guidelines rather than strict maximums or minimums.

(more…)

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NEA Workshop Monday, 12/17

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

We wanted to be sure you received the following invitation from U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse:

As a member of the National Council on the Arts and a longtime supporter of Rhode Island’s arts community, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse recognizes the important role of the National Endowment of the Arts as a major funder of projects and initiatives. Senator Whitehouse would like to extend an invitation for you to attend a National Endowment for the Arts Grant Workshop. The event will take place on Monday, December 17th from 8:30a.m. to 10:30a.m. at Save the Bay, 100 Save the Bay Drive in Providence.

This workshop will provide the information needed to help you access competitive federal grants to support arts initiatives throughout Rhode Island. Elizabeth Miller, NEA’s Deputy Congressional Liaison, will present a complete overview of NEA funding opportunities and will answer any questions you have about the application process. We ask that organizations send only one representative so that we can accommodate as many people as possible. We encourage everyone to look at NEA’s grant website in advance of the event – http://www.nea.gov/grants/apply/index.html.

RSVPs are required. Please email your name, organization, title and phone number to Hollie Saunders at Hollie_Saunders@whitehouse.senate.gov by 3p.m. on Wednesday, December 12th. She can be reached at (401) 453-5294.

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Public Art Challenge, Gloucester, MA

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA,

2013 Gloucester MA HarborWalk – Public Art Challenge

$47,000

Open to artist/s and/or artist team(s) nationally.

Deadline: February 8, 2013

Open to all media; artists working in all creative art forms

Budget: $47,000

The Gloucester Committee for the Arts, on behalf of the City of Gloucester, MA, is seeking professional artist/s and/or artist team(s) for 3 new public art commissions. Artists are asked to submit proposals to design, create and complete new public art work in downtown Gloucester for our 2012 designed HarborWalk. The total project budget is $47,000 which will be distributed as follows: $20,000 for one (1) permanent project; two (2) additional prizes will be awarded totaling $27,000, at least one of which must be temporary. The minimum project budget is $7500. Note: this is a two-stage process requesting concepts and full proposal to select a short list of semi-finalists. We are delighted to announce that the panel for selection of the 3 finalists will include, among others, these distinguished jurors:

Andrée Bober, Landmarks Director, The University of Texas, Austin, TX

http://landmarks.utexas.edu/

Trevor Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA http://www.pem.org/

Peter Sollogub/Chris Muskopf, Architects, Cambridge Seven Associates, MA. http://www.c7a.com/

Step one

Visit http://ghwalk.org to view/download the complete Call.

Step two

From there, artists wanting to apply will submit their entry in digital format through CaFE(tm) at www.callforentry.org Artists will create a profile page on the CaFE site and upload artwork images and input artwork details. There is no fee to apply, nor to create a profile on CaFE. Following successful set up, all interested applicants will be granted full access to our detailed application; simply click on “Apply to Calls” and click on “Gloucester HarborWalk Public Art Challenge”. Your account information and images will be saved for your convenience and easy access when applying to future calls using café.

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ANNUAL SPOTLIGHT ON RI SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival

ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR ANNUAL

SPOTLIGHT ON RI SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Flickers seeking screenplays showcasing the spirit of Rhode Island

(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting entries for its annual Spotlight on RI Screenplay Competition from November 1 to December 21. The Festival invites talented screenwriters from around the world to submit screenplays that focus on the spirit and character of Rhode Island.

“What a brilliant idea! This is a fantastic way to promote our natural resources and beautiful locations within the Ocean State while bringing out the best talent from screenwriters and filmmakers around the globe,” said Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & Television Office.

Scripts must be submitted by mail to 83 Park St., Suite 1, Providence, R.I. 02903. A filled out copy of the entry form, which can be downloaded here, (http://www.film-festival.org/pdf/2012_Spotlight_Screenplay_CompetitionEntryForm.pdf) must be submitted along with the script.

Entries may be: a feature film (max. 130 pages), movie of the week (max. 100 pages), or television pilot (max. 40 pages), and must be in standard industry formats. Scripts may be in any genre, present day or historic period. Adaptations of novels/books are not acceptable unless submitted by the author. Writers must also supply a log line and short synopsis.

Finalist scripts will be read and judged by industry professionals: Steven Feinberg (RI Film Office Director & screenwriter), Kevin Esch (Ph.D.), Michelle Meek (MFA, Emerson College), Paul Brighton (writer and director of Brilliant Mistakes), and the Kevin and Matthew McManus (directors of Funeral Kings). They are looking for original well-crafted stories with commercial potential where the state of Rhode Island is a true character in the story.

The winning screenplay will be placed in the hands of producers and industry professionals who have the power to take the script to full-scale production. The winner will also be promoted to the film & television industry by the Rhode Island Film Office and FLICKERS, as well as receiving an all-access RIIFF pass for 2013 including the ScriptBiz Screenwriters Workshop.

The deadline for submissions is December 21, 2012.

This year’s winner will be chosen at the end by January 2013 and will receive an award at The Oscar® Experience: Providence (formerly Oscar Night® America) on February 24, 2013.

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The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 12 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. There are 75 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England.

For more information about this year’s festival www.rifilmfest.org

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Call For Entries

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

“Fire & Ice”
@
HOPE GALLERY
435/437 Hope St
Bristol, RI 02809
Juried Exhibit
Open Reception: Saturday, January 12th 2013
5 PM-8 PM
Artists are allowed 2-3 entry pieces. Two (2) pieces $30; Three (3) pieces $35
with a 30% commission taken upon sale of artwork.

Art works must be properly framed, wired and ready to hang. No clip on frames or saw tooth hangers allowed. No lasers or computer generated work accepted. The maximum size accepted will be: 24”x 30” [with frame].
Drop off:
Saturday, January 5, 2013 and Sunday, January 6, 2013.
Drop off time: 1 PM-6 PM
Pick up of work [when exhibit is over]:
Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2013
1 PM to 6 PM
Any works not picked up on time, the artist will be charged a storage fee of $2 per day.

For more information:
(401) 396-9117

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Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Accepting Minigrant Applications

Monday, December 10th, 2012

 

Established by children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting applications from public schools and public libraries anywhere in the United States and its territories for program or event mini-grants of up to $500.

The mini-grants program is intended to support projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. The funding program provides an opportunity for educators, whose efforts are often inadequately funded or recognized, to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students.

Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together.

Public schools and public libraries are eligible to apply. Preschool head start programs also are eligible. Only public organizations are eligible; private and parochial schools should not apply. Charter schools also are ineligible. Applicants must be located in the U.S. or its commonwealths or territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam. Only one application from each library or school will be considered.

Complete program guidelines, a video tutorial for applicants, and the application form are available at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Web site.

Contact:
Link to Complete RFP

 

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FY 2013 NEA Our Town Grant Deadline

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Organizations may apply for creative placemaking projects that contribute to the livability of communities and place the arts at their core. An organization may request a grant amount from $25,000 to $200,000. Deadline: January 14, 2013.

If you have questions about your Our Town application, please contact OT@arts.gov or visit http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/index.html

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NEFA/Boston Art Commission Workshop

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

NEFA and The Boston Art Commission want to help you get your public art project off the ground. Join us for a public art grants workshop at NEFA on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 12:00-2:00 pm. The workshop will:

Present funding opportunities such as NEFA’s Fund for the Arts and the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund.
Answer questions about the grant application process.
Debrief Boston’s permitting and installation guidelines.
Give you the opportunity to network with your peers!

For more information: http://www.nefa.org/grants_programs/public_art_discussion_series?utm_source=Public+Art+Bulletin+December+2012&utm_campaign=Public+Art+Bulletin+December+2012&utm_medium=email

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