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CALL TO ARTISTS: Request for Qualifications

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Symphony Park Public Art

The Boston Art Commission, in collaboration with the Friends of Symphony Park, the City of Boston Parks Department, the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund, and landscape architectural firm Warner Larson, Inc., seeks qualifications from artists to create permanent public art for Symphony Park in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood to be implemented in conjunction with a park improvement project. 

Release:  Wednesday – February 13, 2013

Deadline:  Friday – March 8, 2013

Eligibility:  This public art commission is open to all professional artists, artisans, architects, landscape architects, or a team thereof, in New England. 

Design Intent:  The artist (or team) is requested to develop the artwork in collaboration with the project landscape architect, Warner Larson, Inc, in order to ensure that the art is fully integrated into the site design.  For this project, music has been selected as the theme by the community and should be highlighted in creative ways throughout the park.

Design Budget:  $15,000

In total, artist’s awards are allotted as follows, with more detail below.

$1,500 – awarded to three shortlisted finalists for initial concept development and presentation

$15,000 – awarded to selected artist for design development and final administrative approvals

2.5% of final artwork budget – awarded to selected artist for construction administration

Anticipated Art Fabrication and Installation Budget (funding not in place, but being solicited): $100,000

Project Summary:  The “Improvements to Symphony Park Project” has been a community-led initiative since 2006.  What began as a targeted effort to address safety concerns within this passive open-space in the East Fenway, has gained momentum and supporters and is now envisioned as a comprehensive and collaborative park improvement and art installation project.  

Symphony Park’s restoration planning and design has been informed by community and contextual framework.  Located in a dense, vibrant, and growing neighborhood, the park abuts a senior housing facility and is close to a number of cultural and educational institutions, including Symphony Hall, Christian Science Plaza, and Berklee College of Music. Projects that reflect and support the physical and cultural environs of the Fenway are encouraged, as are inspirations that incorporate music or community themes.

Warner Larson, Inc., a Boston landscape architectural firm, has been retained to develop the park renovation design and the documents to guide the park reconstruction. The selected artist (or team) will collaborate with Warner Larson and the community to develop a conceptual and then detailed design for integrating art elements into the park.  A public community process conducted by the landscape architects has led to a conceptual design for the park improvements.  A copy of the conceptual design will be made available to the shortlisted artists.

Construction funding for this collaborative renovation is being sought through the City of Boston Capital Improvement Program and by community led grant applications.  All design and construction will be coordinated through the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the property owner.  Final artwork approval must be granted by the Boston Art Commission through a series of presentations.   

Conceptual Objectives:  Community goals include integrated art/park elements that may be musically themed consistent with the Symphony Park’s name.  Creating a sense of place that speaks to the culturally rich neighborhood is important, especially because of the proximity to Symphony Hall and Berklee College of Music.  Art must be integrated into the park design, and not a stand-alone piece.  In particular, there are preferences for interactive, illustrative, and interpretive art.  As in every permanent public art project, the art work needs to be durable, vandal resistant, and easily maintained.

Ideas from community meetings held to date that might become part of the art/park design include: 

  • Moveable tables and chairs
  • Artistic signage or elements, like granite piers, engraved musical quotes or words interpreting significant features in the park
  • Water sculptures or features (mechanically operated, no electronics)
  • Extra illumination (in addition to traditional night lighting)
  • Artistic fencing

Project Site:  Symphony Park is a half-acre passive park in the Fenway neighborhood owned by the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.  The park is bounded by Edgerly Road, Norway Street, Burbank Street, as well as Morville House and the Burbank Gardens Apartments.  It was created in the early 1970’s during Boston’s Urban Renewal efforts and has not been comprehensively renovated since its construction.  The park is primarily maintained by Morville House, Burbank Gardens, and the Friends of Symphony Community Park.

Artwork Design Budget and Scope of Work (including Fabrication and Installation Drawings)

The selected artist (or team) will have $15,000 from the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund for design development of this collaborative work.  Upon award of the contract, the chosen artist or artist team will be required to submit an itemized fee proposal including but is not limited to the following scope of work:

  • Community meetings (up to 3) with drawings and other media presentation techniques to communicate and document proposed art installation alternatives
  • Final schematic design drawings and documentation of the proposed art installation, including a cost estimate, approved through presentations (up to 3) to the Boston Art Commission
  • Design development with visual and written documentation that leads to construction drawings and specifications, including an updated cost estimate 
  • Construction drawings, specifications and detailed cost estimate to coincide and/or be incorporated with the site improvement bid documents
  • Coordination meetings as required with project team

This budget includes all expenses associated with the labor, materials, contracted services, meetings and travel required to complete the design of the artwork through the construction drawing phase in preparation for the “Fabrication/Installation” phase of the project.  Any expense that exceeds this amount will be the artist’s responsibility. The artist is responsible for design coordination with the City of Boston Parks Department, the Friends of Symphony Park, the Boston Art Commission, and relevant City department representatives regarding all aspects of the design of the art installation. Any sub-consultants required by the artist to complete the art design documents must be compensated out of the artist design budget.

Fabrication and Installation Funding: Solicitation of funding for this project is currently under way.  Neither the Edward Ingersoll Browne Trust Fund nor the Boston Parks & Recreation Department has committed funds for the implementation/construction of the project at this time.  However, it is anticipated that the artwork fabrication and installation budget will be approximately $100,000 and the other site improvements budget will be approximately $450,000. 

Artist’s Fee and Scope of Work for Fabrication and Installation -  The anticipated $100,000 budget will include all expenses associated with, but not limited to the artist fee, all work and materials related to fabricating and installing the artwork and the required documentation of the completed project. 

Artist’s Construction Administration Fee - For this stage of the project it is anticipated that the artist fee will reflect the “scope of work” and fees typically allocated to the construction administration phase of a park renovation project and shall be about 2.5% of the anticipated art budget.  This includes coordination with the landscape architect, the city’s representative and the general contractor, clarification or supplementary drawings required for construction, review of shop drawings for conformance with design intent, written progress reports during installation.

Fabrication and Installation Budget - For this stage of the project it is anticipated that the remainder of the budget will be used to review and select materials, cost of materials, site visits during installation to install and/or supervise installation, tools, contracted services (such as additional structural engineering consulting), footings, lighting, operations, meetings and travel required to complete the artwork fabrication and installation.  This will also include all related permits, insurance, transportation and delivery charges related to the fabrication and installation of the artwork and the Boston Art Commission’s required documentation of the installed artwork.

Anticipated Timeline

  • RFQ responses due by March 8, 2013
  • Three artists will be shortlisted and will be notified by March 22, 2013
  • Proposals from the shortlisted artists will be due May 22, 2013
  • Proposal presentation/artist interviews will take place soon after in early June, 2013 – date to be determined
  • Announcement of the chosen artist (or team) will be made by early July, 2013
  • Timeline for the final design/fabrication to be determined in early September

Application Requirements - Interested artists may email entries to: art@publicartboston.com

RFQ Submission Checklist:

  • Résumé with current contact information, including:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone
    • Fax
    • Email address
    • Website
  • Artist Statement (1 page maximum)
  • Up to 10 clearly labeled JPEG images of relevant past work. Artists must provide images formatted as follows:
    • Pixel dimensions per image: approximately 600×800
    • Image resolution: 72-300 ppi (pixels per inch)
    • Maximum file size per image: 1MB
    • Name each image: lastnamefirstnameimagenumber.jpg
  • A corresponding, numbered, annotated image list with title, media, dimensions, location, brief description, date of the work, project budget, and project partners, if applicable
  • Optional: Additional support material, including press clippings or other relevant information on past projects (1 PDF file maximum)

Please Note:

  • Electronic submissions only
  • Do not send proposals at this stage
  • Submissions may be made publicly available for viewing

Selection Process

The Artist Selection Committee, which will review all RFQ responses, is comprised of representatives from the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund, Boston Parks Department, the Boston Art Commission, the Friends of Symphony Park (community group), a local artist, and the consulting landscape architect.

Following the RFQ review, three (3) artists/teams will be shortlisted.  The shortlisted artists / teams will be paid an honorarium in the amount of $1,500 to develop and present site specific proposals to the Artist Selection Committee.  Artists invited to present should review the Boston Art Commission’s permanent public art guidelines posted at www.publicartboston.com.  Shortlisted artists will be invited to participate in a site walk-through with members of the Art Committee before they prepare and submit their site-specific proposals.  Additional information about the project area and site will be available at this time.

The Shortlisted Artist Interview and Proposal Presentation - A date will be established soon after the proposal deadline for shortlisted artist interviews, which will include the presentation of each proposal to the selection committee. The interview and presentation will last one hour. As panel members are already familiar with the finalists’ past work, the session should focus on the proposal and allow for questions and answers. A final decision will be made as soon after the interviews as possible. 

Legal Agreement

The City of Boston will not be liable for degradation of the artwork caused by normal wear and tear and weathering. In the event the installation is bronze work, the Artist should cold wax the artwork prior to, or immediately following, installation. While the artwork should be relatively maintenance-free, the City or its designee assumes responsibility for minor maintenance.

By submitting an application, the applicant assures that all copyright holders have consented to the submission and use of images for use by the Boston Art Commission.  This includes the use of the images in the following forms: multimedia, print or digital publications, presentations, or an online archive.

The Committee reserves the right to alter any aspect of the selection process or overall project in any way for its own convenience at any time. This Request for Qualifications does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and these provisions are subject to change. 

For submission questions contact:  Karin Goodfellow, Director of the Boston Art Commission at karin.goodfellow@cityofboston.gov.

For park site related questions contact:  Liza Meyer, Chief Landscape Architect at the Boston Parks and Recreation Department atLiza.Meyer@cityofboston.gov

Call for entries, updates, and invitations to project events will be posted at www.publicartboston.com andhttp://www.cityofboston.gov/Parks/design_con/bidsandproposals.asp

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Micro-Finance and Business Training Opportunity for Rhode Island Artist Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Foundation Announce a New Financial Training and
Micro-Financing Opportunity
for Rhode Island Artist-Entrepreneurs

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and The Rhode Island Foundation are proud to bring the “Assets for Artists” program to Rhode Island, through a partnership with the internationally acclaimed Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MassMOCA), the International Institute of New England (IINE) and other regional partners.  Assets for Artists is a matched savings program for low-income, entrepreneurial artists.  The program provides financial and business training along with grant funds to match the savings of participants, up to
$2,000 for working capital investments in their arts businesses. The deadline for Rhode Island artists to apply for participation in the program is March 22, 2013.  There is no application fee or tuition cost.
RISCA Executive Director Randall Rosenbaum states, “We are thrilled to partner with The Rhode Island Foundation to bring MassMOCA’s Assets
for Artists program to Rhode Island.  We know that investments in Rhode Island’s creative businesses can have a dynamic impact on our state’s economy.  The Assets for Artists program will allow us to demonstrate that impact in a very direct way.”

Participating artists will engage in a dynamic “bootcamp” on personal finance for artists with Esther Robinson of ArtHome, followed by enrollment in IINE’s “Bridges to Business” Program, providing artist-focused business planning classes and additional 1-on-1 technical assistance.

More information – including profiles of past participants – is available at www.assetsforartists.org.

To learn more about Rhode  Island’s program and to apply, click here.

Assets for Artists is a matched savings program for low-income artists, operated by the community development department of the
internationally acclaimed Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, ArtHome, the Midas Collaborative, and a variety of local partners.

Bridges to Business – a program of the International Istitute of New England’s Microenterprise Department – is a Small Business
Administration-funded program that provides small business assistance to low-income entrepreneurs living in Massachusetts
and Rhode Island. The program delivers customized solutions with one on one coaching to help qualified businesses across a variety of industries strengthen and grow.  Its goal is to create and grow small business by providing a variety of support services, including: business education and
training; business formation and business plan assistance; sales and marketing strategies; legal advising; and web design and development.

The Rhode Island Foundation is a proactive community and philanthropic leader dedicated to meeting the needs of
the people of Rhode Island.

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts serves as a catalyst for the advancement, appreciation and promotion
of excellence in the arts, by encouraging leadership, participation, and education in the arts for all Rhode Islanders.

For further information on the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts go to www.arts.ri.gov or call 401/222-3881
or email cristina.dichiera@arts.ri.gov

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Workshops and More from Artmorpheus

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Think outside the box
Are you a mid-career artist?
Do you miss the piss & vinegar you had in your 20’s?
Are you looking to breathe new life in your work?

Explore new ways of looking at your work through the lens of other artists and other mediums in

Nurturing the Creative Mind:

Increasing Productivity for Artists of All Disciplines

A workshop led by Josie Bray
6 Tuesdays: March 19-April 23
6:30 to 9:00pm
Boston Center for the Arts

More Details and Registration
Here

For additional
information, contact:

Josie Bray josiebr@gmail.com
for workshop info
Liora Beer beer@artmorpheus.org or 617.456.1131 for all
else.

Other
Opportunities

Art Deadlines List – A monthly newsletter of opportunities for
artists

Call for Artists’
Proposals – Bedford Creative Arts, UK

Deadline: 04 March, 2013
Application fee:
none
Bedford Creative Arts, in partnership with The Higgins Art Gallery &
Museum, Bedford is seeking proposals from artists or artists’ groups for a major
new commission in 2013, in response to our artistic theme for 2013: OURS – what
we have in common and what makes something our own? A commission fee of £5,000
is available for the chosen artist or artists group, with an additional budget
of £5,000 available for materials, resources and the delivery of specific events
and activities. For further information, a full artist’s brief and details of
how to apply, visit http://www.bedfordcreativearts.org.uk/index.php/call-for-artists-proposals-2/

St Botolph Club Call for
Artists
for the upcoming New
Talent – New England
Exhibition in May, 2013.
Deadline:
01 March, 2013

Curatorial Opportunity

New Art Center

Deadline: 01 April, 2013
http://www.newartcenter.org/artist/opportunity.aspx?id=28

Curatorial Proposals, Cue 2013, Cue Arts
Foundation, NYC

Deadline: 30 April 2013
Application fee:
none
This program provides one deserving curator with the necessary time and
resources to realize an innovative project with the aim of encouraging
curatorial research in tandem with exhibition planning. CUE will provide
institutional guidance and resources to the curator, who will produce a group
exhibition with related public programming and an exhibition catalogue in July
2014.

http://blog.re-title.com/opportunities/2013/02/cue-2013-open-call-for-curatorial-proposals-new-york.html

FLEX IT! My Body My Temple, Nashville,
TN

Deadline: 15 March 2013
Submission fee: none
Request for
Proposals for an exhibit of social sculpture, performance and video works at the
Parthenon Museum of Art, Centennial Park and Amphitheater, Nashville, TN. The
South is both the fattest and the unhealthiest region of the United States. In
an effort to address this epidemic and other health-related issues, the
Parthenon Museum in Nashville, TN, has accepted a proposal for a participatory
art project titled “Flex It! My Body My Temple,” from the social practice artist
Adrienne Outlaw.

http://blog.re-title.com/opportunities/2013/02/flex-it-my-body-my-temple-nashville-tn.html

National Bronze Sculpture
Symposium/Yellow Springs, OH

-

Deadline: 01 April, 2013
Jury
Fee: $0.00
Event Dates: 10/13/2013 – 10/26/2013

The Yellow Springs
Arts Council (YSAC) of Yellow Springs, Ohio invites national and area artists to
submit design images for consideration for a Small Abstract Bronze Sculpture
Symposium in October 2013, to take place over 14 days on the campus of Antioch
College. The committee hopes to commission three (3) artists for three (3) art pieces each. One (1) of the artists will be from the State
of Ohio and two (2) artists will be selected from the remaining United States.
In addition, an invited artist from Yellow Springs, OH will
participate.

City of Seattle: Westlake Park
Temporary Art

-

Deadline: 21 March,
2013
Jury Fee: $0.00

The Seattle Office of Arts &
Cultural Affairs, in collaboration with Seattle Parks and Recreation, seeks two
artists or artist teams each to create temporary, site-specific public art projects for Westlake Park
in downtown Seattle. The
selected artists will create artworks that will activate and enliven the park
during the summer. The call is open to artists who are Washington state
residents living within 90 miles of Seattle. The application deadline is 11
p.m., Thursday, March 21 (Pacific Daylight Time).

RFQ 2013-2016 Developing Prequalified
Public Artist Pool

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Deadline: 25 March,
2013
Jury Fee:
$0.00

The Cedar Falls Public Art Committee (CFPAC)
invites artists and artist teams residing in the United States to submit
qualifications for potential inclusion in a prequalified artist pool or artists
for a range of upcoming public art opportunities
associated with the construction of new transportation and
streetscape improvement projects throughout Cedar Falls, Iowa.
PROJECT
BUDGETS range from $30,000 to $250,000.
Artists selected for inclusion in the
2013-2016 Prequalified Public Artists Pool will be considered for all project
opportunities as they arise. The committee reserves the right to select an
artist for a commission who may or may not be included in this
pool.

Festivals:

Animafest
Zagreb 2013 – World Festival of Animated Film

Deadline: 1st March,
2013
Application fee: none

Animafest Zagreb 2013 dedicated to feature
animated films wil be held from 04 – 09 June 2013. Animated feature films
completed after 2011 with a running time of 60 minutes or longer are eligible to
apply for the competition program.
http://www.animafest.hr/film_submission_files/ANIMAFEST_2013_REGULATIONS.pdf

Impact Festival 2013 – Call for festival
curators

Deadline: 18 March 2013
Application fee:
none

Impakt invites interested parties to submit curatorial proposals
for the 2013 Impakt Festival, which will take place from 30 October to 3
November, focusing on the theme ‘Capitalism Catch-22′.
The Impakt Festival is
the annual culmination of the activities of Impakt as an organisation that
specialises in critical media culture: a multimedia festival with conferences,
readings, performances, screenings, exhibitions, presentations and
music.
http://impakt.nl/headquarters/

Impakt
Festival 2013: call for film and video works
(also check out their
residency program)
Deadline for submissions: 1
May 2013

Open for submissions of new film and video works- Impakt
annually programs an exciting international overview of film and video art
during the Festival in the so-called Panorama Programme. We look forward to
receiving your submission of daring, experimental, critical, subversive,
unheard-of and surprising film and video work, produced in 2011, 2012 or 2013.
Please note that there is no thematic restriction for this call http://impakt.nl/headquarters/

Grants

The Allianz Cultural
Foundation Project Grants 2014
Deadline: 31 March
2013
Application fee: none
In keeping with its main
objective, the Allianz Kulturstiftung supports broadly conceived educational and
cultural projects, which benefit the European integration process and encourage
the development of a European identity. An important target group for the
foundation’s work is the new generation of scholars and artists for whom the
foundation has developed a series of exchange and encounter-related
projects.
https://kulturstiftung.allianz.de/en/foundation/guidelines_and_criteria_funding/index.html

The Franklin Furnace Fund,
NYC

Deadline: 1st April, 2013
Application fee: none
Each year
Franklin Furnace awards grants to emerging artists, allowing them to produce
major works in New York. Grants may range between $2,000 and $10,000 depending
upon funding received by Franklin Furnace. Artists from all areas of the world
are encouraged to apply.
http://franklinfurnace.org/artists/franklin_furnace_fund/index.php

Performance
Check out the Performance
Art S
eries
at Mobius

Residencies

Byrdcliffe Residencies offer uninterrupted work
time to visual artists,
writers and composers:

The Byrdcliffe
Artist in Residence program provides visual artists, writers
and composers of
exceptional talent with uninterrupted time and creative
space within the
serene natural setting of the historic Byrdcliffe Art
Colony. Lasting between
three and six weeks, Byrdcliffes residencies
provide artists with private
studio space within a community of peers.
Artists are invited to participate
in open studios, work-shares, communal
dinners and field trips, or may spend
their residency working in the
creative solitude of their studio. Byrdcliffes
residencies are
particularly beneficial to those who find it restorative to
live in a
simple, communal environment in close proximity to natural
beauty.
Cost: $450/3-week, $600/4-week, $900/6-weeks
Aid: Roughly 60% of
artists received partial or full fellowships to attend
the residency program.
To be considered for a fellowship, artists must fill
out and submit the
required financial information in the application. Some
partial fellowships
available through Byrdcliffe may require 3-5 volunteer
hours per week.
For
more info and too apply: www.byrdcliffe.org/artist-in-residence

Lower East Side
Printshop Keyholder Residency Program

Deadline 01
March 2013

The Lower East Side Printshop, NY offers emerging artists
with FREE
year-long studio residencies to develop new work and foster their
artistic
careers. The application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013 for
residencies
that begin on April 1, 2013. Printmaking facilities are available
for
intaglio, relief, monoprint, waterbased silkscreen, digital processes,
and
other techniques that employ the tools at hand.

Keyholders work
independently in the Printshops shared Artists Studio and
have access to a
vibrant community of peers. Artists from all disciplines
are eligible to
apply; printmaking skills are not required, but some
familiarity with the
medium is recommended. Basic instruction in printmaking
and some Master
Printer assistance is included in the program.

Participation is limited
and competitive. Applications are evaluated by a
panelist of seasoned
artists, curators, critics, and art professionals based
on the quality of
submitted artwork. Artists currently without a studio
space are encouraged to
apply.

Keyholder Residency includes:
24-hour studio access
$1,000
stipend
storage space
basic supplies (newsprint, blotters, solvents,
cleaners)
one free class in printmaking and consultations with Master
Printers
20% discount on all Printshop classes
free career development
workshops
free digital documentation of selected works produced during the
residency
inclusion in the Printshop’s permanent collection
opportunities
to show new work in exhibitions presented by the Printshop

“Even beyond
the technical learning and the facilities, having the support
of the staff,
the monthly emails, the workshops, salons, being a part of the
Printshop
community in general has had such a positive effect on my studio
practice.
That support has helped me stay more motivated, more productive,
more
engaged, and has helped me grow as an artist.” Naomi Reis,
Keyholder
Resident, October 2011 – September 2012

Eligibility:
Only
legal US residents may apply (i.e., Social Security cardholders)
Students
enrolled in any kind of degree program at the time of the residency
are not
eligible
Keyholder Residencies are limited to emerging artists only. The
Printshop
defines emerging artists as under-recognized and under-represented
artists
in early stages in their careers

Apply online:
http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/application.html

For more info, go to http://printshop.org/web/Create/KeyholderResidences/index.html
or email Christine Walia, Programs Director at
Christine@printshop.org

ARTMORPHEUS.ORG

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Upcoming RISCA Grant Workshop – Individual Artists

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Join RISCA for a FREE workshop on how to apply for grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.  This workshop will be lead by Cristina DiChiera, Director of Artists Programs, and is geared toward individual artists, though members of nonprofit organizations and educational institutions are welcome to attend.

Jamestown Arts Center 18 Valley St, Jamestown,     RI

Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

To register for this workshop click here.

To learn more about RISCA Grants to artists click here: http://www.arts.ri.gov/individuals/

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Upcoming RISCA Grant Workshop – Education and Organizations

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

RISCA Grants Workshop – 2013 Cycle 1 Organizations & Education

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 12:00  to 2:00 PM in Newport, RI

To register, click here.

April 1 is the deadline for RISCA’s Project Grants in Eduction and Arts Access Grants to organizations. Join us for a FREE workshop at the offices of the Preservation Society of Newport County on how to apply for grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

This workshop will be lead by Elizabeth Keithline, Grants to Organizations Director, and Dan Kahn, Coordinator for RISCA’s Education Grants.  The intended audience is staff of nonprofit organizations doing arts programming, and teachers and teaching artists who want to run programs that integrate the arts into school curricula.

Questions and requests for additional information may be directed to elizabeth.keithline@arts.ri.gov or daniel.kahn@arts.ri.gov

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Info/Listening Session for Artists on the RI Health Benefits Exchange

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Do you buy your own insurance or go without because it’s too expensive?

Want to help make it easier for artists to get health coverage?

Come learn about your new options, ask questions and talk about your health care needs at a free information and listening session about Rhode Island’s new marketplace for health insurance.

Starting in October, Rhode Islanders will have a new place to buy and compare health insurance called the “health benefits exchange.” The Exchange will offer a range of health insurance options. Financial assistance will be available.

Rhode Island needs your ideas to design a system that’s effective, useful and user friendly.At the listening session, we’ll talk about Exchange basics, collect your questions and discuss what changes would make it easier for you to buy health insurance.

When: Tuesday, March 5 from 4:30 – 6:30

Where: Department of Administration Building, One Capitol Hill, Providence, 2nd Floor, Conference Room A.

To register for this event click here.

The session is free and refreshments will be served.Please feel free to attend any part of the session if you can’t stay for the whole event.

This event is presented in partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Health Benefits Exchange, Office of the Governor, State of Rhode Island

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Special Events Assistant | WaterFire Providence

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Special Events Assistant
Organization: WaterFire Providence
Location: Providence, RI
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Overview

WaterFire®, the award-winning sculpture/event created by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence, has been praised by Rhode Island residents and international visitors alike as a powerful work of art and a moving symbol of Providence’s renaissance. WaterFire has captured the imagination of over ten million visitors, bringing to life downtown, and revitalizing Rhode Island’s capital city.

WaterFire first premiered 15 years ago, created as the private project of Evans, an independent artist. After several years of successful stagings, and in response to community demand, Evans partnered with an existing arts nonprofit to continue to develop WaterFire and its role in the social and cultural landscape of Rhode Island.  In June of 1999, WaterFire Providence (WFP) was established as an independent 501(c)3 arts organization, with Evans as its founding Executive Director.

The mission of WaterFire Providence is “to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.”  WaterFire Providence, with its spectacular growth under the leadership of Evans and supported by a talented staff along with hundreds of dedicated volunteers, has established itself as an internationally acclaimed work of art that has become the most popular arts event in the state.

WaterFire is presented from 12 to 25 times a year (ranging from small versions to complex productions) and has grown to include a wide array of arts and community partnerships.
Attendance varies by season and the scale of the event, ranging from 10,000 to 90,000 participants a night.

Open Position

WaterFire Providence is seeking a Special Events Assistant to join their Events and Operations Department. Reporting directly to the Director of Events and Operations, the Special Events Assistant plays a crucial role in assisting with the overall planning, logistics, operations, and execution of all events. This role also requires close work with the Development Department in managing development related events for sponsors, VIP members, and fundraising.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•Planning and coordinating VIP reception tent for all events
•Liaising with sponsors: attending meetings and following through with them to help plan and execute their receptions and special events
•Creating floorplans and developing design elements
•Sourcing and securing materials and external vendors
•Researching and contracting entertainment
•Obtaining permits, licenses and various paperwork through city and government officials
•Assisting in the development of logistical and operational plans
•Producing event related documents: timelines, applications, contact lists, purchase orders etc.
•Maintaining and keeping track of all special events related equipment
•Working with production staff to assist in the preparation of event equipment and materials
•Being present at all events and overseeing on-site production: set-up, management, troubleshooting and breakdown
•Overseeing and further developing program for smaller scale private events and celebrations
•Leading and managing interns and large volunteer groups
•Tracking event related expenses and reconciling budgets
•Fulfilling administrative/general office duties

Qualifications:

•Excellent multitasking, analytical and problem solving skills
•Highly organized and detail-oriented; possess strong sense of quality control
•Motivated team player with strong work ethic
•Willingness to work extended hours and weekends
•Ability to meet physical demands of the event
•High level of computer and internet literacy
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Demonstrated passion for the ability of the arts to transform a community and resonance with WaterFire as a work of art preferred
•Knowledge of RI arts and business communities a plus
•Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience

How to Apply
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Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references, and any other relevant information (such as portfolio) to jobs@waterfire.org. No telephone calls, please.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

WaterFire Providence is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about WaterFire, see www.waterfire.org.

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A.I.R. STUDIO PADUCAH, KY – RESIDENCY

Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Artist-in-Residence Studio (A.I.R. Studioin Paducah, Kentucky is accepting applications from visual artists, writers and composers for its 2013-14 program year. We welcome self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of traditional and non-traditional media.The duration of the residency is two weeks to three months. Collaborative artists and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older.
The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent studio work, the development of new ideas and experimentation. A.I.R. Studio also features gallery space for exhibiting work during the residency.Opportunities to work in collaboration with other artists and galleries in the Paducah community are often available.Visiting artists may also conduct workshops, for the public, during their residency.
 
The studio space and living quarters are handicap accessible. The studio area features a large, open workspace and is not media specific. Accommodations may be made upon request for residents requiring access to specific studio equipment. Living quarters include a sleeping area, kitchenette, and bathroom. The space is snug but large enough to accommodate a couple.
Please direct inquiries to:
 
Erin Hebert
A.I.R. Studio
621 Madison St.
Paducah, KY 42001
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RISCA Fellowship Writers Night – Thursday February 28th

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Join us for the RISCA Fellowship Exhibition Writers Night at the  Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St, Jamestown, RI

Thursday, February 28th, 6:30-8:30pm (Gallery opens at 11:00 AM)

Opening Remarks by Rick Benjamin, State Poet of Rhode Island

Readings by:

Playwriting Fellowship Merit Award Winner Leigh Medeiros

Fiction Fellowship Merit Award Winner Anna Solomon

Poetry Fellowship Merit Award Winner David O’Connell

Fiction Fellowship Award Winner Edward Delaney

And a demonstration of traditional Irish Step Dance by Kevin Doyle

For more info call RISCA at 222-3881 or email cristina.dichiera@arts.ri.gov

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.  For more on the RISCA Fellowship Exhibition click here.

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AD CALL / THE ALPHABET FROM SOUP TO NUTS

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

hey it’s time to get those ads in for the next issue of Mothers News,
the greatest newspaper on god’s holy green earth. Mothers News is
distributed free all around Providence and at select spots around the
country, so this is a great way to get the word out about a thing
you’re doing. ads start at $10 per vertical inch and will be seen by
thousands of people. our team of designers will gladly design your ad
at no additional charge. this small investment is not only good sound
business sense, it’s also the mechanism that keeps Mothers News
afloat. so my split rational/emotional sales pitch is: help support
the thing you like to see in the world by being in the world yourself!
to place an ad go to mothersnews.net/advertise.php and click the
button for the size ad you want. ads are $10 per vertical inch for
noncommercial enterprises and $15 per inch commercial (a commercial
enterprise is anything you pay taxes on). a great idea for
announcements, bands, calls to arms, declaration of love, edicts, fun
shows, garage sales, hair salons, internet-free social media, jam
sessions, keep the date, lamentations, missed connections, nature
walks, overt approaches, people who need people, quirky scenarios,
romantic evenings, serial novellas, t-shirt sales, underwear
manufacturing, volunteer opportunites, worcester time-share,
(something having to do with) xylophones, your project (whatever it
might be), and/or zebras (somehow). if you enjoy mothers news month
after month, it’s time to support / contribute. alternately, if you’re
a savvy businessperson, this is a smart move! 5000 copies, distributed
across new england and select spots across the country to a splendid
readership in the coveted creative/open/curious/no_bullshit
demographic. mothersnews.net/advertise.php.

FROM MAGIC TO BIRD
this next issue is going to be our 33rd immortal issue- that’s 33 as
in freemason astronauts, as in supernatural basketball player larry
bird, as in Long Playing records, as in jesus dying on the cross, as
in AMEN (1+13+5+14). in other words we’re LEVELLING UP so come party
with us.

GOLD VECTOR
the current issue is still free in the street- if you don’t live near
a mothers news dropzone, you can subscribe for a delivery fee of at
least $23 (at mothersnews.net/subscribe.php ). subscriptions include
back issues to june 2012. makes a great gift!

FEEDBACK REQUESTED
oh yeah, and we’re considering changing the price of the paper from:
nothing everywhere to: free in new england / $.50 outside new england.
please bark at me if you have an opinion on this matter, or if you
would concievably buy a pack of 100 papers for $15 (which would pay
for itself in 30 issues). right now we lose money on out-of-state
distribution, and have to be picky about where we send it. also we’ve
found that people have an extra hard time caring about something
that’s free. this would solve both these problems but obviously would
create others. seriously, what do you think? email mn@mothersnews.net
.

as always, any off-list feedback on any aspect of the paper is good
(as long as it’s not a fuming piss take or joke meanness).

thanks!!!!!

jacob

Mothers News
the Paper Of Record
http://www.mothersnews.net

join the Mothers News Announcement List: http://www.mothersnews.net/list

“Every Mother Is A Working Mother”

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AS220 Seeks Youth Development Associate

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Organization: AS220
Location: Providence, RI
Salary: $37,440
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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AS220 is a community of artists in downtown Providence that provides open forums and opportunities for Rhode Island artists. We provide an alternative to the institutional venues and have gained attention for our commitment to an “open and unjuried”, egalitarian approach to nurturing a creative community.

The activities of AS220 include, but are not limited to, several weekly events in our performance space, monthly gallery exhibits, a number of annual events, including Foo Fest, the AS220 Youth Studios community learning center, the Cottage Industries that include our Darkroom/Digital Photo, Printshop, and Fab Lab. The newest addition to our programs is 95 Empire Performance Collective, which is comprised of a black box theater, theater arts school, dance facilities, and a group of resident performers. AS220 currently owns and manages three buildings in downtown Providence that house approximately 50 artists, commercial tenants, and provide individuals and collaborative work space, galleries, venues, and our bar and restaurant. The FY2012 operating budget of AS220 and related for-profit entities is $2.8 million.

Job Description

The Youth Development Associate is responsible for helping to implement strategic initiatives that support AS220 Youth, including development data and information management, development planning, case development, fundraising, grant writing, grant reporting, and stewardship of donors. The Youth Development Associate reports directly to the Development Director, but works very closely with the Director of AS220 Youth to best identify and implement development strategies suitable for the cultivation of the mission of the program.

Job Responsibilities

Donor data management:  Identify and document donors in AS220’s Customer Relations Management (CRM) database
Program data:  Work with program staff to identify and document program data relevant to development initiatives.
Working with Program staff, Development staff, and AS220 Youth Board committee, create an annual AS220 Youth development plan.
Working with Program and Development staff, secure program specific funds though donor cultivation, grant research, writing, and reporting.
Strategically plan, prepare, and distribute promotional materials, with assistance from AS220’s Communications and Development team.
Promote donor stewardship through timely, accurate, and meaningful gift acknowledgment.
Maintain program information for the purposes of grant reporting.
Participate in relevant professional development opportunities on such topics as fundraising, mission building, stewardship, marketing and outreach, non-profit leadership, and community engagement.
Meetings:  The Youth Development Associate is expected to participate in the following regular meetings
Bi-weekly AS220 Staff meeting
Weekly AS220 Youth Staff Meeting
Weekly Development/Communications meeting
The ideal candidate will

Have experience with general not-for-profit development, and a strong connection with the Rhode Island’s art community.  The position requires a disciplined strategic thinker who pays strong attention to detail and can manage projects independently as well as work in teams.  Much of development work is deadline driven, so schedule management is critical. A sense of humor, flexibility, creativity, grace under pressure, and energy for challenges are musts.  Some knowldege of youth devlopment, education, and social justice issues preferred.

Full-Time Compensation

AS220 has an equal pay policy for all full-time staff of the non-profit: $37,440 per year and full medical coverage, generous and flexible paid time off, and opportunities for professional development.

Prospective candidates should spend some time on our web site as220.org, before applying.

How to Apply
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To respond to a posting, send a resume and any other requested materials to:

AS220 Attn: Jobs
95 Mathewson St, Unit #204
Providence, RI 02903

OR Fax it to 401-454-7445
OR Email it to jobs@as220.org

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Job Opportunities from Bekshire Creative

Monday, February 18th, 2013

http://berkshirecreative.org/find-a-job-2/

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Nest Grants from the NE Foundation for the Arts

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Apply for a NEST grant by March 1, 2013

NEFA’s New England States Touring (NEST) grant program provides support to New England-based
nonprofit organizations (known as presenters) for performances and community
activities by select New England performing artists.

DEADLINE

Applications are due by March 1, 2013 for projects
beginning on or after June 1, 2013.

 

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NEFA Dance Grants

Monday, February 18th, 2013
Grants
for contemporary dance
choreographers and companies!

 
NDP Grant Recipient NDP Production Grants fund the creation and development of new
dance work that will tour nationally. These highly competitive grants are
awarded to approximately 20 artist/companies annually and range from $25,000 to
$40,000.
 
Learn more about these grants
including eligibility and funding criteria.

 
Deadline: March 1,
2013


Apply Today
 
NEFA Blog
Visit NEFA’s blog for NDP application
tips
!

 

 

 


Reminder to dance presenters!

March 1, 2013 is the deadline for
presenters interested in joining NDP-supported tours to solidify negotiations
with tour coordinators of NDP Touring Award
recipients
.

In early March, NEFA invites
presenters to submit NDP Presentation Grant applications based on information
provided by tour coordinators.
Learn more about NDP
Presentation Grants
, including eligibility, process, and
deadlines.
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Fitchburg Art Museum Seeking Associate Curator

Monday, February 18th, 2013

 
The Fitchburg Art Museum (FAM) seeks a bright, creative, energetic Associate Curator
to manage its art historical collections, organize special exhibitions, coordinate traveling
exhibitions, support the museum’s education programs, and participate in community
public art initiatives at an established and growing AAM-accredited institution.
FAM is located on a city block in downtown Fitchburg, in North Central Massachusetts.
Its varied collection of over 4,000 objects includes Egyptian, Classical, Asian, Pre-
Columbian, European, and American art, with particular strengths in African Art and
photography. FAM has 12,000 square feet of exhibition space in 12 public galleries,
presents three major special exhibitions annually, and periodically re-installs selected
permanent collection galleries.
The Associate Curator will report to the Museum Director, and will also work closely
with eminent Consulting Curators of African Art and Photography, along with a small
but passionately devoted professional staff. Some registrarial work will be required.
FAM is under new leadership, and seeks to achieve excellence as a community-oriented
museum serving Fitchburg, its surrounding cities and towns, and the central New
England region. FAM works closely with the City of Fitchburg, the Fitchburg Public
Schools, Fitchburg State University, and other partners to create a vibrant local
educational and cultural environment.
The successful candidate must have significant museum experience, an MA or PhD in art
history, a background in contemporary art as well as a broad general knowledge of art
history, and familiarity with the New England visual arts community. Excellent
communications and organization skills, the ability to manage multiple projects
simultaneously, and a winning personality are expected. Experience with public art
management, strategic planning, and Spanish language skills are also desired.
FAM is an equal opportunity employer, and offers a competitive compensation and
benefits package. To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV, and 3 references to FAM
Director Nick Capasso at

ncapasso@fitchburgartmuseum.org. FAM seeks to fill this


position ASAP.

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RI-DOT Call For Mural Bids

Monday, February 18th, 2013

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is pleased to announce that the next highway mural project, featuring the work of local artist David Macaulay, will be available for bids.

The formal contract 2013-CE-013 Anti Graffiti Coatings & Graffiti Abatement for I-95 Southbound at Jefferson Street, City of Providence and I-95 Northbound at Woodville Road Overpass, Town of Hopkinton is now posted on the Rhode Island Department of Administration’s – Purchasing Division Website at: http://www.purchasing.ri.gov.

For directions on how to access the solicitation, feel free to click here: http://www.dot.ri.gov/documents/Murals_2013.pdf.

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Pawtucket Foundation Call For Entries

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative and the Pawtucket Foundation
Announces Call for Entries for the Annual
Pawtucket Foundation Prize
Juried Exhibition
MAY 9TH THROUGH June 21ND, 2013
TOP AWARD: The Pawtucket Foundation Prize $1,000
The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Prize $250
Jurors :
Holly Hughes, painter
Jonathan Bonner, sculptor
ELIGIBILITY:
This Juried Exhibition is open to all artists. All accepted work must be hand-delivered. No shipped
entries. ALL MEDIA is accepted. Includes sculpture, installation pieces and printmaking. Original
work only.
FEE:
$25 for one digital entry/ $40 for two. Only one may be selected if accepted. Make check payable
to Pawtucket Arts Collaborative.
LIMITATIONS:
Two Entries per artist- 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. NO COLORED MATS.
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, that differs
from the submitted digital image and/or description of work, or that is not professionally presented.
ENTRY PROCEDURE:
All entries in digital format only. Up to two entries per artist.
1.) ENTRY FORM along with check to Pawtucket Arts Collaborative.
2.) CD-ROM with images in JPEG format. The FILE NAME must include the artist’s last name and
title of the piece. (ex. THOMAS_EVENING LIGHT) Label CD using a permanent marker, with your
name and title of the piece. Resolution should be 300 dpi. Image size should be no larger than 6” in
either direction. All CDs must be readable by Macintosh platforms. The image must be oriented
correctly (vertical or horizontal.) Show only the image, no frame or mat.
3.) 4”x 6” hard copy printout of your image must accompany your entry. Include title, your name and
image size, indicate the top of the piece on the printout.
4.) Artist’s Statement must be included describing your technique or concept of your piece. Please
be brief and do not exceed one paragraph.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN APRIL 13, 2013. Accepted work will be
notified by email by APRIL 27, 2013 CD’s WILL NOT BE RETURNED
Page 2 PAC Pawtucket Foundation Prize
ACCEPTANCE & LIABILITY:
All artists whose work is selected for exhibition will receive instructions for hand-delivery in the Acceptance
Notice. Accepted artists will be asked to participate in a gallery talk to speak about their work the night of the
opening reception.
Although the utmost care will be taken in handling works of art, PAC representatives and those of Lorraine
Mill will not be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause. As such, all artists release PAC
representatives and Lorraine Mill from all liability. Artists should procure their own insurance. 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. All documents may be found at www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org
SALES:
A commission of 30% will be taken by the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative for any work sold during the exhibit.
NO POR (price on request). Your social security number will be requested if you win an award in accordance
with Internal Revenue Service requirements. No work received for exhibition may be removed for any reason
prior to the end of the exhibition. Copies of the artist’s statement and bio are given with every sale and both
are available in a binder for the interest and information of the visitors. Consider this when preparing them.
ENTRY CHECKLIST & Exhibition Calendar
April 13 – entry form postmark deadline
April 27 – accepted and declined entries will be notified by email
May 3 & 4 – delivery of accepted work 10am to noon
May 9 – opening reception 5:30 – 7:00pm, Lecture Series talk 7pm
June 21&22 – pick up work from Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery, Mill Gallery
560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket
Did You:
1. Label your CD according to the diagram and place it in a plastic or protective sleeve.
2. Print and complete the entry form in its entirety.
3. Entry fee: $25/one, $40/two by check
4. KEEP COPY OF FORM FOR YOUR RECORDS
NAME
TITLE
Mail completed entry form, entry fee, Artist’s
Statement and CD to :
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative (office)
PO Box 1467, Pawtucket, RI 02860
DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO:
mimogr1@gmail.com or ngaucherthomas@cox.net
www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

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Check out the ‘New Play Map’ online

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Those interested in the growth of new work in Theatre should definitely check out – and contribute to – something called the New Play Map at http://newplaymap.org/ Here’s a quote from an article on this new project…

Inspired by these questions and Nam June Paik’s installation Electronic Superhighway, and with the help and feedback from the theater community we created HowlRound’s New Play Map—an open source map that seeks to detail just how a new play moves from the page to the stage. Anyone can contribute to the Map—artists, organizations, and theater advocates alike. Similar to Wikipedia and Ushahidi, the HowlRound New Play Map is only as good as the aggregate of its data.

Let us know what you think…

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CALL TO ARTISTS: Request for Qualifications For Symphony Park Public Art, Boston

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

The Boston Art Commission, in collaboration with the Friends of Symphony Park, the City of Boston Parks Department, the Edward Ingersoll Browne Fund, and landscape architectural firm Warner Larson, Inc., seeks qualifications from artists to create permanent public art for Symphony Park in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood to be implemented in conjunction with a park improvement project.

Release: Wednesday – February 13, 2013
Deadline: Friday – March 8, 2013

Eligibility: This public art commission is open to all professional artists, artisans, architects, landscape architects, or a team thereof, in New England.

Design Intent: The artist (or team) is requested to develop the artwork in collaboration with the project landscape architect, Warner Larson, Inc, in order to ensure that the art is fully integrated into the site design. For this project, music has been selected as the theme by the community and should be highlighted in creative ways throughout the park.

Design Budget: $15,000

In total, artist’s awards are allotted as follows, with more detail below.

$1,500 – awarded to three shortlisted finalists for initial concept development and presentation

$15,000 – awarded to selected artist for design development and final administrative approvals

2.5% of final artwork budget – awarded to selected artist for construction administration

Anticipated Art Fabrication and Installation Budget (funding not in place, but being solicited): $100,000

Project Summary: The “Improvements to Symphony Park Project” has been a community-led initiative since 2006. What began as a targeted effort to address safety concerns within this passive open-space in the East Fenway, has gained momentum and supporters and is now envisioned as a comprehensive and collaborative park improvement and art installation project.

Symphony Park’s restoration planning and design has been informed by community and contextual framework. Located in a dense, vibrant, and growing neighborhood, the park abuts a senior housing facility and is close to a number of cultural and educational institutions, including Symphony Hall, Christian Science Plaza, and Berklee College of Music. Projects that reflect and support the physical and cultural environs of the Fenway are encouraged, as are inspirations that incorporate music or community themes.

Warner Larson, Inc., a Boston landscape architectural firm, has been retained to develop the park renovation design and the documents to guide the park reconstruction. The selected artist (or team) will collaborate with Warner Larson and the community to develop a conceptual and then detailed design for integrating art elements into the park. A public community process conducted by the landscape architects has led to a conceptual design for the park improvements. A copy of the conceptual design will be made available to the shortlisted artists.

Construction funding for this collaborative renovation is being sought through the City of Boston Capital Improvement Program and by community led grant applications. All design and construction will be coordinated through the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the property owner. Final artwork approval must be granted by the Boston Art Commission through a series of presentations.

Details here:

http://www.publicartboston.com/content/request-qualifications-symphony-park-public-art

Karin Goodfellow
Director
Boston Art Commission
Boston City Hall, room 802
Boston MA, 02201
ph. 617.635.2434
f. 617.635.2397
www.cityofboston.gov/arts
www.publicartboston.com
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www.facebook.com/BostonArtCommission

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City Arts Seeks Teaching Artists

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Organization: Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth
Location: 891 Broad St, Providence RI 02907
Salary: Volunteer with end of service stipend Start Date: June 25 to August 15, 2013 Full Time Temporary
Job Description
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Share your love for the arts! Teach urban youth!  Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth seeks volunteer teaching artists to join our AmeriCorps Expanded Day Teaching Artist Project (EDTAP) team.  Through artist residencies in sites that offer free summer programs to under-served urban youth ages 5 to 14, teaching artists increase students’ problem-solving and creative skills so that they have a means of self-expression and empowerment.
Each teaching artist will be assigned to a multi-person team that develops and leads their own creative arts curriculum, focusing on visual arts, dance, music, creative writing and/or theater.  Summer teaching artists will be assigned to one or two recreation sites where, based on their prior experience with teaching and youth, they will be leading arts workshops and assisting with other aspects of programming, such games, field trips and lunch duty.
The AmeriCorps EDTAP program offers members an opportunity to not only strengthen their curriculum development and classroom management skills, but also deepen problem solving and leadership abilities. One week of intensive skill development training plus weekly feedback and reflection sessions will support the member’s professional growth as well as the success of their students’ experience. Team leaders with more teaching experience will also act as mentors to less experienced members.

AmeriCorps EDTAP Teaching Artists need to:
- Volunteer full-time from June 25 to August 15 to complete 300 hours of service
- Be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma
- Complete a federal and state criminal background check
- Have a strong interest and passion for the arts and for sharing their passion with youth
- Have reliable transportation to their service site(s)
- Have completed college or high school courses in art (visual arts, music, dance and/or theater)
- Have some experience teaching or tutoring in a community or school setting The ability to speak Spanish is a plus, since many youth are from Spanish-speaking families.

AmeriCorps Summer Teaching Artists will receive an education award of $1,175 at the completion of 300 hours of service, to go toward paying back qualified student loans or higher education. For volunteers 55 years of age or older, awards are transferable to children, foster children and grandchildren.
How to Apply
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To apply online for this opportunity, and for details about AmeriCorps service and terms of commitment, visit
www.americorps.gov .  For more information about ¡CityArts!, visit us at www.providencecityarts.org or facebook.com/PVDCityArts. For questions about our summer Minimum Time AmeriCorps program, email Jenn Bratovich at jenn@providencecityarts.org
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