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Maine Arts Commission Seeks Visual Arts Director

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The Maine Arts Commission is seeking a full-time Visual Arts Director to develop and oversee the agency’s visual arts programming for the state of Maine. The application deadline is May 27, 2013.

The Visual Arts Director will work in a strong team setting with other program directors and under the supervision of the agency’s Executive Director to further the arts in Maine. This position is an exciting one with a great deal of scope to develop new partnerships and programs that are essential to Maine’s cultural development. The agency is interested in applicants with vision and originality who are deeply and broadly knowledgeable in the visual arts, and their intersection with the economy and other sectors.

The person selected will take the reins of some of the agency’s ongoing programs, such as Arts in the Capitol, the Maine Youth Excellence in Art Project, and Maine’s Congressional Art Awards Competition. Beyond that the Visual Arts Director will collaborate and consult with state and national arts organizations and institutions to promote best practices, exemplary visual arts programming, and to implement professional development opportunities.

To be considered an applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in an Arts or Humanities related field and two (2) years experience working with artists, art groups, and/or humanities organizations. Preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree or commensurate work experience preferably in the field of visual arts. Knowledge of Maine artists, galleries and museums is a benefit.

Please visit http://mainearts.maine.gov/Pages/Communication/VisualArtsDirector to view the full job posting and for details of how to apply.

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Plein Air Painting Workshop with Jonathan Small

Monday, April 29th, 2013

In celebration of Portsmouth’s 375th anniversary, award-winning artist
Jonathan Small will be conducting plein air workshops at scenic locations
throughout Portsmouth. Painters of all abilities working in any medium are
welcome. The locations are as follows:
May 5      Melville Ponds
May 12    Prescott Farms
May 19    Glen Farm
May 26    Greenvale Vineyards (tentative)

Tuition:  $30/25 PAG members for each session. Drop ins are welcome
but we encourage people to register beforehand by sending in a check and
registration to PAG Workshops  PO Box 1181  Bristol, RI 02809. For those
who register beforehand, tuition will be $90/75 for all 4 sessions. There
will be a rain date for any classes cancelled due to weather. For more
information and/or directions to the sites please contact Suzanne Lewis
401-245-1668 or workshops@portsmoutharts.org

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The Bristol Art Museum and Portsmouth Arts Guild Call to Artists

Monday, April 29th, 2013

The Bristol Art Museum and Portsmouth Arts Guild are seeking artists to exhibit their original art for sale on the fences (2D) and front lawn (3D) of Linden Place and Bradford-Dimond-Norris House on Hope St. in Bristol, RI. at the 6th Annual “Art al Fresco” on July 28, 2013 10am-4pm (rain date 8/04/13). Entry fee is $30 for 8′ space. Participants must be members of BAM or PAG, however new or renewal memberships are available for all entrants (BAM is $25/yr – PAG is $45/yr). State Tax Permit required or temporary permits are available for $10. 2D artists must provide materials (wires, hooks, screens, etc.) to hang work on fence & 3D artists must supply pedestals or tables for lawn. No commission on sales. Bring a chair and small bin for grass verge but no obstruction is allowed on sidewalk. Registration Deadline is 6/26. To register or for more information, email Sheila Lundy, sclark3935@cox.net.

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Two Intership Opportunities at Trinity Rep

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Marketing Internship
Organization: Trinity Rep
Location: Providence, RI
Salary: see description
Start Date: August
Full Time
unspecified

Job Description
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The Trinity Rep Marketing Intern is part of a five-person department that is jointly responsible for the creation and implementation of marketing and communications efforts for the theater’s 6 play subscription season, K-12 and MFA educational programs and special events.
This position supports the department in the following ways:

• Creation of press releases related to the educational programming and Brown/Trinity Rep MFA performances

• Support the implementation of TV, radio and online media and PR campaigns.

• Departmental budget tracking and reconciliation.

• Dissemination of press releases and follow-up with media as needed.

• Assist with opening night coordination (7 per season) and special events for the season, including opening night reservations.

• Maintain social media presence under supervision of Director of Marketing.

• Help with the creation of innovative content for videos used in Trinity’s social media outreach.

• Maintain Trinity Rep’s presence in online listings and update content on Trinity Rep’s website as needed.

• Perform marketing research as needed.

• Provide general administrative support for the marketing and PR department (copying, filing, mail coordination, meeting minutes, messenger work).

• The candidate must have excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Facebook Pages & Twitter. Familiarity with Photoshop, video editing a plus.

About the Program
Trinity Repertory Company offers recent college graduates the opportunity to receive intensive professional training in theater production and administration through its internship program. (As these are highly competitive positions, applying early is strongly encouraged).

Internships are seasonal full-time positions (approximately August-May), and interns are treated as members of the theater staff, with all the same responsibilities and expectations. Trinity Rep provides interns with a $50/week stipend and housing (furnished apartments with basic utilities). There may also be opportunities for interns to earn a small amount of overhire income at the theater. Throughout the season, Trinity Rep sponsors an informal seminar series for the interns to meet staff members from all departments of the theater. These are opportunities for interns to make valuable contacts and learn more about the diversity of career paths open to them.

How to Apply
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• To be considered for the full-season internship, you must submit the following:

o A Completed Internship Application Form: http://www.trinityrep.com/education/interns

o Professional Resume

o Cover Letter

Applications are due by April 30th, 2013

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Address your materials to: Jordan Butterfield, Education Programs Manager, 201 Washington Street, Providence RI 02903. Please send your materials early, as applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Depending on the department, someone may contact you for references or a writing sample. Thank you for your interest in interning at Trinity Repertory Company.

Graphic Design Internship
Organization: Trinity Rep
Location: Providence, RI
Salary: see description
Start Date: August
Full Time
unspecified

Job Description
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Under the direction of the Graphic Designer, this position supports the Marketing & PR department in the following ways:

*   Responsible for the graphic design, illustration and layout of promotional materials for Brown/Trinity Rep MFA productions.
*   Graphic design and layout of flyers, brochures, advertising, e-cards and other promotional materials as needed.
*   Assist with special events as needed.
*   Provide general administrative support for the marketing and PR department (copying, filing, mail coordination, meeting minutes, messenger work).
*   The candidate must have excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and have good working knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Microsoft Office.
*   In addition to graphic design duties, all interns support other departments of the theater based on their skills and interests.

About the Program
Trinity Repertory Company offers recent college graduates the opportunity to receive intensive professional training in theater production and administration through its internship program. (As these are highly competitive positions, applying early is strongly encouraged).

Internships are seasonal full-time positions (approximately August-May), and interns are treated as members of the theater staff, with all the same responsibilities and expectations. Trinity Rep provides interns with a $50/week stipend and housing (furnished apartments with basic utilities). There may also be opportunities for interns to earn a small amount of overhire income at the theater. Throughout the season, Trinity Rep sponsors an informal seminar series for the interns to meet staff members from all departments of the theater. These are opportunities for interns to make valuable contacts and learn more about the diversity of career paths open to them.

How to Apply
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•        To be considered for the full-season internship, you must submit the following:

o  A Completed Internship Application Form: http://www.trinityrep.com/education/interns

o  Professional Resume

o  Cover Letter

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Address your materials to: Jordan Butterfield, Education Programs Manager, 201 Washington Street, Providence RI 02903. Please send your materials early, as applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Depending on the department, someone may contact you for references or a writing sample. Thank you for your interest in interning at Trinity Repertory Company.

 

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The 2013 Foundry Show Application is now online!!!

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Please go to www.foundryshow.com to
download your application. If you or someone you know might be interested in
applying, please feel free to forward them this link. We are always looking for
new artists to expand our show.

Application deadline is May 15th, so apply now!

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Pawtucket’s 15th Annual Photo Contest

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Grab your cameras and compose that picture!   The City of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence will again sponsor the City’s 15th Annual Photo Contest.  Twelve winning photos will be judged and chosen by several local professional photographers which will make up the City of Pawtucket’s 2014 City Calendar.  This celebrated annual photo contest has become one of Pawtucket’s most anticipated events in the Pawtucket Arts Festival.  This year’s contest theme is “A Piece of Pawtucket”.

Contest Rules:  All photo submissions should follow contest theme and have been taken within the past year.   All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket to qualify for this contest.  If your photo includes a recognizable person or people, you must secure permission from each person to use his/her image in the photo contest (or in the case of a minor, the minor’s parent or guardian).  Only one entry per contestant and must be submitted by the photographer. Photos may be color or black & white.  Film or good quality digital prints will be accepted.  Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore or mountboard, but not framed;  overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 12”x18”.  All photos will be on display at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival beginning September 6 and throughout the month of September.  Mayor’s Choice Award will receive $100 cash prize, First Place will receive $75.00 cash prize, 2nd Place will receive $50.00 cash prize with remaining winners receiving gift certificates.  All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket’s 2014 Calendar.  Deadline for Entry:  August 13.  Entry Forms are available at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, the Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer Street, Pawtucket, RI or The Camera Werks, 766 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906.  Winners will be announced on Sunday, September 29rd at 4:00pm at a public reception where they may meet the contest judges at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket.   For a complete list of contest rules, please visit www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.  For further information, call #401-273-5367.

 

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Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Seeks Entertainers

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Organization: Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
Location: Blackstone Valley Polar Express, One Depot Square, Woonsocket, RI
Salary: $750-$1500
Start Date: November 24 – December 22, 2013.
Part Time
Temporary

Job Description
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Entertainers needed for the Blackstone Valley Polar Express Train trip on the Providence and Worcester Railroad.
12 weekend dates from November to December, 2013. Family entertainment. Looking for people with enthusiasm and energy who love Christmas and The Polar Express! Compensation. Must be 18 years old to apply. www.blackstonevalleypolarexpress.com.

How to Apply
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Email bio and photo if available to donna@tourblackstone.com.

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FirstWorks Seeks Assistant

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Location: 270 Westminster St.
Salary: N.A.
Start Date:
Summer
unspecified

Job Description
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FirstWorks has a summer internship position for a student to work in the areas of marketing and institutional advancement which will provide hands-on experience in core areas of event and program operations.  Both graduate level and qualified under-graduate students may apply.  We are seeking interns who are available from 15 to 20 hours a week. Duties include assisting with marketing campaigns, social media database management and in the field activities related to our major programs for the 2013-14 season and myriad community partners.  The intern will be working with Managing Director, Peter Bramante and other members of the FirstWorks staff.
PROFILE
Profile -
FirstWorks presents world-class performing arts and arts learning programs in venues throughout Providence and Rhode Island that build the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our local community.  Internationally recognized artists connect with new audiences at performances and engagement activities (artist talks, panel discussions, workshops, and more) in Providence while also engaging with students on-site through arts learning programs in under-resourced schools across Rhode Island.
PROFILE
FirstWorks presents world-class performing arts and arts learning programs in venues throughout Providence and Rhode Island that build the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our local community.  Internationally recognized artists connect with new audiences at performances and engagement activities (artist talks, panel discussions, workshops, and more) in Providence while also engaging with students on-site through arts learning programs in under-resourced schools across Rhode Island.

How to Apply
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send resume and letter of interest to Annette Robinson, Annette@first-works.org

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Providence CityArts for Youth Seeks Summer Arts Camp Director

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Location: Providence, RI
Start Date: immediate
Full Time
Temporary

Job Description
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CityArts is a non-profit community arts center on the SouthSide of Providence.  CityArts mission is based on the ideal that all children should have access to quality arts  learning experiences  as part of their childhood and development.  CityArts serves over 1,200 urban at-risk youth between ages 8-14, through free afterschool, summer and daytime arts-integrated residency programs in communities and within schools across Providence and in Central Falls.  CityArts engages 25 teaching artists , 26 AmeriCorps and VISTA members, and 5 program/admin staff.

CityArts seeks a full-time Summer Camp Director to manage a 4 week camp at our Broad Street Arts Center, anticipated to support 120 youth between ages 8-14, in two 2-week sessions of multi-disciplinary arts classes. This position requires a dynamic arts educator/administrator who is passionate about Summer Learning, and the role of teaching artists and community youth arts programs to build skills and nurture the creative development of urban at-risk youth.  This is a temporary, full-time employment opportunity from June 17 through August 2, to support a site-based summer arts camp for 120 youth over 4 weeks.  Summer Arts Camp Director will be supported by a VISTA program coordinator and a Youth and Families Coordinator.

Responsibilities of this job will include, but are not limited to:
• Cultivate a positive arts learning environment for youth through team-building, creative programming, and staff leadership
• Orient, train, and supervise a summer program team of 10-15 staff—including 4 specialized teaching artists, 4 AmeriCorps teaching artists, 2 AmeriCorps Summer VISTAs, teaching assistants, junior counselors, and volunteers.
• Assist Teaching Artists in aligning their lesson plans to CityArts summer arts learning goals
• Manage the efficient use of resources—supplies, staff, summer budget, volunteers
• Oversee and respond to behavioral incidents, as needed by Youth and Family Coordinator
• Track and report payroll hours bi-weekly, and confirm hourly reporting of AmeriCorps timesheets.
• Coordinate and manage field trip activities, and end-of –session celebrations
• Conduct end-of-session surveys and youth reflection meetings, generate end-of-session program report

Required Skills and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred in Arts, or Arts Education
• 2-3 years of Supervisory experience in a school or community youth arts program—Summer Camp leadership experience is a plus
• Positive youth leadership and organizing skills
• Excellent communication skills—Spanish is a plus for working with families
• Excellent interpersonal skills and positive energy
• Humor, flexibility, creativity, grace under pressure, and energy for challenges are musts
• Some knowledge of youth development, education, and social justice issues

How to Apply
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Send inquiries, cover letter and resume to betty@providencecityarts.org by May 31, 2013 for consideration.  No Calls, please. As an equal opportunity employer we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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Kopkind + CID Filmmakers Retreat 2013

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

INVITATION TO FILMMAKERS
Deadline to apply is June 7, 2013

We are pleased to announce a call to independent documentary filmmakers who would like to participate in a week long seminar and retreat in southern Vermont, limited to nine filmmakers along with special invited guests.
July 28 – August 4, 2013. Treefrog Farm – Guilford, Vermont.
Imagine: you, your film or work-in-progress, and a week in a bucolic setting with other filmmakers. Enjoy film screenings in the barn, problem solving in the hot tub, networking at the swimming hole, conquering crowdfunding over coffee on the deck…
At a time when you may feel overwhelmed by everything it takes to make your film, this is the week to finally take the time to assess what filmmaking is to you and what it will take to make you succeed on your terms. Join us to explore your own work and the issues you face with your film and recharge your creative battery with a special brand of “radical relaxation: great films, great food and deep discussions on the art, politics and the plain fun of filmmaking.”

More info and how to apply:
http://documentaries.org/newsevents/kopkind2013

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Providence CityArts for Youth Seeks Part-time Development Associate

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Location: Providence, RI
Salary:
Start Date: immediate
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Providence CityArts for Youth seeks a part-time Development Associate who will be responsible for helping to implement strategic initiatives that support Providence CityArts for Youth, including data and information management, development planning, communications/marketing, fundraising, grantwriting, grant reporting, and stewardship of donors.  This entry level position will report directly to the Executive Director to best identify and implement development strategies suitable for the cultivation of the mission of the organization.

Responsibilities of this position will include but are not limited to:
• Donor data management: Identify, document, and maintain CityArts donor records in GiftWorks.
• Promote donor stewardship through timely, accurate, and meaningful gift acknowledgment.
• Program-related data: Work with Program staff to identify and document program data relevant to development initiatives
• Work with Executive Director and staff to secure funds through donor cultivation, events, grant research, writing and reporting.
• Plan, prepare, and distribute promotional materials and social media with assistance from program staff and Executive Director.

Required Skills and Experience
• Experience with general non -profit development
• Strong connection to Rhode Island’s art community and comfort in building social networks
• Disciplined strategic thinker, attention to detail and independent project management skills
• Deadline driven , attention to details and schedules.
• Computer skills: database management, social media, Adobe Creative Suite, Word, Excel
• Humor, flexibility, creativity, grace under pressure, and energy for challenges are musts
• Some knowledge of youth development, education, and social justice issues preferred

How to Apply
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Send inquiries, cover letter and resume to betty@providencecityarts.org by ¬¬¬¬¬May 31, 2013 for consideration.  No Calls, please. As an equal opportunity employer we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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The Art Deadlines List

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

The Art Deadlines List collects and publishes information about opportunities for artists.

 

Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:

http://artdeadlineslist.com/adl

 

All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc,

can be submitted at no cost here: http://artdeadlineslist.com/announcements

 

Paid advertising is available and reaches a very large audience at low cost.

The paid advertising list is here: http://artdeadlineslist.com

 

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A Pop-Up museum, at Central Falls Memorial Library

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

A pop-up museum, art making and performance space in Central Falls. Come out to this free event and see inspiring art, make your own art, and watch performances, with tasty treats from Tierra Restaurant and Lounge.
May 3rd @ 7PM at the Central Falls Library,
205 Central Street, Central Falls. Artist include
Jessica Lee Perry, Alfonso D. Acevedo, Brett Henrikson,
Robert Easton, Matt Kesner, Lin Collette, Heidi Born, Rachel Stern, Bruce Kaplan, Diego Correal, and Robert St. Pierre Jr.

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Rhode Island Performance Exchange general auditions

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The Rhode Island Performance Exchange (RIPE) is pleased to announce their first general auditions for the Rhode Island performance community. The auditions will be held at 95 Empire in Providence on Saturday June 1, 2013 from 10am-3pm, and are open to performers of all kinds who are interested in being seen by many of Rhode Island’s thriving theater companies.

“It all started at a monthly RIPE meeting,” said Epic Theatre’s Kevin Broccoli. “We were talking about how hard it is to find new actors and for actors to learn about auditions. We thought about organizations like StageSource in Boston and their generals, and wondered, hey, couldn’t we do that? After that, the ball just started rolling.”

Intended to bridge the gap between companies and performers in Rhode Island, the general audition will be a one-day event where any actor who wishes can sign up for a slot by emailing or calling RIPE. RIPE gives the performer five minutes to do anything to showcase his or her talents.

“We want to give performers the opportunity to highlight themselves as they see fit,” said Elemental Theatre Collective’s D’Arcy Dersham. “We are all different companies, and we’re all looking for different skills. Why not make a space for performers to show us their best work: play the guitar or do stand-up or share two monologues or a movement piece? We are looking forward to meeting the wide breadth of talent in Rhode Island.”

Companies who have signed up to watch the auditions so far will be representatives of 2nd Story Theatre, Academy Players, AntiGravity Theatre Project, Contemporary Theater Company, Elemental Theatre Collective, playwright David Eliet, Epic Theatre Company, Footlights Rep, Four Frogs Productions, Mixed Magic Theatre, Ocean State Theatre Company, the Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre, Strange Attractor Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theatre, and the Wilbury Group. Each company will have the opportunity to collect the headshot and resume of every person who auditions, and will use that information to cast throughout the rest of their season.

Movers, dancers, singers, musicians, comedians, actors, professionals, amateurs of any age or type are encouraged to audition. To sign up or to learn more, email Leann at audition@riperformance.org or call 401-680-0683. If you would like to watch the auditions in order to hire Rhode Island actors in the future, email Rebecca at info@riperformance.org for more information.

RHODE ISLAND PERFORMANCE EXCHANGE

Founded in 2012 by Rhode Island’s performance community, The Rhode Island Performance Exchange, or RIPE is a non-rivalrous forum for resource and knowledge sharing for everyone who makes performance in Rhode Island; a network to collaborate on new ways of promoting and creating theatre in/for/with/by Rhode Island while strengthening existing models and methods; a community dedicated to staying generous and opening the gates of opportunity for each other, because a rising tide lifts all boats; a place for needs to meet ideas in order to build better performance through a stronger community, and a stronger community through better performance. Everyone who makes performance in Rhode Island is automatically a member, even if they don’t know that RIPE exists. Committed to furthering community, in its first year of creation RIPE members have developed a podcast (RIPE Reviews: http://riperformance.org/ripe-podcast/), a work-in-progress night (Glimpse), a general audition (http://riperformance.org/gigs/), and a community resource website (www.riperformance.org).

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On Saturday June 1, over producing organizations from around the state will welcome

Rhode Island actors and performers to audition for performances happening throughout the 13-14 season. These photos highlight some of the past works of some of the companies who will be attending.

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Amazing opportunity to develop arts space in Bristol!

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

The Walley School in Bristol, Rhode Island

To anyone interested in developing an amazing space for the arts (and retail) in Bristol, Rhode Island.  Check out the RFP that has been issued by the Town of Bristol for re-use of the Walley School, an approximately 18,000 square foot building on the Bristol Town Common, in the “heart of historic Downtown.”

Over the past year a group of students from Roger Williams University’s Community Partnership Center, under the leadership of Arnold Robinson, did a terrific job leading a series of community workshops that explored the possibility of someone converting the Walley School into an arts center, “creating an affordable incubator where artists and art enthusiasts can mix and mingle in a creative environment.”  They created a business plan, which can be found here.

The Town would be happy with that proposal, or any other proposal that would “identify a qualified person or group who will reuse the building with a use or uses that will put it back into productive use. Besides occupying an otherwise vacant building, town officials said that a successful plan must have a significant positive economic impact on the community. The town will consider lease proposals up to 99 years, including public, private partnership proposals.”

Details of the town’s RFP (request for proposals) are posted on the town’s website, www.bristolri.us. Proposals must be filed at the town clerk’s office by noon on June 26, 2013.

Go to it!  Or if you’re not interested tell your friends.  Spread the word, and let’s get the Walley School back in business!

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AmeriCorps Summer Teaching Artist

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Organization: Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth
Location: 891 Broad St, Providence RI 02907
Salary:
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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NEA Announces $350,000 In Research Grants

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Investments will increase the understanding of how art works and its impacts on communities

 

Washington, D.C.— Today National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced $350,000 in NEA support for 17 new research grants that measure different characteristics and contributions of the arts, which the NEA has mapped as a complex, dynamic system. This is the second annual round of Arts Works: Research grants, which encourage the public to propose research studies using new or existing data sets to measure the value and/or impact of the arts in the United States.

“There is a universal call for more rigorous research on the arts,” said NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa. “While there’s no universal definition on what should be measured, we hope that the NEA’s system map offers a useful starting point. We expect these grants to produce reliable research that can advance public knowledge and understanding about the map’s myriad components.”

These projects investigate areas of research that align with parts of the “How Art Works” system map, such as the cognitive and emotional benefits of art for individuals or the role of arts education and training in achieving broader outcomes. Other projects look at arts infrastructure, arts participation and art-making, and the benefits of art for society and communities. Some of the specific questions asked in these studies are: How do the arts work in rural-urban (‘rurban’) geographies? How does art affect physiological responses to stress in young children? Are there links between arts participation in high school and college enrollment and achievement levels?

Examples of projects supported in this round of Art Works: Research are:

Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL, a grant for $20,000 to support a study of the characteristics, needs, and support systems of ethnically and culturally specific organizations in the U.S. and Canada by analyzing existing datasets alongside results from a planned survey of arts organizations. Researchers will mine data from the National Center for Charitable Statistics, the U.S. Census, Statistics Canada, and the Canada Revenue Agency in order to generate a study sample of organizations whose missions explicitly address one or more of the following groups: Asian; African American; Latino/a; Native American/Aboriginal; White; Some Other Race; and Multiethnic.

California State University Stanislaus in Turlock, CA, a grant for $20,000 to support a study of the differential impacts of arts participation on California’s Central San Joaquin Valley, in particular Stanislaus County. The study will use geospatial mapping to analyze data from multiple sources, including the American Community Survey, the General Social Survey, the Cultural Data Project, and participation rosters and mailing lists from local arts organizations.

Trustees of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA, a grant for $25,000 to support a study to determine whether Americans’ interests in visual arts, music, and literature can predict levels of entrepreneurship and innovation in the workplace, as demonstrated by longitudinal survey data from the U.S. Department of Labor. The study also will examine whether factors such as self-mastery and risk-tolerance strengthen any associations between arts interests and workplace innovation.

University of Maryland at College Park in College Park, MD, a grant for $25,000 to support an analysis of two longitudinal datasets for information about the impact of high school arts education on college attainment, after controlling for certain pre-existing differences between arts and non-arts students. The researchers have access to “restricted-use” datasets under a license from the U.S. Department of Education, thus allowing more detailed analysis of students’ socioeconomic status and school-related outcomes than is typically possible.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania in West Chester, PA, a grant for $25,000 to support research on the physiological impacts of arts, music, and visual arts participation on economically disadvantaged children by measuring the relationship between levels of the stress hormone cortisol and arts engagement among Head Start preschool students.

This grant category is part of a new direction for NEA research. The NEA seeks to extend the conversation on arts research through commissioned research and research and policy conferences that look at the value and impact of the arts in other domains of American life, such as education, health and well-being, community livability, and economic prosperity. These new endeavors build on more than 30 years of NEA-published research on the arts in America.

A list of all 17 grants is available here

About the National Endowment for the Arts

 

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

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Innovation Lab for Museums

Monday, April 15th, 2013

 

The American Association of Museums’ (AAM) Center for the Future of
Museums
(CFM), EmcArts and MetLife Foundation have launched a major new initiative
designed to enable selected museums to design, research and prototype
innovations, testing novel approaches to field-wide challenges in a
laboratory-like setting.
The Innovation Lab for Museums is an 18 to 24-month program for each of the
participating institutions, utilizing the expertise of CFM and the proven
experience of EmcArts in incubating organizational innovations in the arts
field. In this inaugural round of the Lab, three proposals have been accepted
focusing on innovation in the realms of:
Youth Education: exploring how museums can play a key role
in a rapidly changing educational landscape
Demographic
Transformation
: how museums can close this gap and serve a broader,
more representative sample of American society
Participatory
Experiences
: how museums can meet the desire of audiences for
participatory and social activities in museums.
For any questions regarding the Innovation Lab for Museums, please don’t
hesitate to contact Liz Dreyer, Manager of National Programs at ldreyer@emcarts.org
Stay tuned to ArtsFwd for
updates as these projects unfold!

Round 3 of the Innovation Lab for Museums: Request for Proposals

The American Alliance of Museums’ (AAM) Center for the Future of Museums (CFM), EmcArts and
MetLife Foundation announce the third round of
the Innovation Lab for
Museums
and are now acc.
The deadline for Round 3 proposals is June 5, 2013.

 

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TAPA Seeks Secondary School Teachers and Teaching Artists

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

Organization: TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts
Location: Providence: West End
Salary:
Start Date: August 1
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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POSITIONS AVAILABLE: Math Teacher, History Teacher, ESL Teacher, World Language(s) Teacher, Theatre Artist in Residence, Music Artist in Residence

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL:
TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts is an academically-rigorous, arts-integrated public charter school that provides pre-professional training in the arts and college-prep academic courses. Located in the West End of Providence RI, we serve a diverse population of students in grades 7-12 in a small school environment. At TAPA, it is our mission to work in partnership with parents and the Providence community to cultivate artist-scholars who are prepared for collegiate and professional success and leadership in a global society.

At TAPA, students are taught utilizing an arts-integrated, Common-Core-Standards-based curriculum, where the arts are deeply embedded into the core of interdisciplinary learning. TAPA prepares students to successfully meet or exceed Rhode Island’s graduation requirements, and perform at (or above) grade level on all state and local assessments. In addition to robust daily arts classes, the TAPA school day also includes an extended schedule that features both 2-hour block classes and a focused remediation/enrichment time. TAPA meets each student’s individual academic needs using assessment data and continuous feedback, while providing  clear academic, social and artistic expectations. At its core, TAPA is a student-centered caring community that fosters leadership, intellect, self confidence and responsibility.

ABOUT THE POSITIONS
TAPA is utilizing a gradual enrollment process. We will have 136 students in grades 7-10 during the 2013/2014 SY.  We will add an additional seventh grade class each year until we reach 204 students grades 7-12. Due to our small size, TAPA’s teaching corps is a tight-knit group of 8 artistic and pedagogical experts.
At TAPA, academic classes are taught through a hands-on, arts-integrated approach that aligns with the Common Core Standards. Students attend classes on a block schedule, spending 1 hour in every academic class every day.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Rhode Island Teaching Certification
• Extensive and up-to-date knowledge of content area
• Proven interest and/or involvement in the Arts
• Ability to integrate curriculum within and between the subject areas
• Proven ability to gather and utilize both formative and summative assessments to create individualized learning plans to ensure students’ success on State and Local assessments
• Ability to work as an integral member of a Professional Learning Community
• Flexibility and creativity needed in a “start-up” environment
• Commitment to Urban Education
• Knowledge of planning for a Block Schedule and utilizing a student centered approach to teaching and learning
• Proven ability to form working partnerships with parents and community members
• Knowledge of modifying curriculum for English Language Learners
• Experience utilizing current technology to enhance curriculum and streamline the learning process

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience working in an urban environment
• Understanding of cognitive pluralism and multiple intelligences
• Knowledge of using iPads in an educational setting
• Knowledge and participation in the Rhode Island Arts community.
• Experience in an urban school setting
• Understanding of the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support model

Minority candidates encouraged to apply. TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply
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http://www.tapaprovidence.org/employment.html

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Warwick Art Museum – Call for Art Instructors

Friday, April 12th, 2013

July 8 – August 16, 2013
Warwick Museum of Art (WMOA) located in Warwick, RI is looking
for art instructors to teach at Summer Art Camp for children ages 6-12.
Camp runs 9:00-4:00 every Monday to Friday in two-hour workshops:
*
9:00am – 11:00am
* 11:30am – 1:30pm
* 2:00pm – 4:00pm
This is an
excellent opportunity for college art majors or recent college grads in the arts
to gain valuable experience working with children. Pay is $12.00 and hour and
details can be found in the link below.
Call for Summer Interns
June – August
Warwick Museum of Art (WMOA) located in Warwick, RI
is also looking for summer interns to help with office tasks, gallery exhibits,
and Summer Art Camp. College art majors with excellent interpersonal skills,
enthusiasm, maturity, and responsibility are sought.
Interns can
choose from among the following sessions:

Mondays – Fridays
8:30-12:30 and 12:30-4:30
Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-8:30
Saturdays
12:30-4:30
This is an excellent opportunity for art majors and recent
grads to add valuable arts experience to their resume, while learning the varied
tasks of entry-level arts administration. Please note that all summer
internships are unpaid.
If interested please send your resume by clicking the link below.
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