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Legal Training for Artists

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Presenter: James Grace, Esq., Director, Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.

Presented by RISCA in partnership with the New England Foundation for the Arts.

Wednesday, June 5 9AM – Noon
Mr. Grace will present on the art of negotiation, the truth about copyright and how to work with contracts, including gallery, agent and licensing.
This workshop will provide you with a new understanding of your legal rights and obligations as a creative entrepreneur.

Please email cristina.dichiera@arts.ri.gov to RSVP for this workshop

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JAMATHON’s almost here… get inspired and get on board!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

 

The RI JAMATHON is almost here, get inspired and
get on board!
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The RI MusicTown
JAMATHON is
the right
PEOPLE,
PLACE and
TIME
to make your
MUSIC
happen!

Register &
more information: JAMATHON.eventbrite.com
Location: JamStage, 25 Esten Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02860
Time: 12 -
8pm

What would happen if local
singers, songwriters and musicians of all instruments, genres, skill levels and
backgrounds came together to collaborate in fully kitted rehearsal rooms (drums,
amps, keys, mics, PAs) for a full day of jamming, writing and
recording?

We think it will bring out
the best in every musician, and are giving people a chance to start bands, join
bands, recruit for bands or just get together and expand their network of
musician friends!

We also want to give people some recordings to be proud
of (originals or covers) as part of a compilation of songs made by the united
musicians of our
region!

Support for this project comes from the
local food and beverages we proudly offer musicians from our friends at:


Family restaurant in the heart of Pawtucket for over 30
years.

RI’s favorite iced teas based in Providence and South
Counties.

Dutch Stroopwafels created and developed in Providence.

And from the very cool raffle prizes from
our friends at :


* Warwick, RI / North Attleborough,
MA:
$25 gift card

* Pawtucket: 3 (individual) professional
electric,
acoustic or bass guitar set ups

* Pawtucket: case of craft beer (21+)


* Pawtucket: $50 gift certificate

The perfect space for a JAMATHON,
rehearsing and recording audio and video… and sponsoring the prize to the band
for the best ‘Song for Pawtucket’:

*
Free membership
+ 5 hours of rehearsal
time

* All this included + all musicians signed up by 9pm, 5/30 will be
automatically     included on the guest list for the Northern Lands album release party at
the MET with Viking Jesus, Cactus Attack and The Mallet Brothers
Band
.

All proceeds from the
JAMATHON will benefit
the
24 Hour Music
Project
, which is raising money for the
RI Philharmonic Flex
program. 18 bucks gets a child a full year worth of
music!

Copyright © 2013 MusicTown, All rights
reserved.

To find out more about how you can make your music happen,
support local musicians or anything else music-local businesses-good
causes-related…

Keep in touch: facebook: MusicTownPage twitter: MusicTownTweets community: MyMusicTown

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All Day Business Workshop by SEED

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and
Bristol County Savings Bank will hold two basic business
workshops in Providence aimed at assisting potential and
existing entrepreneurs.

 

 

The free workshops are being held
in cooperationwith the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA),
RI District Office, RI Small Business Development Center (RISBDC), the Greater
Providence Area Chamber of Commerce, RI Economic Development Council, Center for
Women & Enterprise (CWE), and SCORE.

 

 

 

Both workshops will be held on
Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Larry Friedman International Center for
Entrepreneurship, Johnson & Wales University, TACO Building, 10 Abbott Park
Place, Providence.
The first of these workshops entitled “Learn
the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business”

will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 8:30
a.m.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to
attendees.

 

 

 

This workshop is geared toward
helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of
owning one’s own business. Information on how to get started, where and how to
get financing and the loan application process will be presented. Attendees will
also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other
materials.

 

 

 

The second workshop entitled
Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help
Determine the Health of Your Business”
will be held from 1:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 

The focus of this workshop is to
help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow
statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate
financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently.

 

 

 

Please call SEED
Corporation at 508-822-1020, to register for either or both sessions by
Thursday, June 13th and for directions to the TACO building.
SEED
Corporation holds this entrepreneurial workshop series on a monthly basis
throughout the region. For information on future sessions, please contact SEED.

 

 

 

SEED Corporation is a non-profit
organization certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and
designated as an Intermediary under the SBA’s Microloan Program. This program is
designed to provide loans to new and existing business owners in amounts up to
$50,000.

 

 

 

As a regional economic
development organization, SEED also offers a full range of financing programs
providing loans up to $5.5 million to assist small businesses to grow and create
jobs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. SEED works with other economic
development and financing institutions throughout the region to ensure that
individuals who are committed to owning and operating a small business in the
region are able to get the assistance they need to be successful.

 

 

 

For more information on SEED and
its programs, please call the SEED office at 508-822-1020 or visit SEED’s
website at www.seedcorp.com.

 

 

 

Bristol County Savings
Bank
, founded in 1846, is a full-service financial institution
offering commercial lending, personal and business banking, and mortgage
services.  The Bank’s Financial Advisory Services division has successfully
assisted businesses, individuals and non-profits with the management of their
assets since 1989.  In addition, the Bank also offers quality property and
casualty insurance options for its customers through its majority-owned
insurance subsidiary, Farrell Backlund Insurance Agency.

 

 

 

The Bank’s steady growth and
expansion has resulted in $1.4 billion in assets and just over 300 employees in
southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  The key words at Bristol County
Savings Bank are: “Commitment, Stability, and Community,” values that are
combined with state-of-the-art technology to meet the needs of its customers.  A
dedicated local community bank for over 165 years, Bristol County Savings Bank
is actively involved in giving back to all the communities it serves both
through financial support and the volunteerism of its people.

 

 

 

The Main Office and Corporate
Headquarters of Bristol County Savings Bank are located on Broadway in Taunton,
MA. For additional information, please call 508-824-6626 or visit www.bristolcountysavings.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth Seeks Director of Education

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
——————————————-
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 Director of Education Programs who will be responsible for overall program development, administration, and supervision of all the education programs at schools and our site in Providence’s Southside.

Service Delivery and Supervision
• Oversee the development and execution of arts educational programming and curriculum content consistent with Providence CityArts mission and goals
• Ensure the development of appropriate curriculum plans. Foster the educational experience via hands-on developmentally appropriate and highly interactive methods, which are also consistent with RI Program Quality Assessment for Out-of-School Time Learning, RI academic standards and goals for the Common Core
• Develop procedures and policies for safe and effective operation of the overall program
• Hire and supervise site coordinators and assistants, teaching artists and consultants for CityArts and school sites. provide performance evaluation and feedback for all activity and group leader positions with the program
• Orient and train staff to program, highlighting process and learning opportunities. Plan and lead regular meetings with staff.
• Develop or coordinate professional development and curriculum support workshops opportunities for teaching artists and staff on best practices in arts education and out-of-school time programming
• Be available to facilitate activities with youth participants, build relationships, and provide referrals and support

Youth Recruitment and Outreach, Community and School Relationship Development
• Develop and oversee student recruitment plan. With program staff, conduct ongoing outreach at school(s) and in community, including classroom presentations, guest workshops, and participating at relevant events.
• Establish and maintain communication with members of the school staff about student needs and aspects of the afterschool program. Meet regularly with principal/administrators and work closely with school staff.
• Facilitate partnerships with appropriate public and private agencies that provide services to students and families to broaden the impact and reach of CityArts services and help position CityArts as a community resource. Participate on local and state committees or meetings related to afterschool programs, as necessary.
• Develop and convene the program’s Advisory Council comprised of representatives of the schools, parents, community partners, and students.
• Interface with partners at the School District of Providence, and other community organizations

Reporting, Administration, Evaluation
• Establish a system for evaluating programs and content to measure satisfaction and effectiveness
• Establish performance standards for all personnel to assure that contractual service objectives are attained
• Ensure performance targets are met
• Develop and maintain records needed for program administration
• Monitor program budget, provide needed information for financial reporting
• Prepare information for funder reports and assist to secure donations and funding for the program as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum of Bachelors Degree, preferably in Education or related field
• Minimum 2-yr experience working in afterschool environment with youth in urban communities. Teaching experience preferred.
• Experience with arts education programming for elementary and high school youth in community-based and afterschool settings
• Experience working with artists and teachers on curriculum development related to school standards. Familiarity with Providence School District is a plus
• A demonstrated ability to lead and energize multi-disciplinary work teams to respond to needs and get results
• A strong repertoire and commitment to supporting youth. Ability to translate youth development theory into practice.
• Completion of background clearances, including: BCI, FBI Criminal Background Check
• Access to a car to purchase and deliver supplies and materials as needed
• Excellent communication skills, including computer and interpersonal skills

How to Apply
——————————————-
TO APPLY: E-mail a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position, your resume, salary requirements, and 3-work related references to betty@providencecityarts.org Please indicate “Director of Education Programs Position” on subject line of email. Providence CityArts is an equal opportunity employer.

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Call for Entries – Having a Wonderful Time!

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Announcing the Third Annual Hera Gallery Artists’ Postcard Fundraiser

This summer, Hera will hold its third annual postcard fundraiser! We
are seeking artists’ postcards created as original works of art to
sell at $15 each for benefit of the gallery. Postcards will be
displayed in the gallery from July 17-20, 2013. An opening reception
featuring music, food, and fun will be held on Saturday July 20, from
6:00 to 8:00 PM. Following the event, postcards will be permanently on
sale in the gallery.

Please create postcards for this event and recruit other artists to
aid in this effort. You may contribute individual postcards or
editions of postcards. They can be stamped and sent through the mail,
put in an envelope, or delivered to the gallery. Postcards will be
accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline for inclusion in the show is
Friday July 12. All cards become the property of Hera Gallery. Artists
are asked to sign and date the back side of the postcard and to
include any information they would like to make available: a message,
contact information, artists statement, or websites.  The piece need
not be a functional postcard. Anything goes as long as it is 4” X 6”.
Have fun!

More information is available on the website: www.heragallery.org.
Also see the Facebook event page. Contact Barbara Pagh (bpagh@uri.edu)
or Dora Szekely dora@heragallery.org with questions. Mail cards to
Hera Gallery, PO Box 336, Wakefield, RI 02880.

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CityArts for Youth looking for Education Director

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Position Announcement

 

Education Director

 

Providence CityArts for Youth

Providence, Rhode Island

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.

Job Description

CityArts seeks a Director of Education Programs who will be responsible for overall program development, administration, and supervision of all the education programs at schools and our site in Providence’s Southside.  The Director of Education Programs supervises part-time site coordinators and program assistants, teaching artists, and consultants hired for programs, and partner with CityArts AmeriCorps Director.  S/he will develop and oversee implementation of the CityArts Arts Programs, including curriculum and assessments, and will be a key liaison between Providence CityArts and administration and staff at the schools, the School District of Providence, students, parents, and community partners.  S/he will also work closely with Providence CityArts’ staff to develop educational activities integrated with the organization’s public program seasonal activities in the gallery and off-site.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

Service Delivery and Supervision

  • Oversee the development and execution of arts educational programming and curriculum content consistent with Providence CityArts mission and goals
  • Ensure the development of appropriate curriculum plans.  Foster the educational experience via hands-on developmentally appropriate and highly interactive methods, which are also consistent with RI Program Quality Assessment for Out-of-School Time Learning, RI academic standards and goals for the Common Core
  • Develop procedures and policies for safe and effective operation of the overall program
  • Hire and supervise site coordinators and assistants, teaching artists and consultants for CityArts and school sites.  provide performance evaluation and feedback for all activity and group leader positions with the program
  • Orient and train staff to program, highlighting process and learning opportunities.  Plan and lead regular meetings with staff.
  • Develop or coordinate professional development and curriculum support workshops opportunities for teaching artists and staff on best practices in arts education and out-of-school time programming
  • Be available to facilitate activities with youth participants, build relationships, and provide referrals and support

 

Youth Recruitment and Outreach, Community and School Relationship Development

  • Develop and oversee student recruitment plan.  With program staff, conduct ongoing outreach at school(s) and in community, including classroom presentations, guest workshops, and participating at relevant events.
  • Establish and maintain communication with members of the school staff about student needs and aspects of the afterschool program.  Meet regularly with principal/administrators and work closely with school staff.
  • Facilitate partnerships with appropriate public and private agencies that provide services to students and families to broaden the impact and reach of CityArts services and help position CityArts as a community resource.  Participate on local and state committees or meetings related to afterschool programs, as necessary.
  • Develop and convene the program’s Advisory Council comprised of representatives of the schools, parents, community partners, and students.
  • Interface with partners at the School District of Providence, and other community organizations

 

Reporting, Administration, Evaluation

  • Establish a system for evaluating programs and content to measure satisfaction and effectiveness
  • Establish performance standards for all personnel to assure that contractual service objectives are attained
  • Ensure performance targets are met
  • Develop and maintain records needed for program administration
  • Monitor program budget, provide needed information for financial reporting
  • Prepare information for funder reports and assist to secure donations and funding for the program as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of Bachelors Degree, preferably in Education or related field
  • Minimum 2-yr experience working in afterschool environment with youth in urban communities.  Teaching experience preferred.
  • Experience with arts education programming for elementary and high school youth in community-based and afterschool settings
  • Experience working with artists and teachers on curriculum development related to school standards.  Familiarity with Providence School District is a plus
  • A demonstrated ability to lead and energize multi-disciplinary work teams to respond to needs and get results
  • A strong repertoire and commitment to supporting youth.  Ability to translate youth development theory into practice.
  • Completion of background clearances, including:  BCI, FBI Criminal Background Check
  • Access to a car to purchase and deliver supplies and materials as needed
  • Excellent communication skills, including computer and interpersonal skills

 

 

Providence CityArts for Youth

891 Broad Street

P.O. Box 27691

Providence, RI  02907

www.providencecityarts.org

 

Deadline:  Open until position is filled

Application Instructions:

TO APPLY:  E-mail a cover letter addressing your interest and qualifications for the position, your resume, salary requirements, and 3-work related references to betty@providencecityarts.org Please indicate “Director of Education Programs Position” on subject line of email.  Providence CityArts is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

 

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Special offer from PPAC to the Arts Community to see “War Horse”

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Our good friends at the Providence Performance Arts Center (PPAC) are offering a special discount to see a performance of the hit play WAR HORSE during its June 5 – 7 run in Providence.  Here’s what they sent us:

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets to WAR HORSE then take advantage of one of these following special offers in selected locations for select performances!

Take advantage of this special offer* and pay $40 for $61-$71 seats!

Visit ppacri.org and use the code JOEY 40

Take advantage of this special offer* and purchase a FAMILY 4 PACK for only $99!

Visit ppacri.org and use the code 4FAMILY

Tickets can also be purchased by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or in-person at the PPAC Box Office. Box Office Hours are Monday – Friday, 10A–5P; Saturday, 10A-2P and through curtain time(s) on show days.

*Offers valid for Rear / Side Orchestra and 1st/2nd Dress Circle ONLY. Valid for the following performances:

Wednesday, June 5 at 7P
Thursday, June 6 at 1P
Thursday, June 6 at 7:30P
Friday, June 7 at 7:30P

Cannot be combined with other discounts. Tickets are subject to availability. Pricing includes a $3 restoration fee and other fees may apply. Other restrictions may apply.

 

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ART SCHOOL IN A DAY !

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Painting the Landscape

David Schock

Sunday, June 9th, 10am-4pm

Members $95/Non-Members $115

Materials Fee $45
_________________________________

Class Description

“Art School in a Day!” is a one day version of “Art School in a Week!”: an intensive art experience created by artist David Schock to rapidly and effectively teach the basics of drawing and painting taught in the first year of art school.

Art school usually involves a great deal of wasted time on discussion and lengthy, repetitive analysis. This class cuts through all this and directly teaches hands on skills needed by the art student quickly and powerfully.

This one day class focuses on the unique skills necessary to paint landscapes. Students will be taught the basics of seeing, drawing and painting while working on a landscape painting, to be completed in class. Subjects will include composition, palette, brushes, working method and how to finish a painting.
materials included

Instructor David Schock has been a professional full time artist for over twenty years, exhibiting in fine
galleries in the USA and England, including one-man galleries in Carmel, CA and Newport, RI. .
Over
thirty thousand originals and
prints of the artist’s works are in circulation world wide.
He is an award winner in painting at the Copley Society in Boston, has been honored as a featured artist with the Boston Pops“, and is in the collection of the New England Sports Museum at TD Garden.
David’s artwork can be seen at:  davidschock.com, the David Schock Gallery on facebook, and
davidschock.blogspot.com

Wickford Art Association

36 Beach Street, Wickford, RI
401-294-6840

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Making a Good Picture Better in Adobe Lightroom

Friday, May 24th, 2013

An Intermediate Level Workshop with Jan Armor

Saturday, June 8th, from 10am-3:30pm

 

Maximum of 8 participants

$100 for members, $125 for nonmembers
www.armorphoto.com

I have been working with this powerful program since the beginning and have taught many aspiring photographers how to use it. During this workshop you will learn many tips and tricks and by the end of the day be able to take your own shots to a new level.
This is a hands on class. Bring your own photos. We will work in synch on your photograph and my big screen so everyone can see the process. Together we will create a variety of visual possibilities. Students must already be familiar with the program and must be running Lightroom 3 or 4 on their computer. This will be a small class of 8 participants, max, and is not for beginners.

Wickford Art Association                36 Beach Street, Wickford, RI 02852                     401-294-6840

 

 

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Bach Organ Scholarship – Deadline June 14

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
Bach Organ Scholarship
  • Organ music major
  • Rhode Island resident or attending college in Rhode Island
  • Award: $800 – $1,000 range
  • Deadline: 5 p.m. (EST) on June 14, 2013
Apply online
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Berkshire Taconic Grant Deadline 8/1/13

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013


August 1 Deadline for Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Fund

Grants available in painting, sculpture, printmaking, or mixed media to mid-career artists with financial need in New England and Columbia and Northeast Dutchess counties, NY. Non-profit organizations wishing to show, commission, or purchase work by mature artists living in New England may also apply. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000. Applications and artwork must be submitted through our online grant portal at www.berkshiretaconic.org.

Deadline August 1.

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Rhode Island Children’s Chorus Seeks Choral Conductor

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Location: East Providence, East Greenwich
Salary: TBD
Start Date: August, 2013
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
——————————————-
The Rhode Island Children’s Chorus is seeking an experienced, energetic, and creative individual to conduct a children’s ensemble one evening per week (90 minutes) at our East Providence or East Greenwich. This part-time position starts in August, 2013 and runs through June, 2014
Responsibilities include:
•Conducting a beginner or intermediate choir (grades 2-3 or 4-8)
•Assisting in the selection of music, planning, and the ability to lead children in engaging, instructive rehearsals
•Developing singers’ vocal technique, sight-singing/ear training and music reading skills

Salary is commensurate with experience. Advanced vocal skills, experience with children, and degree in Music Education preferred. Interviews will take place in early June.

How to Apply
——————————————-
Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae (please include your email address), and contact information for three references to:

RI Children’s Chorus – Board of Directors
P.O. Box 284
Harrisville, RI 02830

Application deadline: June 7, 2013

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2013 FIRST FRIDAYS Downtown Putnam, CT Call to Artists

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug 2, Sept 6, and Oct 4

Call for Artists, Food Vendors, Performance Art, Music and Art Installations

http://www.putnambusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/First-Fridays-2013-Vendors-Application.pdf

An Art-based Street Festival will be held on Main Street in Putnam, CT
every First Friday of the month from May through October 2013. The events take place outside with all
the activities, vendors and people, right in the street. Putnam is one of the most vibrant small towns in
Connecticut, offering some of the best dining experiences, antique shopping and performing arts in the
area.

Artist Vendors selling their own hand-crafted pieces of art will be given prime locations for 10×10
displays on Main Street. Bring your own display and collect your own money. Drive up access is
provided before the show. As we are expanding our festival area, art vendors this year will be in small
groups scattered over a larger area of Main Street. Demonstrating artists will be given especially visible
locations in the month that they demonstrate.
Dot Burnworth of Sawmill Pottery and Nancy Dziki will receive all artist applications.

Food Vendors selling ready-to-eat, individual sized food and drink are strategically placed at highly
visible locations Nancy Dziki will work with you on varying your menu from month to month and
maximizing your potential for sales.

Conceptual Art is the energy that drives this festival and Nichola Johnson, from The Complex for
Performing Arts,will configure the arrangements for each project individually based on your needs. In
the past we have hosted live performances, community-made art, and art installations. Come out and
show the community what you are capable of doing. The sky’s the limit here!

Musical Performances by one or more musicians, either in a fixed location or traveling around, are
arranged by Terry Paquette, of The Stomping Ground, and Sean Condon of Glimpse of Gaia.
Please contact Terry directly to let him know of your availability.

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CALL TO ARTISTS – Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

 $20,000 Public Art Commission for Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

RFQ Deadline:  May 24, 2013, midnight

 

The Arts Committee for the “The Avenue”, a designated stretch of Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard Square and Porter Square, is seeking qualifications from artists interested in creating a work of public art for one section of the street that will serve as a Demonstration Block.  To review the Draft Plan for “The Avenue” go to: http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/Projects/Planning/lowermassave.aspx – tabs-1

THE SITE:

Following the goals of the Streetscape Master Plan and Public Development Standards for The Avenue, the City of Cambridge will be constructing streetscape improvements for The Avenue during the next year. The Demonstration Block is a three-block stretch of streetscape on the west side of Massachusetts Avenue from Shepard Street to Garfield Street.  The proposed sites for the public art project will include the area from curb to the back of the sidewalk.  The Demonstration Block will serve as a pilot component of the overall project to demonstrate the concepts developed in the Master Plan that aim to enliven the street as a destination of artistic expression, lively retail activity, and civic interaction.

The Avenue is a street with a rich history and a contemporary mix of day and nighttime activity, flanked by two neighborhoods: the Agassiz Neighborhood and Neighborhood Nine.  Along with an existing variety of restaurants, shops, and businesses, The Avenue is further defined by the presence of Lesley University and its Art Institute of Boston, Harvard University, and the Maud Morgan Center for the Arts just off The Avenue on  Sacramento Street. The last full scale improvement of the street dates back to 1956, when the needs of automobile traffic were given priority over pedestrian and bicycle activity.  The City’s current priorities are the reverse, giving preference to the experience of pedestrians and people using bicycles or public transportation and the nurturing of a vibrant social and business environment. People who live near and work in the neighborhood experience The Avenue as their “Main Street” and community center. 

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE RFQ:

  • Past experience creating durable art for public spaces
  • Ability to integrate public art into a linear and relatively narrow urban site.  The Avenue already has many functional features that compete in the visual field.
  • Interest in engaging the variety of people of all generations and endeavors who use The Avenue – pedestrians, shoppers, workers, families with strollers, those meeting for business lunches or joining friends and family for dinner.
  • Preference will be given to artists in the Greater Boston area, especially those with a connection to this part of Cambridge.

 

TIMELINE:

From this RFQ three semi-finalists will be invited to submit proposals, one of which will be selected for the final commission.  Each of the three semi-finalists will be interviewed and will receive $500 for their proposal.  One artist will be given the $20,000 commission, to cover all design services, fabrication, artist fee, travel, all drawings and documents, and coordination with city staff and the Art Committee for The Avenue.

May 8, 2013                                          RFQ Advertised                                   

May 24, 2013, midnight                     Deadline for submission of qualifications

June 17, 2013                                       Notification of 3 semi-finalists

July 29, 2013, midnight                       Proposals due

Early August                                          Semi-finalists interviewed by Art Committee                                                  

August 16, 2013                                   Announcement of selected artist to be commissioned                               

Summer-Fall 2013                               Installation of artwork

 

HOW TO SUBMIT:
Submit images of past work and biographic information at http://cac.slideroom.com

Registration is free and easy – upload digital files of work samples and complete a form of information and you will be considered for the Mass. Avenue project as well as all future public art commissions within the City of Cambridge.

For more information about Cambridge Arts Council programs please visit www.cambridgeartscouncil.org.  For technical support using Slideroom, please e-mail support@slideroom.com. For other questions please contact CAC Public Art Administrator, Jeremy Gaucher at jgaucher@cambridgema.gov; 617-349-4388.

 

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Papermaking Workshop

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013


AS220 Shop

AS220.ORG

Papermaking

$85.00

Workshop Description

Students will learn how to make paper  from pulp, and several ways to transform the fresh sheets into pieces of art. Learn the technique of basic sheet formation with a vat of pulp and a mould and deckle, and options for pressing and drying your paper. Pigmented paper pulp can also make imagery that is actually part of the paper. Experiment with pulp painting methods such as direct painting, collage inclusions, stencils, and other techniques.

Make as many pulp paintings and sheets as there is time for. No papermaking experience required. Bring gallon ziplock bags to bring home
your work.  I will provide: paper pulps, vats, pellon, moulds and deckles, pigments & additives, strainers, buckets, felts, pulp painting tools
(turkey basters, squeeze bottles, plastic spoons, plastic cups, etc.) Students will bring: collage elements, soft bristle brushes, gallon ziplock bags

Printshop will provide: big Ocello Sponges, plexiglass for drying paper, plastic sheeting, old towels

Instructor: May Babcock
Location and Parking
The AS220 Community
Printshop is located at the Mercantile at 131 Washington Street
Providence, Rhode Island on the 1st floor. The shop’s entrance is
located at the back of the building on Lucie Way (Martha Street on GPS
and computers); the shop’s double doors are at the Northwest corner of
the building. There is 2 hour metered on street parking available, bring
your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on
Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign.
Important Class Policies
Please be as respectful  of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be
as on time as possible. If you arrive more than half an hour late we  will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Please plan ahead,
it always takes time to find on street parking.
To cancel your reservation must email lara@as220.org at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
If minimum number is not  met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this
is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first  choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much
notice as possible, thank you for your understanding.

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The LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund – deadline Friday, June 7

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

The LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund has an upcoming grant deadline on Friday,  June 7 2013. We would really appreciate it if your organization can help spread  the word about this opportunity to any independent documentary filmmakers in Rhode Island who might be looking for support for their projects, via your website, email lists or social media.

LEF’s Moving Image Fund supports filmmakers living in the New England region – at this deadline we’ll be awarding up to 7 grants of $5,000 each to long-form documentary film projects in the Pre-production stage. Here’s how to apply:

http://www.lef-foundation.org/NewEngland/HowtoApply/tabid/163/Default.aspx

we’re on Twitter at @LEF_Foundation, and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/LEF-Foundation/

Here’s a link to LEF’s Spring 2013 awards announcement to give you an idea of the projects we’ve supported recently

- http://lef-foundation.org/Home/News1/Spring2013Announcement/tabid/240/Default.aspx
- these grants were given to projects in Production and Post-production stages.

Please let me know if you have any questions about LEF or this grant deadline; we want to make sure that filmmakers all over New England know they are eligible to apply for this funding!

Nellie Kluz
Program Assistant
LEF Foundation
Box 382066 Cambridge, MA 02238
t.617.492.5333
www.lef-foundation.org

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Two Teaching Artist Positions

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Part-time Summer Teaching Artist | Providence CityArts for Youth

Job Title: Part-time Summer Teaching Artist
Organization: Providence CityArts for Youth
Location: Providence, RI
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 7/8/13
Part Time
Temporary

Job Description
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Providence ¡CityArts! For Youth is a community arts organization that provides free, professional arts education to Providence youth ages 8-14 in afterschool, summer and day programs. Our work is inspired by the creative process of art-making and the exploration of ideas and concepts that shape our communities and everyday lives.
CityArts announces part-time Teaching Artist positions for our Summer Camp. Under the supervision of CityArts’ Summer Camp Director, our team of Teaching Artists plan and lead classes in the visual or performing arts, contribute to our growing archive of arts curricula and program documentation, and participate as active members of a reflective community.
Teaching Artists working with youth ages 8-14 will teach a 2 or 3 week session (depending on the class) from July 8 – 26. Please indicate which class you are applying for:
Dance and Movement (July 8 – 26)
Drama and Performance (July 8 – 19)
Clay and Sculpture (July 8 – 19)
Music Production (July 8 – 26)
Studio Art (July 8 – 19)
Film and Movies (July 8 – 19)
Each teaching artist will be expected to teach four days a week during the dates indicated above, Monday – Thursday. Specific times for classes will be discussed during the interview.
Teaching Artists will be expected to develop and submit detailed curriculum maps and lesson plans to the Program Director for review and feedback. They will also be required to help plan and attend our end-of-session exhibitions and celebrations, and will document their work throughout the session.

The qualified candidate will have:
• A passion for art and a thriving artistic practice.
• A love of working with youth ages 8-14.
• A minimum of 2 years of teaching experience in the arts, preferably in an out-of-school program.
• A desire to grow as an educator and deepen their own professional practice.
• Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and comfort working as part of a team.
• A passion for providing young people with high-quality arts instruction designed to build skills, increase self-awareness, and foster connections and a sense of community

How to Apply
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Interested candidates should send an application including the following materials:
1. Current resume or CV including references.
2. Cover letter that addresses the following points:
• Why would you like to be a Teaching Artist at CityArts? What do you hope to gain from the experience?
• What skills and experience make you uniquely qualified to take on this work?
• Describe your own artistic practice. How does your work as an artist inform your teaching?
• Describe a class that you would like to teach at CityArts. What skills and understandings would students gain through your class?
Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Final date for application is June 14. Please submit application materials to:

Taleen Batalian
Program Director
¡CityArts!
891 Broad Street
Providence, RI 02907
taleen@providencecityarts.org
Please, no calls.

To learn more about CityArts, visit our website at www.providencecityarts.org
Job Title: Art Teachers-Elem Part time and MG Part time
Organization: The Learning Community
Location: Central Falls
Salary:
Start Date:
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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The Learning Community
Elementary and Middle School Art Teacher Job Descriptions

The Learning Community, a vibrant, public charter school in Central Falls, RI serves 560 students in grades K-8, 90% of whom qualify for free/reduced price lunch. Founded in 2004, The Learning Community serves families from Central Falls, Providence and Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The faculty, staff and administration are integral parts of a welcoming school community. Through our commitment to our families and our school’s mission, we create and support an environment for exploration, leadership and learning for both students and ourselves. Our mission informs our practice every day. At The Learning Community, we believe that literacy empowers each individual to have a voice, assume community responsibility and take social action. We expect leadership at every level. We grow teacher leaders, student leaders and community leaders.

Primary responsibilities of a Learning Community arts teacher include:

•Deliver exceptional instruction
•Work in concert with colleagues to plan and review curricula, analyze student work, and ensure units of study and lessons plans align with state and federal standards
•Collaborate with team members and administration to identify areas for growth and inquiry and maintain a commitment to continuous improvement in one’s teaching practice
•Work in partnership with families and commit to learning from them as their child’s first teacher
•Co-create with students a positive classroom culture that is welcoming, affirming and focused on learning.
•Commit to addressing the challenges presented by poverty with respect and flexibility
•Maintain a culture of professionalism and direct communication, emphasizing collegiality over congeniality
•Reinforce school-wide interest in the whole child and work closely with Social Emotional Support Team to address personal challenges that may impact student learning and wellness
•Participate in and support school events outside of school hours when appropriate
•Collaborate with classroom teachers when appropriate

The Elementary position is a 0.7 position spread across three and a half days of the week.

The Middle School position is a 0.6 position spread across three days of the week. Additional responsibilities include:
•Offer enrichment classes for afterschool students two days/week
•Support programmatic growth of the afterschool program, which may include managing cross grade projects, working with community partners, and supporting other afterschool team members.

The ideal candidate is:
•interested in working in an urban setting and is highly qualified under NCLB guidelines
•committed to meeting the needs of every child in their classroom
•a strong classroom manager, organized, flexible and has excellent communication skills
•committed to learning and growing professionally
•Spanish language skills a plus

Highly competitive compensation and benefits.

How to Apply
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Send resumes to: Mindy Farrow, The Learning Community, 21 Lincoln Ave, Central Falls, RI 02863 or email jobs@thelearningcommunity.com.

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Art Camp for Children 6-12 Years, Warwick

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

July 8-August 16 on weekdays from 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Kids crave stimulation and that’s what they’ll get with art workshops like Make a Monster, Improv Comedy, Painting, Jewelry Making, Drawing, Cartooning — and more.  Summer Art Camp runs Monday-Friday with three weeklong workshops at 9:00-11:00, 11:30-1:30, 2:00-4:00. Workshops are taught by experienced instructors with emphasis on trying new materials, stretching imaginations, and having fun in a safe, encouraging atmosphere. Cost of each weeklong workshop is $80.00; cost for a week of 3 workshops is $225 (a savings of $15.00).  Registration is easy by phone with MasterCard or Visa, or stop by with cash or check. More info and registration forms at www.warwickmuseum.org. Register soon for best workshop selection!
Warwick Museum of Art, 3259 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886 401-737-0010

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Two Job Openings At Trinity Rep

Monday, May 20th, 2013

School Partnerships Manager

Trinity Rep’s Education and Artistic Departments are seeking a School Partnerships Manager. This position will administer all aspects of Trinity Rep’s landmark Project Discovery student matinee program, direct all of the theater’s off-site programs at area schools and continue to foster relationships with educators and school officials throughout the area. This position will teach off-site classes and residencies for K-12 students on a regular basis.

 

Duties:

•Oversee all aspects of Trinity Rep’s landmark Project Discovery student matinee program, including coordinating and teaching workshops for attending schools.

•Coordinate all off-site residencies and initiates new partnerships with Rhode Island schools, with a specific focus on the Providence area.

•Sustain and strengthen Trinity Rep’s relationship with area schools while working with high school principals, teachers, and teaching artists in the creation, implementation, and assessment of in-school and after-school programs at the schools.

•Teach at off-site residencies and occasionally in the Young Actors Studio after-school classes (held onsite at Trinity Rep) as necessary.

•Schedule and teach professional development workshops with Rhode Island and Massachusetts educators.

•Work with the Education Programs Manager to prepare for and supervise the Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI).  YASI is a full day, summer program for grades K-12 that runs from late June through early August.

•Supervises the full-time education intern

 

Ideal Experience and Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree required; MA or MFA in Education/Theater preferred.

•Five or more years experience in arts education management in urban environments.

•Demonstrated ability to create effective, sustainable programming.

•Experience in program assessment and evaluation, specifically in after-school settings. 

•Excellent organizational, communication, written, and verbal skills.

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs [at] trinityrep.com. No calls, please. Trinity Rep values diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

 

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Community Programs Manager
  

Trinity Rep’s Education and Artistic Departments are seeking a Community Programs Manager. This position will coordinate the education department’s non-school community-based programs (including the Trinity Rep Active Imagination Network), as well as the theater’s talkbacks/discussion series, corporate training, Under35 and school-to-career internship programs.  This position will cultivate relationships with existing and potential community partners, and teach classes and workshops for children and adults.

 

 

Duties:

•Cultivate relationships between the theater and community groups, organizations and area businesses

•Oversee and teach for the Trinity Rep Active Imagination Network (TRAIN) series of classes and workshops for children on the autism spectrum.
•Supervise and monitor the theater’s post-show talkback program, as well as the “Lunch and Learn” series of free discussions for the general public.
•Oversee and process all applications for the theater’s full-time post-college internship program
•Supervise all school-to-career initiatives, including the high school Theater Ambassadors and high school internships
•Teach both off-site residencies and on-site after school classes on a regular basis.
•Work with the Education Programs Manager to prepare for and supervise the Young Actors Summer Institute (YASI).  YASI is a full day, summer program for grades K-12 that runs from late June through early August.
•Coordinate with marketing department to promote artistic and education department activities via the theater’s social media.
•Coordinate the theater’s Under35 program, which allows people under the age of 35 to see shows at a reduced price – the Community Programs Manager should arrange two to three events per season for the group’s members 

 

Ideal Experience and Qualifications:

•Bachelor’s degree required; MA or MFA in Education/Theater preferred
•A highly creative and strategic thinker, capable of collaborating with artists and community-based organizations
•Experience teaching students with special needs
•Three or more years of teaching experience 
•Excellent organizational, communication, written, and verbal skills 
•Knowledge of and connection to the professional theater world 
•Passion for theater and theater education, and in mentoring young artists

 

Salary commensurate with experience. Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs [at] trinityrep.com. No calls, please. Trinity Rep values diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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Call for Nominations for first annual IonaFest

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Those of us here at RISCA encourage you to prepare your nomination now, in loving memory of our former Executive Director, Iona Dobbins

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IonaFest, a celebration to honor arts advocate Iona Dobbins’ memory and tocelebrate the arts in Rhode Island, requests nominations for the first annual IFaward, which will be presented on the evening of September 28, 2013.

Rhode Island artist, Peter Diepenbrock, has been commissioned to create this award.

Deadline for nominations: June 30, 2013.

The award recipient will be selected on the following criteria:

The recipient of the IF Award will be an individual, from any walk of life, who embodies Iona Dobbins’ generosity and leadership in the arts community. The nominee should reflect Iona’s great skill at convening diverse artists and audiences; her tireless advocacy for all art forms; and her profile as an honest broker who crossed boundaries, everywhere present wherever art was beingmade, shown or dreamed.To nominate an individual and to learn more about the IonaFest, please go to http://www.ionafest.org for the IonaFest nomination form.

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