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Artwork Commission for Logan Airport

Monday, September 30th, 2013

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Artwork Commission for Terminal B Renovations and Improvements Project

The MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY (Authority) is seeking an artist for acquisition

and installation of artwork for MPA CONTRACT NO. L1129-D1, Renovations and

Improvements at Terminal B, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA. The

Authority is seeking artists with successful installations in public spaces. The Artist must be able

to work closely with the Authority and other interested parties in order to provide artwork in a

timely and effective manner.

Logan International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest air terminals, is in the midst of

constructing a connection between Pier A and Pier B in Terminal B to facilitate passenger flow

post-security. The Connector will be an active space highlighted by a ticketing hall, baggage

claim, security checkpoint, eight (8) boarding gates, and concessions. The Authority is

committed to the incorporation of works of public art within its facilities, and seeks to

incorporate up to two (2) new works within the Terminal B space.

The Authority expects to select one (1) artist. However, the Authority reserves the right to select

a different number if it is deemed in its best interest to do so.

Goals and Objectives for the Public Art Piece (s):

 To bring aesthetic interest and life to a heavily trafficked airport facility.

 To integrate with the current designs of Pier A and Pier B established by the architect and

other design professionals at the Authority.

 To enhance the passenger experience in Terminal B.

 Economic support of the New England artistic community.

The submissions shall be evaluated on basis of:

(1) geographic location of the artist,

(2) proposed schedule,

(3) estimated budget for the artwork

(4) established track record of successful public art installations,

(5) proposed artistic concept and ability to enhance the new Terminal B design,

(6) past performance for the Authority, if any.

Supplemental information, including the submission requirements, will be available to interested

parties beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2013, by contacting Cindy Monahan at

cmonahan@massport.com

A Pre-proposal Briefing will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 9:00 AM at Authority’s

Capital Programs Department, Logan Office Center, One Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, East

Boston, MA. Attendance at the briefing is not mandatory, however, it is strongly encouraged in

order to best familiarize yourself with the project details and the selection process.

The procurement process for these services will proceed according to the following anticipated

schedule:

EVENT DATE/TIME

Solicitation Release Date September 25, 2013

Briefing Session October 1, 2013– 9:00 am

Deadline for Submission of Written Questions October 8, 2013

Official Answers Published (Estimated) October 15, 2013

Solicitation Close Date/Submission Deadline October 22, 2013 – 12:00 Noon

Questions may be sent via email to CPBidQuestions@massport.com subject to the deadline for

receipt stated in the timetable above. In the subject lines of your email, please reference the MPA

Project Name and Number. Questions and their responses will be posted on Capital Bid

Opportunities webpage of Massport http://www.massport.com/doingbusiness/_

layouts/CapitalPrograms/default.aspx as an attachment to the original Legal Notice

and on Comm-PASS (www.comm-pass.com) in the listings for this project.

Complete Proposals must be received no later than 12:00 Noon local time on October 22, 2013.

This submission shall be addressed to Houssam H. Sleiman, PE, CCM, Director of Capital

Programs and Environmental at the Massachusetts Port Authority, Logan Office Center, One

Harborside Drive, Suite 209S, Logan International Airport, East Boston, MA 02128-2909. Any

submission which is not received in a timely manner shall be rejected by the Authority as nonresponsive.

Any information provided to the Authority in any Proposal or other written or oral

communication between the Proposer and the Authority will not be, or deemed to have been,

proprietary or confidential, although the Authority will use reasonable efforts not to disclose

such information to persons who are not employees or consultants retained by the Authority

except as may be required by M.G.L. c.66.

OWNERSHIP OF RFP PROPOSAL

The Artist assigns to the Authority all rights of the media on which her/his Proposal is submitted,

but shall retain all rights, title, and interest in to any intellectual property in the ideas expressed

in the Proposal.

MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY

THOMAS P. GLYNN

CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Arts and Culture Grants from the Foundation Center Listings

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Arts and Culture

New Music USA Invites Submissions for New Music Project Grants
Grants of up to $20,000 are available to musicians or organizations with music projects
that involve premieres of new music through a live performance or
recording….

Posted on September 27, 2013
Deadline: November 4, 2013

Sundance Institute Seeks Applications for Native Producers Fellowships
The program will identify two fellows and support their attendance at the Sundance
Film Festival in January and at the Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing
Summit in the summer of 2014….

Posted on September 27, 2013
Deadline: October 14, 2013

A Blade of Grass Invites Letters of Interest for Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art
ABOG fellowships support individual artists and artists collectives working on projects that promote art as a catalyst for social
change….
Posted on September 26, 2013
Deadline: December 2, 2013 (Letters of Interest)

Chamber Music America Invites Applications for 2014 Residency Partnership Grants
Grants of up to $12,000 are available to help support projects by ensembles and presenters to build audiences in community settings for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music….

Posted on September 26, 2013
Deadline: November 1, 2013

Chamber Music America Invites Applications for Classical Commissioning Program
The program supports works scored for two to ten musicians
performing one per part and composed in any of the musical styles associated
with contemporary classical music….

Posted on
September 26, 2013
Deadline: April 4, 2014

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Hera Gallery PresentsThe Business of Art: Presented by Rich Streitfeld, CPA

Friday, September 27th, 2013

South Kingstown. Hera Gallery is pleased to present The Business of
Art!, a workshop on tax and business basics for working artists and designers,
presented by Rich Streitfeld, CPA . The workshop will take place at Hera Gallery
located on 10 High Street, Wakefield, RI. The public is invited to attend this
workshop for professional development on October 24th, 2013 at 7 pm. Admission
is $15 to support the gallery and tickets should be reserved in advance as seats
are limited. Please reserve in advance via 789-1488 or info@heragallery.org.

Rich speaks
frequently to local and national audiences and he makes this difficult subject
as understandable and entertaining as possible. (He “gets” artists!) Rich is a a
partner at Aaronson, Lavoie Streitfeld Diaz and Co., with broad expertise and a
large clientele of an international scale. His own clientele includes medical
practices to dance companies; start-up health care providers to real estate
entrepreneurs. He loves working with businesses, entrepreneurs and artists. A
graduate of Boston University, he directed an international non-profit and is
also a Certified Fraud Examiner. Rich developed the state’s first same-sex
planning seminar and leads business workshops for artists.

These programs
are presented with partial support from The Rhode Island State Council on the
Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant
from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders, Hera Educational
Foundation, and The Friends of Hera.

Hera Gallery is free and open to the
public and is accessible to persons with disabilities. Parking is available
behind the building or across the street.

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Final Days to apply for Clark Hulings Fund for Burgeoning Visual Artists

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Name of Grant: The Clark Hulings Fund for Burgeoning Visual  Artists

Application window: September 1-30, 2013
Contact email: info@clarkhulings.com
Description The Clark Hulings Fund for Burgeoning Visual Artists helps early-stage professionals seize opportunities to drive their careers forward. By providing targeted support at pivotal moments, The Fund strives to improve the prospects of up-and-coming individuals, and enable many more people to encounter and be enriched by their work. The Fund considers proposals from professional artists who have secured tangible prospects for advancing their careers, but lack sufficient financial resources to capitalize on those opportunities. Examples include but are not limited to: the completion of work due to a gallery, museum, or private collection, the transportation of work or of the artist to an exhibition of that artist’s material, the management of logistical or technical requirements to realize a project, etc.

The Fund does not support performance, literary or commercial work.

Who Should Apply?
Professional painters, sculptors and artists working on paper who:

  • Employ traditional media, not including photography, film or video.
  • Have had their work published and/or exhibited professionally.
  • Have been hired or commissioned to create new work.
  • Have received opportunities to exhibit their work.

Submission Requirements:

  • Fiscal Sponsor: The Fund cannot make awards to individuals.
  • Artist Statement
  • Request for Support, including a detailed proposal and images, if available
  • Examples of previous work
  • Resume/CV
  • Supporting materials, if relevant (letter of intent from a gallery, commission statement, referrals, references, etc.).

Review Process
A group of five panelists will review the proposals of qualified applicants and advise on specific grants to be made during each cycle. One of the five will be a director of the Fund, either Mary or Elizabeth Hulings. The other four will be members of the visual art community (i.e., artists, critics, curators, gallerists, publishers, scholars, private collectors, etc.). The goal is to have as broad a representation as possible. With the exception of The Fund directors, panelists will contribute for two-year terms, which will be staggered. Panelists may serve multiple terms.

Award Amounts and Cycle
The Fund aims to distribute its first award in November 2013. Beginning in 2014, two awards will be given per year, one in each category (1-painting, drawing and works on paper, and 2-sculpture). Grants will be given of up to $5,000, depending on the need stipulated in the request. Individuals who receive an award will not be eligible to apply again for five years.

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Classes at the SteelYard

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Here at the Steel Yard, we love getting people into our shop to experience what it’s like to learn new techniques and making an object by hand. This fall, we have an entire season of courses that will enable you to create artisanal objects and sculptures. or to simply to learn a new process from a seasoned instructor.

 

We have a wide range of course options to choose from; but to help you out we’ve put together a list of classes that we’re really excited to offer. Be sure to visit our website to register, or to see our full course offerings.

 
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BLACKSMITHING – THIS WEKEND!
Geometry in Flames
With Nick Tomlin

Students will create their own ornamental metalwork by using traditional blacksmithing techniques. This course will start with students drawing geometric modules inspired by nature, which will then be copied repeatedly. The metal components will then be put together to create a larger structure; which can become a sculpture, a screen, grill, table base, or anything you like. Students will work with forging, welding, plasma cutting, cutting and grinding; all the tools of hot metal working. Click here for more info.

 

“Nick is interested in learning old colonial techniques of blacksmithing, whitesmithing, and toolmaking. These interests translate to his teaching methodologies.”

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Volume and Texture in Metal: Exploring the Hydraulic Press and Rolling Mill

With Leslie Boyd

 

This is a course that explores tools and techniques used to push the physical properties of metal. The hydraulic press can be used to create spectacularly voluminous forms of all shapes and sizes. By experimenting and creating different types of ‘dies’ (molds), students will stretch and puncture metal to create a piece of wearable art with the assistance of the instructor. Students will also harness the power of the rolling mill to create both bold and subtle textures on metal. The rich textures will be highlighted through the patination (oxidation) of the metal. No prior jewelry making experience is necessary as students will learn appropriate cold connections, finishing, and patination methods. Click here for more info.

 

 

Leslie is a fine artist and jeweler from Philadelphia, PA. She received her MFA from RISD in 2013, and her BFA in 2010 from Pratt Institute.

 
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A Weekend with the Romans: Making a Granulated Pendant

With Heather Guidero

Come join us as we design and fabricate a custom pendant in the style of the ancient Roman and Etruscan goldsmiths. If you’ve ever seen ancient jewelry in a museum and wondered how to make those intricate strands of filigree or form and solder on tiny spheres of metal to your piece, this is the class for you! Over the course of this two day workshop, students will design a pendant, while learning how to braid thin pieces of silver wire and form perfectly round granules of fine silver with nothing more than a torch and a piece of charcoal. Click here for more info.

 

“[Heather] was very helpful! Just the right amount of instruction. Awesome at answering any question… and allowing the process of experimentation to freely flow as well.
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Intermediate Weekend Welding Workshop: Jig Making
With Topher Gent

In this class, students will explore the use of one of simplest, but most effective, metalworking tools: the jig. Jigs are guiding tools that allow the user to make accurate and repetitive elements. Students will learn how to create their own custom-tailored jig that will allow them to make multiples with ease, and will also be introduced to a variety of templates, fixtures, and welding and forming jigs. On the second day of the course, students will put their jigs to work to create a small project.

Showed us everything & then went right into hands on. Helped troubleshoot design and figure out how to make certain elements.

“Topher was great, loved the class! [He] helped troubleshoot our designs and figure out how to make certain elements.”

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OPEN STUDIOS

For Yardies who have already take a class with us: don’t forget that the Steel Yard’s Open Studios are a great opportunity to get back into our shop after your class has ended. For a low hourly rate, you’ll have access to our equipment and experienced monitors who are available for assistance. Visit our website for more information.

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the Steel Yard
courses@thesteelyard.org
27 Sims Ave.
Providence, RI 02909
401-273-7101
www.thesteelyard.org

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Round Pocket Seeks Fine Artists

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

If you are a fine art photographer, painter, printer, graphic or digital artist and
are interested in expanding your distribution, Round Pocket is now accepting
portfolios for consideration.

Round Pocket is a newly formed art consultancy firm that curates art collections for the residential, hospitality,
and corporate sectors. We are officially launching October 1st and are looking for artists & sales agents
throughout the country.

Interested applicants please email a link to your website or a portfolio and resume to kate.pearson22@gmail.com

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Providence Ballet AUDITIONS

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

 

Saturday, September 28

Sugar Plum FairyAdvanced dancers ages 15 and up
(at an Inter/advanced level)
12:30pm – 2:00pm

(The audition will consist of an Inter/Advanced Ballet Class)

$15 Audition Fee


Children ages 9
-14

(at least 2 years of
training)
2:30pm – 4:30pm

(The audition will consist of a short Ballet class along with learning age-appropriate choreography)
$15 Audition Fee

The auditions and rehearsals will take place at Providence Ballet  194 Oxford St., Providence, RI 02905

There will be a separate fee of $40.00 to participate in this production.

Must be available to rehearse on weekends!
snow flying framed

Click here for more audition information

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Letters of Inquiry for projects in Film/Video and Visual Arts

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Bridges to Business is Accepting new Program Participants

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Bridges to Business partnered with RISCA and MassMoCA in 2013 to provide business training for 10 Rhode Island artists.  Program participants have reported that the one-on-one business advice provided by Bridges to Business has been one of the most valuable parts of the program.  Bridges to Business provides classes, one on one coaching and support services free of charge to qualified entrepreneurs in MA and
RI.
Upcoming classes and workshops:
BUSINESS BASICS CLASS 2
Saturday, September 28 9-5pm

ACCOUNTING WORKSHOP
Monday, October 7, :30 – 8pm

LEGAL CLINIC October/November TBA

For eligibility information and to request an application, please contact us at the number and addresses listed below!

Bridges to Business International Institute of New England
1 Milk Street,  3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02109
617 695 9990 x 164
bridgestobusiness@iiboston.org

 

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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RI Teaching Artist Center – October 7th Kick-off Event

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

 


Thanks to everyone who has signed up to come to our October 7th kick-off event. We’ve
had some very interesting results from our survey of teaching artists and
community members so far and we can’t wait to share them with you. If you have
yet to register for the event or wish to participate in our survey, please use
the links below.

Also, we have brand new pages on Facebook and Twitter. If you haven’t yet, check them out!

Best,

Arik Beatty
Program Director, Rhode Island Teaching
Artists Center

RITAC, The Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St. Pawtucket, RI 0286

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CityArts! Seeking Volunteer T.A.s

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Like working with kids? Want to serve your community?
Volunteer with us!
Teaching Artist Assistants Needed!
Providence CityArts for Youth seeking
Teaching Assistants for afterschool art classes offered to
Providence kids ages 8 – 14.
Currently seeking T.A.s for the following classes:

Afro-Latin American Dance – Come dance with CityArts!   Students will learn moves from Afro-Cuban, Salsa, and Rhumba traditions of dance.

 

World Music – Drumming creates a culture and language all its own! In this class, you will learn about percussion and rhythm while performing on buckets, bongos and congas.

 

Digital Visual – Need T.A. with background in digital photography, graphic design, video editing, and/or animation. Work study position available. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3-5 pm.
Lending a Creative Hand – T.A. should have interest in craft-making and using art to create social change. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 – 5:15 pm.
Carnivale: Mask Making and Costumes – T.A. with ability to assist in mask-making and costume making. Knowledge of Carnivale traditions + history recommended but not required. Mondays and Wednesdays 4 – 5:15 pm.
Comics to Zines – T.A. with background in illustration and/or graphic design specifically related to comics and zines. Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 – 5:15 pm.
Street Art – T.A. with interest in street art, experience using spray paint recommended but not required. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 – 5 pm.
Stop Motion Animation – using everything from modeling clay to photographs to
found objects.  Learn how to brainstorm and plan ideas for stories then bring ideas to life using cameras and tripods.
Drawing and Painting – Explore painting, drawing and collage! Learn how to mix colors, explore paint and brushstrokes.  Draw from life in your sketchbook, then use your own drawings as inspiration for final paintings.
Interested? Great!
Contact: Shannon Fogel
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SEED Presents Business Workshops in Quincy

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

 

SEED Corporation and
Bridgewater Credit
Union

present FREE
Basic Entrepreneurial
Workshops
Thursday, October 24, 2013 in
Quincy

The
South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and
Bridgewater Credit Union will hold two basic business
workshops in Quincy aimed at assisting potential and existing
entrepreneurs.
 
The free
workshops are being held in cooperationwith the U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA), MA Small
Business
Development Center (MSBDC), Quincy Chamber of Commerce, Quincy 2000 and
SCORE.

 
Both
workshops will be held at the Best Western, 29 Hancock Street, Quincy,
MA on Thursday, October 24, 2013.
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, October 17th and for directions
to the Best
Western
. 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.
 
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Classes at Mudstone Studio

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

 

Fall
Classes at Mudstone Studios
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Raku firing fun!

With Ellen
Blomgren

For
only $10
, you can glaze some pre-made work or bring your own,
bisque-fired pieces. We’ll have some interesting raku glazes to choose from.
Apply the glaze and watch your work go from glazed, to 2,000 degrees back to
room temp in 1/2 hour! This fascinating technique was developed in Japan in the
16th century.
Raku means “enjoyment”, “comfort” or
“ease”
Happening during the Warren Walkabout, October 20th from
noon-5:pm

Wheel Throwing with Rose Esson-Dawson

*STARTS THIS
WEDNESDAY!!

Adults only:
Wednesdays, 6-9:pm, September
25th-  October 30th
Learn basic wheel
throwing techniques, or take your skills to a new level. Class size is limited
to encourage all levels.

$150 + $30 for
materials

Fall classes enrolling now!

Join us for a
creative Fall class to expand on your art, or learn something new.  We have
something for all ages with very affordable prices.  Class sizes are limited, so
sign up early~

Kids Classes

With Ellen
Blomgren

Open to kids 1st
grade and up. Larger class size will be assisted by Corbin Rodrigues
Kids
will create family gifts for the holiday season. Our last class will be wrapping
day, so all works of art will be a surprise for everyone! No
peeking…

Tuesday afternoons or
evenings (depending on demand) OR
Sundays 10:am-noon October
27th- December 1st
$150 includes
materials, discounts for multiple enrollment~

Drop-In, open studio

With Ellen
Blomgren:

Come with ideas and use
the studio equipment to create works of art! Open to all skill levels. Guidance
is available for any questions~

Thursdays, 6-9:pm
Fridays, 11-3:pm and
Sundays,
1-4:pm
$70/ 4-visits. Includes
materials

Teen wheel-Throwing

With Claire
Wicks

This beginners class
for wheel-throwing is open to teens, 12+
Learn centering, pulling simple
shapes, decorating techniques and glazing in this 6-week
class.

Monday evenings, 5-8:pm,
October 21st – November 25th
$150 tuition + $30
materials

Ask about Membership!

Keyed access,
24/7
$80/mo

Mudstone
Studios
30 Cutler Street #129
Warren, RI 02885
(401)
297-9412
ellen@mudstonestudios.com
Group
rates for Girl’s night, scout troops or birthday parties!

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Classes at the Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Classes
at the Coleman Center

Fall
classes are well underway but here are a few hidden gems with space still
available.
Call
Tori to register today: 401-848-2787 or register online
here.

Throwing Thursdays

A
NEW ceramics class with Charlene

Explore clay and learn the basic techniques,
including the potter’s wheel, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. No clay
experience necessary.

Sept. 26 – Throwing
Thursdays

6pm – 9pm, with Charlene Carpenzano

Linoleum Block Printing

A
NEW Facilitated Studio course
Create your own prints for greeting cards or
decorative purposes. You will design and cut linoleum blocks, ink them up, and
print!

9:30am – 11:30am,
with Michele Leavitt

Join us for an Art Trip

John
Singer Sargent Watercolors at the MFA in Boston
John Singer Sargent
Simplon Pass: Reading
(detail)

Enjoy a docent-led tour of the John Singer
Sargent Watercolors exhibition, followed by free time to explore the Museum of
Fine Arts Boston (MFA) on your own. Faculty from the Coleman Center for Creative
Studies will lead discussions of watercolor works on the bus ride to and from
Boston.

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Departs: 8:30am from NAM
Returns: 3:30 – 4pm
Cost*: members $75
non-members $85
*Cost includes transportation and admission to the
MFA. Reservations and pre-payment required; accepted by phone or in person.
Please call 401-848-8200 or stop in at the Coleman Center Monday – Friday, 10 am
- 5pm.

Save 15%
NEW STUDENT DISCOUNT

If you haven’t taken a course with us since
2003, sign up for a class this year to receive our new student
discount.

Non-members:

Enroll at the members’ price.*
Members:

Enroll at 15% off the members price.*
Become a member
now.

Call 401-848-2787 to sign up and say “I’m a
first-time student.”

*The fine print: Savings apply only to class
tuition, and do not apply to model, studio, materials or other fees. Yes, summer
camp is included if the child is a first-time student. Sorry but Visiting Artist
Workshops and Art History Talks are not included. The offer is valid for classes
that will be completed in 2013. One offer per person.
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NET Travel Grants – Available to NET Members Only

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

A national coalition of ensembles created by and for artists, the Network of Ensemble Theaters (NET) exists to propel ensemble theater practice to the forefront of American culture and society.  NET links a diverse array of ensembles and practitioners to one another and the performing arts field, encouraging collaborations and knowledge building and dissemination. NET is committed to the advancement of the ensemble form and strives to bring about change in the world beyond ourselves through the transformative power of collaborative theater.  We support bold artistic and civic experiments and aim to heighten the impact and excellence of ensemble theater.

NET Travel Grants:

Online applications are available to NET members in good standing approximately one month prior to the deadline.

Applications are now OPEN! You must log-in HERE using your NET member username and password to access the online application system. If you need help recovering your username or password, please send an email to help@ensembletheaters.net and someone will respond within 48 hours. Please be sure to include the name or organization name affiliated with your NET membership.

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Shubert Foundation Announces 2013-14 Grant Guidelines for Support of Theater and Dance

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

 

The Shubert Foundation
in New York City is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live
performing arts in the United States, with a particular emphasis on
theater and a secondary focus on dance.

The foundation awards unrestricted grants for general operating
support rather than for specific projects. Grants are awarded
exclusively to 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States. The
foundation does not make grants to individuals.

Not-for-profit, professional resident theater companies are the
primary recipients of Schubert Foundation funding, with an emphasis on
producing, rather than presenting, organizations. A smaller amount of
funding is provided for dance companies. The foundation also makes a
limited number of grants to arts-related nonprofits that help support
the development of theater and dance, and to graduate drama departments
at private universities.

Grants will be made only to organizations that have an established
artistic and administrative track record as well as a pattern of fiscal
responsibility. The foundation does not provide funds for project
support, audience development, direct subsidies of reduced-price
admissions, media (film, TV, and radio), renovation projects, or capital
or endowment campaigns. No grants are made to conduit organizations
(agencies that disburse funds to individuals or other organizations).

Applicants may not request a specific grant amount; if the foundation
determines that it will fund an organization, it will also determine
the amount of the grant.

The foundation has two grant application timetables. Applications in
the dance, arts-related, and education categories must be submitted by
October 15, 2013. Theater applications must be submitted by December 2,
2013.

Visit the Shubert Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application materials.

Contact:

Link to Complete RFP

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NABE Foundation Invites Applications for Americans for the Arts College Scholarships

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

 

The NABE Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Association for Business Economics,
believes that good economic strategy is  dependent on our ability to
develop out-of-the box solutions to the challenges that confront us. To
that end, the foundation hopes to enable those with “the gift of
creative problem solving” to further the profession of economics through
their unique understanding of the world.

The foundation is inviting applications for its sixth annual
Americans for the Arts College Scholarship Award program to encourage
the integration of the arts into the economic education process. The
amount of the award is $5,000.

To be eligible, applicants must come from an economically
disadvantaged household; have attended a public school; participated in
extracurricular programs, including (and/or in addition to) programs
supported by Americans for the Arts (i.e., demonstrate a long-term
participation in the study of, creation of, and/or performance in one or
more of the following art forms — dance, music, theater, literary, and
visual/media arts); excelled academically; and formally declared the
intent to study and apply economics in their pursuit of higher education
and a professional career. This includes the direct study of economics
for policy purposes.

The scholarship is open to both recent high school graduates and
current college undergraduates who are majoring in economics and/or the
arts. Students who have not graduated high school but have matriculated
into an undergraduate program, graduate students, and Ph.D. candidates
are not eligible.
See the NABE Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines and
application procedures.

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Asian Cultural Council Invites Applications for 2014 Grants

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The Asian Cultural Council
is inviting proposals from individuals “exhibiting an abiding passion”
and interest in cultural exchange between the United States and the
countries of Asia, as well as  among countries in Asia.

Each year, ACC funds about  a hundred  established masters in their
fields as well as tomorrow’s rising stars in areas as diverse as
archeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history,
arts administration, arts criticism, choreography, composition,
conceptual art, conservation, crafts, dance, design (non-commercial),
filmmaking, installation art, literature, museology, music, new media,
painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, video art, video
conservation, and work that defies categorization.

Citizens and permanent residents of the United States are eligible to
apply for a grant supporting research, study, and creative work. In
Asia, ACC grants are open to citizens and permanent residents
ofcountries from Afghanistan eastward through Japan and Indonesia, and
south from Mongolia. Oceania is not eligible.

Organizations requesting grant support must have U.S. 501(c)(3) or
similar nonprofit status. If an organization does not have nonprofit
status, fiscal sponsorship is required.

Please note that ACC cannot support individuals pursuing projects in their home countries.

Commercial and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply.

There is no specific amount given for individual fellowships or
organizational projects. As grants vary in length of time (from  a month
to a year), amounts vary accordingly.

Applications must be received by November 1, 2013. Successful applicants will be notified by May 31, 2014.

Applicants from Hong Kong, China, Macau, Japan, Taiwan, and the
Philippines should apply directly to ACC’s Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, and
Manila field offices, respectively.

See the ACC Web site for programs guidelines and application procedures.

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Everett School Offers Two Brand New Writing Classes

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

September 18, 2013

 

By: Edgar Viloria

 

Everett is adding two new classes to its School offerings this year. Story to Song and Writing for Performance
will fill a gap in the educational opportunities offered at the School
and will encourage the development of important skills in our students.
Everett believes collaborating performing arts with personal stories
creates true and deep art.

 

Story to Song will be taught by Friday Night Live’s
own Jacob Viveiros. Jacob has been a student at Everett for seven
years. In this class, Jacob will give students writing prompts and allow
them to brainstorm topics in their lives which will include
abandonment, support, motivation, family, and more. The students will
then share their stories so they become confident in themselves as not
only performers, but as storytellers.

 

Jacob will guide the students
to different websites that offer a vast selection of instrumentals, and
also give the option of creating original beats. Students will learn
the basic structure of a song, including verses, chorus, bridge, and
hook. They will work with computer software to organize and record their
songs.

 

Students will individually
practice their songs in front of the class to work on their stage
presence, articulation, speech, and confidence. This is critical because
we want the student’s story to be told, come alive, and be felt by the
audience. Finally, each student will have the opportunity to perform
their songs at recitals and the Open Stage.

 

“It’s amazing how I’m taking
my hobby and turning it into an artistic talent that I can give to the
students of this class.” -Jacob Viveiros

 

Writing for Performance
will be taught by Everett’s Artistic Director, Aaron Jungels. The class
will also include guest teachers such as poetry slam champion and
spoken word artist Christopher Johnson and students in the Brown
University masters writing program.

 

Aaron spoke in an interview about the new course:

 

Why did you decide to create the class Writing for Performance?

 

Writing is an important part
of Everett’s creative process. We are always gathering stories in our
work, whether in the form of a song, a scene or a poem. These stories
often become the heart of our work, like in BRAIN STORM Angelo’s story
became a central thematic element that we built other elements around.
Also writing is an important skill that our students need to develop in
order to succeed in life. If they can connect writing to their creative
work it will be fun for them and won’t be something that they dread
doing.

 

Who influenced you to enjoy writing?

 

I was an avid reader as a
kid. I first got hooked on reading books about wolves; after I read
every book I could find about wolves I moved on to other subjects. When I
was reading, I was transported to and immersed in another world and
naturally I thought it would be cool to be able to do this for other
people.

 

How will you choose guest artists to come teach?

 

There are a lot of great
poets who perform at Open Stage who I would like to bring in. Last year
Christopher Johnson did a great workshop for our students; it would be
great to have him back, and Rudy Cabrera is a great poet who I’m sure
would inspire our students. I also have a lot of connections with people
in Brown University’s masters writing program and I think they’ll be
interested in meeting and working with our students.

 

What do you hope the students will gain from this class?

 

I hope students can feel free
in their writing and not get hung up on being too self-critical. I hope
that they realize they have something important to say and that there
are a lot of different ways you can express yourself through writing. I
also hope that students will connect the writing they do in my class to
projects they are working on in other classes, like film scripts for
movies they want to make or poems or sketches that they will perform at
Open Stage. Mostly I just hope we all have fun with it.

 

 

 

Everett is excited to start
these new classes and give our students the opportunity to work on their
writing skills. We have recognized the need for development in this
area and now can help students in a fun, creative, and innovative way.

 

Contact Robyn Duffy @ rduffy@everettri.org or (401) 831-9479 to sign up today!

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