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Position at Brown: Digital Print Lab Technician and Photographer

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Digital Print Lab Technician and Photographer

Brown University Visual Art Department

Position Posted 10/24/13 open until filled

To Apply: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/jobs-brown

This position serves the Department of Visual Art in the oversight of the digital printing lab and lighting studio, proactively maintaining lab equipment, scheduling and tracking the use of equipment, monitoring supply and equipment inventories, providing basic tutorials in the use of equipment, establishing and implementing policies for lab access, and supervising student lab assistants. This position also serves as the department photographer and publications assistant, documenting faculty and student art work for use in department publicity, event venues, and faculty research, and maintaining the photo archives, and providing workshops on basic photographic technical skills and techniques and assisting the Department with publications for print and electronic distribution including but not limited student and visiting artist posters, weekly departmental newsletter and other print publications. The position provides fundamental curricular support and requires attendance during the academic year. The position does not require staffing during major academic breaks including: winter break, spring break and the summer months. Ability to work some evenings and commencement required.

 

*Qualifications: Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. BA or BFA preferred. Two to three years of related experience preferably in an educational environment. Ability to maintain technical equipment (printers, cameras, run system checks, etc.) and experience in photographic documentation of art work. Strong organizational and time management skills. Initiative and judgment to independently problem solve and prioritize. Must possess the ability to independently develop and implement short and long term goals, and the ability to work independently, but also as a strong team member when the situation warrants. Ideal candidate will have confident public relations and interpersonal skills with the ability to provide workshops and tutorials on basic technical skills. Effective oral and written communication skills with a good command of English language and grammar are essential. Ability to research, analyze and summarize information. Computer proficiency in graphic design applications with continued interest in maintaining skills. Basic knowledge of FileMaker Pro required, advanced knowledge of FileMaker Pro preferred, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other Adobe Creative Suite applications desirable
*Application Instructions: Visit the Brown University Human Resources website (http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/jobs-brown) to view detailed job description. To apply, create an account and submit an on-line application for the position by following the instructions on the Human Resources site.

 

 

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SEED Will Hold Small Business Workshops in Westerly, RI

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

 

SEED Corporation and
Westerly
Community Credit Union

present FREE
Basic Entrepreneurial
Workshops
Wednesday, November 13,
2013

The
South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and
Westerly Community Credit Union will hold two basic
business workshops in Westerly aimed at assisting potential and
existing entrepreneurs.
 
The free
workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small
Business Administration, Rhode Island District Office, The Greater
Westerly-Pawcatuck Chamber of Commerce, RI Small

Business Development Center (RISBDC), RI Economic Development Corporation
(RIEDC), Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE) and SCORE.

 
Both
workshops will be held at the Babcock-Smith House, 124 Granite Street,
Westerly, RI,
on Wednesday, November 13,
2013
.The first of these workshops entitled “Learn the
Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business”
will
be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration begins at 9:30
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 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 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 Wednesday, November 6th and for directions to the Babcock-Smith
House.
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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Warwick Museum of Arts Seeks Photos Submissions – Nature’s Gifts

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

WMOA is seeking compelling photographic images of the natural world for a new exhibit called “Nature’s Gifts”.
We want to showcase the beauty and grandeur of nature in its many forms: from landscapes to seascapes, animals and insects, flowers and trees, clouds in the sky and stars in the heavens.
Exhibit Dates
November 23 – December 21, 2013 in the Main Gallery.
Curator

Simone Spruce-Torres, program director at WMOA.
Eligibility
Open to all artists who live in New England, and students enrolled in undergrad or graduate art studies in the region. Works must be original and completed during the last 12 months; previously submitted works will not be accepted.
Important Dates
All dates included on official “Call” link below; read instructions carefully so all proper .jpegs and forms are submitted on time.
Opening Reception
Wednesday, December 4 from 6:00-8:00 pm for the artists, their friends and colleagues, arts patrons and the public. Free parking behind WMOA.
Important Notes

* All pieces in this exhibit will be for sale.

* Matted prints and notecards accepted only with stands/holders.
* Show is timed for holiday gift-giving so artists should promote it.
Questions
Please contact me or Taylor Terreri during gallery hours.
Click for the official “Call for Photos

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(NALAC) Diverse Arts Spaces (DAS) deadline January 30, 2014

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Diverse Arts Spaces (DAS)

OVERVIEW
The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Diverse Arts Spaces Grant Program is a funding initiative for the presentation or commissioning of work by Latino artists or ensembles working in visual arts, dance, music, performance art or theater. In order to facilitate these partnerships, NALAC will work with organizations that are part of the Ford Foundation Diverse Arts Spaces initiative and grantees of LINC Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development program to identify and reach out to Latino artists and ensembles. In its first two years, the NALAC DAS grant program awarded $95,000 to thirteen arts organizations
DEADLINE TO APPLY
The 2014 DAS Grant Cycle is now open.
Complete applications must be submitted online no later than January 30, 2014
APPLICATION MATERIALS
Guidelines, Narrative/Budget Form, and link to Submit Online are available via MENU on the right.

NOTIFICATION
April 2014

FUNDING PERIOD
Projects may take place between April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015
GRANT AWARD AMOUNT
Diverse Arts Spaces Grant $5,000 – $10,000

FUNDING PRIORITIES
*Deepen the relationships between Latino artists and the organizations that are part of the Diverse Arts Spaces and the LINC Space for Change
*Create cultural equity through an investment in artistic production—visual, performance-based, traditional, and contemporary
Develop opportunities for the presentation of diverse work

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Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth seeks artists to sell work at its December Art Sale.

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

To apply: Please fill out and submit the attached form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wXY8BRdYxz1OrBWFJU_lP3vhpa6nkqeHwlzE4N2vwew/viewform


Application deadline: November 11, 2013


Art Sale Date: December 15, 2013, 11am – 3pm


Location: Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth Community Arts Center

891 Broad St.

Providence, RI 02907

 

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is holding “Come South for the Holidays: A Holiday Art Sale on the Southside” on December 15th, 2013. This winter art market is designed to bring the Southside community together, and welcome members from outside the community, in celebration of art. Your involvement will bring your work to a broad audience, and inspire our young artists.

 

We welcome applications from artists and artisans in all mediums, and at all price ranges. Submissions will be juried. We will notify you by November 18th if you have been selected.

 

Each vendor will be assigned a space that is approximately 4′ x 8′. Some wall space will be available upon request. You must bring your own table and/or display furniture. There is no application fee or vendor fee, but we will ask for a 30% commission of all works sold. Each space will be sponsored by a local business.

 

There is no booth fee for this event. Please refer to the above form for more details.


About Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth:

Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth is a nonprofit community arts organization with a mission to provide free professional arts education to Providence youth between ages 8-14. ¡CityArts! serves over 1,000 youth in afterschool and summer arts programs citywide, offering meaningful learning experiences in visual art and design, performing arts, and creative writing. 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.

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – 3RD ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBIT

Monday, October 28th, 2013

OVER 400 PATRONS VISIT THE EAST GREENWICH LIBRARY DAILY.

If you plan to submit or have questions, please send an email to friendseglibrary@gmail.com. See attached prospectus for more information.

3rd Annual Juried Art Exhibit –

Winter’s Eve

DECEMBER 5 – JANUARY 3, 2014

Juror – Gretchen Dow Simpson (gretchendowsimpson.com): As a painter, Gretchen Dow Simpson is known for her crisp, sunny close-up views of New England architecture, 58 of which have been published as covers for the New Yorker magazine. The Friends of East Greenwich Free Library are honored to have Gretchen Dow Simpson as the juror for Winter’s Eve 2013.

The Winter’s Eve “Juror’s Award” includes a SOLO 2014 Exhibit, with reception, at the gallery.

Howard Silverman Gallery . East Greenwich Free Library

82 Peirce Street . East Greenwich, Rhode Island . 401-885-1699 . friendseglibrary@gmail.com

IMPORTANT DATES & INFORMATION:

Exhibition: Thursday, December 5 to Friday, January 3, 2014
Delivery date: Saturday, November 30, 10am – 1:00pm ($10 per piece or $25 for three)
Pickup for declined work: Monday, December 2, 4:00pm – 6:00 pm
(artists will be notified via email no later than 12/1 of their acceptance/decline status)

Pickup of exhibited work: Saturday, January 4 . 10 am to noon
No Commission is required by the Friends of the Library
Opening reception . Thursday, December 5th 6pm – 8pm

Music provided by Ceili Connors, Classical Guitarist
2011 Award Winner – Lee Bergwall Hanks

2012 Award Winner – Marjorie Ball

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RI Foundation accepting applications for 2014 Innovation Fellowships

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The Rhode Island Foundation is accepting applications for the 2014 Rhode Island Innovation
Fellowships, an annual program to stimulate solutions to the state’s challenges.

Made possible through the vision and generosity of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter, the program will award two
applicants up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test, and implement innovative ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in Rhode Island.

 

For more informatino click here.

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AS220 Seeks Restaurant Staff

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

AS220 Foo(d): Cook (Part Time)

Job Description:

AS220 Foo(d) is an eatery that embraces the values of the organization and recognizes the outreach potential inherent in a mission aligned food program. In light of our mission to support local artists and entrepreneurs, we look to our local New England farms and food artisans to provide our quality ingredients. Menu items are created using the freshest local ingredients available and as the seasons change, our daily specials and menu also change. The physical space consists of a 340 sq ft counter/kitchen area and a 1300 sq ft seating area. The kitchen is OPEN. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly. Part of the aim of the food program is to create an opportunity for meaningful food service training and work experience for young people participating in our AS220 Youth program.

AS220 Foo(d) Staff are expected to positively represent not only the restaurant, but AS220 as a whole, while on and off the clock. As such, while at work, and coinciding with the upholding of an exceptional level of customer service, all staff are expected to politely and courteously greet, engage, assist, serve, and thank all patrons, performers, fellow staff members, participants of any of AS220’s programming, residents, etc. Staff are responsible for the running of AS220 Foo(d) in accordance with our mission, values, policies and practice.

The cooks are a critical piece in our outreach strategies. They are expected to provide excellent customer service and play a role in creating a unique space that celebrates food and drink as art and as a building block of community.

The Cook is a part time position with a compensation of $12 per hour.

Specific responsibilities fall into the following areas:

  • Cooking/customer service:
  • Understanding and upkeep of restaurant health codes
  • ServSafe Certified. You can get certified at http://www.servsafe.com/.
  • Daily preparation and proper use of ingredients throughout the day
  • Should be able to talk to guests while cooking
  • Contribute new ideas for daily special dishes
  • Able to articulate a passionate understanding of the AS220 mission and programming
  • Ability to learn our menus and willingness to talk to customers about specific dishes
  • Able to run the kitchen when Restaurant Manager is not available
  • Maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness and neat appearance at all times.
  • Proper control of waste
  • Other tasks as necessary

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a good deal of restaurant cooking experience
  • Leadership qualities
  • Believe in local food and that vegetarians, vegans and people with food allergies have equal rights in restaurants

AS220 Foo(d): Counter Staff (Part Time)

Job Description:

AS220 Foo(d) is an eatery that embraces the values of the organization and recognizes the outreach potential inherent in a mission aligned food program. In light of our mission to support local artists and entrepreneurs, we look to our local New England farms and food artisans to provide our quality ingredients. Menu items are created using the freshest local ingredients available and as the seasons change, so our daily specials and menu also change. The physical space consists of a 340 sq ft counter/kitchen area and a 1300 sq ft seating area. The kitchen is OPEN. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly. Part of the aim of the food program is to create an opportunity for meaningful food service training and work experience for young people participating in our AS220 Youth program.

AS220 Foo(d) Staff are expected to positively represent not only the restaurant, but AS220 as a whole, while on and off the clock. As such, while at work, and coinciding with the upholding of an exceptional level of customer service, all staff are expected to politely and courteously greet, engage, assist, serve, and thank all patrons, performers, fellow staff members, participants of any of AS220’s programming, residents, etc. Staff is responsible for the running of AS220 Foo(d) in accordance with our mission, values, policies and practice.

The counter staff are a critical piece in our outreach strategies. They are expected to provide excellent customer service and play a role in creating a unique space that celebrates food and drink as art and as a building block of community.

Specific responsibilities fall into the following areas:

  • Take orders
  • Serve food
  • Bus tables
  • Keep AS220 Foo(d) clean
  • Customer service
  • Maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness and present a neat, professional appearance at all times.
  • Keep AS220 informational materials accessible to customers
  • Be willing to help with food prep, dishes, etc

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in customer service
  • Be friendly and able to make all kinds people feel welcome
  • Be able and interested in talking about food and the arts
  • Be helpful to young people who are training through the youth program
  • Be able to articulate a passionate understanding of the AS220 mission

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

To respond to a posting, send a resume and any other requested materials (see below) to:

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

OR Fax it to 401-454-7445
OR Email it to the contact person in the listing and/or jobs@as220.org

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Conferencia “El Arte del Placemaking: Midiendo y Comunicando el Impacto.”

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Para un horario completo y lista de presentadores por favor visite

http://conference.placemakers.us

Si usted es artista, urbanista, renovador urbano, catalizador comunitario, administrador artístico o esta interesado en el uso del arte para vitalizar la comunidad, no hay un asunto mas discutido hoy que la manera en que podemos medir y comunicar efectivamente el impacto de nuestro trabajo en el placemaking creativo. La conferencia “El Arte del Placemaking” es su oportunidad para contribuir y dar forma a esta conversación.

Comparta con practicantes destacados y expertos en el campo del placemaking creativo en dos días llenos de exploración y dialogo acerca de cómo medir y comunicar el impacto que esta teniendo el uso del arte para construir y transformar la comunidad. Conozca y aprenda de varias de las figuras principales de este campo, los cuales estarán presentando su trabajo en la conferencia. Este evento les otorgara a los participantes la oportunidad de desarrollar conversaciones e interacciones más profundas e impactantes respecto al tema con sus compañeros.

La conferencia “El Arte del Placemaking”es un proyecto del Providence Waterfire patrocinado parcialmente por el grant ArtPlace América 2012. Se llevara a cabo los dias 7 y 8 de Noviembre de 2013 en el hotel Omni Providence. Durante la tarde del viernes 8 de Noviembre, la conferencia presentara el Datafest!2013 del Rhode Island State Council for the Arts. El sabado 9 de Noviembre, Waterfire tendra una presentación especial para los veteranos, el Waterfire Salute to the Veterans. Esta será la última iluminación del Waterfire del año, y uno de los más grandes y espectaculares eventos jamás realizados en honor a los veteranos en Rhode Island.

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts estará ofreciendo becas para residentes de Rhode Island que deseen asistir a la conferencia, a efectuarse los días Jueves 7 y Viernes 8 de Noviembre. Para consideración, envié un e-mail a Elena Patiño, nuestra directora de Arte Comunitario a: Elena.patino@arts.ri.gov

Las solicitudes de becas deben de ser sometidas no más tardar del día 1 de Noviembre de 2013. Incluya en el e-mail su información de contacto, un párrafo descriptivo que hable acerca de usted y de su trabajo, la razón por la cual requiere ayuda financiera, y otro párrafo corto explicando su interés por la conferencia y que espera adquirir a través de su participación.

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RISCA offering Scholarships to the The Art of Placemaking Conference

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

The Art of Placemaking Conference: Measuring and Communicating Impacts
November 7 – 8, 2013
Omni Providence Hotel
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will be offer scholarships for Rhode Islanders to attend the Art of Place Making Conference on November 7th, Friday November 8th. Requests for scholarships should be submitted no later than November 1, 2013, to Elena Patino, our Community Arts Program Director at Elena.patino@arts.ri.gov. Applicants will submit an email request to Elena, providing contact information, a descriptive paragraph on themselves and their work, the reason they need financial help to attend the conference, and a short paragraph explaining their interest in this conference and what they hope to get out of attending.
For a full schedule and roster of presenters, please visit http://conference.placemakers.us

If you are an artist, urban planner, city builder, community catalyst, arts administrator or anyone else interested in using art to add vibrancy to community, there is no more important issue being discussed today than how do we effectively measure and communicate the impacts of our creative placemaking work. The Art of Placemaking Conference is your chance to help shape the conversation.

Join leading practitioners and experts in the field of creative placemaking for two days of exploration and dialogue about measuring and communicating the impact of using art to build and transform community. Meet, learn from and engage with some of the sector’s leaders who will be presenting their work at The Art of Placemaking Conference. This event will give participants the opportunity to have deeper and more impactful conversations and interactions with their peers.

The Art of Placemaking Conference is a WaterFire Providence project funded in part by a 2012 ArtPlace America grant. It will take place on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8 at the Omni Providence Hotel. On Friday afternoon, November 8, 2013, The Art of Placemaking Conference will host the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts’ 2013 DataFest! On Saturday, November 9, WaterFire is presenting WaterFire’s Salute to Veterans, the final full lighting of the season and one of the largest and most spectacular events to ever honor veterans in Rhode Island.

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CALL TO ARTISTS FOR SUBMISSIONS

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

DEADLINE: Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Public Art Works (PAW) a Rhode Island based Art’s Organization invites artists living and/or working in Rhode Island to apply for an exhibit of

their work at the Home and Hospice Care of Rhode Island in Providence, RI.

Location: First Floor Gallery Wall

No entry fee.

Three to four artists chosen, Honorarium for each artist.

For full details on the project and to download an application form,  Visit:  http://www.publicartri.com/

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Black Cat Graphics Paper Sale

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

 

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Providence apartments for rent, house for sale

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Providence artist Paula Hunter and her husband have two nice apts coming up for rent:

“One is coming on the rental market as early as Nov. 1. The other, Jan. 1.  Considering short leases (we decide on the length with the tenant) but we prefer 1 year leases. The location: 155-157 Lancaster Street, Providence, RI. Nice backyard, garage parking, hard wood floors, 3 bedrooms,
EIK, double parlors and EXCELLENT quiet street and location!  The  base rent is 1100 per apt for a 1-year lease. Rent for shorter leases are
negotiated.
Thank you!
Mary Paula
p.s. We’ve owned this house for close to 25 years and are looking to sell it at some point in the not quite decided future! Interested?”

Email: mphunter54@gmail.com

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Live model figure drawing at Sandywoods

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Live model figure drawing tomorrow morning, October 19th,
in The Yellow Building at Sandywoods, 73 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI.

9 am to noon.
Jennifer will be our  model. Directions at www.sandywoodsfarm.org/directions.html

We meet every  Saturday morning

$14 for the three-hour session
and only $6 for students. Unguided figure drawing in
a relaxed, informal setting. All levels of experience, all ages,
and all media are welcome. We provide experienced models,
a beautiful work space, chairs, tables, and drop cloths for painters and sculptors to use

Bring your materials and easel or other preferred work surface.
Please spread the word.


Our weekly indoor sessions and next year’s plans for plein air figure drawing at Sandywoods are in
danger of cancellation due to low attendance
.
Hope you can be with us tomorrow

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The Art Commission

Friday, October 18th, 2013

A new website where art meets design – explore, find, and commission art for your space

https://artcommission.com/

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Organizing Your Art Business – Yes, you ARE a business!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The Artists Loop @ Pawtucket Library

Tuesday October 22, 2013 6:30– 8:00 PM

 

With Rich Streitfeld, CPA

 

Rich Streitfeld makes this difficult subject as understandable and entertaining as possible. (He “gets” artists!)  For the Artists Loop, Rich will discuss: what is the least you need to know about taxes, structure, record-keeping, audit risk and cash flow?
Rich Streitfeld, a graduate of Boston University, is a partner at ALSD and Co. He loves working with businesses, entrepreneurs and artists. He directed an international non-profit and is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. Rich developed the state’s first same-sex planning seminar, and his family hosts “Rebel Headquarters”, the famous home art show on the East Side of Providence.

You can find out more about Rich and his company on their website, www.alscpa.com

The Artists Loop is a program for artists and art enthusiasts.
Participants get together to share work and to talk about art related topics.

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Pawtucket Library 13 Summer Street, Pawtucket, RI (401)725-3714

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Jamestown Arts Center Seeks part-time freelance grant writer

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Location: 18 Valley Street Jamestown RI
Salary:
Start Date: Now
Part Time
unspecified

Job Description
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The Jamestown Arts Center seeks a part-time freelance grant writer. Applicants must have experience writing grants specifically for arts organizations, and must be familiar with local, state and federal funding sources. Excellent writing skills and the ability to create budgets and track grants are all critical for this position. A minimum of three years experience writing grants is a must. A Bachelor’s degree, or combination of education and relevant experience is necessary. Experience writing NEA grants a huge plus. 5-10 hours per week to start.

How to Apply
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Please send resume, references and cover letter to jamestownartscenter.org

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Riverzedge Arts Project Seeks Teaching Artist

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Location: Statewide
Salary: per classes taught
Start Date: 10/17/2013
Part Time
Temporary

Job Description
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Riverzedge Arts Project
Mobile Studio Teaching Artist Job Description

Terms: This is a flexible, part time position predicated on the need of our school and community-based sites. Hours of work vary but are likely to occur between 2pm to 6pm. Sessions generally run 6-10 weeks in the Fall, Winter and Spring. This position is ideal for working artists looking for extra income. Candidates that are available M-Th afternoons will be given preference.

Compensation: Teaching artists are compensated via a per-class rate, which is inclusive of planning and travel time, and varies based on experience and distance to site.  Compensation is provided through pre and post invoicing on a Net 30 system.

Overview: The RiverzEdge Mobile Studio brings challenging, project-based youth programs into low-income schools and community centers throughout the state. Progressive art and academic skills building is achieved through well designed curricula that incorporate critical thinking and problem solving with literacy- and STEAM-enriched art making. Teaching artists are responsible for delivering high-quality real world arts learning in a safe, fun, and highly engaged environment.

Education: BA/BFA degree in the arts preferred, with formal or informal teacher experience required. Practicing teaching artists encouraged to apply.

Required Abilities & Experience:
• Demonstrated ability to implement positive classroom and behavior management.
• Experience working with youth in an urban environment, preferably within a school-based setting;
• Able to adeptly and efficiently create and/or follow multi series curricula and lesson plans;
• Flexible thinker, able to work with a wide variety of people from different cultures and sectors;
• Ability to multi-task—to empower and engage youth participants while delivering sophisticated art and         academic skills development;
• Able to work independently and produce high quality results while accepting supervision and working in conjunction with a diverse staff
• Basic record-keeping and organizational ability
• Familiarity with RI Program Quality Assessment Tool (RIPQA).

Supervision:  This position is supervised directly by the Mobile Studio Director.

Art Skills:  Candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of at least several artistic practices and disciplines.  Candidate will be expected to come in with a working knowledge of observational, figurative and technical skills of drawing and painting, as well as the ability to adapt to participants’ specific creative interests and experimentation. Knowledge of art history is preferred, as well as flexibility with a variety of mediums and materials.

Performance:  Performance of each duty evaluated against the above requirements. The Mobile Studio Director will complete at-random observations and evaluations, and will provide weekly support. Teaching artists will be required to participate in professional development/trainings at the beginning of each school semester (2x/year).

About RiverzEdge:  RiverzEdge Arts Project is a not for profit social enterprise that creates positive educational and economic outcomes for youth and their communities through artistic expression, disciplined effort and self-reliance. For more information, visit the website www.riverzedgearts.org.

Assurances:  RiverzEdge Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all decisions affecting terms of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, political belief or affiliation, religious belief, sexual orientation, military status, disability or any other protected characteristic.

How to Apply
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Please forward a cover letter, your resume, letters of recommendation, and contact information to Jane Dillon
email:paintpot@cox.net

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Call for Photography – Nature’s Gift

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
WMOA is seeking compelling photographic images of the natural world for a new exhibit called “Nature’s Gifts”.
We want to showcase the beauty and grandeur of nature in its many forms: from landscapes to seascapes, animals and
insects, flowers and trees, clouds in the sky and stars in the heavens.

Exhibit Dates

November 23 – December 21, 2013 in the Main Gallery.

Curator

Simone Spruce-Torres, program director at WMOA.

Eligibility

Open to all artists who live in New England, and students enrolled in undergrad or graduate art studies in the
region. Works must be original and completed during the last 12 months; previously submitted works will not be accepted.

 

Important Dates

All dates are listed in the official “Call” link below; read the instructions carefully so all proper .jpegs and forms are submitted on time.

Opening Reception

Wednesday, October 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm for the artists, their friends and colleagues, arts patrons and the public. Free parking behind City
Hall.

Important Notes

* All pieces in this exhibit will be for sale.

* Matted prints and notecards will be accepted only with stands/holders.

* The show is timed for holiday gift-giving so artists should promote it.

Questions

Please contact me or office manager Taylor Terreri during gallery hours.

 

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Seeking Poetry Submissions

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Word Soup, which featured Marge
Piercy in its inaugural issue, is accepting submissions for our second issue.
The theme is always hunger, however the poet interprets it. And
100% of the submission fees are donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank
and to Share Our Strength, a national organization feeding children.

 

 

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