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The NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI)

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI)
is a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts. The dynamic learning environment cultivates a familiar, inclusive cultural space that provides multiple generations of Latino artists, arts managers and cultural promoters the support, knowledge, and agency to confidently respond to and initiate solutions to complex cultural questions.

The goals of the Institute are to:

develop core capacities in the areas of arts management, networking, marketing, fund development;
deliver training via interactive group learning, consultations, and leadership simulations;
advance knowledge in the field of Latino artistic expressions, research and policy;
contextualize the frameworks that inform and affect Latino cultural production;
strengthen and expand the NALAC professional network;
promote awareness for planned organizational legacy and artistic/executive succession;
provide effective tools and research that optimize leadership competence; and,
prepare creative, strategic and nimble cultural leaders.

Applicants to the NLI are accepted from multiple generations of Latino artists, arts managers and cultural promoters in various stages of career development. A group of 15-25 participants will be selected to attend the NLI in San Antonio, TX.

DEADLINE TO APPLY- Complete applications must be submitted online no later than February 27, 2014.


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NALAC ‘s National Fund for the Arts

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC) National Fund for the Arts
The NFA is a national grant program open to US-based Latino working artists, ensembles and Latino arts organizations that demonstrate artistic excellence in pursuit of social justice through the arts. To date, the NFA has awarded over one million dollars to a diverse range of artists and organizations representing every discipline and region of the country. Applying to the NFA is a benefit of NALAC Membership.
DEADLINE TO APPLY- Complete applications must be submitted online by February 6, 2014, 11:59pm Central Time


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Celebrate Providence! 2014 Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

The City of Providence is now accepting proposals for Celebrate Providence! 2014 Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative. The Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, the Parks + Recreation Department and Partnership for Public Parks are getting ready for another fun summer of theater, dance, music and live performances in Providence’s communities.

The Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative awards funds to nonprofit community and arts organizations to create high-quality programs designed to respond to the unique characteristics of neighborhoods and foster a sense of community pride.

Organizations interested in participating must be located in Providence to be eligible for the
grants, and the programming must take place in Providence city parks between July 1 and September 1, 2014.

The deadline to submit proposals is March 14, 2014 at 4pm.

Funding will range from $500 to $4,000 per project, and only one proposal will be accepted from an organization.


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Mixed Media and Watercolor Classes at the Warwick Art Museum

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Kickoff the new year with a new mode of self-expression –
or try a new medium to stretch your arts skills!
* February 4-20:             Mixed Media with Taylor Tererri

February 25-March 13:  Intermediate Watercolors with  Bernadette Pace

Classes are 6:00-8:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays with two classes a week over three weeks — 12 hours of
instruction for ages 17 and up.

Learn more about the Mixed Media class

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Improv Classes for Adults

Thursday, January 30th, 2014


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Dear Diorama

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Dear Diorama, is an art contest for book lovers that takes place at the Rochambeau Library (708 Hope Street) after hours on March 4. Dioramas will be judged by a panel of art critics and book lovers, and light refreshments will be served. The event begins at 7pm, and is free and open to the public.

The rules are simple. Create a scene, no larger than a shoebox, from a book that you have read. There is no restriction on the type of book: works of
fiction and non-fiction are welcome, as are instructional manuals and less categorizable works. After Dear Diorama, is over, the scenes will be displayed in the gallery at Craftland (235 Westminster Street). The reader who produces the best diorama will also receive a $100 gift card to Craftland, as well as prizes from Frog and Toad and Books on the Square.

For further information about Dear Diorama, including full rules, contact Ed Graves or Angela DiVeglia at Rochambeau Library by calling 272-3780 or visiting the Providence Community Library website at www.provcomlib.org.

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AS220 Seeks AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Location: 95 Mathewson St. Providence, RI
Salary: $546 (gross, bi-weekly)
Start Date: ASAP
Full Time

Job Description
THIS POSITION REQUIRES AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF VISTA EXPERIENCE. The VISTA Leader for the AS220 VISTA project will support our VISTA members and their supervisors throughout their service years. The VISTA Leader will serve as trainer, coach, mentor, and ambassador to VISTA Members and liaison between members, supervisors, and the Corporation for National & Community Service. The Leader will assist with recruiting, training, and tracking the progress of VISTA Members as well as aiding with supervisor reporting duties. The Leader will be
charged with keeping open and active communication between members and supervisors and monitoring the progress of member assignments. The VISTA Leader will also support recruitment of new VISTA members throughout the year. VISTA Leaders also receive an increased living allowance of $546 (gross, bi-weekly) and the choice of an Education Award ($5,550) or End-of-Service Stipend $3000.00.

About the AS220 VISTA Project: AS220 is proud to have a 15 year relationship with the Corporation for National & Community Service. In 2012 AS220 was awarded a federal grant to manage a large AmeriCorps*VISTA Project. The project currently sponsors 11 organizations and a
total of 24 full year VISTAs spread across Providence & Woonsocket. The VISTA members work to manage and recruit volunteers, create opportunities for low-income youth, build social entrepreneurship, write grants, increase access to higher education and more. VISTA members focus on building sustainable capacity within these organizations and delivering a measurable impact on the impoverished populations that they serve. The Organization are: AS220/AS220 Youth, Breakthrough Providence, College Visions, Highlander Charter School, Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence, Manton Avenue Project, Providence CityArts for Youth, Rhode Island for Community & Justice, RiverzEdge Arts Project, Social Enterprise Greenhouse, and Youth In Action.

How to Apply: Please apply through the AmeriCorps.gov website using the link below and clicking “Apply Now”


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Executive Assistant | Rhode Island School of Design

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Job Title: Executive Assistant
Organization: Rhode Island School of Design
Location: 2 College Street, Providence
Start Date:

Full Time

Job Description
RISD is seeking a dynamic, flexible and highly motivated individual to support the President’s Office in a wide variety of non-routine, complex, and politically sensitive administrative support activities.  Some of the activities in this exciting opportunity include:
•    Manage and coordinate the President’s dynamic calendar and travel logistics, and recording and following up on action items that result.
•    Serve as the liaison between the President’s Office and all internal and external constituents, including the Trustees’ Office.
•    Respond to all phone, e-mail, and personal inquiries and ensure that all items of significance are appropriately reported, routed, delegated and answered in a timely and comprehensive manner.
•Generate and prepare a wide variety of ad-hoc reports and synthesize data in a visually impactful manner.
•Record and summarize expenses and help analyze and plan for the associated budgetary impact.
•Complete correspondence, billing, expenses, and filing.

•Assist with the logistical arrangements and materials for other special events and duties as needed.

•Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in liberal arts or art history, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•Minimum of five years administrative experience with at least three years providing administrative support to executive or top management level.
•Ability to interpret and prioritize request for information and follow up as needed.
•Previous experience managing and maintaining electronic calendars and filtering requests for Executive Officer’s/Top Manager’s time.
•Requires aplomb and the ability to always act in best interest of President and the College.
•Facility with technology, and high level of functionality in the use of Microsoft Office  programs; general awareness of and sensitivity to graphic design software and tools; and proficiency with Apple systems.
•Excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and verbal and written communication skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work in a high impact, deadline oriented environment where initiative, attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously is required.
•Ability to proofread documents required.  A keen eye for details is essential.
•An aptitude for and interest in learning/utilizing new technologies.
•A positive attitude and the ability to relate well to diverse populations and to help foster a community environment.

How to Apply: www.risd.edu/jobs

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Opportunities and Deadlines from NALAC

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014


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The Writers Circle – call for submissions

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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PO Box 9656  Warwick, RI 02889
Thank You For Making This Issue Possible


January Online
Stories, Art, Photography, Poetry,
Contest Winners
May Submissions Closed
Accepting September Submissions
A Nonprofit Center For
Writers, Artists & Photographers Since


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A Course About Creativity

Friday, January 24th, 2014
































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Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Students will be introduced to the many Chinese brushes and their uses, develop skills in brush stroke techniques and learn Shu Hua painting philosophy and composition principles. Practice brush strokes through calligraphy then use new skills in creating subjects such as bamboo, flowers, fish, birds and landscapes. Eventually students will paint their own individual subjects, blending water color and poetry into their unique paintings. Yimin works with the entire class as well as focuses on each student enriching their learning experiences.
5 Saturdays, Feb 15-March 15 2-4pm
Materials needed for 1st class:
• Newspaper (for practicing brushstrokes)
• Watercolors
• Watercolor brushes #8, #9, #10
• Paint dishes for mixing & cups for washing
• Rice paper (Roll or Pad)
• Chinese calligraphy ink
• Bamboo brushes
Members $100.00
Non-members $135.00
Yimin received a BA in Education from Normal University, Beijing China and received his MFA at City College of New York. He is a guest professor at the China Central Art Academy in Beijing and the China Art Academy in Hang Zhou. His work has been exhibited at the Z Gallery in Beijing as well as Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY. His work is included in collections of former British Prime Minister Edward Heath and Sweden’s National Museum. Throughout his years, he has been teaching Chinese calligraphy and painting focusing on the traditional style of Shu hua calligraphy and ink paintings.

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Community Builder-In-Residence

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Job Title: Community Builder-In-Residence (Woonsocket) & Contracted Certified Teacher (North Smithfield & Woonsocket)
Organization: Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley After School Program
Location: North Smithfield & Woonsocket
Salary: $15 to $20
Start Date: Immediately
Part Time

Job Description
The Community-Builder-in-Residence program offers a unique opportunity to live, work, and serve youth in the Woonsocket community. We offer six, highly-qualified professionals (entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, educators, scientists, etc.) a riverfront loft apartment in exchange for 16 hours per week of community service with eligible NWBRV youth programs (serving grades K-12). Residents are expected to live, work, and serve the City of Woonsocket as part of a special year-to-year program agreement, eligible for annual renewal based upon evaluation and achievement of program goals and outcomes.

We are currently hiring for one of the positions.  Qualified applicants for this position must be income eligible, making at or below 50% Area Median Income. This means a single person has to make $26,100 or less or a family of 2 must make $29,800 or less.

Candidates must:
• Obtain a nationwide BCI
• CPR and First Aide Certification
• Complete a DCYF staff application
• Participate in ongoing professional development
• Have experience working with urban youth
• Be innovative
• Take initiative
• Be flexible
• Be comfortable with using Google apps

Download the application at http://neighborworksbrv.org/ForRentSaleorLease/ForRent/InResidenceProgram/tabid/194/Default.aspx

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley Youth RAP is looking for enthusiastic and flexible teachers who are looking to teach and build relationships with Woonsocket youth.  Located in the Constitution Hill neighborhood, our program serves kids in grades K-5th, as well as middle and high school.  The program runs 3:00pm-8:00pm Monday through Friday, but we are looking for someone who is available 2 days per week, approximately 6 hours per week.  Candidates must know how to establish a great rapport with youth, and how to give and command respect.
Candidates must:
• Be a certified teacher
• CPR and First Aide Certification
• Obtain a nationwide BCI
• Complete a DCYF staff application
• Participate in ongoing professional development
• Have experience working with urban youth
• Be innovative
• Take initiative
• Be flexible
• Be comfortable with using Google apps

How to Apply
Please send resumes and references to youthrap@neighborworksbrv.org

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2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Applications Deadline Approaching!

Friday, January 24th, 2014

The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is accepting applications for the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.

The twelve award-winning programs this year will each receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from the President’s Committee’s Honorary Chairman, First Lady Michelle Obama, at a ceremony at the White House.


After-school and out-of-school time arts and humanities programs are encouraged to apply. Please click the following link to access the online National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards Application: http://www.nahyp.org/how-to-apply/


Completed applications will only be accepted via the online process.


Monday, February 10, 2014, 5:00 PM PST is the application deadline.

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City of Pawtucket Announces 16th Annual Photo Contest

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Pawtucket:  A City in Focus

Theme:  “Coloring Pawtucket”

Deadline for entry:  August 12, 2014

Grab your cameras and compose that picture!  The City of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence announce the 16th Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest.  The twelve winning photos, to be selected by a panel of local professional photographers, will illustrate the City of Pawtucket 2015 City Calendar.


This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera. The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photo must have been taken in Pawtucket. This year’s contest theme is “Coloring Pawtucket.”

Contest Rules: All photo submissions should follow the contest theme and have been taken within the past year. All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket to qualify for this contest.  Only one entry per contestant will be accepted and must be submitted by the photographer. Photos may be color or black and white. Film or good quality digital prints will be accepted. All photos must be of good quality and suitable for reproduction.


Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore or mountboard, but not framed; overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 12”x18”.  All photos will be on display at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival in the month of September. The Mayor’s Choice Award will receive a $100 cash prize, First Place will receive a$75.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $50.00 cash prize with remaining winners receiving gift certificates.

All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket 2015 Calendar. Submissions will be accepted beginning May 1, by which time application forms will be available at various locations or downloadable on-line. Deadline for Entry:  August 12, 2014.    For further information, call (401) 273-5367.


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16th Annual Funda Fest

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

16th Annual
FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling
January 19-26, 2014
From Westerly to Woonsocket, Providence to Newport…
FUNDA Fest 16 Schedule of Events

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Family Storytelling Concert
Westerly Public Library
44 Broad Street Westerly, RI
(401) 596-2877
2 pm (Donations accepted)
Monday, January 20, 2014
MLK: Amazing Grace
Providence Children’s Museum
100 South St. Providence, RI
(401) 273-5437
11:30am, 1 & 2:30pm. Free with museum admission.
Tuesday through Friday, January 21-24, 2014
Storytelling in the schools Tuesday-Friday
RIBS tellers and invited guests perform statewide.
To book a performance in your school, contact Carolyn Martino at 401-721-9980, cmartino13@verizon.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Family Storytelling Concert
YWCA Rhode Island
514 Blackstone St., Woonsocket, RI (401)769-7450
6:30- 8 pm Our event is free for youth and adults.
Friday January 24, 2014
514 Blackstone St., Woonsocket, RI (401)769-7450
6:30- 8 pm
$1. Children
Friday January 25, 2014
3rd Annual Liar’s Contest
Sign up to tell your tallest tale!
7-10pm $7
Saturday, January 25, 2014
FAMILY FUNday 10-4
Performances, vendors, market place
Southside Cultural Center, 393 Broad St, Prov. (Trinity Methodist Church on the corner of Broad St and Elmwood Ave) Free and plentiful parking!
Free morning storytelling workshops for adults and children, intergenerational workshop story swap, and more!
Family Storytelling Concert
Evening concert for adults (tickets available at the door) 8pm $10

Sunday, January 26, 2014
Family Storytelling Concert
Martin Luther King Center
20 Marcus Wheatland Blvd.
Newport, RI
(401) 846-4828
2 pm Donations accepted
FUNDA FEST is made possible with support from CITIZENS BANK Foundation, Providence Shelter for Colored Children, Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, Friends of the Westerly Library, The Newport County Fund

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RISD Seeks Director of Residence Life

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Organization: Rhode Island School of Design
Location: United States
Start Date:
Full Time

Job Description
The Director of Residence Life is a key role in the RISD students’ experience. The Director provides visionary leadership and direction for a comprehensive living and learning experience; administers and manages the student housing program for the College; directs departmental operations; oversees the department budget; sets department goals; coordinates assessment efforts; and establishes student learning outcomes and implementation strategies for the department.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic, creative, innovative and collaborative leader who can sustain current services, develop new initiatives, manage a complex organization and understand the comprehensive interconnections among members of the RISD community.

The Director identifies, develops and stewards collaborative relationships with stakeholders within and external to RISD, and develops and directs program planning for the department consistent with the College’s Critical Thinking/Critical Making strategic plan, along with the goals and objectives of the Division of Student Affairs.

Management of staff includes: an office manager; 2 assistant directors; 3 area coordinators; 3 graduate Resident Directors and 42 undergraduate Resident Assistants.

Master’s degree required in higher education, student affairs, college student affairs, business or other related field.

A minimum of 5-7 years of administrative experience in student affairs, preferably in residence life/housing operations and/or academic credentials in the field or a closely related area.

Demonstrated experience in college student development (theory and practice); knowledge of residence life and housing operations.

A proven track record of providing leadership in enhancing an atmosphere promoting diversity and inclusion.

Student-centered leadership abilities and ability to lead and influence a diverse group of colleagues and students.

Demonstrated ability in developing strong partnerships with academic affairs in support of co-curricular programs and activities.

A proven ability to use technology for information and administrative management in support of problem-solving and decision-making. Experience working with StarRez is ideal.

How to Apply

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Call to Curators – New Art Center

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Curatorial Opportunity Program (COP) investigates contemporary culture through the visual arts.  It makes possible diverse curatorial visions in a non-profit and alternative exhibition space.

Applicants are invited to experiment in a large and unique space. The program encourages the development of emerging curators and artists as curators. Our gallery is a converted church with 1,800 sq. ft. and a 25′ vaulted ceiling. We accept proposals involving two or more artists and at least one public presentation. Curators of accepted proposals receive a $1,000 stipend and administrative, installation, marketing & p.r. support.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2014

The New Art Center in Newton, Massachusetts (a non-profit corporation), provides opportunities for people to connect with their creativity, community and history through artistic experience. The Center offers classes and educational experiences for all ages about enjoying, making, curating and understanding visual art.

Learn More and Apply Here.

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Photographer Seeks Immigrant Families for Portrait Project

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Project Description
I am a photographer and Professor at the University of Rhode Island.
As an immigrant from India, I am interested in depicting the changing face of American immigration and some of our immigrants’ relatively unknown histories and stories of coming here.
We are in the midst of a demographic revolution where, by 2050, “minority” populations in the U.S. will become the majority.
I am creating artwork, which will help to reframe our understanding of our newest immigrants.
I am interested in photographing families that have immigrated to America from a diverse number of countries over the last 50 years.
To take part in this project, each family should have:
- Old black and white photographs of themselves or their parents.
- The family should have three generations of women (matriarchal) available to be photographed at the same time.
I will take professional photographs of the families for them. This can include any of the family members. I will provide them with 4 x 6 prints and the digital files.
You can look at past work on this project to understand how the work will be used.
To know more about me look at
PLEASE let me know if you have any questions and if your family or someone you know would be interested in participating.
I am planning to start photographing families in the Northeast from February 2014 onwards.
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
Director, Center for the Humanities
Professor of Art (Photography)
University of Rhode Island



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Be a part of the Urban Pond Procession!

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Urban Pond Procession may happen in the spring, but the preparations start in the wintry months. That means it’s just about time to kick-off the new UPP season! Be a part of the procession right from the beginning and join us for one or both of the following events.
Informational  workshop for artists and educators
Saturday, January 25th, 2-4PM
at New Urban Arts (705 Westminster St, Providence)
If you are an artist or educator, we strongly encourage you to come to learn more about the focus of the May 2014 procession: the area of the Huntington Industrial Park, west of Mashapaug Pond, that was one of the first integrated neighborhoods in Providence. Education packets will be available for all who attend. This is also a chance to hear about the various opportunities for artists to work with us this year. Whether you are a UPP veteran, a newcomer, or someone who is generally interested, you are WELCOME! The better informed we are about our content, the more we have to bring to our students and the public. Find out more on our Facebook event page.
Annual kickoff event
Saturday, February 8th, 10AM-1PM
at Renaissance Church (77 Reservoir Ave, Providence)
We’ll get acquainted, share a simple breakfast, make neighborhood fold-out collages, and hear experts talk about the history of the Industrial Park site and remediation efforts by EPA, DEM, and fellow residents. We’ll send a flyer as the day gets closer, but please save the date on your calendar now.
We hope you can join us!

These events are sponsored by the Brown University Superfund Research Program.
Calendar?  You say you don’t have a calendar?
You’re in luck!  Some 2014 UPP Calendars are still available, at just $10. Visit our website for purchase locations or pick one up when you come to the events mentioned above.

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Questions? Send them to smf123@aol.com and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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