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Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Mini-Grants now open

Monday, March 31st, 2014

The Council’s mini grant program will reopen in 2014 with two deadlines for proposals: May 1 and September 1 at 5:00pm.

Individual researchers, non-profit organizations, and schools are invited to apply for support up to $2,000. To learn more and to apply for a mini grant, check out the Council’s updated temporary website!


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Call to Mural Artists for a Community Engagement/International Arts Exchange

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Meridian International Center – a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. – is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program for American mural artists. Funded by the U.S. Department
of State’s Cultural Programs Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with programming support from Meridian, four American artists will travel abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based projects in the mural arts. Artists will design, implement and administer a 3.5-week, in-country program based on local community issues for the country specified. Projects should be designed to advance U.S. foreign policy goals in that country by addressing a local community issue, such as gender equality, preserving indigenous culture, youth empowerment, health and
sanitation, education challenges, or the environment.
Meridian is accepting applications for projects in Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Applications are due on April 6, 2014 by 11:59 p.m. EST, and application directions can be found at: http://www.meridian.org/cultural-diplomacy/art-for-cultural-diplomacy/community-engagement-through-the-arts-exchange-program-for-american-mural-artists
Please send any questions that you might have in regards to the application to murals@meridian.org.

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SUBMIT “ART UNLIMITED 100 Contemporary Artists”

Monday, March 31st, 2014



We’re delighted to welcome fine artists in ‘ART UNLIMITED 100 Contemporary Artists’, the Masters of Today new museum quality art book for galleries, museums and art fairs, to connect private and corporate collectors around the world, a unique opportunity to include an artist profile at the huge discount as 75%.

- The completed Application Form (click-on PDF Application Form).
- 3 ~ 6 art works (email us 300 dpi/ 23 cm/ 9 inches JPG /TIFFs image files).
- The works details: title, year, media, size
- From 300 – 500 words of critic or statement
- The personal website
- A picture of yourself (300 dpi/ 5 cm/ 2 inches JPG /TIFFs image file).
- The place of residence and work

- one-page:  590 Euro /US$ 810 USD. That is 75% off.
- two-page spreads: 990 Euro / US$1359 USD. That is 75% off.
The advertising fee should be provided by a gallery, corporation or individual contributor or self-provided after notification of acceptance and after receiving a layout alternative in the book.

The distribution is through large book wholesalers and ecommerce channels in US bookstores and internationally including Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon ad more. Order our books from Amazon /Borders (click-on the link).

The editors will review all submissions and make decisions on acceptance. If you can’t complete the PDF Application Form you can submit the files
and information requested above. For consideration you may apply as soon as possible.

Limited edition art book of 25,000 copies, distribution worldwide through book stores and ecommerce including Amazon. We’re also offering the book as a mobi, ePub and PDF to stream directly to our 200,000 subscribers, galleries, museums and art collectors computers and tablets. Size 23 x 23 cm | 8.5 x 8.5 inches, hardcover, museum quality offset printed on art paper.

Each included artist in the volume will receive three copies at the shipping and handling charges based on the delivery option you choose.

Masters Of Today Collective Art Book Series at World of Art
304 Cornell Building E1 1ER London

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Call for Entries: Suspended in Space

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Submit your projects to be featured in CODAmagazine! Through March 31st, CODAmagazine, a free digital publication that features the top design + art projects from all over the world is accepting entries for its April issue. ‘Suspended in Space’ will feature aerial sculpture and mobiles that engage viewers and bring their surrounding spaces to life.
Suspended in Space is sponsored by Kaiser / von Roenn Studio: Focused exclusively on architectural glass art projects, providing design services, fabrication, and installation around the world.
Publish your Project
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Creative Community Fellows

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
National Arts Strategies believes that arts and culture are vital to community life. We also believe that community is vital to arts and culture. We’ve seen that the leaders who thrive are the ones who understand and connect with their communities. They partner with other local organizations and take part in civic initiatives. Most importantly, they listen to community members. This kind of connectivity and relevance is the key to sustainability.
With the support of The Kresge Foundation, we’ve built the Creative Community Fellows program for leaders working at the intersection of culture and community. These individuals are using culture to respond to local needs and contribute to healthy neighborhoods. We will give them tools, training and access to others working in this space. This combination will fuel their visions for community change, sparking new ideas and helping put them into action. We will also provide a platform for Fellows to connect their work to their communities and to the field. This will create a global dialogue about the ways in which culture can restore and animate communities.
The Creative Community Fellows program, presented in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania, incorporates a residential and an online track but we are creating a single, unique community of entrepreneurs. All Fellows enter the program with an idea for a cultural project that responds to a problem they want to solve in their communities.
Application open
March 26 – May 7
Residential convening
July 27-August 3, 2014
Distance learning
Fall 2014
Funder feedback session
January 2015
To learn more or apply, go to artstrategies.org/creative_community_fellows
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Hamilton Canal District Embedded Sidewalk Map Lowell, MA CALL FOR ENTRIES

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

RFQ Release date: March 27 Deadline: April 25 (materials received)
Eligibility: This project is open to U.S. artists, architects and designers. Budget: $35,000

Style/Material Considerations
An important tool in evaluating submissions will be the artwork’s ability to support substantial environmental abuse from weather, snow plows, and pedestrian traffic. The piece should have a smooth surface and be weather-hardy. The outline of the map area is roughly 30’ x 30’.

Project Funds The budget for this project is up to $35,000 for purchase and commission of the artwork. The budget covers all associated costs of project including artist fees, design, consultation, engineering, materials, fabrication, transportation, installation and insurance.

For more information:  Susan Halter shalter@lowellma.gov 978-674-1480

http://www.cultureiscool.org - Call for Entries will be posted at Opportunities for Artists

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Seeking Maker/designer

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

I  am looking for a maker/designer who can build things such as signage and props mainly with  wood and foamcore but occasionally building other things like travel  crates. general painting is sometimes needed. Ability to know how CADD works (because you will be plotting  floor plans for layouts and dimensional object placement with VectorWorks). Operating knowledge of CNC Router (you will be creating various designs by request)  and ability to communicate effectively with front office design  management team, production manager, and production crew lead.

Please Contact:
Eric Estenzo
626 200 5700

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Airplane tech company seeks makers

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

If you know anyone who’d be a good fit for my Airplane tech company… Im looking to hire on a few people that feel comfortable with following skills:
- Soldering/Hand Tools/etc

- Table Power Tools (Routers, Saws, Sanders)

- Circuit trouble shooting

- Arduino programming

- etc
The hours would be part-time as we build an inventory of my existing products and develop new ones for the season.
Portable Air Conditioner “IceBox” for small aircraft
I started in the BetaSpring maker program and have an office space on 92 Chestnut Street.

P.S. Im also making connected hardware/smart devices for pets if you want to get involved with that project


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Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) Seeks Director of Operations

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Director of Operations

The Director of Operations of the Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS) will manage the day-to-day on-site construction, maintenance and alterations of facilities, as well as ensuring excellence through effective oversight of the organizations’
human resources.  Some responsibilities include the evaluation of the use of our space, continued analysis of our systems and procedures (both facility and personnel related), development of long-range plans in both facilities and personnel areas, reviewing and ensuring compliance with governmental regulations, working with insurance brokers, and overseeing staff.  The Director
of Operations will report directly to the Executive Director.  The Director of Operations will be the staff member assigned to both the Human Resources and Facilities Committees of the board of the RIHS.
The successful candidate will have strong written and interpersonal skills.  Fluency with Microsoft systems is required.  She/he will have a Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university; and/or a minimum of seven years of increasing responsibility in leadership, and operational management.  Experience in not-for-profit preferred, as is experience managing capital improvement projects or human resource departments.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and based on funding for similar positions at like organizations.  Benefits include paid holidays, vacation, and sick time; health insurance (medical, dental, and vision offered); long-term disability and life insurance program; pension.

For a more detailed job description please visit www.rihs.org or click on the link below.




Please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references to: jobs@rihs.org

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The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com


Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay
compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be neatly typed or legibly hand printed.
Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story contest entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2014

All winners will be announced on September 20, 2014

Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500. Second: $250. Third: $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second: $125. Third: $50.

Entry fees: $10 per story/$5 per poem
To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief
biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654
Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014



SHOW DATE: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 10 am – 4 pm

WHERE: Jamestown Community Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835 (across street from East Ferry Marina)

ELIGIBILITY: All traditional and designer crafts made by you, the artisan. You must be 21 years old or older to participate in
the show.

SELECTION: A selection committee will determine acceptance to the show. All crafters are asked to send at least one photo of
their work with their application or provide website address for viewing of work.

BOOTH SPACE: Inside…approximately 10’x 7’ Outside…approximately 10’x 10’

REQUIREMENTS: All exhibitors must provide their own tables, lighting, panels, tent (if outside) and RI Sales Permit.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 1, 2014.

For additional information and an application please contact Kim Pinksaw: kpinksaw@bridgesinc.com or call/text 401-464-1450

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Bismarck Art & Galleries Association 3rd Annual Square Foot Show August 5-29, 2014

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Artists may enter up to 2 pieces in any media that can be applied to a 12” x 12” canvas. Canvases may not be altered in size and/or shape. Artists will receive their canvas from BAGA to ensure consistency of canvases. The show is open to all artists 18 years old or older. All artwork will be priced at $130 by BAGA.
Registration Fee: Registration and Entry forms can be found online at www.bismarck-art.org under the special events tab. Fees are $20 for 1 entry or $25 for 2 entries. This fee covers the cost of the canvas, shipping and program printing. This fee is non-refundable. (A $20.00 NSF fee will be charged for all returned checks.) The entry deadline is June 20, 2014. This deadline insures inclusion in the show catalogue.
Qualifying Artwork: Artwork must be completed on canvases supplied by BAGA to ensure consistency. Canvases are available at BAGA and may be picked up at the gallery office. If entering by mail or online, your canvas will be mailed to you. Accepted media includes Acrylic, Water-color, Oil or Mixed Media. Canvases that have been changed by altering the shape (one square foot) will not be accepted. Art work must be done on a square grid and not at an angle. All artwork must be wired for hanging. Artwork with saw tooth hangers will not be hung. All canvases must have painted edges.

Important Dates:
February 4 Canvases available at BAGA
June 20 Registration Deadline
July 25 Mailed artwork due
July 25 Hand delivered artwork to BAGA 10 am – 5 pm (Closed on Saturday)
August 5 Exhibit Opens
August 5 Opening Reception 5:00 – 7:00 pm
August 29 Pick up artwork 9 am – 5 pm
(Closed on Saturday)
Sales: A 30% commission will be retained by BAGA on all sales. Money received from sales of artwork will be issued to the artist after the close of the show.
If your artwork is sold, a check will be mailed to you within 30 days of the show closing.
All the works in the Square Foot Show will be at a set price of $130 each with 70% of the sale going to the artist and 30% to BAGA.
Do not Frame Your Canvases!

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association
422 E. Front Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58504

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Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
The Walter Feldman Fellowship for Emerging Artists supports the careers of emerging artists through the experience of a solo exhibition and provides them with curatorial support, as well as expert counsel in marketing and business skills needed to fully leverage this opportunity. Six or more finalists will be selected for a group show to open in May 2014. From this group show, two winners will be chosen to receive a solo exhibition, for fall 2014 and spring 2015 respectively. Deadline to apply is 4/4/14, at www.tinyurl.com/abcfellowship.


• New England-based artists working in non-photographic two dimensional media
• Applicant must be under 40 years old as of submission deadline 4/4/14
• Applicant has not had a previous solo show at a commercial gallery or museum; does not have professional representation. Artists who have had solo shows in non-profit or smaller alternative spaces are invited to submit.
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Six days to sign up for health insurance!

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

There are only 6 days left to sign up for health insurance through HealthSource RI!  March 31st is the last day to enroll!.

You can enroll online at www.healthsourceri.com, or call our Contact Center at 1-855-840-HSRI (4774).  Or, you can drop by either of our Contact
Centers – at 70 Royal Little Drive in Providence, or at 250A Centerville Road in Warwick.

If you’d like to enroll in person at a Contact Center, you should bring with you or know the following:

  • Last year’s tax form/tax information, including your W-2
  • Social Security numbers/immigration documents
  • Information about any health insurance you currently have
  • Names of any current doctors you want to keep
  • A copy of a check, so that you can pay by March 31
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Art Deadlines List

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

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

Examples of artist opportunities can be seen here:


and here:


All artist opportunities, calls for entry, residencies, art festivals, art-related jobs and internships, etc, can  be submitted at no cost here:


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

The  paid advertising list is here:


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Princess Grace Foundation-USA Theater Grants

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA Theater application deadline is just one week away! Applications and guidelines
can be found here. Please postmark applications by March 31, 2014.

Theater applications can be found here.




We look forward to receiving your





Toby and Diana

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The 2014 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition Artists Talk and Closing Reception

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Presents:  The 2014 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition Artists Talk and Closing Reception

Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Mill Gallery, 560 Mineral Spring Ave, Pawtucket Friday, March 28th, 6-8:00pm  (Gallery opens at 3:00 PM)

Join us for an evening of art and discussion with Rhode Island Fellowship artists.  2013 RISCA Fellowship Award recipients will be in the gallery to talk about their work and their creative process.  Participating artists include Bob Dilworth, Samson Jardine, Ernest Jolicoeur, Ali Kenner-Brodsky, Kirstin Lamb, Jude Larzelere, Jon Laustsen, Olivia McCullough, Eleanor Sabin and Jonathan Sharlin.

Free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.
Don’t miss this final opportunity to experience The 2014 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition

For more info call RISCA at 222-3881 or email cristina.dichiera@arts.ri.gov

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Monday, March 24th, 2014
Conanicut Island Art Association

P. O. Box 229

Jamestown, RI 02835

CALL FOR ENTRIES: CONANICUT ISLAND ART ASSOCIATION (CIAA), invites submissions to “Works on Paper” — an open, all-media juried exhibit at  Jamestown’s Town Hall Gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave., April 17 – July 10, 2014.
Refreshments will be served and cash prizes awarded at the Opening Reception on April 17, 5 – 7 p.m.

JUROR: CRAIG MASTEN, award-winning artist. Instructor, Providence Art Club.

DROP OFF: Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Jamestown Town Hall, between 1 – 4 p.m.

Parking is available on the street in front of the building and in the parking area behind the building.

RULES OF ENTRY: Enter up to three works. Fee for the first entry is $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members. The fee for additional entries is $5.00 each (members and non-members). Entrants are welcome to join CIAA and forms will be available. Individual annual memberships are $30.00. Works must be securely framed, wired, and ready to hang. No clip-on frames, ring hooks, or tooth hangers will be accepted. Hanging work, including  diptychs and triptychs, may not exceed 48” x 48”, or weigh more than 20 pounds. Diptychs and triptychs are defined as joined or separated works sold as one piece. A series of works is defined as multiple pieces related by a single theme,  but sold separately. The series must not exceed 48” in height x 60” of linear wall space. Please be advised that works in a series might not be hung together. It is suggested that photographs be numbered to indicate the size of the  issue. Any three-dimensional work to be displayed in a glass case may not exceed 12”  wide x 16” high and may not exceed ten pounds in weight. Work must remain on display for the duration of the show and must be picked up on Thursday, July 10, 2014, between 1:00 and 4:00 PM. CIAA will not be  responsible for work remaining after that time. QUESTIONS: Please call Gail: (401) 423-1543

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The Design Office Summer Fellowship

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The Design Office
Summer Fellowship
For graduating students and
recent graduates in design

We’re pleased to announce the second year of The Design Office Summer

The fellowship exists to encourage recent graduates of
bachelor’s and master’s programs in design (or fields related) to continue their
own body of work within our community of independent practitioners. The Office
will provide support, a well-stocked library of design theory and inspiration,
as well as printers, plotters, and production tools to develop their

Please pass this opportunity along to graduating students and
recent graduates (from the past year or two). The web page for the fellowship is
designed as a printable 11×17 poster. Scroll to your favorite cropping of the
“sun” and print for placement at your workplace or school.


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NET Travel Grants

Monday, March 24th, 2014


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NET/TEN Travel Grants support activities to
initiate new relationships or further develop existing

  • Membership
    categories: Ensembles,
    Affiliates, Individuals, Students
  • Grants
    range from $300 to $2,000
  • Activities
    may take place in U.S. or internationally
  • Awarded
    twice a year


The online application process is quick and easy!

a NET member?
There’s still plenty of time to


Travel Grant Online Info Session

Tuesday, March 25th,

11am – 12pm PT /2pm -3pm ET
This session will include:
-Overview of the
NET/TEN program
-Travel Grant Program Goals and Criteria
-Frequently Asked
Questions (and answers!)
-Walk-through of the application and budget
- 15 minute Q & A

The NET/TEN program is supported by lead funding
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the
Doris Duke Charitable

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