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OPEN CALL FOR EMERGING ARTISTS: STEP UP 2014

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

OPEN CALL DEADLINE EXTENDED:
NEW DEADLINE SUNDAY, JUNE 8 at MIDNIGHT

STEP UP is a series of six solo exhibitions open to emerging artists living in New York, New Jersey or New England.

The STEP UP exhibition series seeks to provide emerging artists in our region an exhibition and publication opportunity at a critical moment in their careers. While artists are permitted to propose the exhibition of existing work, the jury places special emphasis on proposals that call for the creation of new work.

STEP UP 2014 accepts submissions entirely online, and is free of charge to all applicants.

STEP UP 2014 Jurors:

Lia Gangitano, Founder, PARTICIPANT INC.
Marisa Nakasone, Marcia Brady Tucker Fellow in the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery
Dushko Petrovich, Artist, Writer & Lecturer, Boston University, RISD, Yale University
Review our submission guidelines and apply online.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES – OPEN JURIED SHOW RI Watercolor Society

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
“Northeast Regional Watermedia Competition” $1,500 in prizes!
Rhode Island Watercolor Society – October 25th-November 20th.  Juror:  Stephen Quiller

Opening Reception: Saturday October 25th from 4-7 pm

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists over the age of 18 residing in the Northeast including: RI, MA, CT, NH, ME, VT, NY and NJ.

MEDIA: All work must be painted with water media on paper, unvarnished and  framed under glass or Plexiglas. No collage, pastels, mixed media, pen&ink,
color copies or computer generated work. Work must have been completed in the  last three years and not done under a teacher’s supervision. No work may be
submitted that was exhibited in past RIWS juried shows.

 

NON-REFUNDABLE ENTRY FEES: Members: One digital entry-$20, two digital  entries-$40, three digital entries-$50. Non-members: One digital entry-$25, two
digital entries-$50, three digital entries-$65. Maximum three entries per  artist.

ENTRY PROCEDURE: Artists may submit up to three entries. One work per  artists is eligible for selection.

DIGITAL ENTRIES: Digital files can be submitted to RIWSimages@gmail.com.  Images must be in Jpeg or PDF format. Images should be no larger than 4×6″ at
300dpi. Please name the digital files as follows:  lastname_firstinitial_paintingtitle.jpg Example: Davinci_L_MonaLisa.jpg

DEADLINES: Deadline for submission: July 15th. Accepted work announced:  September 5th. Delivery of accepted work: September 9th to September 30th.

FULL PROSPECTUS LINK:http://www.rhodeislandwatercolorsociety.wildapricot.org/Resources/Documents/RegionalShowCompPrintable_May1edit.pdf

For more information visit www.riws.org or call 401-726-1876

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OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST ENTRIES – RI Watercolor Society

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
“Celebrating the Rhode Island Watercolor Society with 1,000 Works on Paper”
Rhode Island Watercolor Society Fundraiser Exhibition: August 9th-September 4th

Drop off: July 1st-July 31st 2014

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists. All work must be an original drawing or watercolor on paper, and must be 9″ by 12″ or smaller. Artists may enter an
unlimited number of pieces. Work should not be matted or framed. All work will be hung and exhibited. *Artists entering work into this show agree to donate
their pieces to the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.
MEDIA: 2D Water-soluble media or drawings on paper. This includes watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein and egg tempera, pencil, colored pencil,
pen and ink and college on paper. No canvas, digital art, or photography. No diptychs or triptychs. Please have your name, phone number, and address on the
back of each piece.

ENTRY FEES: There are no entry fees for this show. Works are considered a donation to the society.

SALES: Each work will be sold for $20 during this fundraiser. Proceeds will go directly to the Rhode Island Watercolor Society to fund the daily operation
of the gallery, exhibitions, classes, workshops and demos.

DELIVERY; Hand delivered entries may be dropped off at RIWS from July 1st-July 31st during gallery hours (Tues-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4). Mailed entries
MUST arrive by 4 pm on July 31st.

Mail to: The Rhode Island Watercolor Society, JC Potter Casino Bldg, Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Blvd, Pawtucket RI, 02861 ATTN: Submission to 1000
Works on Paper.

OTHER INFO: Exhibition Party (feat. live music and catered food): Saturday August 16th from 5-8pm. Tickets; Exhibiting Artists $10, General Admission $20

 

For more information visit www.riws.org or call 401-726-1876.
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Calls to Artists: Autumn Arts Festival & Spectrum Gallery, CT

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Future Exhibitions

All Natural
June 27 – August 10, 2014. An exhibit of fine artists and artisans who are integrating natural materials into their artwork.  An Opening Reception is held on Friday, June 27 (6:30-9pm). Interested Artists may submit work here. Submission deadline is June 10.

Out of the Box
August 22 – September 28, 2014. An exhibit of art that breaks the parameters of the canvas from fine artists and artisans. An Opening Reception is held on Friday, August 22 (6:30-9pm). Interested Artists may submit work here. Submission deadline is August 7.

Autumn Arts
October 10 – November 9, 2014. An exhibit of various works from fine artists and artisans participating in the Arts Center Killingworth’s Autumn Arts Festival. An Opening Reception is held on Friday, October 10 (6:30-9pm). Interested Artists must participate in the * Outdoor Arts Festival below for consideration in the Autumn Arts Exhibit. Click here for the submission form specific to Autumn Arts Festival. Deadline for submission is August 31 for all promotional opportunities.

Saturday and Sunday October 11-12, 2014 Autumn Arts Festival
Experience a world of art during the Arts Center Killingworth’s FREE Autumn Arts Festival Weekend. Saturday Oct. 11 from 9:30-5:30 & Sunday Oct. 12 from Noon-5. Be inspired by the work of the diverse group of fine artists and artisans showing on the Madison Town Green. The event offers representational and abstract painters, photographers, sculptors, potters, ceramicists, jewelry designers, and fine artisans working with glass, fabric, wood and more. Also enjoy live music & food! Boston Post Road at Copse Road, Madison CT 06443.

Kindness of Strangers
November 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015. An exhibit displaying the kindness of strangers through mixed media artworks. An Opening Reception is held on Friday, November 21 (6:30-9pm). Interested Artists may submit work here. Submission deadline is November 7.

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Call for Entries: Art that Heals

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
Monday, May 26th is the last day to submit to June’s issue of CODAmagazine,
Art that Heals. With submissions showing an array of mediums, scales, and budgets
(we even received one featuring artwork by Jeff Koons),
Art that Heals is shaping up to be our most diverse issue yet. Submit your project today to be included!
All 25 projects that are selected for publication in Art that Heals
will receive a free award entry ($150 value) to the CODAawards 2014!
Submit
your Project to CODAmagazine
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The Steel Yard is looking for a new Public Projects Director – Apps Due May 30th

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

http://www.thesteelyard.org/news/
Public Projects Director
The Steel Yard

The Steel Yard is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual with a background in project management to run its Public Projects Department. In addition to strong relevant experience, the successful candidate must possess superior communication and relationship-building skills and show a clear commitment to supporting a creative community and creative professionals.

The Public Projects Director (PPD) is directly responsible for promoting, developing and producing the Steel Yard’s line of street amenities. The PPD also determines the viability of ‘special’ fabrication projects in consultation with staff and affiliated artists. The PPD also co-creates and manages training programs (weld-to-work) and coordinates youth opportunities (Camp Metalhead) as needed to support programming staff.

Like all staff members, the PPD is a direct representative and steward of the Steel Yard’s mission and places highest value on the growth, success and sustainability of the organization.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence Seeks Youth Choir/Chorus Teacher

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Providence
Salary: $14-17/Hr.
Start Date: 6/23/2014
Summer
Temporary

Job Description
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Youth Choir/Chorus Teacher

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence is seeking a part-time Youth Choir/Chorus Teacher. The youth choir/Chorus teacher would be responsible for implementing curriculum, daily programs, and activities relating to youth choir.

Summer position, Monday through Friday, 20 hours per week. Starts approximately June 23rd. Position could expand during school year.

Skills/knowledge required:

Two years experience working with school age children in a group setting. An associate’s degree or higher preferred. A minimum of at least 24 college credits required for consideration. Degree or course work MUST include classes in Music/Music Education. Bilingual a plus (Spanish).

Must be able to pass all required background checks (National Fingerprinting, TB test, drug screen).

How to Apply
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Send an email to mscarpetti@bgcprov.org

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Providence CityArts for Youth Seeks Full-time AmeriCorps VISTA / Advancement Coordinator

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Providence, RI
Salary: AmeriCorps*VISTA members receive living allowance, Education Award or stipend, Child care and health benefits
Start Date: August 4, 2014 to August 3, 2015
unspecified
unspecified

Job Description
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CityArts seeks to fill an AmeriCorps VISTA position (Advancement Coordinator) to grow and expand arts learning opportunities and programs for urban at-risk youth, through institutional advancement activities.  This position requires a broad spectrum of responsibilities from fund development, information technology, communications, marketing, social media, digital design, presentations, and volunteer recruitment.  Specifically, VISTA Advancement Coordinator will help strengthen data collection, tracking systems and reporting student outcomes; assist with fund development efforts from grants research, writing and events; build tools to communicate and raise awareness for community youth arts development; and engage volunteers in service.

CityArts is located in Providence’s Southside, with programs taking place at our art center and in schools and agencies across Providence.  Youth arts programs expand learning for elementary and middle school youth, during out-of-school time and the school day through arts- integration residencies.  Through four distinct programs: Open Enrollment, PASA AfterZones, Expanded Day Teaching Artist Project, and Community Partnerships, CityArts programs serve hundreds of urban youth.

This position requires a dynamic, organized, creative multi-tasker, who is passionate about non-profit arts management and urban at-risk youth.

Job Responsibilities
The CityArts Advancement Coordinator will
• support relationship networks with partners, funders, donors, and CityArts Board/Staff
• Develop and assist in data collection and design of evaluation system for programs
• Recruit volunteers, and assist in major fund development activities including individual giving campaigns, grant writing, and events
• Outreach and disseminate information through communication/marketing strategies, design print/digital media, and participation in off-site events/activities

Desirable Skills, Experiences, and Qualities
• Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Marketing/Communications, Humanities, or Social Work
• Deep experiences and passion for working with community youth arts and non-profits
• Hands-on experience in grant writing, fundraising events, and donor appeals in a charitable non—profit or campaign setting
• Excellent writing, communication and marketing skills / social media / networking
• Leadership and collaborative team skills, and positive compassionate energy
• Confident with technology—data collection, multi-media documentation, creative applications and social media.  Experience with FileMaker Pro, Excel, Word, InDesign, Constant Contact, Web, I-Movie, Vimeo, and Giftworks
• Understanding of youth leadership, youth development, education, and social justice issues
• Flexibility and enthusiasm to take on multiple roles and tasks–excellent organizing skills and comfort in office
• Interest in career and/or deep exposure in urban community youth arts development
• Commitment to community service
• Comfort/fluency in Spanish is not required, but considered a plus

How to Apply
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All interested candidates can advance a resume and cover letter to betty@providencecityarts.org, but MUST complete a full application by 6/6/14 through the AmeriCorps portal:  www.myamericorps.gov and search CityArts / Advancement Coordinator.

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Providence CityArts for Youth Seeks Full-time AmeriCorps VISTA / Expanded Learning Program Coordinator

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Providence, Rhode Island
Salary: AmeriCorps*VISTA members receive living allowance, Education Award or stipend, Child care and health benefits.
Start Date: August 4, 2014 thru August 3, 2015
Full Time
unspecified

Job Description
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CityArts seeks to fill an AmeriCorps VISTA position (CityArts VISTA Expanded Day / Program Coordinator) to help improve and expand arts learning opportunities by improving systems for teaching and learning, during CityArts in-school and out-of-school time programs and CityArts Service Projects for the community.   Specifically, CityArts VISTA Program Coordinator offers stewardship, supports teaching artists, and cultivates a dynamic youth culture for learning; assists in building effective data collection and tracking systems for student outcomes; actively communicates and raises student participation and engagement in CityArts programs; engages volunteers in service; and manages education outreach efforts and special projects through on-site and off-site exhibitions/performances.

CityArts is located in Providence’s Southside, with programs taking place at our art center and in schools and agencies across Providence.  Youth arts programs expand learning for elementary and middle school youth, during out-of-school time and the school day through arts- integration residencies.  Through four distinct programs: Open Enrollment, PASA AfterZones, Expanded Day Teaching Artist Project, and Community Partnerships, CityArts programs serve hundreds of urban youth.  The Expanded Learning / Program Coordinator is a one-year AmeriCorps position requiring a dynamic, organized arts and youth-centric individual, who is passionate about the role of teaching artists and community youth arts programs.

Job Responsibilities
The CityArts Expanded Learning / Program Coordinator will support the development of:
1)Creative teaching and learning environment.  Support development of teaching curricular/materials needs, purchase teaching supplies, and assist in on-site coordination for program activities. Assist in recruitment and professional development trainings for teaching artists; Generate leadership ideas and opportunities for youth engagement.

2)Informed model for expanded day arts learning.  Maintain and update youth outcome data; report demographics, identify performance/learning and attendance/participation trends.

3)Communicate and raise student participation and engagement.  Develop materials and assist in marketing strategies to reach youth audiences; conduct presentations and attend school/community convenings; build strong community and family relations to support youth needs.

4) Outreach to a broader community to build external relationships. Curate gallery programs, support partnerships and community collaborations; special projects to reflect diversity of ideas and culture
Desirable Skills, Experiences and Qualities
• Bachelor’s degree in Arts, or Arts Education
• Deep experiences and passion for working with community youth arts programs
• Understanding of youth leadership, youth development, education, and social justice issues
• Excellent organizing skills and comfort in office as well as studio-classroom settings
• Comfort/fluency in Spanish is a huge plus
• Excellent communication, leadership skills and positive compassionate energy
• Confident with technology—data collection, multi-media documentation, and creative applications and social media
• Interest in career and/or deep exposure in urban community youth arts development
• Flexibility and enthusiasm to take on multiple roles and tasks
• Commitment to community service

How to Apply
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All interested candidates can advance a resume and cover letter to betty@providencecityarts.org, but MUST complete a full application by 6/6/14 through the AmeriCorps portal:  www.myamericorps.gov and search CityArts / Expanded Learning Program Coordinator.

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High School and College students needed to judge films

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Area High School and College students needed to judge films and participate in the 18th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival, August 5-10, 2014
WHAT:
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Youth Jury Program

WHEN: August 5-10, 2014

WHERE: Providence, Newport, Bristol, Woonsocket and Jamestown, Rhode Island

 

WHO: Flickers, Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative, creator of the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)
On August 5, 2014, Flickers kicks-off its 18th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in Providence, RI. This week-long celebration of independent cinema and
film arts is New England’s largest film festival and only Academy Award (i.e. “Oscars”) qualifying event for both Narrative and Documentary Short Films. Out of the 7,000-plus film festivals worldwide, only 19 of them share this distinction.
Flickers is seeking students from Rhode Island high schools and area colleges to participate in its 2014 Youth Film Jury Program. The Youth Film Jury is a program that introduces young scholars and cinephiles to the world of independent film. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to: 1. View a wide variety of films (narrative, documentary, animations, shorts, etc.)
that they may never have otherwise had the chance to see; 2. Meet and interact with filmmakers, actors, industry professionals, and other film lovers from around the world; 3.
Attend special screenings, World and US. premieres, and more; 4. Participate in a program that will stand out on college applications and resumes; 5. Volunteer at the Festival and become part of the RIIFF team; and, 6. Network and make connections to aid future endeavors in the film world!
Participation in the Flickers’ Youth Film Jury provides all-access passes to the Festival and a mentored learning environment. The educational value for each participant is worth $600.
In addition to film screenings, the Festival will feature the return of the RI Film Forum—geared to be a region-wide educational workshop on bringing film production to the Ocean State—award ceremonies, filmmaker symposia, the annual ScriptBiz Screenwriting Workshop, a walking tour of film locations in Providence, an expanded KidsEye Interational Film Festival with morning workshops and kid-friendly activities, networking events and much more. For more information about the festival, please visit www.rifilmfest.org
The program will be accepting applications through June 18, 2014. All applications will then be immediately reviewed and acceptance notifications will go out. To receive an application, please visit this link: http://www.film-festival.org/YouthJuryProgram.php

Send your completed application to npalermo@film-festival.org or mail it  to:

Rhode Island International Film Festival
Attn: Flickers’ Youth Film Jury

Nick Palermo, Co-Director

The Vets, 83 Park Street, Providence, RI 02903

401/861-4445  •  www.RIFilmFest.org

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Call for Sessions: convening of rural practitioners and leaders

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Art-Force and the National Rural Assembly are hosting a convening of rural practitioners and leaders, artisans and artists,
entrepreneurs and philanthropists, policy makers and nonprofit organizations for three days of dialogue, workshops, and exploration of how partnerships between the creative arts and agriculture can produce innovative strategies for economic redevelopment and well-being in rural and economically distressed communities

Call for Sessions, Presenters, Facilitators

 

The Cross-Currents : Arts + Agriculture Powering Rural Economies Program Planning Committee is seeking presenters, facilitators, workshop leaders, and topic ideas
for multiple time slots throughout this conference. We are looking for diverse leadership and bold ideas, experiences, and examples that can speak to and further our thinking within the following six focus areas:

Artisan + Agricultural Entrepreneurs

What promising practices exist to build the entrepreneurial skills of artists and farmers? How are artists being connected to manufacturing opportunities?
(ie: mentoring and apprentice programs, artists in residence in culinary arts programs, agripreneur training, rapid prototyping and innovative industrial design)

Creative Infrastructure

What physical, organizational, and social infrastructure can more effectively support the creative and ag sectors? What unique models exist across rural and urban
America that might inform how we move forward? (ie: repurposing Main Street buildings, developing community alliances, organizing a food hub)

 

Rural Ingenuity + Creativity
What models exist for identifying rural cultural and agricultural assets and building on those assets to create viable economic opportunities?

 

Getting to Scale
How can local food entrepreneurs and local artisans better engage with demand to grow opportunities? (ie: unique food distribution models; niche value-added agriculture; arts incubators and aggregators; food processing, packaging, and distribution; fabrication; etc.)

Your Story
How do you make the case for the impact that arts and ag have on rural places? How do you attract investors to move your work forward?

Policy
How are local, state, and federal resources being used to support arts and agriculture? What models exist for effective, supportive policy?

Proposals, addressing one of the above categories, should align with one of the following formats:

Workshop
Ninety or one-hundred twenty minute interactive discussion with prepared curriculum

Panel

Sixty, seventy-five, or ninety minute facilitated discussion among no more than three (3) participants

Innovative Practice Presentation

Twenty minute talk

Hands-On Activity

Thirty minute engagement with conference participants in a plenary session

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Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Seeks Program Coordinator

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Salary: Based on qualifications and experience. Benefits available.
Start Date: July/August 2014
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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THE ORGANIZATION:
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities inspires public engagement with culture, history, and civic life. Through grantmaking, collaborative platforms, and statewide reading programs, the Council supports projects in every part of the state, empowering organizations to connect their visions and community priorities with people who can provide expertise and additional resources. Over 40 years, the Council has supported more than 1,600 projects that have reached millions of people. As the state’s independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council advances broad national goals as well as state initiatives to propel economic and cultural development.

THE ROLE:
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Program Coordinator coordinates the administrative aspects of Council programs so that the Council can effectively support and communicate the impact of its work and the work of its partners and grantees. The Program Coordinator also provides administrative support that keeps the Council running smoothly and efficiently, ensuring that staff, board, partners, and grantees can collaborate through organized, coordinated efforts.

This position includes coordinating grants processes and assisting with other program initiatives, as well as helping to plan and staff Council events. The Program Coordinator will represent the Council at grantee and community events. This position offers the opportunity to gain career-track experience in public humanities, project management, and program development.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Supporting potential grant applicants, administering grants and tracking grant information.
• Maintaining the Council’s grant archive of 40 years of grant products.
• Supporting administration of other program initiatives.
• Coordinating meeting scheduling, maintaining the office and community calendars and the office environment.
• Answering phone inquiries and communicating with the board of directors.
• Researching and helping to develop a strategic approach to communications via social media.
• Preparing letters and other communication, as well as board and advocacy materials.
• Support the Executive Director, including scheduling, record keeping and travel, and expense reports.

CANDIDATE PROFILE:
The successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills and will be highly organized and effective at managing multiple projects and priorities. Preferably, the candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of office and administrative experience.

Specific competencies and qualities include:
• Initiative, self-motivation, and follow through.
• Collaboration and team orientation.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel, social media, and databases. Experience with FileMaker Pro a plus.
• Experience in a Mac computer environment.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Project management experience.
• Ability to conduct and present research.
• Passion for and commitment to the humanities.

How to Apply
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The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is committed to workplace diversity. Salary is based on qualifications and experience, and benefits are available. Because the Council has a small, ambitious staff, there are many opportunities for cross-training and teamwork. The Council also offers professional development.

Please send resume and cover letter via email attachment by Friday, June 13, 2014 to Carole Ann Penney, Director of Operations at caroleann@rihumanities.org. No phone calls, please.

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Join in on the The Free Pass Project

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

The Free Pass Project is an interactive public art project launched in January of 2014 by Providence based artist, Rachel Cyrene Blackman.  The core of the project are Free Pass tokens that are circulated between people as a tangible means to convey the small forgivenesses, suspension and generosities the phrase ‘free pass’ conveys. The tokens are handmade from repurposed poker chips.  One outcome of the Free Pass Project is to capture the small stories and photographs of how tokens were used, and where they are found or left.

Anyone, anywhere who interacts with a Free Pass token is both a participant and collaborator in the broad sense of the Project.  I’m seeking some artists as active collaborators in the Project. I need some Rhode Island artists to help distribute tokens, and participate in Free Pass exchanges in their social circles in in their communities/neighborhoods.  Additionally, if in your art form, you are interested in working with the theme of extending or needing a ‘free pass’, that would be another way to collaborate.

Currently the Facebook page is the most active social media platform that is joining people’s experiences in the Free Pass Project. They are people from around the country that got a quantity of Free Pass tokens to help jump start the front end of the Project.  Please refer to the comments section of the page as a source that shows and models the engagement of some collaborators/participants to date.

https://www.facebook.com/myfreepass.  By messaging the page I can be in touch with artists about joining in this active, interactive, public art project.

The website is being built, but the rcb@thefreepassproject.com is an active email.  Please send along any questions about joining in, and other ideas to share.

The Free Pass Project is a  fun and rewarding collaboration.

Rachel Cyrene Blackman

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Urban Pond Procession – CALL FOR CREATIVE WORK

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

PROJECT OVERVIEW
The Urban Pond Procession (UPP) is piloting a summer artist residency that will result in the creation of a one-time installation, performance or creative action that is informed by environmental and historical archives collected by UPP and the Brown Center for Public Humanities. The idea for the summer residency grew from an experiment undertaken last year in which UPP founder Holly Ewald launched poem-laden boats made of ice onto Mashapaug Pond to symbolically usher UPP from one year of programing into the next with an engaging act of ephemeral beauty.

Inspired by the success of last year’s ice boat event, the product of this year’s summer artist residency will similarly be shared with youth, families and community members in the fall during a free event that is open to the public. Public art is a great way to bring people together to socialize, reflect and be inspired, building community and local investment. UPP intends for this fall gathering to become an annual event that brings closure to each year of programing. The October event will showcase other projects undertaken by UPP artists and partners in addition to the product of the summer artist residency.

ABOUT THE URBAN POND PROCESSION
The Urban Pond Procession is made up of a group of volunteer artists, scientists, educators and concerned citizens who collaborate to promote the health of our urban Lower Pawtuxet River Watershed ponds. We facilitate workshops for all ages in which participants learn about the ponds’ environmental and health issues while making creative props for an annual celebratory procession to raise further awareness and advocate for the ponds’ clean-up, both building community and improving the environment.

Every year, UPP focuses on a different topic concerning Mashapaug Pond, Providence’s only remaining natural pond. We have collected research and oral histories about the indigenous, industrial, environmental and social histories of Mashapaug Pond, all of which we use for artistic inspiration, education and public engagement.

BUDGET
A project budget not to exceed $1,800 will be awarded. Applicants must provide a budget breakdown for fabrication, materials, installation and transport. The Selection Committee will give preference to those projects that incorporate site-specific historical and environmental research, and actively engage the public.

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Church Seeks Christian Musicians for Summer Volunteer Work

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Location: Pawtucket, R.I.
Salary: volunteer
Start Date: 6/8/2014
Summer
Temporary

Job Description
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Smithfield Avenue Congregational Church is looking for volunteer Christian musicians for the summer to play on a Praise and Worship Team.

How to Apply
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If you are interested; please sned your letter of interest and/or resume to: Director of Outreach & Family Ministries, SmithField Avenue Congregational Church, 514 Smithfield Avenue, Pawtucket R.I. 02860 or email sacc_outreachministries@yahoo.com

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Call for Family Photos “Summer Cruising: Art of the Auto”

Monday, May 19th, 2014
“Prizes on Cruise Night” circa 1952

Celebrate summer!

We’re seeking family photos that capture summer fun with cars. Images can run the gamut — from local cruise nights, a family tailgate at the park,
surfboards atop a Country Squire, antique cars on parade, muscle cars at the beach, guys in the driveway working on a beloved auto, to families on a road
trip — any and all images will be considered!
Exhibit Theme
Our goal is celebrating the fun, freedom, and exhilaration of summer and our cultural love affair with cars. Sharing your family photos will help us
celebrate summer in the main gallery!
Important Dates
* Submission Deadline: Saturday, May 31
* Notification Date: Saturday, June  7
* Exhibition Dates: Tuesday, June 17 – Saturday, July 19
* Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 25 (6:00-8:00 pm)
Opening Reception
Exhibitors and their family and friends are invited to see the show, enjoy light refreshments, and share their love of cars.
The event is free and open to the public, and there’s plenty of free parking behind WMOA and Warwick City Hall.

 

Requirements
Please read the “Call” below for important details. Frames from AC Moore, Michael’s or Joanne’s are acceptable as long as they’re sturdy and wired; our hanging system
cannot accommodate clips, loops, or sawtooth hangers.
Submission Process
Please read the “Call” for instructions. An “Artwork Submission Form” below must be sent with .jpegs.
Curator Simone Spruce-Torres, Program Director of WMOA


WMOA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that serves Warwick and the greater RI community. A portion of all gallery sales helps support our arts mission, and sales of
original artwork are exempt from RI sales tax.

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Artists Working in Healthcare: History, Practice, and Benefits of the Arts in Healthcare

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Saturday, May 31 from 9am – 1pm
What is the role of an artist working in healthcare? What healing arts
programs already exist and what are their benefits? How can one get involved in
this evolving field of arts and health? Join RITAC as we discuss these questions
and more with our community. Teaching artists, doctors, nurses, educators,
students, artists, administrators, patients, and anyone interested in this work
is invited to attend! Event highlights include a keynote presentation by Global
Alliance for Arts & Health members Elaine Sims (Director of the University
of Michigan Health System’s Gifts of Art program) and Paula Most (Coordinator
for the Arts at Lifespan) and a panel discussion including Lt. Governor
Elizabeth Roberts.
Learn more about the schedule, presenters, and registration at http://ritac0531.eventbrite.com
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FirstWorks Seeks Business Operations Manager

Friday, May 16th, 2014

FirstWorks seeks a detail-oriented individual with superior data management skills to serve as Business Operations Manager. (BOPM)

Reporting to the Managing Director and serving as a member of the management team, the BOPM primary responsibility is ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing oversight for the organization’s financial and data functions.  System oversight will include; accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reporting, payroll, grant and donor reporting, managing the organizations development & CRM database and tracking of organizational and program budgets.

FirstWorks is a fast-paced, growing non-profit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs.  Since 2004, FirstWorks has produced 22 groundbreaking arts festivals, attracted 155,000 participants, presented over 361 artists and innovators and engaged more than 100 nonprofit community organizations and schools.

This is a fulltime position with a start date of late July/early August 2014.

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beginner and intermediate level classes at the Providence Steel Yard

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

 

If you’ve been thinking of trying your hand at welding, blacksmithing, ceramics, or jewelry making… we have the perfect class for you! Here are a selection of beginner and intermediate level classes that we’re offering this summer. You can also visit our website to see a full course list and to enroll. Be sure to register soon, because our classes fill up quickly!

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In this intermediate metalworking course, students will explore the art of creating three-dimensional letterforms from signage to text inspired sculptures. Students will turn concepts into reality by making sketches, building prototypes and employing a variety of fabrication techniques. Students will be introduced to the use of jigs, as well as classic metalworking
techniques. We will cut, bend, and weld steel or found objects to create individual, text based, personal projects. Click here for more info.

Yardie Views
“Topher was great, I loved the class! [He] showed us
everything and then went right into hands on; and helped us troubleshoot
designs.”
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This course will teach different methods of designing and making tiles for indoor or outdoor use. Students will use a slab roller to begin making their tiles, and can either carve relief designs into them, or build up designs using additive methods. Students will also be introduced to different methods of drawing and painting on tiles, sgraffito, under glaze and over glaze painting.
Click here for more info.

Yardie Views
“Hosseinali was very knowledgeable about ceramics and tile design!”
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Move beyond the
appreciation of jewelry to creation by learning the fundamentals of jewelry-making techniques, design and fabrication. A range of hand-tool processes will be covered through practical exercises and imaginative concept-based projects. You will acquire a solid set of technical skills, and will also exercise your creative design skills. The non-technical side of the class focuses on idea development and the critical-thinking skills needed to realize a vision. Click here for more info.
Yardie Views
“Islay is very knowledgeable in her craft. She took time with each individual to explore designs and validate ideas.”

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BLACKSMITHING BBQ TOOLS

With Willow Zietman

During this two-day course, students will expand on their blacksmithing skills to create their own hand-forged barbeque tools perfect for any summer barbeque. The first day will focus on tapering, shouldering, drilling holes and riveting as students creating a spatula with a riveted blade. The second day will have students refining their designs and making an accompanying fork for turning objects on the grill. Click here for more info.

Yardie ViewsThis class was a ton of fun. It was a great intro to blacksmithing! The class got
into it (working hands on) within 20 minutes – no hour-long lectures!
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In this class, students will learn how to embrace the present moment and relax into the process of pottery-making through meditation. Students will
be introduced to basic mindfulness meditation techniques as they explore introductory, intermediate, or advanced pottery skills, depending on the individual experience of the student. Each class will include a brief period of meditation, quiet work time, as well as personal or group instruction in vessel making. Click here for more info.
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Amid the frenzy of daily life, there are moments of peace and calm to be discovered and brought to life
in a creative practice.

GIVE THE GIFT OF INDUSTRIAL ART!
If you can’t decide which class your most cherished Yardie would like to take, get them a Steel Yard gift
certificate.
Each handmade certificate is lovingly branded with a Steel Yard logo using an iron heated up in our coal forge. Recipients can use their gift certificate to take Steel Yard classes, use our Open Studio sessions, or outfit themselves with some Steel Yard gear!  You choose the amount, they mix and match courses, products or studio access. Click here for more info.
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Kids Summer Art Camp at the Warwick Art Museum

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Summer Art Camp – Register now for July 7 – August 27 sessions!
New sessions and new instructors!
New sessions include Comic Books, Oil Pastels, Wearable Art, and Art & Poetry in 9 Lines.  Favorite art sessions like Acrylic Painting, Ceramics, Drawing, and
Jewelry Making will be back.
Ages 6-12 have unique ways to explore creativity this summer!

Camp Schedule

Register soon for best selection – Phone registration with MC or Visa!
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