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$25,000 grants target composers

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
By Chris Barnett / July 30, 2014 /   0 Comments

Rhode Island composers who dream of spending a year working on their music have until Sept. 5 to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation.

Established in 2003, our Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund makes up to three grants a year, rotating among composers, writers and visual artists on a three-year cycle. The fellowships are considered to be among the largest no-strings-attached awards available to composers in the United States.

The fellowships are intended to free composers to concentrate time on the creative process, focus on personal or professional development, expand their body of work and explore new directions. Over the years, MacColl Johnson has awarded 27 fellowships totaling $675,000.

“Our financial support enables local composers to spend their time making art rather than making ends meet. That honors the importance that the MacColl Johnsons placed on the role of composers in the community,”  says Daniel Kertzner, our vice president for grant programs.

Applicants must have been legal residents of Rhode Island for at least 12 months prior to the Sept. 5 application deadline. High school students, college students who are enrolled in a degree-granting program and composers who have advanced levels of career achievement are not eligible.


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Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The gallery spaces at the Block Island Airport and T.F. Green Airport are accepting art submissions for their 2015 exhibitions.  The gallery program, which includes Block Island Airport Gallery and GREEN SPACE, is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island.  The spaces will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

Works in all media will be considered.  Note that the Block Island Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately sized works, while GREEN SPACE includes several large walls and open spaces that are particularly suitable for large scale works.

Eligibility:  All participating artists must be RI residents.  No students please.

Deadline:  October 1, 2014


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Executive Director, Creative Arts Workshop – New Haven CT

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A Unique Opportunity

Creative Arts Workshop (CAW) offers its next executive director the opportunity to lead an established and well-respected community-based arts organization in the Audubon Arts District in culturally-rich downtown New Haven, Conn. Clear priorities for the new executive director will be to work with faculty, staff, board and vital stakeholders to define a new vision and direction for CAW. The new executive director will have the opportunity to build on existing programs and events and determine the best mix to ensure long-term financial stability. The executive director will serve as a motivating and effective public spokesperson for CAW, while broadening its visibility, impact, effectiveness and financial support.


The Creative Arts Workshop was founded in 1961 as a regional center for education in the visual arts.  CAW is one of the founding members the New Haven Arts Industry Coalition and is considered one the anchors of the city’s arts community.  Close to New York City, in a city that truly values the arts, CAW is surrounded by other prominent arts organizations including the Neighborhood Music School, Long Wharf Theater, the New Haven Symphony as well as the renowned arts organizations associated with Yale University. A 20-member volunteer board of directors, representing the fields of visual arts, business, real estate and education, governs CAW.  CAW’s 2014 budget is projected to be approximately $1 million.  CAW employs five staff and 55 teaching faculty. Support comes from a combination of earned income from tuition and contributed income from individuals, foundations, corporations and the state. More than 3,000 adults and young people participate in more than 300 classes annually.  Visitors enjoy a variety of changing exhibitions in the galleries, including student work and nationally juried shows.

Strategic Opportunities and Challenges

As Creative Arts Workshop transitions from its long-serving executive director who is retiring after leading CAW for 27 years, the challenges and opportunities for the new executive director will include:

  • Working with the staff, faculty, board and community stakeholders to develop a business model that will sustain CAW financially in the future.
  • Leading the creation of a strategic roadmap.
  • Maintaining and building both earned and contributed income streams of revenue.
  • Developing a capital plan, perhaps leading to a capital/endowment campaign.
  • Building programs, collaborations, partnerships and opportunities to reach broader, more diverse and underrepresented audiences.
  • In partnership with the board of directors, increasing outreach, resource development, visibility and participation in CAW activities and events.

Required Credentials

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; MFA or MBA preferred.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience as an executive director or senior administrator with a proven record of success.


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LACDA 2014 International Juried Competition

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
102 West Fifth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Nancy Meyer, L.A. County Museum of Art
Max Presneill, Torrence Art Museum

Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery September 11-October 4, 2014. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.

The artist’s reception will be the 10 year anniversary gala at our new expanded location in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk which is attended by up to 20,000 gallery goers.

Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in the exhibits opening in September.

Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.

Complete information http://lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html

Deadline for entries: August 25, 2014
Winners Announced: September 1, 2014
Exhibit Dates: Sep 11-Oct 4, 2014

Artist’s Reception: Sept 11, 7-9pm
in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk

The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. Registration fee is $35US (three images). Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each three images.

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Call for Entries: The Human Form

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
CODAmagazine is now calling for entries for its September issue, The Human Form. Focused on art’s perpetual muse, the human body, the issue will exhibit the diverse ways that the human form can be represented in design + art projects, looking to all media to give us insights on how art can contemplate our physical existence.   
Publish your project now.
Upload your Project on CODAworx to submit for free! CODAmagazine: The Human Form will be published digitally on Flipboard in mid-September.
Publish your Project
Human Form Projects on CODAworx
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Artists’ Exchange Seeks Ceramic Studio teacher / Technician

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Location: 50 Rolfe Square Cranston, RI
Start Date: August 2014
Full Time

Job Description
Flexible hours with some weekends and evenings as needed.
Responsibilities include developing curriculum for adults with disabilities and teaching during their day program hours. Teaching community classes and outreach school programs as needed. Attending all required trainings for Gateways to Change Inc. and participating in helping day to day as needed with adults with disabilities who attend the day program at Artists’ Exchange.                                                           Oversee the open studio schedule and schedule staff / traders as needed.                                            Overseeing, organizing and running a kiln firing schedule for all programs. Firing the kilns and or training and supervising traders and other staff to run the kilns as needed.                                                         Keeping the ceramic studio spaces neat and organized, managing supplies and equipment in the studio spaces, and ordering supplies as needed or directed.                                                   
                                    Reporting to the director when equipment needs maintenance or replacing. Assist with researching repairs and equipment resources.   Develop and assist Director with growth of all ceramic programs.                                                                                                                        Helping with prep for all assigned events and fundraisers as well as working all assigned events and fundraisers.

How to Apply
Please email your resume, cover letter and 3 references to Karen.Bouchard@Artists-Exchange.org

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Providence CityArts Seeks AmeriCorps AfterSchool Teaching Artist Corps

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Salary: Living allowance and educational award
Start Date: September 2, 2014
Part Time

Job Description
CityArts AmeriCorps Program is recruiting for teaching artists who are interested in part-time AmeriCorps Service.   Apply your creative teaching skills to AmeriCorps Service, and join CityArts everyday afterschool to improve outcomes for Providence public middle school youth!

Providence CityArts seeks 8 Afterschool teaching artists to join our AmeriCorps Expanded Day Teaching Artist Project (EDTAP).  This AmeriCorps program supports urban public schools, during out-of-school time, to expand and enrich student learning in and through the arts.  CityArts EDTAP teaching artists serve as AFTERSCHOOL resident artists in 4 Priority Providence Public Middle Schools, using time beyond the school day to explore project-based arts learning to develop habits of inquiry, and incite creativity.  Our Creative Scholars Studios provide extended time during afterschool for students to actively engage in creative work that sparks deep connection to core curriculum concepts and ideas.

The CityArts AmeriCorps EDTAP program is ideally suited for teaching artists who are interested in AmeriCorps community service and making a difference in education in urban public schools.  Prior art teaching experience in school or community setting is preferred (visual and design, music, theatre, dance), and a strong interest in the intersection of art and other subjects including social studies, science, language arts and math is required.
CityArts EDTAP Teaching Artist Responsibilities:
-    Establish a school-studio that actively showcases ongoing Creative Scholars work
-    Work independently and as a team to develop and implement project-based arts curriculum in CityArts Afterschool Creative Scholars Studios
-    Co-teach and mentor 30-60 students a week, in a dynamic school studio environment
-    Outreach and collaborate with school educators
-    Collect, document, and survey student work and progress using CityArts tools/instruments
-    Participate in CityArts out-of-school time vacation camps / teaching and learning training labs
-    Attend all pre-service and weekly trainings, team-building activities, and AmeriCorps service days
-    Submit timesheets and monthly reports on a regular timely basis

CityArts EDTAP AmeriCorps Service Requirements:
-    Serve part-time from Sept 2, 2014 to June 27, 2015 and complete 900 hours of service
   Standard hours (M-F 1:30-5:30 during school session); school vacation weeks (M-F 8:30-12:30)
-    Be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma
-    Complete a state criminal background check and FBI fingerprint check
-    Have a strong interest and passion for the arts and working in urban public schools
-    Have reliable transportation to service site(s)
-    Have completed college-level instruction in an art discipline (visual arts, music, dance and theater)
-    Have experience teaching arts in a community or school setting
-    Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

CityArts EDTAP AmeriCorps Member support
Mandatory Two week Pre-service Orientation and Training will take place Sept 2-12 and weekly trainings/reporting throughout the academic year on Friday afternoons.  Members will benefit from ongoing observations/feedback sessions by the Program Director.  Co-planning and prep are built into daily practice.

AmeriCorps Benefits
AmeriCorps part-time members will receive a yearly living allowance of $5,500, to be paid in bi-weekly installments, and an education award of $2,822 at the completion of 900 hours of service.  Other AmeriCorps benefits include childcare subsidy and federal loan forbearance.  For volunteers 55 years of age or older, awards are transferrable to children, foster children and grandchildren.

How to Apply
If interested in being considered for this opportunity, please send cover letter and resume to: barbara@providencecityarts.org and/or apply online at my.americorps.gov by August 22, 2014.  For more information about Providence CityArts, go to www.providencecityarts.org.  For more information about AmeriCorps service and terms of commitment, go to www.americorps.gov.

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Studio Available at Shady Lea Mill

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Come join us at the historic Shady Lea Mill. In August we have a first floor studio available. This is a bright new space, 429 sqft., well insulated with high ceilings, great lighting, new Harvey windows and Verizon Fios for HIGH SPEED INTERNET. Perfect space for office, small business, artist or artisan. Rent is only $475.

Something new,  a studio at Shady Lea offers access to 2 shops to sell your art in the area. Village Faire in downtown Wickford behind Beach Rose and the gift shop at the new Biomes on Post Road who is looking for some special nautical, marine themed art.

Check out our website www.themillatshadylea.com and our Facebook page (The Mill at Shady Lea) to learn more about us and our incredibly gifted and talented tenants.  We would be happy to show you around and share this magical place.

For more information, contact Lynn at 401-290-7548.  www.themillatshadylea.com

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People’s Climate Change March

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Providence will be one of 40 cities throughout the country to campaign for the People’s Climate March that will take place on September 21st in NYC. As a community, we will be wheatpasting ten large scale posters around town for a 1-2 day community action during mid-to-late August / start of September. The designs were created by Josh MacPhee (Brooklyn), Favianna Rodriguez (Oakland), and Chip Thomas (Navajo Reservation) and are being screenprinted by Jesse Purcell from Justseeds (Toronto). Additionally, there will be room for 20+ collage wheatpaste elements that are more unique to our own visions and local issues.

We are going to need a lot of help to make this happen. That’s where you come in! Donations of large paintbrushes and buckets, people who can make a whole lotta wheatepaste,those who can spread the word on social media/create a facebook event, photo and video documentation, artists to collaborate on our own Providence design to be wheatpasted, as well as those who will scout and do the actual wheatpasting (whether it be on permission or non-permission sites or movable plywood, we’ll make it happen).

This is just the beginning of a huge movement, so please reply or email me at suzy@suzygonzalez.com if you are interested in being a part of the People’s Climate March wheatpasting campaign. I am acting as the point person in Providence, but could certainly use some help! I will keep the fort updated on information as it comes in and when we will organize a meet-up to begin planning.

“The more media that we can generate about the People’s Climate March, the more people will head to NYC for the march, the more pressure will be asserted on world “leaders”, and the more the movement will grow for real climate change action.”

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Classes and Workshops at AS220

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Face Factory Workshops Hosted by the Providence Comics Consortium


We have a giant fake school bus and we are gonna drag race it down Empire Street with all of your favorite Providence Comics Consortium characters at FOO FEST!!!

But we need your help! Come to our free workshops and get involved in the madness. All are welcome and materials will be provided. Construct masks, puppets and props for the spectacular parade happening during FOO FEST (Saturday, August 9th)!!!


Workshops are Saturday, August 2nd, from 1-4pm at the AS220 Performance Space (115 Empire Street), August 4th & 5th, from 4-8pm at the AS220 Labs (131 Washington Street), and Wednesday, August 6th, from 10am-2pm @ AS220 Labs. See you there! 


Southern New England Tiny Print Encounter

Friday, August 1st, 4:00-7:00 pm / AS220 Labs Gallery (Lucie Way, Providence RI)

Organized by Ian Cozzens – printmaker, AS220 Community Printshop instructor, and 2014 Free Culture Award honoree!

An exchange/swap/show of 3-inch-by-3-inch prints, open to all makers of printed matter, one night only! 

Create an edition of 3”x3” prints (any medium, edition can be as open or variable, or as precise & limited, as you wish). You’ll hang one of your prints on the wall, then you can trade & share the rest with other printmakers from around the region & the country. 

The AS220 Community Printshop will also be open for tours, info, and demonstrations. Prints will be displayed on the gallery walls at the AS220 gallery openings on Saturday, August 2nd, 5-7pm, and through the end of the month. 

If you are wondering, “I might not be ———- enough. Can I still do this?” or “Is ——— a valid ‘print’ medium?”, the answer to both those questions is “YES, DO IT.” (and — if you don’t have a print to trade, come anyways!)

This will take place in the new AS220 Labs Gallery, in collaboration with the AS220 Community Printshop, and RIPExpo: the Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo

Email secretdoorprojects(a)gmail.com with any questions… hope to see you & your prints in August! 



Build Your Own Guitar Pedal

In this workshop, students will learn how to build their own guitar pedal, specially an Ibanez Tubescreamer clone. This is a simple overdrive pedal, that will produce a nice overdrive distortion for your instrument. Students will learn soldering basics, a brief introduction to electronics and a discussion on audio circuits and modifications to the circuit. 

Introduction to Soldering: Drawdio

In this workshop, students will learn the basics of soldering electronics and get to construct and take home their very own Drawdio kit. The drawdio is a small noise making synthesizer that uses a pencil to conduct electricity and make noises. As you draw, you create sound! 

Labs Project: Wordclock

Traditional clocks point to a number to tell the current time. Word clocks spell out the time in natural phases. Originally inspired by some of the word clock postings on hackaday (http://hackaday.com/tag/word-clock), the word clock that you will build as part of this workshop is fabricated using a variety of the tools available at AS220 Labs. Our word clock design is 12″ x 12″ and can be hung on a wall or be stood up on a desk or shelf.



This workshop is for anyone interested in using a CNC Router for digital fabrication, specifically the ShopBot machine for computer-controlled cutting and routing. The course covers an introduction to the ShopBot, Computer-Aided Design software to design projects for the machine, creation of 2D tool paths for the machine using PartWorks, and basic machine operation and safety.  You will learn how to safely operate the machine on your own, so that you may use the machine independently after completing the training and signing up for membership. 


Learn how to use the laser cutter to cut or etch wood, plastics, papers or textiles. This class will cover the basics of using the laser cutter safely, techniques for working with different materials, and software tools for preparing work for the cutter. This is a hands-on workshop; bring a project if you like! Students will be certified to use the Labs’ laser cutter after completing the course and signing up for membership at AS220 Industries.



Learn your way around the Paul Krot Community Darkroom. From mixing chemicals to understanding enlargers, gain a hands on introduction to traditional black and white photo printing. Students should bring two rolls of exposed film to class to develop. The cost of the workshop includes a material fee of $20 consisting of  film, five sheets of RC paper, and chemistry.


Take the mystery out of aperture sizes, f-stop numbers, shutter speeds, ISO numbers, focal length, synchronization speeds, and any other aspects of the 35mm camera that you have ever wondered about! 


Intro to Digital SLR Photography

Come equipped with your DSLR camera and get set to learn it like the back of your hand! After this class you’ll feel confident using your DSLR, and finally get the pictures you desire. Complete with a weather permitting photo walk around downtown Providence!

Introduction to Audio Recording

Learn the process and production involved with audio technology for various media and musical applications. In the workshop, we will explore the recording process in the audio lab at AS220, which is available for public use upon completion of this workshop. Participants in this workshop will complete a basic audio project and present it at the end of the final session. This workshop is for musicians, audio enthusiast, media artists, and anyone looking to acquire the necessary skills for making audio creations. This course balances theoretical concepts with practical techniques to help you approach your future projects.



Learn the basics of paper folding and gluing, skills that will help participants move to the more difficult binding, the case bound book, a multiple page sewn book with hardcovers. This elegant and sturdy hardcover binding is perfect for blank journals. Students will leave with 2 beautiful books, an accordion and a case bound journal, as well as the knowledge to make these books at home. Paper and board are included but students are welcome to bring their favorite decorative paper for their book covers. 



Introduction to Silkscreen – 1 Day Intensive

Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done.



Screenprinting is a versatile process that can be used to transfer graphic images to paper, wood, and fabric.  It is ideal for making t-shirts, posters, coasters, greeting cards/stationery, and more.  Bring an idea and something you want to print on and we’ll show you how it’s done. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to screen printing in two sessions. Participants will design, print, and exchange a two-color print with a maximum dimension of 8″ x 10″. The workshop will end with a print exchange.

Fine detail and embossment make for stunning, professional-quality business cards, invitations, announcements, and labels.  Print your favorite poem by hand-setting lead type one letter at a time; make a poster or a broadside; or transfer your line drawings to a photo-polymer plate for editioning.  This course will cover the old and new uses of the letterpress, from lead type and linotype to polymer plate printing, including basic file prep using Adobe software.  


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Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Announces CALL FOR ENTRIES Open, juried, theme exhibition

Friday, July 25th, 2014

“The Odd Exhibit”

Anything STRANGE, Peculiar, unexpected.  DIFFERENT from what is ordinary or normal.  UNEVEN, Irregular, Leftover, FANTASTIC, BIZARRE

JUROR: Madolin Maxey, painter, printmaker, 3-D artist


Location: The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative at the Mill Gallery, 560 Mineral Spring Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02806


 September 11th THROUGH  October 23rd, 2014


This Exhibition is juried and open to the public. ALL MEDIA are accepted. Only original work.

Artwork must be hand-delivered to the Gallery for jury. Work that is not selected for the exhibit must be picked up prior to the opening of the exhibit.  No shipped entries. Past exhibits have included works from all over New England.

Important Dates


Friday, September 5th, 5 7 pm & Saturday, September 6, 10 am to noon:  Deliver artwork to the PAC Gallery

Saturday, September 6: Madolin Maxey will select pieces for the exhibit.

Wednesday September 10,  4 7 pm : Pick up unaccepted work from PAC Gallery.  We will contact you by email regarding status of your submission. 

Thursday, September 11,  5:30 pm-7 pm: Opening reception, live music

Friday, October 24, 5 7 pm & Saturday, October 26, 10 am noon:  Pick up work from PAC Gallery


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Aesthetica Art Prize: Call for Entries – New Prizes Announced

Friday, July 25th, 2014

There is one month left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, an international award that celebrates and supports rising talent from across the art world. Submissions are welcome from artists at all stages in there career working in all media, and there are two categories for entry: Main Prize and Student Prize.

The Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity for artists at State of Rhode Island Council on the Arts to showcase their work to new, international audiences and boost their career with an outstanding array of prizes which include £5,000 (approx. $ 8494) prize money, group exhibition, editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine and publication.

We are really keen to engage with artists in the USA. Please find some short form copy and a suggested tweet below to share this with your audiences:

E-newsletter/ Website/ Facebook:

There is one month left to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, an international award that celebrates and supports rising talent from across the art world. Submissions are welcome from artists at all stages in there career. Categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Video, Installation & Performance.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity for artists to showcase their works to new, international audiences and boost their career with an outstanding array of prizes which include £5,000 (approx. $ 8494) prize money, group exhibition, editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (168,000 readership worldwide) and publication in an anthology of top emerging artists.

Entry is £15 and permits the submission of two works into one category.

Entries close 31 August 2014. For more information and to submit visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize.

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BYOI’s annual auditions

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
It is that time a year again for BYOI’s annual auditions. As BYOI grows and evolves, we are always looking for new talent. This year we are looking for two new members to round out this cast.

Bring Your Own Improv is an established improv show that has performed over 500 shows all across New England. We are a short for improv show (similar to Whose Line Is It Anyway) that takes it a step above the rest and welcomes audience members up on stage to perform with us.

This year’s auditions will be held Friday August 1st and 8th at 5:30pm at the Warwick Museum of Art at 3259 Post Road in Warwick, RI. After the auditions, you are encouraged to stay for that night’s shows. Attendance at the audition will give you a free ticket to that night’s shows. Make sure to be on time and dress to move.

We are looking for two performers who can commit to the following:
Are at least 18 years of age
Can pass a Rhode Island Background Check
Works well with children
Be silly when needed
Commit to two Friday nights per month
Have reliable transportation and arrive to things on time
Brings no drama or ego

Please email us at info@bringyourownimprov.com to let us know you will be attending.

Visit: www.bringyourownimprov.com

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RISCA Scholarships to Attend the Alliance of Artists Communities’ 2014 Conference

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is pleased to offer Rhode Island’s arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities’ 2014 Conference.

RISCA is offering two $500 sponsorships to Rhode Island artists or arts leaders to subsidize conference registration, travel, and lodging for this event. Conference registration is $350 for scholarship recipients, and attendees are asked to register by the early bird registration deadline.

Preference will be given to an artist or arts leader who has not previously attended conferences of the Alliance of Artists Communities. To apply, submit a current resume and a brief statement describing your background and professional interest in attending the conference, including the impact you hope it will have on your career in the arts. Letters are due July 24, 2014 and should be sent to info@artistcommunities.org (subject line: RISCA Scholarship). The awardees will be announced by August 1.

Read more at: http://www.artistcommunities.org/conference

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RiverzEdge Arts – The Big Works Part 2, Opening Reception July 23, Atrium Gallery

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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Paid Internship – Urban Pond Procession

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Urban Pond Procession Seeks Intern
Location: Providence, RI
Salary: $1,500 per semester
Start Date: October 1, 2014
Part Time

Job Description
The Urban Pond Procession (UPP) seeks a student intern, (graduate preferred), who is interested in applying their writing, organizational and communication skills to support arts- and humanities-based programming that engages the public with the environment.

As an assistant to UPP’s Managing and Artistic Programing Directors, you will work closely with core members of the organization to develop online communications and social media presence; write grants; plan events; coordinate evaluations of school-based and public programs; and prepare final reports for funders.

This position will familiarize you with tasks common to the non-profit sector, and provide ample opportunity to work independently with guidance and support as needed. As UPP seeks to improve its reach and long-term impact, your work will help influence the trajectory of this growing organization.

This internship position requires someone who is:
- well organized, a strong writer and facile with social media
- interested in working in and with diverse communities
- able to work collaboratively and independently
- willing to commit at least 10 hr/wk

Background in the Public Humanities or Environmental Science is preferred.

The Urban Pond Procession (http://urbanpondprocession.org/) is a group of artists, scientists, educators and concerned citizens who collaborate to promote the health of Rhode Island’s urban ponds. We facilitate workshops for all ages in which participants learn about the ponds’ histories and 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.

How to Apply
If interested, please submit resume and cover letter by Monday, September 1 to Holly Ewald at hewald@hollyewald.com.

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2014 MacColl Johnson Fellowships for Composers

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Applications will be accepted online through September 5, 2014.

The Rhode Island Foundation is pleased to announce applications for The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowships are now being accepted through September 5, 2014. The 2014 fellowships will be awarded to composers.

The Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund, established at the Rhode Island Foundation in 2003, provides up to three $25,000 artist fellowships each year, rotating among composers, writers, and visual artists on a three-year cycle. In all three disciplines, the Fellowships will be awarded to emerging and mid-career Rhode Island artists whose work demonstrates exceptional creativity, rigorous dedication and consistent artistic practice, and significant artistic merit.

To read the complete guidelines and learn more click here.

In an effort to reach Rhode Island composers across the entire State, The Rhode Island Foundation asks that you share this information within your community and please forward it directly to individuals who may be able to benefit from the fellowship. 

QUESTIONS? Application and selection are managed by the Alliance of Artists Communities. Questions about eligibility, guidelines, applications, and other details should be directed to the Alliance at grants@artistcommunities.org or 401-351-4320.


Photo by Erik Jacobs for The New York Times
Sidy Maïga – 2011 MacColl Johnson Fellowship awardee for composers

Learn more about the Rhode Island Foundation’s MacColl Johnson Fellowships and past Fellowship winners awarded to composers in 2011: Brian Knoth, Sidy Maiga, and Daniel Schleifer at www.rifoundation.org.

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Call to Artists – Chattanooga, TN + Quilted

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Public Art Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, are seeking proposals for original, two dimensional designs that will be printed and installed on multiple sidewalks throughout downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Three designs will be selected for production and installed for up to six months beginning in September 2014. The artist/designer is not responsible for printing or installation. The selected artists/designers will receive a $2,000 honorarium for their design. Proposed artwork should be in the spirit and language of quilts (i.e. pattern, geometry an d color). Designs will be printed onto 4′x4′ vinyl squares and installed on sidewalks.

Eligibility: Open to all professional artists and artist teams over the age of 18, who currently reside in the US.

Deadline: July 31, 2014
Budget: $2,000 Honorarium
Information: publicartchattanooga.com

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Slater Mill seeks 15 – 20 students in grades 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a mock-classroom session for our award-winning Fiber to Yarn educational program, as well as a re-creation of our Blackstone Valley map presentation at the Visitor Center. 
Students will videotaped for a staff-training video*, appearing with Slater Mill senior interpreters and veteran educators Rosemary Danforth, Richard Danforth, and Allen McGillivray

Approximately 4 hours, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., (pending group availability)

Tuesday or Wednesday in late-July or late-August 

(pending group availability)



Contact Lori Urso to register your child, or for additional information   

(**please indicate in your email child’s grade level, and availability in late-July and late-August) 

  *Video is for internal use, and is not intended for public distribution.

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A Talk and Discussion with Penelope Pelizzon and Jonathan Farmer

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014


Poetry is, in its own lonely way, a social art form–one that carries with it our freighted awareness of people other than ourselves. We go to poems looking for people, for the imprint of the poem’s making in a person’s mind, and many of the poems that matter most embody the tension between being fully alive to oneself and fully aware of others. This two-part talk will consider some implications of poetry’s social contract. First, we’ll look at poems that know (to borrow from Frost) in singing not to sing, that resist the poet’s impulse to say, both for the human, artistic potency of such struggles and the potential limitations of a culture that insists on too much wariness. Then, we’ll consider lists, one of the specific forms that this social art form has used most effectively. Lists are one of the oldest literary forms (think of the Old Testament), yet they have also been used by writers in every period to gather and give form to experiences that might otherwise remain wordless. We’ll discuss a number of examples from across several centuries, focusing especially on how lists allow poets to approach difficult topics including mystical, sexual, or political experience.

Sunday, July 27th from 5-6:30pm at Ada Books (717 Westminster Street in Providence).
This is a free event. *If you plan to attend, please RSVP* using the drop-down menu on Frequency’s registration page. (Select “RSVP to July 27 craft talk.” This will help our speakers to know how many handouts to prepare.)

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