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Tom’s of Maine Invites Nominations for 2014 50 States for Good CompetitionAugust 29, 2014Deadline: September 30, 2014

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Tom’s of Maine is inviting nominations from nonprofit organizations for an opportunity to share in $510,000 in funding for local community projects. Now in its sixth year, the 50 States for Good competition recognizes organizations and projects committed to meaningful change and work that addresses pressing local needs.

Fifty-one organizations — one from each state and the District of Columbia — will be chosen by public vote to receive $10,000 each in support of a current or future community project or event. In past years, the program has funded community playgrounds, sustainable nature trails, shelter and food for the homeless, and animal care. Any person with a valid email address can register as a member of the Tom’s of Maine online community and cast a vote.

To nominate a project, an official representative of a nonprofit organization must submit a brief essay that describes the organization’s work and the scope of the proposed project. To be eligible, organizations must be a nonprofit operating in one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia and submit proof of their 501(c)(3) status.

Visit the Tom’s of Maine website for eligibility and application guidelines.

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A Blade of Grass Invites Letters of Interest for Fellowship for Socially Engaged ArtAugust 24, 2014Deadline: November 24, 2014 (Letters of Intent)

Friday, August 29th, 2014

A Blade of Grass provides resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as innovative conduits for social change. To that end, ABOG is inviting Letters of Interest for its Fellowship for Engaged Art.

The ABOG fellowship supports socially engaged projects that promote art as a catalyst for social change; projects that feature artists in leadership roles; dialogue-based projects that emphasize active and sustainable partnerships with communities; and projects in which artists engage community members as equal partners on locally relevant issues, or globally relevant issues as they apply to the local context. Projects in which co-creation with non-artists is part of the process are highly encouraged.

Fellows will participate in a program that features a range of services, including a two-day orientation that explores ABOG’s documentation and assessment models and includes workshops on strategies for community engagement; quarterly co-assessment meetings with other fellows to share progress and offer feedback to one another; support and feedback for ongoing self-assessment in the form of collaborative action research; and assessment by an outside evaluator.

Eligible applicants include individual artists as well as artists’ collectives with projects that engage directly with a specific community or communities. Artists may not currently be enrolled as students and must be legal United States residents or U.S. citizens who are at least 25 years of age. In addition, applicants must have a website with contextualized examples of past work that a selection panel can review.

Applicants are strongly recommended to attend an informational workshop on October 1, 2014, and November 4, 2014, before submitting application materials. RSVP is required.

Letters of Interest must be received no later than November 24, 2014. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellows, and application procedures, visit the ABOG website.

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Accepting Applications for USArtists International GrantsAugust 25, 2014Deadline: December 5, 2014

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Administered by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the USArtists International program is committed to ensuring that the impressive range of performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that American artists can enhance their creative and professional development through participation at international festivals.

Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded to American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo performers that have been invited to perform at international festivals and/or for performance engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities abroad.

Applicants must be professional dance, music, or theater ensembles or solo artists, including practitioners of folk and traditional forms, or be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization or have a U.S.-based fiscal sponsor that has nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. If an ensemble, the applicant must have a majority of its members be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (whether a U.S.-based ensemble or a collaborative project with artists in the host country); and, if a solo performer, be invited to perform as a soloist without accompaniment and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

To be eligible, festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S.-based organization; be international in scope, with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. ensembles and/or solo artists; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide some support in the form of cash remuneration or paid or in-kind contributions toward eligible project expenses; and provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival.

The December 5, 2014, deadline is for engagements taking place between March 1, 2015, and February 29, 2016.

Complete program guidelines and the application form are available at the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website.

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Chamber Music America Award Opportunity: CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Presented annually by Chamber Music America and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming honor U.S.-based professional ensembles and presenters for outstanding and innovative approaches to the programming of contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music.

Applicants are considered in the following categories:

  • Ensembles—Contemporary, Mixed Repertory, and Jazz
  • Presenting Organizations—Contemporary, Mixed Repertory, and Jazz

The awards will be presented during the next CMA National Conference in New York City, January 15-18, 2015. Each recipient will receive a $500 award and a plaque.

This year’s deadline is October 3, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. (This is an in-office deadline, not a postmark date.)


Chamber Music America Grant Opportunity: CMA Residency Partnership Program

The Residency Partnership Program supports ensembles and presenters in building audiences for classical/contemporary, jazz, and world chamber music through residency projects. Funding is intended for activities that take place in community settings and that are not part of a regular concert series. Activities may include, but are not limited to, interactive or audience engagement programs in classrooms (preschool through high school), libraries, hospitals, senior centers, or other community venues. The program does not support music activities intended for college- or conservatory-level music students.  Projects must take place in the U.S. or its territories.

The length of the residencies ranges from a minimum of three days to one year. 

Residency Types

Short-term projects:  3-9 activities taking place over at least three consecutive or separate days within one month. (Funding:  $2,500 to $6,000)

Extended projects:  10 or more activities taking place over more than one month and up to one year. 

(Funding:  $5,000 to $12,000)

Grants support up to 75 percent of expenses directly connected to the project. The balance must be drawn from other sources, such as cash from other grants, earned income, or an allocation from the organization’s general operating funds.

This year’s deadline is Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  (This is a receipt deadline)

For more information about these programs and to download the program guidelines, application and FAQs, visit the CMA website at www.chamber-music.org.

Contact: Susan Dadian, Program Director

CMA Classical/Contemporary

(212) 242-2022, ext. 102


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Registration Open for NALAC Regional Arts Training Workshop

Friday, August 29th, 2014
October 10-1,2014 in Providence

Convened throughout the nation to assist in strengthening local networks of Latino artists and Latino arts and cultural organizations, while fostering active engagement between NALAC and its constituents, this seminar brings together national arts experts and local arts professionals. Join us for two days of panel discussions, workshops, networking, community dialogue, art exhibits, an evening reception at Fete, a Saturday evening WaterFire and more.

To register for the NALAC regional arts training workshop directly, click here.

For more details on the NALAC regional, please contact Amy Jean Romero, NALAC Regional Coordinator at 401-222-1794 or amyjean.romero.risca@gmail.com.

Scholarships will be available for the two day event, but are limited. 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 August 29, 2014 and should be sent to scholarships.ri@gmail.com (subject line: NALAC Scholarship).

For more information on Scholarships for the NALAC regional please contact Elena Calderon-Patino, Director of the Community Arts Program at 401-222-6996 or Elena.Patino@arts.RI.gov

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Newport Art Museum & Association Seeks Executive Director

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Location: Newport, RI
Start Date: January 2015
Full Time

Job Description
The Newport Art Museum & Association (the “Museum”) seeks a new Executive Director during an exciting time of growth and renewed institutional focus.  Established in 1912, the Museum today is a cultural and educational institution serving its region with art instruction, community outreach, the adaptive reuse of a historic building and collections and exhibitions showcasing the artistic heritage and contemporary artists of Rhode Island.  The Museum also participates in numerous partnerships and collaborations with other arts and cultural organizations, public schools, social service agencies and performing arts groups.

Situated at the north end of Bellevue Avenue, the Museum is neighbor to the Redwood Library and Touro Park.  Its campus is in easy walking distance of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Touro Synagogue and many local businesses, hotels and restaurants.  This prime location puts it on the path of the more than one million cultural visitors who spend time in Newport each year.  2014 marks the sesquicentennial of the Museum’s Richard Morris Hunt designed John N. A. Griswold House, a National Historic Landmark, which now contains 12 galleries, a youth studio, an apartment and administrative offices.  Across the sculpture garden, the Cushing Gallery comprises three secure, climate-controlled galleries as well as the curatorial department and collections area.  This building enables the Museum to borrow works of art from lending institutions when mounting exhibitions.  The Minnie and Jimmy Coleman Center for Creative Studies is the Museum’s school.  Housed in the Gilbert S.
  Kahn building since 1996, the school has offered art classes, workshops and summer camps for adults and children for more than a century.  Facilities include the education office, dedicated printmaking and ceramics studios, a digital media studio and two large painting studios.

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Residency opportunities

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

D.I.S.C. the Art residency and experience an intercultural dialogues
and collaborations between the international artists and indigenous
traditional artists of Odisha, India. No application fee. Details:
http://disctheart.com OR ausrakleizaite@hotmail.com

The Vermont Studio Center is excited to announce 34+ fellowships for
artists & writers available at our our 10/1/14 deadline, including the
Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship for emerging women writers and 25
merit-based VSC Fellowships open to ALL! Application fee. Details:
802-635-2727 OR www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships OR

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Life on the Ledger – How to Make Your Art Add Up

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

South County Art Association

PRO SERIES: Life on the Ledger – How to Make Your Art Add Up

You were placed on this earth to express your creativity in wild and imaginative ways, NOT to balance a checkbook. But you realize you need at least one foot in the business door, and you don’t want it to get stuck. Luckily, CPA Rich Streitfeld can take some of the stress out of the numbers game, allowing you to devote more time to your craft.

During this presentation Rich will cover some fundamental concepts to help you succeed in your creative venture – not quite without trying, but certainly without crying. Should I incorporate? What is self-employment tax and how can I minimize it? Should I crowd-fund? What kind of records should I keep?

Rich Streitfeld is a partner with ALSD in Cranston (www.alscpa.com), who lectures widely on business and taxes for artists, artisans and the artistically challenged (like himself.) He authors the popular on-line newsletter “Enlightened Accounting – Dispatches from the Zen Mensch”, located at http://www.alscpa.com/articles/.


Wednesday, October 8, 7-9:30 PM

Cost: Free to members
Instructor: Rich Streitfeld
Enrollment Status: Open
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Target Accepting Applications for K-12 Field Trip Grants

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
August 20, 2014

Deadline: September 30, 2014

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Target Corporation is accepting applications from education professionals for the Target Field Trip Grants program, an annual program designed to bring K-12 students in the United States to museums, historical sites, and cultural organizations.

Grants are intended to fund visits to art, science, and cultural museums; community service or civic projects; career enrichment opportunities; and other events or activities away from school. More than 3,600 grants of up to $700 will be awarded in January 2015.  Grants are available for field trips taking place between February and December 2015 and may be used to cover field trip-related costs such as transportation, ticket fees, food, resource materials, and supplies.

Education professionals who are at least 18 years old and employed by an accredited K-12 public, private, or charter school in the U.S. that maintains 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status are eligible to apply. Educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff at these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students.

Visit the Target website for complete program guidelines and access to the application form.

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YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Young Artists Prize

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

 August 22, 2014Deadline: October 17, 2014

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The National YoungArts Foundation provides emerging artists (age 15-18 or grades 10-12) with opportunities to work with renowned mentors, access to significant scholarships, national recognition, and other opportunities throughout their careers to help ensure that the nation’s most outstanding young artists are encouraged to pursue careers in the arts.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2015 funding cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines, including cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

To date, the foundation has honored more than 17,000 young artists with over $6 million in monetary awards; facilitated in excess of $150 million in college scholarship opportunities; and enabled its participants to work with master teachers who are among the most distinguished artists in the world, including Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jacques d’Amboise, Plácido Domingo, Bill T. Jones, Quincy Jones, and Martin Scorsese. In addition, YoungArts serves as the exclusive nominating agency for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, the country’s highest honor for young artists.

Each year up to seven hundred students are selected from across the country as national winners. Winners will receive grants of up to $10,000 each, have the opportunity to attend YoungArts programs, and partake in master classes with internationally renowned artists, workshops, interdisciplinary activities, performances, and exhibitions.

There is a $35 non-refundable application fee per category; however, fee waivers are available.

Citizens or legal residents of the United States or U.S. territories who are between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2014, or in grades 10-12, may apply. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply.  YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis, provided the applicant’s birth date falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

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MacColl Johnson Fellowships for Composers Applications will be accepted online through September 5, 2014.

Wednesday, August 27th, 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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Jobs and internships at the Providence Childrens Film Festival

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Join the PCFF team!

Now in our 6th year, Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) has become more than just one of the top film festivals in the country dedicated to programming for children and youth. 

The non-profit organization, PCFF, brings the community together to watch the best of independent and international films for youth, to learn about the craft of filmmaking, to engage with people and stories from around the world, and to make connections. Through the art of the moving image, PCFF inspires a new generation of thinkers and doers.

We have openings in the following areas:

  • Festival Assistant Coordinator
  • Internships
  • Volunteers (of all ages!)

Festival Assistant Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Festival Assistant Coordinator is responsible for assisting with many aspects of production for the annual film festival (happening this year February 12-22, 2015) as well as providing support for other youth filmmaking programs. 

Oversight and involvement where necessary in everything related to producing the festival!  Work closely with core members of the organization to plan and support the festival and youth filmmaking programs. This includes volunteer recruitment and management, festival and special event logistics, ticketing, marketing, etc. Support sponsorship fulfillment, community and partnership outreach, and assist with film talk scheduling and management. Be on-site point person during event: coordinate volunteers, rentals, deliveries, and signage, set up/take down.


  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious and provides follow-through on areas of responsibility.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized. Excellent verbal and writing skills.
  • Able to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Word and Excel. Social media savvy, helpful but not necessary.
  • Helpful: An interest in film and working with diverse communities.

Position: 10-15 hours / week. Full-time during the festival.

Start Date:  Fall 2014

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Anisa Raoof, Executive Director, anisa@pcffri.org, 401-316-5827 

 PCFF Internships for the 2014-15 School Year

PCFF General Internship

An internship opportunity is available for a detail oriented, motivated and creative individual interested in joining our team this fall. You will learn more about children’s film and media, advance your creative and collaborative skills, and develop your own media and technology skills.

Responsibilities: Work closely with core members of the organization to plan and support the festival and youth filmmaking programs, develop online communications and social media presence, support partnership and community outreach, assist with mailing list maintenance, and coordinate evaluations of public programs.

Qualifications: Well organized, a strong writer, social media and spread sheet savvy; interested in film and working with diverse communities; able to work collaboratively and independently; willing to commit at least 10 hours a week.

The internship is open to current college and graduate students, and recent graduates.

Application Deadline: Available Year-round.

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Anisa Raoof, Executive Director, anisa@pcffri.org, 401-316-5827 

Position: Part-time, Unpaid

Marketing and Public Relations Intern

PCFF seeks an intern to assist in the promotion and marketing of the 2015 February festival and film youth programs. The internship will include writing and sending press releases, preparing content (including film stills, videos) for distribution, creating and sending e-blasts, updating festival website, enhancing our social networking through Facebook, Twitter, etc. Assist with community outreach to develop relationships between our programs and potential audiences and other stakeholders, and feet-to-the-pavement promotional work, such as postering around the area.

The internship is open to current college and graduate students, and recent graduates.

Application Deadline: Available Year-round.

To apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Anisa Raoof, Executive Director, anisa@pcffri.org, 401-316-5827 

Position: Part-time, Unpaid.


We love our volunteers (of all ages!) – they are essential in helping PCFF bring a world of film to children, families, and educators in the community!

We are seeking volunteers and welcome returning ones to help with youth filmmaking programs this fall and planning the 2015 February festival. If you would like to join the fun (and watch some excellent films!), please email anisa@pcffri.org with “PCFF Volunteer” in the subject line.



Visit pcffri.org for a complete list of happenings.
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Aesthetica Art Prize – Final Call for Entries

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

There is still time to enter the Aesthetica Art Prize, an international award that celebrates and supports rising talent from around the world. Submissions are welcome from artists at all stages of their career, and categories for entry are: Photographic & Digital Art, Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, Painting & Drawing and Video, Installation & Performance.

Prizes include £5,000 (approx. $ 8293) courtesy of Hiscox; group exhibition; editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (168,000 readership worldwide); publication in an anthology of top emerging artists; up to £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton and a selection of art books by Prestel.

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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Movement Classes at AS220

Monday, August 25th, 2014

A newsletter devoted to things that move you…

Join us for a dance, yoga, or fitness class. All classes are ongoing, and available on a drop-in basis.

Check out our instructor interviews with Stephanie AlbaneseJulie Shore, and Stephanie Turner!


New Class: Salsa Fitness with Mori Granot
Salsa Fitness was inspired by a love of salsa music and dance, and created to bring awareness to the history of latin dance and music. Salsa Fitness incorporates Afro-Cuban body movement, basic fundamentals of New York Salsa style footwork, and techniques from professional dance training exercises. The music used in the class is authentic Salsa, latin Cha-cha-cha, and Afro-Cuban music. Salsa Fitness is for EVERYONE and is a unique fun aerobic low impact exercise. You will not only sweat but will work on your balance, core straightening, develop stamina, and burn a lot of calories while dancing and learning new moves!
Mondays 12-1pm, starting September 8th. $5 


Fall Schedule (subject to change):
September 13:  Contemporary Dance Technique w/ Bill Evans
September 27: Contemporary Dance Technique w/ TBA
October 11: Contemporary Dance Technique w/ Jessica Howard
October 25: Contemporary Dance Technique w/ Sydney Skybetter
November 8: Contemporary Dance Technique w/ Lindsay Lapointe
November 22: Ballet w/ Kristi Liu
$15 to drop in, or use your class package for big $avings ($60 for 6).
More info here!

Our masterclass series returns in September, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, from 10-11:45am. Classes are taught by a range of guest artists from Rhode Island and beyond!

Call for Works: Dance Works in Process
Sunday October 19, 2pm



w/ Stephanie Lyon-Albanese $13 Drop In/ $10 Class Card
All classes take place in the 95 Empire 3rd Floor Dance Studio.

More info about classes: www.as220.org/95-empire/classes


About 95 Empire

95 Empire is a theatre and live arts program of AS220 comprised of the Empire Black Box, two multipurpose spaces, and a dance studio. 95 Empire supports artists of all levels, providing a forum and home for work in theatre, dance, film, literary arts, sound-art and forms that stretch genre conventions. We are committed to creativity, accessibility and affordability; we strive to create incomparable experiences for our audiences as well as unique approaches to arts education that extend and deepen the theatre’s programming.

Interested in teaching a class or workshop, or renting the dance studio at 95 Empire? Contact betsy.miller@as220.org 

w/ Mori Granot $5 Drop In
w/ Betsy Miller $13 Drop In/ $10 Class Card


w/ Myah Shein $13 Drop In/ $10 Class Card
w/ Betsy Miller $13 Drop In/ $10 Class Card


w/ Julie Shore $5 Drop In
w/ Katie McNamara $13 Drop In/ $10 Class Card


SWITCH SERIES 10-11:45 AM 9/13, 9/27
$15 Drop In/ $10 Class Card
Our bi-monthly Masterclass Series


w/ Daniel Shea $5 Drop In
w/ Stephanie Lyon-Albanese $13 Drop In/ $10 Class Card


Dance Works in Process provides emerging and established choreographers alike an opportunity to show new work at various stages of development in an informal setting. Participating artists will have the opportunity to ask the audience specific questions and will receive written feedback from audience members following the showing. Dance Works in Process is a non-curated event and applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. For more information, or to request an application, please contact betsy.miller@as220.org




AS220 · 115 Empire Street · Providence, RI 02903 · USA

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Opportunities for Artists with and without Disabilities

Monday, August 25th, 2014

The Kennedy Center has an excellent opportunities list: http://www.kennedy-center.org/email/live_archive/email_7870_viewable.html

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Girls Rock Seeks Intern and Classes are Open

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Learning is Awesome!
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Group Lessons Registration is Live!

You can now visit our website to read full class descriptions and register for one of the following awesome fall classes available for youth and adults:

Tuesdays 4-5pm /// Hear Me Roaring Through Your Speakers: Current Female Musicians, Their Roots, and Creating the Ultimate DJ Mix (Youth) with Meredith Stern
Wednesdays 4-5pm /// Vocals Lounge (Youth) with Reba Mitchell
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm /// Vocals Lounge (Adult) with Reba Mitchell
Thursdays 4-5pm ///  Beginner Guitar (Youth) with Ana Mallozzi
Fridays 5-6pm /// Advanced Beginner Guitar (Adult) with Darlene Reina

Sliding scale tuition is available and space is limited! We can’t wait to rock out with you!

Be Our Intern!

Earn college credit by helping girls rock out!  We are currently seeking a college level intern to support our year round programming and operations!  Check out our website to learn more and apply!


Collaboration with Communisong
September 10, 6-8pm /// AS220 /// 115 Empire St., Providence, RI

GRR! will be leading the next Communisong, where you can join, and sing along! Participants don’t have to do the following in order to sing along: read music, attend every time, prep for any performance, prep at all, or have previous experience singing with a group.

Youth Action Council (YAC)
September 20, 6-8pm /// 186 Carpenter /// 186 Carpenter St., Providence, RI

Join us for an awesome discussion and play music with other campers at Youth Action Council! Open to all Girls Rock Camp alums, ages 11-18, and you can even bring a friend! RSVP to johanna@girlsrockri.org if you are interested.

Girls Rock! Rhode Island’s 5th Anniversary Party!
October 18, 7pm-1am /// Aurora /// 276 Westminster St., Providence, RI

Join us in celebrating 5 years of rocking! Bands, activities, fun… we’ll have it all!  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details! Facebook event here.

Thanks to our Girls Rock Camp 2014 Sponsors– YOU ROCK!

Copyright © 2014 Girls Rock! Rhode Island 
All rights reserved

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 3475
Providence, RI 02909

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Win a $25K Matching Grant!

Monday, August 25th, 2014
Levitt AMP [YOUR CITY] Grant Awards


  • Do you believe in the power of free, live music to bring people together and invigorate community life? Does your city have a public space that would be an ideal place for outdoor concerts? Apply for a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award today! Apply Nowvote-collage-section
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Providence CityArts for Youth Seeks Permanent Part-time Development Associate

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Part Time

Job Description
CityArts is a non-profit community arts center on the SouthSide of Providence. CityArts mission is based on the ideal that all children should have access to quality arts learning experiences as part of their childhood and development. CityArts serves over 1,000 urban at-risk youth between ages 8-14, through free afterschool, summer and daytime arts-integrated residency programs in communities and within schools across Providence. CityArts engages 15 teaching artists , 20 AmeriCorps and VISTA members, and 4 program/admin staff.
CityArts has undergone significant growth over the past 6 years, with major expansion of programs and budget size. CityArts seeks a part-time fund development associate who will invest creative energy and skills to help CityArts sustain services for our youth and communities.

CityArts Development Associate
A Development Associate is responsible for helping CityArts raise resources and networks that support Providence CityArts for Youth through the following activities: events and donor fundraising, data and information management, media and print communications/marketing, and cultivation/stewardship of donors. This entry level position will report directly to the Executive Director, and coordinate with the Board’s Fund Development Committee to implement a fund development program to meet annual revenue goals.

Job Responsibilities
 Work with Executive Director, Board and staff to secure funds through donor cultivation, events including an annual winter art sale and spring gala, research, writing and reporting.
 Manage donor data: Identify, document, and maintain CityArts donor records in GiftWorks or Salesforce.
 Promote donor stewardship through timely, accurate, and meaningful gift acknowledgments and periodic communications
 Highlight program-related data: Work with Program staff to identify and document program data relevant to development initiatives
 Coordinate promotional materials and social media with assistance from staff and Executive Director
 Participate in relevant professional development opportunities
 Meetings: CityArts Development Associate is expected to participate in the following regular meetings: bi-weekly CityArts staff meeting, weekly meeting with Executive Director, periodic fund development committee meetings.
Skills and Experience
 Experience with non –profit fund development work—campaigns, relations, information, events
 Positive communication and people skills – writing and oral communications
 Disciplined strategic thinker, attention to detail and independent project management skills
 Deadline and results driven , attention to details, schedules and outcomes.
 Computer skills: database management, social media, Adobe Creative Suite, Word, Excel
 Strong connection to Rhode Island’s art community and comfort in building social networks
 Humor, flexibility, creativity, grace under pressure, and energy for challenges are musts
 Some knowledge of creative youth development, education, and social justice issues helpful

How to Apply
To Apply
Send inquiries, cover letter and resume to barbara@providencecityarts.org for consideration. Open until filled. No Calls, please. As an equal opportunity employer we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

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DownCity Design Seeks Program Coordinator + Educator

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Location: Providence
Start Date: 09/22/14
Full Time

Job Description
Our Mission: DownCity Design helps people design solutions for their communities. We’re improving cities by inviting citizens to imagine and create better futures, using the tools of design. We believe in the power of design to solve problems, and in the power of young people to change the world. Our youth programs and community design dialogues are making urban neighborhoods safer, healthier, and more liveable, while empowering residents to become agents of change.

The Program Coordinator is part of a community of individuals who are committed to promoting the mission of DownCity Design. Our expectation is that the Program Coordinator will bring to this position deep creativity, a cooperative spirit, fluid communication, flexibility, and a willingness to learn and grow.

The Program Coordinator will serve dual roles within the organization. When programs are in session (roughly 32 weeks per year), 60% of his or her time will be spent as a Design Educator, working directly with groups of young people to design and build community projects both in-school and after-school. The remaining 40% of each week will be devoted to providing administrative support for DCD programs.

As an administrator, the Program Coordinator coordinates logistics for DownCity Design programs and projects, including Youth Programs, Community Design Programs, and Special Projects. He or she will need to be extremely organized and detail-oriented in order to keep things running smoothly on a daily basis. The Program Coordinator works closely with the Program Director to keep our shop organized and operational, manage program resources and procure supplies, prepare construction documents and secure permits, and troubleshoot program problems as they arise.

Specific duties include:

• Coordinate program logistics and troubleshoot problems; communicate regularly with Program Director and with program partners to ensure smooth program operations.
• Prepare educator contracts and track program expenditures.
• Support instructors and partners with recruitment of students for programs.
• Track program projects and help to ensure that they are fully completed within a pre-determined timeframe.
• Work with Program Director and educators to create detailed construction documents for DCD projects, and to secure all necessary permits and permissions.
• Implement and manage data collection systems and evaluation methods that enable us to demonstrate the impact of DCD programs.
• Coordinate intake, training and placement of volunteers.
• Help to plan and organize special events.
• Additional responsibilities consistent with the role of advancing the organizational mission.

• Serve as lead Design Educator for approximately 22 hours of DownCity Design programs each week, when those programs are in session.

• Oversight of the DCD workshop, including tool procurement and maintenance, shop organization, supply procurement.
• Enforce policies around shop safety for instructors and students.

Support the initiatives of Innovation by Design. Potential responsibilities include:
• Assistance with creating professional development opportunities for educators interested in using the Design Thinker in their classrooms, including the annual Design Teacher Summer Camp.
• Along with the Executive Director and Program Director, coordination and orchestration of the annual Design Challenge.


The Program Coordinator will report directly to the Program Director and will provide regular weekly updates on ongoing program activities. Performance will be reviewed three months after date of hire, with an annual review thereafter.  

This is a part-time, one-year contract position. The position may be extended beyond one year, contingent on funding and satisfactory job performance. The Program Coordinator will be expected to work an average of 36 hours per week throughout the year, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

The ideal candidate will have/be:
• A deep knowledge of design processes and structural design principals; Masters of Architecture (MArch) degree strongly preferred.
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, and professional; office management experience is a plus.
• Teaching experience (ideally working with middle or high school students)
• Strong curriculum design skills
• Solid design skills and past experience with design/build projects
• Experience creating detailed construction documents (AutoCAD or Rhino 3D)
• Comfort with construction techniques and safe tool use
• Experience coordinating projects and communicating with partners and constituents
• Openness to creative collaboration and working as a team
• Excitement about project-based learning and social practice

How to Apply

Deadline to submit applications is September 7, 2014. Please send a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of at least 3 design and/or teaching work samples to Adrienne Gagnon, Executive Director, at adrienne@downcitydesign.org. No phone calls, please.

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iPhone photography introductory workshop

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Get the most out of your iPhone photos, whether you’re shooting family photos or fine-art photography. Join architect/fine-art photographer Katie Hutchison for an iPhone photography introductory workshop at IMAGO Gallery, 36 Market Street, on Saturday, August 30 from 10:00 – 11:30 am.

Hutchison will provide  a half-hour introduction to her recommended iPhone camera apps as well as a quick photo-composition primer, and then participants will spend approximately a half hour on a photo “safari,” taking iPhone photos outside near IMAGO. The workshop will then reconvene to discuss how-to apply post-production effects to your new iPhone photos via a recommended editing app. Feel free to bring your iPhone photography know-how and share it with the group.

The costs is $15 per person; recommended apps are free or $1.99. Download Camera+, Photosynth, and Snapseed apps in advance of class, if possible.

If you plan to attend, email Katie@katiehutchison.com by 5:00 pm Friday, August 29th to reserve a spot in the workshop. Attendance is limited to 12 adults. 

Imago Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit organization serving artists and the community through visual art programs, literary events and other arts-related initiatives. The organization’s goal is to make the arts a visible and active part of our communities. For more information, see our website at www.imagofoundation4art.org.

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