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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014


NEFA is pleased to announce a worldwide open call for nominations of performing arts ensembles in all disciplines (dance, music, theater, multidisciplinary) from Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, and Tanzania to tour the U.S. through Center StageSM. Read more.

DEADLINE: October 20, 2014 
Center StageSM season 3 is made possible by a recent award of $1M from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Oct. 1st deadline: Call for Artists, RI Airports

Tuesday, September 30th, 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 the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (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

Selection: Artists will be selected for the 2015 exhibitions by a review panel that will include practicing artists, arts professionals and community members. Artists included in the 2015 exhibitions will receive a $100 stipend for participating in the program.

Artists are encouraged to submit for consideration to both galleries. Artists are encouraged to re-submit to the galleries, even if not selected in previous cycles. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.

To apply, please submit the following via email:

-A link to your current web site that includes images with captions (title, year, media, size), a current bio and artist’s statement;


-A link to a Flickr page showing images of one’s artwork with captions (title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current bio and artist’s statement.

To apply to GREEN SPACE, please email submissions to riairart@gmail.com. GREEN SPACE exhibits three group shows per year.

To apply to the Block Island Airport Gallery, please email submissions to biairport.risca@gmail.com. Block Island Airport Gallery hosts four solo exhibits per year.

If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare their artwork for display at their expense. Artwork is hung at gallery coordinator’s discretion, and gallery coordinator reserves the right of final selection of artwork and approval of installation. Artwork is not insured by the galleries during exhibition; artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance. Artwork may be listed for sale if desired, and any sales are direct without commission to the galleries.

To learn more about this opportunity and view photos of the exhibition space, please visit: http://www.arts.ri.gov/public/airports/ Please address any questions regarding this call to Molly Dickinson, Coordinator, at mkdickinson@mac.com or 401-845-0890.


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Visual Art Classes For Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Monday, September 29th, 2014

VSA arts Rhode Island at RISD Museum of Art
RISD Museum – 224 Benefit Street – Providence
Session 1: October 18, 25 November 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 2: January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14
Session 3: March 7, 14, 21, 28 April 4, 11
Session 4: May 9, 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13
(If your class dates change for any reason we will contact you ASAP)
Students will learn the basics in drawing, painting, collage, & sculpture while using a variety of media (pastels, paint, clay). Along with their teachers, students will explore the museum
galleries and hold discussions about featured artworks. Family & friends are invited to a culminating exhibit/reception during the second to last class of each session.

HOW TO JOIN – This is not a drop in class! Class size is limited! All participants MUST register & complete appropriate paperwork before attending. We cannot sign up more than two people from the same home for the same session. Each session contains 6 classes. A donation of $40 is suggested. Scholarships are available as needed, please inquire when registering.
For more information & to register: phone: (401) 725-0247 or email: programs@vsartsri.org
Visit us online! www.vsartsri.org
Funded through the generosity of the Roddy-Holden Foundation, RI State Council on the Arts

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ArtPlace America Invites Letters of Inquiry for Creative Placemaking Projects

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Deadline: November 3, 2014 (Letters of Inquiry)

ArtPlace America, a nationwide initiative to drive community revitalization through the arts, is inviting Letters of Inquiry for the fifth round of its National Grants program.

A collaboration of thirteen major national and regional foundations, six of the nation’s largest banks, and eight federal agencies, ArtPlace works to accelerate creative placemaking in the United States. The initiative defines creative placemaking as “a means of investing in art and culture at the heart of a portfolio of integrated strategies that can drive vibrancy and diversity so powerful that it transforms communities.”

Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded to projects that involve arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to have a transformative impact on their community.

Applications are encouraged from all fifty states and any U.S. territory. Several of ArtPlace’s foundation partners have deep commitments to their local and regional communities and have provided funding specifically to ensure that grants are made in communities of all sizes in Alaska, California, and Minnesota; in rural communities in Arizona, Iowa, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin; and in the cities of Akron, Ohio; Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville, Massachusetts; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; Macon, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Jose, California; and St. Paul, Minnesota. Several funders also are interested in ensuring the participation and representation of folk and traditional arts, Native American arts, and the performing arts.

Approximately 50 percent of the $10 million to be disbursed in 2015 is restricted to the above communities and/or artistic disciplines. In an effort to support the broad spectrum of creative placemaking practices across the United States, ArtPlace is particularly interested in projects from states in which it has not yet granted, including Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming. Projects in these areas are particularly encouraged, although applications are welcome and grants may be awarded to projects from anywhere in the U.S.

Visit the ArtPlace America website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and LOI submission instructions.

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Aaron Copland Fund for Music Invites Applications From Contemporary American Music-Related Projects

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Deadline: October 31, 2014  

In keeping with his lifelong devotion to contemporary music, American composer Aaron Copland created the Aaron Copland Fund for Music and bequeathed to it a large part of his estate. Officially launched in 1992, the fund’s purpose is to encourage and improve public knowledge and appreciation of contemporary American music.

The fund’s supplemental grants program is designed to support nonprofit organizations that have a history of substantial commitment to contemporary American music but whose needs are not addressed by the fund’s programs of support for performing organizations and recording projects, such as presenters, festivals, and music service organizations (including education/residency, library/archive and radio/TV). Grants awarded may be for either general operating support or for special projects.

For the 2015 grant round, support will be given only to projects that begin between September 2014 and August 2015. Multiyear projects will be considered if they begin in the current season, but projects that already have begun generally will not be eligible for support. Projects having to do with a broad spectrum of American music will be viewed more favorably than those having to do with a single work or composer.

To be eligible, applicants must nonprofit organizations as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, organizations must have been in existence for at least two years at the time of application. Presenters, or organizations that are otherwise involved with performances, must have presented two full seasons prior to the season for which support is requested. Projects that are part of the curriculum of an educational institution are not eligible for support.

Visit the Aaron Copland Fund for Music for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions.

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MAP Fund Invites Letters of Inquiry for Performance Work Embodying Spirit of Exploration

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Deadline: October 3, 2014 (Letters of Inquiry)  

Administered by Creative Capital, with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Multi-Arts Production Fund was founded on the principle that experimentation drives human progress, no less in art than in science or medicine.

Starting on September 8, MAP  will begin accepting Letters of Inquiry from artists, ensembles, producers, and arts presenters whose work in the disciplines of contemporary performance embodies this spirit of exploration and inquiry. The fund is particularly interested in work that examines notions of cultural difference or “the other,” whether based in class, gender, generation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or another aspect of diversity. Only projects that contain a live performance will be considered.  

Grants pf up to $45,000 will be awarded in 2014 to nonprofit arts organizations. Unincorporated artists or ensembles may apply to the fund through a fiscal sponsor. Organizations and artists must demonstrate at least two years of professional experience.

Upon review of LOIs, selected applicants will be notified during the week of November 3, 2014, and invited to submit full proposals.

See the MAP Fund website for complete program guidelines, a schedule for upcoming informational webinars (beginning August 15), and application procedures.

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Meeting of the Studio Art Quilt Association

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Maryann Gallaher is hosting a SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Association – see saqa.com) parlor meeting in Pawtucket on Saturday October 18 from 10am – 2pm in her studio at 560 Mineral Spring Ave. This will be a monthly meeting. It is open to SAQA members and guests. The first meeting will include introductions, an informal show-n-tell, and time to discuss our interests and ideas. Please email Maryann at maryann@maryanngallaher.com if you plan to come or if you are interested but cannot make it Saturday October 18.

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Saturday, September 27th, 2014
Tuesdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 2014
Baptist Church of Warren
Church Vestry
407 Main St.
Warren, RI
6:30-7:30 pm
all ages welcome
must pre-register, pre-pay
per session: $40 adults/$24 children, $100 family max
leather soles or tap shoes required
(401) 245-3669
you can register and pay online:
students may perform at 250th Anniversary Banquet (if desired) 11/9
Aubrey Atwater
Traditional American Folk Music and Dance
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Riverzedge Arts Seeks Youth and Family Support Director

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Location: Woonsocket, RI
Salary: Mid-level
Start Date: Immediately
Part Time

Job Description

Riverzedge Arts
Youth and Family Support Director
Position Description
Created September 15, 2014

Title: Youth and Family Support Director

Overview: ¾ time position responsible for creating and/or supporting prevention and empowerment programs and services for Woonsocket area youth and families, with special focus on at-highest-risk populations. The Youth and Family Supports Director will implement new strategies and add components to support Riverzedge Arts’ successful, high-impact programs in art and design-focused social enterprise, alternative pathways to high school credit/diploma attainment and leadership development for families. Special attention will be given to furthering program outcomes in educational and economic success, family cohesion and function, community and civic leadership, and future aspirations.

Position activities apply and adapt Riverzedge Arts’ nationally recognized best practices, depth program models, and high performance partnerships with schools and community organizations to create positive environments and opportunities for effective relationship building, individual and collective action, and measurable success by and for those served in our programs.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Working with other directors and partners to set program and service goals, ensure goals are met, and track success of programs, strategies and interventions
•    Align services and strategies with primary partner teams
•    Coordinate recruitment, planning and execution for Woonsocket Parent Leadership Training Institute in conjunction with community teams and partners and ensure the program’s smooth operation.
•    Work closely with existing teen programs to help highly at-risk teenagers achieve greater academic success and confidence through direct service, network building and real world learning opportunities
•    Work with Riverzedge staff, regional school personnel, PLTI Facilitators and other non-profits to create pathways and systems for greater youth and adult knowledge, skill building and educational, social and economic outcomes
•    Counsel youth and families as needed
•    Work with Riverzedge leadership to grow/develop strong cooperative relationships with the widest variety of businesses, schools, city agencies, cultural and community partners to ensure the widest network of support for each youth and family.   

Qualifications:  You are an unstoppable creative problem solver who teens want to be around, with high-level case management skills and a proven track record of fostering community success. Certifications would be an asset but are not a requirement.  

•    Maters Degree preferred in Psychology, Sociology, Education and/or related experiential projects
•    Natural leader
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills
•    Highly motivated, dependable, and detail oriented
•    Able to work independently and with others collaboratively
•    Able to approach situations and people with a great deal of humor
•    Must be creative and engaging
•    Knowledge of local governmental (city, school and state) policies and issues useful.

Terms: This is a part time salaried position at 25 hours per week with additional training and professional development time. During the PLTI Program, one late evening (9pm) per week. Pay and benefits commensurate with experience, and subject to terms of employment. Strong opportunities for expansion to full-time predicated on successful performance of duties.  

Supervision: This position is supervised directly by the Executive Director and the Program Director

About Riverzedge Arts: For more information about RiverzEdge Arts, please visit www.riverzedgearts.org.

Riverzedge Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recognizes the importance of diversity within its workforce and recruitment. Riverzedge makes all decisions which affect terms of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, political belief or affiliation, religious belief, sexual orientation, military status, disability or any other protected characteristic.

How to Apply
Email bekah@riverzedgearts.org or mail: resume, cover letter and evidence of past results to Riverzedge Arts, 196 Second Avenue, Woonsocket, RI 02895.

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Art League of Rhode Island Seeks Administrative Coordinator | Art League of Rhode Island

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Start Date: as soon as possible
Part Time

Job Description
Position summary:

Under the direction of the Board President, the Administrative Coordinator arranges and carries out the administrative functions of ALRI to ensure the efficient daily operations in support ofALRI’s artistic mission.

Major responsibilities:
Assists the president and committee chairs in establishing and building systems to meet ALRI and committee objectives
Fulfills a wide range of general administrative functions including:
Development of and use of database to generate mailings, emails, and other correspondence;
use of MS Windows and Office Suite programs to do word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation materials;
responds to inquiries via email and phone as needed;
basic clerical tasks, including: stuffing envelopes, affixing labels, posting mailings, arranging meetings, depositing checks, facilitating payment of invoices
other projects, as assigned by the president, and in support of committee chairs
Attends board meetings on an as-needed basis, held 12 times per year. Attends committee meetings on an as-needed basis, but at least once per year per committee. (6 Standing Committees.)
In conjunction with the Board President, manages communication with the Board of Directors and their respective committees, thus ensuring an efficient and timely flow of information
Works with Board President and committee chairs to: schedule groups, galleries, exhibitions, openings, meetings; and generate agendas
Coordinates and implements special projects, including the coordination of the installation of the Annual Members’ exhibition, Assoc. exhibits and the quarterly rotating exhibit of ALRI artist members’ work at the Vets Gallery.

Duties Include:
Coordinate call for submissions, the selection, installation, signage, biographical information on members, sales and artist/member relations.
Coordinate the drop off and pick up of artist member work.
Coordinate the opening receptions for the Vets Gallery exhibitions including
creating and sending invitations and finding caterers and other vendors as needed.
Coordinate volunteers/schedule for gallery sitters
Maintains a high level of personal and professional integrity and is a team player

Desired Qualifications:
Possesses exceptional organizational skills
Anticipates needs, plans ahead and attends to day-to-day operations efficiently.
Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Possesses strong computer skills. Must have an understanding of Windows and all MS Office Professional programs. Must understand database functions. Familiarity with website maintenance, social media, electronic newsletters and photo editing very helpful.
Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and be willing to travel.
Interest in the Arts or background in the Arts helpful.

Part time position at 20 hours per week.

How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to: artleagueri@gmail.com

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The Manton Avenue Project Seeks Program Evaluation and Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Location: Providence, RI
Salary: Monthly Living Allowance
Start Date: November 2014
Full Time

Job Description
The Manton Avenue Project is seeking a Program Evaluation and Engagement Coordinator VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America).

Development of our educational programs, performance measurement, and public engagement practices, including our clubhouse programs, Teen Voices project, productions, and new initiatives. VISTA will help us build our capacity by recruiting new volunteers and guest artists, improving our communications with our students and families, and administering evaluations. VISTA will work closely with the Executive Artistic Director to plan volunteer orientations, company meetings, and family gatherings. VISTA will be lead manager of our database of student, family, audience, and volunteer surveys. VISTA will track student engagement and improve our communications with MAP alumni.

Bachelor’s degree in education, human services, social services, or youth development. Spanish speaking skills preferred.

This is a 12 month, full time position, funded through Serve RI by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Manton Avenue Project’s mission is to unleash the creative voices and unique potential of kids living in Olneyville by uniting them with professional artists to create original theatre together.

How to Apply
By October 1, please send cover letter and resume, with contact information for three references, to Meg Sullivan: meg@mantonavenueproject.org.

Application through the AmeriCorps website will also be necessary.

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RISCA Fellowship Applications Due October 1!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The Deadline for RISCA Fellowships in Choreography, Drawing & Printmaking, Music Composition, New Genres, and Painting is October 1! The application process is quick and easy. For more information, click here! http://www.arts.ri.gov/individuals/

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New NEA Resources for Arts-based Community Development

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Exploring Our Town Website, Expanded 2015 Our Town Guidelines, and Upcoming National Convening

The National Endowment for the Arts is launching new resources to assist practitioners who are working on arts-based community development projects. These resources will assist those practitioners to develop projects that are authentic, equitable, and that augment existing local assets.

Those resources are:


“The Our Town program is a prime example of the power the arts have on our everyday lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The arts can connect us, they can weave communities together, and they can infuse our lives with a deeper sense of place and purpose. The arts have the power to change where we live, and who we are, for the better. To that end, the resources we are making available today will provide the essential tools to those interested in undertaking the important work of creative placemaking and community development around an arts-based project.”

Exploring Our Town

Exploring Our Town responds to requests from the arts community for ready access to an easy-to-search resource on best practices in community development and creative placemaking. The resource is divided into two sections, Project Showcase and Project Insights. Project Showcase features case studies of more than 60 Our Town projects organized by project setting,  project type, and by state. The Project Insights section, divided by Project Process, Project Setting, and Project Type, includes lessons learned, relevant case studies, and additional resources.

The NEA applauds the work of the project team which includes direction under GO collaborative, design by Hyperakt, website development by Entermedia, writing by John Gendall, and project research by GO collaborative and Alex Appelbaum.


2015 Our Town Guidelines and Webinars

New Our Town guidelines are available to support creative placemaking projects that contribute towards the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. As in the past four years, Our Town grants will support arts engagement, cultural planning, and design projects. New in 2015, the NEA is offering funding for up to five projects to fund membership organizations to build out technical assistance to those doing arts-based community development work.

There will be two how-to-apply-to-Our Town webinars, hosted by the NEA’s Director of Design Programs, Jason Schupbach.

  • October 1, 2014 at 3:00PM EST will cover arts engagement, cultural planning, and design projects
  • October 6, 2014 at 3:00PM EST will cover the new knowledge building project type


National Convening

On November 3, 2014 the NEA, with support from ArtPlace America, will host a gathering on the role of the performing arts in transforming places, people’s relationships with their communities, and community development processes.

Called Beyond the Building: Performing Art Organizations and Transforming Place, the purpose of the convening is to develop a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices. The focus will be on operational and artistic strategies, rather than the creation of new performing arts facilities or public spaces. It will bring together a range of performing arts practitioners and supporters, creating an opportunity to connect and exchange key points of view that will benefit individual and collective work.

More information will be available in early October.

Additional Resources

  • NEA researchers have developed a series of indicators measuring four broad dimensions of livability (“Resident Attachment to Community,” “Quality of Life,” “Arts and Cultural Activity,” and “Economic Conditions”). These indicators are publicly available via national datasets. To review a list of the indicators and their utility for creative placemaking projects, see  “The Validating Arts & Livability Indicators (VALI) Study: Results and Recommendations
  • Also of note, the Mayors’ Institute on City Design has relaunched its website, providing an easy to navigate resource with informative success stories of city development issues from the Institute’s history. It allows the public to track the Institute’s progress, and gives insight into how mayors think and talk about city design.   
    • The Mayors’ Institute on City Design is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the United States Conference of Mayors with major support from United Technologies Corporation. Since 1986, the Mayors’ Institute has helped transform communities through design by preparing mayors to be the chief urban designers of their cities. To date over a 1,000 mayors have attended the Institute over its 28-year history with support from United Technologies Corporation.


About the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $5 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov.

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AS220 Foo(d): Cook (Part Time)

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Job Description:

AS220 Foo(d) is an eatery that embraces the values of the organization and recognizes the outreach potential inherent in a mission aligned food program. In light of our mission to support local artists and entrepreneurs, we look to our local New England farms and food artisans to provide our quality ingredients. Menu items are created using the freshest local ingredients available and as the seasons change,  our daily specials and menu also change. The physical space consists of a 340 sq ft counter/kitchen area and a 1300 sq ft seating area. The kitchen is OPEN. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly. Part of the aim of the food program is to create an opportunity for meaningful food service training and work experience for young people participating in our AS220 Youth program.

AS220 Foo(d) Staff are expected to positively represent not only the restaurant, but AS220 as a whole, while on and off the clock.  As such, while at work, and coinciding with the upholding of an exceptional level of customer service, all staff are expected to politely and courteously greet, engage, assist, serve, and thank all patrons, performers, fellow staff members, participants of any of AS220’s programming, residents, etc. Staff are responsible for the running of AS220 Foo(d) in accordance with our mission, values, policies and practice.

The Cooks are a critical piece in our outreach strategies. They are expected to provide excellent customer service and play a role in creating a unique space that celebrates food and drink as art and as a building block of community.

The Cook is a part time position with a compensation of $12 per hour.

Specific responsibilities fall into the following areas:

Cooking/customer service:

  • Understanding and upkeep of restaurant health codes
  • ServSafe Certified. You can get certified at http://www.servsafe.com/.
  • Daily preparation and proper use of ingredients throughout the day
  • Should be able to talk to guests while cooking
  • Contribute new ideas for daily special dishes
  • Able to articulate a passionate understanding of the AS220 mission and programming
  • Ability to learn our menus and willingness to talk to customers about specific dishes
  • Able to run the kitchen when Restaurant Manager is not available
  • Maintain a high standard of personal cleanliness and neat appearance at all times.
  • Proper control of waste
  • Other tasks as necessary

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a good deal of restaurant cooking experience
  • Baking skills are a plus
  • Leadership qualities
  • Believe in local food and that vegetarians, vegans and people with food allergies have equal rights in restaurants

Prospective candidates should spend some time on our web site as220.org, before applying.

To respond to a posting, send a resume and any other requested materials (see below) to:

AS220 Attn: Jobs
95 Mathewson St, Unit #204
Providence, RI 02903

OR Fax it to 401-454-7445

OR Email it to the contact person in the listing and/or jobs@as220.org

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Mt. Hope Learning Center Seeks Executive Director

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Salary: Salary Commensurate with experience.
Start Date: January 2015
Full Time

Job Description
The Mt. Hope Learning Center is a non-profit educational organization located on the East Side of Providence, Rhode Island in the Mount Hope neighborhood. The mission of the Mt. Hope Learning Center is to provide a safe environment in which the children and adults of the community can learn skills that will enable them to enhance their quality of life and have more productive futures. Our goal is to create learning experiences that promote self-respect and confidence in our youth, families, and community.

Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and overall management and operations of the Mt. Hope Learning Center, while ensuring compliance with Board directives and applicable  federal, state, and grant requirements. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities
1. Organizational Leadership
2. Fundraising Planning and Implementation
3. Operational Planning and Management
4. Program Oversight
5. Human Resources Planning and Management
6. Financial Planning and Management
7. Community Relations, Outreach and Advocacy
8. Organizational Risk Management

Comprehensive management skills and experience are required including but not limited to short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, oral and written communication skills, marketing, fundraising and financial management, organizational behavior and development, board development, and governance.

A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience in a professional management setting is required, with nonprofit management experience preferred. The Mt. Hope Learning Center is an equal employment opportunity employer. 


How to Apply
Submit cover letter, resume and 3 references by October 10 to mhlcsearch@gmail.com or:

Search Committee
Mt. Hope Learning Center
140 Cypress Street
Providence, RI 02906

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Turkeyland Cove Foundation Woman’s Residencies

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: One Week Only: October 13-20.

Due to a cancellation, we have a one-week residency available from October 13 through October 20. Interested applicants must be available for a stay during that period, and must submit a complete application on or before October 1, 2014.

Turkeyland Cove (TLC) Foundation offers solo/individual, working residencies for a motivated woman to pursue her professional, educational, or artistic goals away from the distractions of daily life. TLC provides a quiet space for a woman to progress towards a defined goal, complete a project, and develop tools to propel her life in a new direction. The successful candidate will have a clearly defined goal and a plan to reach that goal. We are looking for women with strong leadership qualities and who are ambitious, motivated and determined. Our one-week to three-week residencies provide room and board and cover reasonable transportation expenses. Small stipends to cover childcare/eldercare due to the applicant’s absence and/or project-related materials will also be considered.

For more information, please visit www.turkeylandcovefoundation.org.

We are also accepting applications for our spring session (January – June 2015). The deadline for submission of our online application and supporting materials is October 1, 2014.

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Newport Art Museum Seeks Education Associate

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Start Date: Immediate opening
Full Time

Job Description
The Newport Art Museum has an immediate opening for a museum Education Associate.  Reporting to the Director of Education, the Education Associate acts as registrar and day-to-day office overseer for the Coleman Center for Creative Studies at the Newport Art Museum.  He/she is responsible for class registration, education data management, coordination of building and faculty schedules, daily revenue intake and financial reporting. The office duties include general clerical tasks as well as responding to inquiries in-person, over the phone and via email.

This is a 40-hour per week position; weekdays as scheduled with standing hours on Saturdays.  Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor’s degree; degree in studio art, museum studies, and/or art education preferred; experience in a museum and/or school setting also preferable.  Candidates should have at least 2 years experience in an office setting and general computer fluency; comfort with Microsoft Office suite, Mac applications, Adobe Creative Suite and SIS (student information systems) preferred. Candidates should have excellent communication skills, exceptional phone and email etiquette.

How to Apply
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Please send cover letter, resume and pertinent letters of recommendation to Director of Education, Maggie Anderson, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 or by email to manderson@newportartmuseum.org.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014
Tuesday & Wednesday evening sessions begin October 7 & 8
**Register in person at the Trad Arts Studio Launch Party on Sept. 28, call 401-725-8638, or register online below!**

Slater Mill
67 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Vampire Yarns: Spectracular Knitting

Instructor: Heather Labenski

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
6 weeks
October 7 –  November 12
Tuition: $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members
Trad Arts Studio welcomes Heather Labenski this year. Heather presents this series for intermediate and advanced knitters, exploring designs published in the book Vampire Knits by Genevieve Miller.  (Photo at left from Vampire Knits, by G. Miller)

New to the Needles:
Knitting for Beginners

Instructor: Cathy Killian

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
6 Weeks
October 8 – November 12 
Tuition:  $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members

This class is for novice knitters who need to learn materials, tools, techniques, and stitches for swatches while considering basic designs and patterns for a first project.


Instructor: Suzi Ballenger

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm 
10 weeks
October 7 – December 9 
Tuition:  $220 for Slater Mill members / $235 for non-members
Suzi Ballenger is a production weaver and exhibiting artist on the RISCA artist roster. She bring 25-years experience to teaching all levels of weaving, with individualized attention directed at advancing student skill and technique. Her class covers all aspects of handweaving, including project planning, dressing the loom, reading a draft, rhythm and individual weaving techniques, and finishing.
Taught on Slater Mill floor looms, provided for in-class use.


Instructor:  Andrea Zax

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
6 weeks
October 7 – November 11
Tuition: $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members
Andrea Zax is a Boston-based master seamstress and stylist who has been designing and sewing custom wedding gowns and costumes for over 25 years.  She brings millinary (hat-making) to Trad Arts Studio for the first time.
Students in this class will learn how to craft a wearable hat from buckram, a stiff cloth made from cotton or linen that is commonly used in hat making.

Chair Caning

Instructor: Steve Emma

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 
6 weeks
October 8 – November 12
Tuition: $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members
Student-favorite Steve Emma is a master artisan who has taught this popular class at Slater Mill for several years. 
Learn the craft on your own chair, brought from home. Students must also supply their own scissor or snips to trim cane, small water pail for soaking cane, a thin and sharp ice pick, old large towel, several snap clothespins, and a water spray bottle.

New England Steps: 
Dance from Old Time Traditions

Instructor: Kevin Doyle

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
6 weeks
October 8 – November 12

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Kevin Doyle is a 2014 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow. He returns from his award celebration in Washington, D.C. to teach this class on heritage dance.
LOCATION: Theresa Landry School of Dancing, 100 Dexter Street, Pawtucket, RI.

Folk Music: Songs & Strings

Instructor: Ken Lyon

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. 

6 weeks
October 8 –  November 12

Tuition: $125 for Slater Mill members / $135 for non-members

Register here

R.I. Music Hall of Fame inductee Ken Lyon is perhaps best known for his Tombstone Blues Band. But Lyon is influenced by a deep family history of traditional songs and performance.

This class is suitable for those who wish to learn songs on guitar the traditional way (no reading required!), and/or traditional lyric and verse just for singing.

Hearth Cooking

Instructor: Chef Dan Morgan

One-day session, Saturday, November 8
Sylvanus Brown House, Slater Mill Campus

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Chef Dan Morgan of Pamfilio’s Ristorante in Cumberland leads this one-day session that will warm the hearth and the soul. Chef  Morgan’s culinary travels have taken him from Boston to New York, preparing celebrity style dishes for guests that have included President Bill Clinton.  The session will explore  fireplace cooking and tools in an 18th century kitchen, as well as the preparation of seasonal dishes that travel well from the plate of the past to the palate of the present.
Includes wine and tastings from the Chef’s preparations.
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Job openings at AS220

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

AS220 is currently hiring for three positions: IT Director (full-time) and Practice // Practice Consultancy Manager (part-time with potential to become full-time), and Digital Photography Instructor (part-time) for AS220 Youth. Full job descriptions are available by clicking each link, or feel free to visit our JOBS page!

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Know a teenager who’s looking for something fun to do after school? DownCity Designers, our free after-school design/build program for Providence high school students, starts October 6. Learn about architecture and design while designing and building something amazing to improve public spaces in Providence.

Click here for more information and to register.

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