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Exhibit Your Work at AIAri!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

AIA Rhode Island, the Rhode Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAri), is seeking proposals to make use of the chapter’s gallery and meeting space, the AIAri Window on Architecture, at 158 Washington Street in downtown Providence. Proposals may come from any architect, artist, curator, designer, or educator based in New England. Applications made be made individually or as a team. AIA membership is not required.
For a full list of requirements, please download AIAri Gallery Call for Exhibition Proposals.
For more information about the gallery, visit the AIAri Window on Architecture Gallery webpage.

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“the looff” First Annual Arts Festival – Call to Artists

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

• All artists must have their work juried. We are seeking fine artists who create paintings, ceramics, photography, sculpture, handmade jewelry, fiber and glass. Hand signed, high quality photo reproductions of original work will also be permitted upon review. Other categories may also be considered.

• Three hi-res jpgs must accompany your online application. They should be emailed to looffselection@gmail.com and labeled with the title, size and medium. You must include your first name in the subject line.

• Each 10′x10′ space fee is $60 for the day, with a maximum of two (2) spaces available for rent by one vendor ($110 for two spaces) White market tents, secured with 40 lb weights on each tent leg. Tables, tents, chairs, weights and linens are NOT provided. A limited number of tables are available with electricity on a first come, first served basis. Boxes and other storage materials must be stored neatly out of the way of traffic and vendors must maintain a clean area.

For more information, click here.

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April 1 is the Deadline to Apply for the 53rd Wickford Art Festival

Monday, March 30th, 2015

The 53rd Wickford Art Festival id one of New England’s longest running, outdoor, fine art festivals!

This year the Festival takes place Saturday July 11, 2015 ~ 10 am to 6 pm & Sunday July 12, 2015 ~ 10 am to 5 pm

Since 1962, the Wickford Art Association has been the promoter of the Wickford Art Festival.   This juried, fine art festival features over 200 fine art artists from New England, the US and beyond.   Admission is free for visitors! To be a selling artist at the Festival, click here.

 

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DownCity Design Seeks Program Director

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Location: Providence
Salary:
Start Date: mid-May / early June 2015
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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DownCity Design is a community-based design/build studio that empowers youth through design education. Our mission is to improve cities across the state of Rhode Island by getting young people involved in creating small-scale structures to improve their communities. Participants in our free in-school, after-school, and summer programs work together to design and build interventions that make their neighborhoods better places to live, work, and learn.

Since our founding in 2009, DCD has transformed the lives of over 700 youth who have participated in our intensive design education programs. In the past 6 years, our students have built over 30 urban amenities in and around Providence, including community gardens, play structures, greenhouses, and outdoor classrooms. Our young designers identify and deeply understand a community need or problem, brainstorm and prototype possible solutions, share and refine their ideas, and build solutions. Our programs help develop essential skills and habits of mind like collaboration, communication, creative problem solving, and persistence, while showing teens that they have the power to make change happen.

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

The Program Director has oversight of all DownCity Design programs, including Youth Programs, Community Design Days, and Special Projects. The Program Director is responsible for supporting and coaching Design Educators, helping to develop curricula, and ensuring that all of our programs align to our core program philosophy. The Program Director is also in charge of managing construction projects, finalizing construction documents, and maximizing program resources.  He or she supports the Executive Director in advancing the mission of DownCity Design, and maintains external relationships with program partners.

This position will commence between May 18 – June 1, 2015.

Specific duties include:

Program Leadership and Management
• Develop design education curriculum resources and work with Design Educators to adapt those resources to meet the needs and constraints of particular programs.
• Lead and facilitate hiring process and training/support of new Design Educators.
• Support Design Educators with regular observations and feedback, as well as providing opportunities for training and professional development.
• Support Design Educators and partners with recruitment of students for programs.
• Communicate regularly with program partners to coordinate program logistics and troubleshoot problems.
• Track program projects and help to ensure that they are fully completed within a pre-determined timeframe.
• Implement and manage data collection systems that will enable us to demonstrate the impact of DCD programs.
• Help to identify opportunities for targeted program fundraising or in-kind donations.
• Support the Executive Director in grant writing by providing key program information for grant narratives and reports.
• Work with Executive Director to set goals for sustainable growth of DownCity Design programs.
• Additional responsibilities consistent with the role of advancing the organizational mission.

Project Management
• Support Design Educators in the development and finalization of detailed construction documents, and work with Design Educators to choreograph construction.
• Secure permissions for construction projects (including owner/client permissions and (where necessary) obtaining city permits and DIG Safe approvals.
• When appropriate, work with structural engineers to ensure project designs are structurally sound and to specify appropriate hardware and construction methods.
• Work with partners to ensure that there is a sustainability/maintenance plan for the continued lifespan of all built projects.
• When necessary, organize Volunteer Build Days to ensure completion of projects within a set time frame.

External Relationships
• Maintain clear, consistent verbal and written communication with project partners.
• Build connections with other community organizations, keep informed about relevant community meetings, and participate in those meetings when they relate to our mission.
• Support Executive Director in communications efforts to spread the word about DCD’s mission and work.

Instruction
• Serve as lead Design Educator for approximately 16 hours of DownCity Design programs each week, when those programs are in session.
• Lead groups of students through the process of designing and building small-scale structures to meet community partner needs. This includes curriculum design, leading instruction for each class, generating construction documents, and overseeing safe construction of projects.

Management
• Oversee the work of the DownCity Design Program Coordinator, which includes logistical coordination, program recruitment, tool purchasing and maintenance, shop organization, and procurement of program supplies and construction materials.
• Meet regularly with the DCD Program Coordinator to set deadlines, manage workflow, and provide feedback on performance.

OVERSIGHT AND ADMINISTRATION

The Program Director will report directly to the Executive 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 full-time, permanent position. The Program Director will be expected to work an average of 40 hours per week throughout the year, with occasional evening and weekend hours.

QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal candidate will have/be:

• A deep knowledge of architectural design processes and structural design principals; Masters of Architecture (MArch) degree strongly preferred
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, and professional; 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
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Deadline to submit applications is April 6, 2015. 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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National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC)Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) Deadline is January 26, 2017

Friday, March 27th, 2015

HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be submitted electronically via Submittable (ALI Online Application), as per the ALI Guidelines no later than deadline to apply: January 26, 2017

The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) is a three-day intensive, hands-on training that builds advocacy skills and knowledge about the role of government and public institutions in the arts field. Highlights of the NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute include: meetings with noted political leaders on Capitol Hill and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as well as meetings with senior staff at the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House Office of Public Engagement and Smithsonian Latino Center. All artists and cultural workers are eligible to apply.

The 2017 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) is a three-day intensive, hands-on training that builds advocacy skills and knowledge about the role of government and public institutions in the arts field. A group of 10-15 participants will be selected to attend the ALI in Washington, D.C., where Congressional Staff and experienced arts advocates will impart skills to enhance efforts on behalf of Latino arts and culture. The goals of this advanced institute are to:
◦cultivate a deeper understanding of the frameworks involved in shaping cultural policy, and its impact on Latino artistic production and social justice;
◦provide research and instruction on advocacy protocols and strategies;
◦deliver immersion training via preparatory research and assignments, instruction, site visits and consultations;
◦develop competencies for meaningful communication with local and state elected officials, and with national congressional representatives and staff;
◦build relationships and initiate dialogue with policy makers to promote understanding of the Latino arts sector’s needs while asserting the role of the arts in sustaining viable communities;
◦equip Fellows with the necessary tools to lead proactive efforts in their respective communities, and to deliver effective messages that will help broaden support for the arts; and,
◦nurture Fellows as an engaged group of active Latino arts sector advocates.

ELIGIBILITY
This training is open to all artists, administrators and cultural practioners, including alumni of the NALAC Leadership Institute and Intercultural Leadership Institute. Please also note that past attendees of the Advocacy Leadership Institutes are not eligible to apply. Ten to fifteen alumni of the NALAC Leadership Institute will be selected to attend through a panel review process.

At the time an application is submitted:
◦Applicant must be an Individual or Organizational Member of NALAC.
Visit www.nalactienda.org to renew or establish membership
CURRICULUM

The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute curriculum is based on developing the capacity and potential of Latino artists and cultural workers to shape arts policy on the national and international stage. This lens provides the framework for all Instititutes/alitute presentations, discussions, and exercises. Topics and activities include:

Art and Community Building
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Overview
Congressional Visits
Legislative Process Overview
National Advocacy Organizations
National Arts Advocacy Efforts
National Endowment for the Arts Meeting
Preparation and Advice for Congressional Visits
Successful Advocacy Models
White House Office of Public Engagement

For more information visit http://nalac.org/programs/nalac-institutes/ali

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Artists and Nonprofit Launch “Artwork to End Poverty”

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Artists and Capital Good Fund team up to sell beautiful art for a good cause

March 25, 2015-(Providence, RI)— Capital Good Fund, a Providence-based nonprofit that provides financial services to low-income Rhode Islanders, has partnered with artist Carey Taylor-Noble to raise funds for the
organization as well as to support artists. At a time when the need for nonprofit services is high, nonprofits continue to struggle to raise the funds they need to change lives. Similarily, artists find it hard to sell their art,
straining their finances and affecting their creativity.

To address these issues, Capital Good Fund has launched a program called “Artwork to End Poverty.” Using an online storefront, individuals will be able to shop for beautiful work by artists and know that 50% of their purchase will go charity. With these funds, Capital Good Fund will provide one-on-one financial and health coaching, as well as small personal loans, to impoverished Rhode Island families. And of course the artists will secure the income they need to continue producing their art.

Andy Posner, Founder & CEO of Capital Good Fund: “As someone always looking for win-win situations, I am thrilled by the Artwork to End Poverty program,” says Andy Posner, Founder and CEO of Capital Good Fund.  “As a shopper, you will be able to support the arts and Capital Good Fund at the same time! For us, this is an innovative
way to get people involved in our work and to invest in something from which we all benefit: art.”

 

Carey Taylor-Noble, Leading Artist, Curator behind Artwork to End Poverty: “I’m very excited to be a part of this endeavor. We know that the loans and coaching provided by CGF changes lives and communities. Purchasing art can change lives too. You not only will own original art that will beautify your office or home – but this purchase insures that the artist can buy more canvas, paper and paint to keep making their art. The emerging artists featured on the site (myself included) often have to choose between art materials and necessities.”

The online store can be found at: https://squareup.com/market/cgfund.
If artists would like to participate, they should contact the program curator, Carey Taylor-Noble, at Curator@capitalgoodfund.org.

For more information:

Capital Good Fund: www.capitalgoodfund.org
(866-584-3651)

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Find Your Cool online art gallery

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Find Your Cool is an online art gallery. Our purpose is to collaborate with and promote the works of artists, designers and creative entrepreneurs; so the world can discover their talent while allowing them to focus on their creative work. We are a community of artists creating original content; stories about our artists, designers and the local and global art scene aimed at facilitating a deeper conversation about art and its origin. Please visit our site, Find Your Cool. This page is a good description of what we offer.
We are always adding artists and are growing our market quickly. Please contact us if you have any questions and interest in learning more and what we can do to help promote your art. Thank you!
Todd Monjar, co-founder
Find Your Cool
774-571-9475
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Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Deadline: September 19, 2015

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships to advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and
creative arts (except the performing arts). Last year, the program awarded fellowships to a hundred and eighty-one scholars, artists, and scientists in the United States and Canada.

Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, the fellowships are intended to assist individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive
scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge or creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions.

Fellowships provide grants to selected individuals over a period of between six and twelve months. Since the purpose of the program is to help provide fellows with
blocks of time in which they can work with as much creative freedom as possible, fellows may spend their grant funds in any manner they deem necessary to their work.

Support is only available to individuals. Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they
available to support the development of websites or blogs. The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the
foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.

Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.See the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website for an FAQ, complete program guidelines, and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP

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National Storytelling Network Seeks Applications for Brimstone Award

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Deadline: April 30, 2015

The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2015 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling, an annual award that recognizes the transformational
properties of storytelling and the ways storytelling can promote change  in individuals and communities. Grants of $5,000 will be awarded
in support of model storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and replicable, to some extent, in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients; inspire excellence in applied storytelling work; and communicate to new audiences the
humanitarian possibilities of storytelling.

Projects may involve various kinds of stories, including traditional tales and myths as well as personal and ad hoc narratives. Although oral storytelling should be
central to the project, the work need not be conducted by professional storytellers. Educators, therapists, naturalists, internal or external organizational practitioners, and/or other personnel appropriate to the situation may carry out the project so long as they can draw on suitable storytelling expertise and experience.

Areas of interest include health care, environmental education/activism, community development, law, multicultural awareness, organizational development, leadership,
intergenerational initiatives, empowerment of the disabled, substance abuse prevention, and educational curriculum at all levels.

See the National Storytelling Network website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.
Link to Complete RFP

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Turkey Land Cove Foundation Call for Applicants: Fall Session 2015

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015

Turkeyland Cove (TLC) Foundation offers personal, individual working residencies for motivated women to pursue their 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.

Fall 2015 Session Dates: September 15, 2015 – January 31, 2016.

The deadline for submission of our online application and supporting materials is May 1, 2015.

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Classes at Slater Mill

Friday, March 20th, 2015
REGISTER NOW for Spring 2015 Classes!
Tuesday & Wednesday sessions begin April 15
Slater Mill
67 Roosevelt Avenue
Pawtucket, RI 02860
401.725.8638 ext. 106
Millinery ~ Handweaving ~ Chair Caning
Millinery Instructor:
Elsie Collins
Wednesdays, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
6 weeks
April 22 – May 27
Tuition: $150 + $50 materials fee
Elsie Collins is a renowned Rhode Island milliner with two decades of hat making and over 40 years of design experience. Students will
make a spring/summer hat in sinamay while learning basic millinery techniques such as blocking and trimming.
Elsie was recently featured in the Providence Journal. See the article here
Handweaving Instructor: Suzi Ballenger

Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm
10 weeks
April 21  - June 23
Tuition:  $265.00 + $10.00 tool kit rental (optional)
Suzi Ballenger is a production weaver and exhibiting artist on the RISCA 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 weaving techniques, and finishing.
Taught on Slater Mill floor looms, provided for in-class use.
Chair Caning
Instructor: Steve Emma
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
6 weeks
April 15 – May 20
Tuition: $140
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/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.
AVAILABLE NOW on
Ravelry.com
Trad Arts Studio’s exclusive e-Book ~
Weekend Knitting from Knitting Weekend
at Slater Mill
Five Designer Patterns
Custom designs by Thea Colman, Amy Christoffers, Bristol Ivy, and Alicia Plummer, inspired by historic Slater Mill.
Download the five-pattern e-book on Ravelry.
Weekend Knitting Kits
Coming Soon to the Slater Mill Museum Store
Purchase the yarn and pattern for individual designs, only at Slater Mill!
Join us April 18-19 the Great Rhody Yarn Crawl.

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Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley Seeks Community Builder-In-Residence (Woonsocket)

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Organization: Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley
Location: Woonsocket
Salary: Live Rent Free
Start Date: ASAP
Part Time
Temporary

Job Description
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The Community-Builder-in-Residence program offers a unique opportunity to live, work, and serve youth in the Woonsocket community. We offer six, highly-qualified professionals (entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, educators, scientists, etc.) a rent-free riverfront loft apartment in exchange for 16 hours per week of community service with eligible NWBRV youth programs (serving grades K-12). Residents are expected to live, work, and serve the City of Woonsocket as part of a special year-to-year program agreement, eligible for annual renewal based upon evaluation and achievement of program goals and outcomes.

We are currently hiring for two of the positions.  Qualified applicants for this position must be income eligible, making at or below 50% or 80% Area Median Income. In order to qualify for the 50% unit, a single person has to make $26,100 or less or a family of 2 must make $29,800 or less. To qualify for the 80% unit, an individual make $40,250 or for a family of two $46,000.

Candidates must:
• Obtain a nationwide BCI
• CPR and First Aide Certification
• Complete a DCYF staff application
• Participate in ongoing professional development
• Have experience working with urban youth
• Be innovative
• Take initiative
• Be flexible
• Be comfortable with using Google apps

How to Apply
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Download the application at http://neighborworksbrv.org/ForRentSaleorLease/ForRent/InResidenceProgram/tabid/194/Default.aspx

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State Cultural Facilities Grant Program Proposed Rules and Regulations

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

RISCA has announced Proposed Rules and Regulations establishing the operating procedures for the State Cultural Facilities Grant Program.  You can download or share them directly with others by clicking on the following link:  http://www.arts.ri.gov/facilities

Thanks to all who participated in the development of these proposed rules.

This process is currently in a 30-day public comment period, as outlined in the State’s Administrative Procedures Act.  During this period we encourage you to review the proposed rules and provide us with any comments or suggestions in writing.  At the end of the 30-day period we will hold a public hearing.  This has been scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2015 at 2pm
at One Capitol Hill.  You are welcome to attend and give oral testimony at this public hearing.  If you have already provided written testimony prior to March 23rd you are not required to provide oral testimony, but you are welcome to do so if you wish.

Following the public hearing RISCA will consider all relevant matters presented during the public comment period, including oral testimony.  The Rules will be revised accordingly to produce the Final Regulations.  These will be presented to the RISCA board at a public meeting on March 30, 2015, and if approved by the board they will be filed with the Secretary of State’s office.  We anticipate the Rules will take effect on April 20, 2015.

In order to comment in writing on the proposed rules, feel free to send an email to Randall.Rosenbaum@arts.ri.gov, or address a letter to Randall Rosenbaum, RISCA, One Capitol Hill, 3rd Fl, Providence, RI 02908.

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Harpo Foundation Invites Applications for 2015 Emerging Artists Fellowship

Friday, March 13th, 2015

The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are underrecognized by the field. The foundation seeks to stimulate creative inquiry and
encourage new modes of thinking about art.

The foundation’s Emerging Artist Fellowship at the Santa Fe Art Institute was established in 2013 to provide an annual opportunity to an emerging
visual artist 25 years of age or older who needs time and space to explore an idea and/or start a new project. Artist fellows will receive a one-month residency at the Santa Fe Art Institute that includes a well-appointed room with private bath; a beautiful, well-lit studio space; and a $500 travel stipend.

Founded in 1985, the Santa Fe Art Institute provides  unique opportunities for emerging artists to pursue creative projects without interruption. SFAI supports over fifty
residents per year and offers a cohesive, arts-focused environment that creates  ideal working conditions for resident artists. Living and studio space is located within a nearly 17,000-square-foot complex designed by renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legoretta. The unique SFAI environment allows residents to be as interactive or private as they wish. There are no requirements on the work produced during their time at the institute.

One fellowship is awarded annually to an emerging artist who demonstrates strong artistic ability and promise, as well as an evolving practice that is at a pivotal moment in its development.

For complete program guidelines, information about previous fellowship recipients, and application instructions, see the Harpo Foundation website.

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free basic business workshops throughout the region

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation will hold free basic business workshops throughout the region this spring aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.  The workshops are  co-sponsored by local banks and credit unions, the Small Business Development Center Network, local economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, SCORE, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE).

The first of these workshops entitled “Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing and Financing Your Business” is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one’s own business.  Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented.  Attendees will also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other materials.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge to attendees.
The second workshop entitled “Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business” is focused on helping attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement.  The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to
operate his/her business more efficiently.

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AS220 MEDIA ARTS Equipment and Workshops

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

2015 brought the media component at AS220 Industries into a new studio space in the Mercantile Block. AS220 Media Arts is now able to provide the community with a 6-computer media lab with industry standard design and production software, analog and digital equipment rentals, resources for printing and matting photography works,  and a 260
sq. ft. photo shooting area complete with backdrop and lighting equipment!

The goal is to provide affordable access to not only analog and digital equipment and spaces, but to affordable education in using the equipment and increasing the skills in mediums in film, audio, video, and graphic/web applications. AS220 Media Arts is packing the month of March with nine different media workshops to choose from: Intro to the MacSound and Fury:
Audio Programming with SuperCollider
Intro to Audio RecordingDigital Editing  with Adobe Photoshop3D ModelingIntro to the 35mm CameraIntro to the
Darkroom
, and Web Programming: Next-Level CSS.

 

Explore all AS220 Media Arts
workshops online
!

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NCECA Seels Volunteers – Earn Free Conference Registration!

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is seeking volunteers for its annual conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center.   Volunteers who purchase a membership in NCECA and work approximately 13 hours in preparation for and/or during the conference receive a complementary registration for the conference.
Volunteer roles are varied with some beginning on Monday, March 23 and run through Saturday, March 28. Job descriptions can be found at

http://nceca.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Volunteer-Instructions-including-position-descriptions.pdf
and available positions at http://nceca.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Volunteer-Positions-to-be-Filled-Sheet1.pdf
If interested, send your position interest to dori@nceca.net.  Once received, a volunteer coordinator will contact you with a Volunteer Registration form which you will need to complete and submit payment for registration fees.  You will also be required to create a NCECA Online Profile and have an active membership in NCECA.  Conference fees will be refunded after the position
is fulfilled and after the conference.  Students must include a letter from the Dean or Registrar stating full-time status.

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Bluestockings Magazine is seeking submissions

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Bluestockings is a feminist community, platform, and publication. We are seeking writing (predominantly non-fiction) and art for our website. We accept content that addresses current events and feminist issues relating to (but not limited)  gender, sex, sexuality, race, class and ability. We believe feminism can be a generative process that directly informs
and affects the ways we navigate the world. We share content that prompts self-reflexive conversations within larger historical and socio-political frameworks.

You can view the type of content we publish at bluestockingsmag.com.

And you can also view our mission statement here.

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis – please submit your work at: https://bluestockingsmagazine.submittable.com/
We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions please email bluestockingsmagazine@gmail.com

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RISD Seeks Senior Major Gift Officer

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Organization: Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Location: Providence, RI
Salary:
Start Date:
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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The RISD Museum seeks a dynamic, results driven fundraiser with a passion for art, a sense of humor and the ability to work on multiple projects in a friendly team environment. The Senior Major Gifts Officer (SMGO) will implement the Museum’s overall strategy and fundraising plans as approved by the Director of Development and External Affairs.  The SMGO is responsible for meeting annual, capital, and program fundraising goals through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors ($1,000+) and private/family foundations. In addition the ideal candidate will provide oversight and leadership to Membership and Annual Fund, and Corporate, Foundation and Governmental development activities within the department.

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and seven years’ experience in nonprofit development with at least three years major giving or lead annual giving experience.
• Prior leadership experience preferred.
• Demonstrated affinity for arts and culture.
• Proven experience reaching fundraising goals.
• Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, and teamwork skills—ability to interact with a broad variety of people; develop prospects and raise funds.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Knowledge of planned giving vehicles.
• Competence in accounting and financial principles for nonprofit organizations.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience using fundraising databases required.
• A demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• A demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, and work under pressure with grace.

How to Apply
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http://www.risd.edu/about/careers-at-RISD/careers/

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