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City Of Providence & FirstWorks Seeks Volunteers For Int’l Arts Festival

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The City of Providence and FirstWorks invite you to be part of the first annual Providence International Arts Festival, a vibrant and multicultural arts festival. Volunteer support is critical to the Festival’s success and is needed on June 13, 2015. Sign up today! http://www.pvdfestparticipate.com/piafvolunteer.

Volunteer shifts will last five hours on June 13 and will include:
· Backstage (ex. ID check, manage artist requests; manage artist hospitality with festival caterer)

· Info booth (ex. assist with questions/directions; hand out maps & schedules)

· Merchandise booth (selling artist cd’s/dvd’s/tshirts; track and report transactions)

· General Production (set-up; tear-down; errands)

The Providence International Arts Festival is an exciting gathering of art, music and spectacle. More than 500 local, national and international artists will come together downtown for the celebration. On June 13, the Providence International Arts Festival will feature headlining events throughout the day including a parade, art exhibits, live dance and music performances, and more. Grammy-award winning West African singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo, the “guerilla opera” opera group Squonk Opera, the contemporary string ensemble Earth Harp, and the local gospel group RPM Voices are all part of the planned programs.

Contact Amber Ilcisko with questions, ailcisko@providenceri.com, 401-680-8541.

Twitter:
Be a part of the celebration: volunteer at #PVDFest! #PIAF needs YOU! http://bit.ly/1FyeSxg #PVDFestival #PIAF2015

Facebook:
Be a part of the celebration as we create a new signature event for the Creative Capital: Volunteer at the @2015 Providence International Arts Festival! We’re recruiting people for all sorts of fun stuff! http://www.pvdfestparticipate.com/piafvolunteer

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Providence International Arts Festival

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The City of Providence and FirstWorks invite you to be part of the first annual Providence International Arts Festival, a vibrant and multicultural arts festival. Volunteer support is critical to the Festival’s success and is needed on June 13, 2015. Sign up today! http://www.pvdfestparticipate.com/piafvolunteer.

Volunteer shifts will last five hours on June 13 and will include:
• Backstage (ex. ID check, manage artist requests; manage artist hospitality with festival caterer)
• Info booth (ex. assist with questions/directions; hand out maps & schedules)
• Merchandise booth (selling artist cd’s/dvd’s/tshirts; track and report transactions)
• General Production (set-up; tear-down; errands)

The Providence International Arts Festival is an exciting gathering of art, music and spectacle. More than 500 local, national and international artists will come together downtown for the celebration. On June 13, the Providence International Arts Festival will feature headlining events throughout the day including a parade, art exhibits, live dance and music performances, and more. Grammy-award winning West African singer-songwriter Angelique Kidjo, the “guerilla opera” opera group Squonk Opera, the contemporary string ensemble Earth Harp, and the local gospel group RPM Voices are all part of the planned programs.

Contact Amber Ilcisko with questions, ailcisko@providenceri.com, 401-680-8541.

Twitter:
Be a part of the celebration: volunteer at #PVDFest! #PIAF needs YOU! http://bit.ly/1FyeSxg #PVDFestival #PIAF2015

Facebook:
Be a part of the celebration as we create a new signature event for the Creative Capital: Volunteer at the @2015 Providence International Arts Festival! We’re recruiting people for all sorts of fun stuff! http://www.pvdfestparticipate.com/piafvolunteer

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StoryCorps @ Your Library is up and running at Providence Community Library

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Do you know someone really interesting?
Do you want to tell your story?
Want to volunteer a few hours a day for a couple weeks at your local library?
Collecting names and contact info, let me know and I will get you connected.

We are collecting stories and oral histories at nine libraries over the  next six months. These interviews will be archived at the  Library of Congress, possibly featured on RI Public Radio or nationally with StoryCorps.

We will be hosting listening parties and  a volunteer  training soon!

here is the schedule of when we will be interviewing people at all nine libraries:
http://www.provcomlib.org/storycorps

some examples of StoryCorps

Animated Shorts

Featured Stories

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Summer Classes at the Providence Steel Yard

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

It’s time to plan your summer… why not learn a new process or strengthen your skills at the Steel Yard! To help you have the best summer ever, we’ve picked out a couple of our favorite upcoming courses to share with you. Be sure to visit our website soon because classes are filling up quickly!
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2 SESSIONS!
CAMP METALHEAD

Spend one amazing week ripping through steel with gas torches and fusing it back together with a 10,000° electrical arc! If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, let Camp Metalhead introduce you to creative metal fabrication. You will learn how to use the MIG welder, the oxygen-acetylene torch, various metal saws, and grinders to heat, cut, join, bend, and polish steel. Click here for more info.

 

“It was an empowering experience, and it’s amazing to have access to such a wonderful place where I can go and create anything that I want.”
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BLACKSMITHED BBQ TOOLS
With Nick Tomlin
In preparation for the impending warmer weather and summer time party hosting, it’s never too soon to think about gathering around a backyard fire or grill. Whether your pleasure is roasting peppers, sausages, or marshmallows, this course is the chance to hand make long-handled barbecue implements. Strengthen your blacksmithing skills while forging aesthetically pleasing utensils. Over the course of this two-day class, students will have the opportunity to make a poker, a fork, a spatula, a hooking thing, skewers and perhaps a spit or two. Click here for more info.

‘Nick was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. He’s a naturally gifted teacher, who has a lot of fun passing on his trade.’
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CENTERING: POTTERY AND MEDITATION
With Micah Thanhauser
In this class, students will learn how to embrace the present moment and relax into the process of pottery-making through meditation. Students will be introduced to basic mindfulness meditation techniques as they explore introductory, intermediate, or advanced pottery skills, depending on the individual experience of the student. Each class will include a brief period of meditation, quiet work time, as well as personal or group instruction in vessel making. We will relax, play, and discover a source of creativity deep within ourselves. Click here for more info.
“Micah never refused a question or bizarre inquiry – He was very nice and explained everything with patience!”
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BRACELETS: BIRDS OF A FEATHER
With Andrew Haviland
Spending a warm night sitting around a fire is a Steel Yard tradition, and this summer is the perfect time to get into the shop, learn to weld, and build yourself an outdoor fire pit! In the first part of this 10-week course, students will learn basic welding and fabrication techniques. In the remainder of the course, they will apply these techniques to construct their own fire pit, perfect for the front yard, back yard, or patio. Students will tackle technical and aesthetic design details and carefully consider the fire pit’s location and the ways they would like to use it. Click here for more info.
Andrew’s approach to teaching employs clear, straight forward instruction on techniques followed by sensitive guidance and encouragement.
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To register:  http://www.thesteelyard.org/takeacourse/courses

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2015 Visual Arts SeaGrant

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

May 29 is the deadline for the 2015 Visual Arts SeaGrant Competition

http://www.uri.edu/artsci/art/visual_arts_sea_grant.html

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AS220 Seeks Controller

Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Location: Providence, RI
Salary: $38,480
Start Date:
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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The
 Controller’s primary responsibility is to manage the resources of AS220
 to best implement the mission of the organization. The Controller’s
works closely with the Artistic Director and Director of Programs to
develop strategy and direction for the organization. The Controller
reports to the Artistic Director.

The following program leaders report directly to the Controller:

Development Director
IT Director
Finance Manager
Food & Drink General Manager
Senior Property Manager

Specific responsibilities fall into the following areas:

Financial Management:

Financial and Budget oversight for AS220 and AS220 related for-profit entities
Maintain
 and develop financial systems including Quickbooks, cash management,
bank accounts, credit card systems, Paypal and reconciliations
Manage program income tracking and reporting to Finance Committee, Board, program leaders, grantors, banks, and investors
P/L and Expense Management
Work in conjunction with Development team to prepare budgets and format financial information for grant applications
Work with finance committee to develop budget and cash flow projections
Manage and analyze Invoicing and Accounts Receivable
Coordinate audit
Manage internal controls

Human Resources:

Manage all payroll with payroll company
Maintain employee files
Orient new staff
Oversee benefits including PTO tracking, healthcare plans, and 401(k) administration
Develop and maintain job descriptions
Stay abreast of all HR laws and regulations
Annually update the Employee Manual
Conduct hiring processes and interviews
Conduct staff evaluations jointly with the Artistic Director

Internal Communications:

Maintain and develop AS220's culture of creativity, professionalism, and visionary risk-taking
Convene and facilitate staff, admin, and operations meetings
Update staff via e-lists

Staff Support and Supervision:

Meet
 with program staff individually and in small groups to problem solve,
identify organizational issues and help refine plans and practice
Review financial information specific to programs and prepare budgets with program leaders

Facility Management:

Work alongside Financial Manager and Property Managers to manage tenant accounts and relationships
Handle any issues that arise with commercial and residential tenants
Maintain a positive working relationship with all commercial tenants
Work with property managers to respond to space needs and oversee facility plans, systems and improvements

General Business Management:

Handle all professional relationships (insurance, legal, accounting) for AS220 and related entities
Bid and evaluate contracts and leases
Handle miscellaneous licenses and reports as necessary (Secretary of State, Department of Labor, etc.)
Oversee the Fiscal Sponsorship program

The ideal candidate will:

Have
 experience with financial management and Quickbooks, at least 5 years’
experience in not-for-profit administration, and a strong connection to
Rhode Island's art community. The position requires a big picture
thinker who pays strong attention to detail and can manage projects
independently as well as work in teams. A sense of humor, grace under
pressure, and energy for challenges are a must.

How to Apply
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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 email it to  jobs@as220.org
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NEA Creative Placemaking Guidelines and Report Launched

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Includes 2016 Our Town Grant and Technical Assistance Guidelines, and Report on Performing Arts and Transforming Place

Washington, DC—The arts are an integral component of building vibrant communities and as part of its commitment to supporting arts-based community development, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is posting information on funding opportunities and a new creative placemaking resource.

These are:

Creative placemaking is when artists, arts organizations, and community development practitioners integrate arts and culture into community revitalization work—placing arts at the table
with land-use, transportation, economic development, education, housing, infrastructure, and public safety strategies. The NEA’s programs support local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place.

“This moment is an exciting time for communities across the country to employ arts strategies to improve the places where people live, work, and play,” said NEA Director of Design
Programs Jason Schupbach. “To help maintain that positive momentum, the NEA is highlighting successful creative placemaking practices through our  grant-making, federal partnerships, convenings and publications like Beyond the Building.”

2016 Our Town guidelines

2016 is the sixth year of Our Town, the NEA’s primary creative placemaking program, providing funding that supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for residents,
increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. Grants in 2016 will be available for projects in arts engagement, design and planning, and in knowledge building.

The application deadline for the 2016 Our Town program is earlier than in years past and is on September 21, 2015. Guidelines and application materials for 2016 Our Town
program are in the Apply for a Grant section of the NEA website.

Since Our Town’s inception in 2011, the NEA has awarded 256 grants totaling more than $21 million in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, the NEA has created the online resource Exploring Our Town, with more than 70 case studies and lessons learned from organizations working in communities large and small, urban and rural across the country. In July, the
NEA will announce the 2015 grantees, including projects from the new project type of supporting knowledge-building in the field of creative placemaking.

Webinars to assist Our Town applicants

To help applicants prepare competitive proposals, the NEA is offering two webinars; July 29 and August 5, 2015. Each session will be from 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET. Program staff will lead a Powerpoint presentation with tips and tricks for crafting compelling applications, followed by Q and A.

Registration for the webinar will be available in July in the webinar section of the NEA website.

Our Town technical assistance initiative

The NEA is releasing a program solicitation for an organization to manage a new pilot technical assistance (TA) program that will assist Our Town grantees in completing their NEA-funded
projects and building their organizational capacity.
After a managing organization has been selected, it will work with the NEA to provide direct assistance to select Our Town grantees to help increase the likelihood that grantees’ projects are fully successful, resulting in longer term positive outcomes for communities. The NEA will share lessons  learned, significant field trends, and other program resources with the public.
Our Town grantees will be able to apply in February 2016 when guidelines are available, to be among the organizations selected to receive the direct assistance.

 

Report on performing arts and transforming place

The report features outcomes of the November 2014 convening, Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place. The event brought together 26 leaders from dance, music, theater, and multidisciplinary organizations to examine how performance-based groups, and the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices. Participants
included artists, representatives from performing arts organizations, discipline-based service organizations, and arts funders. The event was supported by ArtPlace America and
attracted an active online audience through a Twitter conversation curated by HowlRound.

The convening yielded key observations and guiding principles towards helping performing arts organizations expand the work they do in communities. The report follows the
format of the event, presenting lessons learned in six areas: language and framing, place and mission, events and effects, issues and impacts, relationships and resources, and equity.

A list of convening participants grouped by discipline or organizational type (dance, funder, opera, symphonic music, theater, community organization/program, presenter) along with selected observations provides a sample of the conversation.  To follow the Twitter conversation about Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place, use #PerformPlace.

 

 

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports
arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. For more information, visit www.arts.gov.

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Girls Rock! Rhode Island Seeks Summer College Intern

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Location: Providence
Salary:
Start Date: flexible
Part Time
Temporary

Job Description
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Girls Rock! Rhode Island (GRR!), a local non-profit, is looking for motivated college interns to support our spring and summer programming. GRR!’s mission is to help girls and women empower themselves through music.  We currently work to support this mission through several activities: our Girls Rock Camp, Ladies Rock Camp, Group Lessons and Sophia Sings! choir at the Sophia Academy.  Girls Rock Camp is offered to campers ages 11-17, who, over five short days, will learn an instrument, join a band, write a song, and perform it live in front of an audience, in addition to attending awesome workshops on body image and self-esteem, media literacy, body confidence/performance, band art/merchandising, relational aggression, the history of women in rock, and more.  Ladies Rock Camp, for adult women, is a fundraiser for and a condensed version of Girls Rock Camp, happening over three days.  Group Lessons and Sophia Sings! are an extension of our camp activities throughout the year.
The main focus of the spring internship will be in supporting Group Lessons, Sophia Sings!, and Ladies Rock Camp, and the main focus of our summer internship will be in supporting Girls Rock Camp. Other activities throughout the community will be a part of this work, as well.

Description of responsibilities:
–Attend GRR! committee meetings
–Assist in updating website and social media
–Engage in outreach to local schools and community organizations
–Represent GRR! at community events
–Assist in data entry, data analysis, and note-taking
–Assist in researching topics related to music, gender, youth-development, and non-profit work
–Assist in program and event coordination (Girls Rock Camp, Ladies Rock Camp, Group Lessons, Sophia Sings!, fundraising events, etc.)
–Work on-site with participants
–Assist in organization of music equipment
–Learn about the process of developing a non-profit, including fundraising, budgets, communications/PR, volunteer/participant coordination, and more
–ROCK OUT!!!

Qualifications:
–Commitment to attend engagements/complete assigned tasks
–Ability to work both independently and with a group
–Motivated and self-starting
–Outgoing/positive attitude
–Experience with data entry a plus
–Experience with social media a plus
–Musical experience or knowledge of music a plus
–Availability during camp weeks, July 13-17 and August 10-14
–Completion of BCI check
–Supportive of girls and women rocking!

This position is approximately 10 hours per week. Hours are flexible, though some evenings and weekends will be required.

How to Apply
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Please provide cover letter, resume (may include relevant coursework), and contact information for your school’s internship coordinator to Executive Director, Hilary Jones, at hilary@girlsrockri.org.

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The Providence Children’s Film Festival seeks short and feature length films

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The Providence Children’s Film Festival selection committee seeks short and feature length films from around the world with content that speaks positively to
children, teens and families of diverse ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.

Please consider submitting if you have created work that can speak to all, including children. We want films that are entertaining and/or challenging to young minds with serious,
true-to-life stories and narratives.

Topics can span the entire range of emotions. A film need not have a “story-book” ending to find a place in our Festival. We welcome foreign films with subtitles,
documentaries, animation and even experimental films that might widen the perspectives of those who attend. And we accept short films from youth filmmakers for our annual Youth Filmmaker Showcase. Through the selected films we hope to: demonstrate the artistry and craft of filmmaking, provoke discussions about the stories and topics, and to make connections with people and cultures near and far. Click HERE for submission details.

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AS220 Food Seeks Cook and Counter Staff

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

AS220 FOO(D) is  currently hiring for two positions: a cook and a counter staff person. Apply online!

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Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Seeks Branch Coordinator – Evenings

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Location: 667 Waterman Ave East Providence
Salary:
Start Date: June 2015
Part Time
unspecified

Job Description
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RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC MUSIC SCHOOL
JOB POSTING
Title: Branch Coordinator – Part Time – Evenings
Department: Music School
Scope of Position:
The Branch Coordinator is the first point of contact for students, faculty, parents and community entering
the music school facility. The Branch Coordinator is responsible for providing quality customer service
and facilitating the business needs of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School. This is a part time,
non-exempt position.
Reports to: Assistant Music School Director
Work Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 9pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5pm – 9pm
Works Closely With: Instruction & Student Services Manager, Registrar, Education Business Manager,
other Branch Coordinator(s), Youth Ensembles Coordinator, Faculty & Families
Essential Functions:
 Provide quality customer service
 Branch receptionist – transfer calls/take messages/answer questions/return calls
 Relay student cancellations/absences messages to faculty
 Enter contact data into CSMS – Music School database (address, phones, emails)
 Check-in desk for teachers
 Accept payments
 Assist Registrar and Education Business Manager with tuition collection
 Oversee facility/daily operations (keys to rooms, requests for room changes or assignments,
equipment requests)
 Document piano tuning needs and other equipment/room issues
 Perform opening & closing duties for facility
 Provide support for faculty (make copies of administrative documents, distribute mail, etc.)
 Manage faculty attendance binders for facility (and home teachers)
 Coordinate student performance hours and programs
 Process student attendance
Other Responsibilities:
 Maintain professional music school environment
 Other responsibilities, projects or duties at the direction of the Registrar, Education Business
Manager, Instruction & Student Services Manager or Assistant Music School Director
Essential Qualifications Profile:
 Excellent Customer Service skills
 Extreme Dependability
 Minimum of two years of administrative experience
 Proficiency in computer skills, fluency in Microsoft Word and Excel
 Detail-oriented; Efficient and accurate data entry skills
 Excellent organizational skills
 Professional and engaging interpersonal skills
 Professional telephone manners
 Demonstrated problem solving skills
 Knowledge of music/music education
 Ability to assimilate new activities/information quickly in a fast paced environment
 Bachelor degree preferred
About The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School:
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School is devoted to engaging people as lifelong
listeners, teachers, learners, creators and performers of music. We are the largest combined professional
orchestra and music school in the United States. The school offers music education programs and
performance opportunities to people of all ages, incomes and ability levels. Now in its 28th year, the Rhode
Island Philharmonic Music School serves approximately 1,500 children, youth and adults every week
with lessons, classes, ensembles and community partnership programs, and an additional 13,000 students
annually through partnerships, residencies, education concerts and in-school performances. Ensembles
include five youth orchestras, two wind ensembles, ten jazz ensembles and nine chamber music ensembles.
Information about classes and performances is available at musicschool.riphil.org.
Employee Benefits
 403(b) Savings Plan
 Paid Holidays
 Paid Vacation
Application Instructions: Incomplete Applications will not be considered
Email, fax or mail
1. A cover letter describing your interest in the position along with confirmation of your
ability to work the hours as listed.
2. Resume
3. 3 references
Evening Branch Manager Search
Attention: Christine Eldridge Email: celdridge@riphil.org
Rhode Island Philharmonic Fax: 401.248.7071
667 Waterman Avenue riphil.org
East Providence, RI 02914
No Phone Calls – Please

How to Apply
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Application Instructions: Incomplete Applications will not be considered
Email, fax or mail
1. A cover letter describing your interest in the position along with confirmation of your
ability to work the hours as listed.
2. Resume
3. 3 references
Evening Branch Manager Search
Attention: Christine Eldridge Email: celdridge@riphil.org
Rhode Island Philharmonic Fax: 401.248.7071
667 Waterman Avenue riphil.org
East Providence, RI 02914
No Phone Calls – Please

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TONIGHT, 5/21: How to work with a Fabricator. Bringing your 3D Ideas to Life

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

DATE: TONIGHT — May 21, 2015, Thursday
TIME: 6:00- 7:00 P
LOCATION: Amaral Custom Fabrications, Inc., 91 Broad Common Rd, Bristol, RI
Parking lot at location

There is a tax deductible donation of $10 for non-members. If you have not paid already via our website artnightbristolwarren.com with your credit card please make sure to have exact change at the door. Thank you. We will provide the tax deduction letter for you that evening.

Thank you for your support.

Art Night Bristol Warren is 100% volunteer base non-profit organization.
100% of your donation and the money we raise goes directly to the continuation of the art programs and events we provide.

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Providence CityArts for Youth Summer Teaching Artist Internship

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Location: 891 Broad Street, Providence
Salary:
Start Date: June 15th, 2015
Summer
unspecified

Job Description
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Member Duties : Share your love for the arts! Teach urban youth! Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth seeks volunteer teaching artists to join our Summer AmeriCorps Expanded Day Teaching Artist Project (EDTAP) team. The summer program will take place at ¡CityArts! on Broad Street in Providence; focusing on STEAM based programming with Providence youth, ages 8-14. Members will explore how design, science, technology, engineering and math can be combined in project-based learning workshops. The AmeriCorps EDTAP program offers members an opportunity to not only strengthen their curriculum development and classroom management skills, but also deepen problem solving and leadership abilities. One week of intensive skill development training plus weekly feedback and reflection sessions will support the member’s professional growth. Members volunteer full-time from June 15th to August 7th to complete 300 hours of service, and receive a $1,195 education award at completion of service.

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training .

Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas : Education ,  Technology ,  Children/Youth .

Skills : General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  First Aid ,  Youth Development ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Writing/Editing .

Service Description : EDTAP Teaching Artists need to: 1) Volunteer 300 hours of service between June 15 and August 7, 2015 2) Be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma 3) Complete a federal and state criminal background check, FBI Fingerprint check, and National Sex Offender Check 4) Have a strong interest and passion for the arts and for sharing their passion with youth 5) Be comfortable mixing academic subjects with art practices. 6) Have reliable transportation to their service site 7) Have completed college or high school courses in visual arts, music, dance, creative writing and/or theater 8) Have experience and/or interest in teaching in a community, summer, or school setting.

Reasonable accommodations can be made for interviews.

How to Apply
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Contact Vanessa DeNino
Vanessa@providencecityarts.org

Online application:

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Quiet Commercial Space on West Side for Rent

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

1055 Westminster Street 2nd Floor. West of  95, East of  Rte. 10, and on major bus line.

Space consists of 1400′ sq of office space which includes 2 private offices (178′ and 109′ each), a bathroom, and a small waiting or reception area (50′sq.)

Sorry, no elevator. Heat included, tenant pays own electricity and phone/internet. Includes 2 parking spots with additional street parking in front of building. Separate entrance from business operating on first floor. First floor occupied by community acupuncture clinic.

​Contact: Cris Monteiro for more information or to view available space.

401-272-2288

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Call for Artists

The Art Connection invites artists to donate their art to be selected by RI community service organizations.
Any new artwork received before June 20 will be included in our July exhibit at the URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery. Please contact Coordinator,
Persephone Allen, at theartconnection.ri@gmail.com
for more information.

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The DxRI design survey | Please take it!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

We know the design talent in Rhode Island is vast and broad. Since our founding, we’ve set out to pull together the RI design community and raise awareness about the amazing talent that lies in this small but connected state. Today, in order to keep growing our mission, we need to hear from you on your needs and challenges as a designer and design business – and on what opportunities exist to help you grow.

Please take a few minutes and share your thoughts with us! We want Rhode Island to be the epicenter of design, and that can only include you. Help us get there. Please take the DxRI design survey!

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Find Your Cool online art gallery

Tuesday, May 19th, 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. There is no fee.

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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RISCA Presents a Free Assets for Artists Workshop: Business Planning for the Artist

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Friday, May 22, 10am – 5pm (Providence RI)
Sarah Guerette, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

Sarah Guerette is a business counselor who specializes in small businesses and artist-run enterprises. This interactive workshop for artists in all media will cover the fundamentals of arts musinesses, equipping participants with the skills needed to develop a personalized business plan.

The Assets for Artists program is a partnership of MASS MoCA, the Midas Collaborative, and ArtHome. The 2015 Assets for Artists program is brought to Rhode Island through a partnership with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, with additional program support from the United States Department of Agriculture.

To register, click here.

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South Kingstown Land Trust Sculpture Trail

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

The South Kingstown Land Trust Sculpture Trail’s 22-acre property on the corner of Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, (entrance on Green Hill Beach Road), features the work of the following artists:

Debora Aldo Sterling, CT
Peruko Ccopacatty West Kingston, RI + PERU
Thomas Ladd Wakefield, RI
Lucy Hodgson Wakefield, RI + NYC
Troy West Wakefield, RI
Gabriel Warren Wood River Junction, RI + NOVA SCOTIA
Bob Votava Wakefield, RI
Claudia Flynn Wakefield, RI
Rose Escobar Portsmouth, RI
Dan Potter Stonington, CT
Anker West Newark, NJ
R T Spitz New London, CT + HAITI
Russell Daly Newport, RI
Nancy MacBride Voluntown, CT
Linda Leslie Brown Boston, MA
Sean Harrington Greene, RI
Valorie Sheehan Newport, RI
Steve Wood Manitou Springs, CO
Stephen Oliver Bridgeton, Maine + St. Petersburg, FL
Laura Travis, Providence, RI
Ana Flores, Wood River Junction, RI

This project is the brainchild of Troy West and Claudia Flynn. For more information: http://sklt.org/news/sculpture-trail-opening/

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