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Call for Artwork at the Airport Galleries – Last Day to Apply!

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

RISCA seeks submissions of artwork for the 2016 exhibits at Block Island and T.F. Green Airport galleries. Works in all media will be considered. Participating artists must be RI residents, over 18 years of age, and not currently enrolled in an arts degree program. Artists are encouraged to re-submit to the galleries if not selected in previous years. Artists who have exhibited at the airport galleries within the past two years are ineligible to reapply.

There are two ways to apply: 

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

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

Please email submissions to AirportArtsRI@gmail.com. Please specify which gallery you are applying to in the subject line of the email. Note that the Block Island Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately sized works, while T.F. Green’s GREEN SPACE Gallery includes several large walls and open spaces, suitable for larger works. GREEN SPACE hosts three group shows and Block Island Airport Gallery hosts four solo exhibits during the calendar year. Questions? Contact Molly Dickinson.

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Residency Postings from the Assets for Artists Blog

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

 

Opportunities to apply for residencies, receive grants and participate in fellowships.  Check them out! If you have an opportunity to share, please send suggestions to assetsforartists@massmoca.org RESIDENCY PROGRAM: the Studios at MASS MoCA Get inspired, be productive, and focus on your artistic future. MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program invites artists and writers to […]

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Call For Artwork: “Nature’s Gifts” Juried Photography Exhibit

Monday, September 28th, 2015

The Warwick Museum of Art (WMOA) is currently seeking compelling photographic images of the natural world: from landscapes and seascapes, to animals and insects, flowers and trees, to clouds in the sky and stars in the heavens. We want to showcase the beauty and grandeur of the natural world in its many forms. Entry Deadline: Friday, October 23.

For “Official Call For Artwork” and required “Artwork Submission Form” please click the following link (http://warwickmuseum.org/call-for-art/current-call)

Please email Museum Manager Taylor Terreri at Taylor@warwickmuseum.org with any questions. 

Taylor Terreri

Manager

Warwick Museum of Art

3259 Post Road

Warwick, RI 02886

401-737-0010

www.warwickmuseum.org

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call for entry – Blue Marble National Juried Exhibition

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Blue Marble refers to the spectacular color image of planet Earth taken with NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.  The theme for this exhibition welcomes artists who delve into subjects, themes, and motifs that have to do with our planet.  Contemporary original 2D and 3D work in any media, including paintings, prints, drawings, photography, sculpture, and fine craft produced within the last two years is appropriate.  

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) is pleased to have Patricia Watts, founder and west coast curator of Ecoartspace, as juror for Blue Marble.  

Entry deadline: March 19, 2016

Cash awards for first, second, and third place

Sales are encouraged (SLOMA will retain 50% commission in any artworks sold)

There is a nonrefundable entry fee for up to three pieces

CS and flash drive entry only (CDs and flash drives will not be returned) 

For more eligibility and submission requirements please visit www.sloma.org 

Curator: Ruta Saliklis

info@sloma.org

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Jobs at RISD

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Division Assistant, Academic Programs
Organization: Rhode Island School of Design
Location: Providence
Salary: 
Start Date: 
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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In this new role, the Division Assistant will provide academic program support for the Division of Liberal Arts, which consists of the Dean’s office and three departments, with 30 full-time faculty, 85-100 adjunct faculty, and a diverse curriculum that seeks to serve the needs of the full breadth of diverse undergraduate population at RISD. 
Qualifications:
• Associate’s degree required, bachelor’s degree desirable. 

• At least one year of administrative support experience, preferably in an academic environment.

• Knowledge and skill using PC and Mac computer software including: Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); Google Docs; Datatel Colleague; and Dropbox.

• Proven problem solver with resourceful approach; demonstrated initiative, excellent interpersonal skills; attention to detail; basic math skills; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to multitask; and work in a fast paced environment. 

• Ability to work in a complex and fast paced environment with frequent interruptions and to build positive relations with multiple, diverse populations with varying needs. 

Other Requirements:
The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements.

 E-Commerce Associate
Organization: Rhode Island School of Design
Location: Providence
Salary: 
Start Date: 
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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The E-Commerce Associate is responsible for maintaining the on-line content; product presentation; order processing and fulfillment; and customer relations for the RISD Store website for a full breadth of diverse students and community members. Obtain, validate and link information and access points to all approved third party vendors. Draft and recommend compelling RISD Store brand email marketing campaigns, social media postings, and call-to-action graphic banners and signage, reflective of a premiere Art and Design school. 

Qualifications:
Associates degree required or equivalent educational and experience. 

Minimum 3 years’ experience in a retail environment required, with previous e-commerce experience preferred.

Graphic design experience required. 

Demonstrated HTML, Photoshop, Illustrator knowledge required.

Demonstrated experience with Social Media platforms required.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.

Ability to work within established budget and deadlines.

Must be able to multi-task and/or shift priorities as needed. 

Must be able to take direction, work independently, and work as part of a team. 

Demonstrated understanding of Java Scrip and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) preferred. 

Other Requirements:
Required Background Screening for Selected Candidate: The successful candidate will be required to meet our pre-employment background screening requirements. 
How to Apply
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www.risd.edu/jobs

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Jamestown Arts Center Call to Artists – MEMBERS’ SHOW 2015

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

NOVEMBER 12 – DECEMBER 5

Showcasing artwork created by the diverse, talented, and numerous artists in our community and beyond.

Prizes awarded. “Best in Show” will be awarded a solo show in the small gallery during Members’ Show 2016.

Jurors include: Lindsey Stapleton, Director/Owner of GRIN gallery and Uli Brahmst, Artist/Curator

Opening: Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 – 8:00pm

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00am – 2:00pm through December 5

All work that meets the requirements will be hung in the show.

All current members of the Jamestown Arts Center may submit one piece. Membership dues will be accepted during registration.

All work must:

• be original in concept and execution

• have been completed in the last year

• be properly prepared for installation

• be labeled on the back (if possible) with artist’s name, title, medium, price and date

• not have been shown previously at the Jamestown Arts Center

• be available for the duration of the show

Work that exceeds 48” in any direction, or weighs more than 50lbs will need special consideration, please call to discuss. Work may or may not be for sale. The JAC reserves the right to refuse any work it deems unfit for inclusion in a community arts center setting. The JAC will take a 35% commission on work that is sold during the exhibit. 

Entry Fee: $15

Membership Fees: $25 Senior/Student – $35 Individual – $50 Family

Drop Off: Friday, November 6, 2:00 – 5:00pm and Saturday, November 7, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Pick up: Sunday, December 6, 12:00 – 4:00pm and Monday, December 7, 10:00am – 2:00pm

You, or your representative, must be able to drop off and pick up your artwork during the times above. 

The mission of the Jamestown Arts Center is to engage, enrich and inspire our community through extraordinary arts and educational experiences.

JAC | 18 Valley St., Jamestown, RI 02835 |  401.560.0979  | www.jamestownartcenter.org

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Dance and Movement Classes at the AS220 Black Box

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
Yes! The almighty AS220 DANCE (and movement) newsletter is back! Check out all the great classes and performances that Betsy Miller, AS220′s tireless staff member over at the dance studio, and our instructors, have put together for you! Interested in teaching a class or workshop, or renting the dance studio at 95 Empire? Contact betsy.miller@as220.org 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absolute Beginners: Ballet Fundamentals with Ann Ditmars Huyck

Saturday, October 24th, 10am to 12pm // $30 pre-registration / $35 at door

Did you always dream of dancing but never had the chance?  
Do you wonder what goes into the ballets you see on stage?  
 

Ballet Fundamentals offers a unique insider’s look at ballet and an opportunity to engage with this fascinating tradition of movement for two hours in a relaxed studio setting.  Ann Ditmars Huyck brings together her love of ballet history and technique to share with you the fundamentals of the art form.  The workshop will provide an illustrated overview of topics ranging from ballet’s origins to choreography to pointe shoes and partnering.  Participants will also get on their feet to learn the very basics of ballet and experience the joy of moving with music.  This introduction will give you the confidence to try a beginner ballet class if you’d like to keep dancing!
 

This course is for adults who have never studied ballet (or perhaps haven’t danced since childhood). All ages and physical abilities are welcome.  

 

 

 

 

 

Call for Work: Dance Works in Process
Sunday, October 18, 2015 at 2pm
AS220 Black Box 

Dance Works in Process provides emerging and established choreographers alike an opportunity to show work at various stages of development in an informal setting. Participating artists will have the opportunity to ask the audience specific questions and will receive written feedback from audience members following the showing.

Dance Works in Process is an unjuried event and applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. A $10 non-refundable registration fee is payable by check made out to AS220. Artists receive access to discounted rehearsal space.

E-mail betsy.miller@as220.org for more information.

 

 

 

AS220 presents: Destroy // Providence

Thursday, October 15th at 7pm /// $15

AS220 Black Box
 

Can a dance be destroyed? Dance artist Leyya Mona Tawil builds the dance on location in one day.
 

In performance, the dance destroys itself. Destroy // Providence will be at AS220 with a cast of local dancers and percussionist Sarah Hennies. The performance is composed, but untethered. The artists attempt a work imbedded with mechanisms that make its execution increasingly impossible, forcing the material into stages of evolution and deterioration.  

 

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Tomaquag Museum Seeks Museum Collections Manager

Monday, September 21st, 2015

390 Summit Road Exeter RI 02822
Salary: $18/hr/20hrs/wk
Start Date: November 2, 2015
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Position Description: Collections Manager (CM) ensures that cultural materials/objects are properly cared for, managing storage, conservation and record-keeping associated with cultural objects. CM will also be involved in developing policies and standards for acquiring, caring for and disposing of objects. CM will be part of team for exhibit development and building the Collections Management department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Conducts inventory of collections and performs reconciliation with artifact records. Supervise data input to museum collections software (PPMS).
• Responsible for new acquisitions. (Assess the condition, classification, and value of the objects).
• Works with ED/Collections Committee(CC) to review update collections policy
• Manages and assures accuracy, security, irretrievability, and intellectual integrity of collection records.
• Supervise digital & archival collections
• Supervise & implements appropriate packaging and storage of collections; transport preparations.
• Monitor temperature and humidity levels, pest infestation and cleaning routines
• Participates in exhibit development process/Curation
• Participates in grant process for Collections Care, Preservation & Management
• Supervise and train interns/assistants in clerical work, collection duties, and collections care.
• Supervise emergency preparation
• Other duties as assigned by ED/CC
Qualifications:
1. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in museum, library science or other related field; prefer candidates with Master’s degrees in library sciences; museum preservation/conservation; collection care specialty or previous museum collections management experience; two or more years experience in collections management; supervisory experience a plus. For full qualifications & job description www.tomaquagmuseum.org/
2. Strong computer skills; (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher etc.) Past Perfect Museum Software experience a plus. 
3. Good writing, analytical and problem‐solving skills. 
4. Knowledge of principles and practices of collections management and organization.
5. Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, planning, records management.
6. Ability to communicate effectively and lead a team in collections care protocols.
7. Ability to operate collections care tools and equipment including digital camera.
8. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
9. Highly organized.
10. Mature, high energy, self motivated.
11. Ability to work well either alone or as part of a team.
12. Sincere commitment to working with staff, board, volunteers, interns and consultants.
13. Experience working in Native communities or with Native Collections.

How to Apply
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Apply by: October 9, 2015
Submit Resumé, Cover letter, three professional letters of reference to:
Lorén Spears
401-491-9063
390 A Summit Road Exeter, RI 02822
Lorenspears@tomaquagmuseum.org

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Mike Meyer Hand Lettering & Lettering Effects Workshops: Providence

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Providence Painted Signs is offering 2-day hand lettering workshops with renowned veteran sign painter Mike Meyer. 

Date/Time
Date(s) – 09/10/2015 – 12/10/2015
All Day

Location
Providence Painted Signs

To sign up click here: http://betterletters.co/events/mike-meyer-hand-lettering-lettering-effects-workshops-providence/

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Book-making Workshop Series with Cathren Housley at a Library Near You!

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Wanskuck Community Library
233 Veazie Street Providence, RI 02904
(401) 274-4145 x1072
WEDNESDAYS, 3:30 to 4:30 pm
September 23, 30, October 7, and 14

South Providence Community Library    
441 Prairie Avenue Providence, Ri 02905
Edilberta   (401) 467-2619
etrejo@provcomlib
FRIDAYS, 4 pm to 5 pm
Sept 25, October 2, 9 and 16

Knight Memorial Community Library
275 Elmwood Ave, Providence, RI 02907
Allison Riendeau ariendeau@provcomlib.org (children’s librarian)
Melissa Rivera mrivera@provcomlib.org (children’s specialist).
(401) 467-2625
TUESDAYS, 4:15 to 5 pm
Sept. 22, 29, October 6, 13

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Filmmakers From Underrepresented Communities Invited to Apply for Tribeca All Access Program

Friday, September 18th, 2015

A program of the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca All Access supports working filmmakers in the United States and Puerto Rico from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry with grants, year-round resources, and greater access to industry contacts.

The program seeks feature-length scripted and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a U.S.-based director or screenwriter from a community that is statistically underrepresented in the film industry. Projects may be in any stage of development, from treatment/screenplay to post-production. Projects of any genre and/or budget range are eligible for a grant.

Scripted filmmakers and documentary filmmakers will each receive a grant to use toward the development, production, post-production, or marketing of their film project. In addition, grantees will participate in networking events at the film festival and will receive year-round customized support from TFI in order to advance their projects through completion.

Visit the TFI website for complete program information, an FAQ, and application instructions.

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Call for Artwork at the Rhode Island Airport Galleries

Friday, September 18th, 2015

RISCA seeks submissions of artwork for the 2016 exhibits at Block Island and T.F. Green Airport galleries. Works in all media will be considered. Participating artists must be RI residents, over 18 years of age, and not currently enrolled in an arts degree program. Artists are encouraged to re-submit to the galleries if not selected in previous years. Artists who have exhibited at the airport galleries within the past two years are ineligible to reapply.

There are two ways to apply: 

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

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

Please email submissions to AirportArtsRI@gmail.com. Please specify which gallery you are applying to in the subject line of the email. Note that the Block Island Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately sized works, while T.F. Green’s GREEN SPACE Gallery includes several large walls and open spaces, suitable for larger works. GREEN SPACE hosts three group shows and Block Island Airport Gallery hosts four solo exhibits during the calendar year. Questions? Contact Molly Dickinson.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES – OPPOSITES

Friday, September 18th, 2015

2016 Open Juried Regional Theme Exhibition: OPPOSITES

Juror: Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, RISD

Top Award: $1,000.

ALRI/The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Exhibition: January 28 – March 19, 2016

Registration deadline: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

For prospectus: http://artleagueri.org/alri_events.php

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CALL TO ARTISTS FOR SUBMISSIONS – Home and Hospice Care of RI

Friday, September 18th, 2015

DEADLINE: Monday, Dec. 5, 2015

For the 2016 season

This call for submissions is open to all artists living in New England and neighboring states who are able to hand deliver their work to Home and Hospice Care of RI. Students are ineligible. No application fee. 

The HHCRI Gallery Wall offers a professional hanging system with dedicated lighting. High visibility area for visitors and staff. Large works encouraged. 16 x 20” min. frame size.

$250 HONORARIUM FOR EACH EXHIBITING ARTIST SELECTED

 

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Rose Kennedy Greenway Public Art Director Lucas Cowan To Speak At Machines With Magnets Thursday, 9/17

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Mayor Donald R. Grebien Invites you…

 

 

 

 

This event is presented by the

Pawtucket Arts and Culture Commission

 

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Blackstone River Theatre offers a two-day class in Celtic stone carving for beginners

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Sample from previous stone carving session at BRT

As part of their Heritage Arts Studio initiative, Blackstone River Theatre will offer a two-day class in Celtic relief stone carving in limestone for beginners with instructor Laura Travis, outside, behind the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI. The two-day class will be held on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Teenagers age 16-and-up, college students and adults are all welcome and no experience is required. A maximum of 12 students will be allowed; a minimum of six is needed to hold the class. The course fee is $125 plus a separate $12 materials fee which is payable directly to instructor Laura Travis (includes several pieces of stone, sandpapers, and access to finishing tools.) For class reservation, call (401) 725-9272. For additional information, visit the instructor’s site, campus.digication.com/lauratravis

 
Relief carving is a satisfying and useful skill which has numerous applications for gardens, landscaping, and creative expression. The saga of The Celt and The Stone is as old as time. If you have seen a photo of the High Crosses in Ireland and Scotland, or British well-shrine covers, you’ve seen Celtic relief carving in stone. In this 12-hour introductory-level course, students will use manageable scraps of limestone and carve them with an initial, a knot, or an animal motif – bring your own idea or utilize teacher references – and in the process learn something of one of the signature arts of the Celts. Included will be plenty of stone lore, tips for scrounging up materials and tools for practically nothing, and information about techniques including polishing and finishing.

 

Laura Travis has been carving for more than 23 years, bringing her knowledge and love of Irish and Celtic traditions firmly into her work in stone. As an artist, Laura walks between the worlds of fine and folk art, utilizing traditional iconography in some very contemporary contexts. Travis has shown her work in Providence, Maryland, Toronto, Worcester and New Bedford. She holds an MFA in sculpture from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and maintains a studio in Rhode Island. She’s also known for originating and hosting the Irish traditional music radio program, “In The Celtic Realm,” for the past 32 years on WRIU-FM.

 

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Riverzedge is hiring 3 new positions!

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015
Riverzedge is hiring 3 new positions!Woonsocket, RI:  Riverzedge, a nonprofit arts, education and social enterprise, is hiring: Web & App Developer

Operations & Business Manager

Shop Manager & Green Design Lab Director

Brief Descriptions below. Visit http://riverzedgearts.org/news/, or email info@riverzedgearts.org for full job descriptions.

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.

 

1. Web & App Developer   |  Position Description Overview: This position is responsible for overseeing web and app development in the Graphic Design Studio of an award winning creative youth development program in Northern Rhode Island. The studio runs much like a small business, and the teen artists are your creative and production staff. 

Hours: This is a permanent half-time hourly position with potential for expansion. M-Th afternoons required.

Skills and Qualifications: JavaScript, JQuery, HTML, HTML5, CSS, CSS3, web programming skills, e-commerce, teamwork, verbal and written communication, cross-browser compatibility, web user interface design (UI), object-oriented design, web services (REST/SOAP), multimedia content development, API’s, and a strong portfolio.

About You: Our ideal candidate is a positive, creative and entrepreneurial problem solver who likes making big things happen in small communities. You have a thorough knowledge of the above, and previous management experience in a commercial setting, including working with designers and clients. You are an adept leader who likes working with urban teens. You are deadline oriented, an excellent communicator, and a patient and effective teacher. You believe in the youth driven design process that is the foundation of all we do, and while you might not have all that we are looking for in the technical arena, you are a fast learner and excited about what we are trying to accomplish. 

How to Apply: Please email cover letter, resume and 10 verifiable links to bekah@riverzedgearts.org

2. Operations & Business Manager   |  Position Description

Overview: The Operations & Business Manager is responsible for the implementation and/or oversight of smooth systems and business operations of an award winning creative youth development organization in Northern Rhode Island. 

Hours: This is a permanent part-time, salaried position, intended to expand to full-time. 

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Business, Marketing, Communications or Organizational Management with track record of success in business expansion and/or capacity building.

Primary Responsibilities: This position works closely with the Executive Director to ensure smooth office, administrative, funding and business operations with support, and in cooperation with, high performing program and administration leads. This is an oversight position expected to work independently in a fast paced work environment, ensuring efficiency and high performance in multiple arenas. Activities can range from project oversight, to payroll processing, and from customer development to reporting and communications.   

About You: Ourideal candidate is a savvy systems builder, with well developed leadership and human relations skills. You are a multi-tasker with a can-do attitude, spirit of contribution and commitment to producing results. You have excellent and clear oral and written communications skills; you are technology and detail oriented; and you have experience working in diverse settings and with high-risk populations. You have high expectations for yourself and others, and have learned through experience how to manage change and support high performance. You are a joy to work with and maintain self-generated productivity through cycles of rapid deadlines and breaks between sessions. Most importantly, you are a strong team player and creative problem solver, capable of supporting the missions and visions of the organization and its hundred partners.

How to Apply: Please email cover letter, resume and examples of business or capacity building success to bekah@riverzedgearts.org

3. Shop Manager & Green Design Lab Director   |  Position Description 

Overview: The Shop Manager & Green Design Lab Director is a permanent part-time position responsible for running our Wood Shop and Green Design Lab. This position initiates and manages sustainable community initiatives in and beyond Woonsocket as part of a small dynamic organization that puts art, design and entrepreneurship to work in service to multiple social goods. 

The Green Design Lab runs as part of our Studio Social Enterprise program, engaging teens in out-of-school time hours in providing services and creating products for clients, community partners and the open marketplace. Currently, participants design, create and build sustainable skateboard decks, garden and agricultural products, and storm water abatement systems.
As Shop Manager, this position also runs our wood shop and helps with light maintenance of our studio home, as well as supporting other studios in meeting their client and operational needs, to ensure our self-sufficiency and the creation of well designed commercially successful products.

Hours: This is a permanent part-time position, starting at 20 hours per week, with opportunities for expansion. Required hours of work include M-Th afternoons with occasional field trips and special events. 

Education: BFA in Industrial or Furniture Design, and/or Environmental Science with strong building skills. Facilities management experience desired.

About You: Our ideal candidate is a positive, creative and entrepreneurial problem solver who likes working with teens and making big things happen in small communities. You are an industrial designer, environmentalist, landscape architect or some combination thereof. You are multi-talented, a natural leader and have a can-do attitude. You have experience working in urban settings. You are an excellent designer and craftsman, and can oversee the development, use and maintenance of a growing wood shop. You are good with computers, and have facility with the Adobe Creative Suite and SketchUp or other CAD-like programs. You are an excellent communicator and project manager, and you believe in the youth driven design process that is the foundation of all we do. You have a driver’s license and preferably some experience with outdoor learning so you can lead great field trips and research experiences. While you might not have all that we are looking for, you are a fast learner and excited about what we are trying to accomplish. 

 How to Apply: Cover letter, resume and 10 work samples to bekah@riverzedgearts.org 

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William H. Johnson Foundation Invites Applications From African-American Artists for 2015 Johnson Prize

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts was established in 2001 in honor of William H. Johnson, an American artist known primarily for his Scandinavian landscapes and his witty and poignant depictions of African-American daily life.

Recognizing that minority artists often need economic assistance, the foundation seeks to encourage artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for the 2015 William H. Johnson Prize.

The Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African-American artist  in the areas of painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or a new genre. For award purposes, “early career” is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within the last dozen  years. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible so long as they have not been working as an artist for more than twelve years.

To be announced in December 2015, the 2015 prize recipient will receive a $25,000 cash award.

For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous winners, see the William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts website.

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The Southern New England Association of Black Journalists ( SNEABJ)

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The Southern New England Association of Black Journalists ( SNEABJ)

Presents

“Painting For Our Future”

Friday, September 25, 7p.m.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on our website. website PAINTING FOR OUR FUTURE.

All proceeds provide scholarships to journalism students in Rhode Island and Southern New England.

Southern New England Association of Black Journalists

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Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Invites Applications for Mini-Grants

Friday, September 11th, 2015

Established by children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting applications from public schools and public libraries anywhere in the United States and its territories to its mini-grants program.

The program is intended to support projects that foster creative expression, collaboration, and interaction with a diverse community. The funding program will award grants of up to $500 to educators to create special activities outside the standard curriculum and make time to encourage their students. Projects funded in the past include murals, pen pal groups, quilts, theater productions, newspapers and other publications, intergenerational activities, and programs that bring disparate communities together. Starting in 2015, mini-grants from the foundation will also fund programs that support the Common Core Standards.

In honor of Ezra’s 100th birthday, the foundation is calling for all mini-grant proposals submitted through March 2016 to have a Keats theme. Every program, from puppet shows to science projects, should be informed by one or more aspect of Keats’s books, life, and vision.

Public schools and public libraries are eligible to apply. Preschool Head Start programs also are eligible. Only public organizations are eligible to receive a mini-grant; private and parochial schools should not apply. Charter schools also are ineligible. Applicants must be located in the United States or one of its commonwealths or territories, including Puerto Rico and Guam. Only one application from each library or school will be considered.

Complete program guidelines, a video tutorial for applicants, and the application form are available at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation website.

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