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Seminar: E-Marketing Essentials for the Artist

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Date: Tuesday, December 8th, 2015
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
• Meredith Nordhem, Marketing Manager, Newport Film
• Jennifer Sunderland, Executive Director, Four Corner Arts Center

Location: The Preservation Society of Newport County
424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Free admission. Space limited.
Please email info@newportarts.org to register.

Format will be theater-style seating w/table for panelists.
Speakers will present for approximately 30-40 minutes followed by Q&A for 15-20 minutes.

Presented by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County & The Preservation Society of Newport County

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Seminar: Trademarks & Copyrights for the Artist

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Date: Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
Time: 9:00-10:00am
Location: The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

The Arts & Cultural Alliance, in collaboration with The Preservation Society of Newport County, will present an informational seminar, “Trademarks & Copyrights for the Artist,”. The seminar is free and open to all practicing artists, performers, musicians and artisans in Newport County. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Email info@newportarts.org to register.

Trademark & Copyright Attorney, Cheryl Clarkin, Esq. of Adler Pollock & Sheehan, PC
Award-winning Graphic Designer & Brand Specialist Tom Roskelly of Roskelly Inc.

Intellectual property rights give musicians and artists control over their artistic works (music, sculptures, photographs, etc.) as well as their name and brand. Copyright laws protect creative works, whereas trademark laws govern the naming rights and goodwill in the brand. This important seminar will help artists understand the differences between copyrights and trademarks which help to ensure that creative works and brands are properly protected.

Presented by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County & The Preservation Society of Newport County. Email info@newportarts.org to register.

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New Bedford Art Museum accepting applications from artists for their Holiday Artist Boutique

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Join the New Bedford Art Museum / ArtWorks! for its fifth annual Holiday Artist Boutique, our winter celebration and fundraiser.

 The “Boutique” is a juried opportunity for you to sell your work at a private, ticketed cocktail party on Friday, December 4th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM. This event coincides with Holiday Stroll taking place throughout the weekend. Artists are requested to be present during the ticketed cocktail party, (FREE to participating vendors plus one assistant,) on Friday, December 4th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM and for the Holiday Stroll on Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th, 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Following the weekend events, all artists will continue to have artwork sold for them during museum open hours by NBAM/ArtWorks! staff for the remainder of the busiest shopping month of the year. Artists would be scheduled to pick up work December 28-29, 2015 from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Click here for all the necessary materials to apply for a booth at this memorable event!

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Art MAKERS 2015, 2016, and beyond

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Do you create at the kitchen table, in the garage, or your basement? (Well, I guess a lot of artists do!) Do you create art for the love of your medium, and can’t stop? Are people awed by you talent and exclaim “You should sell your work!”? Maybe you already sell some to family and friends, or give your work as gifts. Maybe you’ve done a few art shows or have an Etsy shop, but would like to get into a gallery. If this sounds like you, then you’re exactly the artist I’d like to reach.

Seeking artists in all mediums for new online and store front gallery. Emerging, established and serious hobbyists welcome to submit. Open deadline. No fee. For more information visit www.artmakers2016.com or artmakers1516@outlook.com.

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National Dance Project (NDP) Grants WEBINAR

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

National Dance Project (NDP) Presentation Grants are made to U.S. nonprofit presenting organizations to support the engagements of NDP awarded projects on tour by subsidizing up to 50% of the artist’s fee (including housing, per diem, and travel).

This free webinar is open to any U.S. organization interested in presenting a project that is touring with NDP support. Learn more about how to apply for an NDP Presentation Grant and all that’s involved in presenting an NDP-supported project.

NDP staff will guide webinar participants step-by-step through:

space is limited - register here.


NEFA announces an opportunity for organizational leaders who present and/or support the creation of dance to serve as Hub Site Representatives for the National Dance Project beginning in January 2016 for a three-year term. Applications are due October 30, 2015. 

 View the criteria and instructions.

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

The PROVIDENCE DESIGN CATALYST is a competitive design grant program providing seed capital of up to $35,000, mentorship and learning to Providence-based design businesses to support business growth. Learn more about this innovative program and apply today!

Design is one of the fastest growing sectors locally and nationally. Today design is being recognized as the lynchpin in consumer experience and the driver for innovation. Design’s dynamic capacity for integrating strategy, experience and aesthetic is propelling new business start-ups, product innovations, global online markets, urban developments and traditional industry shifts.

Providence and Rhode Island is already a hotbed of design activity. We are home to an increasing number of designers and design businesses, and house one of the world’s most recognized and premier design schools. The Providence Design Catalyst program will continue to catalyze this design business growth, and showcase the innovative and dynamic design talent brewing in this city.

The Providence Design Catalyst program calls on Providence-based design businesses to define their business growth goals. The program will then catalyze their ability to meet these goals through mentoring, learning and financial investment. Combining the global expertise of teachers, dedicated support from business mentors, and financial investment based on milestones and achievements, the Providence Design Catalyst program will create the vital momentum for sustained business growth.


  • Must be a design or design-driven business committed to success
  • Business cannot have more than 5 employees, including owner(s)
  • Cannot be a full-time student
  • Business must be currently located in Providence
  • Owner of business must be currently a resident of Providence
  • Business must show a demonstrated commitment of locating in or remaining in Providence




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Call for Instructors: Artists’ Exchange in Cranston

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Call for Instructors. Artists’ Exchange in Cranston is seeking fun and energetic art or theater instructors for our upcoming winter session of classes. Most classes are offered in the late afternoon and evenings. Instructors must be flexible to work with both children and adults. Class registration proposals are due November 2nd.  For more information, please forward your most current resume to shannon.casey@artists-exchange.org. Download a Winter Class Proposal Form.

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Island Moving Co in Newport looking for Development Associate

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

The Island Moving Dance Company in Newport Rhode Island is looking for a new Development Associate.  This is a great company to work for – almost as much fun as attending a performance.  The job description is provided below.

Job Description


The Development Associate is responsible for administrative aspects of development, donor database management as well as the development and implementation of the Fund Development plan for the Island Moving Co. to achieve a specific fundraising goal.


This person will report to the Executive Director.


The position is half time to start; hours will increase in 2016.


The Development Associate plays an important role by providing administrative support to the organization and participating in fundraising and administrative activities, including database creation and management; direct mail appeals; assistance with special events; and performing website updates.



€Work with the Executive Director to execute fundraising, cultivation and stewardship programs for donors at all levels, including but not limited to direct mail, print newsletters, e-newsletters, development of website contents, special events and personal contacts.

€Participate in the creation of a comprehensive fund development plan with strategies, goals and benchmarks €Proactively implement new or improved programs to serve donors; coordinate, update and improve donor stewardship.

€Develop and maintain donor database with Patron Manager software.

€Process pledges, donations and acknowledgement.

€Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.

€Participate in the maintaining and updating of website and social media outlets as appropriate.


Preparation and Knowledge:

€Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

€A minimum of three years’ experience in an administrative position in a non-profit development office.

€Experience with database fundraising software and database management.

Knowledge of Patron Manager is an advantage.

€Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.

€Experience with WordPress websites a plus.

€Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

€Ability to organize and prioritize work.

€Strong self-motivation and the ability to work as a team member.

€Ability to work with volunteers.

€Commitment to maintain confidentiality and a high degree of accuracy in donor records.



How to Apply


Email resume to dominique@islandmovingco.org.


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RI Foundation Accepting Applications for 2016 Innovation Fellowships

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Rhode Island Foundation is accepting applications for its 2016 Rhode Island Innovation fellowships, an annual program designed to fuel solutions by Rhode Islanders to Rhode Island challenges.

The program provides seed funding for social impact projects. Rhode Island Innovation Fellows receive up to $300,000 over three years to develop, test, and implement ideas that have the potential to dramatically improve any area of life in Rhode Island. Priority will be given to scalable projects with the potential to do the greatest good for the greatest number of Rhode Islanders and that provide new approaches to longstanding challenges.

Only Rhode Islanders age 18 or older are eligible to apply. Recipients must commit to staying in Rhode Island for the three-year duration of the fellowship. Elected officials, Rhode Island Foundation employees and board members, and their family members are ineligible to apply. Two fellows are selected annually.

Visit the Rhode Island Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Chamber Music America Issues RFP for New Jazz Presenters Grant Program

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Chamber Music America has announced a Request for Proposals for its Presenter Consortium for Jazz program, which provides financial support to consortia of presenting organizations in the United States that collectively engage up to three professional U.S. jazz ensembles to perform at each presenter’s venue.

A consortium consists of one lead presenting organizations, two presenting partners, and up to three ensembles. The presenting organizations may be located in the same state but must be located in different cities or regions at least fifty miles apart. The ensembles may reside in the home state of a consortium partner or be from elsewhere in the U.S.

The consortium may work together to create a single program that travels to each venue or each partner may curate its own separate program(s). A strong consortium is one in which each partner and the ensemble(s) work together to plan and develop the proposed performances. A consortium is also encouraged to collaborate on creative efforts to market, manage, and present the project. If a consortium elects to work with up to three ensembles, each partner must present all three ensembles in performance at its venue. The engagement may consist of one or multiple concert event(s).

To be eligible, each of the three presenting organizations in a consortium must be based in the U.S. or its territories; be located in three separate locations at least fifty miles apart; be 501(c)(3) organizations or otherwise eligible for charitable contributions; and be CMA organization-level members and have no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA. The jazz ensemble(s) selected by the consortium must be based in the U.S. or its territories, consist of two to ten professional musicians, and include improvisation as an integral part of its composition and performance.

Presenter Consortium for Jazz funds the following expenses: ensemble(s)’ concert fees, travel, housing, per diem, and cartage, as well as the presenting organizations’ marketing and production costs for the proposed concerts. The program will fund up to 75 percent of the eligible expenses above, up to a maximum of $10,000 per consortium partner /$30,000 per consortium. An incentive grant of $1,000 per partner is available to a consortium that programs a CMA New Jazz Works grantee ensemble in performance of its entire CMA-commissioned work.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, visit the CMA website.

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TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference- February 25-27, 2016 at Boston University

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Join the not-to-be missed, international event that brings together artists, curators, scientists, gallery owners, funders, critics, artist-in-residency directors and those from other fields looking to work with artists. TransCultural Exchange’s 2016 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts offers exciting options for artists to embrace different cultures, mindsets and technologies. Panelists will speak about their international residency programs, provide practical advice, discuss how art can play a vital role in social and political interventions and promote ways for artists to collaborate with those in other disciplines, including medicine, architecture, conservation and engineering. Round Table discussions will give artists with similar interests the chance to meet, network and talk about their work; and portfolio reviews with the speakers, gallery owners and critics will supply additional venues for artists to showcase their work.

Boston University, February 25-27, 2016
TransCultural Exchange: Your Connection to the World.


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Call for artwork

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Seeking artists in all mediums for new online and store front gallery. Emerging, established and serious hobbyists welcome to submit. Open deadline. No fee. For more information visit www.artmakers2016.com or artmakers1516@outlook.com.

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Call to Artists: 5th Annual Juried Art Exhibit “WINTER’S EVE”

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Howard Silverman Gallery . East Greenwich Free Library

DECEMBER 3 – December 31, 2015


Music by classical harpist, Judith Mitchell

82 Peirce Street . East Greenwich, Rhode Island

401-885-1699  friendseglibrary@gmail.com

Facebook “Winter’s Eve at the Library”

Juror – Kate Huntington: Ms. Huntington received a scholarship to RISD in 1974 and has worked as a representational painter based in the Providence, RI metropolitan area continuously since 1976. Her work is now shown in and about New England in galleries and museums and featured in several distinguished books. In 2007, about a dozen of Kate’s paintings were featured in various scenes on the award winning Showtime TV drama “Brotherhood”. Her work can also be spotted in various films including “The Maiden Heist”, “The Lightkeepers”, and Richard Gere’s “Hachi, a Dog’s Tale”. Her paintings and drawings are found in numerous national and international private and corporate collections. She is a member of The Copley Society in Boston. Ms. Huntington works out of her Providence, RI studio.

The Winter’s Eve “Juror’s Award” includes a SOLO 2015 Exhibit at the gallery.


  • Exhibition:  Thursday, December 3 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
  • Opening reception: Thursday, December 3rd, 6pm – 8pm
  • Delivery dates: Friday. November 27, 2-4pm and Saturday, November 28, 10am – 1pm
  • Pickup for declined work:  Monday, November 30, 4pm – 6pm (artists will be notified via email no later than 11/29 of their acceptance/decline status)
  • Pickup of exhibited work:  Saturday, January 2 . 10 am to noon
  • Fee: $10 for one; $25 for three pieces of art
  • No commission is required by the Friends of the Library. Artist receive 100% of sale.
  • Over 400 patrons visit the library daily

PLANNING TO SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK? Let us know with an email to: friendseglibrary@gmail.com. Just put “submitting” in the subject line.

2011 Award Winner – Lee Bergwall Hanks

2012 Award Winner – Marjorie Ball

2013 Award Winner – Uli Brahmst

2014 Award Winner – Reed McLaren

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Nonprofit Incorporation Seminar

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

October 29, 2015
4:00pm – 6:30pm
Goodwin Procter 
53 State Street, Boston
$35 for first attendee from an organization / $20 for second attendee 

REGISTER NOW (registration will close on Sept 8th at 11:00pm)

Are you a leader of an existing nonprofit organization or have an interest in creating a new one? Do you have questions and concerns about incorporating and/or filing for tax-exempt status?  All nonprofit start-ups are invited to attend this legal seminar for nonprofits, led by three experienced tax-exempt organization specialists.  At this group session, we will assist your organization in understanding the complicated processes of formalizing a nonprofit in Massachusetts by addressing questions regarding:

  • For-Profit or Not-for-Profit?
  • What is a Not-for-Profit?
  • Incorporating & Structuring the Not-for-Profit
  • Option of Fiscal Sponsorship  
  • State Reporting & Regulation 
  • Federal Tax Exemption
  • Ongoing IRS Reporting & Regulation

Presenters: Alyssa Fitzgerald, Esq., and Janet Rickershauser, Esq., Goodwin Procter LLP; and Josh Sattely, Esq., Third Sector New England.   

Co-sponsors: Lawyers ClearinghouseGoodwin Procter LLP, the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston/Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsThird Sector New England.


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RISCA MindShare

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Hear 10 talks by RISD alumni presented TED-style to inspire you to start your own business!
RISD entrepreneurs create extraordinary ventures-mixing creative thinking, business savvy and innovation.
Learn how they get started, find funding, follow their passions, and use art and design to be successful.

The Entrepreneur Mindshare has been created and developed by the RISD Career Center to support students and alumni who want to pursue their entrepreneurial interests.

For more information, click here.

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Associate Professor Positions at RISD

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital + Media
Organization: Rhode Island School of Design
Location: Providence, RI
Start Date: Academic Year 2016-2017
Full Time

The Graduate Department of Digital + Media, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) seeks a colleague of emerging or established international stature to join its faculty, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, with appointment to begin fall 2016. Rank will be dependent on professional status and teaching experience. 

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to art and design education. Welcomed are candidates whose background in teaching, practice, scholarship, service, or personal experience has prepared them to contribute to the College’s commitment to diversity and excellence. 

Now entering its second decade, Digital + Media (D+M) investigates the creative potentials and social implications of emerging technologies and cultural practices. Its research-oriented MFA program pushes the limits of art and design, mentoring students to become critical thinkers and artistic innovators. 

The new hire will contribute to the direction and teaching of an evolving department and play an important collaborative role in supporting the diverse work of its graduate students while also facilitating partnerships within RISD and externally. S/he will enhance D+M’s capacity as a research incubator and creative forum, advancing the program’s profile for artistic and technological innovation grounded in critical thinking and social engagement. Through a questioning of technoculture, s/he will strengthen D+M’s ongoing efforts to contextualize contemporary experimental art and design in a historical frame and with respect to parallel scientific and technological developments. In addition to teaching the equivalent of six courses per year, D+M faculty maintain active professional practices, advise students, serve on college committees, participate in curriculum development and other departmental activities, and contribute to the vibrancy and intellectual life of the 

// department information

Established in 2003, the Department of Digital + Media offers a selective MFA program for students with diverse research interests seeking an open environment for exploration in the realms of art, science, technology, and society. The program fosters exploratory work that generates innovative visual, sonic, and/or textual expression, marked by conceptual clarity and critical insights. The department has an interdisciplinary structure and reach, with strong connections to RISD’s other graduate departments and programs, as well as with neighboring Brown University. 

For more information about the department, please see: http://dm.risd.edu

// qualifications

Applicants must have an advanced degree in an appropriate field or equivalent experience, evidence of teaching at the graduate-level, and a strong record of ongoing professional achievement. 

Applicants should have the proven ability to:

● develop stimulating graduate curriculum;
● mentor practicing artists and scholars in diverse disciplines;
● discuss and debate history, methodology, and aesthetics, analyze contemporary art and design practice, and envision the future of the field;
● contribute to college service and leadership in the field 

Preference will be for candidates with demonstrated ability to successfully:
● work and teach across disciplines, including art/design/visual culture, new media theory, and science and technology studies;
● forge research and teaching collaborations with artists, engineers, scientists, and other scholars;
● integrate research, teaching, university service, and outreach, including grant-writing and fundraising;

// how to apply: 

Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, syllabi, names and contact information for three references, examples of recent professional work or scholarship (20 images maximum), and documentation of students’ work (20 images maximum). Your teaching philosophy should speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials before January 5, 2016 are assured full consideration.

// RISD statement 

Rhode Island School of Design is an undergraduate and graduate college of art and design with approximately 2,400 students. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre­critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For more information about RISD and to apply online, please visit www.risd.edu/jobs.

How to Apply

Assistant/Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Organization: Rhode Island School of Design
Location: Providence, RI
Start Date: 
Full Time

Job Description
Rhode Island School of Design recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experiences in teaching, creative practice/scholarship, professional practice, service, and personal experience have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The Department of Graphic Design (GD) in the Division of Architecture + Design invites applications for a full-time faculty appointment, to teach both undergraduate and graduate students, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Position commences fall 2016.

The ideal candidate will be a committed practicing designer and educator who is as passionate about teaching as she or he is about the field itself. As graphic design evolves, so must educators and practitioners, and as such, we seek a colleague who is both engaged in and energized by this developing and shifting dynamic. Candidates should be elastic thinkers and active makers engaged in a combination of professional practice, research, and innovation in the classroom. They should be interested in joining a highly motivated community of students and faculty in a department that values tradition while at the same time explores the boundaries of design theory and practice. 

Known for its rigorous program and talented students, RISD GD recently rolled out a new undergraduate core sequence that encourages deeper inquiry and challenges students to experiment with what graphic design is and what it can become. A new colleague would play a pivotal role in this core sequence and would advise and teach both undergraduate and graduate students in 2D, 3D, and multimedia design, as well as in the more speculative edges of the field. Our Department is committed to engaging in and shaping the discourse emerging from our shifting design landscape — where the very nature of communication technology, social dynamics, and networked communities is about flux — and where change is the norm and fluidity essential. 

A graduate degree in graphic design, visual communication, or closely and demonstrably related study and a minimum 2–3 years of teaching experience is preferred (or equivalent combination of applicable academic and professional experience). Ideal candidates will exhibit the capacity to advise and teach both undergraduate and graduate students, contribute to the workings of the Department and the College, and be committed to eventual rotation in and out of leadership positions in coming years.

With 11 full-time faculty positions, and 30 part-time faculty, the Graphic Design Department runs 110 classes a year for approximately 200 BFA candidates, 40 MFA candidates, and a small number of non-major and Brown University students. 

RISD aims to graduate broad-minded, independent and visually articulate thinkers and makers. In the Graphic Design Department, we are committed to educating the whole person, with design as the primary means of research, expression and exploration. Our graduates (graduate and undergraduate) become both professional and academic leaders in graphic design and are equipped to develop their own practices or to work in larger collaborative settings, creating and participating in local, national, and international contexts.

Our undergraduate curriculum is designed to thrive upon both junior and senior faculty interests, and our graduate program seeks faculty who model critical practice and theory, and who may contribute to graduate-level teaching and thesis advising. In our Graphic Design Department, inquiry leads formal outcome, with students and faculty alike working across media to investigate how design operates as an essential social and cultural language. 


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New Opportunities in the Changing Field of Artist Residencies

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

Thursday, October 15 / 123 Dyer Street / 6PM

This is an exciting time for residency programs with a growing number offering unique and innovative experiences. Artists can explore the merger of art and science, work to solve problems impacting communities, develop themed projects on immigration or food justice, and so much more. Hear residency directors and artists talk about these special programs and discover how you can participate in them and support your growth as an artist. You’ll gain insights on applying to these residencies, so you’ll be ready to submit your materials for upcoming deadlines. This discussion is great for emerging, mid-career and established artists, is open to the public, and co-programmed with the Alliance of Artists Communities. Come discover a residency that’s right for you! RSVP now!

Panelists include:
Jan Mun ’10 D+M, Media Artist
Joanne Paradis, Executive Director at I-Park
Nina Elder, Residency Program Manager at Santa Fe Art Institute
Christina Catanese, Director of Environmental Art at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT) - Add to Calendar
RISD Career Center – 123 Dyer Street Providence, RI 02903 – View Map
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Anthony Quinn Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts Scholarship Program

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

The Anthony Quinn Foundation has announced the deadline for its 2016 Scholarship Program, an annual program that aims to perpetuate the legendary actor/artist’s vision for an art-conscious society.

Through its scholarship program, the foundation supports high school students’ extracurricular study of the visual arts and design, performing arts, media arts, and the literary arts. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $3,000.

Scholarships may be used for a recognized pre-college, summer, or afterschool arts education program, but may not be used for either secondary school or college tuition.

To be eligible, applicants must be a young adult in high school who demonstrates exceptional talent, dedication, and a strong commitment to personal artistic growth and who will benefit from financial support.

The foundation will begin accepting applications on October 15, 2015. Full applications must be returned no later than January 3, 2016.

Visit the Anthony Quinn Foundation website for complete program guidelines, a promotional video, information about previous scholarship recipients, and application instructions.

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YoungArts Foundation Invites Applications for 2016 Young Artists Prize

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

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

To that end, YoungArts is accepting applications for its 2016 cycle. Support is offered in ten artistic disciplines: cinematic arts, dance, design, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing.

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

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

Application materials must be received no later than October 16, 2015. Applicants will receive notification of their status via email by no later than the end of November and written confirmation by the end of December.

Applicants must be citizens or legal residents of the United States or  its territories, and be between the ages of 15 and 18 on December 1, 2015, or in grades 10-12. International students who are studying in the U.S. on a student visa are eligible to apply.  YoungArts reserves the right to extend eligibility on a case-by-case basis, provided the applicant’s nineteenth birthday falls within ninety days before or after the designated guidelines.

Visit the YoungArts Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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