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Indigenous Fine Art Market, IFAM EAST May 20th -22, 2016 Pequot Museum Mashantucket, CT

Friday, January 29th, 2016

IFAM-East is a partnership between the Indigenous Fine Art Movement, Pequot Museum and Northeast
Indigenous Arts Alliance. This is a juried art show and all applicants to IFAM-East will get entered into
the jury process for our flagship show in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jurying begins with the completion of
this application. These instructions will help you get through this process.

Please include a $25.00 nonrefundable application fee or you can call-in (505-819-3695) or visit our website (www.indigefam.org) to pay your application fee. Applications must be postmarked by February 5, 2016.

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National Book Foundation Seeks Nominations for Innovations in Reading Prize

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Each year, the National Book Foundation recognizes individuals and institutions that have developed innovative means of sparking and sustaining a lifelong love of reading. In addition to promoting the best of American literature through the National Book Awards, the foundation seeks to expand the audience for literature in America.

Through the Innovations in Reading Prize, individuals and institutions that use particularly innovative methods to generate excitement and a passionate engagement with books and literature will be rewarded for their creativity and leadership.

The foundation is seeking applications from individuals and institutions that demonstrate a commitment to literature and the promotion of reading for its own sake. Key criteria include creativity, risk-taking, and a visionary quality, as well as a novel way of presenting books and literature. Priority will be given to applications from individuals and institutions that have developed an interdisciplinary approach and/or incorporate innovative thinking in design, technology, social change, social entrepreneurship, or other fields. Candidates may enter themselves for consideration or be nominated by others.

The winner will receive $10,000 and be featured prominently on the foundation’s website and in other digital publicity.

Any citizen of the U.S. and American institution is eligible for the prize.

See the National Book Foundation website for complete program guidelines, nomination instructions, and information about past winners.


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LLMA Seeks Submissions for Library Public Relations Award

Friday, January 29th, 2016

The Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, in partnership with the H.W. Wilson Foundation and EBSCO Information Services, is accepting submissions for the John Cotton Dana Award, an annual program that honors outstanding library public relations initiatives. The award is named for John Cotton Dana, a librarian who is considered to be the father of the modern library.

Established in 1946, the award program honors strategic communications campaigns from all sizes and types of libraries, including rebranding efforts, awareness campaigns, and community partnerships.

Libraries are encouraged to submit samples of their processes, research, media releases, media coverage, and other results received, as well as evaluation of the results demonstrating the scope and effectiveness of the campaign.

Eight $10,000 awards are granted each year.

Entries may be submitted by any library, library friends group, consulting agency, or service provider, excluding libraries represented by prize committee members.

See the John Cotton Dana Award website for winning entries from previous years, as well as complete program guidelines and submission instructions.


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Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Invites Applications

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Founded in 1956, the Chicago-based Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts provides project-based grants to individuals and organizations and produces public programs designed to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.

With the goal of promoting dialogue, raising awareness, and developing new and broader audiences, the foundation is inviting applications from nonprofit organizations working to provide programs about architecture and the designed environment. Grants are intended to support nonprofits willing to take risks in programming and create opportunities for experimentation, as well as to help them recognize the role they play in providing individuals with a public forum in which to present their work. Projects will be judged on their originality, potential for impact, and feasibility. The foundation is most interested in opportunities that enable it to provide critical support at key points in the development of a project.

To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Under some circumstances, the foundation will make grants to other entities where there is clear evidence that the public interest will be served — for example in the case of a publisher or an emerging organization that does not yet have tax-exempt status.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Graham Foundation website.


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Now Hiring: Michigan Latino Arts – Program Associate, NALAC

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Investing in the Michigan Latino Arts Community
With support from the Kellogg Foundation, the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is making strategic investments in Michigan to bolster leadership development, grow networks and partnerships locally, regionally and nationally and provide financial resources for artists and organizations involved in effecting change through arts and culture. Please view and share the job opportunities below to work with NALAC on this exciting initiative.

Now Hiring: Michigan Latino Arts – Program Associate, NALAC
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled.
Apply today. http://www.nalac.org/opportunities/jobs-available/1672-nalac-michigan-latino-arts-research-associate

NALAC is currently recruiting an experienced Program Associate to manage and produce a multi-faceted capacity building initiative throughout the state of Michigan. The Associate will work alongside NALAC’s Director of Programs, Research Associate and other NALAC staff to co-design, implement and assess tools and events that meet the needs of the Michigan Latina/o arts and culture communities, including organizational and career development, policy and advocacy, design/implementation, and community organizing. In this position the Program Associate will support research, convening, events, coordination and handle other corresponding administrative responsibilities. Review the job posting and apply.

Now Hiring: Michigan Latino Arts – Research Associate, NALAC
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled. Apply today.

NALAC is currently recruiting an experienced Research Associate to identify the existing ecosystem of Latina/o arts communities and efforts throughout the State of Michigan, conduct asset mapping, and consequently expand the Latina/o voice in the region. The Researcher will prepare surveys, conduct interviews, create data visualizations and conduct analyses. The data is meant to serve as a tool for research, advocacy, and policymaking. This person will work as an advisor to NALAC in assessing regional needs and understanding policies that impact Latina/os in Michigan. The Associate will work alongside NALAC’s Director of Programs, Michigan Program Associate and other NALAC staff. Review the job posting and apply.

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Rhode Island School of Design Seeks Training and Communications Specialist

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Full TimePermanent
Human Resources is advancing the College’s mission through attracting, developing, rewarding, and retaining RISD’s engaged, high performing, diverse, and inclusive workforce.
Summary of responsibilities:
The Training and Communications Specialist in the Human Resources Department actively engages with talented and diverse members of the RISD community through written communications including the HR newsletter, web site, and information about training, benefits, and other related materials. In addition, the successful candidate is responsible for:
The messaging for all written communications coming from the HR Department, including the HR newsletter, web site, and information about training, benefits, and other related materials.
Researching various topics and interview subject matter experts as necessary to write and edit clear and timely communication materials through multiple vehicles.
Either directly or through consultants and vendors, responsible for the efficient and effective delivery of human resources training programs, orientations, workshops, and events that meet the short and long term developmental and informational needs of the RISD community.
Ensuring that all communications within human resources has a consistent voice.
Managing training logistics; design and disseminate training materials; and gather, distill and incorporate training evaluation feedback into program enhancements or changes.
Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, English, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two to three years’ experience in communications or human resources training.
Demonstrated knowledge of different training methods.
Proven ability to interact with members of the community representing diverse backgrounds and interests.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, good interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to be agile and flexible in order to accommodate and conduct training sessions.
Demonstrated good judgment, discretion, awareness of and sensitivity to the interests and concerns of diverse populations.
Strong editing skills, presentation skills, and attention to detail.
Ability to handle and address sensitive, personal situations with confidentiality, decorum, and protocol.
Excellent computer skills and proven ability to use web based tools, such as Word Press, Photoshop, InDesign, MailChimp, and more.
Advanced working knowledge of Google Mail preferred.
To learn more and to apply on-line, please visit: careers.risd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51290

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The Lippitt House Museum seeks volunteer docents

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

The Lippitt House Museum in Providence, RI seeks volunteer docents to conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities as well as assist with lectures, performances, and other events.  The successful candidates will possess a willingness to experiment with different teaching techniques, an ability to connect with audiences of all kinds, and a passion for history and decorative arts. Excellent oral communication skills are a requirement.  Teaching experience is recommended, and art-making skills and craft knowledge are a plus.

Candidates will be asked to commit to volunteering approximately once a week (primarily on Fridays and Saturdays) as well as during scheduled events, totaling 6 to 8 hours a week. In addition, there will be an initial orientation and then occasional professional developments on pedagogical strategies and relevant historical topics. Please send a cover letter and resume to Jackie Delamatre, Curator of Education, at jdelamatre@preserveri.org.


  • Commit to volunteer from March through December 2016
  • Conduct tours of the Lippitt House two Fridays a month
  • Conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities two Saturdays a month
  • Assist with scheduled events, such as lectures and concerts
  • Attend initial orientation as well as occasional professional developments
  • Research and prepare thoroughly for tours and other programs


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Apply to be a Gallery Night Guide

Monday, January 25th, 2016

Wanted-Talented Speakers, Engaging personalities!


Tour the city and educate people on the arts in Providence!

Candidates must be: Friendly, well spoken, out-going, interested

in the arts.

Hours are 5pm-9pm on the third the Thursday of the month from March –Nov.

Pay is $50 per Gallery Night


Please send resume and letter to Gallery Night Providence, Atten: Ida   PO Box 603024  Providence RI 02906 or email idahs@cox.net

For more information about Gallery Night visit:www,gallerynight.info


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FirstWorks presents two weeks of dance workshops and talks with Urban Bush Women

Monday, January 25th, 2016


For three decades, Urban Bush Women’s powerful moves have shaken theaters and inspired communities celebrating the culture of the African diaspora. As part of a five-month residency project with FirstWorks, Urban Bush Women will return to Providence for two jam-packed weeks of dance workshops and talks leading up to their Artistic Icons Series performance of Walking with ‘Trane at The Vets Feb. 27. Read on for schedule highlights and visit FIRST-WORKS.ORG for tickets and info.

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Jim Henson Foundation Invites Grant Applications for Puppet Theater

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

The Jim Henson Foundation awards grants each year for the creation and development of innovative works of puppet theater.

1) Production grants of $7,000 are awarded for the production of new works ready to be presented in 2017. Workshop Grants of $3,000 are for the development and workshopping of these pieces. Workshop grants and Production grants can be combined over a two-year period for the greatest benefit to the piece. However, a Production grant does not need to be proceeded by a Workshop grant, and a Workshop grant in no way ensures a future Production grant.

2) Family Grants of $4,000 fund the development of new and innovative work specifically for children, families, and teenagers.

Grants are made only for the development of new works of live puppet theater. The foundation does not award funds for the presentation or remounting of existing work. Grants cannot be applied retroactively; substantial portions of a proposed project must take place after the funds are awarded.

To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applications for international collaborations are accepted, but the primary artist and fiscal sponsor must be American. Projects that will only take place outside the Unites States are not eligible for funding.

Letters of Intent must be received no later than March 14, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by September 12, 2016.

See the Henson Foundation for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


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Rhode Island School of Design Seeks Temporary Sales Clerk – RISD 3D Store

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Full Time

Job Description

The RISD 3D Store seeks temporary sales clerks to provide assistance during the start of the spring, summer and fall sessions. The duration of assignments is typically 4 to 7 weeks and the typical work week consists of a schedule of 35 hours per week. Interested applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule with weekends preferred.

The temporary sales clerk will provide quality customer service by waiting on customers and answering product related questions in a courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable manner. Perform detailed work in an accurate manner by using a cash register to ring up sales, receive payment and make change.

S/he will stock work areas with merchandise, as necessary, by retrieving stock from the store room. Apply labels and price tags on merchandise and shelving units. Clean shelves, counters, tables and work areas. Unload and receive merchandise from truckers, central mail room and UPS. Unpack and verify the shipment contents.
Store Hours:      Monday through Friday 9 am – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm


High School diploma or equivalent experience and education

Basic math skills

Prior retail clerk/cashier experience

Experience with the application of hardware

Experience with sculptural art materials strongly preferred

Required background screening for selected candidate
The ideal candidate will be friendly, enthusiastic, conscientious, helpful, and knowledgeable about art materials or hardware. S/he should also enjoy dealing with the public and demonstrate good communication skills.

How to Apply

RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundamental to its learning community and integral to an art and design education.  We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

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Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Art Relevant to the Veteran Experience

Exhibition: April 1 – May 29, 2016, ALRI/The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903

Registration deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2016

Notifications: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, by email only

Delivery of work: Late March 2016, based on specific instructions that will be communicated via emailto the artists whose artwork is accepted.

Opening reception: Date to be announced

Jurors: THOMAS F. MORRISSEY, Community College of Rhode Island, Professor of Visual and Digital Art (http://morrisseyartworks.com/) KEN STEINKAMP, painter, Art League Rhode Island Elected Member (http://kensteinkamp.com/). Both jurors are veterans.



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Calling all artists, administrators and cultural practitioners!

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
Take your leadership capacity to the next level with NALAC’s Leadership Programs. Participate in a NALAC Leadership program and join a national network of arts and culture leaders in various stages of career development who reflect the breadth and diversity of the Latino arts field. Learn about each opportunity below and apply before the February deadline.


2016 Advocacy Leadership Institute

Washington, D.C. | May 17-19, 2016


DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 18, 2016


The 2016 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) is a three-day intensive, hands-on training that builds advocacy skills and knowledge about the role of government and public institutions in the arts field. Highlights of the 2016 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute include: meetings with noted political leaders on Capitol Hill and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as well as meetings with senior staff at the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House Office of Public Engagement and Smithsonian Latino Center. Learn more and apply now



2016 NALAC Leadership Institute

San Antonio, TX | July 11-16, 2016


DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 25, 2016


The NALAC Leadership Institute (NLI) is a week-long rigorous program in arts management and leadership development that delivers innovative and practical strategies that lead to successful business practices in the arts. The dynamic learning environment cultivates a familiar, inclusive cultural space that provides multiple generations of Latino artists, arts managers and cultural promoters the support, knowledge, and agency to confidently respond to and initiate solutions to complex cultural questions. Learn more and apply now


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Thursday, January 21st, 2016

30 scholarships are available to Camp Broadway through a non-competitive process based on financial need and a child’s ability to convey their desire and interest in attending the program through a brief questionnaire. Scholarship applications are available on PPAC’s website (http://www.ppacri.org/outreach/camp-broadway) and at the administrative offices at 220 Weybosset Street until the application deadline on April 1, 2016.


Camp Broadway® is a week-long day camp for theatre-loving kids ages 10-17.   Activities will take place Monday-Friday, August 8 – 12, from 9:00a to 5:00p at Providence Performing Arts Center and will include five days of singing, dancing, acting, master classes, and a backstage tour.  The week will culminate with a Campers’ performance on the PPAC stage for family and friends on Friday afternoon.


Scholarships sponsored in part by the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation

and the PPAC Annual Fund donors.


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Support & Defend: Call For Veterans Art

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Call for Entry – “Support and Defend” – Art Relevant to the Veteran Experience

The artistic expressions and words of those who have served in the U. S. Armed Forces and their families

Art League of Rhode Island (ALRI) presents “Support and Defend” at
The VETS Gallery, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903


Prof. Thomas F. Morrissey, Community College of Rhode Island, Professor of Visual and Digital Art (http://morrisseyartworks.com/) and a veteran

Ken Steinkamp, painter, ALRI Elected Artist Member (http://kensteinkamp.com/) and a veteran

Exhibition: April 1 – May 29, 2016
Registration Deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:59 PM, Mountain Standard Time
Opening Reception: Date to be announced
Notification of Acceptance: Thursday, March 2, 2016, by email only

Please read this call for entry carefully and consider submitting work if you are able to comply with the requirements and timetable.

Rationale and Focus: Every member of the U.S. Armed Forces takes an oath that includes the phrase “support and defend.”  For veterans and their family members, the experiences that follow that oath are specific to each individual and may be hard to grasp for those outside the Armed Forces community. Many of those experiences are complex and enduring–perhaps lifelong.

This exhibition of 2D and 3D artworks, accompanied by the artists’ written words, will reflect the military experiences of veterans or their family members and create an opportunity and forum for artists to share a personal expression of that experience. Many veterans and their families want to tell their stories, but those conversations can be difficult to start. Often, art can be the starting place.

Eligibility: Any artist, worldwide, who is at least 18 years old is eligible to apply to this Call for Entry if the  artist is either (1) a current or past member of the U.S. Armed Forces (i.e. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard), the Reserve Corps of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the National Guard; or (2) a member of the immediate family (i.e. a child by blood, adoption, or marriage; a parent, sibling, spouse, grandparent, or grandchild) of a current or past member of the U.S. Armed Forces (i.e. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard), the Reserve Corps of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the National Guard.  At its sole discretion, ALRI may require the artist to submit documentation for proof of their eligibility (i.e. DD 214, current military ID, current state/federal photo, proof of relationship to the veteran).  ALRI’s decision regarding eligibility will be final, and no fees will be refunded if the artist and/or the submitted artworks are deemed ineligible.

Fees: The non-ALRI member application entry fee, which includes the first image fee, is $25.  For current ALRI members, the application entry fee is reduced to $15.  The fee for each image after the first is $10 per image, and there is a limit of 20 images per application. Artists may request that certain groups of images be judged as one work.  These may be either multiple views of a 3D artwork or may be a diptych or triptych. Please refer to the specific image naming instructions in the section titled “How to Enter Artwork Images”.  All submissions and fees are handled through CaFÉ (CallforEntry.org), a free and easy-to-use Internet-based system.  All entry fees are non-refundable, must be paid via credit/debit card, and payment of those fees indicate acknowledgement of the terms and conditions of the exhibition.

Want to become an ALRI Associate member? ALRI membership offers many benefits to artists. If you would like explore ALRI and join as an Associate member, please go to the link, www.artleagueri.org, and click on the “JOIN” tab.

How to Apply for “Support and Defend”: The Internet-based CaFÉ system will be used for all entries to this call.  If you do not already have a CaFÉ artist account, you can obtain one for free at www.CallForEntry.org.  Before entering, please read the entire call for entry, make sure that you qualify, and prepare your artwork image files and the artwork relevancy statement. The CaFÉ system is a time-saving, easy-to-use system that allows artists to enter contact information, upload digital images of their artwork, and enter a number of open calls at one time–eliminating the cost and logistics of mailing individual application packets for each call for entry.

How to Enter Artwork Images: The Internet-based CaFÉ system will be used for all entries to this call.  Most of the judging of artwork entries is anticipated to be based on a single image.  However, some artwork such as diptychs, triptychs, sequences or 3D artwork, may require a group of multiple images to be judged.

If you need to provide the jurors with guidance on how to view the images that make up a group, you may upload an optional statement at the Optional Additional Information On Image Groups portion of the application.  Please name the file containing the information, “LastName-FirstName_Groups” (i.e. Hanley-Joan_Groups).  Only one document file can be uploaded.

Notification of Acceptance: Artists will be notified of the acceptance of specific artwork via e-mail by Thursday, March 2, 2016.

Artwork: All media accepted. Artists should reflect in their respective medium some aspect of the veteran experience.  Artwork previously exhibited with ALRI is not permitted. All work must be original.  Work found to be copied from copyrighted sources will not be hung (i.e. no reprints).  All work must be exhibition-ready to install with the appropriate hardware. No saw tooth hangers or clips. No dark-colored mats. When delivered, the artwork must be a faithful representation of the submitted image(s) used to select it.  Work that does not adhere to the guideline, or is deemed not to be a faithful representation, will not be exhibited.  Since The VETS Gallery is a public, family-friendly space, ALRI reserves the right to reject work that it deems inappropriate for the venue and schedule.

Artwork Relevance Statement: A short, written statement of the relevance of the artwork to the veteran experience is required. It must be in the artist’s own words and uploaded at the Artwork Relevance Statement portion of the application.  Please name the file containing the statement, “LastName-FirstName_Relevance” (i.e. Murphy-Greg_Relevance). Only one document file can be uploaded.

This is not a caption or a general artist statement.  It should convey the artist’s actual experience, perceptions, or knowledge.  Along with the artwork’s quality, presentation, and appropriateness, the written relevance statement is a companion to the artwork and will be considered in the selection process. The intent is that the statement, or an edited version of it, will accompany the image(s) at exhibition. If multiple statements are needed to address different images, the artist should submit those as part of the same document.

Size limit: Maximum size of 2D work is 48″ wide and 72” high.  If certain groups of images are designated to be judged and displayed as one work, the total space of any grouping may not exceed 48″ wide and 72” high.  3D work will be moved on a regular basis for events. The overall footprint of 3D work including all of its displayed elements must not exceed 24″ x 24” or less with a weight limit of 35 pounds.

Installation pieces: If the artwork has specific requirements for electricity, lighting, or operating space, those requirements must be stated at the time of the application.  Given the venue, those needs may make the artwork ineligible.

Delivery of Work: All deliveries will be made in late March 2016, based on specific instructions that will be communicated via e-mail to the artists whose artwork was accepted.  The artwork may be delivered in person to the Gallery or via prepaid, return shipment to a designated UPS facility in Rhode Island.

Sales & Commissions: Sales are encouraged. Work may be for sale, or listed as not for sale (NFS).  However, no work may be listed as Price on Request (POR). Prices provided by the artist should reflect a 30% commission taken by ALRI on all artwork sold. Artists will be paid their percentage of the sale by ALRI within 30 days of the conclusion of the exhibition.

Waiver of Liability: Submission of work automatically waives any claim for damage or loss against ALRI, or The VETS, including their officers, directors, members, employees, agents, and volunteers.  ALRI will exercise reasonable care in handling all entries.  ALRI does not assume any liability for loss or damage while in ALRI’s possession, and provides no insurance for the work. Work may be independently insured by the artist. No accepted work may be withdrawn before the close of the show.  ALRI reserves the right to adjust any dates associated with the exhibition.

No National Security Violations: The artist warrants that both the artwork and the artwork relevance statement do not in any way violate any national security laws, regulations, directives, or agreements.

Usage Rights and Copyright: Each artist retains all copyrights to their artwork and artwork relevance statements.  ALRI will always provide recognition of the artist’s copyrighted work in any use.  For artwork that is accepted for this exhibition, the artist grants ALRI a limited non-exclusive, royalty-free license to display, reproduce, or distribute images of the artwork and/or the associated artwork relevance statements only for the purposes of promoting, documenting, or marketing the exhibition and its works, or ALRI as the producer of the exhibition.

Questions: For questions related to this exhibition, please e-mail them to alri.veterans@gmail.com.  For all other questions, please e-mail them to artleagueri@gmail.com, or call (401) 861-0500.

For more information and to apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=3088&sortby=fair_name&apply=yes&utm_source=SUPPORT+AND+DEFEND&utm_campaign=ALRI-AnnMtgHighlights-7-1-15&utm_medium=email


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Signal Fire announces a call to artist

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016


Signal Fire announces a call to artists of all disciplines, as well as activists, curators and researchers for Unwalking the West, our 8th year of retreats and residencies on the public lands of the American West. Our 2016 theme is shaped by historic land journeys that informed the cultural and political geography of the contemporary West. We will retrace segments of these routes in the reverse direction as a symbolic gesture of “unwalking.” Our discussions will focus on the continuing demand for Indigenous sovereignty, as well as the contemporary legacies of development and resource extraction. From Francisco Vasquez de Coronado’s brutal quest for El Dorado to John Wesley Powell’s strangely prescient survey of the Colorado River Basin, our routes will look to the sagas of European-American exploration and aggression, and attempt to connect those formative journeys to the challenges facing the West today.


Signal Fire trips bring small groups of creative people to a wide range of wild places to inspire and inform their work. Our guides handle the logistics, and our trips are accessible to absolute beginners but will remain engaging for those with considerable outdoors experience. Each journey infuses readings and discussions, visiting experts, personal discovery, and time for solitude in an atmosphere that is safe and supportive amidst a group of compelling new friends.


Applications for all trips are open January 1 through midnight on February 29, 2016. Applications for the Wide Open Studios Summer Immersion trip remain open through April 1. As usual, the process is free and happens online, and we have an all new ‘Celebrity Jury’ of Signal Fire alumni: professional artists with diverse backgrounds and accomplishments.


Signal Fire is a Portland, Oregon-based, 501c3 nonprofit arts organization. Signal Fire provides opportunities for artists and activists to engage in the natural world. Our projects instill self-reliance, catalyze creative energy, and invite interdisciplinary collaboration. We utilize public lands to advocate for the access to— and protection of— our remaining wild and open places in order to enrich and sustain society.


Learn more at www.signalfirearts.org.


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The 2016 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI)

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016


The 2016 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute (ALI) is a three-day intensive, hands-on training that builds advocacy skills and knowledge about the role of government and public institutions in the arts field. A group of 10-15 participants will be selected to attend the ALI in Washington, D.C., where Congressional Staff and experienced arts advocates will impart skills to enhance efforts on behalf of Latino arts and culture. The goals of this advanced institute are to:
◦cultivate a deeper understanding of the frameworks involved in shaping cultural policy, and its impact on Latino artistic production and social justice;
◦provide research and instruction on advocacy protocols and strategies;
◦deliver immersion training via preparatory research and assignments, instruction, site visits and consultations;
◦develop competencies for meaningful communication with local and state elected officials, and with national congressional representatives and staff;
◦build relationships and initiate dialogue with policy makers to promote understanding of the Latino arts sector’s needs while asserting the role of the arts in sustaining viable communities;
◦equip Fellows with the necessary tools to lead proactive efforts in their respective communities, and to deliver effective messages that will help broaden support for the arts; and,
◦nurture Fellows as an engaged group of active Latino arts sector advocates.
Highlights of the 2016 NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute include: meetings with noted political leaders on Capitol Hill and members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as well as meetings with senior staff at the National endowment for the Arts, the White House Office of Public Engagement and Smithsonian Latino Center
This training is open to all artists, administrators and cultural practioners, including alumni of the NALAC Leadership Institute and Intercultural Leadership Institute. Please also note that past attendees of the Advocacy Leadership Institutes are not eligible to apply. Fellows will be selected to attend through a panel review process.

At the time an application is submitted:

◦Applicant must be an Individual or Organizational Member of NALAC.
Visit www.nalactienda.org to renew or establish membership.
PROGRAM DATES | May 17-19, 2016

DEADLINE TO APPLY | Thursday, February 18, 2016

Applications must be submitted electronically via Submittable (ALI Online Application), as per the ALI Guidelines no later than February 18, 2016.

The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute curriculum is based on developing the capacity and potential of Latino artists and cultural workers to shape arts policy on the national and international stage. This lens provides the framework for all Institute presentations, discussions, and exercises. Topics and activities include:
Art and Community Building
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Overview
Congressional Visits
Legislative Process Overview
National Advocacy Organizations
National Arts Advocacy Efforts
National Endowment for the Arts Meeting
Preparation and Advice for Congressional Visits
Successful Advocacy Models
White House Office of Public Engagement
The NALAC Advocacy Leadership Institute Faculty consists of nationally recognized professionals and leaders in the arts and cultural field. In addition to the core faculty, the Institute includes several guest faculty members.


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The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre Seeks Direct Sales Supervisor

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Pawtucket, RI
Start Date: April 4, 2016
Part Time

Job Description
Job Description:
Seasonal position supervising a small staff for nightly telemarketing campaign which sells subscriptions to the theater.   New subscription calling and some tele-funding calling as well. Campaign runs approximately 27 weeks.  Early April 2016-Early October 2016, with one week off during the Fourth of July holiday. Hourly pay plus commission and bonuses.  Monday-Thursday 5pm-8:30pm.

Must have previous managerial experience as well as experience with telemarketing sales.  Excellent organizational skills and a positive, motivational attitude.  An interest and ability to talk about theater.  Ability to think on your feet and easily resolve conflicts.

General Duties:
Organization and distribution of leads.  New subscription sale calling.  Telefunding calling.  Maintaining sales board.  Have knowledge of and be able to discuss the upcoming season’s plays, subscription packages and pricing with ease.  Reports to Sales Manager.

How to Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to tracy@gammtheatre.org

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Tomaquag Museum Seeks Assistant Director

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

REPORTS TO:    Executive Director (ED)
TERM:         Part-time, 24 hours per week
SALARY:         $25 per hour


The Assistant Director will work closely with the ED to manage day-to-day operations of the Museum, complete projects based on the strategic goals of the organization, and be an integral part of our leadership team. This is year-round, part-time position (24 hours maximum per week) includes some Saturdays.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in many areas of museum administration while also being an important member of our dynamic organization.

•    Supports the Museum’s fundraising program, including leading Annual Campaign, donor research and maintaining accurate records, writing acknowledgements and various stewardship efforts;•    Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive volunteer, docent and intern programs; create handbook; Seek Vistacorp, Americorp, College & other student Interns & match to appropriate;•    Assist the ED in the review of written policies and procedures for the Museum;•    Assist the ED in staff management, training & evaluation; create staff handbook;•    Responsible for retail operations at the Museum, including maintaining accurate records and identifying new products; Assist Marketing Associate (MA) with online store; establish volunteer protocols;•    Support outreach, public relations and development of new partnerships;•    Works with the ED, Collections Manager, & MA to plan and execute exhibits, programs and events in accordance with the Museum’s mission and goals;•    Responding to partner and public inquiries via telephone, email and mail in a professional and timely manner;•    Supports group tours, public programs and community events as necessary;•    Supports ED with Annual Reports, Strategic Planning, Operations Planning and Business Planning;•    Some evening hours may be required for special events, programs & Board meetings.•    Other duties as assigned.

1.    Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in museum studies, history, anthropology, business administration or other related field; preferred candidates with some museum leadership experience;

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 organization, planning, records management.

5.    Ability to communicate effectively and lead a team

6.    Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

7.    Mature, high energy, self motivated and highly organized.

8.     Ability to work well either alone or as part of a team.

9.     Sincere commitment to working with staff, board, volunteers, interns and consultants.

10.    Experience working in Native communities or with Native Collections.

Apply by: February 5, 2015

Submit Resumé, Cover letter, & three professional letters of reference to:
Lorén Spears 390 A Summit Road Exeter, RI 02822 Lorenspears@tomaquagmuseum.org
Questions: 401-491-9063


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Artplace America Seeks Applications for Placemaking Projects

Friday, January 15th, 2016

Artplace America has announced that it is accepting applications for its National Creative Placemaking Fund.

Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded for projects that work with artists and arts organizations to help build stronger, healthier communities anywhere in the United States.

Eligible projects must focus on a neighborhood (or other geographic community) challenge related to that community in the areas of agriculture/food, economic development, education/youth, environment/energy, health, housing, immigration, public safety, transportation, or workforce development. Projects also must use artists, arts organizations, and/or arts activities to help address that challenge.

While the fund has no geographic limitation, half of the $10 million to be disbursed in this grant round was provided by funders with geographic priorities. As a result,  Artplace specifically welcomes proposals for projects in Massachusetts; the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul region; rural communities in Arizona, Iowa, the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin; Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit, Michigan; Macon, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and San Jose, California. ArtPlace also is interested in projects in states in which it has not yet funded a project, including Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming.

Webinars for prospective applicants will be held on January 22, February 2, and February 3, 2016. Applicants must register on the Artplace America website no later than February 16, 2016. Full applications must be submitted by March 2, 2016.

The program is open to all individuals and organizations.

For more information, including online registration for a webinar, descriptions of funded projects, an FAQ, and complete application instructions, see the Artplace website.

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