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Downcity Gala Night Seeks artists

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The Downcity Gala Night is looking for all types of artists to showcase for their new event. Twice a month, we will showcase two separate artists, one visual and one sound. This is an open concept, and in the warmer season we will be able to utilize a 3,800 square foot courtyard. All artwork must be approved before being displayed. It is a commission fee free event. We are solely looking to revamp the location; and promote you, and the art.

Please contact Ryan Bergstrom for any questions or entry.



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CREATIVZ – a new initiative of the NEA for artists and designers

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

CREATIVZ is a conversation about how artists in the United States live and work and what they need to sustain and strengthen their careers. It’s part of a research project from the Center for Cultural Innovation and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Surdna Foundation. Overall research and online strategy by Helicon. Online strategy and production by We Media.

Read more about the project.

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Opportunities for Writers at the Frost Place

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching + Writing Intensive

The Conference on Poetry and Teaching (June 25 – 29, 2016) is a unique opportunity for teachers to work closely with both their peers and a team of illustrious poets who have particular expertise in working with teachers at all levels: K–12, graduate and undergraduate, and nontraditional and community-based instructors.  Over the course of 4½ days, faculty poets will share specific, hands-on techniques for teaching poetry. The emphasis is on the reading-conversation-writing-revision cycle, and our teaching approach aligns with the Common Core anchor standards for reading and writing.


The Frost Place Writing Intensive is a day-and-a-half reading and writing workshop that directly follows the Conference on Poetry and Teaching. Led by renowned poet-teacher Afaa Micheal Weaver, it gives teachers the opportunity to focus entirely on their own creative growth.


Application Deadline: May 20, 2016

Email: frost@frostplace.org

Call: 603-823-5510

Web: www.frostplace.org/cpt

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry

Spend July 10 – 16, 2016 at “intensive poetry camp” with writers who are deeply committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry. The Frost Place Poetry Conference offers daily workshops, classes, lectures, writing and revising time in a supportive and dynamic environment.


Deadline: June 5, 2016

Email: frost@frostplace.org

Call: 603-823-5510

Web: www.frostplace.org/conference-on-poetry

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar

Join a select community of poets for 5-1/2 days from July 31, 2016 – August 5, 2016 to refresh your artistic inspiration in a setting of great natural beauty. Have your poems-in-progress given generous and focused attention in this intimate setting. Our specialty is unparalleled access to a faculty of celebrated contemporary poets, and our goal is to send you home charged up to re-enter your own work.


The opportunity to discuss a full-length manuscript is also available.


Deadline: June 29, 2016

Email: frost@frostplace.org

Call: 603-823-5510

Web: www.frostplace.org/poetry-seminar


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Call for Submissions: A Conversation on Failure

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016


We are undertaking an exploration of a topic that tends to get glossed over in our field… failure. We’re gathering a range of opinions and experiences from inside and outside the field on failure to share widely this March on Field Notes in order to create an archive of experiences and a dialogue on the many forms of failure.

We’re accepting submissions from anyone interested in participating in this conversation. We simply ask that you give some thought to the questions below, chose one and write a 300- to 500-word response:

  • How do you define failure?
  • What role do expectations play in having failed?
  • Do you feel supported to fail in your job? Why or why not?
  • Tell us about the ways you motivate yourself after you’ve failed. What gets you centered and back up again?
  • How have your thoughts about failure changed throughout your career?

Submissions will be accepted through February 24, 2015 and finalists will be featured on our ArtsJournal blog, Field Notes throughout March.

Please send submissions to Taylor Craig, tcraig@artstrategies.org. Selected submissions may be edited for length and clarity. Feel free to contact Taylor with any questions you have regarding this call.

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Arts and Cultural Production Contributed $704.2 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2013

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

More great evidence that the arts DO contribute significantly to the U.S. Economy.  Here’s the latest release from the National Endowment for the Arts

Arts and Cultural Production Contributed $704.2 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2013

New Figures Underscore Strong Impact from the Performing Arts


Washington, DC—Today’s creative economy gets a big boost from the arts, according to new data from the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The latest figures cover 1998 to 2013 and they spotlight fast-growing arts industries, export trends, employment figures, consumer data, and more. In 2013, arts and cultural production contributed $704.2 billion to the U.S. economy, a 32.5 percent increase since 1998. Another key finding is that consumer spending on the performing arts grew 10 percent annually over the 15-year period. The Arts and Cultural Production Satellite Account (ACPSA) is the first federal effort to provide in-depth analysis of the arts and cultural sector’s contributions to the economy.


“The new data show that the production of performing arts services has grown at a faster clip than arts and cultural production in general, contributing $44.5 billion to the U.S. economy in 2013,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “Notably, the ACPSA reveals that Americans are choosing to spend more on performing arts events such as concerts, plays, and dance performances. This tells us that the arts remain a valuable and desirable commodity for U.S. consumers, and that the arts are a strong contributor to America’s economic vitality.”


The new estimates were adjusted for inflation, resulting in more accurate trend analysis for the 15-year period ending in 2013. Among the new findings:


  • More on the performing arts - Theaters contributed $7.1 billion, followed by music (including jazz, rock, and country bands and artists) at $4.2 billion, and symphony orchestras and chamber groups at $2.1 billion.


  • Staging economic success – Between 1998-2013, performing arts (both for-profit and nonprofit industries) – including music, theater, opera, circus, ice-skating, and magic shows – showed a combined 4.6 percent annual growth rate, well above the 1.1 percent average annual growth rate for all ACPSA commodities. In particular, over the same period, the growth rates for opera production and theater were 7.5 and 6.3 percent, respectively.


  • Show me the numbers – In 2013, arts and cultural production contributed $704.2 billion to the U.S. economy, or 4.23 percent of GDP. Arts and culture produced more than some other sectors, such as construction ($619B) and utilities ($270B). Top arts and culture industries included: broadcasting (excluding sports); motion picture industries; publishing (excluding Internet); arts‐related retail trade (such as art galleries, book stores, and music stores); performing arts companies and independent artists, writers, and performers; and creative advertising services.


  • Culture outpaces other sectors - Over the 15-year period (1998-2013), arts and cultural production grew by $165 billion or 32.5 percent. The annual growth rate for arts and culture as a whole (1.8 percent) was on par with that of the total U.S. economy (1.9 percent). But it grew faster than other sectors such as accommodation and food services (1.4 percent), retail trade (1.3 percent), and transportation and warehousing (1.1 percent).


  • Online evolution - The industry with the fastest growth in arts and culture production between 1998 and 2013 was “other information services,” a category that includes online publishing, broadcasting, and streaming services (12.3 percent). Other fast-growing industries were sound recording (9.5 percent), arts-related computer systems design (including services for films and sound recordings) (7.7 percent), and regular broadcasting (5 percent).


  • Arts employment - In 2013, arts and cultural sector employed 4.7 million wage and salary workers, earning $339 billion. Industries employing the largest number of ACPSA workers include government (including school-based arts education), retail trade, broadcasting, motion picture industries, and publishing.


  • Exporting American culture - Since 2006, U.S. arts and culture has run a trade surplus that’s grown every year (currently at $24.1B in 2013). Top 2013 arts and cultural exports were: movies and TV shows ($15.9B), arts-related software publishing (i.e. games, photo processing software) ($9.9B), jewelry and silverware ($8.1B), creative advertising ($7.1B), architectural services ($3B). Copyright-intensive types of commodities (movies, TV, arts-related software publishing and advertising) accounted for $33B or more than half of all ACPSA exports ($59.5 billion). Top export markets for movies and TV shows: the United Kingdom (22.6 percent), Canada (9.3 percent), Germany (8.8 percent), France (5.1 percent), Australia (4.8 percent), and Japan (4.2 percent).


  • America, creative powerhouse – While there’s no one way to define the creative economy, a good proxy is GDP produced by copyright-intensive industries (like broadcasting, movies, publishing, and performing arts). In 2013, arts and cultural production made up nearly half of the entire U.S. copyright‐intensive creative economy ($435B of $887B). Copyright-intensive arts and cultural production are among the fastest-growing of all ACPSA goods or services, with an average annual growth of 3.5 percent versus 1.8 percent for all ACPSA production between 1998-2013.

ACPSA tools and resources


To help researchers delve into the numbers, the NEA offers an Arts Data Profile with core account data, a guide explaining the account and details about arts and culture sector, issues briefs that analyze key findings, satellite account tables for 1998-2013, and links to other federal data resources.


About the National Endowment for the Arts


Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts and the agency is celebrating this milestone with events and activities through September 2016. Go to arts.gov/50th to enjoy art stories from around the nation, peruse Facts & Figures, and check out the anniversary timeline.


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Practice//Practice Spring 2016 Immersive Residency: deadline extended!

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

AS220 is happy to announce our second 5-day AS220 Immersive Residency for Artists/Managers (AIR/AM), which runs from April 6-10, 2016 in Providence, Rhode Island. The deadline for applications has been extended to Sunday, February 21, 2016. Apply online now! Last chance!

The residency program’s goals are to inspire possibilities in participants and share information that is digestible and easy for them to apply to their own context.  Participants will learn from both AS220 and other practitioners and reflect on how their own decision making provides opportunities for others in the arts. Tuition cost is $500.

Below, see what a few of the practitioners who attended the first Immersive Residency have to say about their experiences! See more practitioners on our website!

Amy Smith, Founder and Co-DirectorHeadlong Dance Theater and Headlong Performance InstitutePhiladelphia, PA“Being around the AS220 people and the other artists who gathered for Practice//Practice was so inspiring and reinvigorating for me.  I learned practical ideas that I can bring back to my home community and, even more importantly, I was around a group of fellow artists who live by their values.”

Mike Wolf, Artist and Board MemberThe Division Avenue Arts CollectiveGrand Rapids, MI”I learned so much during Practice//Practice. I learned that raffling cars might possibly be the most genius fundraising model, I learned that I might be the worst duckpin bowler to ever step foot in Town Hall Lanes and, most importantly, I learned that artists cannot and should not allow their spaces to be defined simply as a means to an end when they are a means to a means.”

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The Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 is now open for entries

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

The Prize presents an opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their work and further their engagement with the international art world.

Prizes include:

  • £5,000 Main Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • £1,000 Student Prize courtesy of Hiscox
  • Group exhibition
  • Publication in an anthology of 100 contemporary artists
  • Editorial in Aesthetica Magazine (global readership in print and digital of 284,000)

Categories for entry: Photographic & Digital Art; Painting & Drawing; Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture, and Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions close 31 August 2016.  To enter, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize


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Spectrum Gallery and the Arts Center Killingworth – Call to Artists

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Text Messages

March 25 -May 15, 2016. Interested Artists may submit work here.

Artists who use text art and calligraphy to create harmony and deeper meaning in their pieces.

Receiving is March 13-17. An Opening Reception is held on Friday, March 25 (6:30-9pm).


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Monday, February 15th, 2016

Annual Open Show for 2D and 3D WorkJuried for Awards

Faces, portraits or face your own issues….Artwork credit:  Izabella Casselman

Drop off Dates: Saturday & Sunday, February 27 & 28, 1 – 5 Pick up Dates:Sunday & Monday, March 27 & 28, 1 – 5Opening Reception: Saturday, March 5, 2016 5 – 7 Gallery Night:Thursday, March 10, 2016 5 – 8
All work must be original and recent.Heavy or large pieces – call first.All 2D work must be framed and ready to hang.Entry fee $25 – 1 pc,   $30 – 2 pcs Gallery commission 30%

134 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, Rhode Island
401 – 847 – 9977 debloisgallery@gmail.com
Gallery Hours
Wednesday through Sunday 1 – 5 PM
Visit us on Newport Gallery Night
2nd Thursday of each month 5 – 8 PM

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Basic Entrepreneurial Workshops In Newport, RI; Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation and sponsor Webster Bank will hold two basic business workshops in Newport aimed at assisting potential and existing entrepreneurs.


The free workshops are being held in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA, R.I. District), RI Small Business Development Center (RISBDC), Newport County Chamber of Commerce, Commerce RI, Center for Women & Enterprise, and SCORE.

Both workshops will be held at the Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 35 Valley Road, Middletown, on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The details of each workshop are provided below:

Session I

“Learn the Fundamentals in Planning, Preparing, and Financing Your Business”,

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.  Breakfast will be provided for all participants.


This workshop is geared toward helping potential entrepreneurs evaluate and understand the fundamentals of owning one’s own business.  Information on how to get started, where and how to get financing and the loan application process will be presented.  Attendees will also be provided with a free guide to writing a business plan and other materials.


Session II
“Understanding the Purpose of Financial Statements and How They Can Help Determine the Health of Your Business”, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for all participants.


The focus of this workshop is to help attendees understand a balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. The workshop also explains how a small business owner can anticipate financial needs in order to operate his/her business more efficiently.

Please call SEED Corporation at 508-822-1020 x 318, to register for either or both sessions by Wednesday, March 9th and for directions to the Newport County Chamber of Commerce. SEED Corporation holds this entrepreneurial workshop series on a monthly basis throughout the region.  For information on future sessions, please contact SEED.


SEED Corporation is a non-profit organization certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and designated as an Intermediary under the SBA’s Microloan Program.  This program is designed to provide loans to new and existing business owners in amounts up to $50,000.


As a regional economic development organization, SEED also offers a full range
of financing programs providing loans up to $5.5 million to assist small businesses to grow and create jobs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  SEED works with other economic development and financing institutions throughout the region to ensure that individuals who are committed to owning and operating a small business in the region are able to get the assistance they need to be successful.


For more information on SEED and its programs, please call the SEED office
at 508-822-1020 or visit SEED’s website at www.seedcorp.com.


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Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Accepting Fellowship Applications From Artists and Scholars

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation provides fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields — including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts — except the performing arts. To that end, the foundation awards approximately two hundred fellowships a year.

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

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

Support is only available to individuals. Fellowships are not available for the creation of residencies, curriculum development, or any type of educational program, nor are they available to support the development of websites or blogs.

The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors.

Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

See the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation website for complete program guidelines and applications instructions.


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Amphion Foundation Accepting Applications From Performing Musical Ensembles

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The Amphion Foundation was established in 1987 to encourage the performance of contemporary concert music, particularly by American composers, through support to performing and presenting organizations that have demonstrated sustained artistic excellence.

To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit performing ensembles, presenters, and music service organizations for general operating or special project support.

Typically, the program awards grants of up to $7,500, although larger grants may be awarded to larger performing organizations with an extraordinary commitment to contemporary concert music or a particularly significant project.

To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit performing ensemble, presenter, and/or music service organization with a history of substantial commitment to contemporary concert music and demonstrated level of excellence. Organizations must have been in existence for at least two years. Performing ensembles, presenters, or organizations that are applying for support for performances must have presented two full seasons prior to the season for which support is requested, except for special projects of extraordinary significance. In general, the grant program does not support jazz music.

See the Amphion Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.


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Alexia Foundation Invites Student Submissions for Photography and Multimedia Competition

Monday, February 15th, 2016

The Alexia Foundation provides educational opportunities and cash grants to help students produce bodies of work that share the foundation’s goals of promoting world peace and cultural understanding.

To that end, the foundation is accepting submissions from students in the categories of still photography and multimedia that explore cultural understanding in or near their local community. Prizes will be awarded in both undergraduate and graduate categories.

Undergraduate prizes include a first-place award that includes the full cost of tuition for the Syracuse University London Program for the fall 2016 semester, a grant of $1,000 toward production costs of the proposed project, and $500 for the student’s academic department; a second-place award of half tuition for the SU London Program and a $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project; and one or more award(s) of excellence that provide grants of $1,500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program and a $500 cash grant to help produce the proposed project.

Graduate prizes include a first-place award that includes tuition for three SU London Program classes and program fees up to a maximum of $15,000, a grant of $1,000 to help produce the proposed project, and $500 for the student’s academic department; and one or more award(s) of excellence that provide $1,500 to be used for tuition at the SU London Program and $500 to help produce the proposed project.

Applicants must be duly enrolled full time in a degree program at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or abroad in the spring of 2015. No student who has completed more than three internships or a year of full-time professional experience is eligible to apply.

Visit the Alexia Foundation website for complete competition guidelines, information about previous winners, and application instructions.


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Hera Gallery – Call to Artists

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Contemporary Artists Exploring Gender

Juror: J.R. Uretsky, Exhibition Manager at New Bedford Art Museum/Artworks!

Concept: Gender is a primary facet of human identity. As the understanding of gender identity begins to encompass the entirety of the gender spectrum we are interested in artists’ responses to the question, how is gender depicted in the visual arts?
This national juried exhibition seeks to explore the ways artists respond to gender identity. We are looking to represent fixed, fluid, cis, trans, non-binary, and all other identities.



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Alliance of Artists Communities 26th Annual Conference – Call for Content Now Open

Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Be part of the Alliance of Artists Communities 26th Annual Conference. The 2016 Call for Content is officially open!

The Alliance of Artists Communities is returning to its roots in Portland! Join over 350 arts leaders, funders, educators and artists from across the globe as we host our 26th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon from October 4-7, 2016.

The 2016 Conference explores bold ideas in supporting creative practice – across disciplines and through diverse contexts. Conference programming will include nut-and-bolts trainings, dynamic discussions and debates, artist keynotes and performances, and networking meet-ups – as well as tours, hikes, and workshops showcasing Portland’s spectacular natural and cultural resources. Seven special tracks will offer attendees a chance to dive deep into specific themes including Arts & Ecology, Social Practice, Performing Arts, Equity, and Residencies in the Public Realm.

All are invited to propose content for this year’s meeting!

Submission deadline: March 21, 2016.

Call for Content: www.artistcommunities.org/conference/call-content


Not looking to organize a session?

We still want to hear from you! Share topics, themes, and questions that you would like addressed at this year’s conference!

Submit your ideas at: http://www.artistcommunities.org/idea-form



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Forecast Public Art Seeks Executive Director

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Forecast Public Art has seen the interest and involvement in public art grow dramatically since 1978. After 38 years as founder and Executive Director, Jack Becker will transition to Director of Community Services, following the hire of a new Executive Director this year to lead one of the nation’s top nonprofit organizations dedicated to promoting the field of public art.

Forecast’s Community Services team will grow its role of helping artists and communities bring meaningful public art projects to life, and the Artists Services program, as well as Public Art Review will continue to provide support and resources that strengthen and advance the field of public art locally, nationally, and internationally.

More information: ED Search Press Release

Status: Full-time (40 hrs/wk), Exempt
Compensation: The compensation package is based on experience and includes participation in the Forecast benefits plan.
Reports to: Board of Directors

Position Summary

The next Executive Director (ED) for Forecast Public Art will be expected to grow the organization’s impact and maintain and improve its leadership in the public art field. The ED provides overall vision and mission stewardship as well as administrative and programmatic leadership for the organization. The ED is responsible for oversight of Forecast Public Art’s activities and staff in support of its mission of strengthening and advancing the field of public art. The ED is the public face of the organization and active member of the Twin Cities’ civic and artistic communities, representing Forecast Public Art to a wide range of constituencies, providing leadership and vision for the field of public art locally, nationally, and internationally.

The ED is responsible for leading the organization’s plans to achieve financial and fundraising goals, serving as its primary fundraiser, guiding strategic programmatic decisions, and developing and implementing long-range strategies for the organization. The ED also oversees development of editorial content, marketing and publishing, of the award-winning print and online magazine, Public Art Review, the world’s leading publication devoted to contemporary public art.


Stewardship of Organizational Mission and Vision

  • Lead the Board of Directors through strategic planning process on a regular basis.
  • Develop and Implement strategies and tactics in accordance with Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.
  • Provide leadership to the field of Public Art and direction to Forecast Public Art board, staff and programs.


  • Lead the organization’s fundraising efforts including identifying sources of earned and contributed income; preparing proposals; and maintaining good relations with funders.
  • Ensure that all marketing, communications, programming and development activities are coordinated.
  • Serve as leader and spokesperson for organization to initiate dialogues with prospective funders, and maintain high visibility at public events.
  • Oversee grants administration including reviewing progress of funded activities, and completion of reports.

Board Support and Development

  • Work in partnership with the Board of Directors to develop and maintain an effective, committed Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that the Board, Committees and Task Forces are supported by staff to be successful.

Financial Management

  • With support from the Associate Director, prepare annual and program budgets in concert with Board of Directors, and report to the Board regularly about financial matters.
  • Oversee completion of any legal and financial requirements, including preparation for audit and Form 990.

Program Management

  • Provide strategic direction and oversight of Forecast program areas:
    • Community Services
    • Artist Services
    • Public Art Review
      • Provide an entrepreneurial vision and digital strategy for increasing resources to support Public Art Review. Oversee development of editorial content of Public Art Review, with input from advisors, board, and other staff. Serve as liaison to the PAR advisor group.
      • Work with staff to develop sustainable budgets for programs, and oversee coordination among programs.
      • Ensure marketing and promotional efforts increase impact of programs.


  • Develop and oversee overall marketing and communications strategies, including but not limited to; e-news, collateral materials, project promotion, website, Public Art Review, and program applications.
  • Serve as representative of Forecast and its programs, and provide public speaking services as needed.


  • Oversee and ensure that organizational and programmatic goals are implemented and aligned with the Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.
  • Provide reports to the Board on the progress of organizational and programmatic goals.
  • Supervise the Associate Director, Community Services Director, Director of Artist Services, and Public Art Review Editor.

Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualifications – Required

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least ten years of increasingly responsible and mission-driven leadership experience, or a combination of comparable experience and education.
  • Familiarity with public art and contemporary practices and trends.
  • Experience leading and implementing a strategic plan.
  • Proven ability to collaboratively partner with private, public and nonprofit sectors, artists, board, staff and volunteers.
  • Proven fundraising capabilities including individual, foundation and corporate funding experience.
  • Track record as creative entrepreneur with passion and vision to effectively lead and grow a mission-driven organization.
  • Proven marketing and communications experience.
  • Significant interaction or leadership role with a Board of Directors.
  • Expertise in financial and program management for an organization with budget of at least $500,000.
  • Prior supervisory and team management experience, with Inclusive and holistic management style.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Familiarity with public art publications.
  • Computer competency.

Experience and Qualifications — Preferred

  • Experience coordinating major events, exhibits, and publications.
  • Background in print or digital magazine publishing.
  • Marketing experience, including but not limited to; e-news, collateral materials, project promotion, website, magazine, and program applications.
  • Experience in public speaking.
  • Connections to the international public arts community.
  • Proficiency with Macintosh-based calendar, spreadsheet and word processing software programs (including Microsoft Office, WordPress and Salesforce).
  • Courses or major in arts or business administration.
  • Master’s degree.
  • Prior experience as an executive director or in a senior leadership role within a non-profit organization.
  • Government funding and nonprofit accounting experience.

How to apply

Send a cover letter describing your interest, resume detailing relevant experience, and contact information of at least three professional references to: Chair, Search Committee for Executive Director at  jobs@forecastpublicart.org. Application screening will begin on February 22, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.

Forecast Public Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified diverse applicants.


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Warwick Art Museum Call For Art: Creative Fusion Exhibit

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Entry Deadline: Wednesday, March 30

WMAO is seeking artwork that expresses an appreciation for all creative art forms such as visual art, music, dance, film, and more! Bring to light your outlet of creativity or one that you admire. Works may be representational or abstract, in 2D or 3D, to allow artists maximum freedom for creative expression. All piece exhibited in the main gallery will be for sale. This exhibit coincides with the SENE Film Festival.


Exhibit Runs: Wednesday, April 13- Friday, May 6, 2016


Official Call For Art & Submission Form


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Apply now for the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program’s 2016-2017 residency!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:59pm EST

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas studios are located amidst a thriving waterfront community full of art galleries, creative professionals, and independent retailers. Studios have freight and passenger elevator access, high ceilings and natural light. Communal spaces include a kitchen, slop sinks, restrooms and a sitting area with wi-fi. Studio access is 24 hours/7 days week.

Learn more: thestudioprogram.com/apply
Apply now: swstudioprogram.slideroom.com


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RI Watercolor Society Spring Classes & Workshops begin next month!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Frank Francese

5 Day Watercolor Workshop

March 21 – March 25

(M-F 9am – 4pm each day)


Please click HERE for more information and to register online!


Kris Occhino

6 Week Watercolor Class

“Making Better Color Choices”

March 26 – April 30

Saturdays from 10am – 12:30pm

Please click HERE for more information and to register online!


Please click HERE to view other classes & workshops being offered at RIWS this year!


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PRINTMAKING CLASSES ENROLLING NOW at the South County Art Association

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

2587 Kingstown Rd, Kingston, RI



Monotype Printmaking

Feb. 17-March 16, 2016

Wednesday evenings: 6:30-9:00 pm

Instructor: Casey Weibust

Cost: $120.00 for SCAA members/ $145.00 for non-members

Register online, in person or by phone Wed.-Sun. 1-5 at 401-783-2195


Linocut Printmaking

Feb. 17-March 9

Wednesday mornings: 10 am- 1 pm

Instructor: Jill Heffernan

Cost: $100 for SCAA members/ $120.00 for non-members

Register online, in person or by phone Wed.-Sun. 1-5 at 401-783-2195


Collagraph Printmaking

March 30-April 27

Wed. 6:30 pm-9:00 pm

Instructor: Casey Weibust

Cost: $120.00 for SCAA members / $145.00 for non-members

Register online, in person or by phone Wed.-Sun. 1-5 at 401-783-2195


Non-Toxic Etching Techniques

March 16-April 13

10 am- 1 pm

Instructor: Jill Heffernan

Cost: $120.00 for SCAA members/ $145.00 for non-members

Register online, in person or by phone Wed.-Sun. 1-5 at 401-783-2195


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