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Riverzedge Arts Seeks Teaching Artist

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Location: Throughout Rhode Island; concentrated in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls
Salary: We pay a generous per class rate, above industry standards
Start Date: Immediate
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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This is a part time position predicated on school-based need. Hours of work vary but are likely to occur between 2pm to 6pm. Sessions generally run 4-10 weeks in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. This position is ideal for working artists looking for extra income. Candidates who are available M-Th afternoons will be given preference.

The Riverzedge Mobile Studio brings challenging, project-based youth programs into low-income schools and community centers throughout the state. Progressive art and academic skill building is achieved through well designed curricula that incorporate critical thinking and problem solving with literacy- and STEAM-enriched art making. Teaching artists are responsible for delivering high-quality real world arts learning in a safe, fun, and highly engaged environment.

Education: BA/BFA/MFA degree in the visual arts preferred, with formal or informal teacher training. Practicing artists encouraged to apply.

Art Skills: Candidate should possess a thorough knowledge of at least several artistic practices and disciplines. Candidate will be expected to have a working knowledge of observational, figurative and technical skills of drawing, painting, and 3D Design/Media as well as the ability to adapt to participants’ specific creative interests. Knowledge of art history is preferred, as well as flexibility with a variety of mediums and materials.

Required Abilities & Experience:
• Demonstrated ability to manage a classroom while maintaining a positive and fun atmosphere;
• Experience working with youth in an urban environment, preferably within a school-based setting;
• Able to adeptly and efficiently create and/or follow multi series curricula and lesson plans;
• Flexible thinker, able to work with a wide variety of people from different cultures and sectors;
• Ability to multi-task—to empower and engage youth participants while delivering sophisticated art and academic skills development;
• Able to work independently and produce high quality results while accepting supervision and working in conjunction with a diverse staff;
A familiarity with RI Program Quality Assessment Tool (RIPQA).

Supervision: This position is supervised directly by the Mobile Studio Director.

Performance: Performance of each duty evaluated against the above requirements. The Mobile Studio Director will complete at-random observations and evaluations, and will provide weekly support. Teaching artists will be required to participate in periodic professional development trainings.

About Riverzedge: Riverzedge Arts is a not for profit social enterprise that creates positive educational and economic outcomes for youth and their communities through artistic expression, disciplined effort and self-reliance. For more information, visit the website www.riverzedgearts.org.

Assurances: Riverzedge Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all decisions affecting terms of employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, political belief or affiliation, religious belief, sexual orientation, military status, disability or any other protected characteristic.

How to Apply
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Email resume and cover letter to davis@riverzedgearts.org

 

 

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Providence Childrens Museum Seeks Grant Writer

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Location: Providence, RI
Salary:
Start Date: April 2016
Part Time
unspecified

Job Description
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The Grant Writer is primarily responsible for researching, developing and writing grant proposals to foundations, corporations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate Providence Children’s Museum’s mission and programs to potential funders. S/he will assemble and submit grant requests, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions, reports and other deadlines.

Responsibilities:

• Develop and write grant proposals to foundations, corporations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating Providence Children’s Museum’s mission and programs to potential funders;
• Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets and presentations;
• Ensure prompt acknowledgement of awards;
• Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines and reports as required by foundation/corporate donors;
• Work with Executive Director to identify potential local, regional and national sources of funding and conduct prospect research;
• Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals;
• Provide writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner. Excellent writing, analytical and research skills are essential. Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, highly-organized and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial and philanthropic information. A high level of computer literacy is required. Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure, and to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form. A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants, a Bachelor’s degree, and 3-5 years of relevant experience are required. Experience writing grants and proposals for educational or cultural institutions preferred.

Availability: Part-time position, 10-15 hours per week, beginning April 2016

How to Apply
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Send cover letter, resume and relevant writing sample (as PDFs) to Director@ChildrenMuseum.org. No phone calls please. Review of applications begins April 15, 2016.

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International Call for Entries: 6x6x2016

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

June 4 – July 17, 2016
Artwork Entries due: April 17 (postmarked by April 16)
Global Online Preview Begins: May 20 at 10am
In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): May 30 – June 3
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 4, 4-10pm
Global Online Purchasing Begins: June 7 at 10am
Artwork Purchase Price: $20 each
Sold Out Artists’ Names Revealed: July 1
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 17 – 20, 12-6pm

Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s (RoCo) international small art phenomenon returns for its 9th year! It’s officially 6×6 season and the deadline for entries is quickly approaching. Get creative and enter your 6×6 artworks!

Last year, thousands of artists participated from all around the globe. Help us once again to build an incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made and donated by celebrities, international & regional artists, designers, students, youths, and YOU.

Please visit http://www.roco6x6.org/6x6x2016_intro.php for more information and to download the entry form. Anyone can enter and all artworks will be accepted.

 

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Hiring Dance Teachers for Sept. 2016 and possible summer hours available

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The Movement Center Dance Studio

930 Main St. #110
Acton, MA 02474
the-movement-center.net
movementctr@gmail.com

 

Description:

We are looking for upbeat and positive teachers focused on teaching proper technique. Ideally someone who would want to stay long term. If you are versatile and able to teach several styles, more hours would be available, possibly close to full time hours!
Looking for teachers for the following:

Ballet-  must be able to teach all levels. Available to teach two afternoon/evenings per week. Mondays & other day flexible.
Jazz- must be able to teach all levels. Several days available & the opportunity to choreograph/work with our performance company.
Acro- One afternoon a week, but if you have training in other styles more hours would be available.
Hip Hop- One afternoon a week, but if you have training in other styles more hours would be available. Tuesday preferred.
Tap classes may also be available.

Qualifications:
Must have strong training in the styles that you are teaching. Degree/experience preferred. Must be highly reliable.
How To Apply:
please email resumes with any clips of choreography/teaching/dancing you may have.
Apply by:
May 13, 2016
Salary:
Competitive, depends on experience
About this Organization:
The Movement Center offers dance classes for ages 2 to adult. We offer classes in a variety of styles for recreational and pre-professional students.

 

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P. Buckley Moss Foundation Accepting Applications for Arts-Integrated Education Programs

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The mission of the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education is to promote the integration of the arts into all educational programs, with a special focus on children who learn in different ways. The Moss Foundation was created and initially funded in 1995 by the P. Buckley Moss Society, an organization of more than fifteen thousand members worldwide. The society’s local chapters use creative fundraisers to support charitable projects within their communities.

The foundation is accepting is grant applications from pre-K-12 educators who need financial assistance to maintain or implement an arts education program in the 2017-18 school year. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support new or evolving programs that integrate the arts into educational programming. The purpose of the program is to assist teachers who wish to establish an effective learning tool using the arts in teaching children.

Pre-K-12 educators working in schools that serve all children (including students who learn differently) are eligible to apply.

Applicants must submit a completed original application, plus 4 additional copies, by September 30, 2016. (Facsimiles or email submissions will not be accepted, nor will incomplete application packets.)

Application packets will be accepted starting July 1. To be accepted, application packets must be postmarked no later than September 30.

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

 

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Terra Foundation Offers Funding for American Art Exhibitions

Monday, March 28th, 2016

In recognition of the importance of experiencing original works of art, the Terra Foundation for American Art supports exhibitions that enlarge the understanding and appreciation of historical American art made between 1500 and 1980.

To be eligible, exhibitions that take place internationally or in Chicago must be aimed at the general public, scholars, or both; exhibitions that take place only in the United States but outside Chicago must present historical American art in an international context and reach a scholarly audience.

The foundation has a particular interest in exhibitions that add an international dimension to the study or presentation of historical American art or that take place in Chicago, where the foundation is headquartered. “International dimensions” vary by project, but must include a venue outside the U.S.; a focused thesis that makes a significant contribution to scholarship on historical American art in an international context; and an international curatorial team. Grant funding also is available for exhibitions that include objects from the Terra Foundation’s collection of American art.

To be eligible, institutions must have 501(c)(3) status or the international equivalent. Grants are not made to individuals.

Letters of Inquiry for the Spring 2017 funding cycle must be received no later than August 1, 2016. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 14, 2016.

See the Terra Foundation website for complete program guidelines and information on previously awarded grants.

 

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George B. Henderson Foundation Invites Applications for Boston Beautification Projects

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The George B. Henderson Foundation is dedicated to the enhancement of the physical appearance of the City of Boston.

To that end, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded to projects that improve the visual environment of city parks, streets, buildings, monuments, and architectural and sculptural works. Each project must be visible by the public, preferably from a public way.

In 2016, preference will be given to permanent public art projects, projects focused on outdoor spaces, and historic preservation projects. Projects in neighborhoods that have not been well represented in previous grants, including but not limited to East Boston, South Boston, Mission Hill, Allston/Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown, Mattapan, and Roslindale, also are encouraged.

Applicants, unless a municipal agency, must be an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and must submit a copy of a determination letter from the IRS. Projects must be sited within the City of Boston.

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

 

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CityArts Seeks a Street Art Teaching Artist!

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

 

Providence CityArts for Youth is seeking a Street Artist and mentor to lead 2 summer afternoon classes at local Middle Schools. CityArts is a nonprofit arts organization offering free, high quality arts programming for Providence youth ages 8-14.

What: Teaching Artists will be responsible for leading a class of no more than 15 middle school youth in one hour long street art workshops. Teaching Artists will design their curriculum with the support of CityArts Program staff. Projects could include: spray paint, sticker design, stencil design, mural design and more.

When: The 4 week Summer 2016 session begins on July 5th and runs through July 29th. Classes run Monday-Thursday from 1:30-2:30, with prep time beginning at 12:45.

M/W at the Roger Williams Middle School

T/Th at the Nathan Bishop Middle School

 

Requirements: Applicants should be highly skilled with spray paint, sticker design, stencil design and/or mural design, have past experience working with youth, and be over the age of 20. You must be available during the dates and hours that programs are running!

Compensation: Teaching artists receive between 20$ and 25$ per hour, depending on experience.

If you are interested in teaching with CityArts please contact Nika Gorini, Program Director at Nika@providencecityarts.org ASAP, but by April 22nd at the very latest. Please include a resume and a short email describing your interest. Feel free to call 401-941-0795×115 with questions.

 

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Urn Art & Garden Faire

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Historic Oakwood Cemetery & Mausoleum

Raleigh Cemetery Association

Chartered 1869- A Non-Profit Corporation

701 Oakwood Avenue

PO BOX 26867

Raleigh, NC 27611-6867

919.832.6077

www.historicoakwoodcemetery.org

 

Urn Art & Garden Faire

Oakwood Cemetery hosts juried Urn Competition

April 23, 2016

Call for Artists

Historic Oakwood Cemetery is focusing on the changing style of interment with a juried competition devoted to the art of Cremation Urns, entitled Urn Art & Garden Faire.

What is an urn? An urn is a container that is used to hold the ashes of someone who has been cremated.

Eligible Entrants: Open to any professional or amateur artist, must be 18 years of age or older.

 

Specifications: An artist may submit a maximum of two original works that, using his/her creativity, could be used as a cremation urn.  There are no size dimensions or volume requirements for this competition. All works must be sturdy enough to withstand handling and exhibition.    All genres/mediums of art will be accepted. Be creative!  (There will be different entrance categories: wood working, metal, pottery and glass.)

 

Process: Digital images of the work, with entry form, must be received by Wednesday March 30 at 3pm. (Send CD to Historic Oakwood Cemetery, PO Box 26867, Raleigh, NC 27611 if mailing images).  If emailing images (preferred) please send to robin@historicoakwood.com.  Photos should be emailed in a JPEG version.  No more than 2 photos of each work should be included.  The JPEG version should have a resolution of 300 dpi or higher. The CD (if mailed) should be labeled with name, email address and phone number. If emailed, all file names should begin with the applicant’s first initial and last name followed by entry number (if submitting more than one entry.) Incomplete entries will be returned.  CD’s will not be returned.

 

Artists whose work has been accepted will be notified via email on March 31.

Approved urns must be delivered to Historic Oakwood Cemetery (701 Oakwood Ave Raleigh, NC 27601) no later than 3pm on Friday April 8.

 

Entry Form: Each Urn must be accompanied by the attached entry form. (See Entry Form, page 3).

 

Jurists will be provided by the Friends of Oakwood Cemetery.

 

Reception/Exhibit/Presentation of Awards:  Saturday  April 23 from 2pm- 5pm.

Competition Awards: Prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $100

 

Delivery of work: All submitted work must be hand delivered or shipped with pre-paid return label.  All insurance to and from Historic Oakwood Cemetery is the responsibility of the artist. Works should be properly tagged and labeled with the entry form.

Right to reproduce: Historic Oakwood Cemetery reserves the right to reproduce digital images of the exhibited work in both printed and electronic materials for publicity purposes.

 

Questions? Contact Robin Simonton, Executive Director, Historic Oakwood Cemetery 919.832.6077 or robin@historicoakwood.com.

 

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Submissions for the Conquer Cancer Foundation’s 2017 Expressions of Hope Calendar are now being accepted!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

 

We invite anyone who has been affected by cancer – patients, family members, get a friends and caregivers – to share your hope through art and submit to the calendar. A variety of mediums will be considered including oil, watercolor, charcoals, acrylics, pencil, pen and ink, and crayon, among others. Additionally, please consider letting others in your artistic community know about this open call for artwork.

 

Submission is free, and all the information you need on how to submit can be found on our website. Artwork can be submitted between March 18th and May 13th. If you have any questions, please contact Tyler Woods by phone, 571-483-1340, or email tyler.woods@conquer.org . Submissions must be received by May 13th.

 

We look forward to seeing your work!

 

 

Tyler Woods

Fundraising Coordinator

Conquer Cancer Foundation

of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

2318 Mill Road, Suite 800

Alexandria, VA 22314

T: 571-483-1340

E: tyler.woods@conquer.org

www.conquercancerfoundation.org www.asco.orgwww.cancer.net

 

 

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The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy (DPPC) seeks a part- or full-time Administrative Assistan

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy
30 Exchange Terrace, 4th Floor
Providence, RI 02903

PH 401.521.8800
www.provparksconservancy.org

The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy (DPPC) seeks a part- or full-time Administrative Assistant to begin immediately.  The DPPC’s Greater Kennedy Plaza Project, a public-private partnership, will transform Greater Kennedy Plaza into a vibrant and green urban open space, with improved pedestrian access that will foster creative, active public use of the area and attract new business investments in Downtown Providence.

Position Summary:
The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and clerical support to DPPC management and staff, with special focus on general administrative and development/fundraising needs.  The person in this position will serve as a point of contact fro external and internal inquiries; coordinate and setup meetings and necessary follow-up; draft and edit correspondence, documents, and communications; prepare reports and presentations; and provide support for managing data related to financial reporting and invoicing, as well as supporting data entry for the DPPC’s donor database.  The Administrative Assistant will also perform other duties, as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have in-depth experience working in a dynamic, interactive, and high-paced environment, will be flexible, adaptable and people-oriented, and will have excellent interpersonal skills to work with both the public and colleagues.

Qualifications:
At least two years of administrative experience in a dynamic office environment, preferable but not limited to not-for-profit.  Strong skills and experience are required in written and verbal communication and composition, organization, attention to detail, problem solving, basic mathematical understanding, and multi-taking.  Knowledgeable of computers as used in office situations is required, preferably advanced experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with donor and financial database systems is a plus.  Must be able to work independently on own initiative, in a timely and responsible manner, and function as a team member.  Demonstrated experience with social media and online management tools is preferred.

High school diploma, supplemental business/secretarial training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

Potential for growth into other types of assignments serving the DPPC mission.

 

If interested please contact Cliff Wood at cliff@kennedyplaza.org

 

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Combining Art and Science to Tackle the Problem of Wildlife Trade

Friday, March 18th, 2016

 

Creature Conserve, Rhode Island School of Design (Division of Liberal Arts and Department of

Illustration), and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) invite RISD faculty, alumni, students, and other members of the RISD community to submit proposals for a gallery show, “Wildlife: Trading and Conservation.”

 

This is a unique opportunity for artists to learn about the ways wildlife trade impacts a particular animal species, via initial self-directed research and in collaboration with scientists and wildlife experts, including IFAW staff.

 

Through this project, artists may build lasting connections with members of the scientific community and become a part of the effort to bring these fields together to communicate and solve problems associated with the global wildlife trade. This show will demonstrate that when combined, art and science deepen our understanding of the problems facing animals today and inspire us to create fresh solutions.

 

The animals featured in the show include the following:

• African Grey Parrot

• African Lion

• Chimpanzee

• African Elephants: Forest, Savanna (Bush)

• Asian Elephants: Mainland, Sri Lankan, Sumatran

• Red and Green Macaw

• Rhinos: Black, Greater One-Horned, Javan, Sumatran,

• White Sharks: Basking, Great Hammerhead, Whale

• Tigers: Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, Siberian,

• Sumatran Hawksbill Turtle

 

The artwork will be on display at RISD’s Gallery 55 in the Illustration Building on Canal Walk in Providence, RI which will be open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and Saturday night for WaterFire (date TBD). Note: the gallery will be open daily to the RISD community.

 

Application Process: Proposals are due April 1, 2016. Artists whose proposals have been accepted will be connected with scientists and wildlife experts who work with the impacted species, including IFAW staff; these exchanges take place during April and May.  Artists use the collaboration with scientists and wildlife experts to inform their creative process and complete their proposed artwork which is due in the gallery by July 4.

 

For the full call for proposals, see www.creatureconserve.com/art-shows.

 

Questions? Please email Dr. Lucy Spelman at drlucy@creatureconserve.com

 

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PAWTUCKET FOUNDATION PRIZE EXHIBITION

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Call for Entries: Deadline April 27th, 2016

$1,000 PAWTUCKET FOUNDATION PRIZE

$250 Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Prize

The 9th Annual PAWTUCKET FOUNDATION PRIZE JURIED EXHIBITION

May 19th – June 23rd, 2016

Jurors:
Catherine Little Bert, Director/Owner Bert Gallery, Providence, RI

& Nancy Whipple Grinnell, Curator, Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI

www.pawtucketartscollaborative.org

 

ELIGIBILITY:
This Juried Exhibition is open to all artists. ALL MEDIA, 2D and 3D, are eligible, including installation pieces. Original work only. Installation ready.
All entries must be submitted ON LINE by midnight Thursday April 27th, 2016.
All accepted work must be hand-delivered to the gallery on May 13th or 14th, 2016. No shipped entries.

DIRECT QUESTIONS TO: Pawtucketacgallery@gmail.com
Information also available on

ENTRY CHECKLIST & Exhibition Calendar:

April 27 – Deadline for online application
May 4,5 – Accepted and declined entries notified by email
May 13, 14 – Delivery of accepted work Friday 4 – 6 pm; Saturday 10 – noon.
May 19 – Opening reception 5:30 – 7:00. Prizes awarded. A number of artists will talk about their work
June 24/25 – pick up work
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, Mill Gallery
560 Mineral Spring Avenue, 1st floor
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

DIRECT SUBMISSION QUESTIONS TO:  Lisa Champagne Morgan:  pawtucketacgallery@gmail.com

ONLINE ENTRY FORM: HERE

PAY WITH PAYPAL: HERE

pay to : Membership@pawtucketartscollaborative.org

 

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Upcoming Classes through the Providence SteelYard

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

POCKET KNIFE MAKING

With Steve Lubecki

In this class, students will design, create, heat treat, and finish a single-blade pocket knife using the equipment and tools found in a standard jewelry studio. Design considerations will be addressed in relation to form and function, as well as the aesthetics of the finished piece. No prior knifemaking skills are necessary. Click here for more info.

“Steve was very helpful and was an excellent teacher who went out of his way and above and beyond to help! I really appreciated how much he seemed to care.”
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SLAB BUILT BOXES

With Patti Barnatt

In this class, students will use the slab roller to create clay slabs that will be made into boxes, vessels, and other handbuilt structures. In pottery, the rectangular shape can only be achieved through handbuilding techniques; which students will thoroughly explore under the guidance of their instructor. Weekly demonstrations will guide students along their creative journey as they explore a variety of possible shapes and functions. Click here for more info.

“Patti is very helpful and offers suggestions and possible solutions when problems arise. She always has a positive spin!”

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CRAFTING ORGANIC JEWELRY

With Amie Plante
Leaves, flowers and botanical forms can offer infinite sources of inspiration for jewelry. In this class students will learn a wide variety of jewelry fabrication techniques to create organic and natural-looking forms in metal. Students will learn sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, forming, and soldering. Click here for more info.

 

“I always felt very supported by Amie. She provided both personal and group instruction; and was excellent help with problem solving. “

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WELDING WITH MOM

With Max Van Pelt
Why not spend Mother’s Day weekend doing something special with Mom-like playing with fire and getting dirty! This workshop is similar to our Weekend Welding Workshop except that this weekend is set aside especially for mothers and their children to take the course together.  Click here for more info.

 

“Max is an excellent instructor, he did a great job! He allowed us to direct our goals, and gave us pointed lessons and tutoring based on our interests.”

 

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Upcoming application deadlines from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA)

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Learn more at www.nefa.org Grant deadlines are at 11:59PM EST, with staff available until 5:00PM EST.


APRIL 4, 2016
Fund for the Arts

APRIL 11, 2016
National Dance Project Presentation Grant

JUNE 1, 2016
New England States Touring (NEST) Grant

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
Creative City Grant


ROLLING DEADLINE
National Theater Project Presenter Travel Fund

 

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2017 CREATIVE ECONOMY RESEARCH INITIATIVE LAUNCHED

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

We are currently seeking research proposals for the third installment of the Creative Economy Employment Report of the New England creative sector. The report, made possible with an award from the Barr Foundation, will be published on NEFA’s website in Spring 2017. Submissions are due March 31, 2016. Read more on NEFA.org.

To complement the federal employment data, an online artist survey will capture information on the circumstances and needs of artists living and working in New England. The survey is planned for Fall 2016.

 

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Announcing the Search for Craft’s Rising Stars

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

American Craft Week is searching for thirty exceptional craftspeople under the age of thirty. We are looking for young artists who are making excellent craft, and exhibiting, selling, and developing a noteworthy body of work. While our winners may be students or have diverse occupations, we expect their craft to be a major focus in their lives.

 

American Craft Week will honor the winners on a special Rising Star website which will be online from mid-August 2016 until January 2017 when it will be archived. A photograph of each winner will be accompanied by his/her artist statement, several examples of their work, and contact information so interested media and buyers can reach them. Additionally, the exhibit will be featured in the October 2016 issue of Handmade Business, which will debut in mid-August, and in the online ezine, American Roads & Global Highways, will cover the story in the October-December quarterly issue.

 

American Craft Week will publicize the winners with professional media releases to their hometown newspapers and through social media. Each winner will be presented a handsome certificate suitable for framing. We encourage them to use the winning designation, a 2016 Rising Star, as a great resume addition!

 

All nominations must be submitted by May 15, 2016. Self-nominations are allowed. Nominations must be made on the official Rising Star Nomination Form. It will remain on the ACW website, americancraftweek.com, until May 15. There is no application fee, but applications must be accompanied by three, high quality, electronic images of the nominee’s craft. Winners will be selected by the National American Craft Week Committee and announced in mid-August.

 

If you know a talented young craft artist, help to put them into our national spotlight. Nominate them today as one of craft’s Rising Stars!

 

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Gypsy String Workshop AND Gypsy Balkan Dance Class

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

The Bohemian Quartet  will offer for the FIRST time a Gypsy String Workshop AND Gypsy Balkan Dance Class and performance! And YES you can participate to both!  Tis is a full day of events!

When: Sunday, April 03, 2016 | 1:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Workshop $20; Concert: $10

Location: The Towers, Narragansett, Rhode Island

The Bohemian Quartet plays Romani Music and will teach the String Workshop and Provide the music for the Dance Workshop. Dance will be taught by Susan Rose from the New England Folk Center. We are looking for violin, violas, cello, and bass players for the String Workshop. We invite folks to a lesson and practice to take part in a concert later in the day 7:30 pm.

 

This is what our String workshop is like: String Workshop Video

And this is what the Dance Class will be like: Dance Sample Video

 

Schedule for the day:

1:30 -2:45 is a workshop for string musicians to practice with individual members of the Bohemian Quartet
2:45 to 3:30 – an ensemble practice
3:30 to 5:30 – Dance workshop (learn how to dance in a gypsy style)
7:30 Concert with Workshop Participants!

To register: CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Deadline says March 7th, but you can apply all the way until the day of the event and I bet we will have some spare

Bohemian Quartet T-Shirts too!

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

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Native Arts in New England Gathering

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

When .9.16 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Hosted by NEFA & Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance (NIAA)

WHERE: Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06338  | Directions & Parking

COST: Free; lunch included.

The agenda will include updates on NIAA activities, information on NEFA programs including CreativeGround, discussion on needs and opportunities for Native artists, and networking among participants.

Register here.

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Free Poetry Workshop for Veterans

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Providence’s Frequency Writers hosts a free, six-week poetry workshop for veterans of war. Sign up here: https://frequencywriters.org/20…/…/04/workshop-for-veterans/

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