The GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2017 exhibitions. The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that promotes outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The spaces will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.
Works in all media will be considered. Note that GREEN SPACE includes several large walls and open spaces that are particularly suitable for large-scale works.
Eligibility: All participating artists must be RI residents. No students please.
Entry Deadline: October 1, 2016
Selection: Artists will be selected for the 2017 exhibitions by a review panel that will include practicing artists, arts professionals and community members. Artists included in the 2017 exhibitions will receive a $300 stipend for participating in the program.
Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery, even if they have applied in previous years and not been selected. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.
To apply, please submit the following via email:
-A link to your current web site that includes images with captions (title, year, media, size), a current bio and artist’s statement;
-A link to a Flickr page showing images of one’s artwork with captions (title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current bio and artist’s statement.
To apply, please email submissions to AirportArtsRI@gmail.com. Please note “GREEN SPACE” in the subject line of the email. Note that GREEN SPACE selects nine artists to exhibit in three group shows per year.
If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare their artwork for display at their own expense. Artwork is hung at gallery coordinator’s discretion, and gallery coordinator reserves the right of final selection of artwork and approval of installation. Artwork is not insured by the galleries during exhibition; artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance. Artwork may be listed for sale if desired, and any sales are direct without commission to the galleries.
To learn more about this opportunity and view photos of the exhibition space, please visit: http://www.arts.ri.gov/public/airports/ and the Public Art Archive, http://www.publicartarchive.org/search/apachesolr_search/TF%20gReen%20airport?filters=im_work_coll_nid%3A77451 .
About RISCA: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.
About RIAC: The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F. Green Airport and is a supporter of the arts in Rhode Island and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green Airport.
Job Title: Riverzedge Arts Bi-Lingual Media and Marketing VISTA
Organization: Riverzedge Arts
Location: Woonsocket, RI
Salary: $11,797 total living stipend for twelve months of service
Start Date: 08/15/2016
Terms: Full Time Temporary
Launched in 2002, Riverzedge Arts is built on the philosophy that art is a powerful force for social change. Riverzedge’s mission – “to help individuals and communities reach their full potential through art, design, and creative social enterprise” – is realized through award-winning teen enrichment and job training programs, high-end experiential arts learning in K-12 settings, and community arts and economic development initiatives that convene residents and artists to improve places and quality of life. More information at riverzedgearts.org or facebook/riverzedgearts.
Riverzedge is seeking 2 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA members for a one-year service commitment from August 15, 2016 to August 12th, 2017 for which members receive a monthly stipend, health care and other member benefits through the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Bi-Lingual Media and Marketing VISTAs will help Riverzedge build out parent, community and youth outreach, and further develop engagement and empowerment systems, providing critical capacity to chart our path forward.
AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers will help to promote exciting new opportunities, to better document and share our success across a wide range of media and initiatives, and to help us to expand our reach to new participants, volunteers, partners and supporters. These positions are especially critical to our organization’s and city’s goals to increase graduation rates at the high school with the lowest graduation performance in the state of Rhode Island.
Fluency in Spanish and Adobe Creative Suite are mandatory!
Member activities will support the launch of a new for-credit initiative, new parent programming, the growth and sustainability of youth driven empowerment expansions catalyzed and led by youth, and the overall visibility and success of Riverzedge in meetings goals and objectives through systems building in communications.
Other desired skills and attributes:
Note: AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program under the Corporation for National and Community Service designed specifically to fight poverty. The VISTA member commits to serve full-time for one full year at a nonprofit organization and receives an $11,797 total living stipend for those twelve months of service. Upon successful completion of the term of service, the Member also receives either an education award of $5,775 or cash award $1,500. For more information on AmeriCorps VISTA, please visit http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Education Director Karen Barbosa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested parties should apply asap-decisions will be made on a rolling basis.
Call For Art: 30th Annual RI Open Juried Exhibit
Entry Deadline: Sunday, August 14th at 5pm
The Warwick Museum of Art (WMOA) is looking for original works for the RI Open Juried Exhibit. All mediums and subject matter are welcomed for submission. The exhibit runs from Sept. 7 – Oct. 21, 2016.
This show is open to artists working in all mediums who live in Rhode Island and students who are currently enrolled in undergrad or graduate art studies in Rhode Island. Works must be original and recent works are preferred; previously submitted works will not be accepted.
Exhibit Run: September 7, 2016 – October 21, 2016
Entry Deadline: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:00pm
Juror: Linnea Toney Leeming: Painter, Educator, and Photographer. To learn more about the juror visit her website at www.LinneaLeeming.com.
Awards: 2 “Excellence Awards” will be presented for $200.00 each; 4 non-cash Honorable Mentions will also be presented. We reserve the right to add prizes if needed.
Entry Fee: $15 for one image; $40.00 for up to 3 images. WMOA Members and students in accredited college art programs can deduct $5 from fees when valid student ID is presented. Payments can be made by check (payable to WMOA) or by phone with VISA or MasterCard. All payments are non-refundable and due at the time of submission.
How to Submit
Email JPEGS of your submissions with the required “Artwork Submission Form” to Director, Taylor Terreri at Taylor@warwickmuseum.org with the subject “30th RI Open“.
Warwick Museum of Art was established in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is connecting all ages to the arts. Thanks to the generosity of gallery visitors, the City of Warwick, RISCA, and state legislators, works in the main gallery change every 4-8 weeks.
A portion of each gallery purchase supports our yearlong arts and education mission.
Heimark Artist in Residency Program
Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University
The 2016-2017 Black Spatial Relics (BSR) Residency will support the development of two new performance works that address and incorporate the public history of slavery and contemporary issues of justice.
The artists-in-residence should pay particular attention to the history of the slave trade and its legacies on the Eastern seaboard of the United States through performances that may include dance, theatre or performance art, or spoken word. The residency will enable selected artists to develop works that engage the public history of slavery and bridge or incorporate systemic and inherited connections with contemporary issues of injustice.
Selected artists will convene at The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island in October 2016 for three days of workshops, meetings, and studio development. During the Brown University Commencement Week (May 21-27, 2017), these chosen artists will present their finished works.
Selected artists must identify a partner non-profit institution in their home city that is interested in the local longevity of the project and can provide support to the selected BSR Artist(s). This support may include rehearsal space and other project development needs between the Fall 2016 and the Spring 2017. Partner institutions will be credited in all residency printed and digital materials.
Ø October 2016: Three (3) day residency at Brown University in October 2016
This three-day residency will take place between October 17th and October 26th, 2016. Dates will be confirmed by the end of September. This three-day residency will include travel, housing, per diem, and studio time.
Ø November 2016—May 2017: Development of performance project
During this development period, BSR artists-in-residency will check in with the CSSJ (via Skype or another similar medium) at mutually agreed upon intervals between November 2016 and May 2017.
Ø May 2017: Seven (7) Day residency at Brown University
This seven-day residency will allow BSR artists-in-residence to finalize and perform new work. Dates will be confirmed at least one month prior to the beginning of this phase. Completed works will be presented during the Brown University Commencement Week (May 21st—27th, 2017). This seven-day residency will include travel, housing, per diem, and studio time.
DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT: An award in the amount of $3,000 will be granted to each artist or each pair of artists selected as part of this residency. The award will be payable in three equal installments (October, 2016; February, 2017; and May, 2017).
PRODUCTION SUPPORT: BSR artists’ work will be produced by the Brown University’s Department of Africana Studies’ Rites and Reason Theatre and presented in its 100-seat black box theatre.
Project proposals from individual artists or from groups of two artists are welcome.
· Be an emerging and/or mid-career professional artist(s);
· Be available to participate during ALL program dates at Brown University;
· Be available to develop new work based on the BSR Residency criteria and within the scheduled outlined above;
· Be additionally supported by a host not-for-profit organization or institution that will help develop and continue the presentation of the new work; and
· Be local to a US region with ties to the transatlantic slave trade (see the illustrated maps at the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project website for further information).
The BSR artists-in-residence will be selected based on criteria that includes, but is not limited to, the following requirements:
· A demonstrated ability and commitment to developing new artistic work around public histories of slavery and social justice concerns;
· A track record of partnerships with organizations and/or institutions in home region;
· Strong collaborative work history; and
· Experience leading workshops and/or master classes.
About the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice
The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) at Brown University is a scholarly research center with a public humanities mission. Recognizing that racial and chattel slavery were central to the historical formation of the Americas and the modern world, the CSSJ creates a space for the interdisciplinary study of the historical forms of slavery while also examining how these legacies shape our contemporary world.
Black Spatial Relics is a residency program of the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) with generous program support through the 2017 Heimark Artist in Residency Program.
DEADLINE: ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE INTERFOLIO SYSTEM AT apply.interfolio.com/36179
August 14th 5PM EST
· Cover page that must include:
o legal name (first and last) and professional name (if different from legal name);
o union memberships/affiliations;
o email address;
o phone number; and
o the partnering organization name and a brief description (50 words or less).
* Include the address of the organization and contact information for a sponsoring individual at the organization.
· Letter of Partnership from a local cultural organization or institution that will provide space or other support for the development of this performance work. Letter of Partnership must be submitted confidentially via the interfolio system
· Artist Statement (max. 2500 words) that addresses the following:
o What is your proposed project?
o How do you describe the art that you make?
o What conversations you are most interested in as an artist?
o How is this project related to social justice issues in your area that concern Black populations?
o How do you plan to research and integrate the public history of the slave trade into your work?
o How does this residency affect the development of your career?
QUESTIONS: If you have questions prior to submission, please email:
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Submission Deadline: July 24, 2016
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum invites artists to submit their work for an outdoor, temporary group exhibition to celebrate the centennial of its formal gardens (September 2–October 23, 2016). Artworks that complement the formal gardens and surrounding natural environment, draw on the history of the site, or inspire dialogue, are encouraged. Possible themes may include, but are not limited to, kinetic art incorporating elements in nature; history of gardens and their uses, such as food, medicine, or pleasure; the local ecosystem; or how the built environment co-exists with nature. Artworks must be capable of withstanding adverse weather conditions and high-traffic areas, suitable for family viewing, and safe for children. All media will be considered, but electrical access is not guaranteed. Artists will be responsible for fabrication, transportation, installation, maintenance, deinstallation, and site restoration, including providing tools, materials, and equipment. Selected artists will receive a $200 stipend to help cover materials, transportation, or installation. There is no entry fee to apply. Proposals must include: Description of proposed artwork (title, medium, dimensions, weight, anchoring procedure); Artist’s statement describing the relevance of the proposed work to the site; 3-10 images of work samples labeled with artist name and artwork title (photographs of existing work and/or working drawings of proposed new work); Artist’s resume or CV. EMAIL PROPOSALS BY JULY 24, 2016 TO: email@example.com. For more information:http://www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org/pdfs/callForArtists2016.pdf
The East Providence Arts Council (EPAC) has announced an exciting sculpture-making opportunity run by the Steel Yard for the City of East Providence. The large-scale public sculpture will reside in a prominent, currently vacant parcel in Watchemocket Square (see below), and will be visible from the new Linear Park, the segment of the East Bay Bike Path that runs alongside I-195 East. The Steel Yard released a thorough Request For Proposals, requesting artists to submit proposals for an eye-catching piece that considers the history, diversity, and nautical character of the area. Together, the Steel Yard and EPAC will choose a finalist, who will design then build the sculpture in the Steel Yard’s historic metal shop. You can expect to see the sculpture in place by the end of this year!
Concept: Food production, land use, and the building of community are interconnected themes. What is the relationship between the local food movement, farming and how we look at issues such as agribusiness, GMOs, and man-made chemicals? How has the preservation of land and natural resources become vital? The various local food movements found across the country have helped build their communities and created new economies.
This national juried exhibition seeks to explore the potential of artists within this dialogue. What do artists have to say about localism, how are they responding to these issues in their work, and what can contemporary art add to this discussion?
Application Deadline: Friday, August 12th, 2016.
Full Prospectus – https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-KR8EV4V305WS1jTXFlMWx1dXM
Riverzedge Arts is pleased to announce a new opportunity for high caliber public artists to work with teen artists in our Public Art Lab (PAL).
Three rotating Artists in Experience (AIEs) will be chosen for paid mentoring residencies that support development, design, fabrication and installation of site-specific works in Woonsocket, RI. Ideal candidates are experienced, visionary Public Artists with a demonstrated track record in urban settings, and strong interest in sharing their creative and business processes with fledgling artists.
Each AIE will be commissioned to spend approximately 3 months mentoring teen creation—facilitating field, on-line, print and live research, community engagement, design, creation, installation, promotions and events—with leveraged resources and support from Riverzedge staff, board, VISTAs and community volunteers.
In line with teen artist goals to create contemporary works that beautify and inspire, new works will invite, engage and democratize public experience of art, at the same time improving the future prospects of a post-industrial city and its people.
Candidates must be able to work on-site at Riverzedge 2 afternoons per week for approximately 5 hours per day, before and during afternoon program hours of our Studio Arts & Entrepreneurship Program, which runs Monday-Thursday year round.
Candidates must have experience siting and producing works subject to city administration and federal approval. In-studio time will consist of drafting proposals and rendering models with youth among other components of highly successful projects.
Candidates should have a strong body of work consisting of public sculpture and installation. Youth mentorship experience is preferred, but not necessary.
Part-time Core Teaching Artist (Digital Media Lab Focus)
CityArts is a national award winning nonprofit youth arts agency in the heart of Providence’s Southside communities. Our mission is based on the ideal that all children should have access to arts learning as an essential part of childhood and youth development. Opportunity to shape one’s imagination, foster creativity, and find an expressive voice is the right of all children, regardless of socio-economic need or talent. CityArts teaching artists guide and inspire over 900 urban elementary and middle school youth, ages 8-14 in free out-of-school time multidisciplinary arts classes—art&design, digital media, music, dance, theatre and creative writing—and in-school artist residency programs throughout the city. CityArts provides the positive platform for youth to develop the skills they need to succeed in school and in life.
The CityArts Digital Media Lab is a space where our middle school youth can explore and engage creatively with a variety of technologies. In our lab young artists receive high quality mentorship around graphic design, 3D modeling, video, animation and digital photography.
CityArts announces the availability of a Core Teaching Artist position with a focus on our Digital Media Lab, to engage in our community-based afterschool program over nine months of the 2016-2017 school year. Ideal candidates are experienced teaching artists who are interested in:
Under supervision of CityArts’ Program Director, Core Teaching Artists will plan and lead after-school arts classes in our digital media lab and other studios, help to build a positive culture for creative learning and be active members of a reflective, youth-centered arts community. Each core teaching artist will be expected to provide instruction and mentorship 4 days per week, in two 2-day/wk classes Monday – Thursday for groups of up to 15 youth. Work hours will be 3:30-5:30pm, with .5hr of prep and 1.5hr of direct instruction. CityArts Afterschool Program runs from October – June, in two 10wk sessions for Fall and Winter, and one 6wk Spring session.
Core Teaching Artists will be recognized as exemplars of CityArts teaching and learning practice. As such, Core Teaching Artists also engage in an additional 4hrs per month to participate in orientation/training, periodic reflection and professional development activities including: team reflection meetings, practicum observations, one-on-one feedback sessions, and Friday professional development workshops. Workshop topics may include: Curriculum Design and Lesson Planning; Positive Youth Development; Working with Kids with Learning Differences; Classroom Management Techniques, Arts and Literacy, STEAM design thinking, and more.
Teaching Artists will be expected to meet regular program deadlines to develop course ideas and proposals, and submit detailed curriculum maps and lesson plans to the Program Director for review and feedback. They will also be required to help plan and attend all end-of-session Teach-back exhibitions and celebrations, and assist in documenting student work in digital portfolios throughout the year.
Desired Skills and Experiences:
This is a 9-month, part-time contract position, paid in bi-weekly installments during active program sessions.
This position is not eligible for CityArts healthcare or vacation benefits.
Applications including Resume/CV, cover letter addressing Core Teaching Artist prompts listed below, and portfolio file/link can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 5, 2016. No phone calls please. Cover Letter prompts:
Note: Portfolio of work (on a CD or emailed in .pdf or .jpg format): 5 digital images of personal artwork and 3-5 examples of student work created under the teaching artist’s guidance (you may also include sample lesson plans that give a sense of teaching style).
Providence CityArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To learn more about CityArts, visit our website at www.providencecityarts.org
The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art
submissions for their 2017 exhibitions. The gallery program is a
partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation,
to promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode
Island. The gallery at the Block Island Airport will present art to an
ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.
Works in all media will be considered. Note that the Block Island
Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately-sized works. The Block
Island Airport presents four artists per year in solo exhibitions. Artists
included in the 2017 exhibitions will receive a $100 stipend for
participating in the program.
Eligibility: All participating artists must be Rhode Island residents.
No students please. Resident Block Island artists are encouraged to
Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery even if they have
applied in previous years and not been selected. Artists who have
exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of
Entry Deadline: September 1, 2016
Juror of Note: Artists will be selected for the 2017 exhibitions by
juror Catherine Little Bert. Please see biography below.
Apply: please submit the following via email:
-A link to your current web site that includes images with captions
(title, year, media, size), a current bio and artist’s statement;
-A link to a Flickr page showing images of one’s artwork with captions
(title, year, media, size) and attach to the email a current bio and
Please email submissions to airportartsRI@gmail.com. Please note
“Block Island Airport Gallery” in the subject line of the email.
If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare
their artwork for display at their own expense. Works for Block Island
must be 34” x 46” or smaller, and packaged by the artist for safe
transport via ferry. Artwork is hung at gallery coordinator’s discretion,
and gallery coordinator reserves the right of final selection of artwork
and approval of installation. Artwork is not insured by the galleries
during exhibition; artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance.
Artwork may be listed for sale if desired, and any sales are direct
without commission to the galleries.
To learn more about this opportunity and view photos of the exhibition
space, please visit: http://www.arts.ri.gov/public/airports/ and
Please address any questions regarding this call to Molly Dickinson,
Coordinator, at AirportArtsRI@gmail.com or 401-845- 0890.
About the Juror: Catherine Little Bert, director and owner of Bert
Gallery since its founding in 1985, has passionately researched and
written on the subject of local artists. The fertile artistic community of
the late 19th century Providence has been a focal point of her
research and exhibitions, in addition to her representation of
contemporary Rhode Island artists.
Her recent accomplishments include contributions to the 2008
publication Infinite Radius: Founding Rhode Island School of Design,
and research on the early Providence Art Club artists and important
Rhode Island women artists of the 19th century to Sketches, an art
journal funded by the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities and
co-authored with LJ McElroy. Recent lectures include Nancy E.
Prophet; African American Sculptor at the Providence Athenaeum,
Edward Bannister and Nancy E. Prophet Against the Odds at the North
Kingston Library, and Mary Coleman Wheeler: (1846 – 1920) at the
News Women Press Club, Washington, DC.
In 2017 she will co-curate with Nancy Grinnell and exhibit on the
founding women of the Providence Art Club in celebration of Women’s
Catherine Little Bert received a B.A. from Providence College and an
M.A. from the University of Connecticut. She completed the course
work for the Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative
Arts at New York University. Additionally, Bert is on the Board of
Trustees at Providence College and on the National Advisory Board at
the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington,
DC. In the past she has served as a Board of Trustee at the Rhode
Island Historical Society, Co-President of Gallery Night Providence and
Chair of the National Advisory Board at NMWA.
About RISCA: The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state
agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General
Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a
federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff
support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers,
social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts
into the lives of Rhode Islanders.
About RIAC: The Rhode Island Airport Corporation operates T.F.
Green Airport and the five general aviation airports in Rhode Island. A
long-time supporter of public art in Rhode Island, the Rhode Island
Airport Corporation has worked with the Rhode Island State Council on
the Arts on a number of public art commissions for T. F. Green Airport
and Block Island Airport.
The East Providence Arts Council has announced an exciting sculpture-making opportunity run by the Steel Yard for the City of East Providence. The Request for Proposals (RFP), which contains all of the details about the project, the site, the awards, and how to submit, can be obtained by emailing Jennifer Sparks, Community Relations Manager in the Steel Yard Public Projects Department at email@example.com. Proposals are due on Monday July 11th.