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Providence Art Club National Juried Show Call for Art – Women Artists

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Call for Entries:

The Providence Art Club invites female artists to submit their strongest two and three-dimensional work in any media to the Providence Art Club National Open Juried Exhibition Making Your Mark. This exhibition is the concluding event in a three-month long series celebrating the Art Club’s unique founding as the first such organization to be co-founded by men and women. In 1880 six women and ten men signed the founding documents of the Providence Art Club. One hundred and thirty six years later the Club proudly continues its mission to promote “art culture”. Annually, the Club hosts an open juried show to provide non-members with an opportunity to exhibit in our Maxwell Mays Gallery, which hosted its first Art Club exhibition in 1885. Making Your Mark will celebrate the achievements of contemporary female artists, thus honoring the women so integral to the founding of this unique organization. Please visit www.callforentry.org for more information and to apply to this exhibition.

 

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FirstWorks seeks Program Manager

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

FirstWorks seeks a Program Manager to coordinate the development and operations of the FirstWorks Season including the annual PVDFest. S/he reports to the FirstWorks Executive Artistic Director, who sets the curatorial direction on the development, implementation, evaluation, and documentation of programs.

FirstWorks is a fast-paced non-profit arts organization that enhances the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community by engaging audiences with world-class performing arts and education programs. Candidates will be considered for either a full-time position with benefits or ¾ time position. Job includes some evenings and weekends. Start Date: January 2017

Scope of responsibilities includes:
Program
• Assist EAD in researching and curating FirstWorks season
• Serve as overall project manager for the PVD Fest, coordinating with staff and partners
• Generate artist contracts and assist in negotiations
• Screen/respond to booking inquiries from artists and agents
• Maintain artist database and production calendar
• Track program budgets and monitor projected expense
• Preview local artist performances
• Assist in building and developing relationships with community partners and artists
• Provide programming support to donor events
• Oversee evaluation and documentation

Production
• Create production schedules, distribute and coordinate production staff
• Coordinate venues for performance and engagement activities
• Develop Festival footprint plan and schedule of performances
• Track the details of all artist contracts and tech riders
• Work to negotiate and fulfill artist production requirements, within budget
• Coordinate all requirements/details with venue technical director/staff
• Provide or secure stage and/or house management at FirstWorks events
• Oversee on-site front of house, signage plan and installation
• Manage artist hospitality
• Coordinate Artist transportation, including curb-to-curb delivery, vehicle rentals, reservations, etc.
• Work with Education & Community Coordinator to plan and implement engagement activities

Marketing & Fundraising
• Provide information about artists and programs for grants and reports
• Maintain knowledge of the organization’s Strategic Plan, and participate in its implementation
• Secure artist descriptions
• Coordinate performers on promotional appearances
• Assist in developing marketing campaigns
• Assist in developing sponsorship proposals, attending sponsor meetings as requested

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree • 3-4 years experience in performing arts/program development and management as well as production, logistics and/or stage management
• Broad knowledge of performing arts
• Excellent writing skills (writing samples to be provided)
• Experience negotiating and managing contracts
• Good communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills & attention to detail
• Effective computer skills and facility with databases and spreadsheets
• Reliable automobile/transportation
• A team player willing to roll up sleeves and help the organization thrive

To apply:  Submit cover letter, resume and writing and/or work sample to jobs@first-works.org. Position will remain open until filled.

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Riverzedge is Hiring

Monday, November 28th, 2016
Riverzedge is currently looking to hire teachers for our rapidly growing Mobile Studio Program.
With our Mobile Studio program, expert teaching artists travel to schools, organizations, or worksites with projects that will inspire expression and encourage experimentation in the
visual arts, while providing hands-on learning experiences that
boost literacy, math, and science skills.
Mobile Studio has served over 1,092 students across Rhode Island since 2014, and we’re looking to expand in the upcoming months!
Location: Throughout Rhode Island; concentrated in Providence, Pawtucket, and Central Falls.
Salary: We pay a generous per class rate, above industry standards.
Start Date: Immediately, Part Time, Permanent position.
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HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to addie@riverzedgearts.org
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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 Arts:
Launched in 2002, Riverzedge is built on the philosophy that art is a powerful force for social change. We help individuals and communities reach their full potential through art, design, and creative entrepreneurship. Nationally award winning youth programs provide academic enrichment, jobs training, 21st Century skills building, and alternative routes to diploma attainment to teens, and high end experiential arts learning to K-12 youth throughout the state. Community arts and economic development initiatives convene artists, improve places and provide a platform for people of all ages to explore and express their intelligences and creative abilities through meaningful civic engagement, education, and employment. 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 characteristics.
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HOW TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to addie@riverzedgearts.org
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Jamestown Arts Center seeks Arts Education Coordinator

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Jamestown Arts Center
Arts Education Coordinator

Part time: 20 hours per week
$20/hr

The Arts Education Coordinator plans, implements, and oversees arts educational programs for the JAC, and serves as a liaison between the organization and both students and local schools. Building on existing programming, the Arts Education Coordinator is responsible for the continued development and promotion of creative year-round programming for all ages including summer arts camps.

Specific duties include:
- Identifying and hiring instructors with oversight from the Executive Director
- Overseeing existing partnerships and developing new community partnerships for educational outreach purposes
- Working with Programming Committee to develop educational outreach for performing and visual arts events
- Scheduling all classes, camps and workshops and maintaining a shared schedule
- Working with Executive Director to set educational programming budget
- Ordering and maintaining all materials and related equipment
- Maintaining and preparing classroom spaces
- Working with Marketing Manager to promote classes, camps & workshops
- Overseeing registration process in conjunction with Administrative Assistant
- Providing support to instructors
- Submitting monthly education reports to the board
- Building and maintaining positive relationships with current and potential students, and families and local schools and partners

The Arts Education Coordinator must have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years experience programming in an arts educational non-profit or school setting or related experience. The ability to work well both independently and with others is critical.

This position requires proficiency with computers, Microsoft office software, and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to jamestownartscenter@gmail.com

 

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Call For Public Art, Boston, MA

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
The Art Selection Committee of the Stanley A. Ringer Park memorials project invites artists and landscape designers to forward public art qualifications for one or several transformative, permanent public art installations that will serve as a tribute to four cherished community members inside Ringer Park. The proposed memorials project will honor Stanley A. Ringer, William Margolin, Brian Honan and Dawnn Jaffier. The project is intended to contribute to the safety of Stanley A. Ringer Park while recognizing the civic and community contributions of the honorees. A number of potential sites have been identified within Ringer Park, a 12.38-acre park located in the heart of the Allston-Brighton neighborhoods of Boston. Final sites and specific tributes will be determined during the art selection process. The selection process will lead to the identification of one or several artists/teams who will develop one or several concepts for one or several sites. The Urban Culture Institute is facilitating the art selection process.

Download the Request for Qualifications.
Apply online at Call for Entry (CafE).

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Contact: Christina Lanzl | Co-founder & Director, christina.lanzl@urbancultureinstitute.org

 

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NOW MORE THAN EVER: Take the NE Foundation For the Arts Creatives Count Survey, 11/18 Deadline

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
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Has your creative work been counted? Take the Creatives Count survey before it closes Friday!
Survey closes November 18, 2016

Participar en la encuesta en español 参加中国调查

Creative workers are a vital part of our region’s vibrancy, but are often undercounted – and underserved – because of the fluid nature of their work life. You can help change that! Artists and creative workers of New England are invited to:
  • Answer questions about your jobs, income, and career priorities
  • Be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card
  • Count yourself in…and encourage creatives in your networks to do the same
The survey should take 20-30 minutes to complete, because it is designed to capture the complexity of creative work – please take this opportunity to convey how much you count. Help advocates, service providers, and other stakeholders ensure that creative workers are better served by employment analysis, program planning, and advocacy strategies.
Analysis of your responses will be included in a report on the whole creative sector in New England that will be released in spring, 2017. Thank you!
In partnership with the state arts agencies of the six New England states with support from the Barr Foundation, NEFA seeks input from creative workers (including visual artists, dancers, musicians, designers, craftspeople, architects, digital media creators, culture bearers, makers, and more), working full time or not, on various aspects of their work life, including the type of work, how much time is spent on those activities, and how much of this work makes up their income. The survey includes questions on demographics, education, training, and income, employment status and sector, specifics on creative pursuits, as well as opportunity to cite top resources and needs for advancing a creative career. Learn more.

 

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CALL TO ARTISTS

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Submission Deadline: Saturday, Dec.3, 2016

For the 2017 season This call for submissions is open to all artists living in New England and neighboring states who are able to hand deliver their work to Hope, Hospice & Palliative Care RI. Students are ineligible. No application fee. The HHPCRI Gallery Wall offers a professional hanging system with dedicated lighting. High visibility area for visitors and staff. Large works encouraged. 16 x 20” min. frame size. $250 HONORARIUM FOR EACH EXHIBITING ARTIST SELECTED http://publicartri.com/call-for-artistsubmissions/call-for-submissions-form.html

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Printmaking Reimagined: 2017 Wheaton Biennial

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

About the Exhibition

Wheaton College (Massachusetts) cultivates an open spirit of inquiry with a curriculum emphasizing connections across disciplinary boundaries. Our Wheaton Biennial invites artists whose work reflects a similar spirit of inquiry and a critical reflection on what constitutes the boundaries of a particular artistic medium. The 2017 Biennial will focus on fresh directions in printmaking and will examine what constitutes a print today, particularly in light of new methods and technologies.

Work by artists in all stages of their careers will be considered. Selections will be made by the Biennial juror, Andrew Raftery. We are seeking a diverse range of experimental work, collectively evoking an open-ended reconsideration of the boundaries of printmaking.

About the Galleries
The Beard and Weil Galleries are a vital part of Wheaton’s creative and intellectual life. Exhibitions feature work by contemporary artists in all media, as well as works from Wheaton’s extensive Permanent Collection, spanning Ancient Greece to contemporary South Africa.

The Galleries’ educational mission encompasses all forms of creative expression in an effort to forge meaningful connections between ob- jects and their histories, student and faculty creative work, art historical research, and critical thinking. The crucial role the visual arts play in a liberal arts education is central to the design and focus of our exhibitions. Go to wheatoncollege.edu/gallery.

About the Juror
Andrew Stein Raftery is a printmaker specializing in narrative scenes of contemporary American life. Trained in painting and printmaking at Boston University and Yale, he has focused on burin engraving for the past 12 years. His portfolios Suit Shopping (2002) and Open House (2008) were exhibited at Mary Ryan Gallery in New York and were collected by the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the British Museum. In 2003 Raftery received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and in 2008 he was a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was elected to membership in the National Academy in 2009 and is Professor of Painting at Rhode Island School of Design.

Eligibility
All works must be original and not previously exhibited at Beard and Weil Galleries. All media will be considered. All work must be received ready for exhibition with appropriate hanging hardware in place.    The gallery director reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.

Entry Procedure
A non-refundable fee of $25 enables each artist to enter up to three works; additional works (up to 5) may be submitted at a cost of $5 each. Please submit one digital image per work; one additional image will be accepted for 3D works. Video, film, and time-based works can also be submitted online.

To apply, go to: callforentry.org and click on the Wheaton Biennial link. Credit card payments accepted. Submission deadline: 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Entry Format
All images and files must be submitted electronically with the online application. Each image must be in JPG format and should not exceed 5MB in size or 8” in any direction. Video and time-based submissions should be .mov files and should not exceed 5 minutes in length. Please name each file as follows: Artist’sName_Title_Entry#; e.g., Smith_EveningSun_1

Delivery and Return of Work
All work submitted for exhibition must be delivered to the galleries by hand or carrier on February 24 or 25 between 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at the expense of the artist. All artwork is to be picked up or will be shipped back April 12 or 13 between 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Please ship via UPS or FedEx with paid return delivery paperwork and postage. The Wheaton College post office is open for deliveries between 9-5.

Liability and Insurance
Wheaton College will provide insurance coverage for artwork while it is on its premises for exhibition purposes. Insurance for work while in transit to and from Wheaton College is the responsibility of the artist. All work will be handled with professional care; however, staff cannot be responsible for any loss or damage.

 

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