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Tuesday, December 27th, 2016


Creative Placemaking
NWBRV has received funding from the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) for a Creative Placemaking initiative in the Woonsocket Island Place Historic District, home to the planned ARTech hub. The initiative will bring residents, artists, and businesses together for arts and culture projects that help transform the district into a vibrant center of economic prosperity. A recently launched Call for Artists provides residents with the opportunity to receive resources for arts and culture projects related to Placemaking in the district.

What is it?

Creative Placemaking is a tool that helps people and places prosper by advancing arts and culture-based development strategies, including:

Community Cultural Development: The project will create opportunities for residents to express the unique culture and identity of their community through the arts as a way of building human and social capital;
Physical Transformation: The project will create visible change in the physical landscape of the ARTech Campus and Island Place Arts Park to reflect and support community cultural development; and
Economic Benefits: The project will help artists, arts-related businesses and other non-arts related businesses grow their income and assets.
Who is doing it?

The RI Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) was selected as one of 5 sites in the country to pilot the Creative Placemaking process with investments from the Kresge Foundation and now many other sources. The Island Place Historic District/ARTech Hub was selected, along with a Providence site, to demonstrate the effectiveness of this approach to community change. As the developer of the ArTech Hub, NWBRV serves as the lead agency and convener for the Creative Placemaking process. As the initiative progresses, we will work with networks of residents to ensure community perspectives are incorporated.

What does it all mean?

LISC defines Creative Placemaking as “residents coming together to make social, physical and economic changes in their neighborhoods through the arts and culture.” For NWBRV, this work will focus on how to create vibrancy and a sense of place during the development of the ARTech campus.


If you have an idea for an arts and culture project that could help activate the ARTech space, we encourage you to complete and submit the Call for Artists form. Funds awarded for projects range from $250-$5,000. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed at the end of each month. Applicants will notified be of their status by the 15th of the following month

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: http://neighborworksbrv.org/creative-placemaking/

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Tradition and Innovation in Basketry IX: National Basketry Organization 2017 Conference

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Every other year, the National Basketry Organization (NBO) provides the opportunity to work with master basket makers at its conference. This five-day conference is built around three and 1/2 days of workshops with national and international basket makers who both excel at their craft and have proven to be good teachers. Most importantly, they love to teach. As the conference moves around the country, NBO focuses on the basket making techniques and materials of the region. The workshops represent the range of basket work being done today from the revival of historical techniques, to the use of traditional materials, to innovative sculptural work.

The NBO is pleased to announce the roster of workshops for the Tradition and Innovation in Basketry IX conference to be be held at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, from July 18 to 23, 2017. Registration information will be sent to all NBO members, and registration will begin September 15, 2016. If you are not an NBO member join here. For non-members of NBO, registration opens on October 15, 2016 with an additional non-member fee.

In addition to these workshops, there will be a number of additional events:
- Opening Celebration with keynote speaker Lloyd Herman, who will speak on “Craft into Art – a Century of (R)evolution” and an award ceremony for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.
- Extended workshops and a designated area for open-weave gatherings
- Our gala and auctions (both silent and live)
- The opportunity for all attendees to exhibit
- A reception at The American Art Company
- A variety of activities, including visits to museums and craft locations in Tacoma

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT: http://nationalbasketry.org/9th-biennial-nbo-conference/

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Request For Qualifications For Public Art at URI

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016


Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Request for Qualifications


University of Rhode Island


Ranger Hall, 10 Ranger Road

Kingston, Rhode Island

Budget: $20,000

Deadline: January 17, 2017

Eligibility: This RFQ is open to all working artists from New England and New York. Students are not eligible to apply.



Artwork for the Living/Learning Room at the Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island’s, (URI), Kingston campus will be commissioned through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art.  Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens”.


The University of Rhode Island began in 1888 as the Rhode Island State Agricultural School. It became the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1892, and graduated the first class of 17 members two years later. In 1909, the name of the college was changed to Rhode Island State College, and the program of study was revised and expanded.  In 1951 the college became the University of Rhode Island by an act of the General Assembly.  The Board of Governors for Higher Education became the governing body of the University in 1981.


Today, the University has three satellite campuses but Kingston remains the largest and busiest. The main campus is 1,200-acres showcasing a mix of handsome ivy-covered buildings and contemporary architecture, and serving over 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  Over 60% of URI students are Rhode Islanders.  The average degree-seeking undergraduate is 22 years old, but 12% of students are 25 or older.


URI’s website defines the school as “the State’s public learner-centered research university and a community joined in a common quest for knowledge.




Conceived by Dr. Winnie Brownell in 2008, the Harrington School of Communication and Media was created through a generous gift by URI alumnus Richard J. Harrington, Chairman of Cue Ball, a venture firm, and former CEO of the Thomson Reuters corporation. The School comprises six programs, each engaging and involving communication and media. The Harrington School prepares outstanding graduates for careers, life, and citizenship in rapidly changing global professions.


Programs within the school include Communication Studies; Film/Media; Journalism; Public Relations: Writing & Rhetoric; Library and Information Studies.




  • The RI State Council On the Arts and the University of Rhode Island will commission 2D or 3D work for the outer walls to the left and right of the center column in the Living/Learning Room and/or the wall to the right as one faces the classroom screen situated at one end of the room.
  • Panelists determined to let artists dictate the aesthetic, the only mandate being that the work should in some way reference communications.
  • The budget is all-inclusive, including installation, lighting, wiring and/or screens if digital work is submitted. There are many screens in the building already, so ‘media’ artwork is not necessarily the best fit. In addition, because the room is used for classes and lectures, electronics are not necessarily practical as they would need to be turned on and off.
  • There is no limit on other types of media.
  • Panelists felt that it made the most sense to commission one artist, rather than multiple artists, so that there is a continuity of aesthetic.
  • Two more tables will be placed near where artwork will be located, but no more window treatments or other furniture are expected to be incorporated into the design of the room.
  • The RFQ will be limited to artists from New England and New York.







Please note: This Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is the first step in the RISCA/URI public art selection process. It is not considered best practice for an agency to ask an artist to craft a proposal without compensation. Therefore, RISCA will conduct the URI Public Art application process online, with all materials submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (see below) and there is no charge to the artist for applying or for submitting digital images.


At this preliminary selection stage, we request submissions from artists or art teams consisting of six (6) images representing work completed within the past ten years, resumes, and very brief descriptions of potential site-specific proposals, (as in, “If commissioned, I would create a 2D painting or “a 3D wooden wall relief”, etc.”).


If an artist wants to apply as an individual as well as part of a team, two separate CaFÉ profiles and two separate CaFÉ applications must be completed (i.e., one application submission for you and one application submission for your team). Applications consisting of six images and resumes will be reviewed by the URI Public Art Selection Panel to assess the quality and appropriateness of the artist’s work, and their ability to carry out a substantial public art commission.


Three finalists will be selected from the pool of RFQ applicants and those finalists will craft detailed proposals including an itemized budget, scale models and renderings, and an in-depth project description. For this they will each be paid an honorarium of $500. This stipend includes all travel expenses: hotel, transportation, mileage, etc., for both the site visit and the subsequent presentation meeting. Finalists will not be reimbursed separately for any travel costs.


No slides or hard copy materials will be accepted for this call. First time CaFÉ applicants must allow enough time to prepare their CaFÉ formatted digital images and electronic submission prior to the deadline.


Each application must be submitted via the CaFÉ ™ web site (www.callforentry.org) and must include:


  1. A current resume for each artist. If you are applying as a team, include all team member resumes within one document.


  1. Six digital images of relevant artwork. In the Description of Image, accompanying image annotation must list media, size, title, date of completion and a brief description of the artwork if necessary.  Please do not present more than one view of artwork per image.  If you wish to show a “detail”, include it within the six (6) artwork images.



January 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) Deadline for submissions

Late-February 2017: panel meeting for review and selection of semifinalists

Late-February 2017: Artist notification

March 2017 (TBA): Finalist site visits

April 2017 (TBA): Finalist presentations to selection panel

May 2017: Final approval by RISCA Council

Tbd with artist: Contract signed

Tbd with artist: Work installed and completed


According to law, recommendations of the selection panel will be presented to the governing council of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts who will have final approval of the public art selection.


Finalist’s site-specific proposals should convey artist’s ideas and plans through designs, renderings and/or scale models with a statement that describes the project’s intent, proposed materials, fabrication and installation methods, and an itemized budget. Artists chosen as finalists are also asked to explain how their artwork will be sourced and fabricated.  The finalists will be supplied with plans, photographs, and specific information about the Harrington School and the URI campus. A site visit as well as a meeting with the architect and the URI administration will be scheduled for the finalists.  An honorarium of $500 will be awarded to the finalists following presentation of their proposals. The proposals will remain the property of the artist. However, RISCA reserves the right to retain proposals for up to one year for display purposes and the right to reproduce final proposals for documentation and public information purposes.


The Public Art Selection Panel reserves the right to determine which proposal will be funded and the extent of funding. The panel also reserves the right not to accept any proposal submitted. If the recommendations of the Public Art Selection Panel are approved by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the selected artist/s will enter into contract with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for the selected commission. The accepted artwork will be owned and maintained by the State of Rhode Island.




The panel will select the artist based on the following criteria:


  1. Artistic Quality: Quality and suitability of the final proposal in relation to the project description, program goals and site descriptions.


  1. Ability of the Artist’s Team: The artist’s ability to carry out the commission, to keep the project within budget, and to complete and install the work on schedule.


  1. Value: The quality and scope of the proposed completed work in relation to the commission and fees paid to the artist’s team.


  1. Durability of the Work: Permanence and durability of materials for this heavily used public facility. It is the artist’s responsibility to ensure that all artwork meets safety standards, adheres to building codes, ADA requirements and other state regulations. Artworks must be durable and require minimal maintenance.


  1. Collaborative Spirit: Willingness of the artist to consult with the architects, landscape architects, civil engineers, general contractor, building staff (or designated representatives), and RISCA staff to assure smooth integration of the artwork into the site and to make necessary adjustments in relation to building codes and other construction issues.



This call is open to all artists living in New England or New York.  Applications may be submitted individually or in collaboration with others. The panel will not discriminate against any applicant artist on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges. Excluded from participation are RISCA Council members, staff and their family members as well as Public Art Selection Panel members and their families.


If you have questions about the RFQ, email Elizabeth Keithline: Elizabeth@arts.ri.gov.    If you require technical support for CAFÉ, please email cafe@westaf.org



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Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce Study – Deadline Extended

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Third Sector New England (TSNE) is conducting our third Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce study <http://tsne.org/valuing-our-nonprofit-workforce>, a survey of the compensation and benefits offered to employees in nonprofits across Southern New England, Eastern New York State and other adjoining communities.

We are extending the survey deadline to December 30th. Please at least begin your survey by this date, and if needed, we can work with you to facilitate completion in January. We have been getting a good turnout so far, and the more nonprofits answer the survey, the more useful and specific the data will be.

Please take a moment now to participate in the development of this important resource by completing the survey at <http://www.tsne.org/valuing-our-nonprofit-workforce>
You can complete the survey at your own pace using an easy online survey tool. You can always save your work and return to it if you don’t complete it in one sitting.
In partnership with foundations and nonprofits across the region, TSNE is conducting this study to collect salary and benefits data from nonprofits similar to yours. The findings will be published in a report (June 2017) detailing benefits offered, and salaries paid to employees in hundreds of positions in different types of nonprofits. Our final report will also identify best practices and analyze new trends in pay and benefits in our sector.

Our 2010 and 2014 reports, along with an online searchable database are currently available as a free resource at Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce<http://tsne.org/valuing-our-nonprofit-workforce>  Nonprofit managers, board members and employees can access this data to evaluate pay practices relative to those of similar organizations in your field of service and local geographical region to make informed hiring and pay decisions.

Please join us!!  We can only be successful with your help!
If you have any questions, please contact Rodney Byrd, rbyrd@tsne.org(617) 896-9338 or Nora Berson, nberson@tsne.org617-896-9348.
Thank you!

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The Call For Panels For The 27th International Sculpture Conference Will Open Soon

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016
Do you want to present a panel at the conference next October? The Call for Panels will open in January 2017 for those interested in serving as a panel moderator during the 27th International Sculpture Conference.

The 2017 International Sculpture Conference in Kansas City will focus on topics like:
  • Materials and Mediums
  • The Business of Art
  • Public Art
  • Sustainability
  • Mechanical Reproduction
  • And other topics in contemporary sculpture
For upcoming information on the Call for Panels, including submission topics and deadlines, join the mailing list at www.sculpture.org/kc2017.

For other inquiries about the 27th International Sculpture Conference, contact the Events Department at events@sculpture.org or
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Public Art Opportunities In Connecticut

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Central Connecticut State University, Willard & DeLoreto Hall – New Britain
Budget: $345,000
Deadline: December 30, 2016
Project Summary: For purchase and/or commission opportunities both interior and exterior locations are under consideration.

Western Connecticut State University, Police Station – Danbury
Budget: $23,000
Deadline: January 24, 2017
Project Summary: For purchase and/or commission opportunity. Focus on exterior wayfinding sculptural work of art.

More information at: http://www.cultureandtourism.org/cct/cwp/view.asp?a=2214&q=293764

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WESTAF Announces Appointment of Public Art Archive Project Manager

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Public Art Archive: https://www.publicartarchive.org/

December 19, 2016

Following a national search, Lori Goldstein has been appointed the new manager of WESTAF’s Public Art Archive. Goldstein currently serves as public art and program manager for the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Oregon. Prior to accepting that position, she served as a contractor for the Archive during its formative years. In that capacity, her responsibilities included gathering collections of public art, working to ensure that classifications in the Archive were properly applied, and supporting the improvement of the quality of images on the site. Goldstein has also served as the Public Art Assistant at Braaksma Design, a public art studio with projects commissioned across the country. She studied as an undergraduate at Colorado College and received her master’s degree in art history with an emphasis on public art  from the University of Colorado Boulder. As a graduate assistant, she worked at the university’s’ Visual Resources Center, where her duties included the cataloguing of a digital image collection using the VRA Core 4.0 framework.


The seven-year-old Public Art Archive project currently holds more than 33,000 images of over 11,000 works of public art from 1,100 public art collections. The site is accessible to the public at no cost, and public art administrators and public artists can add their work to the Archive at no cost. Goldstein replaces Rachel Cain, the founding manager of the program who built the project to its current robust state.


WESTAF executive director Anthony Radich commented on the hiring of Goldstein by noting:“Rachel Cain built the Public Art Archive into an important asset for the field of public art. We look forward to Lori Goldstein advancing the quality and usability of the Public Art Archive and building on Rachel’s work. Lori certainly has the background and the field knowledge to continue to grow the project. We feel fortunate to once again have Lori Goldstein connected to our work.”


Upon assuming command of the Public Art Archive on January 9, Goldstein will focus on the current major project initiative–building a collection management tool specific to public art in collaboration with CollectionSpace. She will also be responsible for accelerating the flow of public art work onto the site and for directing a major rebuild of the site that will allow it to more seamlessly integrate with social media tools and expand its research capabilities.


The Public Art Archive is a project of WESTAF, a nonprofit arts-service organization that supports the development of technologies that benefit the arts.  The organization also engages in examinations of cultural policy and actively advocates on behalf of public arts agencies and especially state arts agencies.


For additional information about this appointment or the Public Art Archive, please contact WESTAF Senior Associate Director Ashlee Stephenson by email at Ashlee.Stephenson@WESTAF.org

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Apply for a NE Foundation For the Arts Grant

Friday, December 16th, 2016
Grant deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET, with staff available until 5:00 PM ET.
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Riverzedge Is Hiring

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
Mobile Studio is Hiring!
The Riverzedge Mobile Studio brings challenging, project-based youth programs into low-income schools and community centers throughout the state. Teaching artists are responsible for delivering high-quality real world arts learning in a safe, fun, and highly engaged environment.
We are looking for teaching artists with experience in comics,  fashion/fabric arts, and green design.
This position is ideal for working artists looking for extra income.
The Details
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.  Candidates who are available M-Th afternoons will be given preference.
Learn more about Mobile Studio here.
Interested? Email resume to addie@riverzedgearts.org
The Nitty Gritty
Education: BA/BFA/MFA degree in the visual arts preferred, with formal or informal teacher training. Practicing artists encouraged to apply.

Art Skills:  At this moment in time, we are particularly seeking comics artists, fabric and fashion design artists, and green design artists. 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.

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Call For Public Artists: Multnomah County Central Courthouse

Monday, December 12th, 2016
Multnomah County Central Courthouse
Deadline: Monday, December 19, 2016
The Regional Arts & Culture Council is pleased to invite professional artists living in the United States to submit qualifications for a percent-for-art commission for the lobby of the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse in Portland, Oregon. There is a budget of $500,000-$750,000 for a 30’H x 80’W wallwork. The artist’s fee will be 20% of the fabrication/installation costs if s/he chooses to work with a fabricator. Construction will begin in 2017 and the courthouse is scheduled to open in 2020.
Deadline for submitting materials is 11:59PM (MDT), Monday, December 19, 2016.
All applications must be submitted through CaFÉTM.  A second RFQ for additional permanent sites will be posted in early 2017.
Rendering of the courthouse lobby where artwork is slated to be installed.


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APPLY TO LEAD A WORKSHOP AT Creative Communities Exchange 2017

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Make the Creative Communities Exchange (CCX) a success!

The deadline is only a week away. Don’t miss your chance to share your creative economy or creative placemaking project and create the content for this unique peer-to-peer exchange.
  • Renovated a neglected space for creative use?
  • Launched a downtown event or wayfinding project?
  • Completed an arts assessment or cultural plan?
  • Connected creatives to new business skills or opportunities?
Tell us about it.
Deadline to apply: NEXT FRIDAY
December 16, 2016

Share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues!
Images: from CCX 2015 in Keene, NH; by Michael Moore.
Why lead a workshop?
  • Create content that is useful to you and your peers across New England.
  • Gain visibility for your project, community, and partners, at the event and online via NEFA’s Community Initiatives page.
  • Share strategies and get ideas; gain access to a mentor to further refine your presentation.
  • Be eligible to win an award and cash prize for your work.
  • Receive a discount on event registration.
What do CCX workshops focus on?
Workshops discuss the specific strategies and steps taken by creative economy initiatives. These initiatives leverage local creative assets and cross-sector partnerships for community revitalization and growth. Review workshop examples from CCX 2015.

CCX has a specific format in order to focus on practical arts-based community development strategies and how they were implemented, encouraging the cross-pollination of ideas and resources around the region. Read more about the CCX.

Deadline to apply: NEXT FRIDAY
December 16, 2016

June 8-9, 2017 | New London, CT | #CCX2017
CCX 2017 will take place in New London, Connecticut, where arts and cross-sector leaders are forging strategic and surprising synergies across southeastern Connecticut to meet the economic and community development needs of today and plan for the future.

Local host:

Media sponsors:

Program Director, Research and Creative Economy


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Call For Public Art: The Ringer Park Memorials Public Art RFQ deadline is Saturday, 12/10/16

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
This is a final reminder of the deadline this Sat, 12/10 at 11:59 MST for the Ringer Park memorials public art project in Boston, MA. Artists and landscape designers are invited to apply. Particularly encouraged are creatives from the region.

Download the RFQ & apply online at Call for Entry (CafE).
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CALL FOR ARTWORK Contemporary Art: a Global Perspective- January 17, – March 3, 2017

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Contemporary Art: A Global Perspective” Art Exhibit:  Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA) and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) are seeking artworks that embrace the cultural diversity of artists in the region. Through creativity artists have the opportunity to explore, reflect, and celebrate their cultural history, views and showcase the diversity of Rhode Island’s rich cultural heritage. This exhibit is part of RISCA’s Atrium Gallery traveling Exhibits Program, for more information please contact Elena.patino@arts.ri.gov or at  (401) 222 6996 or visit http://www.arts.ri.gov/community/atrium/programs.phpEligibility: This show is open to artists working in all mediums including but not limited to Drawing, Digital Art, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, and Traditional Folk Arts. Works must be original and previously submitted artworks will not be accepted.Hanging Requirements: All artworks must be wired and ready to hang; our hanging system does not allow for hanging with clips, saw tooth hangers, or loops. please wire prior to drop off.How to Submit: Complete and email required “Artist Agreement” & “Artwork Submission Form” with JPEG images of artworks to diversityartexhibit@gmail.com with “2017 DIVERSITY EXHIBIT” in the subject line. JPEGS should be labeled with the title of artwork only. An artist statement on the required “Artwork Submission Form” for the gallery book (200 words maximum)IMPORTANT DATES:Entry Deadline: Required “Artwork Submission Form” and 1-3 JPEGS must be emailed to diversityartexhibit@gmail.com by Friday, December 14, 2016.   Exhibit Run: Wednesday, January 17, 2017 – Friday, March 3, 2017   Artwork Drop Off Dates Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (10:00am – 4:00pm) Thursday, January 12, 2017 (1 :00pm- 6:00pm) Friday, January 13, 2017 (10:00am – 4:00pm)Artwork Pick Up Dates Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (10-:00am—4:00pm) & Thursday, March 9,2017(1:00pm—6:00pm) (If you are unable to drop off or pick up during designated dates and times please contact Taylor Terreri, Director, at Taylor@warwickmuseum.org, or at (401) 737-0010.

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Southside Cultural Center seeks Program Manager

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI) is a non-profit community-based multidisciplinary and multicultural art and cultural center located in Trinity Square on the south side of Providence. Its mission is to connect, cultivate, and engage community through the arts. As an annex to a 150-year-old United Methodist Church complex, the Center supports multiple performance spaces—including a 350-seat theatre—in a historic building at the intersections of Broad Street and Elmwood Avenue in Providence. Currently the Center hosts seven local arts organizations as partner tenants, with many more artists and others using the building through short and long term space rental agreements.

Position Background:|
We are seeking a culturally-sensitive, self-directed, and mission-driven individual with demonstrated experience in arts programming, performance staging and venue management to join our team.  The team leading Executive Director is joined by a group of staff, tenant partner arts organizations, and volunteer board of directors who are actively engaged in the programming and development of the Center.

The Program Manager is a new position.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a proactive equitable venue use plan in collaboration with staff, board and tenant partners
  • Lead the development and implementation of a revenue-generating financial model for SCCRI based upon the draft venue use plan in collaboration with staff, board and tenant partners
  • Lead the development and implementation of a plan for the 2017 inaugural season per the draft use plan and budget for the venue spaces in collaboration with staff, board and tenant partners
  • Develop and manage the venue calendar of events and schedule for maximum utilization of the venue spaces
  • Respond to all inquiries and requests for rental of venue spaces
  • Process rental agreements and payments according to established systems; participate in updating systems as needed
  • Network to create awareness in the community and beyond for the programming and venue space availability
  • Work with the marketing team to maintain an up-to-date and timely website and other media tools for marketing all of the above

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following characteristics and experience:

  • Will have demonstrated experience in the performing arts and arts management
  • Will thrive working in a fast-paced environment where every day is different
  • Will be detailed oriented and highly organized
  • Will be able to work within a group and individually to set and then meet goals and deadlines
  • Will be at ease working in a culturally and economically diverse community
  • Will have excellent written and oral communication skills; bilingual a plus but not required
  • Will have strong  computer skills
  • Will be available to work nights and weekends to meet programmatic needs

Reports to Executive Director

Work week will begin at 30 hours and move to full time position within 9 – 12 months.  Salary and benefits will be negotiated based upon skill level and experience.

This search is being conducted by Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island.  Submit resume and cover letter to the attention Richardson Ogidan trinityrestorationinc@tumc.necoxmail.com. The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit resume by December 15, 2016.  No phone calls please.

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Southside Cultural Center seeks AmeriCorps (Volunteer Coordinator)

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island (SCCRI) connects, cultivates and engages community through the arts. A cultural center located in a historic building in Trinity Square, Providence, we are home to partner tenant organizations (Cambodian Society of Rhode Island, Laotian Community Center, Providence Improv Guild, Rhode Island Black Storytellers, and Rhode Island Latino Arts) and a resident theatre company, Wilbury Theatre Group. Collectively, our partner tenants provide the community classes in playwriting, acting, improvisation, dance, and music as well as performances and special events. Our facility is also made available for rent to community members, organizations, and schools whose events and programs help us fulfill our mission.

Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island now seeks an AmeriCorps participant to work as a Volunteer Coordinator to help build capacity at the Center and further develop SCCRI’s volunteer management systems.  Part-time students may be eligible. Work week schedule is flexible.

Internship Available – Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description:
The volunteer coordinator will work with the SCCRI Executive Director and SCCRI Program Manager to facilitate volunteer recruitment and management. Ideal candidate will be outgoing, comfortable in a multi – cultural and diverse community environment, very organized and will have some interest in the performing arts. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Work with staff to develop organizational systems for targeted volunteer recruitment for SCCRI events, programs, special projects, marketing, and campaign initiatives
  • Developing and sustaining volunteer management organizational systems including contracts, communication  and engagement, intake through online volunteer request forms
  • Designing placement for volunteers in collaboration with the SCCRI partner tenant organizations
  • Designing placement for volunteers for activities that serve goals outlined in the SCCRI strategic plan
  • Recruiting, coordinating, managing, and supervising volunteers on a regular basis
  • Supporting organizational management for special events and programs
  • Supporting SCCRI staff to develop networks with schools and community organizations to increase involvement with Center

All applicants must fit the following criteria:

  • Must be a United States Citizen who is at least 17 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be experienced with Microsoft Office and Google platforms
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English. Spanish not required but a plus.
  • Must be flexible and available to work both evenings and weekends.

All AmeriCorps applicants must abide by LISC RI standards and complete/obtain all required materials (including having a government-issued photo I.D. and passing a national criminal background check) to be considered for this position.

The position includes a paid stipend and educational award upon program completion.

This search is being conducted by Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island.

Submit resume and cover letter to the attention Richardson Ogidan trinityrestorationinc@tumc.necoxmail.com.

The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit resume by December 20, 2016.  No phone calls please.

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