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Creative Communities Exchange – Early Registration Deadline April 4, 2017

Friday, March 31st, 2017
The early registration deadline for the Creative Communities Exchange(CCX) is coming up on April 14. It’s time to secure your spot at the biennial networking event for New England leaders engaged in cultural economic development!

Here are our top 5 reasons to attend:
  1. Workshops – where else can you learn about successful arts and real estate partnershipsneighborhood revitalization projects centered around arts and culture, and creative workforce development for artists and makers with disabilities?
  2. Networking – swap business cards with leaders from arts, local government, urban planning, and economic development
  3. Large group sessions - including an interactive keynote with David Grant on how to assess your impact
  4. Celebrate the creative sector - be the first to hear findings from NEFA’s report about New England creative economy employment and toast the region’s creative enterprises, artists, and creative workers at the reception
  5. New London, CT – hear how strong partnerships fuel their creative economy and experience it for yourself with evening activities
$100 through 4.14 | $150 after
Connect with your peers, exchange ideas, and build your network at NEFA’s biennial CCX! CCX workshops share the successful strategies of creative entrepreneurs, city planners, small businesses, and the arts sector that provide actionable tools that you can execute to strengthen your own communities.

Check out the workshops for CCX 2017 where you will learn about creative economy initiatives from throughout New England.

Visit CCXNewEngland.com for directions, carpool signup, and hotel discount information.
Images: from CCX 2015 in Keene, NH; by Michael Moore.
CCX Highlight
One creative economy project and one organization is recognized at each CCX with NEFA’s Creative Economy Award. This year, the ceremony will take place during the closing lunch at the Crocker House Ballroom. The 2015 recipients wereCreative Portland and The Square One Initiative.
Program Director, Research and Creative Economy


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FringePVD 2017 Artist Application

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Please READ CAREFULLY before filling out / submitting the application
START HERE: http://fringepvd.org/2017-artist-applications.html

FringePVD uses a non-juried, lottery process to ensure the festival is a cross-section of all sorts of performance from Providence, Boston, New York, and beyond. WE WANT YOU TO PARTICIPATE. The more fantastic artists there are performing the bigger and better the festival will be. While we’ll do our best to have every single artist that applies in the festival, because our festival is lottery-based we cannot guarantee that everybody who applies will be able to perform.

PLEASE NOTE artists accepted into the festival will be required to pay a one-time $75 production fee to cover venue rental, technical assistance, house management, marketing/publicity, and festival services.
An important part of our mission in producing FringePVD is to create a community that provides an opportunity for the untried and the untested, as well as a gathering place for lively discussion and interaction among artists and audience.

$35 Early Bird Applications will be accepted from January 15-February 28, 2017.
$55 Regular Applications will be accepted from March 1-April 1, 2017.

There are two steps which must BOTH be completed in order to successfully apply for FringePVD:

•ONLINE APPLICATION FORM: The first step is to submit the Online Application Form, by answering a series of questions about your specific project.

•PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEE ONLINE: Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee, paid via our PayPal system. Upon successful submission of the Online Application Form, you will be redirected to YOUR SPECIFIC LINK to pay the Application Fee for the application you just submitted. It is important to complete this second step as soon as possible following the submission of your online application.

All applications and fees must be received on or before the due date for Early Bird (February 28) or Regular (April 1) applications.


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Call For Artists – Art Of The Arbor, Newport, RI

Friday, March 31st, 2017

During the week of April 21st-29th the Newport Arboretum is hosting the annual Newport Arboretum Week. The week is packed with activities throughout Newport that celebrate its beautiful trees. Newport Art House has been asked to put together an exhibit with the theme “Art of the Arbor” at a staffed room in the Elks Lodge.

Your work is welcome to be for sale; no commission or fees are involved.

All proceeds go to you!

Electronic submissions of interest are due by Friday April 14th (link below), notifications of acceptance will be sent out by Monday April 17th and works are due to be dropped off at Newport location on Wednesday April 19th. Works come down on April 27th.

We encourage established and new artists alike to submit work that relates to trees, wood, the feeling it gives you, or any other loosely associated piece that we can tie to the importance of trees, forests, wildlife, and the natural environment.

For more information: http://newportarthouse.org/arboretum-week-art-exhibit/

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Call to Artists- Wickford Art Festival

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017


JULY 8 & 9, 2017



Artists are invited to submit works of fine art to the 55th Wickford Art Festival, which takes place in the historic, coastal, village of Wickford RI.  Types of work accepted as fine art includes paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and mixed media. All work must be original and any reproductions must be signed and numbered. Mass produced prints are not accepted. An application may be downloaded at www.wickfordart.org (Click on Festival then Applications on left).


The Wickford Art Festival is the longest running outdoor fine art festival in New England.  Sunshine Artist Magazine has rated it #17 in the USA. The Providence Journal has rated it as the third largest tourist attraction in state of Rhode Island. Harris Poll has placed the festival as one of their top 100 in the country.


If you need additional information  please email: wickfordartfestival@gmail.com or phone us at 401-294-6840.


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Call to Artists – Barrington Arts Festival

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Barrington Arts Festival

June 11, 2017
10:00 am-4:00 pm
Located on the historic Town Hall property

Deadline for submission, April 25, 2017

Artists are invited to submit works of art for the third annual Barrington Arts Festival. Jurors will choose artists who are creating innovative and original artwork, including paintings, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, illustrations, photography, glass, mixed media, wood, metals, jewelry and textiles. All work must be original and not mass produced.

The Town of Barrington continues to honor the thriving RI arts community by providing a venue for showcasing their work. Let’s celebrate the power of the arts.

For more information and application, e-mail cvillucci@barrington.ri.gov
Or call 401-247-1900 x 381


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Art Connection – Rhode Island

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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Arts Opportunities

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

ArtPlace America, 2/14 to 2/17/2017

National Creative Placemaking Fund is a collaboration of national and regional foundations working to include art and culture as a core element of local planning and development. Eligible: Individuals and organizations in the US. There are geographic priorities. Awards: $50,000 to $500,000

National Endowment for the Humanities, 4/12/2017
Fellowships support production of articles, monographs, books, digital materials, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources in the humanities. NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication are also available. Eligible: Researchers, teachers, and writers. Awards: $25,200 to $50,400

National Endowment for the Arts, 4/13/2017
Challenge America grants support projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations — those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $10,000 to $50,000

National Endowment for the Humanities, 5/2/2017
Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions supports special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine art objects, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, historical objects and digital materials. Eligible: Government, academia, nonprofits Awards: Up to $6,000

National Endowment for the Arts, 5/4/2017
Art Works: Creativity Connects grants support collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors, specifically: Agriculture, Business and Economic Development, Science, Technology, Healthcare, Community Education, Environment, Military, and Transportation. Eligible: Tax-exempt nonprofits, tribes and government organizations with a three-year history of programming ; other restrictions apply. Awards: $20,000 to $100,000

Princess Grace Foundation, 6/12/2017
Accepting applications for student thesis film projects at the undergraduate and graduate level. Eligible: full-time or matriculated student s who have not yet completed his or her film; have completed at least one film as a director; and is the director of the proposed film project. Awards: Scholarship for the film budget.

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 9/19/2017
The annual fellowship program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and/or creation in any of the arts under the freest possible conditions. Eligible: Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. Awards: The amounts of grants vary, and the Foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

American Academy in Rome, 11/12/2017
The Rome prize is awarded annually to artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. Eligible: US citizens  Awards: Each winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half-term and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively. Winners of the Two-Year fellowships receive $28,000 annually.

Surdna Foundation, No deadline for Letters of Inquiry
The Foundation offers grants to organizations that believe communities with robust arts and culture are more cohesive and prosperous, and benefit from the diversity of their residents. The Thriving Cultures Program seeks to create just and sustainable communities in four ways: cultural advancement, educational development, community engaged design, and social change. Eligible: U.S. Nonprofits Awards: Not specified.

Pollock-Krasner Foundation, No Deadline
The foundation welcomes applications year-round from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a period of a year and will be considered for all legitimate expenditures relating to professional work and personal living, including medical expenses. Eligible: Visual artists. Awards: The size of the grant is determined by the individual circumstances of the artist.

Japan Foundation; Deadline: 3 months before project starts
This grant aims to support projects that will further understanding of Japanese arts and culture. Eligible: Eastern US nonprofits Awards: Up to $5,000

Fender Music Foundation, No Deadline
Eligible: Nonprofit music instruction programs Awards: The Foundation is currently awarding acoustic, bass and electric guitars and the equipment necessary to play them. String, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, and keyboards are sometimes available.

Classics4Kids Foundation, 6/30/2017; quarterly
If your school or non-profit organization believes in the role of fine instruments in your program, and can show evidence of need and commitment to raising matching funds, you are a strong candidate for the Classics for Kids matching grant program. Eligible: Nonprofits and schools


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Call for Artists: Mobile public art project

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

CareLink is seeking an artist to create a mobile public art project that will be executed with participation from elderly clients/residents or staff at 32 CareLink-member sites around Rhode Island.   The artwork will be used to commemorate the organization’s 20th anniversary and 20 years of collaboration.   The final project will need to be completed by August 1st, 2017 and needs to be mobile and easily transportable so that it can be installed in public spaces, including (but not limited to) nursing homes, senior centers, hospitals, and public libraries.  All mediums will be considered.  Please submit letter of intent and qualifications by May 1 to:

Joan Kwiatkowski, CEO


One Virginia Avenue

Providence, RI 02905

Eligibility: resident American or legal resident artist

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Budget: $10,000

For More Information: contact jkwiatkowski@carelinkcollaborative.org

About Us: Founded in 1997, CareLink is a non-profit network of partners collaborating to ensure high-quality health care for the adult communities we serve.  Our providers meet specific quality and service standards and comprise the full network of care so that clients can safely and appropriately access the right services and supports when it matters most.  CareLink engages in strategic partnerships, utilizing our experience and innovative programming to better manager certain illnesses and conditions and integrate primary, acute, and community care.  Well-position in the long-term and community care industry with a reputation for being smart, responsive and capable, CareLink is a trusted partner in managing complex client cases throughout the network.  To learn more, visit CareLinkCollaborative.org.

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Call for artists: art to illustrate “the transformative manifestations of neurometabolic disorders”

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Click here for a copy of the prospectus and application form.

The CSF (Cerebrospinal Fluid Disorders) Symposium Exhibit: The intersection of Art, Science and Medicine is the focus of this call to artists. The primary goal is to illustrate in visual form the transformative manifestations of neurometabolic disorders. The inspiration comes from Petra M. Klinge, M.D., Director of the Annual CSF Disorders Symposium, which is co-sponsored by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

Exhibition: June 16 – August 30

Application deadline: Saturday, April 1

Jury notification (by email): Friday, April 28

Delivery of work: Monday, June 12, 10am – 1pm

Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 5:30 – 7:30pm

Award: 1–2 artists will be selected for a 2-person exhibit at the Warren Alpert Medical School


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LandLab Residency – Deadline March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

LandLab is a unique artist residency program that operates on multiple platforms: artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. A joint project of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA), LandLab offers resources and space on our 340-acre wooded property for visual artists to engage audiences in the processes of ecological stewardship through scientific investigation and artistic creation.

The Schuylkill Center is pleased to offer the LandLab residency to artists again in 2017 in partnership with the Center for Emerging Visual Artist (CFEVA). Applications for this unique opportunity are open now through March 15, 2017. Apply here.

The LandLab residency invites professional artists to create projects which operate on the platforms of artistic creation, ecological restoration and education. Improving the health of our environment is one of the greatest challenges the world faces today. In an effort to create innovative solutions, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists (CFEVA) will work with a panel to select 3 artists or artist teams to work with members of the environmental community (ecologists, educators, restoration professionals) to create innovative, engaging works focusing on solutions to ecological challenges faces in the Philadelphia region.

The Schuylkill Center inspires meaningful connections between people and nature by using our forests and fields as a living laboratory. The Center for Emerging Visual Artists provides career development services for professional visual artists, helps artists reach their audiences, and promotes interest in and understanding of the visual arts among citizens of the Philadelphia region. Together and through this first residency of its kind in Philadelphia, we invite artists to engage audiences in the processes of scientific investigation, artistic creation, and ecological stewardship as they create an innovative, art-based installation that prevents or remediates environmental damage.

LandLab seeks artists engaged in environmental exploration and discovery, who work well collaboratively across disciplines, have a working understanding and awareness of the ecology of Eastern Pennsylvania region, and are committed to deepening public awareness of environmental issues.


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Artist Vendors Wanted

Monday, March 6th, 2017

William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Tech is currently seeking vendors and artisans for our Spring Bazaar, to be held Saturday, April 8, 2017, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The event will be held on campus at Davies, 50 Jenckes Hill Road in Lincoln.

To be a part of our Spring Bazaar, please CLICK HERE to download our vendor agreement form. The form, as well as payment, must be returned to Davies by Wednesday, March 22, at the address listed above. Please send “Attention to Paula Carlton” with checks made payable to “Davies.”

Vendor Agreement Terms and Conditions:

  • No refunds if the vendor chooses not to show up on the day of the event for any reason.
  • If the organizers of this event cancel for any reason, the fee paid will be returned to the vendor.
  • Spaces are 10′ x 8′, vendor must supply their own furniture and/or displays, max table length allowed is 8′.
    • 10′ x 2.5′ cafeteria tables with fixed benches can be rented for an additional $10 each.
  • There are limited spaces with power outlets, to be considered for one of these spots, you must indicate so in your vendor form.
    • Vendor is responsible for their own extension cords if needed.
  • Vendors may not sell any type of alcoholic beverages nor items of a sexual or erotic nature.
  • Doors will open for vendor set-up at 8:00 am (follow signs to vendor parking area at the back of the building).
  • Vendors will receive their assigned location number upon check-in the morning of April 8th.
  • Each vendor to contribute one vendor-specific item to the Davies Raffle Table upon check-in, proceeds to benefit the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) program at Davies.

Because we want this to be a great experience for guests and vendors, we reserve the right to restrict the number of vendors in a particular category (ex: food, jewelry, etc.), so please be sure to DOWNLOAD your vendor form and send it to us today!

Also note: This Bazaar is a fundraiser for the Davies Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) program. An important component of our education is ensuring that students enter the workforce not only with the right academic and technical skills, but with the right soft skills. Davies, as part of our PBIS initiative, focuses on teaching students appropriate behaviors by motivating them with meaningful reinforcement such as verbal praise, school privileges, and tangible items.

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2017 Public Art Network Award Nominations – Deadline 3/20

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

*        The 2017 PAN Year in Review application deadline is March 20th at 5 pm Central Time. The application can be found at publicartist.org, and more details on the program are listed at www.AmericansForTheArts.org/YIR<http://www.AmericansForTheArts.org/YIR>.

The Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country. Two or more public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art.

*        The PAN Annual Leadership Award nomination deadline is March 13th at 11:59 Eastern Time. Information on the award can be found at here<http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/promotion-and-recognition/awards-for-arts-achievement/annual-awards/pan-award> and the nomination form can be found at http://www.americansforthearts.org/by-program/promotion-and-recognition/awards-for-arts-achievement/annual-awards/annual-awards-nomination-form

Every year, the Public Art Network (PAN) Council selects and presents the PAN Award in recognition of innovative and creative contributions and/or exemplary commitment and leadership in the field of public art. It can be given to either an individual or an organization, either public or private.

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