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Green Prix Micro-Grants

January 20th, 2010

 

***The Open Call for the Green Prix Micro-Grants, one of the four recently posted for the 2010 01SJ Biennial, has just been opened up to all artists and is no longer restricted to just California-based Artists. ***





New Open Calls for the 2010 01SJ Biennial

The 3rd 01SJ Biennial will take place September 16-19, 2010 in San Jose, CA. The 2010 01SJ Biennial encapsulates the theme Build Your Own World, where the future is not about what’s next; it’s about what we can build to ensure that what’s next matters. How can we, as resourceful, innovative, and knowledgeable local and global citizens build and participate in a desirable future in the face of global climate change, economic meltdown, political instability, and cultural divisiveness? 
The 01SJ Biennial is an increasing recognized international event and a premiere multidisciplinary arts festival in North America. As such, 01SJ represents a unique opportunity to present the groundbreaking work of local and international artists and to provide access to innovative, world-class art for a broad and diverse audience.

ZER01 is excited to present four new Open Calls for Artists for the 2010 01SJ Biennial: http://zero1.org/01sj/opencalls

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Arts Around The Fire: Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County

January 20th, 2010

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County’s next  Arts Around the Fire will be held January 26th from 6-8pm at the Clarke Cooke House on Banisters Wharf in Newport. The Alliance invites the community to meet Deborah Obalil, President of the Board of Rhode Island Citizens for the Arts, Rhode Island’s only state-wide advocacy organization dedicated to the arts, design and creative industries.  Principal at Obalil & Associates, Deborah has fifteen years experience as an arts manager and organizational development specialist, with experience in detailed strategic plans, marketing plans and development plans. Deborah has also served as Executive Director of the Alliance of Artists Communities and as Director of the Arts Marketing Center & Research at the Arts & Business Council of Chicago.  Arts Around the Fire features a cash bar and an informal atmosphere where artists, performers, writers and art lovers can connect.  Sign up for free artist memberships in the Alliance or become a supporting member of the Alliance, a coalition of individuals and non-profits committed to the advancement of arts and culture in Newport County.  Please join us, no reservations needed.  Info at www.newportarts.org

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Betty Kinsman Fund For Arts, Culture & Humanities

January 20th, 2010
Through this fund the Foundation makes grants supporting literary arts, the performing arts of theater and music, and the visual arts of photography and fine arts.

The characteristics we evaluate for these activities, performances, projects and programs are:

  • celebrating the excellence of an individual artist
  • promoting one of the arts disciplines listed above
  • offering an artistic experience directed to the general public
  • exhibiting professional quality
  • including a public presentation of artistic work
  • emphasizing innovation or excellence in presentation

The Fund does not expect to make grants for:

  • physical improvements to performance or exhibition spaces
  • fairs and festivals
  • arts education
  • activities directed to specialty audiences
  • hobbies or personal enrichment activities
  • commercial museums or galleries

 

 

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Opportunities For Writers

January 20th, 2010
The Association of Writers & Writing Programs offers six contests for both members and nonmembers of AWP.

 

The AWP Award Series in the Novel, Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction

The AWP Award Series is an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works of poetry, fiction,and creative nonfiction. Winners in the Award Series receive a $2,000 cash honorarium plus publication of their book by University of Pittsburgh Press, University of Massachusetts Press, or University of Georgia Press.

AWP/ George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature

The award includes a $1,000 honorarium from AWP in addition to travel, accomodations, and registration for attending the AWP Conference, where the Award will be conferred.

The Intro Journals Project

The Intro Journals Project is a literary competition for the discovery & publication of the best new works by students currently enrolled in the programs of AWP. Winners of this contest receive a $50 cash honorarium and are published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, Controlled Burn, Quarterly West, Tampa Review, Willow Springs, and Artful Dodge.

The WC&C Scholarship Competition

Winners of this competition receive a $500 scholarship to attend the writing conference of their choice.

The National Program Directors’ Prizes for Undergraduate Literary Magazines

This contest awards the best literary magazines produced by undergradutes at AWP member programs—one in content, and one in design—with a $500 cash honorarium.

The Writer’s Calendar

This listing of writing contests, grants & awards is available only on eLink to AWP members.

 

 

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Film Makers Workshop

January 19th, 2010

 

 
 
Center for Independent Documentary


 
 

filmmakers workshop
 
 
 
Preparing a proposal for the upcoming LEF Foundation deadline?  Or other Foundations? Preparing a fundraising campaign with an appeal to individuals?  Not sure if what you have written is telling the story of your film in a way that will make it stand out and have people running to you with money?

Join your fellow filmmakers in a peer proposal review session.  Bring your materials (yes, budgets too) and we’ll break into small groups and do a read and review.  Come get some feedback BEFORE you send it to a review panel. We’ll have the ability to screen some trailers and work samples too, if your question is about your sample.

Filmmakers Workshop
THURSDAY
January 21,2010
6:30-9:00pm

6:30-7:00- networking
7:00-8:30 – proposal review session
8:30-9pm  trailer viewing & networking


Filmmakers Workshops are held at the CID meeting space at 93 Border Street in West Newton.
The workshop is FREE.  Please feel free to bring some food or beverage to add to the snack table.

While RSVPs are not required, we do appreciate knowing if you plan to attend so that we can plan refreshments.
RSVP HERE

 

 
Filmmakers Workshop is a program of the Center for Independent Documentary which provides a community space for filmmakers both online (at http://filmmakersworkshop.ning.com) and at our monthly workshops.  Workshops are now USUALLY held at our new space in West Nwton at 93 Border Street.  We hope that you will join us!  Please visit the Center for Independent Documentary website for more information about our organization.
 
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This event is FREE due to the support of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (A State Agency),  the Massachusetts Production Coalition- (not yet a member?  you should join today! Visit the web site for more information) and Harpoon Beer. The work of the CID is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts through an ARRA grant.


   
Center for Independent Documentary | 680 South Main Street | Sharon | MA | 02067

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Contemporary Theater Company is holding auditions

January 19th, 2010

The Contemporary Theater Company is holding auditions on Monday, January 25 and Tuesday, January 26 at 6:30pm at Lippitt Hall on URI’s Kingston Campus for:

The Real Inspector Hound
by Tom Stoppard
Moon: Male, 25-50; A second-string theatre critic, self-conscious, intellectual, frail.
Birdboot: Male, 30-60; Also a theatre critic; loud, self-assured; opinionated. A boor.
Mrs. Drudge: Female, 25-60; The charwoman; has very little energy or enthusiasm.
Simon: Male, 25-35; well-built, good-looking but suspicious young love interest of both Felicity and Cynthia. His
insincerity is poorly masked.
Felicity: Female, 18-30; the ingénue; pretty, athletic, naïve, but willful.
Cynthia: Female, 30-40; Patrician, elegant, beautiful. The object of everyone’s desire.
Magnus: Male, 40-70; Cynthia’s brother-in-law; wheelchair bound; loud, arrogant, imposing presence.
Inspector Hound: Male, 40-60; Typical Scotland Yard investigator; authoritative but a bit of a bumbler;
Performances will be at the end of March. Rehearsals will be three days a week, nights varying based on actors’ and crew’s schedules.

And:

The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
Amanda: Female 30-60; An over-powering mother who is trying to relive her youth through her crippled daughter, Laura.
Laura: Female 15-30; Amanda’s daughter. A withdrawn and emotionally fragile girl.
Tom: Male 20-30; Amanda’s son. A factory worker with dreams of writing, he feels trapped by his circumstances and longs to escape.
Jim: Male 20-30; An enthusiastic, hard-working Irish man who sees life as an adventure.
Performances will be at the end of April. Rehearsals will be three days a week, nights varying based on actors’ and crew’s schedules.

If you are interested in acting in either or both of these shows please bring a one to three minute monologue (preferably from Tennessee Williams) and be prepared to perform cold readings. For more information or if you are interested in auditioning but unable to attend these dates, please visit our website, www.thecontemporarytheater.com, or call (401) 228 5175.

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VOTE for the 2009 New England Art Awards!

January 19th, 2010

To vote, go here:

http://gregcookland.com/journal/2010/01/vote-for-2009-new-england-art-awards.html

Winners will be chosen by (1) local active art journalists and (2) anyone else who wants to vote – and will be announced in terms of these two categories of voters. All votes must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, to be counted.

Winners will be announced at the 2009 New England Art Awards Ball at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at the Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville, Massachusetts. The event is free and open to all. Creative attire is encouraged.

Greg Cook

The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research

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Providence City Arts! Seeks Project Facilitator/ Teaching Artist

January 19th, 2010

The Providence Youth Arts Collaborative is a partnership of non-profit community-based arts organizations using arts education as a strategy to empower the youth of Providence and greater Rhode Island. The Providence Youth Arts Collaborative consists of 5 organizations that provide over 8,000 hours of free arts education to over 1,600 youth each year. PYAC members include AS220 Broad Street Studios, Community MusicWorks, Everett Dance Theater, New Urban Arts, and Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth.
 
The Project Facilitator/ Teaching Artist will be responsible for working with two youth delegates from each of the five PYAC organizations. He or she will guide students through a collaborative process in which they will meet regularly to explore one another’s artistic practices and ultimately work together to create a multi-disciplinary performance or presentation as part of the PYAC Spring Showcase on May 22, 2010.
 
Specific responsibilities may include:
Facilitating weekly gatherings for youth to explore the theme of “Roots and Rituals,” share their work in response to the theme, and create collaborative connections.
Managing intensive vacation-week workshops in February and/or April where youth delegates come together to create and rehearse collaborative work
Frequent communications about progress with program staff at PYAC organizations
Delegating organizational work and recruitment responsibilities to youth staff
Scheduling meetings for youth delegates to share their work with PYAC partners, including a mid-April presentation of a proposed format for the performance
Attending the monthly PYAC directors’ meeting
 
 
Desired Competencies:
Experience working with young people of various ages and skill levels in an out-of-school setting.

Excellent communication skills.
Familiarity with a number of artistic mediums and comfort with multi-disciplinary projects.
 
This is a 16-week, part-time contract that starts in early February 2010. We anticipate that the position will require approximately 10-12 hours/week, with the possibility of additional hours as the event date approaches.
 
 
How to Apply
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By January 25th, interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and a one-page proposal outlining how they would approach the process of facilitating the creation of a collaborative performance involving youth ages 8-18 with diverse creative practices.
 
Providence CityArts for Youth
Curriculum Specialist Search Committee
891 Broad Street, P.O. Box 27691
Providence, RI 02907

Or e-mail to adrienne@providencecityarts.org
www.providencecityarts.org
Please, no calls.

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January 15th, 2010

The Studio Museum in Harlem is now accepting applications for their artist in residence program. They are offering a 12 month studio residency for three emerging artists. Each artist is granted a free non-living studio space, a $20,000 fellowship, and a $1,000 material stipend. The program is designed to serve emerging artists of African descent locally, nationally and internationally.

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January 15th, 2010

Every summer in the land of Alcott, Emerson, and Thoreau lives a great opportunity for emerging choreographers. Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy’s Choreographers’ Project Fellowship provides the opportunity to develop new work in a supportive environment. Fellows select a cast of dancers from the Workshop and have access to rehearsal space in the evenings and on weekends. Fellowship awards include: mentorship by workshop faculty and resident artists; access to all Summer Stages Dance classes and select performances; studio space and rehearsal time with dancers drawn from the Workshop; weekly seminar classes that include informal showings of the new work and culminate in a dialogue about the developing work with faculty and guest artists; open rehearsal and a fully produced public performance of work created during the residency; and subsidy for housing and meals. That’s a whole lotta good stuff. For more information, call 978-402-2339.

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January 15th, 2010

Call to artists for juried show Wide Open
Jurors include Anne Strauss, Associate Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Nicholas Baume, Mark Hughes, Bill Murphy.  For more information, contact Jane Gutterman at 718-596-2506 or info@wideopenartshow.org
Deadline: Monday, January 25, 2010

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January 15th, 2010

The Dance Residency at the Boston Center for the Arts provides choreographers an opportunity to create dance without the financial constraints of rehearsal studio or theater rental. The BCA will serve as the host for the selected company and develop the audience for residency events. Contact Andrea Blesso Albuquerque, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02116 or ablesso@bcaonline.org
Deadline: Monday, February 8, 2010 by 5 pm.

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Mini-grant opportunity for access projects for arts (and other types of projects)

January 14th, 2010

Access for All Abilities Mini-Grants

 

Now soliciting applications for the 2010 grant cycle….  

 

Due Date: March 5, 2010

For complete details, go to www.sherlockcenter.org.

The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College is soliciting applications from organizations and businesses offering social, recreational, leisure and cultural activities in Rhode Island communities for “Access for All Abilities” (AAA) Mini-Grants. The Sherlock Center will award up to four grants in 2010. Organizations may apply for up to $2,500.    

 The purpose of this grant program is to:

Increase access (physical, financial, programmatic) for people with various disabilities to existing social, leisure, recreational and cultural activities in the community.

Increase participation of people with disabilities alongside people without disabilities in scheduled activities.

Support efforts of Rhode Island leisure businesses and organizations to include more people with disabilities.

 Eligibility – AAA Grant applicants must be businesses or organizations offering social, leisure, recreational, and/or cultural activities to the general public in Rhode Island.  Non-profit organizations, businesses, city or town government agencies are encouraged to apply.

 ApplicationThe AAA Mini-Grant application is available on the Sherlock Center website: www.sherlockcenter.org, click the link for AAA Mini-Grants, or by calling the Sherlock Center at 401-456-8072 (voice), 401-456-8773 (TDD).

 The mission of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities is to promote membership of individuals with disabilities in school, work, and community.  Partners in this mini-grant initiative are Accessible Rhode Island and VSA Arts of Rhode Island.

 The Sherlock Center, Rhode Island’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), receives funding for this initiative through the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities.

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“Step On It” – Call For Entries At DeBlois Gallery, Newport

January 14th, 2010

Open Art Show

March 6 – 28, 2010

All media – using theme. Unjuried. Original work must be created in last two years. 2-D work must be securely wired to hang.

Awards!

Large/heavy pieces – call first.

Entry free $25

Delivery dates: Feb. 27 & 28, noon to 5:00

DeBlois Gallery, 138 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI, 02840

For more information: 846-7567 or 846-5681 or www.debloisgallery.com

Gallery hours after March 5: Tues – Sun, noon to 5:00 pm.

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Access for All Abilities Mini-Grants

January 13th, 2010

 

 Now soliciting applications for the 2010 grant cycle..   

  

Due Date: March 5, 2010 

For complete details, go to www.sherlockcenter.org. 

  

The Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College is soliciting applications from organizations and businesses offering social, recreational, leisure and cultural activities in Rhode Island communities for “Access for All Abilities” (AAA) Mini-Grants. The Sherlock Center will award up to four grants in 2010. Organizations may apply for up to $2,500.     

  

The purpose of this grant program is to: 

  • Increase access (physical, financial, programmatic) for people with various disabilities to existing social, leisure, recreational and cultural activities in the community. 

  • Increase participation of people with disabilities alongside people without disabilities in scheduled activities. 

  • Support efforts of Rhode Island leisure businesses and organizations to include more people with disabilities. 

  

Eligibility - AAA Grant applicants must be businesses or organizations offering social, leisure, recreational, and/or cultural activities to the general public in Rhode Island.  Non-profit organizations, businesses, city or town government agencies are encouraged to apply. 

  

ApplicationThe AAA Mini-Grant application is available on the Sherlock Center website: www.sherlockcenter.org, click the link for AAA Mini-Grants, or by calling the Sherlock Center at 401-456-8072 (voice), 401-456-8773 (TDD). 

  

 

The mission of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities is to promote membership of individuals with disabilities in school, work, and community.  Partners in this mini-grant initiative are Accessible Rhode Island and VSA Arts of Rhode Island, a statewide nonprofit arts and education organization providing cultural program to children, youth and adults with disabilities www.vsartsri.org  

  

The Sherlock Center, Rhode Island’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), receives funding for this initiative through the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities. 

  

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Public Art Call

January 13th, 2010

The New York City Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Community Affairs Unit and New York Cares, is launching an initiative to improve the appearance of Jersey Barriers at selected sites around the City. NYCDOT is soliciting artists to propose designs to be painted directly onto a number of barriers with support from NY Cares volunteers over a single weekend in spring 2010. The NYCDOT’s Urban Art Program invites you to participate in this open call for designs. Download the RFP here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/jersey_barrier_rfp.pdf. If you have trouble downloading from this link, visit DOT’s Urban Art Program’s page for more information: www.nyc.gov/urbanart. Also, please note that an updated deadline and site priority list are posted on the website for the pARTners’ track of the Urban Art Program (Friday, March 19, 2010). NYC – Department of Transportation *****************************************************************************************************************************************************************

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MUSIC LESSONS

January 13th, 2010

STUDIO ELEVEN, Wakefield, RI, provides individualized musical instrument instruction to all levels, beginning through advanced to those seeking lessons within the local and surrounding communities. For more information see: www.StudioElevenRI.com or

call 401/218-0101.

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Costume Designer Job Opening

January 13th, 2010

 

Moses Brown School Drama program is looking for someone who can take over the costume design job for the the Spring Musical.     
 

Here’s what the job entails:
 
–Oversee costume design and construction student crew for the Spring Musical,
   Beginning Mon., March 29.   Performance dates are Wed., May 12-Sat., May 15. 
–Work hours are 3:15-5:30 on selected days during the week.     
 –Sewing and design skills
 –Willingness and ability to work with students.
 –Interest in artistic collaboration and a willingness to participate in the creative  
    process of putting on a production.
 –Commitment to continue to develop Moses Browns Costume Wardrobe collection.
 
The job is a salaried position.  Its a fun, rewarding job.  If you are interested or know someone who could do this important job, please contact Barry Marshall bmarshall@mosesbrown.org
 

 

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NATIONAL CALL TO ARTISTS

January 13th, 2010

Public Art Integrated Design, Program Plaza Site Master Plan


 Location:         West Palm Beach, FL
Budget:          $35,000 design budget (plus minimum construction budget $350K)
Deadline:        February 2, 2010 Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. (EST)

See www.pbcgov.com/fdo/art for complete details.

This is a fast track project. Submittal materials include one (1) CD with jpeg images, pdfs of letter of intent, annotated image list and resume, and one (1) hard copy of letter of intent, annotated image list and resume. Artists who interview with Final Selection Committee shall receive a flat fee of $1000.00.

Palm Beach County’s Art in Public Places program is seeking artist(s) to lead the project’s team in creative site master planning and design of project features including an open-air sheltered pavilion with seating, landscaped plazas and a bell tower to display a 1000 lb. bronze commemorative bell recently cast to honor Palm Beach County’s centennial celebration (1909-2009). Donor recognition will be integral to the plaza design.
Centrally located between the recently restored 1916 Courthouse and the Palm Beach County Governmental Center, the program plaza will provide a venue for County officials to host activities such as public ceremonies, public celebrations and public announcements (press conferences) which historically occurred in a “town square” in front of a courthouse or town hall, or in a “village green”. The area is also sanctioned for expressive activities i.e. protests. As The Historical Society (THS) of Palm Beach County is located inside the restored 1916 Courthouse, and THS operates the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum located on the second floor of the 1916 Courthouse, the program plaza will also offer an outdoor venue for The Historical Society to present educational programs and special events.

 

Elayna Toby Singer

Palm Beach County Art in Public Places

2633 Vista Parkway

West Palm Beach, FL 33411

esinger@pbcgov.org

www.pbcgov.com/fdo/art

(561) 233-0235 ph

(561) 233-0206 fax

 

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