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Information Session About Fiscal Sponsorship October 20

October 12th, 2010

The Providence Department Of Art, Culture + Tourism and Fractured Atlas are offering a free Fiscal Sponsorship information session on Wednesday, October 20th at the Providence Public Safety Auditorium.

The session is designed for anyone who is interested in using fiscal sponsorship including individuals, emerging organizations, the general public, currently sponsored projects, and potential applicants to the Fractured Atlas fiscal sponsorship program. The session is designed to explore the benefits and use of Fractured Atlas’s fiscal sponsorship program as a fundraising tool.

The session will include an overview of fiscal sponsorship and how to apply, how to use the tools within the program, and an introduction to fundraising.  The session is 90 minutes in length and is presented by the fiscal sponsorship program director, Dianne Debicella.

Date October 20
Time 12pm – 1:30pm
Location Providence Public Safety Auditorium  

325 Washington Street, Providence

Cost Free
RSVP (401) 421-2489 x456 By October 18

Bring your own lunch, refreshments will be provided.  Sign up now – space is limited!

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Community Music Works on National Public Radio

October 12th, 2010

Sebastian Ruth’s recent MacArthur Award has caught the national media’s attention. Most recently, Sebastian spoke about bringing social justice to a community through music on
All Things Considered.


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Funds for Filmmakers

October 12th, 2010

The TFI Documentary Fund, presented by HBO, was created to further the development of character-driven documentaries. The Fund will arrange one-on-one meetings with key HBO Documentary Film executives, in addition to providing financial support, supervision and guidance from TFI and HBO, to select filmmakers developing artistically significant and engaging feature-length documentaries that emphasize character.

Submissions are now open for the existing 2011 TFI FIlmmaker Programs, including:

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, now in its fourth year, will provide finishing funds totaling $100,000 to feature-length documentaries which highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world.

TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, a program in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, will administer up to $140,000 in grants, plus professional guidance and mentorship, to narrative film projects in any stage of development that dramatize science and technology themes or portray scientists, engineers or mathematicians in prominent character roles.

Tribeca All Access (TAA) will expand its scope this year and provide $10,000 grants and extended mentorship to filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities who participated this year, in addition to the workshops, panels and one-on-one meetings. In addition, TAA will extend its year-round programming and support for alumni by awarding a total of $20,000 in grants for past TAA projects in development or new works by program alumni.

TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund, which supports innovative film and video artists who are living or working in Mexico, Central and South America and working independently in their efforts to reach a larger audience, will administer $20,000 in grants to a minimum of two artists working in documentary or hybrid forms.

For more information: http://www.tribecafilminstitute.org/blog/102604114.html

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Calls For Artists from the Mass Cultural Council

October 6th, 2010

Call for Art Gallery 263 in Cambridgeport is looking for drawings for their upcoming exhibition Unhinged, an unframed Works on Paper show juried by Joe Wardwell and curated by Laura Francis. 2D submissions can be on surface of tracing paper to cardboard with the maximum dimension less than 60”. No minimum size. All work must be unframed; work should be ready to hang or able to be hung with magnets or clips. 3D submissions are also accepted, as long as it is made with paper (cardboard included). Sculpture must be self-supportive; maximum of 60” height and width, 30” maximum depth. Prospectus available here.
Deadline: October 15, 2010

New Plays Competition for Cape and Island Writers Eventide Arts is sponsoring a New Plays Competition. The Competition is open to full-length plays written by both new and experienced playwrights who live on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard or Nantucket. Learn more.
Deadline: October 15, 2010

Call to Artists Gallery X in New Bedford is looking for artists who use found objects in their work. Any 2D or 3D media is accepted. The maximum size for 2D work is 4×4 ft. The juror is Julia M. Pavone, the co-founder and Curator/Director of the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art and the curator is Helen Granger. Download the Full Prospectus. Any questions, send an email.
Deadline: Work may be submitted Oct 20 – Oct 24, 2010. Work may be delivered during gallery hours (Wed. – Fri. 11am – 5pm, Sat. – Sun. 11am – 3pm).

Call to Artists Salon 241 in Northampton is looking for artists who would like to display their work in their downtown salon. Email your website URL and/or 4-6 jpgs to them for consideration. Artists take 100% of the proceeds of any sales of work. Questions, contact Brynn.
Deadline: Rolling

Springfield Artists Co-op Looking for Members The Artist Co-op at Tower Square, 1500 Main Street, Springfield MA, is looking for people to join. It will be a gallery/retail shop open to all artists of all mediums. Space limited to 20 artist. For more information, contact Tracy Woods (413-788-3903).

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Call for Nominations: Performing Arts Ensembles

October 5th, 2010

Call for Nominations: Performing Arts Ensembles
from Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria & Turkey
New partnership supports tours in the U.S. to foster
cross-cultural understanding

Call for Nomination details:

Music, dance, and theater ensembles from Haiti, Indonesia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Syria and Turkey are eligible.

November 1, 2010


Adrienne Petrillo
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The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), will launch Center StageSM, a pilot of U.S. tours of international performing arts ensembles, with the aim of fostering cross-cultural understanding between citizens of the U.S. and other countries. The program will build cultural awareness, develop long-lasting relationships between people, and enhance mutual understanding. The New York City-based artist services firm Lisa Booth Management, Inc. (LBMI) will serve as general manager for the program.

Selection Criteria:
Demonstrate high artistic quality and accomplishment.
Have an interest in engaging with U.S. communities, including youth, through public and in-school performances, workshops, discussions, artist-to-artist exchanges, and community gatherings.
Are comprised of three to nine ensemble members (artists and staff).
Have previous touring experience but have not traveled to the U.S. or have rarely been seen in the U.S.
Have an ability to communicate electronically via email and/or Skype, and a working knowledge of English and/or access to translators. (Interpreters will be provided as needed on tour.)
Nominations of ensembles working in contemporary forms are strongly encouraged.

For details on the selection process or to nominate an ensemble, visit www.centerstageus.org.

Deadline: November 1, 2010 (tours will take place in 2012).

Center StageSM is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts.

General management for Center StageSM will be provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.

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Mount Hope Farm – Executive Director Wanted

October 5th, 2010

Reports to:                  Trustees

Supervises:                 Mount Hope Farm staff (currently 4 FTE)

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt


The Executive Director serves as chief executive of Mount Hope Farm (Farm), reports to the Trustees, and is responsible for the success of the Farm through leadership and management of resources and staff. The Executive Director is charged with preserving the natural, cultural, and historic resources of the Farm for the benefit of Bristol residents and the general public. The work involves preservation of historic facilities and oversight of events and bed & breakfast operations. The Executive Director shall serve as an ex officio member of Trustee committees. In addition, the Executive Director guides and develops long-range planning, including business, development, and marketing plans, and evaluates progress toward goals.

Position Duties


Administration & Operations:


  • Responsible for fiscal management and ensuring the fiscal integrity of Farm operations through development, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures and appropriate accounting principles, as well as the annual budget. Prepares monthly profit and loss statements as well as drafting the annual budget. Works closely with the Treasurer and Finance committee of the Trustees on all matters related to the fiscal management of the Farm, including accounting procedures, budget development, annual audit, and tax filings with the appropriate agencies.


  • Develops and implements, in conjunction with appropriate staff, Trustee committees and consultants, a development plan to include: fundraising goals and strategies, and donor cultivation and recognition activities adequate to support the annual budget.


  • Promotes the Farm through the development and implementation of public relations and marketing strategies that support and enhance the organization’s visibility in the community and its sustainability.


  • Develops, recommends, and implements administrative policies and procedures and establishes standards and expected outcomes from Farm operations and activities related to Farm management.


  • Responsible for all aspects of staff management, including: recruitment, direction, training, evaluation, personnel management and counseling of all subordinate staff.


  • Acts as the primary spokesperson in the community and develops and maintains community contacts for the betterment of Farm operations.


  • · Responsible for the proper maintenance of facilities and physical assets.


  • · Provides direction to staff to ensure that systems and programs are in place to affect positive guest relations.




  • Responsible for carrying out the directives and decisions of the Trustees.


  • Reports to the Trustees at its regular meetings on Farm operations and activities to include: financial reports, public relations, development, and event management and scheduling.


  • Advises the Trustees of significant problems or issues affecting Farm operations and recommends solutions.


  • Provides staff support to activities designed to encourage excellence in the governance function.


  • Performs other functions as assigned by the Trustees.


  • Provides an annual report to the Trustees summarizing the past year’s activities and results.  Reports on achievement of mission goals.  Outlines the plan for the coming year to include major goals and objectives and threats to the same.



Performance Measures

Achievement of goals and objectives tied to the direction and implantation of the Trustees strategic plan within specified target dates.

Achievement of the annual budget targets and the presentation of timely and comprehensive financial reports to the Trustees.

Achievement of fundraising goals and increased donor recognition as reflected by the development plan.



Bachelor’s Degree and significant experience in management, fundraising activities, donor solicitation and stewardship, as well as working with or serving on a not-for-profit board of directors.

Demonstrated leadership and staff management experience.

Excellent communication (verbal and written), assessment, problem solving, organizational and time management skills.

Strong human relations skills.

Ability to work under pressure, to multi-task and to meet deadlines.

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Theater Auditions

October 1st, 2010

The Contemporary Theater Company seeks three males and three females

(ages 16 and up) for a musical production of The Gift of the Magi to

be performed at The Towers in Narragansett between Dec. 10 and Dec.


Auditions will be at The Towers on Oct. 26 and Oct. 28 from 6 p.m. to

8 p.m. Bring a resume, comedic or romantic monologue and one minute of

a song (with sheet music, if needed). Accompanist provided by

appointment only for appointments before 7:30 p.m.

Actors cast in the show will be compensated for their time. Rehearsals

will be weekday evenings throughout November and into December.

Contact (401) 228-5175 for more information and to schedule an


The Towers is located at 35 Ocean Road, Narragansett, RI.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES – 10x10x10 Small Works Show

September 30th, 2010
  Announcing Pawtucket Arts Collaborative’s most popular show of the year!
Our Annual 10x10x10 Small Works Show- November 1, 2010 – January 7, 2011

Limit up to 3 pieces of work: Free for PAC members; become a member $35 membership for one year. All work must be for sale and priced $150 and be 10x10x10 in dimension (including frame or three-dimensional).

Work must be ready to hang and install. Drop off is Friday, October 22 10am-1pm and Saturday, October 23 10am-1pm at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Office, 260 Main Street, Pawtucket RI.

Opening Reception and beginning of sale is Thursday, November 11th 5:30-7pm; lecture presented by TEN 31 at 7pm.

TEN 31 uses the human body as a canvas and living art installations for special events, weddings, public festivals, and corporate functions.


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Request for Proposal: Art Instructors

September 30th, 2010

 “The Newport Art Museum inspires passion for the arts in diverse audiences through exhibitions and collections, arts education, historic preservation, and arts and cultural programming. It focuses on artists-past and present-who have lived and worked in the Rhode Island region and celebrates their importance in American art.”

The Newport Art Museum seeks innovative, creative instructors who are passionate about teaching art to youth and adults. Four sessions of ten to twelve week classes provide opportunities for life-long learning and skill building in the arts throughout the year at the Museum’s school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies.

Located in the Gilbert Kahn building, the Coleman Center has a ceramic studio equipped with eight wheels and two electric kilns; a printmaking studio with two etching presses; a digital media studio with new iMacs and two multi-purpose studios. The Griswold House includes galleries as well as a children’s classroom. Part of the Museum campus, the Coleman Center affords students the opportunity to learn from its permanent collection, rotating exhibitions of contemporary Rhode Island art and to participate in its arts and cultural programs.

The Coleman Center offers art history, business arts, calligraphy, ceramics, decorative and household arts, digital art and design, digital photography, jewelry, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more. It welcomes your proposals for classes, workshops, after-school programs and summer camps.

Perspective candidates are encouraged to look at the Museum’s website before applying. Candidates may be asked to teach a short lesson as part of the interview process.

Please submit a Faculty Class Proposal Form (available on the Museum’s website), resume, three references and six images of your work (300 dpi and 5” on one side) to the Director of Education, Judy Hambleton.


The Coleman Center for Creative Studies

76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 (401) 848-2787


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Old Slater Mill Association Seeks Grant Writer

September 29th, 2010

Start Date: November 1, 2010
Part Time

The Old Slater Mill Association, Pawtucket, RI seeks an experienced, committed and dedicated grant writer responsible for all aspects of grant writing including the ability to research, identify, define and develop grant funding sources relative to existing and planned programming. The selected candidate will be primarily responsible for preparing, writing, and submitting grant proposals to funding entities in a timely manner. The candidate will possess articulate and persuasive writing skills, demonstrate sound organizational skills, and work well under pressure while producing quality work within time constraints.

Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in a related field, strategic thinking skills, a demonstrated track record in securing funding opportunities, and a comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of grant writing and contract administration.

How to Apply
Kindly Submit a resume accompanied by a cover letter including salary requirements to: Search Committee, Old Slater Mill Association, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, P.O. Box 696, Pawtucket, RI 02862-0696

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Autumn Artisan Craft Festival Seeks Vendors

September 29th, 2010
Autumn Artisan Craft Festival

November 6,  2010

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our upcoming “Autumn Artisan Craft Festival” at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, RI.

The date of the show is Saturday November 6, 2010 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. This show is a juried show; we will be judging the vendors on the quality of their craft and so that we may not have too many in a particular category. Cost for a 10 x 10 space is $50.00.

If interested, please see the page attached for the application and instructions. Please do not hesitate to forward this email on to anyone you feel is a quality crafter and would like to join us for the day.

Thank you very much and I look forward to working with you.

Tillie Lang
St. Andrew’s Parent Association

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WaterFire Providence: Managing Director

September 28th, 2010

The Organization

WaterFire® (http://www.waterfire.org) is the award-winning sculpture/event created by Barnaby Evans installed on the three rivers of downtown Providence.  A symbol of Providence’s renaissance, the event is universally recognized as a powerful work of public art.  The mission of WaterFire Providence (WFP), the 501(c)3 organization that produces WaterFire (WF), is “to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy.”  Presented 12 to 25 times a year, WF has grown to include a wide array of arts and community partnerships with an attendance ranging from 15,000 to 90,000 per event.

WFP’s strategic plan envisions a significant campaign for growth in the next three years.  The plan includes the new position of Managing Director (MD), responsible for all administrative functions.  Mr. Evans will assume the role of Executive Artistic Director (EAD).

Based on the performing arts dual leadership model, the MD will work as a team with the EAD in parallel as well as in a shared decision-making relationship.  In general, it is the artistic mission of WFP that will guide the decision making process in keeping with the strategic framework and budget. While both MD and EAD report directly to the Board, the EAD serves as the first among equals in organizational leadership.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

The MD will be instrumental in managing, consolidating and building WFP’s day-to-day operational effectiveness; attending to all aspects of operational and financial management for the organization; managing its human resources, overseeing fund development, expanding board engagement, and ensuring a high performing fund development team including the Executive Artistic Director (EAD), the directors of philanthropy and sponsorship and leadership volunteers; representing the organization in all aspects of advocacy, friend and fund raising as well as community outreach and program and project development.  Specifically the MD will be responsible for: 

  • Building a bold, strategic, engaged, innovative, and future-focused board. 
  • Building staff capacity, administrative, production, volunteer and communications  systems.
  • Enabling investment in expanded production equipment and long term reinvestment.
  • Enabling investment in the office facilities, equipment and technology.
  • Building stronger philanthropic and earned revenue program.
  • Expanding public support and visitor donations.


Specific job functions based on approximate percentage time usage of the MD: Partner in Strategic Vision and Entrepreneurial Thinking (10%); Day-to-Day Operations (40%); Institutional Development, Marketing and Advocacy (30%); and Board Governance and Support (20%)


The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a BA degree with eight or more years experience in a management position with increasing responsibilities, preferably in the cultural sector. He/she will have strong operational, financial, analytical, human resource management, friend and fundraising experience with demonstrable qualitative and quantifiable results

  1. 1.      Skills
  • Experience in working successfully in a co-leadership environment
  • Strong leadership skills and a sophisticated systems thinker and strategist
  • Proven record of entrepreneurship
  • Personal credibility and intellectual ability to win professional respect and trust
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in institutional advancement
  • Ability to understand, operate and monitor WFP’s financial management systems
  • Excellent collaboration and partnership skills
  • Outstanding written, verbal, technological and presentation skills
  • A hands-on, detail oriented self-starter and skilled manager


  1. 2.      Values
  • A genuine passion and commitment the mission and philosophy of WFP
  • A genuine appreciation for the artistic expression which is at the core of WFP
  • A collaborative team member and leader with a strong, hands-on work ethic
  • Contribute engagement and joy to the team
  • Of unquestioned integrity and the highest ethical standards


  1. 3.      Work Schedule Expectations

WaterFire usually occurs on Saturday evenings (often every other Saturday) from May to October.  Thus much of the event oversight, donor and sponsor contact, volunteer and staff support function, and development and programmatic opportunities occur on weekends during the summer.  The candidate will be expected to be on site for all appropriate WaterFire events.  This is a full time position; competitive salary commensurate with skill and experience. 


Application Guidelines

This search is being conducted by Third Sector New England’s Executive Transition Program with Transition Consultant Dorothy Chen-Courtin.  To view complete position profile and to apply, please visit http://www.tsne.org/jobs/md_waterfire_providence  Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Only online applications will be accepted. Application materials will be accepted until the final candidate is selected.  WaterFire Providence is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds.

Upcoming performance will be held on October 9 in Providence, RI.

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NEFA’s 9th Annual Idea Swap

September 28th, 2010


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NEFA’S 9th Annual Idea Swap:
Junk Music
Visual Artist Sarah Sze
   + Choreographer
   Trajal Harrell
Encounter, a dance
NEFA’s Idea Swap
November 3, 2010
Mechanics Hall (Worcester, MA)

$40.00 before Sept. 30
$50.00 after Sept. 30
Register today!

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Individuals wiWheelchare Accessible iconth disabilities desiring accommodations should contact Adrienne Petrillo by October 8.

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$40.00 through September 30, 2010
$50.00 after September 30, 2010


Idea Swap

The Idea Swap is an annual event for New England-based nonprofit presenting organizations to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program.

NEFA’s 9th Annual Idea Swap will take place on November 3, 2010 at
Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA.

Visit the
Idea Swap event page for:

  • Registration information
  • Event schedule/agenda
  • Ways to post, browse, or present project ideas before, during, and after the event
    There are already several project ideas! View them in MatchBook.org’s Classified section.
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September 28th, 2010

The 2010 Capital Arts Auction

The Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) is pleased to announce a Call to Artists for participation in our 2010 Capital Arts Auction on Tuesday November 9, 2010 at the Peerless Lofts Atrium, 150 Union Street, Providence, Rhode Island, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Your participation in this auction will promote the Arts in Rhode Island, increase the visibility of your work, and raise funds to support CWE’s programs and services.  The CWE is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving all women (and men) the opportunity to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through business and entrepreneurship.  CWE is a key resource in the Rhode Island community, offering the education, training, and resources to start, grow and sustain a viable business, regardless of one’s ability to pay.

Artists and designers are encouraged to submit work across all media including painting, sculpture, photography, textiles, glass, jewelry, printmaking, and ceramics.  Works appropriate for the auction will be selected by the auction committee and presented to bidders at 70% of the total value of the item.  If sold, artists will receive 60% of the final bid for their work; 40% of the final bid will go to support the programs and services provided by the Center for Women & Enterprise.  Artists preferring to make a full-value donation are also invited to submit work.

CWE is a non-profit organization dedicated to giving all women (and men) the opportunity to become economically self-sufficient and prosperous through business and entrepreneurship.  CWE is a key resource in the Rhode Island community, offering the education, training, and resources to start, grow and sustain a viable business, regardless of one’s ability to pay.

For an Auction Donation Form and more information about the event please visit CWE online www.cweonline.org\CWECapitalArtsAuction or call Julie Bilodeau, 401-277-0800

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APAP/On The Road

September 28th, 2010

 andthe New Realities Seminar

with Steven A. Wolf and Sandra Gibson

New England Presenters and Arts Presenters of Northern New England present

Wednesday, October 13th ~ 9:30 am until 3:30 pm

Redfern Arts Center, Keene State College, Keene, NH

About the Seminar

Arts Presenters provides a unique opportunity for members and their colleagues to work together to more effectively deal

with changes that have occurred and will continue to affect the presenting field. Learn more about how the presenting

environment has changed, why and how we must think differently, and how you can re-imagine yourself and your organization

now. The seminar is based upon the collected input of presenters from around the country and concepts for thinking

differently and how to make practical applications. The day will focus on actions and solutions for you to take away.

Steven A. Wolf, founding Principal of AMS Planning & Research Corp. and Audience Insight LLC, will facilitate the day.

Sandra Gibson, President and CEO of Association of Performing Arts Presenters, will also contribute to the dialogue.

Advance Preparation

Participants are requested to download, read and bring to the session a printed copy of

Presenting Change and the New Realities

Thriving in an Uncertain World:, by Ken Foster (www.apapconference.org/the-arts-and-creative-campus.html)The Schedule

9:30 am – 10:00 am Continental Breakfast

10:00 am – 12:30pm Steven Wolf will guide participants through large and small group explorations of:

1) key stressors that have brought about change in the way we do business as presenters

2) why and how to view your organization as a resilient organization

3) identification of what you are already doing and where change is needed

4) actions that will positively affect your organization’s health and sustainability.

12:45 pm – 3:30pm Lunch and open forum discussion.

RSVP to Heather Clow (hclow@lebanonoperahouse.org) by 10/7/10. Please bring $14 to

cover the cost of breakfast and lunch. Checks should be made payable to APNNE.

Directions to Redfern Art Center can be found at www.keene.edu/aboutksc/directions.cfm. Parking is available in the

visitor lot, but you must register your license plate number at the Security Office located next to the lot.


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Oct 15 Deadline for IRS Relief Program

September 28th, 2010
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Nonprofit Resources Regarding the Oct. 15 Deadline

Time is running out for small nonprofits facing loss of tax-exempt status because they have not filed Form 990-N or Form 990-EZ for three consecutive years. The deadline for the IRS’s one-time filing relief program is October 15, 2010. After that, nonprofits that are required to file a 990 and whose filings are at least three years in arrears will automatically lose their exemptions. To regain tax-exempt status, they will have to apply to the IRS all over again, a process that can take several months and requires payment of fees. To help you make sense of the rules and regulations surrounding this program, GuideStar is offering you a few resources.


  • GuideStar Resource Center—GuideStar offers articles and links to keep people updated on the latest in this ongoing process.
  • IRS Communications Toolkit—This includes an article and fact sheet outlining the situation, a list of the organizations IRS records show are at risk, a YouTube video, and a widget that can be downloaded and posted on Web sites.
  • GuideStar Charity Check—As information on nonprofit organizations affected by the IRS revocations becomes available, GuideStar incorporates the data to identify which organizations are still exempt and which are not.


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Tribeca Film Institute announces new documentary fund

September 27th, 2010

Tribeca Film Institute announces new documentary fund, presented by HBO; TFI to distribute more than $500,000 in filmmaker grants in 2011

Submissions Open Today for TFI Documentary Fund, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca All Access Program, TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund

[New York, NY – September 15, 2010] – The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) today announced its new TFI Documentary Fund, presented by HBO, which will provide more than $100,000 in fellowships and grants for engaging, character-driven documentaries. As the not-for-profit Institute enters its tenth year, it will award more than $500,000 in filmmaker support grants throughout 2011. Submissions are currently open.

In addition to the TFI Documentary Fund, presented by HBO -which will provide select filmmakers with financial support, supervision and guidance- TFI will continue to administer grants through three highly successful existing funds, and expand the industry-lauded Tribeca All Access program to include grants to all participating filmmakers.  The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund provides finishing grants totaling $100,000 to feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize topics of social significance.  The TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund will award up to $140,000 to support compelling narrative filmmaking that explores scientific, mathematic and technological themes.  The Tribeca All Access Program will continue cultivating relationships between filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities and film industry executives, and provide each 2011 participant with $10,000 in order to maximize the program’s impact.  And, the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund will support innovative film and video artists working in narrative or documentary film and living in Mexico, Central and South America.

“For nearly a decade Tribeca Film Institute has been discovering and developing emerging independent filmmakers,” said Tribeca Film Institute Board Co-Chair Jane Rosenthal.  “We are privileged to be able to continue to nurture diverse and authentic stories and for the first time provide over a half a million dollars in funding, offering storytellers at every level the opportunity to advance their work.”

“Through the generous support of our partners, including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation who has been with us since our founding, new partners like HBO, and returning supporters, including Gucci, Bloomberg, Time Warner, and Moviecity, we have been able to provide talented filmmakers with funding and professional guidance over the past ten years,” said Beth Janson, Artistic Director of TFI. “We are excited to expand the reach and depth of our programming to support individual artists in the field.” 

All submissions open today, with an early deadline of Nov. 8, 2010 and final submission deadline of Dec. 8, 2010. For rules and regulations, visit www.tribecafilminstitute.org.

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September 27th, 2010



Measuring the Social Impact of the Arts
A workshop presented by the John Nicholas Brown Center
for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Event Info
Friday, October 15, 2010
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

John Nicholas Brown Center
357 Benefit Street
Providence, RI

Facilitators: Mark J. Stern, professor of social welfare and history and co-director of the urban studies program at the University of Pennsylvania

Public Humanities ProgramThis workshop will explore theories and methods for connecting the arts and civic engagement. Based on 15 years of research by the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP), the workshop will outline a multi-level strategy for documenting the non-economic impact of arts and culture in metropolitan areas and provide examples of individual cultural organizations’ role in this strategy. The workshop will also provide opportunities for participants to gain hands-on experience working with a variety of data-collection strategies.

About the presenter

Mark J. Stern is professor of social welfare and co-director of the urban studies program at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1994, he has been principal investigator of the Social Impact of the Arts Project, a research center at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice.

The workshop will include refreshments in the morning.

Register Today

The workshop fee is $15, and includes refreshments in the morning. To register, please complete the registration form on the JNBC Web site. Fax or mail your registration form to Chelsea Shriver by October 11, 2010.

Space is limited, so register today!

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John Nicholas Brown Center | Box 1880 | 357 Benefit Street | Providence | RI | 02912

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SHOOT Teen Film Program presents:

September 27th, 2010

The SHOOT TEEN FILM PROGRAM begins the next session of film & editing classes at the Boys & Girls Club in Newport, RI. Come learn the art of filmmaking. Write, Shoot, and Edit your own film. Come have fun while filming with Award Winning Film Director Rocco Michaluk at the Boys & Girls Club in Newport, RI.


Hands on experience with state of the art High Definition HD digital video cameras and digital non-linear editing via Final Cut Pro. Produce your own high quality film that will premiere to the world.

Date : October 13, 2010
Cost: FREE for Boys & Girls Club Members

         $20 membership fee to Boys & Girls Club Newport, RI. Cost includes everything needed for film program plus membership to Boys & Girls Club.
Where: Boys & Girls Club, Newport, RI
Time: 4:00PM
Contact: Dennis Orchard – SHOOT Teen Project Manager - 401-847-6927 – shootnewport@gmail.com
Website: www.shootnewport.com

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Stock up on Firewood and Support Everett and the Carriage House!

September 22nd, 2010

 It’s going to be a cold winter! Time to stock up on wood!

Why not support Everett & The Carriage House

@ the same time?!?



Everett & The Carriage House would like to

thank Cathleen Joyce for her generous support!

Beautiful  Well Seasoned  Hardwood FireWood
Lengths available for wood stoves 16”-18” and fireplaces 18”-24”
Expertly harvested by Cathleen Joyce & Mathew Jungels Bevilacqua

Full cord $300 with $100 donated to the Carriage House
Half cord $175  with $50 donated to the Carriage House
Delivery to the Providence area included
Order now for October & November delivery
Call: (508) 675 – 5960

Everett Dance Theatre & The Carriage House Stage & School

9 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI 02906

Call: 401-831-9479

Vidit us @: everettdancetheatre.org

Email us @: info@everettdancetheatre.org


9 Duncan Ave. Providence, RI 02906

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