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digital photography workshop at Tiverton 4 Corners

June 23rd, 2011

Gallery 4 at Tiverton Four Corners is proud to present two digital photography workshops with acclaimed photographer, James Robbins.  These workshops will be offered on July 16th and August 20th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Gallery 4 ~ 3848 Main Road, Tiverton, RI.

Workshop subjects will include: Composition, Subject Choice, Camera Operation, as well as an “Open Questions” segment.  Participants are encouraged to bring in their cameras for discussion as well as submit any specific questions or photos for review (photo requirements available on gallery4tiverton.com).  Please submit one week before hand via email to James Robbins, jsrobbins@lightandshadows.com. Visit Gallery4Tiverton.com for all information.

A Copley Artist and President of The Copley Society Board of Governors, James Robbins began his art studies as a studio painter in college.  About 10 years ago, he returned to his art, this time working as a photographer.  Photography, states Robbins, “…offers me an opportunity to walk the edge of myself and risk discovering the hidden places of spirit and meaning which only now in my life do I begin to long for.  It is my belief that such exploration is life’s most precious offering.  When I am working, all sweat and noise and chaos, there are moments when I am aware of unspoken changes.”  Cate McQuaid, prominent Boston Globe Arts Critic, has commented, “His photos seduce with their saturated tones, intimate close-ups and intelligent composition”.

Mr. Robbins work is collected throughout the United States and Internationally.  His public portfolio maybe seen at www.lightandshadows.com

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In And Out Of The Box

June 22nd, 2011

Concept: The ebb and flow of consumerism initiated the decline of shopping in person at big box/warehouse stores and the rise of the virtual/mail order shopping experience.  As a result of this shift, there has naturally been a rise in the number of boxes being sent around the world from retailer to buyer.  Additionally, the experience of packaging, sealing, opening, and unwrapping has exponentially grown.  In And Out Of The Box invites imaginative makers to explore this unfolding cultural phenomenon. This show will address the nature of “boxing”: packing, sending, delivering, receiving, etc. All boxes and packaging material will be displayed in this exhibit, as we strive to make the process of the delivery a focus of the show.

Juror: Dina Deitsch, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the deCordova Sculpture Park + Museum.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 27th, 2011


Exhibition Dates: July 9th, 2011 – August 13th, 2011


Opening Reception: July 9th, 2011, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Eligibility: This is a national juried 3-D mail exhibition for works in all media that are delivered to the gallery in the specified box.


Entry Fee: $20

Guideline For Entries: All submissions to In And Out Of The Box must be delivered to the gallery in a USPS medium flat rate box sized 11” x 8.5” x 5.5”.  This box will ship any content up to 70lbs for a flat rate of $10.95.


Notification Of Acceptance: Hera Gallery will contact artists as soon as possible regarding the inclusion of their artwork into In And Out Of The Box.  Artwork not selected for the show will be remitted to the artist immediately.

Insurance: Although the utmost care will be taken in handling your work, Hera Gallery assumes no responsibility for damage, loss, or theft.  Artists are responsible for their own insurance.

Photography/Publicity: Hera Gallery reserves the right to photograph work for publicity.  By entering this exhibition, you agree to the use of your name, likeness, certain personal information, and artwork in any publicity material or documentation developed for the exhibition.


Return Shipping: Artist is responsible for all shipping costs and shipping containers.  Artist must include prepaid return shipping certificate valid for the flat rate box that work is mailed in.


Sales Commission: Hera Gallery retains a 25% sales commission

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2011 Pawtucket Arts Festival Seeking Artists, Artisans & Crafters

June 22nd, 2011


Pawtucket, RI, June 21, 2011 – The Pawtucket Arts Festival now in its 13th year –is a citywide showcase of visual and performing arts, interactive workshops, cultural celebrations, film and live music. This three-weekend festival includes music, food, art exhibits, film, theatre and dance performances throughout the city. A juried festival will be open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 10 & Sunday, Sept. 11 in downtown Pawtucket from 12pm-5pm.  The Slater Park weekend will be open to crafters, as well as artisans, subject to review on Saturday, Sept. 17 & Sunday, Sept. 18 from 10am-5pm. Vendor applications and artist submissions will be reviewed and/or juried, with location and placement of artists and vendors based on suitability and skill level, applications will be accepted until August 15th and are available on the website, www.pawtucketartsfestival.org.

The Pawtucket Arts Festival traditionally attracts over 20,000 people to the city; admission to most of our arts events is free to the public.   This year we are welcoming artist vendors to sell their merchandise – such as photography, jewelry, oil/acrylics/watercolor, woodworking, hand-made woven articles, kid’s arts and crafts at several of our premier events.  In addition, there will be several artist demonstrations by Dew Claw Studios, who will provide an interactive raku firing (pottery) display and the RI Woodworkers.   

Be a part of one of the region’s largest arts festivals and experience a true New England affair!

For more information, please contact Pat Zacks, Program Committee Chair, at 401-273-5367,

or email psz333@aol.com .

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Call To Artists: The Art Transformer Project

June 22nd, 2011
Artists Enhance Utility Boxes in City Neighborhoods

Mayor Angel Taveras and the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism invite artists to integrate art into existing civic architecture to increase cultural participation and provoke public engagement in Neighborhood Market areas.

Project Overview
The Art Transformer Project, organized by the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, is geared towards the recognition and celebration of local artists. Artists are asked to paint City of Providence utility boxes with original designs. Once professionally painted, these utility boxes in neighborhood business districts will contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of the urban streetscape and deter graffiti.


  • Artists must live in or have permanent office or studio space in the City of Providence.
  • Artists must be 18 or older.
  • Up to 3 designs by each Providence artist will be considered.
  • Selections will be made by a jury appointed by the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism composed of city and community representatives.
  • Submissions will be kept on file for future consideration.
  • Artists will be notified if and when their designs are selected.
  • Proposals are due by 4:00pm on August 1, 2011.

Participating Providence artists will receive a $350 stipend from the Providence Economic Development Partnership upon completion of their box. Artists are responsible for the cost of all materials required to complete and protect their artwork.

To download the RFP go to http://cityof.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism/call-to-artists-the-art-transformer-project

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Volunteers Needed For Foo Fest

June 20th, 2011

On Saturday, August 13th, AS220 will host Foo Fest 2011. The 12 hour Fest
features 22 musical performances on two stages (indoor and outdoor),
interactive art installations, homemade games, dancing and local eats.

In order to pull this off, we need volunteers throughout the day! This is
a great opportunity to experience first hand what makes Foo Fest a success
year after year. Volunteer shifts are available from 9am-3am and cover
every spect of Foo: set-up, entry/exit, info booth, runners, clean-up,
etc. We are also in need of people who are capable of leading several
volunteers for a few hours and volunteers with TIPS certification.

You will be rewarded with free admission and a drink ticket!

Please contact Foo_volunteer@as220.org and let us know what you can do.

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Sidy Maiga drum classes

June 20th, 2011

Sidy is moving his drumming classes from

Sundays to Thursday at 7pm at CareNet in Providence. Tell your

friends! Invite your families! Come on down and play with us!

Where: 433 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI

When: Thursdays 7 to 8 pm

How much? $15

Drop in any time.

Sidy is moving his drumming classes from

Sundays to Thursday at 7pm at CareNet in Providence. Tell your

friends! Invite your families! Come on down and play with us!

Where: 433 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI

When: Thursdays 7 to 8 pm

How much? $15

Drop in any time.

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George Kent to retire as Chorus of Westerly conductor

June 17th, 2011

George Kent, the founder and artistic director of the Chorus of Westerly, announced his retirement to the Chorus at its annual meeting last night in Westerly.  He will retire effective at the end of the ensemble’s 53rd concert season in June 2012.

According to the press release of his announcement:

[Kent] founded the Chorus of Westerly in 1959 at the age of 21. His purpose in founding the Chorus was to create an organization where area residents, and in particular children, would have the opportunity to sing and perform the great works of music. During his fifty-two years as music director, the Chorus of Westerly developed into one of New England’s most prestigious, respected, and acclaimed performing arts ensembles. The Chorus grew during Mr. Kent’s tenure from a group of 50 singers to an organization of over 190 that now presents an extensive concert season with two classical concert series, a Christmas Pops concert series, the much loved A Celebration of Twelfth Night, and Summer Pops in Wilcox Park. Over 30,000 people now attend Chorus of Westerly events annually.

Congratulations to George and best wishes to all our friends at the Chorus of Westerly.

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Creative Arts For Kids Seeks Art Teachers

June 16th, 2011


Creative Arts For Kids
25 Woburn Street
Reading, MA 01867



Eastern Massachusetts 






Creative Arts, a not-for-profit community art school in Reading, is looking to hire part-time energetic, organized, and creative art instructors experienced in teaching fine arts programs to children and teens. Creative Arts provides a variety of fine arts programmings for children (ages 2.9-11) and teens (ages 12-18) ranging from drawing, painting, sculpting, collage, decorative arts, fabric, graphic arts & illustration, pottery and sculpture, etc. We are also open to programming suggestions. 


Candidates should have excellent communication skills, be punctual, prepared, creative, work within the budget fluctuations of a small non-profit community arts school, and be able to communicate with parents. Experience in the fields of Fine Arts and education preferred; must like working and teaching young children. Bachelor’s Degree a must. Starting pay based on education and experience. 


How To Apply:
Send a resume and cover letter detailing your teaching and artistic experience, along with pictures or link to your work via website. Candidates asked to interview should prepare to teach a 10 min lesson, along with lesson plans for a sample class and a portfolio of work. Please send resume and cover letter to: Victoria Smith Education & Outreach Coordinator Creative Arts 25 Woburn Street, Reading, MA 01867 Victoria@creativeartsforall.org 


Apply by:


Starting Salary: $24 



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AS220 Seeks Full Time Program Director

June 16th, 2011

AS220 is a community of artists based in downtown Providence that provides open forums and opportunities for Rhode Island artists.  We provide an alternative to the institutional venues and have gained national attention for our commitment to an “open and unjuried”, egalitarian approach to nurturing creative community.


The activities of AS220 include (but are not limited to) daily events in our performance space, monthly gallery exhibits, a number of annual events and festivals including the Foo Fest, the AS220 Youth Studio, and on-going operation of several “Cottage Industries”, which includes AS220 Photo, the Printshop and AS220 Labs.  AS220 owns and manages three buildings in downtown Providence that house about 50 artists, a handful of commercial tenants, and provide individual and collaborative work spaces, galleries and venues as well as an AS220 owned and operated bar and restaurant.  The FY2011 operating budget of AS220 and related for-profit entities is approximately $2.6 million.

Prospective candidates should spend some time on our web site, www.as220.org before applying.
The Program Director primary role is to book and oversee the activities of AS220’s performance space. The PD works closely with the Communications Director on publicizing events and with the Bar Manager on daily operations. The PD supervises and works closely with the Full-Time Production Manager, who in turn oversees 2-3 part time house/sound staff.

Specific duties include:

Booking: The AS220 mission mandates that any artist from RI will get a chance to perform here. The PD is responsible for implementing this mandate and balancing the schedule with new and challenging work from outside of the state that may not otherwise be seen here. The PD evaluates existing programs and initiates new programming in response to community needs. See the calendar to better understand current programming. http://as220.org/calendar.html We typically receive as many as 100 requests per week, at least 30% are local acts.

Maintaining the Calendar: An integral part of booking is collecting raw material and making sure that it gets compiled into press releases, print, and web calendars.

Oversee equipment maintenance and upgrade: The PD is responsible for making sure that the PA, lighting and A/V equipment at the performance space are in safe working order. The PD is also responsible for equipment planning and bidding when necessary.

Artist communication: The PD communicates with performing artists, including the negotiations for contracts and hospitality riders.

Programming special events: The PD is responsible for booking and coordinating artists for special events such as the annual summer festival, Foo Fest. http://www.as220.org/FooFest/foo.html

Ability to explain the AS220 mission statement and uphold the mission statement in booking the performance space is a MUST.

An ideal candidate will:

Have an interest and knowledge of diverse types of music and diverse communities of people.

Be able to deal with high maintenance performers and remain calm when communicating with difficult personalities. Be able to treat everyone with respect.

Have previous experience working with performers and playing music in a band that has toured.

Connections to performers in RI and beyond that can be utilized when booking special events

Experience organizing and running an event, negotiating large and small contracts, and the ability to manage 30-50 bookings each month

Be organized and be attentive to detail. There is a lot of information to keep track of, organize and communicate effectively.

Be familiar with musical equipment and PA equipment in order to performers’ needs and communicate about what we can accommodate. Have or acquire the technical know how to set up additional PA equipment for special events.

Be self-motivated about acquiring the technical skills necessary or valuable in the position.

Be able to coordinate promotion. This may include social networking, creating editorial content for emails or the website, coordinating posters and/or volunteers to hang them, ticket giveaways and the like.


AS220 has an “equal pay” policy; all full-time staff receive an annual salary of $33,280 as well as medical benefits. Vacation time is offered, along with opportunities for professional development.

Please submit a resume and cover letter in person or by mail before 6pm Friday, June 24th to:

AS220, Attn: Jobs

95 Mathewson St, Unit 204

Providence, RI 02903

Or email you application to:


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TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts seeks Artist In Residences

June 13th, 2011

About TAPA:

About The Artist In Residence Program:

A proposal for a residency at TAPA should be for two, five, eight or ten weeks. We ask that artists propose a residency time that best suits their program. Artists in Residence at TAPA commit to five days a week, 2.5 hours a day, during the time of their residence. In the areas of Drama, Film and Dance, priority is given to ten week proposals.Student Population:What TAPA wants from our Artists in Residence:

A successful Artist in Residence:

•Provides active hands-on arts classes that keep all students busy and focused, while teaching concrete skills.

•Sets clear expectations, provides patient and firm instruction, and has strong classroom management skills.

•Is skilled at teaching beginners: while passionate, our students are not yet strong in the arts.

•Has a passion and a proven ability to work with middle school students.

•Understands the joys and the limitations of working with pre-teens/teenagers.

•Is a team player, prepared to co-teach with TAPA’s academic teachers, and be an active part of a professional learning community

•Will ignite a student’s passion for the arts: The successful Artist in Residence enters a class of amateurs and ends with a class of artists.

•Is a master of his/her craft.What TAPA gives to our Artists in Residence:

TAPA Provides:

•Professional support, in the form of a 1-hour-per-day Arts Integration meeting, where artists, teachers and Artistic Director meet to discuss Arts Integration, Curriculum, and challenges.

•An environment where the arts, and artists, are respected and are considered core members of the TAPA community.

•Within reason,

TAPA’s students are passionate artists who have had little-to-no arts experience prior to coming to our school. Each class serves 34 students (either 7The Artist in Residence will instruct TAPA students in his/her chosen art form, and work in direct collaboration with TAPA’s academic teachers to provide daily hands-on integrated arts instruction. The Artist in Residence is responsible for both a 1.5 hour/day Arts class, and 1 hour/day working with classroom teachers to integrate the arts into every class, every day.th or 8th grade); demographically, the majority of TAPA’s students are high-poverty students of color, many of whom are bilingual English-Spanish. We are a fully arts-integrated charter secondary school located on Providence’s Southside. The performing arts (Drama, Dance, Music and Film) are taught by Artists in Residence as part of the core curriculum. At TAPA the arts are not an afterschool program, an add-on, or a “special:” learning through the arts is the core of TAPA’s academic mission. All teachers at TAPA are artists, and the arts are integrated into all academic subjects and the academics are integrated into the arts.

Assumptions and Agreements 

•As a member of the TAPA community, Artists in Residence are expected to occasionally attend out-of-school-time events, including but not limited to talent showcases, family dinners and local performances. Attendance at a reasonable number of these events is expected without further compensation.

•As a member of the TAPA school community, Artists in Residence are expected to understand and utilize certain school-wide norms and expectations. During late August, a mandatory one-day unpaid training is provided for all Artists in Residence.

Application Details

The proposal must contain:

•A cover letter explaining how your work aligns with TAPA’s mission and vision.

•An Artist’s resume and/or portfolio (for both the applicant and any assistants) that includes successful experiences working with urban youth.

•A proposal for your time as an Artist in Residence at TAPA, including:

◦A week-by-week outline of your course, including objectives, skills that will be taught,

◦A completed “Alignment Chart” (see attached documents) which shows how your program/area of study aligns to the RI Arts Standards.

◦A description of the deliverable(s) that students will produce at the end of your course

◦Suggestions for integrating your art form into the academic classes (Math, Science, Historical Perspectives and English Language Arts), specifically referencing the Arts Integration Pyramid (attached).

◦A price quote for the cost of your residency: Artist bids must be include all expenses. If compensation beyond an hourly wage is required (for example: tools and supplies for set building, copies of a final DVD or CD for students, etc), the quote must be itemized to reflect these needs.


Submission Deadline:

12 noon Wednesday, July 20 

th 2011Submit Proposal To:

Elizabeth A. Richards, Artistic DirectorMs.Richards@TAPAprovidence.org (electronic submissions preferred)

TAPA: Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts

393 Broad Street, Providence RI 02907

Office: (401) 432-7881

Fax: (401) 432-7882

We will hold two question and answer sessions for candidates who need assistance in completing the application, at TAPA from 10am – 12 noon on Monday June 27th, and Wednesday June 29


th. After those dates, please email questions to the address above.

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Call to Artists! New Short-term exhibition space available for rent!

June 13th, 2011

A new idea for artists to display and sell their work. Weekly or monthly Spaces available


This summer and fall, space will be available for artists to display their work for short periods of time.  During the high traffic months of July and August space will be available for weekly rentals; during other seasons space will be available for monthly rentals.

The Gallery consists of over 400 sf.  Weekly summer rentals are from Friday through Thursdays.  We welcome proposals from all disciplines: painting, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, textiles, and other art forms.  We are also open to exhibits of a group of artists at each time period.

The Four Corners Arts Center will be organizing the rentals, We request that artists submit proposals for space.    Selections will be juried by the members of the Four Corners Arts Center.  

Please visit our website for more information FourCornersArts.org.

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June 13th, 2011

Collage Portraiture: 2-Day Workshop
Place:  Providence Art Club 3rd Floor Classroom
Dates:  Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Hours: 9am-3:30pm
Price:  $200 members; $250 non-members  –  price includes lunch
Limited to 20 students

Collage Portraiture: 2 day workshop.
Learn to use found papers to create a rich and dynamic image. With a
photograph as a reference, participants will explore the textures, colors
and content of paper in building one new larger image. We will use
magazines, maps, postage stamps, handwritten notes and more, embracing the
assorted text and imagery on the materials. The process helps open the mind
to new possibilities, juxtapositions, and fresh levels of meaning in your
work. Derek will demonstrate and interact, critique and discuss. Students
will create a portrait of a person of their choosing, or may opt for a
subject other than a person.
(more info to come regarding photo reference process, supply list, etc.)

For more information about Derek Gores, visit <http://www.derekgores.com>

2 videos to check out:

Artist Bio:
Derek Gores
Born in New York 1971


Derek Gores has received national attention for his popular collage
portraits, recycling magazines, labels, and assorted found materials to
create his works on canvas. The series showcases Gores’ contrasting
interests in the living beauty of the figure, the mechanically angular and
abstract design aesthetics of fashion, and a fearless sense of play. Also a
successful designer and illustrator for 15 years, clients include ESPN,
Lenny Kravitz, Lucasfilm, Kings of Leon, U2, Adidas, Madonna, Harley
Davidson, the National Football League, LiveNation, SEIU, Draftfcb and

Exhibiting nationally in Chicago, Sacramento, Miami and beyond, Gores was
recently picked up by LA’s Thinkspace Gallery, with a busy 2010 planned
including his first show in London. In 2009 Gores was honored to be selected
for the Manifest Hope DC exhibit coinciding with the Presidential

“I like my pictures to barely come together with teasing little details. I
love how the mind can’t help but wander, even when trying to focus on one
thing. In the collages, some of the little bits I use are deliberate, but in
most I’m trusting randomness to help build an end result more interesting
than I could have planned. Some call it a ‘Zen Narrative.’ ”

Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are
initially offered to Providence Art Club members. Please call Angel Dean at
331-1114 ext 16 or e-mail <angel@providenceartclub.org>.

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Mockingbird Foundation Invites Applications for Children’s Music Education Program Grants

June 13th, 2011


The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization created by fans of the rock band Phish, annually provides competitive grants to U.S. nonprofit organizations and public schools for children’s music education programs.

The foundation is accepting inquiries for its fifteenth round of competitive grants.

The foundation is particularly interested in projects that encourage and foster creative expression in any musical form (including composition, instrumentation, vocalization, or improvisation), but also recognizes broader and more basic needs within conventional instruction. Mockingbird encourages applications associated with diverse or unusual musical styles, genres, forms, and philosophies.

The foundation is interested in programs targeting children 18 years of age or younger, but will consider projects that benefit college students, teachers, instructors, and adult students. Mockingbird is particularly (though not exclusively) interested in programs that benefit disenfranchised groups, including those with low skill levels, income, or education; with disabilities or terminal illnesses; and in foster homes, shelters, hospitals, prisons, or other remote or isolated situations.

Grants ranging between $100 and $5,000 will be awardedto nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, organizations with an eligible fiscal sponsor, and public schools. In its fourteenth round of funding, the foundation made six new grants totaling $26,300.

Visit the foundation’s Web site for complete funding guidelines and grant inquiry procedures.

Link to Complete RFP

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Arts in Media Funding Category

June 13th, 2011


The National Endowment for the Arts’ new Arts in Media funding category is designed to help make the excellence and diversity of the arts widely available to the American public through the national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts and media projects that can be considered works of art.

The new Arts in Media guidelines replace the Arts on Radio and Television guidelines. All project types that were previously eligible under Arts on Radio and Television remain eligible. In addition, the expanded category now includes all available media platforms, including the Internet, interactive and mobile technologies, digital games, and arts content delivered via satellite, as well as radio and television.

Grants are available to support the development, production, and national distribution of innovative media projects about the arts (e.g., visual arts, music, dance, literature, design, theater, musical theater, opera, folk and traditional arts, and media arts including film, audio, animation, and digital art) and media projects that can be considered works of art.

Projects may include high profile multi-part or single television and radio programs (documentaries and dramatic narratives), media created for theatrical release, performance programs, artistic segments for use within an existing series, multi-part webisodes, installations, and interactive games. Short films, five minutes and under, will be considered in packages of three or more.

The new program guidelines feature an emphasis on innovation as well as strengthening creativity through access to the arts. In order to reach the widest possible audience, priority will be given to projects that include substantive public engagement strategies, including the use of social media.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S.-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, units of state or local government, or federally recognized tribal communities or tribes. Applications through a fiscal agent are not allowed; however, partnerships between artists and eligible nonprofit organizations are encouraged. Any application for a collaborative project representing a partnership between a media organization and an arts, education, or community organization should be submitted by the media organization.

Grants generally will range from $10,000 to $200,000, based on the platform and the complexity and scope of the project.

Visit the NEA Web site for complete program guidelines, a short video on the new program, and application instructions.

Link to Complete RFP

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Providence’s innovative arts department is confident about the future

June 13th, 2011

PROVIDENCE — In 2003, the City of Providence and its then-newly elected mayor, David N. Cicilline, did something that few American cities have ever done: they created a new public agency, the Department of Art, Culture and Tourism, to oversee arts-related events and activities. At the stroke of a pen, art, music and theater joined public safety and pothole repair on the list of basic city services.

Eight years later, a lot has changed.


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Call for Entries

June 13th, 2011

Member’s Exhibit: Masked and Unmasked
June 26 – August 26
Reception: Thursday, July 14th 5:30-7pm

Drop off at the Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Gallery at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center Friday, June 17th 10AM-12PM and Saturday, June 18th 10AM-12PM.
All media welcome/ No entry fee. Open to all current PAC members. Up to TWO pieces per artists.
Masks are used almost universally and maintain their power and mystery both for their wearers and their audience.The function of the masks may be magical or religious, symbolic of knowledge or representative of animals and nature. They may appear in rites of passage, as make-up for a form of theater, celebrations and holidays, such as Carnival and Halloween. They can be forms of protection, equipment, identity, roles in society and being “incognito”. Being Unmasked can mean vulnerability or reveal secret identities.
A mask does not have to be worn, it can be representative of one thing under the guise of something else.

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Call For Entries: NE Photography Biennial

June 13th, 2011

Every two years, the Danforth Museum of Art celebrates contemporary photography through a highly selective exhibition of photographers who live or work in New England.

This year’s New England Photography Biennial, juried by George Slade, Curator and Program Manager of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston,will showcase exciting and innovative photography by both established and emerging artists.

Apply now to the New England Photo Biennial 2011. Application deadline is June 26, 2011. All applications must be submitted online at danforthmuseum.slideroom.com

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Help New Urban Farmers

June 10th, 2011

New Urban Farmers, a nonprofit farm venture that helps kids in Pawtucket, has need of the following supplies:

Garden Supplies: gloves for adults and kids,soaker hose, 2.5 gallon bucket with or with out lids, new or used garden tools: Shovels, rakes, pitch forks, etc.

Tools: corded or cordless drills, circular saws, table saw, router, air compressor, welder, band saw, new or used hand tools, hammers, clamps

Building Materials: wood: any dimension, plywood: any dimension, corrugated metal, screws: any size, corrugated plastic roofing, sheet metal, cement, wood glue

Art Supplies: cement grout, paint brushes, clay, sculpy, buttons, felt, glue, tile, buttons, any paper, wire, dowels, wood glue, any kids friendly art supply and not so kids friendly art supply is welcome.

Office Supplies: printer paper, push-pins, name tags/labels, pens, pencils, glue

Contact Liz Talbot: liz@newurbanfarmers.org

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Openly Disruptive Call For Entries:

June 10th, 2011

We’re on a mission to explore space with our own music-making satellite. One lucky person will be able to see their expression of the concept come to life as a mission patch, logo, and more. All you have to do is come up with a round design that reproduces well at 3″ diameter. Our satellite will collect light, temperature, and radio signals at 190 miles over Earth and turn them into sounds for artists and musicians and the general public to turn into art that we’ll all be able to use to understand space. Submit your design by 5pm Friday June 10th to dan@openlydisruptive.org to enter your design. In addition to being used for the project, the winning design will also get credit toward an event at Sci Fi Lounge!

Sampling Space – Progress Report
With a team of committed volunteers and a shoestring budget, we’re sending a satellite the size of a large coffee cup into orbit to gather data and send it back to us as audio samples. On a website, people will be able to arrange the space samples into their own songs to share with friends around the world. Come see us at the Sci Fi Lounge on Saturday June 11th (see above) or next Saturday June 18th at the Resource Fair at the St. Louis Art Project to learn more. As we start to find musicians, artists, teachers and others to use our data to help people explore space, we’re also moving forward on the hardware, sensors, controller and communication systems that will go into orbit. Arch Reactor, our local hackerspace, has volunteered to take the lead on this and is busy researching, brainstorming, and helping define it all. Contact them if you’d like to help design and build an actual satellite!

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Call for Native American Artists:

June 8th, 2011

Both TSETSE Gallery RI and TSETSE Gallery CT, in collaboration with the NENACW Planning Committee, are inviting artists to participate in exhibitions celebrating the Cultural Diversity of Native Americans in New England with the theme of:


A Native American based cultural art exhibition based around the 5 human senses of sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing. The goal is to present Native American culture, traditions and history through traditional and non-traditional art forms to both educate and inform patrons about the historic and contemporary Native American culture of New England.

Sight – May include regalia, paintings, Native dance styles, bead-work, crafts, etc…

Smell – May include various herbs, traditional Native medicines, etc…

Touch – May include furs, feathers, shells, etc…

Taste – May include traditional Native dishes (Ex – Johnny Cakes, Succotash, Fry Bread, Buffalo stew, etc…) and medicines

Hearing – May include traditional Native drumming, singing, storytelling, etc…

To be included in either or both exhibitions please contact:
Gallery Curator Raymond Two Hawks, NENACW Planning Committee Member, at (401) 338-7606 or email wauchaunat@gmail.com

For general Gallery information contact either Gallery at:
TSETSE Gallery CT in New London at 860.447.2447 or email at mgr@tsetsegallery.org
TSETSE Gallery RI in Providence at 401-453-3337 or email tsetse@tsetsegallery.org

TSETSE Gallery CT exhibition is open and free to the public from July 15 through August 13, 2011, with a Gala Reception to be held August 5, 2011, during New London Arts Night from 5PM to 8PM.
Deadline for artwork submission is July 13, 2011 or by special arrangement.

TSETSE Gallery RI exhibition is open and free to the public from September 17 through October 21, 2011, with a Gala Reception on September 17, 2011. Deadline for artwork submission is Saturday, September 3, 2011. Submitting Artists should designate which specific category of sense their artwork coincides with.

In addition a special closing ceremony will be held on October 22, 2011 at TSETSE Gallery RI. This special reception will feature an array of home cooked Native American appetizers and traditional Native American Dance.

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