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Bring Your Own Improv Auditions

March 9th, 2011

On Sunday March 20th at 3pm at the Warwick Museum of Art, Bring Your Own Improv is holding round two of our open auditions for our short form audience participation improv show.

Regular performances are Friday at 11pm at Perishable Theatre in Providence, RI for our late night show and Sunday at 6pm at the Warwick Museum of Art in Warwick, RI for our Family Show. We also perform occasionally at ImprovBoston in Cambridge, MA as a house team.

BYOI does short form improv that welcomes the audience on stage to come play with us. We are looking for performers that are not only funny, but are willing to support audience members of all skill levels on stage, while creating a fun experience for all. We are not only looking at your performance ability, but your ability to help, to introduce clearly and to be welcoming and friendly

BYOI is a performance show that does offer some stipends for outside show as well as occasional cuts of the door on large attendance nights.

Auditioners should dress comfortably, bring water, be prepared to move and plan on being there for two hours. Attendance at the auditions gets you into all Sunday shows for free for the month of March. This is a chance to see how you do on stage. Please email us at info@bringyourownimprov.com to let us know we should expect you.

To learn more about us come and attend one of our shows or visit our website: www.BringYourOwnImprov.com

Come Play with Us!

info@bringyourownimprov.com

www.BringYourOwnImprov.com

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New Director of Education for Newport Art Museum

March 9th, 2011

Shawn Parker

Elizabeth A. Goddard, Executive Director of the Newport Art Museum, announced today the appointment of Shawn Parker to the position of Director of Education. Parker brings fourteen years of leadership experience in museum education to his new role, including positions at Heritage Harbor Museum, Old Sturbridge Village and the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. He replaces Judith Hambleton, who left the organization in January after 15 years as Director of Education.

Goddard commented, “I am thrilled to welcome Shawn to the Newport Art Museum. His extensive experience in museum education, particularly his proven ability to create educational partnerships with Rhode Island public schools and non-profit institutions, parallels the Newport Art Museum’s commitment to maintaining and expanding its leadership role in outreach and arts education across the state. Shawn is already well-known to the greater Rhode Island community. It is my pleasure to introduce him to the communities of southern Rhode Island.”

Most recently, Parker has been teaching History of Art at the Community College of Rhode Island, as well as serving as a consultant to several New England museums and as an interpretive planner for Experience Design, a Boston-based firm. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Arts degree (and has completed doctoral coursework) in the Theory and History of Art from Binghamton University, State University of New York. In addition, Parker received Project Management Professional training certification from Bryant University Executive Development Center.

Parker commented, “For almost a century, the Newport Art Museum has been a center for lifelong learning and for celebrating the arts in this region. I am very excited to join the Museum’s team and the community to build upon this great tradition and move it forward.”

In his new position, Parker will play a major role in shaping the future of the Newport Art Museum’s arts education programs as the institution enters its centennial year in 2012. He will work with the Executive Director to set the vision and goals for the department and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Museum’s school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, outreach, fee for service, artist residency and other arts and cultural programs.

About the Newport Art Museum

The Newport Art Museum’s collections and exhibitions focus on the visual artists of Newport and southeastern New England, reflecting the region’s rich cultural heritage and today’s lively contemporary art scene. The Museum also offers art classes and camps, concerts, talks, trips, and special events throughout the year. The Newport Art Museum is fully accredited by the American Association of Museums and receives support from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. The Newport Art Museum is situated in Newport’s Old Quarter at 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island. Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors; $6 Military and students with valid ID; Museum members and children under 5: no charge. By donation Saturday from 10 am to noon. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm, Sunday 12 – 4 pm. Open most major holiday Mondays. Check website for details. To learn more visit www.NewportArtMuseum.org or call (401) 848-8200.

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Call for Visual Artist-In-Residence for Spring Workshop at Vartan Gregorian Elementary School at Fox Point

March 8th, 2011

 The I WAS THERE Project, an award-winning oral history arts-based learning program for upper grade students at the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School at Fox Point, is looking for a visual artist for a short-term residency for a new IWT-based lower grade program, titled, I COME FROM.

I COME FROM…..is a visual arts and creative writing project that asks our lower grade VG students, (first through third grade), to begin to form ideas about self-identity, cultural, and environmental awareness.  Through art-making, and creative writing exploring these basic concepts, we hope our students will gain a better understanding of, and will be prepared for the deeper work they will encounter when they reach the 4th and 5th grade level of the I WAS THERE PROJECT.

The visual artist will work with our 1st through 3rd grade classes, and will collaborate with a poet-in-residence on the project.  The project will run for eight weeks beginning in April, with the visual artist portion of the project to be set at four weeks.

Please send resume and cover letter to wendyjanewarlick@verizon.net.  Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

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Vermont’s PuppeTree seeks performers/dancers/puppeteers

March 8th, 2011

Vermont’s PuppeTree www.vtpuppeTree.org seeks performers/dancers/puppeteers
who can live with us from July 7, 2011 till August 20, 2011. Sublet your
apartment and get out of the city! Experience in puppetry not nessessary but
strong performing skills are needed. Professional rehearsal schedule for 5
days then touring New England and upstate NY with Caps for Sale. We’re also
teaching summer camp at VINS
http://www.vinsweb.org/index.php/discover/nature-camp. The first week of
August you will rehearse a different show, the Ugly Duckling and finish the
summer with several performances of this new show. We pay on the books with
workman’s comp and unemployment insurance! Live and rehearse in beautiful
Vermont this summer, see lots of New England, perform in 2 great shows,
touch a child’s heart, and learn about puppetry. College students welcome!
You need to get along with people and love children. Please email vtpuppet
at gmail.com and give us your HEIGHT, resume or a discription of why we
should hire you and contact information. Thanks.

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Minnesota State Arts Board seeking qualified candidates

March 8th, 2011

The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking candidates for a new position – director of research and evaluation. The person selected for this important new role will provide leadership and direction for the board efforts to establish and articulate performance goals and measure outcomes. S/he also will serve as a resource to constituents, helping to develop the overall capacity of the arts sector to articulate goals and assess impact.

More information about the position and a link to apply online are available on the Arts Board Web site at http://www.arts.state.mn.us/about/employment.htm

Please forward this message to anyone you think might be a strong candidate.

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NEFA Public Art Discussion Series

March 8th, 2011

March 28, 2011

PUBLIC ART DISCUSSION SERIES
WHEN:
March 28, 2011

5:30PM – 7:30PM

WHERE:

NEFA

145 Tremont Street

7th Floor

Boston, MA 02111

Driving directions, parking, and public transportation

COST:
FREE ADMISSION
SIGN UP TODAY!

CONTACT:
Mary Tinti
Public Art Fellow
mtinti@nefa.org
617.951.0010 x243

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should contact NEFA staff above.

NEFA SUPPORTS ARTISTS WITH GRANTS AND PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES; ESTABLISHES VITAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ARTISTS, ARTS PROGRAMMERS, AND THE PUBLIC; AND STRENGTHENS THE REGION’S CREATIVE ECONOMY THROUGH RESEARCH THAT INFORMS PUBLIC POLICY.
Learn more about NEFA.

CONNECT WITH NEFA!

Join us for a series of gatherings in the Boston area to discuss critical topics in public art. Come hear from field experts and peers, network with artists, and participate in the discussion.

FOURTH SESSION TOPIC:
RFQ – A Mock Panel Review
Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to your RFQ submission once you send it in for consideration? This fourth discussion series will present a rare window into the public art panel review process. Come learn how and why an application advances to the final round; hear the kinds of questions and conversations panelists have with one another; ask a few of your own; and pick up some tips and tricks to employ in response to the next RFQ that comes your way.

How Will It Work?
NEFA has selected an existing, open national artist call (The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts’ Dundalk Avenue Streetscape Project) and encourages interested artists to draft their submission and send it for consideration by our very own mock panel.

We will select 8-10 applications to be reviewed publicly and constructively critiqued on Monday, March 28, 2011 in advance of the actual RFQ deadline on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

NEFA’s submission guidelines can be found on the Events Calendar and applications are due to Mary Tinti (mtinti@nefa.org) by noon on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Who Should Attend?
Artists, administrators, and interested parties may participate by attending the panel event and/or submitting their application for possible review.

This FREE Public Art Discussion Series event is designed to foster real, candid conversations about how to put forth the best applications possible and we hope you will participate. All levels of public art experience are welcome!

THE PUBLIC ART DISCUSSION SERIES FOCUSES ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, NETWORKING, AND BEST PRACTICES IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC ART.

Past sessions in the series have included: temporary public art, from inspiration to fabrication, and the finalist round, among others. For subsequent session dates and times, visit NEFA’s Events Calendar and the NEFA Network.

The 2009-2011 series are sponsored by the New England Foundation for the Arts with support from the Boston Art Commission and generous funding from Anonymous.

New England Foundation for the Arts | 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor | Boston | MA | 02111

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TCG’s New International Grant Program

March 7th, 2011

One More Week to Apply for

TCG’s New International Grant Program

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

ROUND 1 • CYCLE B

ONLINE REGISTRATION & APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE:

MARCH 14, 2011

This program encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange throughout the world. Recipients may use the funds to pursue activity abroad or to host international colleagues within the U.S. for projects by professionals working in all aspects of theatre.

The grants are offered through two separate initiatives:

ON the ROAD travel grants will award six grants of up to $6,000 each, per cycle, to foster new relationships with international colleagues that will inspire each other’s work and aesthetics by creating opportunities for cultural exchange. This initiative is open to a broad range of theatre professionals from artists to administrators to those in production areas.

IN the LAB project development grants will award three grants of $10,000 each, per cycle, to further pre-existing international collaborations by supporting residencies that either advance the research and development of a theatre piece or explore elements leading up to a full production. Projects do not need to result in a final mainstage production.

ON the ROAD grants are not prerequisites for the IN the LAB initiative. Previous recipients of other TCG grants are eligible to apply in this program. Both these initiatives will be awarded over two cycles in this inaugural round.

Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Visit the TCG website to register, and to download the guidelines and application form.

www.tcg.org/globalconnections

Need more information? Contact: Mohammad Shatara, Artistic Programs Associate, at mshatara@tcg.org

or (212) 609-5900 ext. 269

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The Portsmouth Arts Guild is requesting submissions of artwork for its “Imagine Purple” show

March 7th, 2011

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is requesting submissions of artwork for its “Imagine Purple” show on April 4 and 5. Artists should interpret the theme, Imagine Purple, in any manner they choose.

“Imagine Purple”- Open Juried Show, All Media

Juror: Karen Triedman, Color Theory Instructor at RISD, co-author of Color Graphics

Opening Reception: Friday, April 8, 6-8pm

Drop off dates: Monday, April 4, 3-6pm & Tuesday, April 5, 6:30-8:30pm

End of Show pick up dates: Monday, May 2, 3-6pm & Tuesday, May 3, 6:30-8:30pm

Entry Fee: 1 Entry-$15, $5 for each additional (PAG members)

1 Entry-$20, $10 second entry, $5 third entry (non-members)

Maximum: 3 Entries

Cash prizes awarded to first, second, and third place winners

All media accepted. Works must be recent; submitted works must not have been previously exhibited at the Arts Guild. Art must be framed, wired and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers allowed. There will be a commission of 25% on all sales.

Artwork should be dropped off at The Portsmouth Arts Guild Center For The Arts located at 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI next to St. Paul’s Church. The gallery is handicap accessible. For more information visit our website at www.PortsmouthArtsGuild.org or email: info@portsmouthartsguild.org.

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USArtists International Announces 2011 Second Round Grants

March 7th, 2011
 

Program Supports Sending U.S. Performing Artists
to Festivals Abroad

 

Baltimore, MD – March 7, 2011 – Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announces the second round of grant awards for the 2011 cycle of USArtists International (USAI). USAI ensures that the impressive range of expression of the performing arts in the United States is represented abroad, and that the creative and professional development of American artists is enhanced through participation at significant international festivals and engagements that represent extraordinary career opportunities.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation will grant awards totaling $189,600 to 29 theater, dance, and music ensembles and solo artists; combined, the grantees will attend a total of 37 different festivals in 21 countries across six continents, including Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.

The grantees span a wide variety of performing genres and styles, and range from the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra to the Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet from New Haven, Connecticut and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance in Denver, Colorado to Elevator Repair Service in New York, New York. The entire list of grantees can be found here. The grantees were recommended after a three-day panel review consisting of the following arts professionals:

Music

·       Maure Aronson, Founder/Executive Director, World Music/CRASHarts, Cambridge, MA

·       Laura Kaminsky, Artistic Director, Symphony Space, New York, NY

·       Bright Sheng, Composer/Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

·       Bobbi Todaro, Managing Director, Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz, CA

Dance and Theater

·       Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, Playwright/Assistant Professor, University of Texas, Austin, TX

·       Boo Froebel, Producer, Lincoln Center Festival, New York, NY

·       Robert Moses, Choreographer/Founder, Robert Moses’ Kin, San Francisco, CA

·       Jodee Nimerichter, Co-Director, American Dance Festival, Durham, NC

The third, and final, deadline for the USAI 2011 program is April 22, 2011 for projects taking place between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Guidelines can be found here.

USAI is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

 

 

About Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation fosters and supports arts programming for the benefit of arts organizations, artists and audiences and encourages exchanges that link the arts resources of the mid-Atlantic region to the rest of the nation and the world.  The Foundation was created in 1979 and is a private non-profit organization that is closely allied with the region’s state arts councils and the National Endowment for the Arts. It combines funding from state and federal resources with private support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to address needs in the arts from a regional perspective.  The region includes nine states and jurisdictions:  The District of Columbia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia.www.midatlanticarts.org
About the National Endowment for the Arts The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts, bringing great art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities, and military bases. http://www.nea.gov
About The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is a private philanthropic institution that makes grants on a selective basis in five core program areas: higher education and scholarship; scholarly communications and information technology; museums and art conservation; conservation and the environment; and performing arts. The Foundation’s Performing Arts program focuses on achieving long-term results by providing multi-year grants to leading organizations in the disciplines of music, theater, and dance. Annual giving in the area of the performing arts has averaged approximately $30 million per year since 2005.  In 2004 The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation was awarded a National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.

www.mellon.org
  

 

 

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Karen Newell
Director of External Affairs email: karen@midatlanticarts.org phone: 410.539.6656 x104 
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RFO – A Mock Panel Review

March 7th, 2011
PUBLIC ART DISCUSSION SERIES
WHEN:
March 28, 2011  

5:30PM – 7:30PM  
WHERE:  

NEFA

145 Tremont Street

7th Floor

Boston, MA 02111

Driving directions, parking, and public transportation

COST:
FREE ADMISSION
SIGN UP TODAY!
CONTACT:
Mary Tinti
Public Art Fellow
mtinti@nefa.org
617.951.0010 x243  

Accessibility Icon

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations should contact NEFA staff above. 

NEFA SUPPORTS ARTISTS WITH GRANTS AND PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES; ESTABLISHES VITAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN ARTISTS, ARTS PROGRAMMERS, AND THE PUBLIC; AND STRENGTHENS THE REGION’S CREATIVE ECONOMY THROUGH RESEARCH THAT INFORMS PUBLIC POLICY.
Learn more about NEFA.

CONNECT WITH NEFA!
NEFA Network

Find us on Facebook 

Join us for a series of gatherings in the Boston area to discuss critical topics in public art. Come hear from field experts and peers, network with artists, and participate in the discussion.
 
FOURTH SESSION TOPIC:
RFQ – A Mock Panel Review
Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to your RFQ submission once you send it in for consideration?  This fourth discussion series will present a rare window into the public art panel review process. Come learn how and why an application advances to the final round; hear the kinds of questions and conversations panelists have with one another; ask a few of your own; and pick up some tips and tricks to employ in response to the next RFQ that comes your way.  

How Will It Work?
NEFA has selected an existing, open national artist call (The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts’ Dundalk Avenue Streetscape Project) and encourages interested artists to draft their submission and send it for consideration by our very own mock panel.

We will select 8-10 applications to be reviewed publicly and constructively critiqued on Monday, March 28, 2011 in advance of the actual RFQ deadline on Wednesday, March 30, 2011.

NEFA’s submission guidelines can be found on the Events Calendar and applications are due to Mary Tinti (mtinti@nefa.org) by noon on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Who Should Attend?
Artists, administrators, and interested parties may participate by attending the panel event and/or submitting their application for possible review.  

 

This FREE Public Art Discussion Series event is designed to foster real, candid conversations about how to put forth the best applications possible and we hope you will participate.  All levels of public art experience are welcome!

Sign Up Today 

 
THE PUBLIC ART DISCUSSION SERIES FOCUSES ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, NETWORKING, AND BEST PRACTICES IN THE FIELD OF PUBLIC ART.
Past sessions in the series have included: temporary public art, from inspiration to fabrication, and the finalist round, among others. For subsequent session dates and times, visit NEFA’s Events Calendar and the NEFA Network.  

The 2009-2011 series are sponsored by the New England Foundation for the Arts with support from the Boston Art Commission and generous funding from Anonymous.  

 
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Full time position available at Gateway Arts

March 4th, 2011

Organization:

Gateway Arts
62 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02445

www.gatewayarts.org

 Region:

Eastern Massachusetts 

Type:

Full-Time 
Full time position available at Gateway Arts, a not-for-profit nationally recognized art center for 100 adults with disabilities. Manage a studio for artists with psychiatric and other disabilities. Provide art and jewelry facilitation, critiques and clinical coordination. Administrative duties include billing, contracting and coordination with funding sources.  

Qualifications:

Strong art background and Master’s degree required. Benefits.  

 How To Apply:

Respond with cover letter and resume to: Search Committee, Gateway Arts, 62 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02445. Or email: gatewayarts@vinfen.org Please put “Artist/Administrator” in the subject line. Apply by:  3/1/2011 

 About this Organization:

Gateway Arts is a nationally recognized center for artists with disabilities that includes the Gateway Arts Program, the Gateway Crafts Store, and the Gateway Gallery. The Gateway Arts Program, established in 1973, is a vocational arts service of the human service corporation Vinfen, serving more than 100 artistically talented adults with disabilities. Gateway was originally established to fill the gap created by the deinstitutionalization of state schools. Gateway’s award-winning artisans produce original, high quality crafts and fine art with guidance from a staff of professional artists. Profits from sales are returned to individual artists. Making art professionally can create a life that is of value and gives value back to society. At Gateway, we celebrate the artistic abilities of adults with disabilities and help individuals fulfill their dreams as working artists in the local, national, and international communities. 
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TransCultural Exchange: Where Art and the World Convene

March 3rd, 2011

Boston becomes the nexus of the international art community with TransCultural Exchange’s Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts: The Interconnected World. From April 7-10, 2011, artists (of all disciplines and career levels), teachers, residency directors, curators, collectors, arts administrators and critics will converge on the city to attend programs focused on opportunities for artists throughout the world.

The Conference is internationally known as the only forum of its kind for networking, showcasing, supporting and promoting artists. More than 70 representatives from around the world will be on hand to present their programs and provide networking opportunities for artists to interact with their international peers.

The 2011 Conference will be TransCultural Exchange’s largest yet, with an additional day of workshops and sessions, networking events, off-site activities, screenings, talks, tours, international presentations (now integrated into topic-focused panels), expanded portfolio review/mentoring sessions and a new exhibitors’ hall (showcasing the latest products, additional residency programs and opportunities).

Experience Boston’s cultural offerings with tours of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, The Institute of Contemporary Art, MIT’s Art, Culture and Technology Program and the Boston Public Library. Attend events, concerts, readings, exhibits and talks by leading arts researchers at such institutions as MIT, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Northeastern University, Boston University and Harvard University.

Enjoy informal interactions with the speakers, moderators, mentors and your fellow attendees during meals, cocktail receptions and a Saturday Night Gala.

And, don’t miss out on additional opportunities to participate as either an artist, writer, academic or cultural institution, exhibitor and/or sponsor.

Registration (click on the blue text) for all four days, April 7 – April 10, 2011:
Early Registration is $275, due midnight EST, December 15, 2010.
Registration is $345 after December 15, 2010; and $425 after April 1.

Student discount registration is $115, due midnight EST, December 15, 2010; $205 after December 15, 2010 and $295 after April 1. (Students must present a valid student ID when they pick up their registration materials.)

Applications for scholarships are due November 15, 2010.
Tax Deductibility Conference registration fees often are deductible if they relate directly to your business. Deductibility of Conference lodging, transportation and a portion of meals vary – including depending on whether you are employed by others or self-employed. Please consult your tax adviser as tax laws change yearly.

Registration
Scholarships
Hotel Accommodations
List of Confirmed Speakers

Mentoring Sessions/Portfolio Reviews:
One-on-one portfolio reviews are available for $30 on a first come, first serve basis. Please see Registration if you are interested in selecting a time and reviewer.
(Note: In addition to advising artists and/or considering work for their own program’s projects, the Mentors/Portfolio Reviewers also will be using these sessions to look for artists to work with throughout 2012. These collaborations will be showcased at TransCultural Exchange’s 2013 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts. Selected artists will be notified no later than the fall of 2011.)

Mentoring Sessions/Portfolio Reviews sell out early. Attendees are strongly urged to register early for these sessions.

New for 2011: Screening Program for Artists:
Artists who have registered by 5 pm EST, February 15, 2011 are eligible to submit no more than 2 images to be projected during the Conference. (Screening time and place will be announced in the Conference brochure.)
How to Submit Your Work (.doc-download)

New for 2011: Reading Program for Writers:
This program is limited to 10 writers whose works will be chosen from those who have registered and submitted their writing sample by 5 pm EST, February 15, 2011.
How to Submit Your Writing Sample (.doc-download)

New for 2011: Additional Opportunities for Academic and Cultural Institutions:
If you represent an academic or cultural institution and are interested in meeting with one of the international program speakers to discuss academic and/or cultural partnerships, please email or call Mary Sherman at 617.464.4086/msherman@transculturlaexchange.org to set up an appointment.

New for 2011: Exhibitor Hall:
Please see Exhibition, Promotional and Advertising Opportunities or contact Holy Aliamo at hollyalaimo@gmail.com for more information.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Please see Sponsorship Rates and Benefits or contact Holy Aliamo at hollyalaimo@gmail.com for more information.

Past Attendee Reviews
Link to Success Stories

“I came away from the conference with scores of new ideas about what it can look like to be an artist… developing new ideas, and creating new opportunities for collaboration and exhibition.”

“As a former conference producer, I know what it takes to create an event of such complexity and magnitude, and I applaud the excellence with which…[the conference] was conceived, organized, and executed.”

“It was really amazing conference and I’m surprised how did you get all these people from all over the world together. Very IMPRESSIVE!”

“The idea of bringing these artists and minds from many corners of the world to offer of themselves and their organizations ways to share and make this a more enjoyable and livable world was very impressive and has fostered and encouraged my appetite to keep on making and sharing my art.”

“It was highly stimulating to be in contact with so many people from around the US and the world!”

“This is one attendee that enjoyed all of the sessions that I could manage to physically attend.”

“My experience of attending the TransCultural Exchange Conference as an artist and art educator was overwhelmingly positive. I received valuable information from attending all lectures by various speakers as well as excellent advice and feedback from each mentoring section.”

“You succeeded in creating ‘the’ very international meeting of residences with this second issue of “international opportunities for artists!” This is the kind of events I wouldn’t like to miss in the future – not only for the panel discussions, but also for the many informal conversations I could have with colleagues, artists and actors of the international art scene.”

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Open Call for ASIAN Artists

March 2nd, 2011

We invite you to submit works for our Asian Pacific American art exhibits that will be displayed in the corporate headquarters of several Fortune 500 corporations in Fairfield County, CT, including GE and UBS.  The exhibits run from May 2 – June 10, 2011.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to exhibit your artwork in prominent corporate galleries and also on each firm’s online gallery.  This invitation is open to all artists of Asian descent or with Asian ancestry.      SEARCH CRITERIA Desired Works:  We are searching for a variety of 2-dimensional works including paintings, watercolors, collage, photographs, vintage posters and prints.  In addition, we welcome video art, installations and sculpture.       SUBMISSION PROCESS  Submit the THREE REQUIRED ITEMS no later than April 1, 2011.  Final selections will be made by Apr. 8, 2011.  Works must be delivered to the week of April 18.  As such, please take the timeline and location into consideration when evaluating whether this opportunity is a good fit.  Shortly after final selections are confirmed, we will communicate details on logistics and drop-off procedures.        THREE REQUIRED ITEMS
(please read the directions carefully to ensure your submissions of the 3 required items are complete and accurate):    #1. Artist Bio/Statement including name, telephone# and web address.
#2.  Five digital jpg files of artwork including the frame.   If the work isn’t framed, describe how it will be installed.  The file size should be ~ 150 dpi.  The name of the jpgs should reflect the name of the artwork.   #3.  A listing of the works including: title, year created, medium, insurance value, size (height precedes width precedes depth).     Send all items via email to gallerymanager@picture-that.com.  Format the subject of your email as follows: ASIAN11_YourLastNameYourFirstName_YourCityYourState.  For example,  ASIANWH11_DoeJane_StamfordCT.      Please forward questions via email to gallerymanager@picture-that.com

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State Arts Council, Humanities Council and RI Foundation partner on capacity building program

March 1st, 2011

The Rhode Island Foundation, in partnership with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Expansion Arts Program. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2011.

About Expansion Arts The Expansion Arts Program (EAP) is a capacity-building grant program that focuses on small and emerging arts and humanities organizations that serve culturally-specific communities.

The program offers funding and technical assistance – in the form of consultation time, administrative support, and peer group work – to develop and grow emerging organizations in the areas of governance, financial management, marketing and audience development, documentation and evaluation, leadership development, and strategic collaborations.

The Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will collectively select four organizations to participate in the three-year EAP. The program will begin in the late spring. EAP grantees will each receive: ● a $10,000 grant per year; ● individualized planning time with a professional consultant with expertise in capacity-building and organizational development; and ● Part-time administrative support throughout the three-year grant period.

For more information and instructions on how to apply to the EAP, go to The Rhode Island Foundation website at http://www.rifoundation.org/Nonprofits/GrantOpportunities/ExpansionArtsProgram/tabid/883/Default.aspx

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Reminder: Accessibility grant deadline MARCH 18, 2001

March 1st, 2011

Just a reminder about this opportunity

Announcing the 2011 Sherlock Center AAA mini-grants!  This is for cultural, leisure and recreational businesses and organizations WHO SERVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC to increase or enhance the accessibility of their EXISTING programs to people with disabilities.  Please disseminate widely to leisure, cultural and recreational businesses and organizations who could benefit from this opportunity.

Access for All Abilities Mini-Grants

Now soliciting applications for the 2011 grant cycle….

Due Date: March 18, 2011

For complete details and to access the application, 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 2011. Organizations may apply for up to $2,500.

The purpose of this grant program is to:

  • Support efforts of Rhode Island leisure businesses and organizations to include more people with disabilities in scheduled activities, alongside people without disabilities.
  • Increase access (physical, financial, programmatic) for people with various disabilities to existing social, leisure, recreational and cultural activities in the community.

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.

Application – The AAA Mini-Grant application is available on the Sherlock Center website: www.sherlockcenter.org, click the link for AAA Mini-Grants. The application is available in electronic format. Call the Sherlock Center at (401) 456-8072 to access the application in an alternative format.

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.

Access for All Abilities (AAA) mini-grant opportunities

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Experienced Teaching Artists Needed

March 1st, 2011

ACT @ St. Andrew’s, (formerly All Children’s Theatre) seeks experienced Teaching Artists for ongoing residency, after school and summer programming staff. Candidates must have field experience with children ages 5-17.
 
Seeking candidates in the following disciplines:
Acting: beginner to advanced
Physical theater 

 Movement/dance
Improvisation
Commedia d’ell arte Puppetry
Technical Theater and Design
Please note any experience with learning differences, special education, etc.
 Resume and references required. Currently filling summer positions.
 
How to Apply

For more information, contact:
Lisa Abbatomarco – Artistic & Outreach Program Director
 
401. 246.1230 ext. 3053

 labbatomarco@standrews-ri.org

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STONE CARVING WORKSHOP

February 28th, 2011

Hand Carving Letters and Symbols into Stone

 ONLY TWO SPACES LEFT!!!
 

Saturday April 9th

& Sunday April 10th

2 0 1 1

 

9:30am – 4:00pm Daily

 

Beginner to intermediate, all skill levels are welcome. This class is an excellent introduction to carving traditional Roman V-cut letters in stone (both days recommended). We will be covering basic carving techniques for both incised lettering and simple bas-relief forms. The goal of the class is for you to come away with a basic knowledge of hand carving stone. For those with some carving experience: Bring a specific word, symbol, ornament, or other idea that you would like to work on. Stone will be available for you, and tools are provided for the weekend.

COST:

Early admission (before March 6th)$210.00  

Normal tuition after March 6th – $245.00

WHERE: 20 Aberdeen St, West Warwick, RI 02893. Bring a lunch; tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

To Register please e-mail info@adampaulheller.com , or call 401.826.2622.

 

 

For more information see www.adampaulheller.com

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7DAYPSA Filmmakers Wanted

February 28th, 2011

It’s time for the 2011 Rhode Island 7DAYPSA competition where filmmaker teams compete by writing, shooting and editing a public service announcement for a non-profit organization that provides a needed service to the local community. Teams can choose from one of three start days to begin their seven day production period to better fit their schedules. The clock will start when they receive their client assignment. The winning PSAs will be broadcast for a year by our Rhode Island media sponsors, COX Communications, the CW-28, and WJAR-TV 10. After broadcast, the PSAs will be eligible to be submitted by the 7DAYPSA for consideration for industry recognition such as New England Emmy and Hatch Awards.

This competition is a great way for filmmakers to get creative and be proactive about their careers and their karma. The real winners are the local non-profit organizations that now have a broadcast presence, enhancing their ability to provide services to their communities. Last years clients, Big Sisters of Rhode Island and the Sensational Child got a big boost from the PSAs created for them. The more teams that enter, the more non-profits we can help.

Registration Deadline: March 4th

Students and RIFC members can take advantage of a $10.00 discount on the registration fee.

Production Period: March 30th to April 9th

Awards/Screening Night: TBA

For more information about the 7DAYPSA, please visit the official web site at www.7daypsa.org.

7DAYPSA Sponsors: COX Communications, WJAR-TV 10, the CW28, RIIFF,

the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts, FLICKERS, the 989 Project,

Movie Maker Magazine, Final Draft, WCVB-TV 5 (Boston),

Rule Broadcast Systems, MGM-HD, FOX 23 (Maine), ABC 6 (Maine),

the New Media Film Festival, Showbiz Software, the Maine Film Collaborative, Wednesday Morning Productions.

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Deep Documentation:

February 24th, 2011

Deep Documentation:
Interpretation and Dialogue
presented by the John Nicholas Brown Center
for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage

Event Info

Monday, March 21, 2011
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
John Nicholas Brown Center
357 Benefit Street
Providence, RI

Facilitators: Jori Ketten, artist and educator; Emmy Bright, artist and educator

“Documentation” is a word broadly spread and loosely used. We snap thousands of photographs and save countless scraps of paper, all the while wondering to what end we are amassing this “data.” Yet when documentation is done well, it can help us better understand our own thinking, connect with our colleagues, and engage in meaningful dialogue with our communities. In documenting well, we deepen the work itself. The workshop will be divided into two parts. In the first, we will look at a wide range of projects and processes ranging from action research, design projects, artists’ practices, narrative video, pieces for marketing, qualitative evaluation, and other kinds of research. We will look at “fast and loose” projects and more sustained projects. We will work together to build a framework for these various approaches with an eye towards helping workshop participants envision possibilities for their own work. To enable a grounded and practical experience, for the second part of the workshop we ask that participants bring some form of “raw data” from a project they are working on or considering documenting. We are not looking for polished products, but for the matter from which polished projects are born. These could be notes, photographs, agendas, floor plans, samples of student work, transcribed interviews, curricula, etc. We will work in small groups to develop plans to turn this data into documentation. This workshop is geared towards those interested in exploring methods of documentation that can inform current efforts and future projects infused with an ethic of reflective practice and dialogue. Participants will bring their own expertise to the workshop and hopefully leave with newfound approaches, ideas, understandings, and inspiration.

About the presenters

Emmy Bright is an artist and educator recently re-planted in Providence. Currently, she is working as an arts mentoring fellow at New Urban Arts, a field interviewer for the Teaching Artist Research Project out of University of Chicago, and as a curriculum advisor for the ArtScience Prize in Boston, MA. She has designed, directed, researched, and taught in arts programs for schools, communities, and youth in New Haven, Chicago, Boston, and New York. She has worked as an observation specialist for Project AIM documenting classroom culture, practice, and learning in the arts in Chicago. She has also collaborated with others in making learning visible in a variety of spaces including gardens, classrooms, and conferences. Perhaps not incidentally, an ongoing art project of hers involves intense data collection and documentation around social interactions.

As an educator, coordinator, and documentarian, Jori Ketten has been fortunate to work extensively with the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative organizations – Community MusicWorks, AS220 Youth Studio, New Urban Arts, Everett Dance Theatre’s Carriage House School, Providence CityArts for Youth, and the Manton Avenue Project – as well as the ArtsLiteracy Project at Brown University, the Harvard School of Public Health, the Point CDC (Bronx, NY), and Liz Lerman Dance Exchange (Washington, D.C.). Other recent/present partners include RISD’s Project Open Door, The Hub at the Providence After School Alliance, Artists in Context, and the Art Institute of Boston. Jori’s current focus is exploring documentation as artistic practice and the thoughtful incorporation of documentation into youth arts organizations’ teaching methodologies. In addition to project-based work in and around Providence, she is the Media Lab Director at Community MusicWorks, a mentor at New Urban Arts, and is co-coordinating a monthly micro-granting dinner experience called Provision.

The workshop will include refreshments in the morning.

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PROVIDENCE 375 INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP

February 23rd, 2011

HOPE · FREEDOM · ROOTS · INGENUITY
A celebration to honor Roger Williams’ legacy and ideals
In 1636, Roger Williams and a small group of followers landed on the shores of the Seekonk River in Providence’s Fox Point. From May through October 2011, Providence will commemorate the 375th anniversary of the colonial settlement along the shores of the Great Salt Cove.
Celebrate Providence’s 375 Years With Us
Learn more about how you can participate
PROVIDENCE 375 INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP
February 24, 2011 – 1pm
Providence Public Safety Complex, Auditorium
325 Washington Street, Providence, RI
RSVP to 421-2489 x456

SAMPLE PARTICIPATING EVENTS, VENUES & PROGRAMS:

Commemorative guidebook spotlighting historical moments + calendar of events
My Providence Video Contest
Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative – a summer-long series of dance, opera, hip hop and more for the city’s diverse neighborhoods
WBNA Block Party
Friday Night Concerts at Waterplace Park
National Park Service and Smith Hill CDC – Youth Intern Program & Walking Tours
Web-based curriculum project for Providence high school students
A special WaterFire in honor of the 375th
Providence’s Independence Weekend Celebration & Fireworks
375 Gala honoring individuals who exemplify Williams’ legacy and ideals
Shakespeare in the Park presented by The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater
Roger Williams Paddle led by Rhode Island Blueways
“What does the American dream mean to you?” public art installation
A Key into the Language of America exhibit at The Haffenreffer Museum
Student projects – Public Humanities program, Brown University
Thematic public art installations as part of Providence Art Windows
Campaign to restore the City of Providence’s collection of mayoral paintings
City-wide walking tours
Programming at Greater Kennedy Plaza
Events at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center
The Manton Avenue Project will present 375 ROGER (OVER AND OUT): the happy-birthday-providence play

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