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FirstWorks Announces:

March 24th, 2011

PIXILERATIONS [v.8] Call For Works
Deadline extended to April 19th!
new media fringe festival @ FirstWorks
September 22-October 2, 2011
in Providence, Rhode Island

PIXILERATIONS [v.8] is a new media festival in Providence, Rhode Island (USA) that investigates the state of new media arts through installations, performances and film/video screenings. It is part of the larger FirstWorks Festival, a multidimensional performing arts festival in Providence each fall. Pixilerations is produced by FirstWorks in collaboration with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University, and the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism. Now in its eighth year, Pixilerations is one of the foremost venues for new media artwork in New England.

PIXILERATIONS CALL FOR WORKS EXTENDED!

SUBMISSIONS WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED THROUGH

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011

PIXILERATIONS [v.8]

In an era of Facebook/Twitter-inflamed revolutions, biotechnology ethics wars, and YouTube-generated museum exhibitions, this year’s festival seeks to examine the question “Where – and what – is New Media Art today?” New Media art traditionally held a role at the intersections of art, science, technology and social realms, yet artists who do not identify as New Media artists now make free use of the same tools as video game programmers, robotics engineers, and DJs. Pixilerations [v.8] seeks work that broadly explores these identity questions of art/not art, new/old.

We invite artists, musicians, performers, film/video makers, and new media practitioners to submit work.

HOW TO APPLY:
To submit work, please follow this link: http://pixilerations.org/2011/submission.html (note: You must start and
finish this submission form in one session, it is not possible to save
your work and return later)Questions? Contact: pixilerations@first-works.org

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Cambridge Art Association’s Annual Portfolio Review

March 22nd, 2011

~ MARK YOUR CALENDARS ~
CAMBRIDGE ART ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL

WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 2011 (10am-4pm depending on scheduling)

WHERE: The Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster St. Arlington, MA

WHAT: The Portfolio Review is an opportunity to receive professional one-on-one reviews of your work (each lasting twenty minutes) from gallery owners, museum curators, and influential experts in the art field.

WHO: The 2011 reviewers are:

Paula Tognarelli – Griffin Museum of Photography
Howard Yezerski – Howard Yezerski Gallery
Patton Hindle – DODGE Gallery (New York)
Katherine French – Danforth Museum of Art
Dina Deitsch – DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Sam Scott – Peabody Essex Museum
Arthur Dion – Gallery NAGA
George Slade – Photographic Resource Center
Carole Anne Meehan – formerly of ICA, Boston, Boston Center for the Arts, and Houston Arts Alliance
Abigail Ross – DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Nina Bozicnik Gara – Currier Museum of Art
Philip Prodger – Peabody Essex Museum
Nick Capasso – DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Bob Siegelman – SMFA & Elliot School
James Hull – Suffolk University Art Gallery & Laconia Gallery
Jane Young – Chase Young Gallery
Stephanie Walker – Walker Contemporary

CAA cannot guarantee your preferred reviewers, but upon sign-up you will be asked to provide your top three choices of reviewers. You must also provide us with your primary medium (e.g. painting, photography, sculpture, etc.).

FEE: $200 for CAA and ACA members, (non-refundable)
$250 for non-members (non-refundable)

WORKSHOPS: Two opportunities to attend workshops designed to help you prepare for the portfolio review will be given by Paul Giguere. Artists participating last year have said that taking advantage of these workshops was extremely helpful in preparing for the review – CAA strongly recommends signing up to get the most from your review experience. The fee is $25 (free with Portfolio Review sign-up). Dates of the workshops are Sunday, February 27 and Sunday, March 27th, (2-3:30pm) at CAA’s Kathryn Schultz Gallery.

SIGN-UP (phone or in-person) beginning Tuesday, February 1 at 11am for a workshop and Portfolio Review (spaces are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis). At the time of sign-up you must pay (check made payable to CAA, Visa or MasterCard) list the medium you will be having reviewed, and provide your top three choices for reviewers.

CONTACT:
Cambridge Art Association
Kathryn Schultz Gallery and offices: 25 Lowell St. Cambridge MA 02138
617-876-0246
info@cambridgeart.org

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AS220 Seeks Managing Diretor

March 22nd, 2011

Job Title: Managing Director
Organization: AS220
Location: Downtown Providence
Salary: $33,280
Start Date: ASAP
Full Time
Permanent

Job Description
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Managing Director (Full Time)
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 a 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, the AS220 Youth Studios community learning center, and the on-going operation of several “cottage industries” such as our Darkroom, Print Shop, and Labs. AS220 currently owns and manages three buildings in downtown Providence that house about 50 artists, commercial tenants, and provide individual and collaborative work spaces, galleries, venues, and our bar and restaurant. The FY2011 operating budget of AS220 and related for-profit entities is approximately $2.4 million.

The Managing Director’s primary responsibility is to manage the resources of AS220 to best implement the mission of the organization. The Managing Director works closely with the artistic director to develop strategy and direction for the organization and is expected to communicate and coordinate with the Youth Studios Director, Communications Director and Development Director. The following program leaders report directly to the Managing Director:

Program Director
Bar Manager
Food Manager
Gallery Director
Production Manager
Property Manager
Labs Manager
Photo Manager
Print Shop Manager
Administrative Assistant
Systems Administrator
Part-time Bookkeeper

Specific responsibilities fall into the following areas:

Financial Management:
Financial and Budget oversight for AS220 and AS220 related entities
Maintain and develop financial systems including quickbooks, cash management, bank accounts, credit card systems, Paypal and reconciliations
Manage program income tracking and reporting to Board and Artistic Director, program leaders grantors, banks, and investors
Work in conjunction with Development team to prepare budgets and format financial information for grant applications
Work with finance committee to develop budget and cash flow projections
Handle deposits for AS220 and related entities
Manage Invoicing and Accounts Receivable
Coordinate audit

Human Resources:
Handle all payroll (we contract with Advantage)
Maintain employee files
Orient new staff
Oversee benefits including PTO and health care
Develop and maintain job descriptions
Conduct hiring processes and interviews
Conduct staff evaluations

Internal Communications
Maintain and develop AS220′s culture of creativity, professionalism and visionary risk-taking
Convene and facilitate staff meetings, Cottage Industry meetings, and Space/Access program meetings
update staff via e-lists

Staff Support and Supervision:
Meet with program staff one on one and in small groups to problem solve, identify organizational issues and help refine plans and practice
Define program metrics and provide feedback accordingly
Review financial information specific to programs and prepare budgets with program leaders

General Business Management:
Handle insurance policies for AS220 and related entities
Bid and evaluate contracts and leases
Handle miscellaneous licenses and reports as necessary (Secretary of State, Dept. Labor, etc.)
Work with property manager to respond to space needs and oversee facility plans, systems and improvements

The ideal candidate will:
Have experience with financial management and quickbooks, general not-for-profit administration, and a strong connection to Rhode Island’s art community. The position requires a big picture thinker who pays strong attention to detail and can manage projects independently as well as work in teams. A sense of humor, grace under pressure, and energy for challenges are a must.

Compensation: AS220 has an “equal pay” policy; all full time staff are paid a $33,280 salary per year and receive health benefits. Vacation time is offered, along with opportunities for education, and professional development.

How to Apply
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Please send a resume and cover letter to:
AS220
attn: jobs
95 Mathewson St.
Providence, RI 02909
jobs@as220.org

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Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film

March 21st, 2011
Gala Logo

New York, NY, January 12, 2011 – The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) announces the availability of applications for the 2011 Princess Grace Awards in Theater, Playwriting, Dance Performance, Choreography, and Film.  Founded in 1982, in memory of Princess Grace (Kelly) of Monaco, the Foundation identifies and assists emerging artists in theater, dance and film and has awarded more than $8 million to nearly 500 individuals nationwide. Full guidelines and applications are available at www.pgfusa.org.

Executive Director Toby Boshak notes, “Throughout the difficult economic climate over the past few years, PGF-USA has proudly maintained the same level of support to deserving artists around the country.”
 

Theater Awards are offered in the form of scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships.  Grants are awarded based on the quality of the emerging artist’s past work, his/her potential for future excellence, and the impact the collaboration between the nominating organization and the artist will have on the individual’s artistic growth. The Playwriting Award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.

THEATER & PLAYWRITING APPLICATION POSTMARK DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2011

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Take an Arts Break Classes from the North Kingstown Arts Council

March 21st, 2011

Registration has begun for the Take an Arts Break Classes sponsored by the North Kingstown Arts Council. Classes beginning in early April include Wire Wrapping Sea Glass (April 12 or April 30), Intro to Jewelry Making (April 19, 26, May 3, 10), Sing Yourself Happy (April 2, 16, 30, May 7), The Art of Zentangle (April 21), Calligraphy: The Italic Hand (April 18 – June 6), Journal Writing (April 5 – May 3), I’ve Always Wanted to Write (April 27 – May 11), Creating Characters for Page or Stage (April 27, May 4, 18), Advanced Fiction Techniques ((April 20, May 11, 25), Pet Portraits (April 28, May 5, 19), Basic Drawing ( April 21, May 4, 11, 18), Mindful Drawing (April 27, May 4, 11, 18),  For further class listings, information, or registration information, visit www.NKArtsCouncil.org. or call 294-3331  X241.

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Chamber Music America Commissioning Program

March 21st, 2011

www.chamber-music.org 2011 Classical Commissioning Guidelines Page 1 of 10
2011 CLASSICAL COMMISSIONING PROGRAM GUIDELINES
This program is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
OVERVIEW
The Classical Commissioning Program provides support to U.S.-based professional classical, contemporary and world music ensembles and presenters for the creation and performance of new chamber works by American composers.
Commissioned works may be composed for groups ranging in size from two to ten musicians, performing one per part, and represent any of the musical languages and styles associated with contemporary classical music.
CMA funding may be applied to the composer¡¦s fee, an honorarium to the ensemble for rehearsing the new piece, and copying costs. If a grant is awarded, three public performances of the new work are required.
ELIGIBILITY
An ensemble is eligible if it:
„h is a U.S.-based professional classical/contemporary group of 2-10 musicians, with one musician per part
„h has performed together for a minimum of 2 years
„h in the case of a duo, performs together as equal partners (rather than as soloist and accompanist) and consistently publicizes itself as a duo
„h is able to document a minimum of 10 public performances and 3 different programs within the past 5 years
„h has a commitment to contemporary music (demonstrated by the submission of a sample CD recording and concert programs)
„h can either document (a) the U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status of the contact person named in the application, or (b) its IRS tax-exempt status
„h has waited 12 months from the date it completed a previous CMA commissioning project, if applicable
„h is a CMA Organization-level member, and
„h has no overdue reports or financial obligations to CMA
NOTE: An ensemble may appear on only one application in either CMA¡¦s Classical Commissioning or New Jazz Works program for the grant period beginning
July 1, 2011.
Grant Period:
July 1, 2011¡VJune 30, 2014
In-Office Application Deadline:
Friday, April 8, 2011, 5:00 P.M.
Grant Notification:
June 2011

Go to  www.chamber-music.org

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Career + Business Management for Artists and Designers

March 18th, 2011

Career + Business Management for Artists and Designers :: The Artist as Employee: Looking for Work / Finding a Job
Semester: Spring 2011
Date(s); Mondays 04/11/11 – 05/23/11
No class dates: 4/18
Time: 6:30-9:30pm
Sessions: 6

2011/CS-PRAC-0166-01

Reece Tormos

Whether you’re a recent graduate, are thinking about changing careers, or looking for work, the Career + Business Management for Artists and Designers six-week courses teach practicing artists and designers how to successfully manage their business, or career, over a lifetime. The material covered in each course is suitable for designers, illustrators, photographers and all other commercial artists, and for fine artists as well. Either course may be taken alone, or sequentially, for a complete career management overview.

This career planning course helps you launch an effective job search now, and manage your career over a lifetime. Learn how to write a resume and cover letter that help to secure an interview, and what to do and say in the interview to get you hired. Job hunting, networking, informational interviewing and salary and contract negotiations are discussed. Ultimately, you develop a career plan to launch your job search and keep you on track.

To find out more about this class, offered through the RISD Continuing Education Program, but available to all, go to http://www.risd.com/cfm/conted.cfm

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Pixilerations Call for Entries

March 18th, 2011

PIXILERATIONS [v.8]
New Media Fringe Festival @ FirstWorks.
September 22nd-October 2nd, 2011

CALL FOR WORK
Deadline for entries extended to April 19, 2011

http://pixilerations.org/

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Providence Singers Names Miguel Felipe as new artistic director

March 17th, 2011

Miguel Ángel Felipe, currently visiting director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, has been named artistic director of the Providence Singers. Felipe will begin his tenure as the Singers’ fifth artistic director on July 1, 2011, succeeding Andrew Clark.

At its meeting early this evening (Wednesday, March 16, 2011), the Board of Trustees of the Providence Singers voted unanimously to appoint Miguel Ángel Felipe as the Singers’ fifth artistic director.

“I have spoken with Miguel and informed him of the Board’s decision, and he has enthusiastically accepted the appointment,” Board Chair Tony Palms reported to the Board after a brief recess following the vote. Felipe will begin his duties July 1, 2011, succeeding current artistic director Andrew Clark.

Felipe, a conductor and educator based in Boston, is concluding his service as artistic director of the Boston Choral Ensemble, a position he has held since 2004. He is currently visiting director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

“Miguel Felipe is an energetic and meticulous choral conductor,” said Allison McMillan, executive director of the Singers. “His commitment to performance excellence and to the full choral repertoire and his strong interest in commissioning and presenting new work will ensure the continued growth and development of the Providence Singers.”

A seven-member selection committee of Singers trustees and former Board officers began a national search last fall, following Clark’s appointment as director of choral activities at Harvard University. Four finalists for the position each conducted a full weekly rehearsal during January and February, and the committee received comments from more than 100 chorus members. Advisers to the committee included Clark, the Singers current artistic director; Francisco Noya, resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic; and Michele Holt, past president of the American Choral Directors Association and music director of the Junior Providence Singers.

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Artists’ Exchange Seeks Artists for Fall Out of Summer Festival

March 17th, 2011

Artists’ Exchange, a nonprofit arts collaborative in Cranston, RI seeks artisans for its 4th annual Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival, which will take place on Sunday, September 25th from 11am to 5pm in the lots surrounding Artists’ Exchange and Citizens Bank at 50 Rolfe Square in Cranston, RI. The festival features live music, art activities and contests, food and fun. Last year’s event drew close to 2000 attendees.  Applications received by August 5th will qualify for a reduced early registration fee of $35; regular registration is $50.  the.artists.exchange  401-490-9475  the.artists.exchange@gmail.com

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NEFA Spring 2011 Newsletter:

March 17th, 2011

IN THIS ISSUE
FUNDING NEWS
CENTER STAGE NEWS
OUT IN THE FIELD
SHARING YOUR CREATIVE ECONOMY WORK
UPCOMING EVENTS
CULTURECOUNT WEBINARS
RECENT GRANT RECIPIENTS
GRANT DEADLINES
STAFF NEWS

SUPPORT NEFA
Become a part of the work that we do to sustain the arts in New England and beyond. Support NEFA today!

SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST

ABOUT NEFA
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.

Dear Friends,

This year marks NEFA’s 35th anniversary! Our programs and services have evolved, technology has changed the way we work, and we’ve redesigned the logo a few times, but the essence of our mission has never wavered: to support artists, foster connections, and strengthen the creative economy. These ideas – and the support of our funders, partners, and advisors – will guide us over the next 35 years.

In the meantime, we’ll celebrate New England’s creative economy at the upcoming Creative Communities Exchange in May with two days of workshops and the presentation of the first-ever NEFA Creative Economy awards. These awards will recognize excellence in community building, and I’m thrilled to announce they will be funded through the Director’s Fund. I hope you will join us!

Yours truly,

Rebecca Blunk
Executive Director

P.S. What impact has NEFA had on your work over the years? Send us your stories and anecdotes – we’d love to hear from you.

FUNDING NEWS

We are pleased to announce recent awards from:
Asian Cultural Council ($100,000) for Center StageSM
Fund for the Arts ($25,000) for the Public Art Discussion Series
MetLife Community Connections Fund ($275,000) for the MetLife Community Connections program of the National Dance Project
Robert Sterling Clark Foundation ($200,000) for Center StageSM

CENTER STAGESM NEWS

Haiti, Indonesia, and Pakistan were the countries recently selected for Center StageSM, an international exchange initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by NEFA

For more on this program, visit www.CenterStageUS.org or follow us on Facebook.

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Contemporary Theater Company Auditions in April

March 16th, 2011

The Contemporary Theater Company announces auditions in April for its seventh summer season. The season will feature “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind,” “Red Herring” and a reprisal of last year’s free “SundayFunday!” variety series.

The company first staged “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” by the Neo-Futurists in 2008. The play features 30 two-minute plays presented in 60 minutes, with a rotating cast performing the mostly comedic scenes. The show plays July 8 to July 23 at the company’s Studio at the South County Commons.

“Red Herring” by Michael Hollinger is the featured event of the company’s annual Wakefield Arts and Entertainment Festival, performing Aug. 11 to Aug. 14 under a tent at Saugatucket Park in Wakefield. The show features six performers playing 18 roles in this 1950s-themed spy-thriller farce.

“SundayFunday!” is the company’s signature variety show, featuring its “Thank You Improv” troupe along with rehearsed scenes, monologues, music and dance. Acts of all types are encouraged to participate. “SundayFunday!” is performed weekly, alternating between TLC Coffee Roasters in West Kingston and Main Street in Wakefield.

All actors should prepare a 60-second to 90-second comedic monologue and call (401) 228-5175 to schedule a 15-minute appointment. Special performers for “SundayFunday!” should also prepare a sample of their act.

Auditions will be held April 25 and April 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Contemporary Theater Company Studio at the South County Commons. The Studio is located at 50 South County Commons Way, South Kingstown, RI. More information is available at www.TheContemporaryTheater.com or by calling (401) 228-5175.

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Fellowships for NE Filmmakers to attend the 2011 “Sonic Truth” Conference

March 16th, 2011

Each year the Flaherty offers fellowships to students and emerging and mid-career filmmakers and media professionals. The fellowship program is led by an academic who has attended previous Flaherty Seminars and is designed to further your knowledge of cinema through participation in an array of unique activities. Besides interacting with the group at large, Flaherty fellows take part in private meetings and discussions with the featured artists and other special guests in attendance, including programmers, writers, and academics. The program is rigorous and rewarding; Fellows arrive on campus a day before the Seminar begins to learn about the history of the Seminar, discuss pre-assigned readings relating to the theme, and watch and discuss each other’s films, by way of an informal Fellows’ film screening. Fellows will be able to return home with creative inspiration, experiences and connections, which will aid them in furthering their own careers and artistic endeavors.

http://www.flahertyseminar.org/?sb=2&mb=3&yr=2011

SONIC TRUTH

June 18 – 24, 2011

Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

The audio dimension of documentary operates in several ways: as an element to confirm the fidelity of visual evidence (synch sound), as the conveyor of narrative (the voice-over), as evidentiary recording (the interview), and as a creative tool to counterpoint images. Sound recording and design can help capture a cultural environment, sculpt a sense of place, or evoke a historical period. But add music to the mix and contradictions arise – either moments of truth are powerfully underscored or the truth claims of documentary fall into question.

“Sonic Truth” will bring together a diverse group of filmmakers working in nonfiction and hybrid media to examine the sound and musical elements of their work. Sounds to be heard include city symphonies and country silences, animated documentary musicals, electronica of the 1920s, roots music, telephonic voices, a Senegalese griot, window washing in Shanghai as well as excerpts from Flaherty Seminar discussion recordings dating back to 1958.

Register Early – Space is Limited
·Early registration (by April 1): $1,050
·Regular registration (by May 2): $1,200
·Late registration (after May 2): $1,300
·Student registration: $850 (with valid student ID)

The Seminar registration fee includes accommodations, meals, screenings, discussions, and all other special events during the week.

Registration for the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar is open to the public. Participants spend a week of intensive viewing and impassioned discussion in a relaxed retreat-like environment out of which emerges the unique “Flaherty Experience.”

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How To Start & Run A Small Business:

March 15th, 2011

March 16, 2011 6:30pm – 9:00pm
There are many advantages to running a small business: independence, satisfaction, sheltering income and profits. Did you know that 89% of incomes over $50,000 a year are earned by owners of small businesses? However, four out of five businesses don’t last five years and few ever earn the profits they should.

What is the difference between success and failure? Knowledge.

Who should not attend? Anyone who is truly happy working for somebody else.

What Will You Learn? Ten hottest businesses of 2009…How to slash hundreds off your taxes…Why most businesses waste 90% of their advertising dollars…Twenty biggest pitfalls in starting and running a small business…How to price your product or service…How to start with very little cash…How to stay “top-of-mind” with your customers and prospects…and much more!

Free 12-Page Workbook. Bring a pencil, a calculator and your business questions.

Seminar Leaders: David Lucier, CPA, Business Advisor and David Nash, Engage Marketing.

To register please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

Cost of workshop: FREE

This workshop is brought to you by Lucier CPA, Strategic Sales Group, RIEDC/Every Company Counts, Enagage Marketing and Secretary of State’s First Stop Business Information Center.

Location
875 Centerville Road, Building 2, Unit 5, Warwick, RI

Host
David Lucier of Lucier CPA, and David Nash of Engage Marketing

For more information, please visit http://www.everycompanycounts.com

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HOPE · FREEDOM · ROOTS · INGENUITY

March 11th, 2011

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-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

March 23, 2011, 5:30 p.m.

Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce

30 Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI

Contact 421-2489 x456 for more information.

SAMPLE PARTICIPATING EVENTS, VENUES & PROGRAMS

● Commemorative guidebook spotlighting historical moments and including a calendar of events

● My Providence Video Contest

● Celebrate Providence! Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative – a summer-long series of music, dance, opera , hip hop and more for the city’s diverse neighborhoods

● 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

● Providence 375 Gala honoring individuals who exemplify Williams’ legacy and ideals

● National Park Service presents Shakespeare in the Park

● Roger Williams Paddle led by Rhode Island Blueways

● “What does the American dream mean to you?” public art installation at Roger Williams National Memorial

● Exhibit on Williams’ A Key into the Language of America at The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

● 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 presents 375 ROGER (OVER AND OUT): the-happy-birthday-Providence-plays

www.providence375.com

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Call for Entries

March 11th, 2011

Pawtucket Foundation Prize Juried Exhibition
JURORS: Mim Fawcett, Executive Director of the Attleboro Arts Museum & Kenn Speiser, Sculptor, exhibit runs May1-June 24

The Pawtucket Foundation Prize $1000 and $250 Pawtucket Arts Collaborative Prize will be awarded. All media welcome. Open to all artists. $20 for one submission only on CD. Mail CD along with contact information and title, media, and size of artwork to: PAC 260 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Deadline for submission postmarked by April 13, 2011. Hand delivered work only upon acceptance.

Click here to download Prospectus for 2011 Pawtucket Foundation Exhibit (pdf)

JUROR BIOS: Mim Fawcett holds her BA in Graphic Design and Cinema from The State University of New York at Binghamton, and has also received a MFA in Graphic Design from Boston University. She trained in Life Drawing at New York City’s Art Student’s League, has exhibited at Boston’s Kingston Gallery, The Copley Society of Boston and other New England venues. Ms. Fawcett served as Art Director for Boston-based Scudder Funds and Waterline Publications before becoming the Sr. Art Director of Boston’s Keane, Inc., responsible for the development of visual/creative marketing for 16 years. In 2006 she joined the Attleboro Arts Museum as Executive Director in July 2006, delivering arts education and unique cultural experiences to visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

As a leader for the City of Attleboro’s Expo for the Senses and Winter Night Festivals and a partner in the City of Attleboro’s Big Read/National Endowment for the Arts literacy initiative, Ms. Fawcett recently is a Co-Coordinator of the Creative Impact Series, which provides career enriching panel discussions, workshops and networking forums to New England artists.

Kenn Speiser has had over a thirty-five year career living and working as an artist, sculptor, and printmaker in Providence, Rhode Island. With a degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, Speiser has an extensive background working on commissioned projects for corporations and public institutions from Miami, Florida to Boston, Massachusetts, and as far away as Finland. He exhibits in galleries and museums worldwide and is held in private collections. Visit his website at www.speisersculpture.com

Questions? Contact: gallery@pawtucketartscollaborative.org

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Public Art Discussion Series Submission Deadline Reminder:

March 11th, 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.
Learn more about NEFA

CONNECT WITH NEFA!

FOURTH SESSION TOPIC:
RFQ – A Mock Panel Review
It’s not too late to submit work for consideration by NEFA’s mock panel! Get your submission in by noon on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

Our submission guidelines can be found on the Events Calendar, and applications should be sent to Mary Tinti (mtinti@nefa.org)

Applications will be reviewed publicly and constructively critiqued at our Public Art Discussion Series event on Monday, March 28, 2011.

Whether you submit an application or not, we hope to see you in the audience. 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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ACT @ St. Andrew’s Seeks Teaching Artists

March 10th, 2011

Start Date: Summer 2011
Part Time
Permanent

Job Description
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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.

We are looking for several candidates to fill out our Teacher’s Roster. These are part-time positions for short-term programs that are run year-round.

How to Apply
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Please send cover letter and resume
and for additional information, contact:
Lisa Abbatomarco – Artistic & Outreach Program Director

401. 246.1230 ext. 3053
labbatomarco@standrews-ri.org

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Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is seeking the best in new independent American film

March 9th, 2011

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is seeking the best in new independent American film from across the United States to include in its new film touring program On Screen/In Person.  

 

Beginning in the fall of 2011, selected films will be screened in communities across the mid-Atlantic region accompanied by their respective filmmakers.

Filmmakers will collaborate with host sites on the tour to develop activities, such as  Q&As, artist talks, or workshops, among other options, which will further engage their audiences in the screened work. MAAF will pay selected filmmakers a stipend for each host site visit, cover all travel and accommodation expenses, and provide a per diem.

Film submissions, including animation, documentaries, experimental and narrative work, are accepted online via Withoutabox. To submit your work or view the filmmaker guidelines, please visit On Screen/In Person at Withoutabox.com

Deadlines for submission:

 

Regular Deadline      March 18, 2011

Late Deadline           March 25, 2011

Extended Deadline    April 1, 2011

Questions concerning On Screen/In Person or the submission process should be directed to Ann Turiano at ann@midatlanticarts.org

Know a filmmaker who might be interested? Please forward this email or post it to your Facebook page to help us get the word out!

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Wisconsin Arts Board’s Percent for Art program announces:

March 9th, 2011

Greetings Artists:

The Wisconsin Arts Board’s Percent for Art program announces a major commission project for interior or exterior artwork associated with the UW Madison Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR) with a budget of $260,000. This commission opportunity is open to artists living in the continental United States and who demonstrate that they have completed one or more commissions with a budget of $200,000 or more. Applicants who do not provide an image and documentation of having successfully completed commissions of this budget size will not be considered. Application deadline for this project is April 29, 2011 at 3:00pm.

If you are interested in this project, please consider applying for this commission. This opportunity is now listed on the Arts Board’s Percent for Art Web page. Here is the link: http://artsboard.wisconsin.gov/sublink.asp?linksubcat2id=2407&linksubcatid=3338&linkcatid=3409&sectionid=1651&locid=171

If you have questions about the application, please contact Chris Manke at chris.manke@wisconsin.gov.

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