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NEA to invest more than $88 million

May 18th, 2011

Chairman Rocco Landesman Announces the latest
National Endowment for the Arts Grants
NEA to invest more than $88 million to support arts projects nationwide

Washington, D.C. — National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman today announced the latest round of NEA funding for Fiscal Year 2011 totaling more than $88 million awarded through 1,145 grants to not-for-profit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide.

Chairman Landesman said, “NEA research shows that three out of four Americans participate in the arts. The diverse, innovative, and exceptional projects funded in this round will ensure that Americans around the country continue to have the opportunity to experience and participate in the arts.”

This round of funding is provided through four grant programs: Access to Artistic Excellence, Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth, Arts on Radio and Television, and Partnership Agreements (State and Regional).

Access to Artistic Excellence grants foster and preserve excellence in the arts and provide access to the arts for all Americans. Grants in this round focus on two primary themes: access to the arts and preservation activities. A broad range of activities are funded in the disciplines of dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, museums, music, musical theater, opera, presenting, theater, and visual arts. Projects include outreach, touring, artists’ workshops and residencies, technology, preservation, recordings, and conferences and symposia. In addition, this round of funding includes grants to local arts agencies. Through the Access to Artistic Excellence category, 789 grants out of 1,415 eligible applications are recommended for funding for a total of $24.9 million.

Examples of projects supported by Access to Artistic Excellence grants include:

· Southwest Chamber Music Society (Pasadena, CA) is recommended for a $35,000 grant to support Ten Freedom Summers, a recording and national performance tour of a new work by composer and trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith inspired by the Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1964.

· Missouri Historical Society (aka Missouri History Museum) (St. Louis, MO) is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support the preservation of costumes from the Katherine Dunham Dance Company’s collection, primarily those created by scenic and costume designer John Pratt. Once conserved, these pieces will be photographed, catalogued in museum records, digitized on the museum’s online database, and made available for exhibition.

· Public Art Fund, Inc. (New York, NY) is recommended for a $40,000 grant to support In the Public Realm. The program provides emerging visual artists (selected through an open call) with opportunities to create temporary art projects for non-traditional public exhibition spaces in New York City.

· National Constitution Center (Philadelphia, PA) is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support the Fighting for Democracy Theater Exhibition Project. The hybrid theater exhibition will integrate an interactive theater production incorporating live performance, multimedia installation, and online educational tools for audience members with the Fighting for Democracy exhibit in the National Constitution Center’s exhibition gallery.

· University of Arkansas Main Campus (Fayetteville, AR) is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support a revitalization plan for the Pettaway neighborhood. To be created in partnership with the Downtown Little Rock Community Development Company, the revitalization plan will use affordable housing and transportation principles to link existing and new neighborhoods to create liveable places within the turn-of-the-century Pettaway neighborhood.

Please see the complete listing of projects receiving Access to Artistic Excellence grant support in this round of fiscal year 2011 funding.

Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth grants strengthen American educational opportunities by providing children with focused arts instruction, exposing them to legendary artists, and introducing children to artworks of the highest quality. The recommended projects require educators to give students in-depth, challenging learning experiences. Through the Learning in the Arts category, 229 grants out of 706 eligible applications are recommended for funding for a total of $7.4 million.

Examples of projects supported by Learning in the Arts grants include:

· Regional Arts & Culture Council (Portland, OR) is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support Right Brain Initiative, a professional development seminar that brings together school administrators, teachers, and teaching artists to integrate the arts into Portland-area schools’ curricula. The project will provide hands-on training for teachers and artists to integrate and assess arts learning across the curriculum, leading to classroom collaborations in theater, music, dance, and visual arts.

· New School University (New York, NY) is recommended for a $50,000 grant to support PetLab, a professional development project based on the principles of game design. In partnership with the Institute of Play, participants will engage in and instruct others in design-based processes, including problem-solving, sketching, prototyping, testing, and modifying.

· InsideOut Literary Arts Project (Detroit, MI) is recommended for an $80,000 grant to support the Voices High School Literary Expansion program, in which teams of writers-in-residence will visit Detroit public high schools to present a literature program to enhance the schools’ curriculum throughout the school year. Services will include year-long creative writing residencies in selected classes; creative writing teaching units developed with classroom teachers; guest poets; one-on-one mentoring in a writing center;; publication in literary journals; and public performances.

· SAY Sí (aka San Antonio Youth YES!) (San Antonio, TX) is recommended for a $20,000 grant to support Project Say Sí, a multidisciplinary “open studio” visual arts program. High school students will conceptualize, produce, refine, and eventually exhibit and sell their own artwork in a manner that parallels the working process of professional artists.

Please see the complete listing of projects receiving Learning in the Arts grant support in this round of fiscal year 2011 funding.

Arts on Radio and Television grants support the development, production, and national distribution of radio and television programs on the arts. The recommended projects will support the creation and presentation of more than 3,100 hours of arts programming, including television and radio programming, as well as projects that stream on the Internet, and mobile phone and tablet applications. Through the Arts on Radio and Television category, 64 grants out of 145 eligible applications are recommended for funding for a total of $4 million.

Examples of projects supported by Arts on Radio and Television grants include:

· Association of Independents in Radio, Inc. (Boston, MA) is recommended for a $50,000 grant to support the second phase of Makers Quest 2.0 (MQ2), a national collaboration among independent producers, public radio and television stations, and communities. There will be 10 separate media production teams “assigned” to invent new approaches to storytelling and distribution that blends traditional broadcast with digital platforms and tools.

· Public Radio International (Minneapolis, MN) is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support the production of The Global Hit segments on the weekday news and information radio program The World. The daily feature showcases world music for American audiences, offering listeners a unique perspective on other cultures through the medium of music.

· Independent Television Service, Inc. (aka ITVS) (San Francisco, CA) is recommended for a $170,000 grant to support the selection, acquisition, and packaging of films for the public television series Independent Lens. This weekly PBS series provides the public with access to innovative, dramatic, animated, and documentary works by independent filmmakers.

Please see the complete listing of projects receiving Arts on Radio and Television grant support in this round of fiscal year 2011 funding.

Partnership grants provide support to 55 state, jurisdictional, and territorial arts agencies, six regional arts organizations, the National Association of State Arts Agencies, and Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. In total, more than $52 million was awarded through this category. Please see the complete listing of Partnership grants.

A state-by-state listing of all the grants announced in this release is also available.

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit the NEA at arts.gov.

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Call for Zine Submissions

May 17th, 2011

Amigos Publishing & Shop, a retail store that sells zines and other art-related items, is seeking submissions of local artists’ zines, books, and other editioned items to sell on consignment in our store.  Sample copies can be dropped off in person during regular store hours (Fridays and Saturdays 12-7 and Sundays 12-4) or mailed to us at:

Amigos Publishing & Shop

200 Allens Ave Studio 7F

Providence, RI 02903

For more information, please visit our website at www.amigospublishing.com or send us an email us at amigospublishing@gmail.com.

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A CALL TO ARTISTS

May 17th, 2011

City of Providence, National Grid team up on public art project to encourage energy efficiency and recycling 

 The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and National Grid are proud to announce a Call to Artists, inviting diverse Providence and Rhode Island artists and art associations from to submit their concepts for the “Fine Art of Recycling” campaign.

This campaign will unite a passion for energy efficiency with the city’s longstanding support of creativity and artistic excellence. 

In June, the top 10 artists/art associations will begin to put their creative imprints on ten refrigerators that will be placed throughout Downtown Providence for the summer months of 2011. National Grid has developed this “cool idea” to raise awareness of energy efficiency and recycling and to support local culture and the arts.

National Grid has partnered with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its Responsible Appliance Disposal Program (RAD) to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases through the collection and proper disposal of refrigerated appliances.

Mayor Angel Taveras has pledged to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by signing the Climate Protection Agreement first endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2005, which urges federal and state governments to enact policies that will meet or beat the target of reducing global warming pollution levels to 7 below 1990 levels by 2012.

“This project is a great way to call attention to energy inefficiency and highlight the work of our incredible creative community,” said Mayor Taveras.  “We are very pleased to be working with National Grid on this important and timely issue.”

Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their designs to this competition. Selected artists will be paid a $750 stipend.  National Grid and the City will be responsible for installing the works.  The request for proposals can be accessed at www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism.  The deadline for proposals is June 3, 2011.

ABOUT NATIONAL GRID

National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.

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A CALL TO ARTISTS: City of Providence, National Grid team up on public art project

May 17th, 2011

A CALL TO ARTISTS

City of Providence, National Grid team up on public art project to encourage energy efficiency and recycling

PROVIDENCE, RI – The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and National Grid are proud to announce a Call to Artists, inviting diverse Providence and Rhode Island artists and art associations from to submit their concepts for the “Fine Art of Recycling” campaign.

This campaign will unite a passion for energy efficiency with the city’s longstanding support of creativity and artistic excellence.

In June, the top 10 artists/art associations will begin to put their creative imprints on ten refrigerators that will be placed throughout Downtown Providence for the summer months of 2011. National Grid has developed this “cool idea” to raise awareness of energy efficiency and recycling and to support local culture and the arts.

National Grid has partnered with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its Responsible Appliance Disposal Program (RAD) to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases through the collection and proper disposal of refrigerated appliances.

Mayor Angel Taveras has pledged to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by signing the Climate Protection Agreement first endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2005, which urges federal and state governments to enact policies that will meet or beat the target of reducing global warming pollution levels to 7 below 1990 levels by 2012.

“This project is a great way to call attention to energy inefficiency and highlight the work of our incredible creative community,” said Mayor Taveras.  “We are very pleased to be working with National Grid on this important and timely issue.”

Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit their designs to this competition. Selected artists will be paid a $750 stipend.  National Grid and the City will be responsible for installing the works.  The request for proposals can be accessed at www.providenceri.com/ArtCultureTourism.  The deadline for proposals is June 3, 2011.

ABOUT NATIONAL GRID

National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.

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Call for Entries: 2011 Art Kudos Juried Competition

May 16th, 2011

Artshow.com is currently accepting entries for the 7th annual Art Kudos
competition, an annual international juried competition that serves to
recognize and honor excellence in the visual arts. Artists who are selected
as finalists benefit from world-wide exposure in an online-only exhibition
(www.artkudos.com) and have the opportunity to win cash awards for their
exemplary work. A total of $4,400 will be awarded in the 2011 competition.

Each year a distinguished art professional is chosen to serve as the awards
judge and to ensure a diverse range of perspectives and expertise. We are
very pleased to have Holly Koons McCullough, Director of Collections and
Exhibitions at the Telfair Museum of Art in Savannah, GA serving as the
awards judge for the 2011 exhibition.

The competition is open to all artists 18 or older.  Eligible works include:
Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture,
installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber and mixed media. $30 for 3
images.

Deadline for submitting entries: June 30, 2011

Please visit http://artkudos.com/callforentries.html for details and an
entry form.

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STONE CARVING WORKSHOP

May 16th, 2011

Hand Carving Letters and Symbols into Stone

An introduction to an ancient craft for a modern people.

Saturday June 18th & Sunday June 19th 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 May 20th)$210.00  

Normal tuition after May 20th – $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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Professional Arts Development Grants (PAD)

May 16th, 2011

Professional Arts Development Grants (PAD) – Deadline Friday May 27

From the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)

Professional Arts Development (PAD) grants provide funds to entrepreneurial artists to help address their professional development needs.  The goal of these grants is to enable artists to engage in specific professional and business development activities that will build their capacity and strengthen their ability to meet the goals of their arts enterprise.  Professional development activities should enhance the applicant’s knowledge and skills; extend the reach of their products and services; build their clientele or expand audience; increase their business capacity. 

All grant proposals should address specific goals in an individual’s professional, career or business plan. This written plan must be submitted as an attachment to the PAD grant application.

Grant Amounts:

Grants requests may range from $250 – $750 and require a 1 to 1 match from the applicant

For more information go to this link: http://www.arts.ri.gov/grants/guidelines/pad.php

To access the online application, sign into our online grants system here: http://risca.cgweb.org/

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Dave Bwon Projects 2nd Semiannual Competition

May 16th, 2011

Prizes
$7,000 USD (7 artists will each receive $1,000).

Dave Bown will be buying works of art, on an ongoing basis, from select artists as submissions are received.

Eligibility
This competition is open to all visual artists who are 18 years of age or older. All styles and media are eligible.

Selection Process
Early entries are encouraged. Previewing will occur on a daily and weekly basis by Dave Bown and the jurors as submissions are received.

Deadline
30 May 2011

Prospectus
davebownprojects.com/submissions.html

For further information, please contact Dave Bown at (917) 365-5265 or info@davebownprojects.com

 

 
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Hera Gallery Internships available Summer 2011

May 16th, 2011

Hera Gallery is seeking a motivated and creative intern for the Summer 2011 season. The intern will work closely with the Gallery Director, and will gain valuable experience about a non-profit art organization. Interns will have the opportunity to hang exhibitions, gallery sit, create informational mailings, work on fundraisers, attend board meetings, experience a professional artistic community, create new programming, and much more.

Since 2000, Hera Gallery has introduced over a dozen Rhode Island College and University of Rhode Island students the world of contemporary art and not-profit management. These students work with the gallery to contribute fresh thoughts to the development of existing programming.

In addition to providing the interns with valuable event planning experience, both college students and the local community have been introduced to the diversity of programming Hera has to offer. Intern-supported events have attracted new audiences, introducing younger people to the atmosphere of a fine art gallery through a more accessible avenue. Many of these visitors have returned later for gallery openings, and other events, demonstrating the importance of making connections with new audiences. With Wakefield, RI being an active location during the summer months, this internship can contribute lots to a student’s learning through the experiences offered.

The internship program at Hera has brought new life to the gallery and has provided interns, students and community members with a chance to take part in contemporary art events, and to become an integral part of the local arts scene.

For more information about Hera Gallery, please visit: www.heragallery.org

Send cover letter and resume to info@heragallery.org

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To Warren Artists: Artists’ Happy Hour – Wed. May 25 at 16 Cutler Street

May 13th, 2011

From our friends at the Warren Arts Initiative:

Have a drink on us and chitchat with your fellow Warren artists at our Artists’ Happy Hour on May 25th from 5-7 p.m. at The B.R.A.S.S. at 16 Cutler Street.

This is an opportunity to meet your fellow Warren artists and also help us to create a comprehensive town-wide Artist Directory for artists, visitors, businesses and public reps. We want to make sure you’re listed. Don’t leave your fate to a Google Search!

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CALL FOR SHORELINE THEMED ART – June 1, 2011

May 13th, 2011
A national and international glance at excellence in coastal art. No matter what medium, whether representational or abstract, 2D or 3D, Shorelines brings together those artists who identify with coastal living and fine art from all over the nation and world. The theme of Shorelines is not limited to ocean views and wildlife. Coastal Life is the theme, and how you interpret the theme is part of the show! Entry fee.

Details: http://www.rockportartcenter.com/entries/detail.php?uid=24

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CALL FOR “SCENES OF NEW ENGLAND” THEMED PHOTOGRAPHY

May 13th, 2011

CALL FOR “SCENES OF NEW ENGLAND” THEMED PHOTOGRAPHY – May 22, 2011

We are seeking original fine art photography for a themed exhibit titled “Scenes of New England”. The exhibit will run from June 1 to September 30, 2011. Accepted works will be exhibited at nourish restaurant in Lexington, MA. Owners of nourish are particularly supportive of the arts and are lending their walls to Massachusetts’ artists. The restaurant also hosts an artist reception during the exhibition. No commission is taken on sales and multiple pieces have sold during our previous exhibits. We do encourage all participating artists to donate 10% of the price of sold works to their local food pantry.

Details:

nourishart@gmail.com

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Siskind Foundation 2011 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship

May 13th, 2011

Grant Information and Application Guidelines

Application Period: April 14 — May 17, 2011
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time

General Information and Eligibility Requirements

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.

* NEW *: Applications must be submitted through the CaFÉ™ application system at www.CallForEntry.org.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents of the United States, who reside in the U.S., and who are at least 21 years of age. Recipients must provide legal proof of eligibility and a verifiable social security number.

Who May Not Apply: Students enrolled in a college degree program (Recent graduates are eligible to apply). Previous IPF Recipients are not being considered for new awards at this time.

Eligible Work: There are no restrictions on subject matter, genres or processes of past or projected work. Works submitted may be traditional photography projects or experimental works; Photographic techniques must be pivotal to the works submitted.

Examples of Non-Eligible Work: Film, Video; Internet projects, interactive multimedia

Fellowship recipients will be notified in the summer of 2011. Names of recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2011.

Application Information & Guidelines

Applicants must apply through the CaFÉ™ online application system at www.CallForEntry.org™. Applications will not be accepted by any other delivery method. Internet access and a working email address are required in order to apply.

Once you have registered at CaFÉ™, you can work on an application in multiple sessions, saving as you go, until it is completed and ready to submit. You can apply at any time up until the deadline; however, applications must be successfully received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on May 17th, 2011. Applications that are incomplete, or not received by the deadline, will be excluded from consideration. We recommended applying well in advance in order to avoid technical problems.

CaFÉ™ is a project of the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), a non-profit arts service organization dedicated to the creative advancement and preservation of the arts.

A completed application consists of the following information & files:

Applicant Profile: Name and contact information

Work Samples: A portfolio of eight (8) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the eight mages for that purpose.

Exactly eight (8) images must be submitted, no more and no less. They will be projected for the panelists via high-definition digital projectors and viewed at roughly 30”x40” per image. With regard to the order of your images, please consider that they will be projected in two groups of four images at a time (Images # 1-4 are shown first, followed by Images # 5-8). Images must be Standard baseline JPEG files with the .jpg extension. The recommended color profile is sRGB. Maximum file size is 1.8 MB. Image size can be no larger than 1920 x 1920 pixels (smaller images will be shown against a 1920 x 1920 black background). Images should be 72 DPI, any higher will unnecessarily increase your file size.

Text descriptors for each image: Title, Year Completed, Medium, Dimensions

(Note: There are also fields for image “Value” and “Description” in the application. We don’t include this information in our review process. “Description” can be left blank. $0.00 can be entered for image “Value”. Whatever you enter in these fields — it will not be seen by jurors.)

Work Statement: (350 words/2000 characters, maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.

Career summary, artist’s resume or short bio (500 words maximum)


Additional Help and Information

CallForEntry.org provides detailed instructions and tutorials on How to Apply, Image Prep, and a Help/FAQ that will answer most questions. CaFÉ™ Tech Support staff is available via email to respond to technical questions or problems. For grant-related questions, there is an email link to contact an ASF grant administrator.

Aaron Siskind Foundation website: www.aaronsiskind.org

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Call For Entries: Wooly Fair

May 13th, 2011

SPACE STATION …
Hey all you people making inventing interesting stuff in your basements and garages. Here’s your chance to put your genius on display in the Wooly Fair Space station — 21 individual artist (or inventor or maker or whatever) pods that will be linked together at Wooly Fair to form the Space Station. For more information, go to http://thewooled.com/en/component/jforms/3/228.html

Come see a pod prototype at the fair raiser May 20th. Application deadline May 25th.

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RISD MUSEUM SEEKS SUBMISSIONS FOR OPEN CALL: VIDEO ART

May 12th, 2011

The Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design’s Contemporary Art Department
invites artists to submit short works of single-channel video. Selected works will be shown in an outdoor
Gallery Night screening event in July, OPEN CALL: VIDEO ART.
“Video-based art is an accessible and powerful medium and we want to show more of it at the RISD
Museum,” says Sabrina Locks, Curatorial Assistant for Contemporary Art and organizer of the event. “The
open call video program is a lively way to invite local participation and dialogue around the creative ideas and
visions of those working in various forms of new media.”
All are welcome to submit works of 15 minutes or less regardless of age, location, artistic experience, or
education. Submissions must be received by Friday, June 10, 2011. See the specifications below for more
information.
Those who submit materials will be notified in early July as to whether their works will be screened during
the OPEN CALL: VIDEO ART event at the Chace Center’s Moore Terrace (20 North Main Street) on Thursday,
July 21, at 9 pm. Finalists’ videos will also be exhibited at the RISD Museum during the fall of 2011.
Requirements for submissions:
Single-channel video, DVD-transferred film, animation, and new media work will be considered. The
submission package must include:
 Immediately playable DVD; or .MOV file with the following specifications:
Apple ProRes 422 codec; 16-bit linear PCM audio; 30 FPS frame rate; de-interlaced
 Short written statement and CV/resume or brief bio
 Email contact information
Send submissions to:
Sabrina Locks, Curatorial Assistant
Contemporary Art Department
Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design
224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903
Submissions are due Friday, June 10, 2011; materials will not be returned. For more information, please
contact Sabrina Locks at slocks@risd.edu or 401 277- 4918.
About the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design
Southeastern New England’s only comprehensive art museum, the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design—also
known as The RISD Museum—was established in 1874. Its permanent collection of more than 86,000 objects includes
paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, costume, furniture, and other works of art from every part of the world—including
objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and art of all periods from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, up to the
latest in contemporary art. The Museum also offers a wide array of educational and public programs to more than
100,000 visitors annually.
The RISD Museum, located at 20 North Main Street in Providence, RI, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm,
and until 9 pm every Thursday beginning in September. Free admission 5 to 9 pm on third Thursdays and all day the last
Saturday of each month (except December), and “pay what you wish” every Sunday from 10 am to 1 pm. Closed January
1, July 4, the month of August, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25. Admission is $10 adults; $7 seniors (age 62+); $3
college students with valid ID and youths (ages 5 to 18); and free for Museum members, RISD and Brown University
students and staff, and children under 5.
For more information, call 401 454-6500 or visit risdmuseum.org.
Donna Desrochers
401 454-6793
ddesroch@risd.edu
PRESS CONTACTS:
Lani Stack
401 454-6506
lstack@risd.edu

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The art of disguising cell phone towers

May 12th, 2011

Here’s something worth talking about here in Rhode Island:

Click here to read The Art of Disguising Cellphone Towers
What would you rather have: crappy cellphone service, or cellular towers scarring every visible surface? The two are at odds, but, thankfully, there are companies whose entire business is making those radio-wave spreaders disappear. And they’re great at it.
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CALL FOR AWARDEES FOR THE RHODY AWARDS

May 12th, 2011

The Rhody Awards honor great preservation achievements, people who have made a difference in their community, and projects that inspire others to protect special places in Rhode Island.

Categories include:
Antoinette F. Downing Volunteer Award
Frederick C. Williamson Professional Award
Stephen J. Tyson Sr. Artisan Award
Homeowner Award
Historic Preservation Project Award
Preservation Is Green Award
Community Award
Landscape Preservation Award
Education and Advocacy Award
Stewardship Award

Download a pdf of the nomination form. Or visit the Rhody Awards website for more information.

Nomination deadline is June 24

Mail your nomination to Rhody Awards/RIHPHC | 150 Benefit St | Providence, RI 02903 or email Mack Woodward with a completed form and attachments.

For more information about the RI Statewide Preservation Conference and other programs of the RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission, please visit our website, www.preservation.ri.gov

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Call for entries:2011 BUMPKIN ISLAND ART ENCAMPMENT

May 12th, 2011

PROPOSAL DEADLINE TOMORROW!

Request for Proposals

2011 BUMPKIN ISLAND ART ENCAMPMENT
BUMPKIN ISLAND ART ENCAMPMENT 2011

Submission Deadline: May 13, 2011

The Bumpkin Island Land Office, a collaboration of the Berwick Research Institute, Studio Soto, Mobius, the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation, invites artist collectives to submit proposals for the 2011 Bumpkin Island Art Encampment, a five-day public art experience in the Boston Harbor Islands national park area.

From Thursday, July 28, 2011 through Monday, August 1, 2011, five artist collectives will take temporary ownership of Bumpkin Island, a 35-acre island less than one mile off the coast of Boston’s South Shore. They will:

Establish a home camp and live there for five days and four nights
Create and install/perform work that responds to the island environment, as broadly defined
Engage with over 700 visitors who will arrive by boat on July 30 and 31 to view and participate in projects.

http://mobius.org/news/2011-bumpkin-island-art-encampment

About Mobius:
Mobius (est. 1977) is a non-profit, artist-run organization, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists. Mobius is committed to structuring environments that foster projects incorporating a wide range of disciplines. This approach sets in motion situations where the artist’s impact can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius.

Founded by Marilyn Arsem in 1977, Mobius is known for incorporating a wide range of the visual, performing, and media arts into innovative live performance, video, installation and intermedia works. Mobius has produced hundreds of original works that have attained critical acclaim in Boston, nationally and internationally. Works created at Mobius have been presented throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Mobius is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council; the
Boston Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor’s Office of the Arts, Tourism, and Special Events; the Oedipus Foundation; by an award for artistic excellence from the Tanne Foundation; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and generous private support.

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725 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118
www.mobius.org

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CALL FOR ARTISTS – The Portsmouth Arts Guild

May 12th, 2011

 The Portsmouth Arts Guild is requesting submissions for the open juried Art Show, “Poetic License.”

“Poetic License”- Open Juried. Each submission must be accompanied by a stanza of poetry, or a very short complete poem, neatly written on a 3” x 5” white unlined index card.

Juried by Keith Fox. Keith Fox has taught at the Community College of Rhode Island, RISD’s division of Continuing Education, the Coleman Center of the Newport Art Museum and the South County Art Association. He received a BFA and MFA in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 10, 6-8pm.

Show Dates: Thursday, June 9-Sunday, July 10

Drop-off: Monday, June 6, 3-6pm & Tuesday, June 7, 6:30-8:30pm

End of Show pick-up: Monday, July 11, 3-6pm &Tuesday, July 12, 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. 2-D 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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PROGRAM MANAGER NATIONAL DANCE PROJECT

May 12th, 2011

New England Foundation for the Arts
Boston, MA

The New England Foundation for the Arts seeks a senior, experienced Program Manager with deep knowledge of the dance field to provide leadership and oversight for the National Dance Project.

The National Dance Project:

The National Dance Project (NDP)—deemed the “fairy godmother of dance” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy—uses funding and information-sharing to provide a support system for the living and evolving discipline of dance in the United States.

As one of the major resources for the dance field in the United States, NDP plays a crucial role in sustaining the dance ecology nationally and has a “bird’s eye” view of the needs of the field.

Since 1996, NDP has been a primary system of support for the contemporary dance field, supporting the production and touring of new dance works. To date, NDP has supported the creation of over 225 new dance works, partnering directly with more than 300 U.S. presenters to connect with audiences in all 50 states. Each year, 25 to 30 different dance projects are featured in engagements in an average of 250 communities across the country. Visit www.nefa.org for more on the National Dance Project.

The New England Foundation for the Arts:

The New England Foundation for the Arts creatively supports the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, makes vital connections between artists and communities, and builds the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the creative sector. NEFA is a 501 (c)(3) that operates with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the state arts agencies of New England, and corporations, foundations, and individuals.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director of Programs and working in close collaboration with the Executive Director and other NEFA staff, the Program Manager for NDP will design, develop and deliver the core program activity of grant making for the production and touring of new dance work, as well as partnerships for international exchange, the Regional Dance Development Initiative, and the Contemporary Arts Centers network.

Other responsibilities include the supervision of NDP program staff, development of grant proposals and communications strategy, and the cultivation and maintenance of relationships with grantees, program advisors, partner organizations, funders, and other constituents.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the dance field from multiple perspectives (artist, presenter, grant seeker, and grant maker) and the ability to identify needs/opportunities in the field to inform NDP strategies. An excellent listener, observer, and communicator, the Program Manager must be able to nurture relationships, galvanize constituents and funders, and maintain a strong presence in the field.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package. This position requires relocation to the Boston area and a great deal of travel.

How to Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, a list of references, and current salary by Friday, May 20th to:

Margaret Genovese
Senior Partner
Genovese Vanderhoof & Associates
77 Carlton Street, Suite 1103
Toronto, ON
Canada M5B 2J7
416/340-2762

Fax: 416/273-3313
gvasearch@gmail.com

For more information: www.nefa.org
www.genovesevanderhoof.com

NEFA is committed to hiring individuals who reflect the diversity of the community it serves, and is an equal opportunity employer.

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