Calling All Providence Artists
Providence's BUY ART campaign is designed to thank all shoppers who buy art and to help promote Providence based art merchants + artists, all at no cost to the consumer and seller/artist. If you are based in Providence, sell art and wish to participate, please email Michael Christofaro with your name, website address, brief description of the work you produce, address (internal use only), phone number (internal use only) and email address (internal use only).
Call For Artists - Phildelphia, PA
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site in Philadelphia is currently accepting proposals for its 2014 season of site-specific artist installations. Maximum funding is $7,500 per project. Deadline June 13.
Call For Filmmakers - Rhode Island International Film Festival
The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) is now accepting entries for its 17th Annual Film Festival to be held August 6-11th, 2013 at venues throughout the state of Rhode Island. The highly prestigious, world-class event is consistently ranked as one of the top Film Festivals in the United States. Academy Award-qualifying, RIIFF presents an exciting program of over 200 films, seminars and post-film parties and gatherings, and is attended by more than 300 filmmakers and film professionals from around the world. Late Deadline June 1.
Call For Filmmakers - 48 Hour Film Festival
The 48 Hour Film Project comes to Providence on the weekend of July 12 - 14. Filmmakers from all over the Providence area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world. Deadline June 17.
Call For Actors - General Auditions
The Rhode Island Performance Exchange (RIPE) is pleased to announce their first general auditions for the Rhode Island performance community. The auditions will be held at 95 Empire in Providence on Saturday, June 1 from 10am-3pm, and are open to performers of all kinds who are interested in being seen by many of Rhode Island's thriving theater companies.Intended to bridge the gap between companies and performers in Rhode Island, the general audition will be a one-day event where any actor who wishes can sign up for a slot by emailing or calling RIPE. RIPE gives the performer five minutes to do anything to showcase his or her talents. Movers, dancers, singers, musicians, comedians, actors, professionals, amateurs of any age or type are encouraged to audition.
Call For Volunteers - RI Historical Society
The Rhode Island Historical Society's Museum of Work & Culture in Woonsocket and The John Brown House Museum in Providence are currently looking for volunteers to assist in their educational programs, especially those with experience working with special needs students or adults. For the Museum of Work & Culture, please email Anne Conway. For the John Brown House, please email Dalila Goulart.
Call For Volunteers & Performers - PVD Columbus Day Parade
The organizers of Providence's Columbus Day Parade are seeking performers of all kinds to help in the upcoming festivities.
Call For Interns - Rhode Island International Film Festival
Flickers is seeking motivated, industrious, self-starting students who care about the community and want to be a part of New England's largest film festival and its only Academy Award qualifier. All internships with Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival are unpaid. A minimum of 15-20 hours per week is expected, although time commitments vary depending on the department. Interns work closely with staff on timely and compelling projects, many with a current focus on marketing, event planning, educational programs, technical operations, design, and community outreach.
Call For Latino Artists - RI Latino Arts Network (RILAN)
The Hispanic Heritage Committee of RI, now celebrating their 25th anniversary, is forming the RI Latino Arts Network to help further define, promote and support the arts as a whole in a community setting. The first gathering of RILAN will take place on Thursday, May 16.
RICOM Job Postings
Brown University maintains a comprehensive job posting board of local opportunities in the arts.
RISCA's Arts Jobs Blog
Maintained by RI State Council on the Arts.
Challenge America Fast-Track Grant
The Challenge America Fast-Track grant program offers support primarily to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations -- those whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Design activities for new or existing cultural facilities or civic spaces are eligible activities for support. Deadline May 23.
Artist Residency Programs
Your one-stop guide to residencies for visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers, scholars, filmmakers, community artists, architects, and more - around the world and in your backyard. Maintained by the Alliance of Artists Communities.
NEA Art Works Grant
To support the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. Within this category, all Arts Education projects will have lifelong learning in the arts as their primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. An organization may request a grant amount from $10,000 to $100,000.
Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
The Foundation welcomes, throughout the year, applications from visual artists who are painters, sculptors and artists who work on paper, including printmakers. There are no deadlines. The Foundation encourages applications from artists who have genuine financial needs that are not necessarily catastrophic. Grants are intended for a one-year period of time.
The application period is open for several grant opportunities from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Applicants should refer directly to the NEH website to verify all details, including deadlines and available grants.
Public Humanities Clinic
The Public Humanities Clinic at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University offers free assistance to cultural organizations and individuals working to present humanities projects and programs to the public. The aim of the Public Humanities Clinic is to foster excellence in humanities-based programs, exhibits and community initiatives by providing advice and facilitating connections between people, including colleagues, public humanities students and scholars.
Call For Teachers - Big Yellow School Bus Grant Program
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts has approved the continuation of its popular "Big Yellow School Bus" program for the 2011-2012 school year, subject to the availability of funds. This program provides grants of up to $400 per school building per year to Rhode Island schools to support the cost of school buses and coverage for classroom teachers so that students can attend cultural arts events during the school day.
Call For Applicants - RI Foundation Workshops
The RI Foundation's Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence offers a robust set of workshops and seminars for new as well as experienced nonprofit leaders. Programs are designed to help you successfully meet a variety of challenges. Visit the website for more information about schedules and topics.
Call For Attendees - Small Business Workshops
Mayor Angel Taveras & the U.S. Small Busines Administration are pleased to announce their 2013 series of business workshops. These monthly workshops with area experts are free but space is limited.
AS220 Classes Now Enrolling
Numerous classes are now being offered at AS220. For more details please click here.
Everett Dance Classes Now Enrolling
Dance, music and scene study are just some of the offering at Everett Arts. For more details please click here.
Steel Yard Classes Now Enrolling
Registration is now available for the Steel Yard's Open Enrollment Courses. For more information please click here.
Trinity Rep Classes Now Enrolling
Trinity Repertory Company's Education Department is pleased to announce that enrollment is now open for their new sessions of classes created for young actors in grades K-12 as well as adult actors. For more information please click here.
RI Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission Workshops
Have a suggestion for a conference workshop, tour, or speaker? Workshops run 75 minutes long and focus on topics like places of work, economic development, preservation trades, building rehabs, etc. Topics are not limited to "Preservation Works"--if you want to share a great idea that relates to historic preservation in Rhode Island, please do. Tours run 1.25, 2.5, or 3 hours long.
Lead A Hive Archive Workshop
Food, fun, friends and ART. Sign up to lead a casual workshop at a downtown bar or restaurant. Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm - 7pm. For more information please click here.
From knitted postcards to skateboard stenciling, Craftland's got an amazing range of classes at affordable prices taught by enthusiastic professionals. For more information please click here.
Writing Workshops @ Frequency
A writing community for Providence and beyond, Frequency holds classes for those just starting out to seasoned pros! For more information please click here.
Craft Workshops @ Kreatelier
Learn a vast and fun array of skills from some of Providence's artsiest and craftsiest people at Kreatelier! From sewing to bookbinding, Kreatelier has something for everyone young and old alike. For more information please click here.