March is Youth Art Month and in celebration, The Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present its annual Scholarship Fund awards to three Rhode Island public high school senior art students with a fourth award presented by the Rhode Island Art Educators Association in March.
Each Rhode Island public high school chooses one college-bound senior art student for consideration. The four winning students will receive cash scholarships in the amounts of $1,500, $1,000, $500 and with a fourth award from Rhode Island Art Education Association of $500 to use towards college. Winners also receive a one-year membership to WAA, a fine art exhibit in our gallery and exhibit space at the 57th Wickford Art Festival, ranked the #7 fine art festival in the country. This is an excellent, resume-building opportunity for college bound students. Interested students should speak with their art teachers about submitting their portfolio for consideration.
The 2019 WAA Scholarship Program application may be downloaded at http://wickfordart.org/scholarship-program-exhibit-and-awards-ceremony/ [wickfordart.org]
Application submission period ends February 21, 2019.
Looking for the perfect summer teaching position? For 30 years, SMARTS Summer Institute has been providing kids and teens with an exciting and explorative arts experience. We are looking for a dynamic Visual Arts Teacher, STEAM teacher, and Drama/Musical theatre teacher for grades K-1, 2-4, 5-8, and 9-12. The ideal candidates will be passionate about working with children and the arts. For more information, click here.
The Art Department invites applications for part time faculty to teach introductory survey and upper-level courses for the 2018-2019 academic year. Individuals may teach introductory survey courses Pre-History to Renaissance and/or Renaissance to Modern art history; and/or upper-level courses in nineteenth-century European art, American art and architecture, 20th-century European and American art, or other area of expertise related to these courses. For more information and to apply, click here.
Americans for the Arts Public Art Network (PAN) is accepting submissions for the 2019 PAN Year in Review application. Public art projects that were completed and open to the public from January 1st to December 31st, 2018 are eligible for submission. The PAN Year in Review annually recognizes outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country and beyond. Three public art professionals serve as jurors to review hundreds of project applications and select up to 50 projects to include. The PAN Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes public art projects and is an excellent advocacy and educational tool for those who are impacting their community through public art.
Past projects have ranged from temporary projects, site specific permanent pieces, artists in residencies, social practice work and more. To access past projects, visit the PAN Year in Review Online Database that holds the over 800 past projects that have been selected by previous jurors.
Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 27th. More information on the PAN Year in Review and the link to the application can be found here: https://www.americansforthearts.org/news-room/americans-for-the-arts-news/2019-pan-year-in-review-application-is-now-open
Founded in 1880 to stimulate the appreciation of art in the community, the Providence Art Club has long been a place for artists and art patrons to congregate, create, display and circulate works of art. Through its public programs, its art instruction classes for members and its active exhibition schedule, the Providence Art Club continues a tradition of sponsoring and supporting the visual arts in Rhode Island.
The Gallery Assistant will assist the Gallery Manager with all aspects of gallery administration, aid in the installation of art exhibitions, greet gallery guests, and complete general office tasks. Must be friendly, outgoing, detail oriented, and be able to work productively as a member of a tight-knit gallery team. A strong interest and/or background in fine art is preferred.
Photography experience, as well as basic knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign are preferred but not required. A Bachelor’s Degree in studio art, art history, or related disciplines is highly preferred but not required.
This position is a unique opportunity for the right individual to gain experience in a gallery setting.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 12-4 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 2-4 pm
For more information and to apply, click here.
The Gamm seeks a Manager of Individual Giving and Special Events to provide fundraising and event expertise for our professional, critically acclaimed regional theater. We have a 5-play season. Actor’s Equity Association member. This position reports to the Development Director.
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The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts seeks an intern with an interest arts administration, who wants to learn about the grant and fellowship process. The intern will be working with Individual Artists Program Director Mollie Flanagan to manage the spring grant cycle for individual artist grants, including fellowships and project grants for individuals. This includes reviewing grant applications for completeness and eligibility; tracking grant applications by category; preparing fellowship applications for panel review; and attending panel review meetings and taking notes. Based on the intern’s interests and skills, additional projects may include: work on the professional development workshop series; online marketing and content creation; assistance with RISCA’s strategic planning process; or program development. Internship includes mentorship from staff members, intern instigated projects, professional development, and a close up view of the day to day operations of a state arts agency.
RISCA is currently seeking an intern for April and May 2019. The intern is expected to work approximately 10-12 hours a week, exact hours are flexible and some work may be done from home. Some hours will be at RISCA offices, open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, located at 1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI. This program may be used by undergraduate and graduate students to obtain academic credit from their institution, but is also open to applicants not currently enrolled in an academic institution. Unfortunately, this internship is unpaid, but we will do our best to ensure a positive learning experience focused on what you want to explore.
For more information, and to apply, click here.
The “Journeys Onward” Call for Art is open to current or past members of the U.S. Armed Forces (i.e. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard), the Reserve Corps of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the National Guard; or a member of the immediate family (i.e. a parent, sibling, child (by blood, adoption, or marriage), spouse, grandparent, or grandchild) of a current or past member of the U.S. Armed Forces (i.e. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard), the Reserve Corps of the U.S. Armed Forces, or the National Guard. All 2D and 3D media are accepted and the exhibit is juried. Artists should reflect in their respective medium some aspect of the veteran experience. Please visit www.wickfordart.org to read the “Journeys Onward” prospectus then apply online. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM MST.
Hera Gallery Presents the Exhibition: SHAME
Juried by: Anna Dempsey
Concept: The exhibition SHAME attempts to lift the veils of submission and silence by exploring shame in its many dimensions. The concept of shame has reached a new level of urgency as we witness shaming being used as a strategic tactic in the current political climate where it has become common place and legitimized. Rather than purposefully confronting shame we are prone to step away from taking a close look at it’s nature and manifestations.
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Chat Club PVD is a series of experimental performance and media. A bi-monthly curated cabaret and community salon, Chat Club PVD celebrates art that challenges genre, cultural hegemony, and institutions of the avant-garde. Chat Club embraces an exploratory, DIY ethos and provides an inclusive, supportive space for artistic experimentation, expression, and community conversations for performers and attendees. Performances include and are not limited to comedy (stand-up, sketch, improv), music, installation, literary readings, screenings, storytelling, performance art, and more. Chat Club PVD gathers to spark and sustain artistic collaboration and investigation.
Chat Club PVD debuts on Wednesday, January 16th on the AS220 Main Stage (Doors: 9:00 pm // Tickets: $5) featuring performers Alexander Dupuis, Muggs Fogarty, A.B. Khim, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, Charlie Shields, Alyssa St. Franc, Florence Wallis, and Stine An. For more information on the debut event, click here.
Performers who are interested in submitting work for future editions of Chat Club PVD can reach out to the organizer Stine An at email@example.com.