City of Providence Seeks Program Director for Turnaround Arts

The City of Providence was selected by Turnaround Arts, a signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to bring integrated arts education into three Providence public middle schools. Turnaround Arts leverages its network and coordinates with local artists and school arts teachers and principals for non-arts outcomes. Turnaround Arts also beautifies the school and invests in culture and climate improvements that, as research shows, contribute to academic improvements. This position reports to the ACT Director and will work closely with partners in Providence Schools and other constituencies to manage all aspects of the program including fundraising, stewarding partner and funder relationships, building-level implementation of Turnaround Arts: Providence, strategic planning, budgeting, staffing, systems management and compliance with the policies of Turnaround Arts: National. This is a full-time, dedicated position.

For more information, see the full posting here.

Sprout Gallery: Accepting Submissions

The Community Gallery at Sprout Co-Working, on the Rising Sun Mills campus, is committed to showing a diverse range of art from artists who represent the diversity of Providence and the state of Rhode Island.  We are currently accepting submissions to be part of our monthly shows during Gallery Night’s 21st season.

To submit, please send a few photos of your work and a brief bio to All media are welcomed; drawing, painting, photography, pastel, collage, textile, 3 dimensional works, etc. (We have more wall space than pedestal space so 3D hanging works are encouraged.)  We also have a conference room with a projector and a screen, so we would consider video art as well. All artwork must be workplace appropriate.

The gallery night openings are always the 3rd Thursday of the month. They are open to the public, and friend, family and the entire community is encouraged to attend. The more the merrier! We provide snacks.

I look forward to hearing from you,


Newport Artists Only – Please Sign This Survey

There is POWER IN NUMBERS! As an arts organization we are often asked how many artists live in Newport; we’d like to be able to give an accurate number! Why? Because we need statistics to secure artist housing in Newport; create workshops that help individuals apply for — and win — arts-related grant funding; get permission to host arts markets in odd places; and to create other projects.

If we want a city that FOCUSES on making itself a great place for artists to live and work we have to declare ourselves as a population and make ourselves visible. We make the town great, why not make the town great for us?

So, if you are you an artist living in Newport, please put your name down! Share widely; the more artists we can account for the more leverage we each have to create the changes we want to see!

Click here to sign:

Thank you!

FirstWorks seeks Administrative Coordinator

FirstWorks Administrative Coordinator

FirstWorks is a non-profit that enhances the cultural, educational, and economic vitality of our community through world-class performing arts, education programs, and as the Founding Creative Partner for PVDFest. FirstWorks’ public performances, whether with iconic guest artists or world-class local ensembles, are framed with extensive community interaction and provide pathways to opportunities for 4,000+ low-income students in Rhode Island.

The FirstWorks Administrative Coordinator assures the smooth operation of FirstWorks across office operations, data, and programs.  Vital to the management of the entire organization, the AC must be detail-oriented, highly organized, capable of synthesizing complex information, and be proficient in CRM/Databases, Accounting and MS Office suite applications. The AC provides assistance to the Executive Artistic Director as well as broad support for Administration, Programs, Marketing, and Institutional Advancement. S/he facilitates internal communications and is often the first line of communication with the outside world. The AC reports to the Senior Director.
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The Chorus of Westerly seeks Bookkeeper Position (part-time)

April 24, 2017
Title: Bookkeeper
Supervisor: Executive Director
Status: Hourly, 4-8 hours p/w

Reporting to: the Executive Director. The Bookkeeper supports the financial operation of the Chorus through the processing of the organization’s financial transactions, maintenance of the organization’s financial databases and records, interaction and reporting to government taxing and monitoring authorities to ensure business and not-for-profit compliance, payroll management, through interaction with banks, payroll services, and other vendors, and through close partnership with other members of Chorus staff and board for budgeting and monitoring purposes. The
Bookkeeper’s hours, which are expected to be during regular weekday business hours, will vary depending on the workload of the Chorus season and/or reporting periods, but generally will be between 4-8 hours per week.
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Stadium Theatre seeks Technical Director

Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre
April 20, 2017
Has an immediate opening for a Technical Director.

Position Title: Tech Director
Reports to: Project and Facilities Director, Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre

Job Description:
Position Summary: The Technical Director is responsible for ensuring that all technical requirements for each show are fulfilled. This includes coordinating the lighting, sound and set assembly needed during all events. All set, light and stagehand crew must be recruited. It is the Tech Director’s ultimate responsibility to ensure that adequate manpower is available for all performances.
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Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals Today (4/25/17) – Watch, Livestreamed!

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Rhode Island Poetry Out Loud 2017 Champion Simon Rabatin with VSA Arts Rhode Island Director Jeannine Chartier (left) and Rhode Island State Poet Tina Cane. Photo by Malcolm Greenaway.

If it’s Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017, then it’s the regional finals for the National Poetry Out Loud Championship in Washington, DC.  Competing for Rhode Island is Simon Rabatin, a senior from Moses Brown School in Providence.  Simon is in the group competing from 9am to 12noon on Tuesday morning.

Can’t make it to Washington?  No worries.  The regional finals will be livestreamed.  So will the final competition, scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 26th, starting at 7pm from the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University.

Good luck, Simon!

Poetry Out Loud is a program sponsored nationally by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and The Poetry Foundation in Chicago. Organized along the lines of the national spelling bee, Poetry Out Loud promotes competitions at the high school level throughout the country, with local winners going on to state finals, and from there to the national championship competition.