Clemente – Open Call For Curatorial Proposals


We are pleased to invite independent curators, emerging artists and arts professionals to submit exhibition proposals to be considered for the two gallery spaces at The Clemente, the Abrazo and the LES Gallery, from July 2018 to June 2019.


The Clemente is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While the Clemente’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture, it is equally determined to operate in a multicultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole.

Given that history and the increasing gentrification of Lower East Side, the Clemente’s visual arts program is dedicated to supporting alternatives voices, multi-cultural exchange and work that pushes the boundaries of its media.

The Clemente’s Visual Arts Review Panel which includes independent museum professionals, curators, gallerists and arts educators will select exhibitions for the Abrazo and LES Gallery based on the strength of the art and curatorial concept.

Please review and follow the guidelines below.

– You do not have to be a professionally trained curator to submit a proposal as submissions will be judged on merit.

– We strongly encourage group exhibitions.

– Artists who are acting in the curatorial role for the proposed exhibition may not submit a proposal that only includes his/her own work however show proposals for work of a single artist can be submitted by a curator.

– Submissions that include programming such as artist talks, community workshops and gallery tours are encouraged.


The Clemente does not discriminate based on age, gender, or nationality.

We do not accept proposals from undergraduate or graduate students.


– If funding allows, The Clemente may offer a stipend for curators and artists.

– Exhibition Information: Duration of exhibits run for 4-6 weeks.

– Gallery Hours: Open every day from 3:30pm to 7pm (The building is closed on all major holidays)

Submission Deadline is September 15th, 2017    Application is open to US and non-US residents

State Preservation Grants: Application and June 13-14-15 Workshops

The 2017 State Preservation Grant (SPG) application is online. Apply for a matching grant to support capital preservation projects at museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites located in historic buildings. Letters of intent (encouraged) are due by June 30, and complete applications are due by August 18.
Join RIHPHC staff at an upcoming SPG workshop next week:
1. Tuesday, June 13 at 10:30am at the offices of The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave., Newport.
2. Wednesday, June 14 at 2pm at the Old State House, 150 Benefit St. Providence.
3. Thursday, June 15 at 10:30am at the East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Peirce St, East Greenwich
Smithfield Town Hall, SPG recipient
RSVP for a workshop by contacting Sarah Zurier at (401)222-4142.
Your project may also be eligible for a State Cultural Facilities Grant. Contact the R.I. State Council on the Arts for more information.

Opportunities In Memphis

UAC and the City of Memphis’ Engineering Division are commissioning a temporary, rotating mural series at the intersection of Peabody Place and Main Street downtown. Murals will rotate every three months over the course of one year.

UAC and the City of Memphis are interested in designs that will express a Memphis-centric message and inspire activation & pedestrian traffic around the mural site. The commissioned artist will be selected based on quality of the design, with special consideration being made to emerging artists looking to expand their practice to the public realm. This mural series presents an excellent opportunity for artists new to public art to gain firsthand experience in the field! Deadline to apply is 11:59PM CT Thursday, June 29, 2017.

For more information and to apply, click the button below.
Note: UAC is now accepting applications via Submittable!



UAC and the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) are commissioning a lighting and mural installation that will positively impact existing conditions of the I-40 underpass at North Main Street. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will provide a welcoming atmosphere that encourages pedestrians to move from Downtown into the Pinch and vice versa, embed elements within the installation that will be visible during the day as well as night, and create an experience that residents and tourists will want to revisit. Deadline to apply is 11:59PM CT Friday, June 9, 2017.

For more information and to apply, click the button below.
NOTE: UAC is now accepting applications via Submittable!

Join the UAC team! UAC is accepting applications for a full time project manager position. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of assigned public art/design projects. The Public Art Project Manager works with the Executive Director and Project Management Team in facilitating planning, design, and implementation of a variety of public art projects for the City of Memphis Public Art Program and private clients. The Project Manager implements effective tracking systems for recording and reporting project activities, including contracting and billing, monitoring project progress, and overall adherence to program guidelines.

More information available at

Applicants should email a current resume including salary history, a letter of interest not to exceed 1 page, and 3 professional references with the subject line “Project Manager application” to:

Groundwork RI Grants Available

Groundwork Rhode Island (GWRI) seeks non-profit partners to deliver one-time and/or high-dosage environmental education programming at GWRI’s three urban green spaces in Providence: an urban farm/greenhouse, tree nursery, and community garden. Applicants may apply for mini-grants up to $5,000 to deliver this programming, focusing on elementary and middle-school-age Providence youth.

 Summer Proposal Submission Deadline – June 15, 2017  

Anticipated Timeframe for Program Implementation – July 3, 2017 through August 16, 2017

Fall Proposal Submission Deadline – July 15, 2017  Anticipated Timeframe for Program Implementation – September 11, 2017 through November 17, 2017

 Please note that this RFP is open to members of the RI Environmental Education Association (RIEEA) only. If you are currently unaffiliated with RIEEA, but would still like to reply to this RFP, you may become a member at any time by visiting The RIEEA membership fee may be included in your proposed program budget. Successful applicants MUST also be affiliated with a recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization (including universities).  For individuals who are unaffiliated with a 501 (c) 3 entity and are interested in applying, please contact Groundwork Rhode Island to discuss options with us.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact Amanda Baez at or call 401-305-7174

Call For Poetry At URI’s Beaupre Center For Chemical & Forensic Sciences


The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the University of Rhode Island are pleased to announce the opening of an interactive public artwork by internationally known artist Erwin Redl at the Beaupre Center For Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 140 Flagg Road, Kingston, Rhode Island on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.

Unable to attend the opening? Participate anytime by submitting poetry online as part of the artwork: Redl requests that you create poems exclusively using the symbols of the periodic table. If selected, your poem will stream across the installation at URI and online via webcams.

An example might read as follows:

Mow basic barge (using the periodic table symbol combinations: “MoW BaSiC BArGe”)

Tivo pal clones foxes (symbol combinations: “TiVO Pal ClONeS FOXeS”)

Close singe. (symbol combinations: “CLOse SInGe”)

Everyone is welcome to submit poems All works must be original to the person submitting the entry, no copies of other artworks or published works.

You will be notified when your submission is received and again if it is accepted.

This is a rolling submission process run by the RI State Council On the Arts.

There is no entry fee.

The Department of Chemistry offers Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and in Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry, a Master of Science in Chemistry and a Ph. D. In Chemistry. The University of Rhode Island, commonly referred to as URI, is the principal public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the State of Rhode Island.

Established in 1967, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community.

Poems submitted to GeNeSiS are not subject to copyright law. This call is open to all people age 18 and over.  Applications may be submitted individually or in collaboration with others. The selection panel will not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges.

About the artist:

Erwin Redl’s work is informed by his combination of conceptual-structural thinking and profound craftsmanship both in electronic and traditional media. With a BA in Music Composition from the University of Vienna, Austria and an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visuals Arts in New York he has expanded his practice beyond the traditional Fine Art context. For more information please visit

Questions? Email Elizabeth Keithline, RI State Council On the Arts,








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!

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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