Mixmaster @ The MATT call for artwork

MIXMASTER @ the MATT is an exhibition that seeks to discover and recognize the talents of artists working in New England and the Tri-State region. Initiated to support and recognize contemporary art, MIXMASTER provides an opportunity for established and emerging artists to debut their most recent work. The Mattatuck looks forward to highlighting the work of its artist members. Works will be judged by Ashley Dillman, Sales Director at Freight + Volume. Submission deadline is December 14th, the exhibition will be January 20-28th. Learn more here.

The Chorus Of Westerly Is Hiring

The Chorus of Westerly is seeking to fill three positions: a full time Deputy Executive Director, a part time Development Assistant, and a part time Marketing & Social Media Coordinator.

The Deputy Executive Director, a new position, will support the Chorus’s executive director in the day-to-day administrative management of the Chorus of Westerly. The deputy director’s duties will include project work and leadership in all major divisions of the Chorus administration. This includes, but is not limited to, event operations, organizational communications, and personnel management. The deputy director will also heavily focus on sustaining and expanding the Chorus’s fundraising efforts, taking a lead management role in key development programs and activities. In addition, the deputy director will work side-by-side with the executive director to design and develop the organization’s overall advancement strategies. The deputy director will supervise and manage two part-time positions to support his or her work, a marketing and social media coordinator and a development assistant.

The Development Assistant will support the Chorus’s development efforts by assisting the deputy executive director and executive director on all fundraising, development, and advancement projects, programs, and events. The coordinator will be primarily responsible for managing the Chorus’s donor database and tracking systems, for gift processing and donor acknowledgements for donations to all of the Chorus’s fundraising campaigns and event programs, and for supporting the deputy director in prospect research for corporate support, foundation grants, capital supporters, and new individual chorus donors. In addition, the development coordinator will serve as a secondary lead, with the deputy director, on most major Chorus fundraising events and the annual gala, as well as assist with other Chorus special projects as needed.  The position is a part-time, hourly position, averaging 8 to 10 hours a week. There will be some weeks, usually around Chorus of Westerly major fundraisers, where additional hours may be offered and/or required. The pay rate for the position is $20 p/h, flat rate. The position is not benefits eligible.

The Marketing and Social Media Coordinator, a new position, will support the Chorus’s marketing, public relations, and communication efforts by assisting the deputy executive director and executive director on all marketing, communications, and social media projects for the organization. The coordinator will ensure basic tasks, releases, updates, and posts happen on schedule and frequently, both in coordination with carefully planned marketing schedules/content calendars and for last minute marketing or communication needs. The position is a part-time, hourly position, averaging 8 to 10 hours a week. There will be some weeks, usually around Chorus of Westerly concerts, where additional hours may be offered and/or required. The pay rate for the position is $20 p/h, flat rate. The position is not benefits eligible.

Since 1959, the Chorus of Westerly (a not-for-profit performing arts organization) has offered New England music and arts programming of the very highest level of quality and excellence. In its 54 years, the Chorus has presented more than 550 performances to over 1.6 million people. It is presently the only independent choral organization in the United States that combines adults and children in all performances throughout the entire concert season. What this means is that child members sing every concert of the season regardless to the programmed work’s length, size, or difficulty. Children are not called in just for certain concerts. They are members of equal rank with the adults and are held to the very same high standards.

Financial Management For Nonprofits Workshop

LISC Neighborhood Development Fund Education Series presents Part II of LISC’s Financial Management Workshops: Strengthening Nonprofit Leaders in Financial Management. This training is ideal for board members and staff. Projects and topics include: Key elements in creating a budget; Creating cash flow projections; and Financial dashboards geared toward nonprofit organizations. Presented by Stephanie A. O’Leary, BizOps Chief Financial Officer, Clifton Larson Allen LLP. This event will be 8:30am-noon on September 27th, at the Tech Collective in Providence. Register here.

Trinity Rep Auditioning Children for A Christmas Carol

Trinity Rep announces auditions for children 8-12 years of age for its upcoming production of beloved New England tradition, A Christmas Carol.  Auditions will take place Saturday, September 8, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Cardi’s Furniture, at 999 Newport Avenue, Attleboro, MA. This is an open call, and appointments will not be taken.  Actors will be seen in groups of ten every ten minutes and will be asked to read from a side and sing a few bars of a holiday song of their choice. Children turning 13 before December 31, 2018, will not be eligible. Please visit Trinity Rep’s website at TrinityRep.com/Carol for details, parent information, and to access the audition side and costume sheet. 

Chorus of Westerly Auditions

The Chorus of Westerly is currently looking for new singers for our 2018-2019 concert season, including all adult and child (ages 8+) voice parts. Since 1959, the Chorus of Westerly (a not-for-profit performing arts organization) has offered New England music and arts programming of the very highest level of quality and excellence. In its 54 years, the Chorus has presented more than 550 performances to over 1.6 million people.

Auditions for new members are FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 in the evening and SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 in the morning, by appointment. If those times do not work, call the office to schedule alternate. To schedule, call 401.596.8663 and speak with Ashley OR email her at ashley@chorusofwesterly.org. For more information, click here.

Providence Public Library Announces 2019 Creative Fellowship: Call for Proposals

Providence Public Library is now accepting applications for the 2019 Creative Fellowship. The 2019 Creative Fellow will create new, original work in the field of creative writing (poetry, fiction, playwriting, creative nonfiction, etc.) related to the topic of the evolving built environment, as part of the Library’s 2019 exhibition and program series.  Application is open to practicing artists 16 years of age or older.  Application materials are due by 5 p.m., October 1.

Providence Public Library offers an annual Creative Fellowship for an artist to create new work with a topical tie-in to the library’s exhibition and program series. Creative Fellows perform in-depth research in our historical collections, using images and text as source material and/or inspiration.

The 2019 exhibition and program series will explore Providence’s evolving built environment. The exhibition will focus on the histories of vacant places and open space throughout the city. Our eyes often pass over vacant space, rendering it all-but-invisible in the profuse urban landscape. What are the stories of these nothing-spaces, these overgrown lots, parking spaces, crumbling foundations, and fields, and what urban processes left them unoccupied? As PPL’s building is currently undergoing an extensive renovation, this exhibition will take place primarily off-site, utilizing site-specific installations and a digital tour featuring maps, photographs, and information gleaned from PPL’s Special Collections.

For more information, click here.

“The Future History Of Public Art” Symposium Proceedings Now Available Online

The Future History of Public Art
WESTAF’s 17th Cultural Policy Symposium
Proceedings Now Available!
We are pleased to announce that the proceedings from WESTAF’s 17th cultural policy symposium,The Future History of Public Art, are now available online. This gathering of public art practitioners and allied professionals convened November 5-7 in Honolulu, Hawai’i and was organized by WESTAF in collaboration with Forecast Public Art [r20.rs6.net] and the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts [r20.rs6.net].
The symposium provided a significant platform for high-level discourse to explore existing challenges alongside emerging strategies for the successful growth of the field. Symposium attendees traveled from six countries to take part in the convening: New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, and the United States.
This convening was organized as a way to reflect on the challenges public art practitioners face and propose ways in which the field can develop to provide a stronger infrastructure in support of the advancement of the field as a whole. To view the proceedings online or to request a print version, please click on the links below.

Request a print copy.

(If you have already requested a print copy, it will be delivered in August 2018 to the address provided).