6th International Open Call for Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

The 6th Open Call for Entries: – A Juried International Photography Exhibition

Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

A juried open call for contemporary voices in photography, open to all forms of photographic image-making in any process or technology, current or historical. The deadline is January 3rd, and will be juried by Aline Smithson. For more information, click here.

Public Art Information

The Rhode Island State Council On the Arts has created a Google folder that contains information on public art. If you’d like to learn more about the Allocation For Public Facilities Act, RISCA’s process of selection or to see some samples of public art proposals that were selected, click here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Jxb7jx2ASEfQmcXVH_c5QJCgzuRWev0l?usp=sharing

All of RISCA’s public art projects can be seen on the Public Art Archive website: https://www.publicartarchive.org/. Just type “Rhode Island State Council On the Arts” into the search bar.

All of RISCA’s Requests For Qualifications can be seen on the callforentry.org website:https://www.callforentry.org/. Just type “Rhode Island” into the search bar.

For further information, contact Elizabeth.Keithline@arts.ri.gov.


BRUSH COAT COVER – 2019 Wheaton Biennial

Brush Coat Cover is the 4th biennial held at the Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. This year we invite artists whose work challenges, explores, and celebrates the definition and history of painting as an artistic medium. We are seeking a diverse range of experimental work, collectively evoking an open-ended conversation on painting. The Beard and Weil Galleries are a vital part of Wheaton’s creative and intellectual life. Exhibitions feature work by contemporary artists in all media, as well as works from Wheaton’s extensive Permanent Collection, spanning Ancient Greece to contemporary South Africa. The mission of the Beard and Weil Galleries is to provide cultural exhibitions and programs of contemporary and historical significance with a commitment to scholarship, creativity, and inclusion. Artist submissions will also be considered for future group shows, solo shows, and visiting artist programs at Wheaton College.

The deadline for submission is December 3rd, for more information click here.





Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island Call for Art

Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island provides compassionate, professional, state-of-the-art physical, emotional and spiritual care for all people facing life-threatening illness at any stage of life and in any setting they choose.

The Art Selection Committee is seeking 2D visual artists (no sculpture or wall reliefs) for solo exhibitions on the first floor designated, “The Gallery” of the Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island (HHPCRI) facility located at 1085 North Main Street, Providence, Rhode Island. The Gallery is in an area of high foot traffic and viewed by everyone who visits HHPCRI. Artwork will be installed by the staff of HHPCRI and a representative of Public Art Works.

A $250 honorarium will be given to each exhibiting artist selected for the rotating gallery, and artists will receive 100% of any work sold.

Submission deadline is December 10th. For more information and to submit, click here.

Call For Public Art For PVD Fest 2019

The temporary public art projects at PVDFest 2019  will announce the start of PVDFest activities and will remain on site throughout Summer 2019. These new and original works should enhance pedestrian-level interactions by making the streetscape more vibrant, interactive and playful, surprising, or beautiful.  Projects will be selected as the most appropriate to the site with the caveat that the installations will be on view prior to, during, and for up to four months after PVDFest 2019 (the estimated exhibition period is May 31 – until October 31, 2019). The Art Selection Panel will review proposals for projects that maintain structural and visual integrity, remain responsive and interactive, and generate excitement for the entirety of its exhibition.

Through this CALL FOR ART, three local artists will be awarded $10,000 to design, fabricate and install new original work at one of three pre-selected sites on the Festival Footprint: the Civic Center Garage facade,  the City Hall apron, and the Alex and Ani City Center.

Artists will be selected through a competitive, two-tiered process. Eligible artists must submit their qualification materials no later than November 1, 2018. For more information, click here.

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.