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 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 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 [] and the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts [].
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).

RFQ For Public Art for the Office Of the Attorney General

Artwork for the Office of the Attorney General, 4 Howard Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island, will be commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts, (RISCA), through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art.  Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”

About The Building & The Work Of the Agency

The Office of the Attorney General works with both criminal and civil matters. On the civil side, they have argued for environmental and consumer protections such as those involving lead paint and tobacco. On the criminal side, they handle all manner of crimes including drugs and murder. The three functions of the agency are the Bureau of Criminal Identification, the Consumer Division and the Office of Adult Diversion. For more information:

The building houses a staff of approximately 30 employees. It is principally a customer service center. Most users come to undergo mandated background checks and/or finger printing. Workers perform an average of 300 state and national background checks per day for nurses and other hospital employees, bus drivers, school teachers, etc.

Please note: This Request for Qualifications is the first step in the Office of the Attorney General public art selection process.  YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL. This is a Request For Qualifications, (RFQ), not a Request For Proposals, (RFP).

RISCA will conduct the Attorney General Public Art application process online, with all materials submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (see below). There is no charge to the artist for applying or for submitting digital images. At this preliminary selection stage, we are requesting submissions from artists or artist teams consisting of six (6) images representing current work (completed within the past ten years) and resumes.

August 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) Deadline for submissions. For more information, click here.


Participate In Hera’s Draw-A-Go-Go

Inspired by a Los Angeles based event, Hera launched its first Drawagogo in the summer of 2017 with 63 participating professional artists who generously donated an hour of their time and talent to support the arts in Southern RI. As a result of great creative energy and a spirited audience the event was a big success!
Drawagogo 2018
When: Sunday, July 22nd 
Where: Whalers Brewing Tasting Room 
Time: 3-6:30pm
Like last year, the participating artists will be divided into 3 groups working for 1 hour each. The public will have the opportunity to watch artists at work. At the end of each hour the freshly drawn pieces will be put up for sale at $50 each. (Work that doesn’t sell will be kept by Hera to be sold at a later date in support of the gallery). 
It is entirely up to the individual artists how they want to use their hour. We greatly appreciate fellow artists supporting our mission and don’t want to turn this into a speed drawing competition. We like you to come, create along fellow artists, meet new artists and art lovers, get promoted, listen to music, have a drink and enjoy a fun, creative Sunday afternoon in good company.
Hera will provide paper and simple drawing supplies. Artists are welcome to bring their own materials as well. The only restriction is that the artwork needs to be able to fit into a clear, flat 11″ x 17″ envelope. 
You can find more details about the event here: