NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley Seeks Artwork

NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley is looking for local artists to participate in their rotating gallery on display at 40 South Main in Woonsocket, RI. This is a small display of local artists curated by the organization and on sale during the length of the exhibit.

NWBRV is currently looking for artists to participate in their next display titled “Blackstone Valley- Then and Now”. Only photographs are being considered. No other mediums of art for this gallery that will be on display through September, 2017.

If you are interested in having your photographs on display and for sale during gallery duration, please submit samples of your work online here.

All forms of art will be considered for future galleries; so all submissions will be accepted. Deadline for submission of Blackstone Valley photography is July 20, 2017. Participants will be notified by July 25, 2017. Opening celebration will be on August 10th at 6:30pm at 40 South Main Street, Woonsocket.

For more information, you can email Tamara Burman at If you are interested in seeing the current works of art being displayed, visit it during our open hours during Saturdays 12-4pm.

Professional Development Workshops

MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program is thrilled to be returning to Rhode Island this month with our FREE business & marketing workshops for creatives. There is still space available in both of these workshops. To reserve your spot, email Briana ( with your name, home address (and business address if you have a separate studio or office location for your creative practice), web address for your art practice / business, and workshop requests.

Get Press Ready: PR for Artists w/ Sarah Platanitis 
Saturday, June 17  |  1 – 6pm

Sarah Platanitis is a lifestyle journalist and media educator focused on public relations tools for artists. In this workshop, participants will develop marketing and PR savvy, learn to work more effectively with journalists, improve their websites, and gain skills related to presenting and interviewing.

Artist in Business w/ Dee Boyle-Clapp
Monday, June 26  |  9:30am – 5pm

Building on her 25 years of experience in the arts, Dee Boyle-Clapp now directs the Arts Extension Service at UMASS. In this training, she will introduce the elements of a business plan and provide information helpful for running your artist-based business. Through a mix of instruction and guided activities you will learn how to create a series of attainable business goals that shape the future of your art-based business, including how to describe your work, hire outside experts, and handle financial details.

LEF Foundation’s Pre-Production Grant Deadline is June 2nd!

The LEF Foundation’s New England Moving Image Fund Pre-Production grant application is due June 2nd. This grant is for feature length documentaries and on-fiction pieces, forty minutes or longer. This grant supports pre-production activities including esearch, travel, location scouting, script or storyboard development, experimentation with shooting picture and sound, distribution planning, fundraising, creating a trailer, and schedule and budget development. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Rhode Island Council on the Humanities Seeks Part-time Administrative Coordinator

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is looking for a part-time Administrative Coordinator to join their team in early July 2017!

Reporting to the Associate Director, the Administrative Coordinator serves as the hub for an energetic and collaborative office, acting as the first point of contact for a range of inquiries by phone, email, and in-person. This position provides a high level of administrative support to all the major functions of our office, and keeps the Council running smoothly and efficiently, ensuring that staff, board, partners, and grantees can collaborate through organized, coordinated efforts.

Read the full Administrative Coordinator position description here. Applications are due by Monday, June 5.

Knight Memorial Library seeks Graphic Designer

Knight Memorial Library Friends is seeking assistance with design support for Facebook and webpage associated with its online presence.  These pages have already been created. We are  looking for a designer or artist to help with the finishing touches – color, composition, icons, details etc.  Estimated time for completion:  three to four hours for consultation and editing. $100. Please contact Margaret O’Donnell at for more information or to apply.

2017 Art Providence Holiday Sale Seeking Submissions

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ArtSmart Productions announces the first year of the Art Providence Holiday Sale, December 9 & 10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

APPLICATION DEADLINES: May 23, 2017; late application deadline: May 30, 2017


Presented by Rhode Island-based ArtSmart Productions, Art Providence Holiday Sale 2017 has been created to (a) replace the Rhode Island School of Design’s holiday show after its successful 20-year run, (b) open the show to other talented US-based artists and artisans and (c) become one of the premiere arts and crafts events in New England. Continue reading

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.