Chat Club PVD, a new series of experimental performance and media

Chat Club PVD is a series of experimental performance and media. A bi-monthly curated cabaret and community salon, Chat Club PVD celebrates art that challenges genre, cultural hegemony, and institutions of the avant-garde. Chat Club embraces an exploratory, DIY ethos and provides an inclusive, supportive space for artistic experimentation, expression, and community conversations for performers and attendees. Performances include and are not limited to comedy (stand-up, sketch, improv), music, installation, literary readings, screenings, storytelling, performance art, and more. Chat Club PVD gathers to spark and sustain artistic collaboration and investigation.

Chat Club PVD debuts on Wednesday, January 16th on the AS220 Main Stage (Doors: 9:00 pm // Tickets: $5) featuring performers Alexander Dupuis, Muggs Fogarty, A.B. Khim, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez, Charlie Shields, Alyssa St. Franc, Florence Wallis, and Stine An. For more information on the debut event, click here.

Performers who are interested in submitting work for future editions of Chat Club PVD can reach out to the organizer Stine An at su_yon_an@brown.edu.

Warwick CFA announces new class: “Painting Abstracts” With Eveline Luppi

45186800_10161283463115722_4560831896245764096_n - Taylor TerreriFind your creativity through abstract painting. This course explores color, line, and form with acrylic paint. Students will be presented key painting concepts and techniques in short demos and handouts. One on one instruction will focus on individual interests and direction in creating a painting. Various abstract painting styles will be discussed and critiques will be offered! Students will have the opportunity to display their work at our “Studio Pop-Up” Exhibit during our 2019 “Abstracts” Spring Juried Exhibit.

For more information, click here.

Gain Business Skills in One Day! RISD Art of Business

ART OF BUSINESS

Saturday, November 3, 11AM

Providence Renaissance Hotel

Getting ready to freelance or start a business? Need a contract for a project? Looking to grow your studio practice? Figuring out how to price your work? Get answers to these questions and many more at the Art of Business Bootcamp! Even if you’re just curious about business or looking to take your current business to the next level, this signature career event will provide you with the skills and resources you need to be successful.

*Pricing Work as a Freelancer *Business Planning for Artists *Tax Issues for Creatives *How To Write Contracts *Licensing Your Art *Marketing for Creatives *How To Design a Design Business *Lunch & Learn Featuring Designx

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Rhode Island Department of Education launches Design Competition for High School Students

We invite students across Rhode Island to design the emblems for the newly adopted Council Designations, which are a brand new feature to the Rhode Island Diploma System! These are a mechanism for students to personalize their diploma credentials, externally validate achievement, and allow for public recognition of specific skills. Individually, or through classes and clubs, Rhode Island students of all ages are welcome to submit their designs for each of the Council Designations within the contest guidelines described here. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2018.

Calling all youth filmmakers: We want your movies!

YFS-PCFF-Fest2018 - PC FFRIAre you a filmmaker between the ages of 6-17? Providence Children’s Film Festival loves supporting a new generation of storytellers! Please consider submitting your film to the PCFF Youth Filmmaker Showcase, which takes place during our February Festival. Deadline November 15, 2018. Created in 2014, the Youth Filmmaker Showcase (YFS) celebrates the artistic talents of youth from here in Rhode Island and around the world. This juried collection of local, national and international films by young filmmakers presents creative and inspiring tales from a new generation of storytellers. The Showcase includes opportunities for the artists to meet other filmmakers during the Festival and to share their vision and discuss their inspiration and production challenges. Young filmmakers (ages 6-17) may apply as an individual or as a team. (e.g. schools, youth organizations, film clubs, etc.).

For more information, click here.

Providence City Walk Demonstration Day

On Friday, June 15th, grab a roller and follow the lead of one of three artists who have designed murals for three different sites at the intersection of Broad and Public street.  These murals will be painted in tempera and will likely only last a few days – be a part of something fleeting and fabulous!

You can also join in a Flashmob-style dance choreographed by Sokeo Ros, to be launched at 1:30PM on Saturday, June 16th at the intersection of Broad and Public Streets. Learn the moves here!

These events are all part of a “Demonstration Day”, which invites Providence residents to try out and give feedback on plans for the addition of bike lanes, green infrastructure, and public art along Broad Street. 82 people walking or biking on Broad Street were involved in a car crash between 2009 and 2015. The goal of City Walk is to make Broad Street safer and more pedestrian friendly.

If you are interested in participating in arts activities for the City Walk Demonstration Day, please contact Cristina at DiChieraconsulting@gmail.com or just show up and participate!

CreativeGround Office Hours at RISCA

NEFA is excited to have Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) host our CreativeGround team in Providence, RI on May 30th! Members of our staff will facilitate office hour sessions to provide guidance on updating user profiles on CreativeGround to meet roster profile minimum requirements.

What is CreativeGround? CreativeGround is NEFA’s regional online directory of artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses. Among many other dynamic features and functions, CreativeGround allows artists to display their designation as a vetted member of various New England State Arts Agency rosters. For example, Rhode Island’s Education Roster* can be found here.

Our May 30th office hours are specifically for Teaching Artists on RISCA’s Rhode Island Education Roster. Teaching artists on the roster can sign up for a timeslot by clicking the button below:

SELECT A TIMESLOT & REGISTER

Be sure to select the timeslot that works for you from the “Available Dates” dropdown menu at the top of the Eventbrite registration page!

Not on the roster and/or not based in Rhode Island, but interested in having the CreativeGround team come to your community? Please don’t register for this event, AND please contact creativeground@nefa.org and tell us more about your CreativeGround event wants and needs!

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The event space is accessible for individuals using wheelchairsPlease contact Daniela at djacobson@nefa.org if other accommodations are needed for your full participation.