The Rhode Island Historical Society Seeks Deputy Executive Director for Collections and Interpretation

The Rhode Island Historical Society invites experienced museum and/or library administrators with artifact and/or special collections experience to apply for the position of Deputy Executive Director for Collections and Interpretation.

The Deputy Executive Director (DED) for Collections and Interpretation will manage a team whose responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the RIHS’s collections, interpretation, and programs, such as cataloguing and technical services, visitor services, acquisitions, and conservation. The DED will also coordinate with the Director of the Goff Center for Education and Public Programs and the Director of the Museum of Work & Culture on exhibition planning and execution of the RIHS’s strategic plan as it pertains to interpretive, educational programs.
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AS220 Seeks Gallery Assistant

 

WE’RE HIRING: GALLERY ASSISTANT

The primary role of the AS220 Gallery and Special Projects Assistant is to support the Gallery Director in upholding the mission of providing an unjuried, uncensored, and all inclusive forum for Rhode Island visual artists. In practice this involves the presentation of work across the five AS220 gallery spaces, rotating on a monthly basis. In addition they will act as a point person for special events and joint efforts between the Galleries and AS220 Industries. Read full job description online.

Illuminus – Call For Art

We are excited to announce that ILLUMINUS is now accepting submissions for projects for the 2017 Festival! An overview of the open call is below but please be sure to go to our website and download the PDF for all submission details.

ILLUMINUS 2017 Open Call
Festival Dates: November 3rd & 4th 2017, 6:00pm – Midnight,  Downtown Boston
Funding Available: $1,000—$10,000
Submissions Due: 11:59pm EST, September 1, 2017
Submission Form: illuminus.slideroom.org
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RISCA Grant Applications Now Open!

Our fall grant cycle applications are now open!

To apply for Project Grants for Individuals, Design Innovation Grant, and Fellowships in Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, Music Composition, Choreography, and New Genres, click here. For an overview of these grants and application guidelines, click here.

To apply for Arts Access Grants, Project Grants in Education, Arts in Healthcare Project Grants, Big Yellow School Bus, Open Artist Studio Tour, and Cultural Facilities Grants, click here. For an overview of organization grants and application guidelines, click here. For an overview of education grants and application guidelines, click here.

If you have any questions, or want advice about your application, contact the program staff member.

AS220 Accepting Applications for Practice//Practice, a Professional Development Program for Arts Administrators

Practice//Practice is AS220’s professional development program for arts administrators. The program offers the arts and culture field an intensive learning alternative to large scale conferences or semester-based higher-education courses.

WHEN? – Practice//Practice is a 4-day residency program that runs Spring and Fall sessions each year. Fall 2017 dates are November 1st through 4th.

WHERE? – Practice//Practice takes place on-site at AS220’s Campus in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

WHO? – Practice//Practice is for anyone who works in the arts and culture field regardless of position. From those who identify as arts managers, arts educators, socially engaged artists, program coordinators, community organizers, arts researchers, cultural producers, or any other given title, Practice//Practice seeks to bring a diverse group of practitioners together in a fertile environment to share and learn from each other. Each session, 15 to 20 participants are selected to represent a range of professional phases, from practitioners looking to start non-profits to those working in established organizations. Artistic disciplines represented by past residents include fibers, dance, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, printmaking, installation, making/fabrication music, performance/theatre, painting, sculpture, poetry and nonfiction.

Applications are due August 18th. For more information, and to apply, click here.

A Blade of Grass Socially Engaged Art Fellowship Application Open Through September 18th

Open to artists and/or artist collectives working independently of a nonprofit, A Blade of Grass is seeking creators of socially engaged art projects. They are looking at the process and relationships of socially engaged art projects. They see the aesthetic qualities of socially engaged art here—in how alliances are formed and maintained, the way disparate stakeholder groups are coordinated, how power dynamics are navigated, and how bridges are built between many different types of people in a socially engaged art project.

Fellowship projects become the focus of:

  • A short, engaging documentary film directed and produced by RAVA Films
  • Field research that utilizes action research methodology
  • Web content and public programs
  • A biennial publication
  • Curriculum and advocacy that advance the field of socially engaged art
  • Two dedicated opportunities to engage a cohort of peer artists

To realize this partnership, artists receive $20,000 in minimally restricted support. For more information, click here.