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.



The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2018 exhibitions.  The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, to promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island.  The gallery at the Block Island Airport will present art to an ever-changing audience of local, national and international travelers.

Works in all media will be considered.  Note that the Block Island Airport Gallery is best suited to moderately-sized works.  The Block Island Airport presents four artists per year in solo exhibitions. Artists included in the 2018 exhibitions will receive a $100 stipend for participating in the program. Continue reading

Newport Music Festival seeks Development Manager


The Newport Music Festival (NMF) has played a significant cultural role in Rhode Island since its launch in 1969. In the years since, the Festival has produced more than 2,000 classical chamber music concerts in many of the Preservation Society of Newport County’s renowned Newport Mansions and in various venues throughout Newport. NMF has hosted more than 1,000 artists, including 130 American debuts of artists who have gone on to make musical history.

The last decade has brought a broadening of the Festival’s musical landscape. From Bach to Bernstein to world premieres by established and emerging composers, as well as rare discoveries of forgotten minor masterpieces, the Festival offers something for everyone, even those just looking for a magical experience in one of America’s most beautiful coastal cities.

The May 2017 arrival of Pamela A. Pantos as NMF’s new Executive Director heralds a new era for the organization as it anticipates the celebration of its 50th Anniversary Season in 2018.
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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.

PVDFest is looking for volunteers!



The City of Providence and FirstWorks invite you to be part of PVDFest, the City of Providence’s third annual vibrant and multicultural arts festival. Volunteer support is a critical part of the festival’s success. This year’s festival will take place from June 1-4, 2017, with the showcase on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. Please visit to register.

Join us for a PVDFest Information Session on May 25th at 5:30 p.m. at 444 Westminster St, Providence, RI 02903. You can see the Facebook event by clicking here. All participants, performers and volunteers and invited to attend an information session to learn more about the festival footprint, festival schedule roles and responsibilities.

Volunteer shifts will last up to 6 hours on June 3 and opportunities include:

  • Festival Ambassadors
    • Greet and direct visitors
  • Backstage help
    • ID check
    • Manage artist requests,
    • Manage green rooms and dressing rooms
  • Info booth
    • Assist with questions/directions
    • Hand out maps & schedules
  • General Production
    • Set-up/ tear-down
    • Stocking festival sites
    • Manage check in sheets
    • Tech support

PVDFest 2017 is an exciting gathering of live music, dance, food, and visual art installations that transforms the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island.  Artists from across the globe join with the Ocean State’s finest for a free outdoor party that inspires the soul, fires the spirit, and has thousands dancing in the streets. The cityscape pulses with cultural energy and urban spectacle in this Creative Capital celebration. Planned programming for this year’s festival includes Bandaloop, vertical dance pioneers based out of Oakland, CA, Christopher Johnson, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Las Cafeteras, Etienne Charles, and more.

For questions please email Jordan Day at
**volunteers will receive an exclusive event T-shirt**

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