Interested in creating Public Art @PVDFest?

The Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) is commissioning a total of four temporary public art installations for PVDFest 2018. The deadline to submit qualifications is December 18th 2017 at 5:00pm. Eight finalists will be invited to submit full proposals and four artists will be commissioned for $2500 works.

Our RFQ is open to individual artists, artist teams, and nonprofit organizations. Preference will be given to artists, practitioners, and scholars who live or have a business/studio address in Providence, RI.

Selected works will be installed prior to the start of PVDFest 2018 and remain installed for up to one week after the festival concludes.

Please go to  PublicArt@PVDFest  for more details. And remember, this is a highly competitive process, so bring your A game!

We look forward to reviewing your submissions on December 18th!

First Works seeks Arts Learning and Programming Intern

Spring 2018 Arts Learning and Programming Internship


FirstWorks seeks a process-oriented, flexible, enthusiastic intern to join its Staff for the spring of 2018.  The intern will gain experience working with professional arts programming and nonprofit education strategies.  Duties include implementing educational and performance programs, artist liaison, outreach, and assisting in the general day-to-day operations of the FirstWorks office. Interns should be available from 15 to 20 hours per week.  Positions are available January through June 2018. Both graduate level and qualified undergraduate students may apply.  Continue reading

Creative Access Residencies for Artists & Writers with Spinal Cord Injuries

Creative Access offers visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury the rare opportunity for concentrated time dedicated to their creative practice in a supportive residency community. Twelve awardees will receive the invaluable opportunity of between a 2-8 week residency at one of the four host sites, including room and board, a $1000 stipend, and travel award for a personal assistant/caregiver if needed.

Since 2009, the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has partnered with the Vermont Studio Center (VSC) to support visual artists and writers with spinal cord injury (SCI) with residency fellowships. In 2017, the Creative Access Fellowships Program – in partnership with the Alliance of Artists Communities – expanded to include 12 residency stays at four host sites: Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT), PLAYA (Summerlake, OR), Ragdale Foundation (Lake Forest, IL), and Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), selected for their accessible facilities, innovative programming, and reputations for excellence. Application and selection for the Creative Access residencies are coordinated by the Alliance of Artists Communities.

Click here for more information! The deadline to apply is November 1, 2017.

The Handicraft Club seeks Office & Communications Assistant

The Handicraft Club seeks to fill a part-time position to assist the Office Manager. The Club is a historic center for the arts located on the East Side of Providence that offers its members a wide variety of craft and fine art classes and workshops.

The OC Assistant is a year-round, part-time position. The hours range from 10-20 hours per week. Time/days are flexible. Pay is $18-$22 depending on experience.
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Providence ¡CityArts! for Youth seeks Full Time & Half Time Teaching Artists


Help contribute to Arts Education in Providence Public Schools – AmeriCorps position available beginning August, 2017 through July, 2018.

Providence CityArts seeks full time and half time Teaching Artists to join our AmeriCorps Turnaround Teaching Artist Project (TTAP) team. This program is the only AmeriCorps program in the state to assign a corps of teaching artists to enrich student learning in and through the arts. TTAP members serve as resident artists in Priority Providence Public Middle Schools, using STEAM, arts literacy and Design Thinking project based learning to increase habits of engagement in their school day learning environment; as well as in after school arts programs.
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Intern at RISCA!

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts seeks an intern with an interest and basic skills in social media and external communications. The intern will be working with Individual Artists Program Director Mollie Flanagan to manage communications around RISCA’s activities, including: grant applications, grant awardees, Atrium Gallery shows, professional development events, and RISCA related news. This includes writing and gathering content for facebook, twitter, the blog, and the monthly newsletter based on written guidelines and under the supervision and support from Mollie. Based on the intern’s interests and skills, additional projects may include: work on a new professional development workshop series; grant management, including running grant panels; archiving files and re-organizing workspace; creation of a number of resources/resource lists; and/or development of a work in progress showing series. Internship includes mentorship from staff members, intern instigated projects, professional development, and a close up view of the day to day operations of a state arts agency. For more information, email Mollie at

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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