Block Island Airport Call for Artists


Diana Sartor’s work in the Block Island Airport, summer 2018.

The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2019 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 2019 exhibitions will receive a $100 stipend for participating in the program.

Eligibility:  All participating artists must be Rhode Island residents.  No students please. Resident Block Island artists are encouraged to apply.

Entry Deadline:  September 4, 2018

Selection: Finalists for the 2019 exhibitions schedule will be selected by the Block Island High School Visual Arts Program.

Apply: Please submit your application through Google Forms.

Artists are encouraged to apply to the gallery even if they have applied in previous years and not been selected. Artists who have exhibited previously are ineligible for new consideration for a period of two years.

If selected, artists agree to suitably frame, wire or otherwise prepare their artwork for display at their own expense. Works for Block Island must be 34” x 46” or smaller, and packaged by the artist for safe transport via ferry. Artwork is hung at gallery coordinator’s discretion, and gallery coordinator reserves the right of final selection of artwork and approval of installation. Artwork is not insured by the galleries during exhibition; artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance. Artwork may be listed for sale if desired, and any sales are direct without commission to the galleries.

Learn more about the airport galleries, and view past exhibitions.

Please address any questions regarding this call to Molly Dickinson, Coordinator, at or 401-845-0890.

RFQ For Public Art for the Office Of the Attorney General

Artwork for the Office of the Attorney General, 4 Howard Avenue, Cranston, Rhode Island, will be commissioned by the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts, (RISCA), through Rhode Island’s Public Art Law, which mandates that 1% of all state capital construction and renovation funds be allocated to the purchase and maintenance of public art.  Through this program the State recognizes that “public art creates a more humane environment: one of distinction, enjoyment, and pride for all citizens.”

About The Building & The Work Of the Agency

The Office of the Attorney General works with both criminal and civil matters. On the civil side, they have argued for environmental and consumer protections such as those involving lead paint and tobacco. On the criminal side, they handle all manner of crimes including drugs and murder. The three functions of the agency are the Bureau of Criminal Identification, the Consumer Division and the Office of Adult Diversion. For more information:

The building houses a staff of approximately 30 employees. It is principally a customer service center. Most users come to undergo mandated background checks and/or finger printing. Workers perform an average of 300 state and national background checks per day for nurses and other hospital employees, bus drivers, school teachers, etc.

Please note: This Request for Qualifications is the first step in the Office of the Attorney General public art selection process.  YOU ARE NOT BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL. This is a Request For Qualifications, (RFQ), not a Request For Proposals, (RFP).

RISCA will conduct the Attorney General Public Art application process online, with all materials submitted in digital format through CaFÉ (see below). There is no charge to the artist for applying or for submitting digital images. At this preliminary selection stage, we are requesting submissions from artists or artist teams consisting of six (6) images representing current work (completed within the past ten years) and resumes.

August 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (E.S.T.) Deadline for submissions. For more information, click here.


AS220 Seeks Part Time Theater Production Manager

The AS220 Theater Production Manager position is a part time job position, 10+ hours a week, and is first and foremost responsible for monitoring the sound and visual aspects of performances in the AS220 Black Box. The Theater Production Manager reports to the Program Director of Theater and Dance. AS220 has an equal pay policy: all staff of the non-profit are paid $18.50 per hour. Application deadline is August 14. For more information, click here.

Island Moving Company seeks Capital Campaign Director

Island Moving Company seeks an energetic individual with stellar interpersonal skills to assist in the management and execution of a $4 million capital campaign.

Following a comprehensive campaign feasibility study, the Capital Campaign Director is a newly-created, part-time, 18 month position designed to help keep the campaign on schedule and progressing with a high level of visibility, excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the campaign goal. The campaign will result in the construction of Island Moving Company’s first permanent home. The completed facility will house IMC’s professional dance company, after-school dance program, and administrative team.

The Capital Campaign Director will work closely with the Executive Director, Capital Campaign Committee Chair, Committee Ambassadors, Board of Directors, and Campaign Consultants. He or she will be highly motivated, well organized, experienced in running a capital campaign through quiet and public phases, and able to work with campaign volunteers, donors and staff. For more information, click here.

Arts Alive! Barrington Seeking Assistant Director

The Arts Alive! school theatre program is aimed at bringing the Performing Arts experience to children at a young age. This experience can be life changing for these children, as it is not only identity-building, but also helps to develop their creativity, problem solving abilities, confidence, public speaking, and teaches the value and satisfaction of hard work! Children gain practical experience in voice, singing, acting, dance, stage movement and teamwork.
The programs run between 12- 15 weeks and lead up to 2-4 performances in front of a live audience. This consists of 2 rehearsals a week, plus tech week.

The Assistant Director will provide immediate support to the Director for all aspects of the production.
Necessary Skills: Experience directing/teaching young children, proven leadership,
communication, and organizational skills, ability to maintain composure in high pressure situations, ability to be adaptable & creative, strong multi-tasking skills, creative vision, sense of humor, hands on/problem-solving skills, resourceful, diplomatic.
Preferred Skills: Experience directing musicals, choreography experience, stage management experience

For more information, click here.

Call for Art: HerFlag

HER FLAG is a collaborative project to celebrate 100 years of voting for women in the USA. They are seeking 36 female/self-identifying collaborators in 36 states to help with the creation of a printed flag to celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. The participating artists will represent each of the 36 states that helped pass the 19th Amendment, which includes Rhode Island. For more information and to submit, click here.

NEFA seeking Dance Program Director

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) is a 501(c)3 organization with an annual budget of $7.5 million. NEFA invests in artists and communities and fosters equitable access to the arts, enriching the cultural landscape in New England and the nation.

The Program Director, Dance reports to the Deputy Director, works in direct partnership with the Executive Director, supervises and works in close collaboration with two program staff, and partners with other NEFA staff to advance cross-program and organization-wide planning and initiatives.

NEFA’s Program Director, Dance is a strategic, knowledgeable, inclusive, and highly collaborative leader who partners with NEFA staff and board to direct, deliver, and guide NEFA’s dance programs, including the National Dance Project (NDP), one of the nation’s major grantmaking programs for dance, which annually awards over $2 million to more than 50 artists and 100+ cultural organizations around the country. The Program Director, Dance joins a dynamic, skilled team and is responsible for spearheading program development, execution, and assessment to support the creation and touring of dance in the United States.

For more information, click here.