RISCA Seeks Grants Administration Intern

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts seeks an intern with an interest arts administration, who wants to learn about the grant and fellowship process. The intern will be working with Individual Artists Program Director Mollie Flanagan to manage the spring grant cycle for individual artist grants, including fellowships and project grants for individuals. This includes reviewing grant applications for completeness and eligibility; tracking grant applications by category; preparing fellowship applications for panel review; and attending panel review meetings and taking notes. Based on the intern’s interests and skills, additional projects may include: work on the professional development workshop series; online marketing and content creation; assistance with RISCA’s strategic planning process; or program development. 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.

RISCA is currently seeking an intern for April and May 2019. The intern is expected to work approximately 10-12 hours a week, exact hours are flexible and some work may be done from home. Some hours will be at RISCA offices, open Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, located at 1 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI. This program may be used by undergraduate and graduate students to obtain academic credit from their institution, but is also open to applicants not currently enrolled in an academic institution. Unfortunately, this internship is unpaid, but we will do our best to ensure a positive learning experience focused on what you want to explore.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Apply for Mabel Art Residency at Norman Bird Sanctuary

In September 2019, the Norman Bird Sanctuary will be hosting their inaugural artist residency in Middletown, RI. The residency will provide time and space for artists of exceptional talent to make work inspired by the rich history and breathtaking landscape of the area called Paradise Valley. The residency provides exclusive use of a studio on the sanctuary property, private accommodations in the Paradise Farmhouse, and three meals a day for up to four weeks. There are no residency fees. Artists will need to cover their own transportation to/from the residency and bring any supplies necessary for their work.

They are accepting applications from artists working in the following disciplines: architecture, dance,  film/video arts, interdisciplinary arts, music composition, and visual arts. They welcome mid-career as well as established artists to apply. Applicants who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs as of the date of application are ineligible for a residency and therefore cannot apply.

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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Engage: Rhode Island Art Education Association Conference November 3rd!

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ENGAGE! with art educators across the state and NAEA President Dr. Kim Defibaugh on topics such as Scholastic Arts, National Core Art Standards alignment, felting, ceramics, social justice, exploring queer identities, early childhood art education, mindfulness and more. Rhode Island Art Education Association presents a full day conference including an amazing keynote speaker and three sessions of workshops, find full details here.

Financial Management For Nonprofits Workshop

LISC Neighborhood Development Fund Education Series presents Part II of LISC’s Financial Management Workshops: Strengthening Nonprofit Leaders in Financial Management. This training is ideal for board members and staff. Projects and topics include: Key elements in creating a budget; Creating cash flow projections; and Financial dashboards geared toward nonprofit organizations. Presented by Stephanie A. O’Leary, BizOps Chief Financial Officer, Clifton Larson Allen LLP. This event will be 8:30am-noon on September 27th, at the Tech Collective in Providence. Register here.

Scholarships Available for the Alliance of Artists Communities Conference

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is pleased to offer Rhode Island’s arts leaders the opportunity to attend the Alliance of Artists Communities’ 2017 Conference. RISCA is offering two $500 scholarships to a Rhode Island-based artist or arts leader to subsidize conference registration, travel, and lodging for this event. Conference registration is $350 for scholarship recipients, and attendees are asked to register by the early bird registration deadline. Applications are due August 1, 2018. For more information, click here.

LISC Rhode Island presents The Fine Art of Networking

As part of their four part Nonprofit Leadership Education Series, LISC Rhode Island is hosting a roundtable discussion about best practices on networking. Facilitated by LISC Rhode Island executive director, Jeanne Cola, panelists are Brenda Clement, Betty-Jo Cugini, Eileen Hayes, and Peter Mello. The discussion is free, and will be at The Rhode Island Foundation on July 24th from 8:30-10am. Click here to register.