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.

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 (bhalpin@massmoca.org) 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
PORTSMOUTH, RI

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
BRISTOL, RI

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.

RI’s Assets for Artists 2017 cohort gathers for the first time

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The 2017 group of artists chosen for the RISCA-MassMoCA Assets for Artists collaboration is meeting for the first time at the RISCA Offices in Providence.

Assets for Artists — a collaborative program providing a range of support services for creative entrepreneurs — is administered by MASS MoCA, the Midas Collaborativeand Arthome, in cooperation with many local partners.

The artists chosen for the 2017 class include Bradford Allard, Serena Bates, Claire Bowen, Evan Katz, Richard Lynn, Julie Munafo, Caitlin Osso, Jennifer Walstead.  Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we were able to choose artists from more rural areas of our state.

The first gathering of this group is being led by Esther Robinson of ArtHome, along with  Blair Benjamin from MassMoCA.