State Preservation Grants: Application and June 13-14-15 Workshops

The 2017 State Preservation Grant (SPG) application is online. Apply for a matching grant to support capital preservation projects at museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites located in historic buildings. Letters of intent (encouraged) are due by June 30, and complete applications are due by August 18.
Join RIHPHC staff at an upcoming SPG workshop next week:
1. Tuesday, June 13 at 10:30am at the offices of The Preservation Society of Newport County, 424 Bellevue Ave., Newport.
2. Wednesday, June 14 at 2pm at the Old State House, 150 Benefit St. Providence.
3. Thursday, June 15 at 10:30am at the East Greenwich Free Library, 82 Peirce St, East Greenwich
Smithfield Town Hall, SPG recipient
RSVP for a workshop by contacting Sarah Zurier at (401)222-4142.
Your project may also be eligible for a State Cultural Facilities Grant. Contact the R.I. State Council on the Arts for more information.

Opportunities In Memphis

UAC and the City of Memphis’ Engineering Division are commissioning a temporary, rotating mural series at the intersection of Peabody Place and Main Street downtown. Murals will rotate every three months over the course of one year.

UAC and the City of Memphis are interested in designs that will express a Memphis-centric message and inspire activation & pedestrian traffic around the mural site. The commissioned artist will be selected based on quality of the design, with special consideration being made to emerging artists looking to expand their practice to the public realm. This mural series presents an excellent opportunity for artists new to public art to gain firsthand experience in the field! Deadline to apply is 11:59PM CT Thursday, June 29, 2017.

For more information and to apply, click the button below.
Note: UAC is now accepting applications via Submittable!



UAC and the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) are commissioning a lighting and mural installation that will positively impact existing conditions of the I-40 underpass at North Main Street. The selection committee expresses an interest in a public art piece that will provide a welcoming atmosphere that encourages pedestrians to move from Downtown into the Pinch and vice versa, embed elements within the installation that will be visible during the day as well as night, and create an experience that residents and tourists will want to revisit. Deadline to apply is 11:59PM CT Friday, June 9, 2017.

For more information and to apply, click the button below.
NOTE: UAC is now accepting applications via Submittable!

Join the UAC team! UAC is accepting applications for a full time project manager position. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of assigned public art/design projects. The Public Art Project Manager works with the Executive Director and Project Management Team in facilitating planning, design, and implementation of a variety of public art projects for the City of Memphis Public Art Program and private clients. The Project Manager implements effective tracking systems for recording and reporting project activities, including contracting and billing, monitoring project progress, and overall adherence to program guidelines.

More information available at

Applicants should email a current resume including salary history, a letter of interest not to exceed 1 page, and 3 professional references with the subject line “Project Manager application” to:

Call For Poetry At URI’s Beaupre Center For Chemical & Forensic Sciences


The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the University of Rhode Island are pleased to announce the opening of an interactive public artwork by internationally known artist Erwin Redl at the Beaupre Center For Chemical and Forensic Sciences, 140 Flagg Road, Kingston, Rhode Island on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The public is invited to attend.

Unable to attend the opening? Participate anytime by submitting poetry online as part of the artwork: Redl requests that you create poems exclusively using the symbols of the periodic table. If selected, your poem will stream across the installation at URI and online via webcams.

An example might read as follows:

Mow basic barge (using the periodic table symbol combinations: “MoW BaSiC BArGe”)

Tivo pal clones foxes (symbol combinations: “TiVO Pal ClONeS FOXeS”)

Close singe. (symbol combinations: “CLOse SInGe”)

Everyone is welcome to submit poems All works must be original to the person submitting the entry, no copies of other artworks or published works.

You will be notified when your submission is received and again if it is accepted.

This is a rolling submission process run by the RI State Council On the Arts.

There is no entry fee.

The Department of Chemistry offers Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and in Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry, a Master of Science in Chemistry and a Ph. D. In Chemistry. The University of Rhode Island, commonly referred to as URI, is the principal public research as well as the land grant and sea grant university for the State of Rhode Island.

Established in 1967, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community.

Poems submitted to GeNeSiS are not subject to copyright law. This call is open to all people age 18 and over.  Applications may be submitted individually or in collaboration with others. The selection panel will not discriminate against any applicant based on age, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin or physical challenges.

About the artist:

Erwin Redl’s work is informed by his combination of conceptual-structural thinking and profound craftsmanship both in electronic and traditional media. With a BA in Music Composition from the University of Vienna, Austria and an MFA in Computer Art from the School of Visuals Arts in New York he has expanded his practice beyond the traditional Fine Art context. For more information please visit

Questions? Email Elizabeth Keithline, RI State Council On the Arts,








Sprout Gallery: Accepting Submissions

The Community Gallery at Sprout Co-Working, on the Rising Sun Mills campus, is committed to showing a diverse range of art from artists who represent the diversity of Providence and the state of Rhode Island.  We are currently accepting submissions to be part of our monthly shows during Gallery Night’s 21st season.

To submit, please send a few photos of your work and a brief bio to All media are welcomed; drawing, painting, photography, pastel, collage, textile, 3 dimensional works, etc. (We have more wall space than pedestal space so 3D hanging works are encouraged.)  We also have a conference room with a projector and a screen, so we would consider video art as well. All artwork must be workplace appropriate.

The gallery night openings are always the 3rd Thursday of the month. They are open to the public, and friend, family and the entire community is encouraged to attend. The more the merrier! We provide snacks.

I look forward to hearing from you,


Newport Artists Only – Please Sign This Survey

There is POWER IN NUMBERS! As an arts organization we are often asked how many artists live in Newport; we’d like to be able to give an accurate number! Why? Because we need statistics to secure artist housing in Newport; create workshops that help individuals apply for — and win — arts-related grant funding; get permission to host arts markets in odd places; and to create other projects.

If we want a city that FOCUSES on making itself a great place for artists to live and work we have to declare ourselves as a population and make ourselves visible. We make the town great, why not make the town great for us?

So, if you are you an artist living in Newport, please put your name down! Share widely; the more artists we can account for the more leverage we each have to create the changes we want to see!

Click here to sign:

Thank you!

Poetry Out Loud About to Begin in DC


Washington, DC—Since 2005, 3.3 million students from across the country have memorized some of the best poetry, sharing their interpretation of the work of poets such as Judith Ortiz Cofer, Walt Whitman, and Kevin Young through a dynamic recitation competition—National Endowment for the Arts’ Poetry Out Loud program. On April 25-26, 2017, 53 students out of 310,000 competitors from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands will come to our nation’s capital to compete in the 2017 Poetry Out Loud national finals, an opportunity to win a grand prize of $20,000 and the title of National Champion.
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