Open to artists and/or artist collectives working independently of a nonprofit, A Blade of Grass is seeking creators of socially engaged art projects. They are looking at the process and relationships of socially engaged art projects. They see the aesthetic qualities of socially engaged art here—in how alliances are formed and maintained, the way disparate stakeholder groups are coordinated, how power dynamics are navigated, and how bridges are built between many different types of people in a socially engaged art project.
Fellowship projects become the focus of:
- A short, engaging documentary film directed and produced by RAVA Films
- Field research that utilizes action research methodology
- Web content and public programs
- A biennial publication
- Curriculum and advocacy that advance the field of socially engaged art
- Two dedicated opportunities to engage a cohort of peer artists
To realize this partnership, artists receive $20,000 in minimally restricted support. For more information, click here.
The Building Bridges 2017-18 Grants Program will support planning and implementation of programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences that advance relationships and understanding. Through this approach, the program’s larger aim is to contribute toward a more just civil society and greater well-being among people.
Proposed projects or programs should offer engaging, immersive and interactive experiences that may be conducted in collaboration with other organizations and are tailored to the needs and interests of the specific intended audience(s). There are many ways organizations might design, structure and implement programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations through literary-, media- and/or performing arts-based experiences to foster relationships and understanding between communities. Organizations are encouraged to draw upon their core capabilities, audience knowledge and resources in the creation of their proposals. Grants range in amounts of $25,000 to $300,000 awarded over one to three years. For more information, click here.
Providence Public Library offers an annual Creative Fellowship for an artist to create new work with a topical tie-in to the library’s exhibition and program series. Creative Fellows perform in-depth research in our historical collections, using images and text as source material and/or inspiration.
In addition to new work, a successful Creative Fellowship results in innovative, engaging programming, and measurable instances of engagement and learning both on the part of the fellow and on the part of other community members. Our hope is that a stipend alongside supported, immersive research allows the Fellow to explore new directions, topics, or methods in their own work and creative process.
The 2017 Creative Fellow will receive a stipend in the amount of $1,000, with an additional amount of up to $500 reimbursable for supplies and materials. In addition to a financial stipend and extensive research support from Special Collections staff, PPL will offer the Creative Fellow a small, locked office space with a desktop computer, which can be used during the library’s open hours. The Fellow may utilize PPL’s auditorium for rehearsal and/or performance space. Note that the auditorium has basic lighting and sound equipment/ wireless microphones.
Proposals are due October 1st. For more information, click here.
Artist Campaign School will train you in everything you need to know to get your political campaign up and running. From fundraising to putting together policy statements, we are bringing together top-tier campaign veterans who will provide you with practical knowledge and set you up for a successful bid. All we need from you is a vision and the will to run—and we’ll fly you in and put you up at a hotel for an intense weekend of creating your campaign plan and developing your strategy.
Artist Campaign School is open to artists and arts administrators from across the political spectrum, regardless of the profile of the office you seek—we believe that some of the most important decisions that affect our community are being made at the local level.
We will be accepting applications August 1, 2017–September 15, 2017. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis and those selected will be notified in mid-September 2017. We anticipate accepting 100 applicants for the Fall 2017 cohort, and the training will be held in late October—exact dates and times to be announced by August 15, 2017. Visit Artist Campaign School for more information, to receive updates, and to apply.
New Singer Auditions at the Chorus of Westerly
Join us for our 2017-2018 Season
The season features Elgar’s The Music Makers, Beethoven’s Mass in C Major, the classic Christmas & Summer Pops Series, and more! Regular rehearsals for Chorus adults take place on Monday evenings from 7:30pm – 9:45pm, beginning September 11, 2017. Children’s rehearsals take place on weekday afternoons and start the week of Labor Day 2017.
Auditions will take place at the George Kent Performance Hall, located at 119 High Street in Westerly, RI. Typically lasting ten to fifteen minutes the auditions will cover singers’ tone, pitch, ability to sight read music and overall musical ability.
Tuesday, Sept. 5 or
Wednesday, Sept. 6
All adult voice parts (soprano, alto, tenor and bass) and children ages 8 and up are welcome to audition.
Click here for Audition Guidelines.
CLEMENTE OPEN CALL (Para Español ver más abajo)
We are pleased to invite independent curators, emerging artists and arts professionals to submit exhibition proposals to be considered for the two gallery spaces at The Clemente, the Abrazo and the LES Gallery, from July 2018 to June 2019.
The Clemente is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. While the Clemente’s mission is focused on the cultivation, presentation, and preservation of Puerto Rican and Latino culture, it is equally determined to operate in a multicultural and inclusive manner, housing and promoting artists and performance events that fully reflect the cultural diversity of the Lower East Side and the city as a whole. Continue reading
The RISD Museum invites local artists and designers working in any medium to apply for the 2018 artist fellowship. One selected artist will receive a stipend of $10,000, professional development support, and the opportunity to work closely with the Museum’s collections and staff members to realize a proposed project. The applications are due by August 31 at midnight.
The fellow will investigate Museum collections related to their proposed areas of interest, with support and mentorship from curatorial staff, conservators, and educators, and engage in research that benefits their personal practice and delves deeply into ideas, materials, and processes. The artist fellow will be invited to participate in staff meetings, projects and activities that help build a diverse and inclusive community.
To expand their knowledge and art-making skills, the fellow will have access to a range of resources at RISD, including support from Museum staff and access to RISD faculty, technicians, and libraries. The fellow may audit select RISD Graduate Studies courses. In collaboration with Museum staff, the fellow will share their work with the public through talks, demonstrations, performances, publications, or other formats. The proposed project shapes and defines the fellow’s time at the Museum and research requirements. A budget of $2,000 or less is offered toward project expenses.
For more information, click here.