Crosswinds Poetry Contest Now Open

Crosswinds seeks English language poetry in all styles. Using Submittable, submit poems as word documents, (preferred) or PDF, using 12 point Times New Roman. Poems exceeding 60 single-spaced lines, or 30 double-spaced lines, (includes stanza breaks) or poems that exceed our maximum allowed 66 characters per-line (includes spaces and punctuation) will NOT be considered.  Any identifying information on the poem itself will disqualify the poem from consideration.  Please include a biography of 100 words or fewer, written in third person.

Reading fees are $20 for each submission of up to three poems. Reports in 2-3 months. Two submissions of up to three poems are allowed but require two separate reading fees. Please do not send more than three poems in each submission as we will only read the first three. Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered.

The winning poet will receive $1,000 with $500 and $250 awarded for second and third place respectively. Winners will receive their awards from Crosswinds in the form of a check sent to their postal mailing address no later than March 30 following the poetry contest deadline. Contest winners and finalists agree to allow Crosswinds to publish their names on this website, and other platforms.

Payment is two contributor copies for the winners and finalists and one contributor copy for the remaining authors.

More information here: Submission deadline is December 31, 2020.

Resources for Teaching Artists during Virtual/Distance Learning

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is pleased to announce the release of a new resource for Teaching Artists. RISCA enlisted the help of 5 talented RI Teaching Artists to form a committee to research local, regional and national sources to build a robust repository of Resources for Teaching Artists during Virtual/Distance Learning. This Google drive folder contains templates, models, research and guidance for all manner of teaching artists. Arranged by artistic discipline and pedagogical approach, the drive can be found here.

The Teaching Artist committee intends for this resource to continue to grow as the needs of the field change during this school year. If you have a resource that you would like to submit to the committee for consideration to be included in the Resource Drive please use this form

To compliment this drive, RISCA will be offering a series of 5 professional learning webinars for RI Teaching Artists and one informal “Coffee Hour” to share experiences with your peers. Please be on the lookout for dates and times of these sessions in the coming weeks via RISCA’s Social Media.

AS220 Hiring a Property Maintenance Technician

AS220 Property Maintenance Technician
(Part Time ~ approx. 25 hours/week)

AS220 Property Maintenance Technicians work closely with Live/Work program coordinators, other facilities and maintenance staff, and contractors to maintain and improve the buildings of AS220. This includes 47 residential apartments and 8 artist work studios, a bar and restaurant, performance and gallery spaces, a dance studio, a printshop, darkroom and makerspaces, and nine commercial and non-profit tenants, in three buildings in downtown Providence. The Property Maintenance team collaborates using task management systems, making effective use of the varying expertise of the team. Maintenance Technicians will also work with IT for technical needs, and the finance/admin team on purchasing and vendor relationships. Property Maintenance Technicians will learn about all of the mechanical systems in AS220’s buildings.

Hours: 25 hours per week + on-call hours as needed; hours likely to increase as programs begin on-site activities again (minimal public activity currently due to COVID-19).
Schedule: 3 days a week + oncall hours night/weekends.
Benefits: Includes holidays and paid time off as well as various AS220 program opportunities.
Wage: All staff in AS220’s non-profit operations are paid an equal pay rate of $19 per hour.
All applicants will be required to submit a BCI check.

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