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.

Public Art Information

The Rhode Island State Council On the Arts has created a Google folder that contains information on public art. If you’d like to learn more about the Allocation For Public Facilities Act, RISCA’s process of selection or to see some samples of public art proposals that were selected, click here:

All of RISCA’s public art projects can be seen on the Public Art Archive website: Just type “Rhode Island State Council On the Arts” into the search bar.

All of RISCA’s Requests For Qualifications can be seen on the website: Just type “Rhode Island” into the search bar.

For further information, contact


Social Service Agency Open Doors seeks partner for Downtown Providence Office Space

Open Doors, a social services agency in the Silver Lake area of downtown Providence, is looking for a partner organization(s) to rent out much of its office space. The available space, which totals approximately 3,000 square feet, includes a large room with 12 cubicles, two adjoining private offices, a conference room, a computer/class room, a kitchenette, and two multi-stall bathrooms.  They are asking $1/sq. foot for the whole space, and as low as $400/month for a portion of it. All utilities, including photocopying/fax, internet and phone, janitorial services, central heat/air, security, parking, and front-desk services, are included.

See details and images of space here: OpenDoors Commercial Office Space

Contact Nick Horton,, for further information.