Become an Artist in Residence at the RI Department of Health! Deadline April 30

Arts and Health Network ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) Application

AIR Program Background

The Rhode Island Arts and Health Network believes that embedding artists within a state department of health will help to drive creative arts-based approaches to achieving health equity, addressing the social determinants of health, and attaining population health goals.  Ultimately, the arts have the power to create healthier individuals and thriving communities. The AIR project is a pilot program of the new state plan for arts and health.

The selected artist will be embedded at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and will work from associated community locations for a project period of 5 months between June 1  and December 31, 2019.  The specific 5 months will be mutually selected between the artist the RIDOH staff involved.  The AIR will work with selected RIDOH staff to create one or more public projects which respond to a public health issue identified at the onset of the program.

Professional artists, at least 18 years of age, with significant experience in providing arts to health-based projects and/or settings are eligible to apply. Applicants must be Rhode Island residents at the time of application and throughout the project.  Artists in any arts discipline are eligible to apply. The stipend for the residency will be $15,000, paid by a Network partner agency over the course of the  residency.  There will be additional budget items for supplies and materials, and a researcher/evaluator.  The daily work schedule will be negotiated between the artist and relevant RIDOH staff.

Applications due April 30th.

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About the Rhode Island Arts and Health Network

The Rhode Island Arts and Health Network comes out of the Arts and Health Advisory Group – RISCA, RIDOH, Brown School of Public Health, Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School, and an interdisciplinary team of arts and health practitioners which includes researchers, artists, and clinicians. 


City of Providence Announces Public Art Ideas Competition

Public Art Logo-Color - ACT StaffProvidence Arts Culture + Tourism invites emerging and established artists in the Providence metropolitan area to submit an idea or concept for “Animating Public Space” that you would like to explore though a temporary work of art on City-owned public property or land. Up to four selected artists will each receive up to $10,000 to realize his/her/their idea during the time-frame of fall 2019 to spring/summer 2020. As this competition aims to create new opportunities for artists and to help artists gain skills necessary to work in public space, no public art experience is necessary to apply. Submissions are due May 6, 2019.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Call to Artists: LOL – Laughing Out Loud at Spectrum Gallery

Lots of Laughs (LOL), March 29-May 19. Art can make us laugh and show humorous aspects of life. Let’s welcome the change of season with a few laughs and not take ourselves too seriously. Show includes pieces in all mediums. Receiving March 17-22 (12:30-6pm) except Wednesday, March 20. Submit soon as space is limited.

Submission form here.

More information here.