Call for Artists: Public Art Residency at Lillian Feinstein Senior Center

The application deadline is August 31, 2021

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is color-jpeg-ACT-Staff.jpgThe City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT), Mayor’s Office for Senior Services, and the Lillian Feinstein Senior Center invite RI-based muralists to install an original permanent mural. The awarded artist or artist team will begin a residency in late September 2021 and will work with the Lillian Feinstein Senior Center for up to six weeks or until the mural is installed.

Applicants must be 18 years or older and hold a current Rhode Island home or studio address to be eligible to apply. Providence residents and/or artists with previous lived experience in Providence will be preferred.

The total project budget is $20,000, of which $10,200 will be directly allocated to the artist or artist team. Please see budget section of the call for more information. To apply, submit your artist statement, resume/CV,  and three to five examples of relevant projects via CAFÉ here.

The application deadline is August 31, 2021.

Questions about this call to artists must be submitted in writing by August 20, 2021. Write to Gina Rodriguez-Drix, ACT Cultural Affairs Manager at grodriguez@providenceri.gov with the subject line: Residency at Lillian Feinstein Senior Center. An FAQ will be posted on August 25, 2021, here. to learn more, click here

Hera Gallery and Educational Foundation announces a National Juried open call called ‘Dough’

Juried by a food historian; deadline is August 8

Application Fee: $15- 35, visit heragallery.org for coupon codes.
Deadline: August 8, 2021
Exhibition Dates: October 16-November 13, 2021
Apply now by click here.

Hera Gallery and Educational Foundation presents the National Juried Open Call- Dough. Why is dough as a material so appealing? Is it the promise of what it could bring? How can artists use this malleable material and convey the creative ideas generated from the promise of bread, a sense of comfort, religious connotations, or patiently waiting for the pandemic sourdough from the neighbor to rise? Bread sharing and giving is a primary part of many cultures and communities. How can we express this intimate relationship in this exhibition? By sight, smell, touch?
Why is dough a slang word for money in English? Are we talking about scarcity or abundance? Is dough a metaphor for our cash-driven society that still celebrates people according to their cash value while the nation faces unprecedented food insecurity based on systemic inequality?

Dough, in its many forms, is tangible and alive. Perhaps it connects humanity to something instinctual and essential. From sourdough mania to food lines of unfathomable dimensions, dough has been on our minds for the past year. Did it make its way to your art?

What kind of an exhibition can we “bake” together?

Juror Bio: Catherine M. Piccoli is a food historian, writer, and curator whose work focuses on the intersection of food, culture, memory, and place. She brings a multidisciplinary approach to the Museum of Food and Drink as curatorial director, where she oversees the creation of exhibitions and robust public programming for adults and children. Catherine led the development of MOFAD’s major exhibitions – African/American: Making the Nation’s Table, Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant, and Flavor: Making It and Faking It – as well as gallery shows – Highlights from the Collection, Knights of the Raj NYC, and Feasts and Festivals. Previously, Catherine worked as a researcher at the Chicago History Museum and the Heinz History Center. She holds an M.A. in Food Studies from Chatham University and a B.S. with honors in Social and Cultural History from Carnegie Mellon University. Catherine acted as MOFAD’s interim president from March through December 2020.

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What Cheer Writers Club has a call for teaching artists

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is What-cheer-logo.pngWhat Cheer Writers Club is seeking four instructors for its new Craft Curiosities series. Rhode Island artists, illustrators and podcasters passionate about sharing a specific literary craft tool or technique are invited to submit a proposal. The deadline is  June 20 to teach a two-hour craft intensive online this fall. Learn more about this opportunity and submit a proposal, by clicking here.

What Cheer Writers Club is committed to cultivating an environment that values and reflects the lived experiences, voices and literary traditions of our community. We are looking for enthusiastic artists with a passion for craft and the ability to share their expertise with vision and skill.