Creative Workforce Development Applications Open

This fall, RISCA is piloting a semester long workforce development program. Modeled as a three credit college course, 9 participants in three arts disciplines (fashion, visual art, and music) will spend the fall semester learning together. This program will culminate in an art event created from top to bottom by the participants. The goal of this program is to equip young artists with the business and professional skills they need to have a career in the arts. This program is being developed in partnership with New Urban Arts, AS220, Providence Arts Culture and Tourism, The Steel Yard, and Roger Williams University.

Time Commitment and Course Structure:

This program has three parts: learning focused on professional practices; art discipline workshops; and mentorship. The group will meet once a week, on Wednesday evenings, from September 4th through December 18th for learning focused on professional practices. Additional art discipline workshops will be approximately once every two weeks, and will be based on the participant’s schedules and interests. Participants will have one-on-one and small group meetings with their mentor for the second half of the program, which they will schedule. We estimate that this will require approximately 10-15 hours of time a week, with the potential for more around the culminating art project. All course meetings will happen at Roger Williams University’s downtown Providence campus or at AS220. Eligible participants will earn three college credits. See a draft of the course syllabus here.

Payment

Participants will be paid $150 for each week of the program. This is dependent on securing funding from the State of Rhode Island – which we will have confirmed by the interview portion of the application process.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • be between the ages of 18 and 25
  • reside in Providence County
  • have an art making focus in fashion, visual art, or music
  • not currently be in a degree seeking program

You do not need to:

  • have a high school diploma
  • plan on going to college

Application Process

The application is due by 11:59pm on Monday, July 8th. The panel, made up of representatives from the partner organizations, will meet on July 15th to select 15 finalists. These finalists will be asked to have an in-person or video interview between July 16th and 19th- the questions will be sent to the applicant in advance. We will notify applicants of their acceptance into the program the first week of August. If you have any questions or need any assistance with your application, please contact Mollie Flanagan, at mollie.flanagan@arts.ri.gov or (401)222-3881.

To apply, click here.

Timeline

Application Deadline: 11:59pm, Monday, July 8
Interviews: between July 16 and July 19th
Notification of Acceptance: first week of August
Classes begin: first week of September

I-Park 2019 Autumn Artists-in-Residence Program


Application Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019

I-Park, located in rural East Haddam, CT (U.S.), announces its fully-funded four-week autumn multi-disciplinary residencies. Artists/designers working in  visual arts, music composition/sound art, language arts, architecture, moving image, landscape/garden/ecological design and performance art are encouraged to apply.  International applicants are welcome.

I-Park provides comfortable, private living quarters in an 1850’s era farmhouse, a private studio space and a food program. In addition to attentive staff support, shared workshop space and an array of tools, equipment and site materials are available on request.

Work samples are evaluated through a competitive, juried process. A $35 application fee helps defray the cost of the independent selection panels. This year, I-Park will also be offering $500 travel grants to six international residents. Accepted artists are responsible for their own work materials as well as transportation to and from the area. The program is otherwise offered at no cost to invitees.

Application materials: i-park.org. Info: info@i-park.org, 860-873-2468.

SteelYard Residency Applications Open Now

Each year, the Yard hosts over a dozen artists working in ceramics, founder, welding, blacksmithing, and jewelry in our Artist Residency Program. This program is designed to assist emerging to mid-level artists in growing and strengthening their art practice in a supportive, cooperative environment through access to the Steel Yard’s studios and facilities. Most of all, residents get an all access pass to our studios in pursuit of their own work.

More information and applications are available here: http://thesteelyard.org/residencyprograms/residencyprogram

The 12 month Residency runs from September 9th, 2019 – August 31st, 2020.

Ideal for industrial-arts based makers working in metal, ceramics, jewelry, or foundry

The application deadline is May 13, 2019.

There are opportunities for paid leadership, sweat equity support, or fully subsidized participation in the program.

There will be an information session held in the office on Wednesday, April 17th from 6:00 – 7:00pm at the Steel Yard office to present program details, answer questions, and give assistance on the application process.