Calling All Portrait Artists!

Every year RISCA receives requests for referrals. We are looking to build a comprehensive state-wide roster of artists working in different disciplines as a resource. This month we are focusing on artists who specialize in Portraiture. Create or update your CreativeGround profile today- be sure to provide your Rhode Island address, contact information, images of your work, website if available, and most importantly include the word Portraits in the description field in order to be found in Search inquiries. Register today! to be considered for future inquiries

CreativeGround is New England’s community-generated, free, online arts and culture directory that provides visibility, connection, and information to support a region-wide creative network. Completely free to use, this is a great tool for artists to showcase their work and indicate what jobs/gigs/comissions they are available for. CreativeGround is operated by the New England Foundation for the Arts, our regional arts agency.

NEFA has created an introductory video to help get you started. If you want assistance in creating or updating your profile, you can schedule a virtual 30 minute meeting with someone from NEFA’s CreativeGround team: https://calendly.com/dig-creativeground/office-hour?month=2023-01. They have office hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

POSTPONED: Application Office Hours- Public Art at RIC

These office hours have been postponed. Please reach out to Molly Dickinson with any questions about the application at molly.dickinson.ctr@arts.ri.gov.

Interested in applying for the public art commissions at Rhode Island College’s Horace Mann Hall? Do you have questions about the opportunity, the state’s public art program, the selection process, or how to apply?

RISCA staff will be on hand in the lobby to answer questions on two dates:

January 23rd, 4-6pm
January 26th, 5-7pm

Horace Mann Hall at Rhode Island College, College Road off 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. Parking available Lot K in front of building.

About this Call:
RISCA and Rhode Island College will commission two artworks for the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development’s Horace Mann Hall, through the State’s Allocations for Art for Public Facilities Act; an exterior artwork with a budget of $100,000 and an interior artwork with a budget of $35,000. The interior commission is restricted to Rhode Island artists only; emerging artists are encouraged to apply. The deadline is February 6th, and the application is free to submit.

More information is available on the RISCA blog ; application is available on CallforEntry.org.

State Arts Council puts out 2 Calls for Artists for RIC’s Feinstein School of Education and Human Development

Applications close Feb. 6, 2023

Link to the plans

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has issued a call for two new public art commissions– an exterior work budgeted for $100,000 and an interior commission for $35,000. The artwork is for the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, Horace Mann Hall, at Rhode Island College.

Through a competitive selection process, two artists or teams of artists will be chosen to create artwork that is welcoming, celebratory, inclusive and evokes learning, play, childhood, knowledge, intellectual growth, teaching and RIC’s diversity. There is no fee to apply; the deadline for the calls is Feb. 6.

During 2022, Horace Mann Hall, a 46,000-square-foot building and home to the School of Education, received a major makeover. The building’s three-story tower has been renovated to include six classrooms, three new seminar rooms and a reconfigured computer lab. It houses the departments of Elementary Education, Special Education and Educational Studies.

Click here to learn more about the Calls.

“From our classrooms to our galleries to our public spaces, art has an important and enriching presence on our campus. This new work of art will be the signature element of a modernized, reimagined Horace Mann Hall and will serve as an inspiration to all who teach and learn there.”

–RIC’S PRESIDENT DR. JACK R. WARNER

“We are proud to once again partner with Rhode Island College to enhance the campus with public art. Horace Mann Hall will be the epicenter of education for Rhode Island’s aspiring teachers. We are excited that these projects will be part of this important renovation.”

–RISCA’s EXCUTIVE DIRECTOR, LYNNE MCCORMACK

Rhode Island College is a regional comprehensive public college that serves approximately 5,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Business, the Zvart Onanian School of Nursing and the School of Social Work. Established in 1854, we are Rhode Island’s first public institution of higher education. The college is located on a beautiful 180-acre suburban campus in the vibrant city of Providence, and has satellite locations at the Rhode Island Nursing Education Center in Providence’s Innovation District and the Rhode Island College Workforce Development Hub in Central Falls, RI. We are known throughout the Northeast for high-quality academic programs, small class sizes, personalized, hands-on learning experiences, world-class faculty, and high value compared to other four-year institutions.