• Community Bulletin

    Community Bulletin

    Opportunities outside the Society

Community Bulletin

The dual mission of the Society of Arts + Crafts is to encourage the creation, collection, and promotion of the work of contemporary craft artists and to advance public appreciation of fine craft. To fulfill this mission, the Society fosters an interconnected community by sharing opportunities from fellow craft organizations. Below, please find calls for entry, applications for residencies, as well as other educational opportunities throughout New England.

National Arts Strategies - New England Creative Community Fellows

National Arts Strategies - New England Creative Community Fellows

Apply by April 22

Are you an artist, community organizer, administrator or entrepreneur working on a project to create positive community change in New England? Are you looking to take your work to the next level? Creative Community Fellows is for you.

This fellowship brings a group of twenty-five creative change-makers across New England together, to be part of something bigger, to learn life-changing skills and to see dreams become reality.

Fellows jump-start the program by living and learning together in Vermont for one week in an incubator-like environment building their skills in strategy, leadership and design thinking. Over the course of five months, they take monthly online courses in topic areas such as community development, finding capital and support, budgeting and more. Together, they share updates on their projects and meet with leaders in the field who serve as mentors. Fellows test, adapt, and build on their work, walking away with clarity and a roadmap for moving forward.

Thanks to the generous support of The Barr Foundation, all tuition, including the cost of lodging and food is completely underwritten. Fellows are only responsible for their transportation to in-person events.

Learn more and apply.

Snow Farm - Summer for High School Students

Snow Farm - Summer for High School Students

Snow Farm - Summer for High School Students

Apply soon!

At Snow Farm, you're not a student, you're an artist.

Snow Farm is the perfect place to develop your artistic techniques while you also build lifelong relationships with people who share your interests.

With small classes, six hours of instruction a day, passionate instructors, and professionally-equipped studios, Snow Farm is a creative community. Some people arrive with specific goals and projects in mind, and others want to explore and enjoy some learning that stands apart from the usual rigors of their academic school year. No matter what they walk in the door with, our participants leave with an unforgettable experience, lasting friendships, and real skills.

Live and learn with professional artists this summer for 2 or 4 weeks. Studios include ceramics, glassblowing, flameworking, painting and drawing, printmaking, metalsmithing and jewelry, and welding and fabrication. In all studios, go beyond the school art class with higher level opportunities.

Learn more and apply.

Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence - DANGERR: A Design Competition

Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence - DANGERR: A Design Competition

Apply by June 2

The Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence (RICAGV) was founded in 2013 after the Sandy Hook Shooting. The organization works with volunteers across the state to lobby and provide education around common sense legislative solutions to violence. Since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida the RICAGV has doubled down on their legislative solutions to ban weapons of war and prevent the militarization of our schools. For this initiative, the RICAGV is proud to support the One Gone Gun project which is working to organize a gun buy back in the state of Rhode Island.

We are looking for bold, affordable works of wearable, useable or decorative art to further an awareness of the gun violence epidemic we still face. We hope to promote conversations that spark debate while providing needed resources to support real action including a planned gun amnesty/buy-back organized by artist Scott Lapham. The competition will also support the RICAGV’s continued advocacy for responsible gun laws.

Learn more and apply.