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A Call for Teaching Visual Artists | Spring 2023

Call for Artists Spring 2023

We are looking for Teaching Visual Artist to work with youth at Providence Recreation Centers After-School Program from April 17-June 2, 2023.

A Latinx bilingual/bicultural individual will make an ideal candidate. You will be working with Youth Teams ages 14-17, building teamwork and creating bonds. Your goal is for you and your Youth Team to create a mural piece either on the sidewalk, street, or wall.

The online application for this call can be found here. Please be prepared to submit two samples of your work – one that shows an art piece in any medium other than a mural, plus a public art piece (mural sample).

If you are not submitting a proposal, but would like to volunteer with RILA’s Museo del Barrio this summer, please fill out this volunteer form.


Artists can arrange to work one day or twice a week. Each Rec Center has its own hours, but generally between 3:00-6:00PM at one of the following Providence Recreation Centers:
  • John Rollins Recreation Center (So PVD)
  • A. Vincent Igliozzi Recreation Center (Silver Lake)
  • Joslin Recreation Center (Olneyville)
  • Sackett Recreation Center (So PVD)

Artist Responsibilities:
  • Commit to work from April 17-June 2, 2023, once/twice per week, between 3-6PM.
  • Commit to attend Orientation scheduled April 17, 2023.
  • Collaborate with and attend weekly meeting with fellow Artists, date to be determined during orientation.
  • Collaborate with staff at the assigned Recreation Center.
  • Offer classes and create participatory art making and creative activities to your assigned Youth Team.
  • Execute public art on a sidewalk, street-space or an outdoor retaining wall.
  • Promote on social media and your own networks.

The Project Team will:
  • Provide site coordination and permitting as needed.
  • Provide artist with BCI paperwork.
  • Provide funding for all art supplies.
  • Promote the project through press releases, social media posts, community outreach.
  • Document projects through video and photography.

Stipend: $4,000 per artist with additional funds for supplies.
Deadline: April 10, 2023, 5:00PM

To be considered for future arts opportunities, RILA encourages all Latinx artists currently residing and practicing in Rhode Island to become part of our Latinx Artists Network. If you wish to learn more about the Network and to be listed, go to this link. Questions, please email: info@rilatinoarts.org

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