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  • DONATE! | CityArts Site

    YOU MAKE OUR WORK POSSIBLE! At ¡CityArts! , we believe that making art is an act of care, love, and respect through which young artists express their ideas, learn about the world, and celebrate their place in it. We are fighting to nurture self-knowledge and community building, now more than ever. ​ After serious consideration about how to best serve our community in an effective and meaningful way, we are temporarily shifting the majority of winter and spring activities into Providence middle schools (such as Roger Williams, Nathan Bishop, and more) and fewer classes at our Broad Street location. Partner organizations (such as PASA) will manage recruitment, family communications, and drop-off and pick-up management for the time being. In order to make this transition as smooth and effective – and as short-lived – as possible, we need your support. As we have been there for our students and families during the most challenging times, we now need your help to survive and thrive . Arts organizations and small businesses have been hit hardest by the pandemic. As the cost of living increases, we are currently unable to meet the costs necessary to continue running our programs. Yet, we still have the drive and desire to continue with our national award-winning educational programs. Please consider donating to ¡CityArts! today . Your contribution, no matter how great or small, will be deeply impactful to our community of instructors and students. This transition we are making is a critical step, and your donation is imperative to the future of the organization. With deepest Respect and Gratitude, The ¡CityArts! Board of Directors ​ "What I love about making art is that there are endless possibilities and endless mediums you can use to work with." Addelis, CityArts Alum "Art is a goal." ​ ​ ​ Yasmine, 10 "My favorite part about art is that you can get is a masterpiece, art takes time." ​ Londyn, 8

  • Register | CityArts Site

    HOW TO ENROLL FALL REGISTRATION IS CLOSED Versión en español a continuación. ​ Fall 2022 Registration on Sept. 8 @11AM Fall Session is from Sept. 26th to Nov. 17th M-TR 2:45 - 5:00 Step 1: Do I Qualify? ¡CityArts! youth must be between the ages of 8-14. ​ ¡CityArts! youth must live in Providence, RI. Step 2: Fill out the registration form. ​ Have the below available. 1. A scanned file or picture of a document that shows proof of your child's age (e.g. any valid passport, birth certificate) 2. A scanned file or picture of a document that shows proof of your Providence address (e.g. utility bill). *Registration will not be confirmed until these documents are provided 3. If your young artist secures a place in a workshop, you will receive a confirmation email as well as our family handbook and workshop-specific info. ___ ​ ​ ​ ​ Paso 1: ¿Califico? ¡CityArts! los jóvenes deben tener entre 8 y 14 años. ​ ¡CityArts! el joven debe vivir en Providence, RI. ​ Paso 2: Complete el formulario de registro. Tenga listos los siguientes documentos. 1. Un archivo escaneado o una imagen de un documento que muestre prueba de la edad de su hijo (por ejemplo, cualquier pasaporte válido, certificado de nacimiento) 2. Un archivo escaneado o una imagen de un documento que muestre prueba de su dirección de Providence (por ejemplo, factura de servicios públicos). * El registro no se confirmará hasta que se presenten estos documentos ​ 3. Si su joven artista consigue un lugar en un taller, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación la próxima semana, así como nuestro manual familiar e información específica del taller. Registro de otoño 2022 es el 8 de septiembre a las 11 AM La sesión de otoño es del 26 de septiembre al 17 de noviembre L-J 2:45 - 5:00 QUESTIONS / PREGUNTAS (401) 548 - 4282 OR

  • Jobs | CityArts Site

    JOB OPPORTUNITIES HIRING TEACHING ARTISTS! ​ Providence ¡CityArts! For Youth seeks talented part-time Teaching Artists* to lead workshops in our community-based school year programs for 2021-22! Spring and Summer programs will happen in person at our studios on Broad Street with COVID-19 safety precautions in place. We are seeking experienced Teaching Artists with skills in: Fine Arts /Mixed Media Filmmaking Photography Dance and Movement Music and Sound Production Ceramics and Sculpture ​ * ¡CityArts! prioritizes BIPOC applicants. It is integral for our program staff to reflect the identities of our students. ​ TO APPLY: Send the following to ​ resume/CV cover letter addressing Teaching Artist prompts listed below portfolio file/link** ​ COVER LETTER PROMPTS: Why would you like to be a Teaching Artist at ¡CityArts!? What do you hope to gain from the experience? What skills and experience make you uniquely qualified to take on this work? What skills do you feel you’d like to further develop in order to become a more successful art educator? Describe your own artistic practice. How does your work as an artist inform your teaching? Describe a class that you would like to teach at ¡CityArts!. What skills and understandings would students gain through your class? Teaching artists are compensated $25/hr with paid prep, meeting, and professional development opportunities. ​ Providence ¡CityArts! is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about ¡CityArts!, visit our website at ​

  • Classes | CityArts Site

    PAST CLASSES Escúchame Ages 8 - 10 Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM Explore the world of songwriting and learn how to express your ideas through music. In this dual-language class (English and Spanish), you will experiment with different musical styles and collaborate with visiting artists to find your unique voice as a lyricist and composer. Two teaching artists will guide you through the process of recording your own song to share with family, friends, and future fans online. ​ ​ Taught by: Kufa Castro and Diego Arene-Morley Providence, Year 2050 Ages 11 - 14 Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM What will the world look like in the future? How will technology change? How will those changes affect what you eat, how you travel, where you work, and what you do for fun? How will they affect your hometown of Providence? Imagine the future world as you and your peers create your very own science fiction comic book. Learn to translate aspects of your stories and illustrations into a large scale installation that will be displayed at the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art . ​ Made possible by the generous support of the City of Providence Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism ! ​ ​ Taught by: Shuriya Davis and Melahi Ellis ​ Clay Studio Ages 8 - 10 Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM Explore more complex shapes in clay in this hand-building and wheel-throwing class. Using basic techniques to throw cylinders, cups, and bowls, we’ll think about the role ceramics have played in various cultures and communities throughout time. We’ll also dream up ways we’ll use them in our everyday lives. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Taught by: Heidi Born ​ Run the School Ages 8 -10 Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM ​ Take part in an immersive art-making experience that will take you to the depths of the dicey, mystifying realm that is...American education?? Using large-scale multimedia art installation and mixed media, you will explore your own experiences as a student, take on traditional ideas about how schools should work, and imagine radical, alternative approaches to learning and teaching. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Taught by: Laura Ganci with support from Payton Morse ​ Image Making Ages 8 - 10 Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM Shape-shifting surfaces! Color-changing pigments! Dimension-jumping images! Welcome to the world of image transfer. In this workshop, learn new techniques in photography and make one-of-a-kind mixed-media photos through independent projects. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Taught by: Phoebe Shuman-Goodier ​ Community Lens Ages 8 -10 Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM Work one-on-one with Providence College photography students to learn the basics of digital photography. Together, you and your mentor will create portraits that reflect you, your family, and community. Taught by: Phoebe Shuman-Goodier Made possible by the generous support of Providence College! Public Art Ages 11-14 Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM Public art is art that is outside and accessible to all. How do you create artwork that will be shown in public with people and for people? In this workshop, you’ll create large artworks with your peers and teaching artist. You’ll create visual art for a local park, design a mural for a local health center, and create artwork to showoff ¡CityArts! along Broad Street. ​ ​ ​ ​ Taught by: Laura Ganci ​ ​ ​ HEY! ​ ¡CityArts! offers different and exciting classes each session. For more information on how to register, follow the link here ! Artpreneur Ages 11 - 14 Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM Ever wanted to sell your one-of-a-kind creations? Now you can! In Artpreneur, you will launch your very own small business. Learn art techniques in photography, drawing, printmaking, and more with your teaching artist. Hear from local creative business leaders on what it takes to sell and market your artwork. Create sellable visual art, textiles, art objects, and wearable art products to sell at ¡CityArts pop-up store throughout the year! ​ ​ Taught by: Camille Montano ​ Made possible by the generous support of Bank Newport ! Mini Metropolis Ages 8-10 Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM Every city is unique, but all cities have people. They have houses where people live, and places where people work and play. Cities have streets and lots of ways for people to get around. How cities are planned makes a big difference on how people live in them. Working with mixed media, drawing, and sculpture, you will imagine, plan, and create your own mini-metropolis with your fellow young artists and teaching artist. What will your city be like?! ​ Taught by: Lisa Su with support from Didier Lucceus ​ ​

  • Mission/Values | CityArts Site

    MISSION For 29 years our mission has stayed the same: ensuring Providence youth have equal access to performing and visual arts programs, unhindered by socio-economic barriers. Since 1992, ¡CityArts! has offered free in-school, after-school, and summer arts education to thousands of the city’s youth, ages 8 - 14. We believe an arts education is central to youth empowerment, community building, and social change. ¡CityArts! alumni and former executive director accepted the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2014 from First Lady Michelle Obama. VALUES SELF-LOVE & KNOWLEDGE We create art as an act of care, love, and respect. Through our artworks we express our ideas, celebrate our humanity, and make sense of our complex world. We honor and care for ourselves: where we’re from, who we are, and where we’re going. ​ CURIOSITY & PROBLEM SOLVING We discover through play, joyful exploration, and deep inquiry. We value perspectives different from our own. We believe in the power of our imaginations. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ EMPATHY & COMPASSION We learn by respecting, embracing and sharing our diverse cultures, diverse abilities, and diverse perspectives. We connect with one another as artists through our unique experiences, art making, and the desire to build a better world. ​ ​ REFLECTIVE & CONTEXTUAL ASSESSMENT We ask and reflect upon critical questions that seek to understand the social conditions influencing our communities and informing our unique identities. ​ ​ ​ ​

  • Annual Appeal 2021 | CityArts Site

    Anchor 1 Please join us at any of the following levels of support: (Options on the right help us cover online fees!) Or, please consider making a one-time donation by clicking: DONATE

  • Artistas docentes | CityArts Site

    Artistas docentes Un [artista docente] de ¡CityArts! es un artista practicante con un conjunto de habilidades educativas. A nuestros [artistas docentes] les apasiona exponer a nuestros jóvenes a nuevas ideas, formas de arte y técnicas creativas. En el salón de clases, animan a nuestros jóvenes explorar y desarrollar sus capacidades artísticas. Todos están entrenados en el currículo, Desarrollo Juvenil Positivo (PYD), que promueve oportunidades y resultados positivos al fomentar relaciones prosociales en los lugares donde los jóvenes viven, aprenden y juegan. 2019 - 2020 Artistas docente HEIDI BORN Clay Studio LAURA GANCI Public Art PHOEBE SHUMAN-GOODIER "Community Lens" CAMILLE MONTANO "¡CityArts! Artpreneurs" HANNAH SKLAR "Scenic Design" at Roger Williams Middle School LISA SU "Mini Metropolis" YSANEL TORRES "Mural Makers" at Roger Williams Middle School 2018 - 2019 Artistas docente ANTHONY ANDRADE Elements of Hip-Hop Dance ANDREA BESSIN PEREZ "Todos Somos Artistas / We Are All Artists" 2018-2019 Teaching Artists ASSITAN COULIBALY Afrobeat Dance 2018-2019 Teaching Artists CHLOE HOHMANN DIY "Do It Yourself" JESS ARTIGLIERE DIY "Do It Yourself" HEIDI BORN Clay Studio 2018-2019 Teaching Artists DILAN ALVARADO ESTRADA Digital Media 2018-2019 Teaching Artists TRENT LEE Elements of Hip-Hop Dance 2018-2019 Teaching Artists NATASHA SHARPE Painting & Playwriting 2018-2019 Teaching Artists CHRISTINA STRACHOFF Digital Media

  • Teaching Artists | CityArts Site

    TEACHING ARTISTS A CityArts Teaching Artist is a practicing artist who has a passion for teaching their skills to young artists in their community. They focus on sharing the positive social and emotional outcomes that an art practice brings to individuals and society at large, rather than pushing their students to create work that is done “perfectly” or fits into any mold. 2018-2019 Teaching Artists CHLOE HOHMANN Meaningful Memes 2018-2019 Teaching Artists JESS ARTIGLIERE My Dream Room HEIDI BORN Clay Studio DILAN ALVARADO Digital Media

  • Classes | CityArts Site

    FALL SESSION CLASSES Meaningful Memes Ages 11-14 Mondays & Wednesdays Explore how social media has shaped us and art! Create work based off the ideas, images, and text seen in social media. Learn skills in painting, typography and drawing. ​ Digital Media Ages 11-14 Tuesdays & Thursdays ​ Learn to use digital media to create your own videos in our digital media lab! Using these new skills, you and your classmates will work together to submit a collaborative film to the Providence Children’s Film Festival! ​ ​ ​ My Dream Room Ages 8-10 Mondays & Wednesdays Work with mixed media to collaborate on an art space that is cozy and welcoming! Create visuals and sounds for the space using painting, drawing, sewing and digital media. Work with your classmates and teaching artist to create a life size room that reflects your ideas of a safe space. Clay Studio Ages 8-10 Tuesdays & Thursdays Create cups, bowls, clay tiles, sculptures and much more! Use clay to turn your ideas into amazing one of a kind objects that will last forever. Community Lens Ages 8-12 Mondays & Wednesdays ​ Work one on one with a Providence College photography student to learn the basics of digital photography. Together, you and your mentor will create a photo portrait of the CityArts community. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ HEY! CityArts offers different and exciting classes each session. For more information on how to register, follow the link here! ​

  • Empleados | CityArts Site

    Empleados THE BOSS Jennifer Dalton Vincent Director Ejecutivo Michelle Nugent Director del Programa Chelsea Fernando Asistente de Programa Junta Directiva Christina Alderman Presidenta RISD Museum of Art Assistant Director, Family and Teen Programs Aleida Estela Benitez Miembro Gordon School Teacher Sue Fracker Miembro JBC Golf Chief Marketing Officer Amy Leidtke Vicepresidenta RISD Industrial Designer | Artist | Educator Garry Bliss Miembro Care New England Program Director, Medicaid Accountable Entity Mia Thompson Miembro Art Teacher Susan Dunnington Miembro DBVW Architects

  • History | CityArts Site

    HERSTORY Sister Ann Keefe was born and raised in Warren, Massachusetts. She earned a B.A. degree from the College of Our Lady of the Elms in 1976 and a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University in 1982. Sister Ann taught at Bishop McVinney Catholic Elementary School, Providence, RI before working as director and counselor for Project Respond at CARE in Providence. She served in Team Ministry at St. Michael’s Parish in Providence beginning in 1982 and continued there for more than three decades. In 1992 she founded CityArts for Youth, Providence and co-founded the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in 2001. Sister Ann helped found nearly two dozen organizations that continue to serve RI today!

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