Friday, June 22, 2007

Virginia Commission for the Arts Artist Fellowships in Poetry and Music Composition

Applications are due August 1, 2007 and the application can be downloaded here.

Theatre IV: Auditions for Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter

From the emailer: Auditions for Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter are by appointment only and will be held at Theatre IV's Empire Theatre on Sunday, June 24th from 7:00-9:00pm and Monday, June 25th from 7:00-9:00pm.

Casting 10 actors: 5 Men and 5 Women, age 18 and up, of varied ages and types. All Roles are open.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 bars of a song and to be prepared to dance. Please bring music in the correct key.

Rehearsals will begin on or around September 10, 2007
Performance dates: October 5-21, 2007

All performers will be paid.

Please call 344-8052 x4 to schedule and appointment or for additional information.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Performers Needed

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts (formerly the Non-Traditional Casting Project) is expanding its Artist Files/Online (AFO) national database for performers with disabilities. Since 1986, the Alliance has been committed to helping meet the casting needs of networks, studios, theatres, artistic directors, and independent producers. AFO has received more than 5,000 consultations from producers, directors, and casting directors from across the country.

If you are a performer with a disability and would like to be included in their national talent database at no charge, please send one headshot and resume to:

Christine Bruno
Disability Advocate
Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10036

To ensure proper classification in our database, please include the nature of your disability and any accommodations and/or assistive devices used, along with any union affiliations.

Please note: AFO accepts only professionally reproduced copies of headshots. No Xerox, fax, scanned, or email copies PLEASE. They also keep a hard copy of each headshot and resume on file in their office.

Monday, June 04, 2007

VSA National Call for Entries

"Driven" Call for Entries

Deadline: July 6, 2007 (midnight, MST).

Sponsored by VSA arts and Volkswagen of America, Inc.

Open to emerging artists with disabilities, ages 16 -25, living within the U.S.

No entry fee. "Driven" challenges artists to pinpoint the motivational force behind their artistic expression and to identify the catalyst that sustains their creative energy. Art must be an original work that has been completed in the last three (3) years. Eligible media includes: paintings, drawings, fine art prints, photography, computer-generated prints, and mixed media; must be presented in two dimensions. Artwork should not exceed 60 inches in either direction. Fifteen (15) finalists will be awarded a total of $60,000 in awards during an awards ceremony on Capitol Hill in September 2007, and artwork will be displayed in a nation-wide touring exhibition that debuts at the Smithsonian.

For additional information and to access the application, please visitor contact:
Phone: 800.933.8721 x3885
Alternative formats of the application are available upon request.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Upcoming Workshop: Prepare to Include

Prepare to Include: A Workshop for Teaching Artists
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Saturday, June 16, 2007 from 10am until 2pm

Are you actively including the diverse perspectives and approaches of learners with disabilities in your lesson plans? Why should we be offering inclusive arts instruction to learners with diverse abilities?

This short workshop and workbook are packed with practical information that will give teaching artists a clear understanding of how to:

~ Ensure general physical accessibility
~ Reach out to diverse audiences when marketing
~ Apply disability etiquette and establish a classroom culture that
promotes equality
~ Use state and local resources to ensure physical and instructional
accessibility and
~ Apply practical barrier-specific solutions to common challenges to
effectively including learners with unique needs

Fees are $10 for teaching artists who have disabilities and $15 for all others. Fees include workshop materials and snacks. The registration form can be downloaded in Word format by following this link:

Upcoming Workshop: Self Expression Through Words and Paint

Workshop Leaders:
Cathy Kiehl, Art Therapist
Rose Williams, Published VSA Writer
Date - Friday, June 8, 2007 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location – Tonsler Recreation Center, 501 Cherry Avenue
The workshop leaders will guide participants in self-expression through the written word and visual images. Participants will then have the opportunity to create a poem/short story and use art materials to express their written word into a drawing or painting. The poems and artwork created in this exciting workshop will be made into a small booklet for each person who registers and attends. You do not have to be an accomplished artist or writer to enjoy this fun, creative workshop – just come with a desire to express yourself through the arts. Cost - $15 per person, partial scholarship available if needed. To register – Call Mildred Spicer at 434-970-3264 by June 1, limited to 15.