Upcoming Events

Events in RAL areas, by RAL partners

library in a train (2) by Yifeng Ma, Digital Art, Gold Medal. South Pasadena High School, South Pasadena, CA. Aimee Levie-Hultman, Educator.

JUNE 3 & JUNE 4: Free Webinar and Virtual Training with Storiez Trauma Narratives, REGISTER NOW!

Free Webinar and Virtual Training, hosted by Storiez Trauma Narratives, Philadelphia, PA

  • Who? Created and hosted by Storiez, open to all!
  • What? Storiez, a trauma-informed intervention designed to help trauma survivors, has two upcoming online events on June 3rd and June 4th that offer resources and engagement opportunities tailored to the needs of clinicians, community partners, and trauma survivors. See more details and sign up for free via EventBrite here and here.
  • Where? Zoom conference (aka join online from wherever you can!)
  • When?

JUNE 8: May 2020 Start.Write.Now responses are due!

Reply to RAL Start.Write.Now’s latest prompt for the chance to win a gift card! Email your works to ral@artandwriting.org.

JULY 6 – JULY 17: Pratt’s Summer Scholar Online Program, REGISTER NOW (deadline June 12)!

Online program of art and design studio classes for middle and high school students for two weeks in July. Check out the class offerings and register here.

  • Who? Join the Pratt Center for Art, Design, and Community Engagement K-12, based out of New York, NY, for two weeks from July 6th – 17th, Monday – Friday, for the Summer Scholars online program, providing art and design studio classes for middle and high school students.
  • What? Classes will be taught by Pratt faculty from the Schools of Art, Design, and Architecture and include live demonstrations, structured in-class work time, and one-on-one virtual instruction.
  • Where? The program is online, so anyone who meets the grade requirements for each class can register. Registration is first-come, first-served, and classes fill up quickly. Register here before June 12!
  • When? For two weeks from July 6th – 17th, Monday – Friday. Check the website for class descriptions, times, tuition fees, and more.

JUNE 30: the Wikoff Student Gallery’s exhibiton LGBTQ+ in 2020: OUR Voices Matter, last call for entries! (Union College students, faculty, staff, and alumni only)

The Wikoff Student Gallery is accepting artwork entries from all Union College students, faculty, staff and alumni for the exhibition LGBTQ+ in 2020: OUR Voices Matter (Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 – may be adjusted according to projected campus plans).

  • Who? Students, faculty, staff and alumni at Union College in Schenectady, NY are invited to submit artwork entries by June 30, with a focus on focus on LGBTQ+ rights and legislation and spotlight transgender youth. Find more details on instructions and deadlines here.
  • What? The Wikoff Student Gallery is still moving forward with the LGBTQ+ in 2020: OUR Voices Matter exhibition. Show your Union College pride! The exhibition will be focused on LGBTQ+ rights and transgender youth, and entries related to these topics are encouraged.
  • Where? The Wikoff Student Gallery at Union College is located on the third floor of the Nott Memorial, and is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public. For more information about past exhibitions, visit their website.
  • When? Current plans are to exhibit the accepted artworks in the Nott Memorial at the Wikoff Student Gallery during the Fall 2020 or Winter 2021 term (may be adjusted according to projected campus plans), coinciding with the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and the 50th anniversary of women at Union College, as well as the Presidential Election in November.

JUNE 8 – JULY 24: Central Texas Writing Project’s Online Young Writer’s Summer Camp, REGISTER NOW!

Camps for students of all grades will be held throughout June and July. Check out the full menu here.

  • Who? The Central Texas Writing Project, based out of Texas State University San Marcos Campus, invites all students in grades K-12 to register for the online Young Writer’s Camp of their choice.
  • What? Select the Young Writer’s Camp that best suits your interests to virtually connect with teachers and other young writers in these two-week long online camps.
  • Where? Learn more here about the online Young Writer’s Summer Camps.
  • When? Camps will be held between June 8 and July 24. Registration is now open!

JULY 13 – JULY 17: Philadelphia Writing Project’s Virtual Humor Writing Summer Camp, REGISTER NOW!

Camp will be held online from July 13 to July 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

  • Who? The Philadelphia Writing Project, based out of the University of Pennsylvania, invites all students in the Philadelphia area entering grades 9-12 to sign up for the summer Humor Writing Camp.
  • What? In this week-long camp, students will learn from and explore multiple kinds of humorous text, and have the opportunity to write and share their own work.
  • Where? Register here for the virtual Humor Writing Camp.
  • When? Register now! Camp will take place from July 13 to July 17, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST.

SEPTEMBER 30: Philip Roth Lecture with Tracy K. Smith at Newark Public Library, MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Lecture will be held at the Newark Public Library in Newark, NJ on September 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Mark your calendar and check out updates about the event here.

  • Who? Tracy K. Smith was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 2017 and is the author of Ordinary Light and Wade in the Water. Her poetry collections have received multiple awards and prizes. Life on Mars was the winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and Duende won the 2006 James Laughlin Award.
  • What? You are cordially invited to attend the Newark Public Library’s annual Philip Roth lecture on Wednesday September 30th, with guest lecturer Tracy K. Smith!
  • Where? Hosted in Centennial Hall at the Newark Public Library (5 Washington Street, Newark NJ)
  • When? September 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Be sure to mark your calendar! RSVP to come.

Recurring Events

BIWEEKLY IN 2020: Intuit’s Art After Work

Digital event, hosted by Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago, IL

  • Who? Created and hosted by Intuit, open to all!
  • What? Intuit’s drop-in hours are going digital! This is a free series of drop-in art making inspired by Intuit’s exhibitions and the outsider art genre. While the museum is closed, Art After Work will be taking place online biweekly. See more details here.
  • Where? Zoom conference (aka join online from wherever you can!)
  • When? Thursdays, biweekly, 2020 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm CST
  • How? Learn more and access the Zoom conference here.

ANYTIME: NFL Women’s Empowerment Draft with Art Force 5

Watch the exclusive full draft with Alfred University’s Art Force 5, Alfred, NY

  • Who? The NFL partnered with Alfred University’s Art Force 5 to celebrate iconic women with college students from across the country.
  • What? Art Force 5 partnered with the NFL to celebrate iconic women through the lens of a familiar sports fandom, the NFL draft.
  • Where? Watch the exclusive full draft on Art Force 5’s website.
  • When? Recorded by the NFL Network, NFL360 and NFL Total Access are streaming the Women’s Empowerment Draft live on May 3 and May 4, respectively. Catch the recorded full version of the draft anytime on Art Force 5’s website.

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