Welcome To UPP Arts!
UPP SEEKS INTERN
We are looking for a new intern for the 2014-2015 school year. This position
will provide the opportunity to work directly with diverse communities in Rhode Island, learn about nonprofit management, and shape the trajectory of UPP as we grow and expand our mission. We will
provide a $1,500/semester stipend.
If you are interested, please submit a resumé, cover letter and three references by Monday, September 1
to Holly Ewald at email@example.com. For more information, e-mail Steph at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SNAPPY & REDDY SAVE MASHAPAUG POND!
Our 2014 Urban Pond Procession included the debut of what is probably the most adorable thing that has ever been made about
Mashapaug Pond. Watch this video about Mashapaug Pond's Snappy the snapping turtle and Reddy the red fox, made by our friends at the Montessori Community School of RI. Thanks, MCSRI, for the lessons you teach us, and Nika Gorini for facilitating this
WATCH THIS ANIMATION ON STORMWATER IN PROVIDENCE
For the past few years, UPP Arts has been working to spread the word about stormwater runoff and the problems it can cause. By
carrying things like fertilizers, soil, sewage and other waste into Mashapaug Pond, stormwater encourages the growth of harmful bacteria and algae. Our intern for the past year, Steph Yin, made this animation that introduces stormwater runoff, the problems it poses and some ways we can think about managing it here in Rhode Island.
MASHPAUG POND FEATURED ON NEW "RHODE TOUR" APP
UPP Arts collaborated with students at Brown University's John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to create a digital tour of Mashapaug Pond. Combining photography, audio, video
and written narratives, the tour takes us on a dynamic and deep journey through the history, science, politics, identities and
spirits of community surrounding Mashapaug. You can download the free app for your Android or iPhone.
OUR 2014 PROCESSION
Many thanks to everyone who came to the procession! We loved seeing your
bright faces and sharing a magical evening by the pond with you. Kudos to all our performers, teaching artists and volunteers.
Special thanks to our sponsors:
- The Rhode Island Foundation;
- Rhode Island Council for the Humanities;
- Rhode Island State Council on the Arts;
- Horsley Witten Group;
- Brown University's John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities;
- Brown University Superfund Research Program;
- Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island;
- Partridge, Snow and Hahn, LLP;
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
We rely on enthusiastic volunteers like you to make our procession a success! Please drop us a line if you have ideas, want to lend
a hand, or would like to be notified of our monthly planning meetings. In particular, if you have advice about staging a procession
or fresh fundraising suggestions to help sustain our programming, we would love to hear from you!
Contact Holly at email@example.com.
UPP'S 2014 EDUCATORS' PACKET
Use these resources to teach classes and facilitate discussions around the history and environmental challenges of Mashapaug
Pond and the Huntington Industrial Park.