RISCA awards grants to RI arts community

RISCA awarded $1 million in Covid Relief Funds (CRF) to artists, professional arts education associations, and arts and culture organizations. These grants announced a few days before Christmas provided badly needed assistance to organizations, artists and arts educators who continue to experience economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For artists, the assistance was distributed through the Rhode Island Artist Relief Fund, a charitable fund set up by RISCA to help artists who have lost income due to the pandemic. 

For arts and culture organizations, and arts education associations, the funds were dispersed directly through RISCA.

In addition to artists, and arts and culture organizations, grant recipients included 11 organizations associated with the RI Expansion Arts Program and seven culturally specific nonprofits. RIEAP is a partnership among RISCA, RI Council for the Humanities (RICH) and Rhode Island Foundation to support community-based, culturally diverse arts and cultural organizations.

Organization NameOrganization CityGrants
Arts Alive!Barrington$6,000
Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John’sBarrington$4,394
Bristol Art MuseumBristol$6,000
Friends of Linden PlaceBristol$6,000
Herreshoff Marine MuseumBristol$6,000
Epic Theatre CompanyCranston$6,000
Artists’ ExchangeCranston$27,500
Korean American Association of Rhode IslandCranston$9,000
Notable Works Publication and Distribution Co.Cranston$1,134
Ocean State Pops OrchestraCranston$6,000
Dance Alliance of Rhode Island/Chance to DanceEast Greenwich$6,000
Greenwich OdeumEast Greenwich$6,000
Music on the HillEast Greenwich$6,000
Narragansett Bay Symphony Community OrchestraEast Providence$6,000
RI Music Education AssociationEast Providence$6,000
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music SchoolEast Providence$27,500
East Providence Historical SocietyEast Providence$6,000
Swamp Meadow Community TheatreFoster$2,102
Rhode Island Chamber Music ConcertsHope$6,000
Langworthy Public LibraryHope Valley$911
Johnston Dance and Performing ArtsJohnston$6,000
South County Art AssociationKingston$6,000
DeBlois Gallery CorporationMiddletown$6,000
Island Moving CompanyNewport$15,550
Newport Art HouseNewport$6,000
Newport String ProjectNewport$447
Sankofa Community ConnectionNewport$9,000
The Choir School of Newport CountyNewport$6,000
RISE on BroadwayPascoag$6,000
Arts Equity/VSAPawtucket$6,000
Mixed Magic Theatre and Cultural EventsPawtucket$9,000
Outsider CollectivePawtucket$821
Common Fence MusicPortsmouth$6,000
Common Fence PointPortsmouth$6,000
Academy PlayersProvidence$6,000
Alliance of Artists CommunitiesProvidence$6,000
Art League of Rhode IslandProvidence$189
Langston Hughes Community Poetry ReadingProvidence$2,500
Burbage Theatre CompanyProvidence$6,000
Cambodian Society of Rhode IslandProvidence$9,000
Centro Cultural AndinoProvidence$1,965
Dirt Palace Public ProjectsProvidence$6,000
DownCity DesignProvidence$6,000
Festival Ballet ProvidenceProvidence$15,550
RIOT! Rhode IslandProvidence$7,000
India Association of Rhode IslandProvidence$6,444
Rhode Island School of Design MuseumProvidence$15,550
Narragansett Bay ChorusProvidence$6,000
Oasis InternationalProvidence$9,000
RI Cape Verdean Heritage CommitteeProvidence$9,000
Providence Art ClubProvidence$6,000
Providence Children’s MuseumProvidence$6,000
Providence Improv GuildProvidence$6,000
Providence Latin American Film FestivalProvidence$5,419
Rhode Island Kung Fu & Lion Dance ClubProvidence$2,500
RPM Voices of Rhode IslandProvidence$9,000
Spectrum Theatre EnsembleProvidence$6,000
Stages of FreedomProvidence$10,500
Trade Pop-upProvidence$6,000
Trinity Repertory CompanyProvidence$27,500
Southside Cultural CenterProvidence$10,500
WaterFire ProvidenceProvidence$6,000
Wilbury Theatre GroupProvidence$7,000
The Steel YardProvidence$15,550
JDP Theatre CoRumford$6,000
Rhode Island Youth TheatreSaunderstown$6,000
The CORE OrganizationTiverton$6,000
Contemporary Theater CompanyWakefield$1,032
The CollaborativeWarren$2,660
Imago Foundation for the ArtsWarren$6,000
Puerto Rican Institute for Arts & AdvocacyWarwick$9,000
Rhode Island Alliance for Arts in EducationWarwick$6,000
Sandra Feinstein-Gamm TheatreWarwick$15,550
Warwick Center for the ArtsWarwick$6,000
Chorus of WesterlyWesterly$15,550
Wickford Art AssociationWickford$6,000
Eastern Medicine SingersWoonsocket$9,000
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