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State Arts Council opens arts grant applications with an Oct. 1 deadline
Key staff members lead workshops, meetings to navigate grant application processFirst time grantees encouraged to apply
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that applications are now open for grants to nonprofit organizations and individual artists; projects for artists in education, schools and healthcare settings; folk art apprenticeships; and fellowships in folk arts and for individual artists. The deadline to complete an application is Oct. 1.
To assist in the application process, Arts Council staff members have scheduled virtual workshops and office hours throughout August and September. The online meetings will focus on best practices as well as help with budget planning. First time applicants are encouraged.
Upcoming workshop are on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1-2:30 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 13, noon-1:30 p.m. Registration is required, and you can register for the workshop on Aug. 18, by clicking here and the one on Sept. 13, by clicking here. To learn more about joining a workshop or schedule an appointment to meet online with a staff member, click here. https://risca.online/risca-staff-assist-in-navigating-the-fy22-fall-grant-application-process/
In announcing the arts grants being made available, RISCA’s Executive Director Randall Rosenbaum thanked the Governor and members of the Rhode Island General Assembly for their continued support. “Investments in the arts not only benefit the working arts sector but improve the well-being of Rhode Islanders and are a key economic driver,” he said. He added, “The pandemic has been particularly difficult for artists and arts organizations. We encourage the arts and culture community to apply for this funding. Our staff is available to help with the application process. If you’re new to submitting a grant application to RISCA, or you just want a refresher, reach out to our staff and/or participate in a virtual workshop.”
FY22 fall grant applications are now open for the following programs:
For more information on RISCA’s arts grants, click here: https://risca.online/grants/
About Rhode Island State Council on the Arts: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders. Visit http://www.arts.ri.gov for more information.