RISCA’s February Newsletter

Grant Applications are Live!
Grant applications for the April 2nd deadline are up! We always recommend starting on them sooner rather than later.
To apply for Project Grants for Individuals, Fellowships in Crafts, Film & Video, Fiction, Poetry, Play and Screenwriting, Photography, and Three Dimensional Art, click here. For an overview of these grants and application guidelines, click here.
To apply for the Folk Art Fellowship and Folk Arts Apprenticeship, click here. For an overview of these grants and application guidelines, click here.
To apply for Arts Access Grants, Project Grants in Education, Arts in Healthcare Project Grants, Big Yellow School Bus, and Open Artist Studio Tour, click here. For an overview of organization grants and application guidelines, click here. For an overview of education grants and application guidelines, click here.
A Note about the Teaching Artist Roster
One of Maggie Anderson’s first priorities as Arts in Education Director is to learn about the work of the artists on the education roster. As such, Maggie and Dan Kahn have decided to use the annual roster check-in time as an opportunity to do just this. In order to give more attention to the artists currently on the roster – RISCA is suspending the April application date. Interested teaching artists may still apply at the October 2018 deadline.
Grant Writing Support
Monday, February 19, 4:30-6pm
Southside Cultural Center
Folk Arts Fellowship and Apprenticeship Information
Friday, February 23, 12-4pm
Tomaquag Museum
Wednesday, February 28, 4:30-6pm
Stadium Theatre
Wednesday, March 7, 5-6:30pm
Common Fence Point Community Hall
Thursday, March 15, 4:30-6pm
Artists’ Cooperative Gallery
Drop In Grant Writing Support
Work on your RISCA grants at Providence Community Library locations! Mollie will be there to answer questions, read drafts, and give advice. Computers will be available for your use. This is totally unstructured time, focused on supporting you as you write your grant application.
Tuesday, March 13, 3-8pm
Mt. Pleasant Library
Thursday, March 29, 3-8pm
Rochambeau Library
Saturday, March 31, 11am-5pm
South Providence Library
Office Hours
Sign up for a one hour slot to discuss grant ideas, get specific feedback, ask questions, work on your budget, and more. Mollie will meet with you one on one, to talk about your fellowship, project grant for individuals, and arts access grant applications. Click here to sign up for a slot.
RISCA is Hiring!
We’re looking for the perfect person to join our team as the Grants to Organizations Program Director! This person will oversee all of our grants to nonprofit organizations, and work to support arts organizations throughout Rhode Island. They will also oversee the grants management system and both federal and state reporting, and participate in RISCA’s social media and online presence. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to RISCA staff. The application closes on Tuesday, February 13th at 11:59pm.
Registration Now Open for the GiveMe5 Teen Film Labs!
The Labs will be offered at two locations again this year. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced filmmakers welcome. There is no cost for students to participate. The deadline for the Providence lab is Friday, March 09 and the deadline for the South Kingstown lab is Friday, March 16. A reminder that spots will be filled first come-first serve and incomplete applications will not be accepted. This year’s special theme is Point of View.
Annual State Employees Art Exhibit in the Atrium Gallery
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) proudly features the 2018 State Employee Art Exhibit on display at the Atrium Gallery from January 29, 2018 – April 7, 2018. The State-run gallery is located at One Capitol Hill in Providence, RI.
The State Employees Art Show is one of the year’s most popular shows in the state gallery, since it showcases the often-hidden artistic talents of state workers. Each year a different group of talented artists emerge, from agency directors to clerk-typists. This year’s show features paintings, drawings, photographs, and even tapestries by 19 state employee-artists from over 11 different state agencies.
New Exhibits Up at Block Island and T.F. Green Airports
At the GREEN SPACE Gallery, an exhibit entitled HUMAN:NATURE featuring works by Kate Aitchison, Scott Alario and Felicia Touhey is on display from January 18 through May 8, 2018. HUMAN:NATURE explores how artwork can define the concept of nature, be it our inherent characteristics or our connections to the physical world. Here, three artists examine our internal and external relationships.
At the Block Island Airport Gallery, Carolina Arentsen displays her Caribbean and floral-themed mixed media artworks through May 28, 2018. A resident of Providence, Arentsen was born in Santiago, Chile, coming to the United States in 1970. She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1991 with a B.F.A. in Illustration. Working as a freelance illustrator, Carolina’s fine arts works reflect her interest in strong line, color and pattern.
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