RISCA’s March Newsletter

Spring Grant Applications are due April 2nd!
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.
2018 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition
The 2018 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition is now open at the University of Rhode Island’s Main Art Gallery. Featuring work by 18 artists in the gallery, and more during the events, this annual show celebrates and showcases the work of the 2018 RISCA fellows. The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Center at 105 Upper College Road in Kingston, RI, and is open from noon-4pm Monday through Friday. All events are free and open to the public.
Writers Night
Friday, March 16th, 6-9pm
Readings by the 2018 Fellowship and Merit Award recipients in play and screenwriting, poetry, and fiction.
Readings of New Work by Playwriting Fellows
Thursday, March 22nd, 6-9pm
A staged reading of new works and works in progress by the Playwriting Fellows- Vatic Kuumba and Rose Weaver.
Artists Talk & Closing Reception
Sunday, March 25th, 1-4pm
The artists will talk about their work and answer questions.
Rhode Island Poetry Out Loud State Champion
Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts senior Steven Rosario is this year’s winner of the Poetry Out Loud state championship, held Sunday, March 4 at the RISD Museum. As state winner, Rosario will go on to compete at the national finals in Washington, DC in April.
Steven is pictured here with Randy Rosenbaum, the executive director of RISCA, and Stephen Young, program director at the Poetry Foundation.
Grant Writing Support
Wednesday, March 14, 6:45-8pm
Common Fence Point Community Hall
933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth
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.
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. A reception will be held to celebrate the artists on Wednesday, March 14th from 12:00-12:30pm in the gallery. 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.
For information on the Atrium Gallery, please contact Elena Calderón Patiño at Elena.Patino@arts.ri.gov or (401)222-6996.
GiveMe5 Teen Film Lab Registration Closes Tomorrow
Registration is still open for the March 2018 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. Completed applications can be faxed or emailed. The deadline for the Providence lab is Friday, March 9 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. Click here to go to the application.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Maggie Anderson.