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RISCA Folk Arts Apprenticeship and Fellowship Grants Program
All potential applicants to the Folk Arts Apprenticeship & Fellowship program must contact Elena Calderón-Patiño by email at well in advance of the application deadline.
The folk arts are defined as those artistic practices which are community or family-based and express that community’s aesthetic heritage and tradition. The learning process is informal and is passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth, apprenticeship, and imitation.
Fellowship Grant (FAF)
Folk Arts Fellowships provide support to individual artists who demonstrate the highest level of skill and accomplishments in their craft.
Artists seeking FAF support will apply online click here 
Deadline: All applications and support materials must be submitted online by October 1, 2021, 11:59 PM on the deadline day (for activities taking place from January 1 to June 30).
One $5,000 Folk Arts Fellowship and one $1,000 Folk Arts Fellowship Merit Award will be granted each year. For more information about the RISCA Folk Arts Fellowship Grant click here
Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant (FAA)
Folk Arts Apprenticeships are designed to foster the sharing of traditional (folk) artistic skills between a master and an apprentice who is already familiar with the genre. The program creates this opportunity specifically for individuals who share a common cultural heritage.
Artists seeking FAA support will apply online click here
Deadline: All applications and support materials must be submitted online by October 1, 2021, 11:59 PM on the deadline day (for activities taking place from January 1 to June 30).
Grant requests may range from $1,000 to $3,000. For more information about the RISCA Folk Arts Apprenticeship Grant click here
RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grants (RI CHARG)
RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (Humanities Council) have opened applications for a new collaborative grant program. The funding, from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), totals $968,000.
Applications are open to all eligible nonprofits regardless of whether they have received federal funding in the past. Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-centered organizations and nonprofits with annual budgets under $500,000 will be prioritized in this grant program, in keeping with federal agencies’ emphasis to focus on equity, inclusion, access and pandemic resilience.
The recovery grants, called the RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grants (RI CHARG), are designed to assist nonprofits with general operating support to prevent, prepare, respond and recover from hardships suffered due to the pandemic.
The deadline to apply is August 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
For more information about the RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grants click here.
Oasis International’s 28th African Summer Bash
Oasis International in collaboration with other African Communities of Rhode Island celebrates the 28th African Summer Bash
Date: Saturday, August 14th, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Location: Richardson Park located at 64 Applegate Lane, Off Prairie Avenue, Providence, RI
Featuring Entertainment by: Sidy Maiga Group; Dominican Dance Group; Lydia Perez-Yoruba Group/Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy Inc.; Igbo Association; Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS); Black Drum Squad; Afrobeat Group; Music by DJ Asap
Sponsored by: Oasis International; Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA); City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT); Rhode Island Council for the Humanities; Rhode Island Foundation; Legislative Grants; Tufts Health Plan; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Dexter Donations; Providence Health Center and Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; Providence City Council; Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program
Special Guests: Elected Officials and Foundations
Come and listen to African music and dance. Bring your food and chair to enjoy the evening! For more information visit Oasis International, click here
Juried Native American Art Exhibit
Warwick Center for the Arts (WCFA) Presents «Resilience»
Reception: Thursday, August 5th, 2021 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
A Juried Exhibit for Native American Artists curated by Angel Beth Smith, Lorén Spears & WCFA Exhibit Committee.
This exhibit is a collaborative partnership between the Warwick Center for the ArtsTomaquag Museum, and RISCA’s Atrium Gallery Travelling Exhibits. The exhibit will be on view through Saturday, September 4, 2021.
Awards: Three “Excellence Award” cash prizes will be presented at the opening reception. First Prize $200, Second Prize $150, Third Prize $50, non-cash Honorable Mentions may also be presented.
For many years, RISCA’s Atrium Gallery and The Warwick Center for the Arts have partnered together to bring traveling exhibits of diverse communities to Warwick. The exhibits typically originate at the Atrium Gallery and then travel to Newport, North Kingston, and Warwick. African American, Latin American, Asian, and Native American artists have all had the opportunity to showcase their work at these exhibits.
This year, we will have the first-ever juried Native American Art Exhibit as part of the traveling exhibit program. The exhibit will originate at the Warwick Center for the Arts and then travel to the Atrium Gallery in Providence in 2022.
For more information about the Resilience exhibit at the WCFA click here
Heritage Festival
Rhode Island Heritage Month’s Virtual Celebration
September 2021 is Rhode Island Heritage Month!
Many Rhode Island Expansion Arts Alumni will be featured including:
Cambodian Society of RI; Eastern Medicine Singers; India Association of RI; Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy, Inc.; Quisqueya En Accion; RI Latino Arts; RI Black Storytellers; Tomaquag Museum
For information about the celebration click here. For the YouTube channel click here.
The National Latinx Summit 2021: Save the Date
Manos a La Obra is a call to action.
Join us September 30 – October 2, 2021 for the NALAC National Latinx Summit. We are gathering to engage our imaginations, meet the call of the moment, and assert our collective strength. We celebrate 32 years of NALAC, 22 years of our Leadership Institute and 11 years of our Advocacy Leadership Institute.
For more information about the National Latinx Summit click here