Twice a year, RISCA awards grants in a number of categories. Over the next few months, we will be profiling the amazing artists and organizations that received grants at our April 1, 2017 deadline, two at a time.
Teaching Artist Roster
Artist: Nicole Copobianco
Artist Bio: Nicole Capobianco is a published photographer, designer, theorist, and mixed media artist who was born and raised in Rhode Island. She attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY where she received her Bachelor of the Fine Arts in Photography with a minor in Art History.
She created many works of art and writing in her time in academia, attending cultural events and taking inspiration from public spaces. After completing her degree on the President’s List, Nicole continued to build her aesthetic brand and fine art portfolio, collaborating with professionals in New York and New England.
Arts in Healthcare
Applicant Organization: Seven Hills Rhode Island
Project Coordinator: Jonathan D’Amico, Child and Family Services Treatment Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Participating Artists: Jordan Butterfield, Trinity Rep; Mary Ann Mayer, Festival Ballet; John Norgian, pianist
Project: Under the supervision of Jonathan D’Amico, children and adults supported by SHRI will participate in two, 15-week Performing and Visual Arts Programs in collaboration with Trinity Rep, Festival Ballet Providence, and Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI. Taught by a teaching artist from Trinity Rep, children and adults will be engaged in improvisational activities focusing on social interaction and personal expression, culminating in the performance of two stage performances including one musical and one commissioned play, written by a Rhode Island playwright. Children and adults are accompanied by direct support workers throughout the various program activities including rehearsals and performances.
Also under the supervision of Jonathan D’Amico, along with the support of several self advocating adult participants and agency clinical professionals, children and adults participate in a weekly art session at Seven Hills RI. “Art Group” is attended by children and adults supported by the agency, along with their respective support workers and family members. It offers a friendly, supportive, inclusive, and safe environment for staff to work on behavioral goals with their assigned participants while engaging in creative projects.”
About the Organization: Seven Hills Rhode Island is a health and human services organization that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities. The mission of Seven Hills Rhode Island is to promote and encourage the empowerment of people with significant challenges so that each may pursue their highest possible degree of personal well-being and independence.