2018 Champions in Action Awards – Community Arts – Deadline Friday, August 18th

The deadline is fast approaching for the Champions in Action – Community Arts round of awards through Citizens Bank.  Please see full RFP below and apply by Friday, August 18th!  Additional details including the application and eligibility requirements can be found at – citizensbank.com/community/champions-in-action.aspx

Champions in Action

RISCA Grant Applications Now Open!

Our fall grant cycle applications are now open!

To apply for Project Grants for Individuals, Design Innovation Grant, and Fellowships in Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, Music Composition, Choreography, and New Genres, 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, Open Artist Studio Tour, and Cultural Facilities Grants, click here. For an overview of organization grants and application guidelines, click here. For an overview of education grants and application guidelines, click here.

If you have any questions, or want advice about your application, contact the program staff member.

AS220 Accepting Applications for Practice//Practice, a Professional Development Program for Arts Administrators

Practice//Practice is AS220’s professional development program for arts administrators. The program offers the arts and culture field an intensive learning alternative to large scale conferences or semester-based higher-education courses.

WHEN? – Practice//Practice is a 4-day residency program that runs Spring and Fall sessions each year. Fall 2017 dates are November 1st through 4th.

WHERE? – Practice//Practice takes place on-site at AS220’s Campus in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

WHO? – Practice//Practice is for anyone who works in the arts and culture field regardless of position. From those who identify as arts managers, arts educators, socially engaged artists, program coordinators, community organizers, arts researchers, cultural producers, or any other given title, Practice//Practice seeks to bring a diverse group of practitioners together in a fertile environment to share and learn from each other. Each session, 15 to 20 participants are selected to represent a range of professional phases, from practitioners looking to start non-profits to those working in established organizations. Artistic disciplines represented by past residents include fibers, dance, graphic design, photography, filmmaking, printmaking, installation, making/fabrication music, performance/theatre, painting, sculpture, poetry and nonfiction.

Applications are due August 18th. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Building Bridges Program Accepting LOI’s Through September 8th

The Building Bridges 2017-18 Grants Program will support planning and implementation of programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations in arts- and culture-based experiences that advance relationships and understanding. Through this approach, the program’s larger aim is to contribute toward a more just civil society and greater well-being among people.

Proposed projects or programs should offer engaging, immersive and interactive experiences that may be conducted in collaboration with other organizations and are tailored to the needs and interests of the specific intended audience(s). There are many ways organizations might design, structure and implement programs or projects that engage U.S.-based Muslim and non-Muslim populations through literary-, media- and/or performing arts-based experiences to foster relationships and understanding between communities. Organizations are encouraged to draw upon their core capabilities, audience knowledge and resources in the creation of their proposals. Grants range in amounts of $25,000 to $300,000 awarded over one to three years. For more information, click here.

Performing Arts Japan offers Funding for Touring and Collaboration

The Japan Foundation is now accepting project proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2018 – 2019 fiscal year. Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST, October 31, 2017.

 

This program is designed to provide financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the US and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. PAJ Touring Grants help present Japanese performing arts at multiple locations in the United States and Canada, with an emphasis on locations outside major metropolitan areas. PAJ Collaboration Grants help Japanese and American/Canadian artists develop a new work, which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to American/Canadian audiences. The grants are made to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada only. For more information, click here.

Congratulations to Karen Barbosa – new Executive Director of Riverzedge Arts

karenCongratulations and best wishes to Karen Barbosa on her appointment as the new Executive Director of Riverzedge Arts in Woonsocket.

Barbosa, who assumed the position on July 10, first joined Riverzedge as director of the expanded learning opportunities program. She most recently held the position of education and youth development director.

According to her bio on the Riverzedge website, “Karen Barbosa is a self-described “teacher-nerd”; she’s been in education for over a decade and can’t get enough. Her learning journey has taken her from Colorado, to Vermont, to Boston, Massachusetts, and now Rhode Island. She is a passionate supporter of experiential education and is excited to see Woonsocket serving as a model for innovative hands-on learning programming in the state and nation.”

Congratulations, Karen. We look forward to continuing our work with you.

RISCA’s State Cultural Facilities Grant Application is Live and Ready for YOUR Application!

scfg screen

RISCA’s State Cultural Facilities Grant application for this year is live and ready when you are to prepare YOUR cultural facilities grant application.  The deadline for applications is October 1, 2017, with an online Letter of Intent (LOI) due by September 1.  If you are applying for more than $250,000, your LOI is due by August 1.

The State Cultural Facilities Grant program helps to support cultural facilities capital improvements to arts and cultural facilities in Rhode Island.  Supported by a $30 million bond initiative in 2014, RISCA’s program has funded close to 50 projects in communities throughout the Ocean State.  We anticipate awarded close to $2.5 million in matching grants to organizations applying at the October 1 deadline.

For further information contact Elizabeth Keithline at Elizabeth.Keithline@arts.ri.gov