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
On the off-chance that you weren’t listening to Rhode Island Public Radio on Thursday morning, May 25th at 6:51am, you missed RISCA’s Adrienne Adeyemi join Dan Schleifer from New Urban Arts talk about New Urban Arts at 20 and the threats public funding for the arts are currently facing. Thanks to modern technology you can listen at your leisure by going to http://ripr.org/post/ri-artscape-new-urban-arts-20 . Enjoy.
The National Endowment for the Arts goes through a rigorous, multi-step process when it awards grants. From the submission of an application through notification of a grant, the NEA and its panels of experts review applications for both quality of the work and impact of the project.
That’s pretty much what we do here at RISCA as well. In fact, if you play the excellent video from the NEA (click above) and in your mind just substitute the words “Rhode Island State Council on the Arts” whenever you hear “National Endowment for the Arts”, then you get what we do as well.
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources is charged with leading Rhode Island to a secure, cost-effective and sustainable energy future, and they are interested in hearing how artists and arts organizations use clean energy or employ conservation efforts in their work.
If you have a story to tell, please share it with Robert Beadle (Robert.Beadle@energy.ri.gov), Communications Manager at the State’s Office of Energy Resources. Or you can share your story with the world using the Twitter address @energyri and the hashtag #1000megawatts