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.

A Blade of Grass Socially Engaged Art Fellowship Application Open Through September 18th

Open to artists and/or artist collectives working independently of a nonprofit, A Blade of Grass is seeking creators of socially engaged art projects. They are looking at the process and relationships of socially engaged art projects. They see the aesthetic qualities of socially engaged art here—in how alliances are formed and maintained, the way disparate stakeholder groups are coordinated, how power dynamics are navigated, and how bridges are built between many different types of people in a socially engaged art project.

Fellowship projects become the focus of:

  • A short, engaging documentary film directed and produced by RAVA Films
  • Field research that utilizes action research methodology
  • Web content and public programs
  • A biennial publication
  • Curriculum and advocacy that advance the field of socially engaged art
  • Two dedicated opportunities to engage a cohort of peer artists

To realize this partnership, artists receive $20,000 in minimally restricted support. For more information, 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.

Calls for Proposals for Providence Public Library 2018 Creative Fellow

Providence Public Library offers an annual Creative Fellowship for an artist to create new work with a topical tie-in to the library’s exhibition and program series. Creative Fellows perform in-depth research in our historical collections, using images and text as source material and/or inspiration.

In addition to new work, a successful Creative Fellowship results in innovative, engaging programming, and measurable instances of engagement and learning both on the part of the fellow and on the part of other community members. Our hope is that a stipend alongside supported, immersive research allows the Fellow to explore new directions, topics, or methods in their own work and creative process.

The 2017 Creative Fellow will receive a stipend in the amount of $1,000, with an additional amount of up to $500 reimbursable for supplies and materials. In addition to a financial stipend and extensive research support from Special Collections staff, PPL will offer the Creative Fellow a small, locked office space with a desktop computer, which can be used during the library’s open hours. The Fellow may utilize PPL’s auditorium for rehearsal and/or performance space. Note that the auditorium has basic lighting and sound equipment/ wireless microphones.

Proposals are due October 1st. 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.

USArtists International Funding Deadline September 7th

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe.  Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.

For more information, and to apply, click here.

Deadlines Approaching for APAP’s Cultural Exchange Fund and Participation Assistance Fund

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts industry and the professionals who work within it.

The Cultural Exchange Fund (CEF) is a travel subsidy program supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that assists U.S.-based APAP members in building partnerships and collaborations outside of the U.S. and to experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context. APAP awards U.S.-based presenting organizations, agents, managers, producers, individual artists, and groups of presenting professionals traveling outside of the U.S. to see the work of artists and companies or to develop and advance projects with foreign artists and their collaborators. For more information, click here.

The Participation Assistance Fund (PAF) provides financial assistance to APAP members (both artists and presenters) to be able to attend the conference in New York in January. Current, paid APAP members can apply for the fund, which includes one complimentary registration to APAP|NYC 2018 and a $500 stipend, to help offset the costs of participating. The number of recipients awarded is based on the funds contributed and subject to the availability of funds. For more information, click here.