RISCA Grant Deadline Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that your Arts Access Grant, Arts in Healthcare, Fellowships in Choreography, Drawing & Printmaking, Music Composition, New Genres, and Painting, Project Grants for Education, Project Grants for Individuals, Cultural Facilities, Design Innovation Grants, and Teaching Arts Roster applications are due tomorrow! Make sure you hit submit by 11:59pm on Monday, October 2nd. If you have any last minute questions, we will be by our phones and emails on Monday until 4pm.

As a bonus, submissions to have your work shown at TF Green Airport are also due by the end of the day Monday, for all exhibitions in 2018. Click here for more information- and we extended the deadline by a day, so don’t panic when you see October 1st.

CERF+ Get Ready Grants now open

In 2017, CERF+ will award “Get Ready” Grants of up to $500 to individual artists and up to $1,500 to groups of artists in two grant cycles. The “Get Ready” Grant Program encourages awareness of and provides funding for artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and implement other safety measures to help artists build and sustain strong and resilient careers. Grant funds may be used to purchase goods and/or services that will have a direct impact on protecting an artist’s career and increasing emergency readiness. The application deadline is November 30, 2017. For more information, click here.

Sustainable Arts Foundation Awards to Artists with Children Application due August 31

The Sustainable Arts Foundation offers unrestricted cash awards to artists and writers with children. This year, they are making awards of $5,000 each to twenty artists and writers. This is an award program that recognizes excellence in a creative field, and the selection process is focused on the strength of the submitted portfolio. This award is open to literary and visual artists. For more information, click here.

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.

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.