The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is committed to equity and access, as well as acknowledging the economic value of artists and arts administrators. As a result of our recent strategic planning process, RISCA has created a Values Statement that guides our grantmaking, programming, and services which includes honoring the time, skills, talents, and excellence of artists and arts administrators through fair compensation. Therefore, starting immediately, any job announcement we distribute must clearly and transparently list hourly pay or salary in combination with estimated time commitment (e.g. part-time, full-time, 15 hours/week, etc.). RISCA also encourages job posters to include details about benefits (e.g. vacation time, sick leave policies, health insurance).
For more information on the benefits and reasoning behind including a salary range in job postings, see below for a variety of resources on the topic. To submit something to RISCA’s blog, fill out this form: https://forms.gle/WESzn3MCVtxsmko77.