The Expansion Arts Program

The Expansion Arts Program (EAP) supports small organizations whose programs and missions center on the cultural practices and traditions of Rhode Island’s diverse peoples. It provides the skills and tools these organizations need to grow as equal partners in the Rhode Island arts and cultural community. Priority is given to newly-emerging groups. In seeking to build the capacity of these organizations, the EAP recognizes the broader role they play in strengthening their communities including cultural preservation, education, and youth development. For more information please visit the following link
The deadline for applications is September 3, 2015, 11:59 pm. Eastern Standard Daylight Time. All applications must be submitted online by the deadline.  El Programa de Expansion Arts (EAP) se lleva a cabo gracias a una colaboración entre la Rhode Island Foundation; Rhode Island State Council on the Arts; y Rhode Island Council on the Humanities. El EAP provee asistencia económica y organizativa a las organizaciones culturalmente diversas, las cuales se ocupan a promulgar actividades de carácter artístico y cultural en la comunidad.  Para mas información visite
El plazo para entregar su aplicación es el 3 de septiembre, 2015, 11:59pm, Hora Estándar del Este. Todas las aplicaciones deberán ser presentadas para esa fecha.

The program is a partnership between three funders, The Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.

The Book Fair/Feria del Libro

Providence Community Library and Rhode Island State Co12uncil on the Arts (RISCA) presented the 2014 Book Fair to promote and showcase the intergenerational arts and literature in Rhode Island. The Book Fair included:

  • Areas for book sales for all ages, fiction and non – fiction
  • Exhibit about the main theme with local and regional artists.
  • Cultural performances, which include folk dances.
  • Presentations by authors of all ages and book signing by local writers
  • Workshop:   Writing, Editing and Publishing with Luis Peralta.

For more information contact Carolina Briones at the Providence Community Library at

Meet the Tiverton Library Foundation

Arts Access Grant
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Project: Noted ceramic artists Mika Seeger and Peter Geisser will engage the community in creating sculptural and mosaic murals to be installed in the Tiverton Public Library. This project will build community across generations, cultures and socio-economic groups through direct participation in the arts, and create a lasting reflection of the community. A series of workshops will be held at the Library and other local venues for the community to participate in making the smaller mosaic and ceramic tiles and figures for the mural. Read more