Spring Grant Application Support

There are lots of ways to get support with your grant application ahead of our April 3rd grant deadline! We offer grant workshops, application walk throughs, one on one meetings, and more! We will do our best to respond to all inquiries, but please know that as the deadline gets closer our calendars and email inboxes fill up.

Grant Programs With April 3rd Deadlines

Online, On Demand Resources

Grant Workshops

This spring, RISCA will host our grant workshop three times – two on zoom and one in person. These include brief overviews of all of the grant programs and the application and award process, how to fill out the budget template, and basic grant writing tips. A recording will be available following the workshop. You can RSVP for one of these free workshops here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/grant-support-for-april-3-deadline-1548359.

Application Walk Throughs

Each program director will offer a complete walk through of the grant application, with plenty of time for questions. These are grant program specific, so sign up for the walk through of the grant or grants you are interested in applying for. Recordings will be available following the walk throughs. You can RSVP for these online webinars here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/grant-support-for-april-3-deadline-1548359.

Drop In Office Hours

If you need assistance just before the deadline, RISCA staff will offer drop in office hours on Friday, March 31st and Monday, April 3rd via Zoom. We welcome any questions, including technology, budget template, and more! You can RSVP for these office hours here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/grant-support-for-april-3-deadline-1548359.

Email Us

You can email the grant program director your questions, or request they read your application and provide feedback. Our email addresess can be found here, as well as in the grant guidelines.

One-on-One Meetings

Program directors are available to meet with you one-on-one. We ask that you come to these meetings having read the grant guidelines and with specific questions.

  • To meet with Mollie about Community Engaged Project Grants or Make Art Grants, sign up here.
  • To meet with Todd about Project Grants for Organizations or General Operating Support for Organizations, sign up here.
  • To meet with Maggie about Project Grants in Education, email her at maggie.anderson@arts.ri.gov.
  • To meet with Anisa about Arts and Health Grants, email her at anisa.raoof.int@arts.ri.gov.

Grant Info Session with the NEA and NEH

Senator Reed’s office is hosting a virtual grants workshop for Rhode Islanders interested in learning more about grant opportunities through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This session will be Thursday, January 26th, from 4-5pm.

Attendees must register for the presentation. The link to register is: https://senate.webex.com/senate/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb71dacc83b4fab76cf3aa9ea7bb198de

This event is free and open to the public. We encourage all Rhode Island’s arts and humanities organizations and practitioners to attend to learn about federal grant opportunities.

This video will also be recorded and shared after the event. Even if you cannot attend the live presentation tomorrow, we encourage you to register, to ensure that we have your contact information to be able to share the presentation and follow-up information.

Calling All Portrait Artists!

Every year RISCA receives requests for referrals. We are looking to build a comprehensive state-wide roster of artists working in different disciplines as a resource. This month we are focusing on artists who specialize in Portraiture. Create or update your CreativeGround profile today- be sure to provide your Rhode Island address, contact information, images of your work, website if available, and most importantly include the word Portraits in the description field in order to be found in Search inquiries. Register today! to be considered for future inquiries

CreativeGround is New England’s community-generated, free, online arts and culture directory that provides visibility, connection, and information to support a region-wide creative network. Completely free to use, this is a great tool for artists to showcase their work and indicate what jobs/gigs/comissions they are available for. CreativeGround is operated by the New England Foundation for the Arts, our regional arts agency.

NEFA has created an introductory video to help get you started. If you want assistance in creating or updating your profile, you can schedule a virtual 30 minute meeting with someone from NEFA’s CreativeGround team: https://calendly.com/dig-creativeground/office-hour?month=2023-01. They have office hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.