Rhode Island Humanities Council seeking part-time Grantmaking Program Coordinator

The Humanities Council is now accepting applications for a part-time, temporary Grantmaking Coordinator position. Applications due: January 19, 2021. Click here for a PDF of the job posting.


TITLE: Grantmaking Program Coordinator

HOURS: Part-time, 20 hours/week starting early February 2021, ending July 2021

This is a temporary six-month position. While there is some flexibility in the schedule, we expect the Grantmaking Program Coordinator to primarily work weekdays, during normal business hours. During the pandemic, staff are primarily working remotely with office access one or two days a week following social distancing guidelines and schedules. When safety protocols allow, the Grantmaking Program Coordinator will work at the Council’s Providence office.


This 20-hour per week, six-month position has an hourly wage of $29 per hour. Compensation also includes paid holidays, as well as 5 days of vacation time and 5 days of sick time.

Rhode Island on Pause Grant Program

Last week, Governor Raimondo announced a $100 million effort to support some of the businesses impacted by the current Pause. One of the two programs, offered through the RI Department of Taxation, explicitly includes some arts businesses and nonprofits. The deadline to apply is December 11, and if you have questions after reviewing available information, you can contact Mollie at mollie.flanagan@arts.ri.gov, and/or the Department of Taxation at tax.excise@tax.ri.gov.

Eligible businesses, which include sole proprietors and nonprofits, are: “Indoor entertainment establishment (e.g. movie theater, comedy club, performing arts venue/organization);” “Fitness instruction center (e.g. aerobics, dance, yoga, karate, etc.);” and “Event Support Professionals impacted by the Pause whose primary source of income (more than 50%) is event-related, including only photographers, videographers, florists, limo services, event planners, event rentals, performers, convention and trade show organizers, hair and make-up professionals”.

Eligibility requirements include: being registered as a business or nonprofit with the state of RI; filing tax returns with the state of RI; being currently open or only temporarily closed due to the pause; and being able to show proof of the impact of The Pause.

Note that, although asked for in the application, you are eligible if you do not have a sales tax permit. Additionally, indoor recreation and entertainment establishments, which includes performing arts venues/organizations, can use gross receipts instead of sales tax information on the application.

Rhode Island on Pause Grant Eligibility and Requirements

Rhode Island on Pause FAQs

Rhode Island on Pause Grant Application Link

Rhode Island on Pause Grant Application Preview (PDF): note that this is the full application, with all possible questions. As you are filling out the application, depending on your responses to some questions you may not be asked all of the questions in this PDF preview.

Crosswinds Poetry Contest Now Open

Crosswinds seeks English language poetry in all styles. Using Submittable, submit poems as word documents, (preferred) or PDF, using 12 point Times New Roman. Poems exceeding 60 single-spaced lines, or 30 double-spaced lines, (includes stanza breaks) or poems that exceed our maximum allowed 66 characters per-line (includes spaces and punctuation) will NOT be considered.  Any identifying information on the poem itself will disqualify the poem from consideration.  Please include a biography of 100 words or fewer, written in third person.

Reading fees are $20 for each submission of up to three poems. Reports in 2-3 months. Two submissions of up to three poems are allowed but require two separate reading fees. Please do not send more than three poems in each submission as we will only read the first three. Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered.

The winning poet will receive $1,000 with $500 and $250 awarded for second and third place respectively. Winners will receive their awards from Crosswinds in the form of a check sent to their postal mailing address no later than March 30 following the poetry contest deadline. Contest winners and finalists agree to allow Crosswinds to publish their names on this website, and other platforms.

Payment is two contributor copies for the winners and finalists and one contributor copy for the remaining authors.

More information here: https://crosswindspoetry.com/poetry-contest-submissions/. Submission deadline is December 31, 2020.