Opening night for the 40th anniversary of Flickers’ RIIFF is a big hit

The official Opening of the 40th Anniversary of Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival kicked off in Providence on Aug. 9.

Steven Feinberg, the Executive Director of RI’s Film and TV Office, thanked George Marshall, Larry Andrade, Michael Drywa, Shawn Quirk, Winnie Brownell, Mike Braca, the Board of Directors, staff and supporters for all of the efforts to support filmmaking and cinemagoing.

In addition he congratulated his mentor and friend, Randall Rosenbaum, on receiving the prestigious George M. Cohan for his unbridled advocacy of the arts community and to all of the Producers Circle Award winners. Feinberg also received an award and, he said, “It was a complete shock to me to also receive the Sam Spiegel Award at the end of the ceremonies from the RI International Film Festival team. I am humbled and grateful beyond words.”

He added, “The Film Festival has just started and the best is yet to come!”

You can still attend. Click here to learn more.

RISCA staff members assist in navigating the fall grant application process

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View the video of the all-staff workshop on our grants

Get your questions to staff prior to 5 p.m. on Oct. 3, deadline day!
Portal closes at 11:59 p.m.

Our helpful and friendly RISCA staff can assist you with your grant application needs. In addition, we are available to meet with you about your grant ideas. We are offering grant writing and budgeting workshops, drop-in hours and one-on-one meetings during August and September so you can meet our Oct. 3 deadline.

See below for how to sign-up and key links. RSVP is required for all workshops and one-on-one meetings.

Resources
Project Grant for Organizations’ Workshop PowerPoint Presentation.
Video on How to Make a RISCA Project Budget with Jori Ketten.
Blog post about acquiring SAM-UEI.

New grant program: Project Grants for Education (PGE)
New Project Grants in Education Power Point, click here.
For other Project Grants for Education materials, click here.

Workshops and webinars

  • Staff hosts workshops on the grants currently available on Thursday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To RSVP, click here.
  • Application walk-through Folk Arts Grants, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2-4 p.m. To RSVP, click here.
  • Application walk-through Rhode Island Expansion Arts, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2-4 p.m. To RSVP, click here.
  • A walk through of the new Project Grants in Education, Monday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. To RSVP, click here.
    • Click here to view the pdf of the Power Point.
  • Learn more about Community Engaged Project Grant and Make Art Grant programs, Thursday, Sept. 1, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. To RSVP, click here;
    • Wednesday, Sept. 7, noon-1:30 p.m. To RSVP, click here.
  • Peer Support Call:  What ‘Organization Grant, PGO, PGE or PGH’ Should we Apply?, Friday, Sept.9, noon-1 p.m. To RSVP, click here.
  • Project Grants for Organizations Workshop, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. To RSVP, click here;
    • Thursday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. To RSVP, click here.

Drop In Hours

Drop-in grant support with the full staff:

    • Tuesday, Sept. 13, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. To RSVP, click here;
    • Saturday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. To RSVP, Click here;
    • Friday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To RSVP, click here;
    • and Monday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To RSVP, click here.

In addition to open office hours, the staff is available for scheduled meetings throughout the open granting period.

Drop-in hours for grant programs and how to schedule a one-on-one meeting?

Folk Arts Fellowships and Apprenticeships, and Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program

Elena Calderón Patiño, Community Arts Program director, will hold meetings for artists and culture organizations interested in folk arts and the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program. The folk arts are defined as those artistic practices which are community or family-based and express that community’s aesthetic heritage and tradition. The RI Expansion Arts Program is supported by a collaboration between Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. The Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program offers funding and organizational assistance to community-based, culturally diverse arts and cultural organizations.

  • Grant Office Hours (drop- in) – Folk Arts, Apprenticeships and Fellowships, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2-6 p.m. To RSVP, click here.
  • Grant Office Hours (drop -in ) – RI Expansion Arts, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2-6 p.m. To RSVP, click here.

For one-on-one meetings and for more information and to schedule a meeting, contact Elena.Patino@arts.ri.gov.

Project Grants in Education

Maggie Anderson, Arts in Education Director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for schools, artists or organizations interested in Project Grants for Education. There are two full days set aside for scheduled office hours. Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  She will be answering any questions you have about the grant program and application process.

To schedule a 30-minute meeting with Maggie for either day, contact: Maggie.Anderson@arts.ri.gov.

New Individual Artist Grant Programs

Mollie Flanagan, individual artists program director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for artists interested in fellowships for individual artists. She will be answering any questions you have about the grant program, and can help with the application, the budget form, or any other assistance you may need.

You can sign up for a 30-minute meeting slot with Mollie, by clicking here. If none of the dates and times listed works, email Mollie at mollie.flanagan@arts.ri.gov. Please note that all meetings are via Zoom or phone.

Project Grants for Organizations (PGO)

Todd Trebour, Organizations Program Director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for people interested in Project Grants for Organizations (PGO). He can provide feedback on any potential project ideas, or answer questions you have about the program (be sure to read the guidelines before your meeting!). He can also help you with the budget form or review any application responses you’ve written.

You can sign up for a 30-minute meeting with Todd. To schedule a meeting, click here: Arts Organizations: Project Grant for Organizations One-on-One Chats (October 3 Deadline) (signupgenius.com). If none of the dates or times listed works for you, email Todd at todd.trebour@arts.ri.gov for alternate date or time.

For other Project Grants for Organizations materials, click here.

Project Grants in Healthcare

Anisa Raoof, arts and health coordinator, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for healthcare and community health organizations interested in Project Grants for Healthcare. She will be answering any questions you have about the grant program. You can sign up for a 30-minute meeting slot. Please note that all meetings are via Zoom or phone. To schedule a meeting with Anisa, email her at  Anisa at  Anisa.Raoof.INT@arts.ri.gov.

Additionally, Project Grants in Healthcare drop-in hours are on Wednesday, Sept. 14 noon-1 p.m. Click here to register.

You’re invited to a free show during the American Alliance for Theatre and Education conference

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American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) is hosting its upcoming 35th annual  (AATE) conference Arriba el Telón (Raise the Curtain), July 28-31. it will be at RI’s Convention Center.

Registration is still available! You can register by clicking here.

In the meantime, RISCA arts education team would like to highlight a free public event in conjuncture with the conference.

On Thursday, July 28, at 7 p.m.  at the State House lawn, Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), in association with Trinity Repertory Company, will present a production of La Mancha, translated and adapted by Brown/Trinity Rep alum Marcel Mascaró as part of their “Teatro en El Verano (Theater in the Summer)” program.

This production is free and open to the public. Limited seating will be provided so attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs. This is a family friendly production.

About the show 

Don Quixote loses himself inside his books, but desperately yearns for the adventure he reads in his stories of knighthood. To the dismay of his family, he sets off to make his imagination a reality with the help of his next-door neighbor, Sancho. Wrapped in tin foil with his loyal “squire” Sancho at his side, they go on a journey unlike any Don Quixote could have imagined. As the story unravels, families find themselves on the precipice of discovering something they thought they had lost long ago.

Please join us!