Assets for Artists rolls out free winter workshops

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is mm-standard-logo-rectangle-red-1024x158.jpgAssets for Artists, a program of The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), announced its free winter workshops for Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts artists. The winter business and financial workshops for 2021-22 will be online.

The workshops for Rhode Island artists are:

  • Photographing Your Artwork with Mercedes Jelinek, Nov. 9, 2-4 p.m.
  • Rethinking our Relationship with Money as Artists with Szu-Chieh Yun, Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m.
  • Taxes for Artists with Hannah Cole, Nov. 29, 2-4 p.m.
  • Business Strategies for Artists with Shey Rivera Ríos, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26, 2-4 p.m.
  • Fostering Relationships with Galleries and Museums with Kristen Becker, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m.

Enrollment is limited. Register early by clicking here.

Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill traveling exhibit celebrate first juried Native American artist exhibit

Warwick Center for the Arts, Tomaquag Museum and RISCA’s Atrium Gallery Traveling Exhibits joined forces for a new exhibit of Native American artists called Resilience. The show will be on display at the Warwick Center for the Arts 0n Post Road, from July 31 to Sept. 4.

The exhibit was curated by Angel Beth Smith. Exhibiting artists are Lisa Aquino, Nkéke Waupianoohom Harris, Sherenté Harris, Nayana LaFond, Silvermoon LaRose, Heebe Tee Lee, Julia Marden, Lynsea Montanari, Deborah Spears Moorehead, Canden Robinson, Angel Beth Smith, Lorén Spears, Robin Spears, Weeko Thompson, Brooke Waldron and Toni Weeden.

The State Native American Art Exhibit at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill has been celebrated since 2012, and holds the distinction of being the first regional and state art exhibit for Native American art. The exhibition features work from the Native community that represents a traditional and contemporary approach to Native American art in a variety of media. The mission of the Native American Art Exhibit is to sustain the culture of the Eastern Woodland Indigenous People, and allow every story to be told and heard. Their traditions, both old and new, evoke a story of cultural preservation.

The initiation of the Atrium Gallery Traveling Exhibits, in partnership with Warwick Art Museum, Attleboro Art Museum, and the Courthouse Center for the Arts, has grown to include the Newport Art Museum. These exhibits, through travel, highlight the work of diverse artists, and gain attention when visiting other Rhode Island and New England cities. 

Click here to learn more about the exhibit in Warwick.

NEA workshop on American Rescue Plan funding for disability led and serving organizations

Join RISCA and the NEA on Friday, July 23, at noon, for a workshop on the funding opportunities available for disability-led and disability-serving organizations throughout the country. As part of the American Rescue Plan, Congress appropriated $135 million to the Arts Endowment to assist with the recovery of the creative sector. Sign up by clicking here.

With a deadline of August 12, learn about how to apply for a grant from Beth Bienvenu, NEA’s Director of Accessibility. She, along with her colleagues, will take your questions.

Please note: No prior experience with grant writing is required. Organizations who have never applied for federal funding before are strongly encouraged to attend and apply.

Additionally, RI Congressman Jim Langevin will be on hand to welcome participants. Rep. Langevin has been a strong supporter of the arts and the rights of people with disabilities before and during his time in Congress. This event will be co-hosted by RISCA’s Executive Director Randall Rosenbaum.

In advance of the workshop, please visit the Arts Endowment’s ARP webpage, especially its new applicant resources page . Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. If any other accommodations are needed please communicate by email with Randall.Rosenbaum@arts.ri.gov at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

RSVP by clicking here.