Who: Artists who received support from any of the many federal and state relief programs will learn the 2020 tax implications and more.
Amy Smith, who has prepared taxes for artists for decades, will co-host a special Rhode Island-focused webinar to explain the tax implications of a variety of Rhode Island state and federal pandemic relief efforts artists received in 2020. The programs she will discuss include emergency relief grants and loans, unemployment, PPP, EIDL, and other federal CRF funds like Restore RI and Business Adaptation Grants. Amy will explain what to do if you received some of this relief.
She will also discuss what to do if you already filed your taxes and now realize you filed incorrectly. And, we’ll have an update on any additional 2021 relief available to artists in the most recent funding stimulus and relief bill.
Help includes workshops, drop-in office hours and one-on-ones
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 more during February and March so you can meet our April 1 deadline.
A key reminder: Get your questions to staff prior to 6 p.m. on deadline day, April 1; portal closes at 11:59 p.m.
During our workshops, we offer an overview of our major grant programs, and you’ll have time to ask questions and meet with program staff.
Need last-minute help with your RISCA grant? Or, do you need a place to write and get your questions answered at the same time? RISCA staff will be there during drop-in virtual office hours to answer questions; help with technology; read drafts; or support whatever other needs you may have. Virtual Zoom drop-in office hours are as follows:
Thursday, April 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., click here to register.
Todd Trebour, Organizations Program Director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for non-profit organizations interested in Arts Access Grants organizations. He will answer any questions you have about the grant program. He can also help you with the budget forms; review any specific answers you’ve written; or any other assistance you need with your grant application.
You can sign up for either a 30 minute or 1-hour meeting slot. To schedule a meeting with Todd, click here.
You can sign up for a 1 hour slot, and ask her any specific questions you have about the grant program. She can also help you with the budget forms; review any specific answers you’ve written; or assist you need with your grant application.
Maggie is scheduling appointments for February 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26; March 3,4 and 5, between 9 am and 2 pm. To arrange an appointment, email Maggie Anderson at Maggie.Anderson@arts.ri.gov.
Mollie Flanagan, Individual Artists Program Director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for artists interested in project Grants for Individuals. She will be answering any questions you have about the grant program.
You can sign up for either a 30 minute or 1-hour meeting slot. To attend a meeting with Mollie, click here.
RISCA is pleased to announce the release of a new resource for Teaching Artists. A robust repository of Resources for Teaching Artists during Virtual/Distance Learning. This Google drive folder contains templates, models, research and guidance for all manner of teaching artists. Arranged by artistic discipline and pedagogical approach, the drive can be found here.
To compliment this drive, RISCA will be offering a series of 5 professional learning webinars for RI Teaching Artists and one informal “Coffee Hour” to share experiences with your peers. These webinars will be held throughout November 2020. Check RISCA’s Facebook page for individual event details.
Thursday November 12, 2020.
10 – 10:45 AM: School Based Administrators Panel– Encouraging Teaching Artists to Continue Pursuing Work in Schools – meet.google.com/qix-wynp-dhu
This presentation, as the title suggests is to encourage Teaching Artists not to be scared off my the changes to education during the pandemic and to show participants three admins/coordinators that are still interested in working with artists for the good of their students.
This presentation features teaching artists from a variety of disciplines. Moderated by Tavish Forsyth of Maryland, panelists will talk about how they moved their teaching artist work to be successful during distance learning. After 30 minutes of conversation, we’ll breakout into four smaller groups to dive deeper into specific challenges and methods. RI Teaching Artists on the panel include: Charlene Carpenzano. Ricky Katowicz and Kathleen Pletcher of Firstworks.
Join Mollie Flanagan and Maggie Anderson for a discussion about pricing your work and services for digital delivery. After a brief presentation, use this time to ask Mollie and Maggie questions and gather information to move forward with working “in-schools” during the pandemic.
Come spend an hour with other Rhode Island Teaching artists as we share and support each other. What has the last 9 months meant for your teaching artists practice, what things have worked, what things are still a struggle? This will be a friendly place for sharing everyone’s experiences and questions.
Monday November 30, 2020.
10-10:30 AM: Creative Ground 101 with New England Foundation for the Arts.
10:45 AM – 1 PM: Creative Ground Office Hours, by appointment.
Review and sign up for a 1:1 CreativeGround Office Hour. Our November 19 Office Hours are specifically for Teaching Artists on RISCA’s Rhode Island Education Roster. Teaching artists on the roster can sign up for a half hour 1:1 time slot on Calendly
CreativeGround is NEFA’s regional online directory of artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses. Among many other dynamic features and functions, CreativeGround allows artists to display their designation as a vetted member of various New England State Arts Agency rosters. For example, Rhode Island’s Education Roster* can be found here.
Join certified VTS Trainer, Xenia Walker, from Providence Public Schools for an arts-based strategy that provides discussion facilitators with tools to promote collaborative dialogue and incre ase a sense of community. Participantswill examine the environment and elements of VTS and leave the training with tools to manage open-ended image discussions.
PLU Certificates available for most webinars. For more information, contact Maggie Anderson, Arts in Education Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.