Also, the Arts Council is collecting questions about guidelines and best practices to re-opening. Let us know what you would like to discuss during the webinar by filling out this survey. It is due by the end of day Tuesday, April 6.
Webinar: Reopening RI for the Arts: Live Webinar with Q + A When: Friday, April 9, noon-1. RSVP: Here
Lizzie Araujo-Haller, City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism
Elizabeth Tanner, RI Department of Business Regulation
Steven Boudreau, RI Department of Health
To be announced, CommerceRI
Moderator: Randall Rosenbaum, RI State Arts Council
Remember to fill out the survey by the end of day Tuesday, April 6. To attend the free webinar on re-opening, you can RSVP Here.
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.