Webinar to cover guidelines, best practices to re-opening RI for the arts, April 9

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For the free webinar, Reopening RI for the Arts: Live Webinar with Q + A, members of the arts and culture community will address your questions, requests and concerns regarding re-opening RI arts and culture programming for this summer and fall.

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.

Event details

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.

Webinar covers tax implications for federal and RI relief arts programs, April 13

Free event is open to RI artists of all disciplines

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Webinar: Rhode Island Taxes, State & Federal Pandemic Relief with Amy Smith

When: Tuesday, April 13, 4- 6 p.m.

Who should register: 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.

Read more and register for the webinar free via Zoom

URI gallery exhibition and youth art competition to celebrate GSO’s 60th anniversary

One of the “Ocean View” youth art competition judges is Maggie Anderson. She is the Arts in Education Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, a position she has held since January 2018. Anderson manages the Arts Council’s education-based programs and services, with an emphasis on working with state and community-based partners to ensure that all kids have access to quality arts education. In Spring 2018, Ms. Anderson was also appointed Rhode Island’s representative to SEADAE (State Education Agencies Directors of Arts Education). Ms. Anderson graduated from Pratt Institute with a master’s degree in Arts and Cultural Management.

Read more about the competition.