Call for Public Art at PVDFest 2020 Now Open

The City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism (ACT) calls artists to submit qualifications and ideas for PVDFest 2020. These new and original works should enhance pedestrian-level interactions by making the streetscape more vibrant, interactive and playful, surprising, or beautiful. Awardees will be given $10,000 to realize their temporary projects. To apply on CAFE go to:

Applications Open for DESIGNxRI’s Design Catalyst Program

Grow your design business with DESIGNxRI’s PROVIDENCE DESIGN CATALYST. Catalyst is a competitive grant program providing seed capital between $10,000 and $20,000, business mentorship, professional development training, and peer-to-peer networking to help design businesses reach their growth goals. Hear from the alumni about how Design Catalyst impacted their businesses:

Catalyst is open for design or design-related businesses committed to growth and success. The business owner(s) must meet the income qualification guidelines and have 5 or fewer employees. All applicants must live and work in Providence and commit to the full 6-month program.

Applications close Monday, November 4th, 2019 at 6:00pm EST. Learn more & apply:

For any questions on the program or the application, please contact DESIGNxRI Programs Manager at or 401-427-0811 x 3.

Southern New England Apprenticeship Program Open for Applications

The Southern New England Apprenticeship Program fosters living cultural heritage art skills. The program pairs mentor artists from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut with apprentices from one of the other states. Teaching and learning traditional arts helps to sustain cultural expressions that are central to a community. The program has developed a wide regional network of excellent traditional and occupational artists who actively practice their art forms. Over 22 years, 142 apprenticeships have taken place with more than 400 folk artists participating.  A full list of previous apprenticeships can be viewed here.

The Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program at the Connecticut Historical Society manages the program in collaboration with the Folk Arts Program at the Mass Cultural Council and independent folklorist Winifred Lambrecht. Primary funding for the program comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD, and other partner organizations.

Applications due October 1, 2019, for more information, click here.