Spring Grant Application Support

There are lots of ways to get support with your grant application ahead of our April 3rd grant deadline! We offer grant workshops, application walk throughs, one on one meetings, and more! We will do our best to respond to all inquiries, but please know that as the deadline gets closer our calendars and email inboxes fill up.

Grant Programs With April 3rd Deadlines

Online, On Demand Resources

Grant Workshops

This spring, RISCA will host our grant workshop three times – two on zoom and one in person. These include brief overviews of all of the grant programs and the application and award process, how to fill out the budget template, and basic grant writing tips. A recording will be available following the workshop. You can RSVP for one of these free workshops here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/grant-support-for-april-3-deadline-1548359.

Application Walk Throughs

Each program director will offer a complete walk through of the grant application, with plenty of time for questions. These are grant program specific, so sign up for the walk through of the grant or grants you are interested in applying for. Recordings will be available following the walk throughs. You can RSVP for these online webinars here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/grant-support-for-april-3-deadline-1548359.

Drop In Office Hours

If you need assistance just before the deadline, RISCA staff will offer drop in office hours on Friday, March 31st and Monday, April 3rd via Zoom. We welcome any questions, including technology, budget template, and more! You can RSVP for these office hours here: https://www.eventbrite.com/cc/grant-support-for-april-3-deadline-1548359.

Email Us

You can email the grant program director your questions, or request they read your application and provide feedback. Our email addresess can be found here, as well as in the grant guidelines.

One-on-One Meetings

Program directors are available to meet with you one-on-one. We ask that you come to these meetings having read the grant guidelines and with specific questions.

  • To meet with Mollie about Community Engaged Project Grants or Make Art Grants, sign up here.
  • To meet with Todd about Project Grants for Organizations or General Operating Support for Organizations, sign up here.
  • To meet with Maggie about Project Grants in Education, email her at maggie.anderson@arts.ri.gov.
  • To meet with Anisa about Arts and Health Grants, email her at anisa.raoof.int@arts.ri.gov.

Grant Info Session with the NEA and NEH

Senator Reed’s office is hosting a virtual grants workshop for Rhode Islanders interested in learning more about grant opportunities through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This session will be Thursday, January 26th, from 4-5pm.

Attendees must register for the presentation. The link to register is: https://senate.webex.com/senate/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb71dacc83b4fab76cf3aa9ea7bb198de

This event is free and open to the public. We encourage all Rhode Island’s arts and humanities organizations and practitioners to attend to learn about federal grant opportunities.

This video will also be recorded and shared after the event. Even if you cannot attend the live presentation tomorrow, we encourage you to register, to ensure that we have your contact information to be able to share the presentation and follow-up information.

POSTPONED: Application Office Hours- Public Art at RIC

These office hours have been postponed. Please reach out to Molly Dickinson with any questions about the application at molly.dickinson.ctr@arts.ri.gov.

Interested in applying for the public art commissions at Rhode Island College’s Horace Mann Hall? Do you have questions about the opportunity, the state’s public art program, the selection process, or how to apply?

RISCA staff will be on hand in the lobby to answer questions on two dates:

January 23rd, 4-6pm
January 26th, 5-7pm

Horace Mann Hall at Rhode Island College, College Road off 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. Parking available Lot K in front of building.

About this Call:
RISCA and Rhode Island College will commission two artworks for the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development’s Horace Mann Hall, through the State’s Allocations for Art for Public Facilities Act; an exterior artwork with a budget of $100,000 and an interior artwork with a budget of $35,000. The interior commission is restricted to Rhode Island artists only; emerging artists are encouraged to apply. The deadline is February 6th, and the application is free to submit.

More information is available on the RISCA blog ; application is available on CallforEntry.org.