USArtists International Grants for International Performance Festivals Upcoming

USArtists International supports performances by U.S. artists at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces around the globe. Committed to the presence of U.S. based artists on world stages, USArtists International provides grants to ensembles and individual performers in dance, music and theatre invited to perform at significant international festivals and performing arts markets.

USAI encourages and promotes the vibrant diversity of U.S. artists and creative expression in the performing arts by expanding opportunity and exposure to international audiences, encouraging international cultural exchange and enhancing the creative and professional development of U.S. based artists by providing connections with presenters, curators and artists around the world.  USAI extends the reach and impact of professional touring artists and ensembles from the United States and is committed to expanded touring opportunities for continued sustainability of U.S. artists.

USAI provides grants of up to $15,000 towards support of artist fees, travel, accommodations, per diem, shipping and visa preparation.

Upcoming deadlines:

November 22, 2019 by 11:59 PM Eastern
For projects taking place between March 15, 2020 and March 14, 2021. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by December 3, 2019.

April 1, 2020 by 11:59 PM Eastern
For projects taking place between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Certification Sheets and letters of invitation due by April 8, 2020.

For more information, visit the USArtists International website.

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.