Applications open May 1 for Teaching Artist Roster and General Operating Support for Artists

Applications are now open for the General Operating Support for Artists grant program and the Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster! The application deadline for both programs is July 1 by 11:59 p.m.

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The Teaching Artist Roster is a list of teaching artists and arts organizations who have been reviewed by public panels and selected based on their mastery of an artistic discipline, experience and training to work in educational settings. For more information and/or questions on the Roster, contact RISCA’s Arts in Education Director at

RISCA’s General Operating Support for Artists (GOS-A) program provides grants of $6,000 for each of three consecutive years (totaling $18,000) for artists to work toward large, specific, self-identified goals in their art practice. This funding is unrestricted, and artists can use the funds to support their goals however they need. RISCA’s Individual Artist Program Director, Mollie Flanagan, has scheduled virtual workshops and office hours throughout May and June, you can also reach her at

RSVP is required for all workshops, drop-in hours and one-on-one meetings. At this time, all meetings are virtual – by Zoom or phone.

  • Wednesday, June 1, 4 p.m., RSVP, click here.
  • Recording of previous grant workshop:
  • Saturday June 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., RSVP, click here.
  • Thursday, June 30, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., RSVP, click here.
  • Friday, July 1, 1 p.m. -5 p.m., RSVP, click here.

Sign up for a 30 minute meeting with Individual Artist Program Director, Mollie Flanagan. You can use that time to ask questions, get feedback on your application, get technical support, or anything else you need to complete your grant application. Times and dates vary, and more may be added as slots fill up. RSVP, click here.

What Cheer Writers Club has a call for teaching artists

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is What-cheer-logo.pngWhat Cheer Writers Club is seeking four instructors for its new Craft Curiosities series. Rhode Island artists, illustrators and podcasters passionate about sharing a specific literary craft tool or technique are invited to submit a proposal. The deadline is  June 20 to teach a two-hour craft intensive online this fall. Learn more about this opportunity and submit a proposal, by clicking here.

What Cheer Writers Club is committed to cultivating an environment that values and reflects the lived experiences, voices and literary traditions of our community. We are looking for enthusiastic artists with a passion for craft and the ability to share their expertise with vision and skill.


State Arts Council’s grant applications now open for five arts grant programs

Key staff members lead meetings to navigate grant application process

RI’s State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that applications are now available for grants in the following program areas, arts and culture organizations; artists in education and healthcare; and teaching and individual artists. The deadline to complete an application is April 1.

To assist in the grant-application process, Arts Council staff members have scheduled virtual workshops and office hours throughout February and March. Click Here to join a workshop or schedule an appointment to meet online with a staff member.

The online meetings will focus on best practices as well as help with budget planning. In announcing the arts grants being made available, RISCA’s Executive Director Randall Rosenbaum thanked the Governor and the members of the Rhode Island General Assembly for their continued support. “Our state’s investment in the arts has become a key economic driver and Rhode Islanders benefit from a working arts sector,” he said, adding, “Our staff is available to help with the application process. If you’re new to submitting a grant application to RISCA, or you just want a refresher, reach out to our staff to participate in a virtual workshop or meeting.”

FY22 Grant applications are now open for the following programs:

  • Available to organizations, Arts Access Grants support arts and culture programs throughout the state that demonstrate excellent artistic, education and cultural value, as well as engagement with and relevance to their community. Read More.
  • Project Grants for Individuals provide grants to artists’ instigated and organized arts projects with a strong public component. Grants support highly creative and talented artists who seek to create, produce, perform, teach or share their work with the public. Read More.
  • Project Grants in Education (PGE) and Project Grants in Education for Individuals (PGA), support artists and cultural organizations collaborating with schools and other educational entities. For more on PGE, click Here; for more on PGA, click Here.
  • Project Grants in Healthcare offer matching grants for arts projects that connect teaching artists with healthcare settings. Read More.