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.

Innovate Grant Call for Submissions

Innovate Grant is a new initiative that supports artists and photographers through quarterly grants. Innovate Grant distributes (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. Grant cycles are in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter.

We believe your work should speak for itself and our grant application reflects that. All that we require is your:

— Name
— Email
Website (Optional)
— Grant Category
— 3-5 Images of Your Work

Winners will be featured on our website and will receive a one time unrestricted $550.00 grant. All applicants retain the right to the work they submit.

The application fee of $25 (non-refundable) helps offset our administrative costs, enabling us to continue to support artists and the creation of their innovative work.

Fall Cycle Deadline: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:59 PST.

For more information and to apply, click here.