|Arts and Health Network ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (AIR) Application|
AIR Program Background
The Rhode Island Arts and Health Network believes that embedding artists within a state department of health will help to drive creative arts-based approaches to achieving health equity, addressing the social determinants of health, and attaining population health goals. Ultimately, the arts have the power to create healthier individuals and thriving communities. The AIR project is a pilot program of the new state plan for arts and health.
The selected artist will be embedded at the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and will work from associated community locations for a project period of 5 months between June 1 and December 31, 2019. The specific 5 months will be mutually selected between the artist the RIDOH staff involved. The AIR will work with selected RIDOH staff to create one or more public projects which respond to a public health issue identified at the onset of the program.
Professional artists, at least 18 years of age, with significant experience in providing arts to health-based projects and/or settings are eligible to apply. Applicants must be Rhode Island residents at the time of application and throughout the project. Artists in any arts discipline are eligible to apply. The stipend for the residency will be $15,000, paid by a Network partner agency over the course of the residency. There will be additional budget items for supplies and materials, and a researcher/evaluator. The daily work schedule will be negotiated between the artist and relevant RIDOH staff.
Applications due April 30th.
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About the Rhode Island Arts and Health Network
The Rhode Island Arts and Health Network comes out of the Arts and Health Advisory Group – RISCA, RIDOH, Brown School of Public Health, Brown’s Warren Alpert Medical School, and an interdisciplinary team of arts and health practitioners which includes researchers, artists, and clinicians.