RISCA Announces Grants Management Fellowship Opportunity

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announces a new Grants Management Fellowship program. This program is a career-focused, paid public-sector internship for graduate students, emerging professionals or second stage career seekers. During this 2 year program the Fellow will work on real-world projects that serve the arts and cultural sector of Rhode Island.  The program also includes career-focused development opportunities that give you the tools needed to launch a public sector career.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Grants Management Fellow oversees Grants Management and performs a wide range of key functions necessary to the grant making process.

This is a 2 year part-time fellowship. Average 10 hrs per week with occasional periods of more in-office time required.

Review and process assigned applications, grants, cooperative agreements and follow all applications through the Council’s complete process from application to Final Report.

  • Be knowledgeable about the eligibility requirements and processes for all funding categories
  • Maintain grants management database for all funding categories
  • Ensure use of standardized processes for all funding categories from application to award dispensation
  • Manage financial records of each funding cycle
  • Prepare materials for review panels for all funding categories
  • Prepare reports for each funding cycle
  • Monitor field research and regularly brief team on best practices and trends in public funding and grantmaking

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite and basic internet search skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Can work both independently and as a team
  • Ability to operate independently, organizing and processing detailed tasks to meet deadlines in an environment of changing priorities and frequent interruptions, with minimal direction.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and contribute as a member of the team toward the goals of the agency

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced skills and comfort with Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of grants databases
  • Experience working with artists and arts organizations
  • Proficiency in creating and maintaining standardized programs and systems
  • Understanding of finances and budgeting

Application Process

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference via email by no later than August 15, 2019 to Randall.Rosenbaum@arts.ri.gov
  • Questions can be submitted prior to the deadline to Mr. Rosenbaum at the above email address
  • No phone calls, please
  • Incomplete applications, or applications received after the deadline date will be disqualified

Fellowship Award Amount

  • The Grants Management Fellowship Award is $22,000 per year, to be paid monthly
  • Fellowship awards are taxable under federal law, and the recipient is responsible for all tax obligations
  • This Fellowship is subject to cancellation due to non-performance or other factors

 

Creative Workforce Development Applications Open

This fall, RISCA is piloting a semester long workforce development program. Modeled as a three credit college course, participants in three arts disciplines (fashion, visual art, and music) will spend the fall semester learning together. This program will culminate in an art event created from top to bottom by the participants. The goal of this program is to equip young artists with the business and professional skills they need to have a career in the arts. This program is being developed in partnership with New Urban Arts, AS220, Providence Arts Culture and Tourism, The Steel Yard, and Roger Williams University.

Time Commitment and Course Structure:

This program has three parts: learning focused on professional practices; art discipline workshops; and mentorship. The group will meet once a week, on Wednesday evenings, from September 4th through December 18th for learning focused on professional practices. Additional art discipline workshops will be approximately once every two weeks, and will be based on the participant’s schedules and interests. Participants will have one-on-one and small group meetings with their mentor for the second half of the program, which they will schedule. We estimate that this will require approximately 10-15 hours of time a week, with the potential for more around the culminating art project. All course meetings will happen at Roger Williams University’s downtown Providence campus or at AS220. Eligible participants will earn three college credits. See a draft of the course syllabus here.

Payment

Participants will be paid $150 for each week of the program. This is dependent on securing funding from the State of Rhode Island – which we will have confirmed by the interview portion of the application process.

Eligibility

To be eligible, you must:

  • be between the ages of 18 and 25
  • reside in Providence County
  • have an art making focus in fashion, visual art, or music
  • not currently be in a degree seeking program

You do not need to:

  • have a high school diploma
  • plan on going to college

Application Process

The application is due by 11:59pm on Monday, July 8th. The panel, made up of representatives from the partner organizations, will meet on July 15th to select 15 finalists. These finalists will be asked to have an in-person or video interview between July 16th and 19th- the questions will be sent to the applicant in advance. We will notify applicants of their acceptance into the program the first week of August. If you have any questions or need any assistance with your application, please contact Mollie Flanagan, at mollie.flanagan@arts.ri.gov or (401)222-3881.

To apply, click here.

Timeline

Application Deadline: 11:59pm, Monday, July 8
Interviews: between July 16 and July 19th
Notification of Acceptance: first week of August
Classes begin: first week of September

I-Park 2019 Autumn Artists-in-Residence Program


Application Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019

I-Park, located in rural East Haddam, CT (U.S.), announces its fully-funded four-week autumn multi-disciplinary residencies. Artists/designers working in  visual arts, music composition/sound art, language arts, architecture, moving image, landscape/garden/ecological design and performance art are encouraged to apply.  International applicants are welcome.

I-Park provides comfortable, private living quarters in an 1850’s era farmhouse, a private studio space and a food program. In addition to attentive staff support, shared workshop space and an array of tools, equipment and site materials are available on request.

Work samples are evaluated through a competitive, juried process. A $35 application fee helps defray the cost of the independent selection panels. This year, I-Park will also be offering $500 travel grants to six international residents. Accepted artists are responsible for their own work materials as well as transportation to and from the area. The program is otherwise offered at no cost to invitees.

Application materials: i-park.org. Info: info@i-park.org, 860-873-2468.