Interested in applying for the public art commissions at Rhode Island College’s Horace Mann Hall? Do you have questions about the opportunity, the state’s public art program, the selection process, or how to apply?
RISCA staff will be on hand in the lobby to answer questions on two dates:
January 23rd, 4-6pm January 26th, 5-7pm
Horace Mann Hall at Rhode Island College, College Road off 600 Mount Pleasant Ave., Providence. Parking available Lot K in front of building.
About this Call: RISCA and Rhode Island College will commission two artworks for the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development’s Horace Mann Hall, through the State’s Allocations for Art for Public Facilities Act; an exterior artwork with a budget of $100,000 and an interior artwork with a budget of $35,000. The interior commission is restricted to Rhode Island artists only; emerging artists are encouraged to apply. The deadline is February 6th, and the application is free to submit.
Get your questions to staff prior to 5 p.m. on Oct. 3, deadline day!
Portal closes at 11:59 p.m.
Our helpful and friendly RISCA staff can assist you with your grant application needs. In addition, we are available to meet with you about your grant ideas. We are offering grant writing and budgeting workshops, drop-in hours and one-on-one meetings during August and September so you can meet our Oct. 3 deadline.
See below for how to sign-up and key links. RSVP is required for all workshops and one-on-one meetings.
Friday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To RSVP, click here;
and Monday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To RSVP, click here.
In addition to open office hours, the staff is available for scheduled meetings throughout the open granting period.
Drop-in hours for grant programs and how to schedule a one-on-one meeting?
Folk Arts Fellowships and Apprenticeships, and Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program
Elena Calderón Patiño, Community Arts Program director, will hold meetings for artists and culture organizations interested in folk arts and the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program. The folk arts are defined as those artistic practices which are community or family-based and express that community’s aesthetic heritage and tradition. The RI Expansion Arts Program is supported by a collaboration between Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. The Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program offers funding and organizational assistance to community-based, culturally diverse arts and cultural organizations.
Maggie Anderson, Arts in Education Director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for schools, artists or organizations interested in Project Grants for Education. There are two full days set aside for scheduled office hours. Tuesday, Sept. 20, and Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. She will be answering any questions you have about the grant program and application process.
Mollie Flanagan, individual artists program director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for artists interested in fellowships for individual artists. She will be answering any questions you have about the grant program, and can help with the application, the budget form, or any other assistance you may need.
You can sign up for a 30-minute meeting slot with Mollie, by clicking here. If none of the dates and times listed works, email Mollie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all meetings are via Zoom or phone.
Project Grants for Organizations (PGO)
Todd Trebour, Organizations Program Director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for people interested in Project Grants for Organizations (PGO). He can provide feedback on any potential project ideas, or answer questions you have about the program (be sure to read the guidelines before your meeting!). He can also help you with the budget form or review any application responses you’ve written.
For other Project Grants for Organizations materials, click here.
Project Grants in Healthcare
Anisa Raoof, arts and health coordinator, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for healthcare and community health organizations interested in Project Grants for Healthcare. She will be answering any questions you have about the grant program. You can sign up for a 30-minute meeting slot. Please note that all meetings are via Zoom or phone. To schedule a meeting with Anisa, email her at Anisa at Anisa.Raoof.INT@arts.ri.gov.
Join RISCA and the NEA on Friday, July 23, at noon, for a workshop on the funding opportunities available for disability-led and disability-serving organizations throughout the country. As part of the American Rescue Plan, Congress appropriated $135 million to the Arts Endowment to assist with the recovery of the creative sector. Sign up by clicking here.
With a deadline of August 12, learn about how to apply for a grant from Beth Bienvenu, NEA’s Director of Accessibility. She, along with her colleagues, will take your questions.
Please note: No prior experience with grant writing is required. Organizations who have never applied for federal funding before are strongly encouraged to attend and apply.
Additionally, RI Congressman Jim Langevin will be on hand to welcome participants. Rep. Langevin has been a strong supporter of the arts and the rights of people with disabilities before and during his time in Congress. This event will be co-hosted by RISCA’s Executive Director Randall Rosenbaum.