Webinar to cover guidelines, best practices to re-opening RI for the arts, April 9

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For the free webinar, Reopening RI for the Arts: Live Webinar with Q + A, members of the arts and culture community will address your questions, requests and concerns regarding re-opening RI arts and culture programming for this summer and fall.

Also, the Arts Council is collecting questions about guidelines and best practices to re-opening. Let us know what you would like to discuss during the webinar by filling out this survey. It is due by the end of day Tuesday, April 6.

Event details

Webinar: Reopening RI for the Arts: Live Webinar with Q + A
When: Friday, April 9, noon-1.
RSVP: Here

Speakers:

  • Lizzie Araujo-Haller, City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism
  • Elizabeth Tanner, RI Department of Business Regulation
  • Steven Boudreau, RI Department of Health
  • To be announced, CommerceRI

Moderator: Randall Rosenbaum, RI State Arts Council

Remember to fill out the survey by the end of day Tuesday, April 6.
To attend the free webinar on re-opening, you can RSVP Here.

Webinar covers tax implications for federal and RI relief arts programs, April 13

View the video of the webinar on April 13

Webinar: Rhode Island Taxes, State & Federal Pandemic Relief with Amy Smith

When: Held on April 13

Who: Artists who received support from any of the many federal and state relief programs will learn the 2020 tax implications and more.

Amy Smith, who has prepared taxes for artists for decades, will co-host a special Rhode Island-focused webinar to explain the tax implications of a variety of Rhode Island state and federal pandemic relief efforts artists received in 2020. The programs she will discuss include emergency relief grants and loans, unemployment, PPP, EIDL, and other federal CRF funds like Restore RI and Business Adaptation Grants. Amy will explain what to do if you received some of this relief.

She will also discuss what to do if you already filed your taxes and now realize you filed incorrectly. And, we’ll have an update on any additional 2021 relief available to artists in the most recent funding stimulus and relief bill.

Read more and register for the webinar free via Zoom

RISCA staff to assist in navigating the grant application process; Deadline is April 1

Help includes workshops, drop-in office hours and one-on-ones 

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 more during February and March so you can meet our April 1 deadline.

A key reminder: Get your questions to staff prior to 6 p.m. on deadline day, April 1; portal closes at 11:59 p.m.

During our workshops, we offer an overview of our major grant programs, and you’ll have time to ask questions and meet with program staff.

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View the video of our FY22 grant workshop.

 

If you’re new to submitting a grant application to RISCA, or just want a refresher on the “good and less good” of grant writing, join us for one of our virtual meetings. 

You can see a copy of the Grant Workshop PowerPoint Presentation. A copy of an example Grant Budget is available here

Open Drop-in Office Hours on Zoom 

Need last-minute help with your RISCA grant? Or, do you need a place to write and get your questions answered at the same time? RISCA staff will be there during drop-in virtual office hours to answer questions; help with technology; read drafts; or support whatever other needs you may have. Virtual Zoom drop-in office hours are as follows: 

  • Thursday, April 1, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., click here to register.

Workshops

Grant writing/budgeting workshops occurred on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and Tuesday, March 2. You can view a copy of the Grant Workshop PowerPoint Presentation here.
 

How to schedule a one-on-one meeting

Arts Access Grant 

Todd Trebour, Organizations Program Director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for non-profit organizations interested in Arts Access Grants organizations. He will answer any questions you have about the grant program. He can also help you with the budget forms; review any specific answers you’ve written; or any other assistance you need with your grant application.

You can sign up for either a 30 minute or 1-hour meeting slot. To schedule a meeting with Todd, click here

If none of the dates or times listed works for you, email Todd at todd.trebour@arts.ri.gov for alternate date/time.

Project Grants for Education and Project Grants in Education for Individuals

Maggie Anderson, Director of Arts In Education, will be holding one-on-one meetings for non-profit organizations, artists and schools interested in Project Grants in Education and Project Grants in Education for Individual.

You can sign up for a 1 hour slot, and ask her any specific questions you have about the grant program. She can also help you with the budget forms; review any specific answers you’ve written; or assist you need with your grant application.

Maggie is scheduling appointments for February 18, 19, 24, 25 and 26; March 3, 4 and 5, between 9 am and 2 pm. To arrange an appointment, email Maggie Anderson at Maggie.Anderson@arts.ri.gov

Project Grants for Individuals

Mollie Flanagan, Individual Artists Program Director, will be holding one-on-one virtual meetings for artists interested in project Grants for Individuals. She will be answering any questions you have about the grant program.

You can sign up for either a 30 minute or 1-hour meeting slot. To attend a meeting with Mollie, click here.