Coronavirus and the Arts: Resources and Updates

Last updated April 1, 2020.

First, and most important…
We are not health professionals here at RISCA, but we’re very fortunate to work with a wonderful team of health professionals at the Rhode Island Department of Health. We strongly advise you to visit (frequently) their excellent webpage on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which contains the latest information on the disease and what we here in Rhode Island can do to stop its progress.
On this page, you will find regularly updated information and resources specific to arts and culture organizations and artists on:
  • Working with RISCA During the Coronavirus.
  • What to Do if Your RISCA Funded Event Happens During Coronavirus Time.
  • Resources for Arts and Culture Organizations.
  • Resources for Freelance Artists or Supporters of Freelance Artists.
  • Resources for Educators.

The date at the top of this webpage will indicate when this page was last updated with changes in information or additional resources. If you have any resources you think should be added to this page, please email Todd Trebour, Organizations Program Director, at todd.trebour@arts.ri.gov.

Working with RISCA During the Coronavirus.

Be sure to visit our blog post entitled “Working with RISCA and RISCA Staff During Coronavirus” for updated information on visiting the RISCA offices, meeting staff and participating in programs.

What to Do if Your RISCA Funded Event Happens During Coronavirus Time.

If you have a RISCA grant to support a program or event taking place during this time of increased concern, be aware that RISCA will allow you to postpone and reschedule, and will if necessary extend the grant project period. Be sure to contact your program director via email to alert them to the changes.
If you’ve received Big Yellow School Bus or Arts Talk funding and the event is cancelled, please contact Maggie Anderson at maggie.anderson@arts.ri.gov.

Resources for Arts and Culture Organizations.

Resources for Freelance Artists or Supporters of Freelance Artists.

Resources for Educators.