Every three years the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program (RIEAP) accepts grant applications. Now is the time apply for the 2023-2025 RIEAP New Cohort.
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Grant deadline: October 14, 2022
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Fecha límite de la subvención: 14 de octubre de 2022
Supported by a collaboration between Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH), the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program (RIEAP) offers funding and organizational assistance to community-based, culturally diverse arts and cultural organizations.
It supports small organizations whose programs and missions center on the cultural practices and traditions of Rhode Island’s diverse peoples. RIEAP provides the skills and tools these organizations need to grow as equal partners in the Rhode Island arts and cultural community. Priority is given to newly-emerging groups and those with little history of grant funding. In seeking to build the capacity of these organizations, RIEAP recognizes the broader role they play in strengthening their communities including cultural preservation, education, and youth development.
Funding fosters greater connections across the arts and humanities and provides leadership and professional development for a broader network of RIEAP-eligible arts and cultural organizations.
About the grant awards
The Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities select four organizations to participate in this multi-year program which includes:
- $10,000 grant per year to each organization.
- Participation in capacity building workshops.
- Access to professional consultants.
- One-on-one consultation with an experienced arts and culture administrator.
- Potential opportunities for professional development and additional grant funding.
Organizations that are eligible to apply include:
- Small organizations whose programs and missions center on the cultural practices and traditions of Rhode Island’s diverse peoples.
- Organizations that reflect and engage the people and experiences of racially diverse communities in our state.
For questions about the RIEAP application or require any language support for Spanish speakers, please contact: Elena Calderón Patiño, Director of Community Arts Program, RI State Council on the Arts | Elena.Patino@arts.ri.gov.
For additional information about this RIEAP grant also available in Spanish click here.
Interested in attending a Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program Alumni and Cohort event?
The Korean American Association of Rhode Island (KAARI) is planning an event, “Sounds of Korea: Traditional Music and Dance from Rhode Island”, on Sunday, August 14, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. to celebrate Korean Independence Day. Musicians and dancers from New York and South Korea will be performing at the Bishop McVinney Auditorium in Providence. Attend this wonderful KAARI event to celebrate Korean Arts, Music, Culture, and Heritage. For more information about KAARI and to register for this FREE event click here. (registration is required as spaces are limited)
The Korean American Association of Rhode Island is currently a 2019-2022 Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program Cohort.
The India Association of Rhode Island’s (IARI) is excited to celebrate “India’s 76th Independence Day” at the South Park of the Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903 on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. The stage is set to come together and celebrate the Indian diaspora in Rhode Island. This fun and exciting evening will be filled with music, food, and a variety of dance performances including traditional folk, classical, contemporary, and Bollywood. For more information about this FREE event click here.
The India Association of Rhode Island’s (IARI) is a Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program Alumni.