Grant Recipients, FY22, fall cycle

Recipient
Title
Grant Amount
Summary
Town/City
Grant Program
Grant Cycle
Art Connection-RI Engaging Art Experiences for Underserved Youths $2,100 Art Connection-RI (AC-RI) Workshops connect underprivileged children to local artists, role models, & original artworks.
Students are empowered to think independently & develop decision-making skills while creating, observing & critiquing art.
AC-RI workshops foster student’s creative & intellectual development, working independently & as a team.
Pawtucket Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Autism Project, In- Harmony Social Skills Group $3,000 The Autism Project co-facilitates with the RI Philharmonic Music School to provide In Harmony Social Skills Group. In this group, music is used as a medium to help improve communication, emotional awareness, self-regulation and social interactions. A variety of different instruments and musical genres are explored. Johnston Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Balliamo Dance Collective In Memorium of 2020 $2,000 Balliamo requests $3,000 to present a modern dance performance at the WaterFire Arts Center focused on Jewish mourning traditions. Artists include 5 company dancers, 2 guest choreographers a violinist and a poet. The show will then be performed in smaller communities throughout Rhode Island. The requested $3,000 will directly support the artists. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick Mentoring Through Music $2,100 BGCW’s music program gives middle school youth access to affordable and accessible musical opportunities unavailable anywhere else locally. Through mentoring, discovery, and instruction, youth opt to participate in consequential activities that build an array of musical skills and unleash creativity while developing self-confidence and self-esteem. Warwick Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Bristol Art Museum Vanishing, Rising and Burning $3,000 In spring 2022, Bristol Art Museum will curate 2 coinciding art exhibits–guest artists' work in the Museum and artwork by Mount Hope High School students in the Rogers Free Library. The artwork confronts climate change and environmental justice. A series of public events will address specific themes such as rising sea levels and plastic waste. Bristol Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Cape Verdean American Community Development Islands in the City Art Class $3,000 Cape Verdean American Community Development (CACD) will sponsor a painting class (Vibranti y Viva/Vibrant and Alive) and sculpture class (Cape Verdean Expressions in Form) especially targeting low-income teens in spring 2022. Each class, taught by a working Cape Verdean artist, will meet twice weekly for eight weeks in CACD’s building in Pawtucket. Pawtucket Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John's Chamber Concerts as Community Outreach $1,500 The Chamber Orchestra of Barrington at St. John's is comprised of committed professional and amateur musicians from throughout New England, and this grant will support free chamber concerts performed in the community between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 with Community String Project and the Mount Hope Farmers Market in Bristol, RI. Barrington Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Choral Collective of Newport County NCYC Middle School Ensemble in Newport $2,000 The Choral Collective of Newport County is seeking support to build and grow the Newport County Youth Chorus Middle School Ensemble (grades 5-8) by adding a new section for Newport students. Monies received from RISCA will support teaching artist fees including a conductor, accompanist, invited culture bearers and high school or college assistants. Newport Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Empowerment Factory Free Art Programs for Kids $3,000 The Empowerment Factory will partner with RISCA teaching artists to offer its “Art in the Park” and “Nature Drawing” after school art programs to RI elementary youth. These virtual and in-person/outdoor programs were designed around COVID-19 CDC guidelines last year. Creativity Kits with art supplies and bilingual workbooks are included. Pawtucket Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Friends of Linden Place Linden Place Creative Writing Residency $1,000 Linden Place will create an annual residency program to support 10 creative writers from Rhode Island. Writers will interpret an aspect of Linden Place’s history in their works and will have access to the buildings, grounds, and archives during writing sessions. The residency will conclude with a public reading and discussion of works in progress. Bristol Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Friends of the Rhody Center, Inc. Steel Drum Ensembles $2,000 The Rhody Center will provide another six months of its Steel Drum Ensembles. The youth ensemble is offered free of charge. Coventry Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
JDP Theatre Company Junior Stage Production of "Seussical Jr." $2,000 JDP Theatre Co. (JDP) plans to produce a musical theatre production of "Seussical Jr." in January 2022 with actors between the ages of 7-15. This show is a part of JDP's "Junior Stage" programming. Funds requested will only be used on program activities after 1/1/22. East Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Little Compton Community Center "Our Town": a portrait exhibit $1,500 Our Town is a powerful portrait exhibit of Little Compton residents painted over a 1 year period. It documents the faces of those who define the town and thus tell its story. The project goes beyond the 'summer reputation' to portray those who make up the diverse fabric of town life: farmers, veterans, students, mechanics, clerks, nurses, and more. Little Compton Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
McAuley Ministries Arts at McAuley House $2,000 Arts at McAuley House is an enrichment program offered by South Providence resident and Expressive Arts Therapist Kathy King to guests of McAuley House – a meal site, food pantry, and source for basic needs assistance in Providence. An enrichment offering, it provides both arts instruction and an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Newport String Project Newport String Quartet Community Residency $2,000 The Newport String Project (NSP) will provide free lessons in violin, viola, and cello to 40 students at the MLK Center, the Florence Gray Center and at the East Bay MET School. The Newport String Quartet partners with local community service organizations, traditional and non-traditional venues to ensure access to live performances for all. Newport Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Oasis International ARTS EXPANSION THROUGH OUR HEARTS AND SOUL $2,000 OI has a varied history of sponsoring artistic programs for the youth community annually during spring break to divert them from violence. This program will engage youth to experience soulful ways to express themselves through mediums of art to include storytelling, painting murals, working with metal, and drums, final pieces will be displayed. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Ocean State Pops Orchestra Popular symphonic summer music $2,100 The project will involve 3-4 orchestra performances during the 2022 summer season, 1-2 of which in June. Rehearsals will start in April. Concert venues will be finalized in early 2022. Cranston Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
PC Galleries at Providence College Contemporary Art Connections: Masterclass Led by Sheida Soleimani $2,000 For PCG’s Contemporary Art Connections series, local artist Sheida Soleimani will teach a masterclass on building props and sets for still-life photography. While open to ages 12 and up, the masterclass is designed for teens. All equipment and supplies are provided, and participants take home a large print of a photograph they create in the class. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Providence Ballet Theatre Spring 2022 Repertory Performance $1,925 Providence Ballet Theatre will present a Spring 2022 Repertory Performance at an outdoor venue. The project will present select pieces that have been performed over the last 10 years showcasing the best of PBT repertory along with the opportunity for Providence Public Schools to attend free of charge. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Providence Children's Museum The Root of Creativity $3,000 Providence Children's Museum (PCM) seeks support to provide public programming featuring artists Murray and Meagan McMillin to support their immersive exhibit and give participating children insight into their creative process. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Providence Community Library From Paper to Puppets $2,500 Artist Cathren Housley will hold ten virtual programs through Smith Hill Library. Programs will focus on making puppets and a stage, as well as connecting the power of art and storytelling. Grab and Go bags will be provided weekly with all the materials youth need to complete the project. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
ReFocus Mixed Media Art Program for Adults with Disabilities $1,500 ReFocus requests $3,000 to support art classes and excursions for adults with disabilities in the Providence metro area. The Mixed Media Art Program will guide adults with disabilities through various sensory projects and artistic experiences, with an emphasis on encouraging individual creativity. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Rhode Island Alliance for Arts in Education PS2022 And The Rhode Island 2022 Gift Of Art $2,000 The Rhode Island Alliance for Arts in Education in partnership with URI exhibit statewide student art (PS2022) & 1 school district's "Gift of Art" at the URI Prov. Campus. A recognition ceremony for the general public. After this public exhibit The Gift of Art framed works are hung at RIDE for the remaining year for all who visit to enjoy. Warwick Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
RI Women's Choreography Project Rhode Island Women's Choreography Project $1,000 The Rhode Island Women’s Choreography Project (RIWCP) produces an annual public dance performance as a platform for 8 female-identifying choreographers to present new work. RIWCP provides rehearsal space for a 3 week residency and dancers for the choreographers. Most choreographers and dancers are local to the RI community. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
RISE on Broadway A Grimm Mystery $1,500 RISE will present its annual "RISE Jr." children's theater project in February of 2022. For this season's production, RISE will premiere an original work, A GRIMM MYSTERY by local playwright and director Shannon McMillan, with an all-youth cast. Woonsocket Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Spectrum Theatre Ensemble Light Switch World Premier $3,000 In Spring 2022, Spectrum Theatre Ensemble will present the world premiere and tour of Dave Osmundsen’s play Light Switch throughout the Rhode Island area. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Stages of Freedom Museums for All $3,000 "Museums for All" is designed to empower RI Black teens by allowing them to discover and explore the BIPOC artistic output contained in Providence museums, and for these cultural institutions to consciously open their doors wider, so that participants feel welcome to enter and experience the wealth of African American art and artists held within. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Tenderloin Opera Company Tenderloin Opera Company Season 12! $1,500 Tenderloin Opera Company is a homeless advocacy music and theater group based in Providence, RI whose members include currently and formerly homeless people and homeless advocates. Through weekly meetings and monthly performances, TOC will develop an "Opera" featuring the stories of local homelessness, created and performed by its members. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
TRYCAPS CREATIVE ART PROGRAM Arts And Healing In Action $1,500 A Mental Health Educator, An Artist, and youth of the TRY CAPS plan to engage senior citizens of Saint Martin De Porres in art therapy exercises to cope with stress and anxiety caused by the Covid Pandemic. The group will host Seven (2) hour workshops using helpful strategies. The group will create art pieces which they can reflect on over time. Providence Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Warwick Center for the Arts Meaningful Art Exploration for Adults with Disabilities $2,000 WCFA will provide art programs for individuals with disabilities from local service agency, Spurwink, RI and develop a curriculum that can be used in future outreach to other underserved communities of disabled adults. Artists will provide instruction using diverse media and arts practices to engage clients in artistic exploration. Warwick Arts Access Grant FY22 c2
Connecting for Children and Families Art, Equity & Youth Mental Health Afterschool Program at Woonsocket Middle Schools $2,900 From January-June 2022, we will offer the afterschool program “Art, Equity and Youth Mental Health,” to be taught by RISCA Roster artists and other artists/instructors, using art as a catalyst to engage middle schoolers in equity and youth mental health discussions. Programming will align with school-day learning in Art, ELA and Social Studies. Woonsocket Project Grants in Education FY22 c2
DownCity Design DownCity Design / Connecting Community $8,946 Connecting Community will engage 45+ Providence teens in rich STEAM-based arts learning experiences as they design and build interventions that activate the urban civic spaces in which we connect, create, and celebrate. Our young designers will harness the creative power of design to bring joy to resource-stressed communities across the city. Providence Project Grants in Education FY22 c2
Howard W. Hathaway Elementary School Cultural Engagement through Irish Dancing $4,840 Hathaway Elementary School plans to host Artist-in Residence Irish Dancer Kevin Doyle to work with our Kindergarten through Grade 4. The Physical Education and Music classes promote cross-curricular learning through movement, music, culture, collaboration, and expression in this yearly unit culminating with a professional from the community. Portsmouth Project Grants in Education FY22 c2
JDP Theatre Co Arts Education Initiative: Step It Up Saturdays Series $2,000 JDP Theatre Co is piloting a community outreach program with the goal of providing accessible and affordable performing arts educational programming to the community. The organization will be hosting monthly workshops in both theatre arts and dance, which will address a variety of topics and will be open to all experience and ability levels. East Providence Project Grants in Education FY22 c2
San Miguel School of Providence Middle School Drumming Program $6,000 San Miguel School will provide students with access to drumming instruction. Every Friday, each grade will meet with award-winning drummer, Sidy Maïga, to not only learn the fundamentals of drumming but to discover how music is "the great communicator." For instance, in Africa, the drum is more than a rhythm instrument, it’s a storyteller. Providence Project Grants in Education FY22 c2
School One Write Rhode Island $6,000 Write Rhode Island is created in partnership by School One and Goat Hill. Our mission is to foster and encourage writing and learn the fundamentals of storytelling through free creative writing programs, publication and contests for RI students in grades 7-12. Providence Project Grants in Education FY22 c2
Shea High School Recycled Runway $3,000 Shea Fashion will focus on using upcycled clothing to create garments for the 2022 spring fashion show. Students will use their creativity to alter gently used clothing to make a fashion statement with a smaller carbon footprint. As a part of the theme, we would like to include bucket drumming as an example of reusing materials in a creative way. Pawtucket Project Grants in Education FY22 c2
2nd Act Org, Inc. 2nd Act Drama Therapy Workshop $5,000 Drama Therapy Workshop is a monthly therapeutic experience for Peer Recovery Specialists; those who work on the frontline of the overdose epidemic to aid those struggling with Substance Use Disorders. This project brings together a trauma informed therapeutic intervention to prevent relapse, compassion fatigue and support the mental health of peers Providence Project Grants in Healthcare FY22 c2
Butler Hospital Re-Emerge and Renew: Artist Residencies for Staff Wellness $4,000 "Re-Emerge and Renew: Artist Residencies for Staff Wellness" at Butler Hospital will build upon and be considered a Phase Two of the RISCA-supported "Re-Emerge, Renew, and Rise-Up," artist residencies primarily focused on the inpatient artistic experience and staff training in the integration of artistic modalities into group facilitation. Providence Project Grants in Healthcare FY22 c2
Hasbro Children's Hospital, pediatric division (RI Hospital) Music on Rounds for Pediatric Patients $9,000 With the help of our community partner musician Michael Bresler, The Healing Arts program at Hasbro Children's Hospital will provide much-needed therapeutic music interventions for pediatric behavioral health patients. Providence Project Grants in Healthcare FY22 c2
Nikki Gyftopoulos Fellowship in Choreography $5,000 Fellowship in Choreography FY22 Cranston Fellowship in Choreography FY22 c2
Yury Yanowsky Fellowship in Choreography $1,000 Fellowship in Choreography FY22 Providence Fellowship in Choreography FY22 c2
Eiman Rezaei Felllowship in Crafts $5,000 Fellowship in Crafts FY22 Providence Fellowship in Crafts FY22 c2
Megan Callahan Fellowship in Crafts $1,000 Fellowship in Crafts FY22 Providence Fellowship in Crafts FY22 c2
Jazzmen Lee-Johnson Fellowship in Drawing & Printmaking $1,000 Drawing & Printmaking FY22 Providence Fellowship in Drawing & Printmaking FY22 c2
Leslie Hirst Fellowship in Drawing & Printmakig $5,000 Drawing & Printmaking FY22 Pawtucket Fellowship in Drawing & Printmaking FY22 c2
Michael Stewart Fellowship in Fiction $5,000 Fellowship in Fiction and Poetry FY22 Providence Fellowship in Fiction FY22 c2
Tina Egnoski Fellowship in Fiction $1,000 Fellowship in Fiction FY22 Barrington Fellowship in Fiction FY22 c2
Madelaine Dennis Fellowship in Film and Video $1,000 Fellowship in Film & Video FY22 Warren Fellowship in Film & Video FY22 c2
Bronte Stahl Fellowship in Film and Video $5,000 Fellowship in Film & Video FY22 Westerly Fellowship in Film & Video FY22 c2
Violeta Cruz Del Valle Fellowship in MusicComposition $1,000 Fellowship in Music Composition FY22 Johnston Fellowship in Music Composition FY22 c2
William Mason Fellowship in Music Compositio $5,000 Fellowship in Music Composition FY22 Tiverton Fellowship in Music Composition FY22 c2
Joey DeFrancesco Fellowship in New Genres $5,000 Fellowship in New Genres FY22 Providence Fellowship in New Genres FY22 c2
Matthew Garza Fellowship in New Genres $1,000 Fellowship in New Genres FY22 Providence Fellowship in New Genres FY22 c2
M. Benjamin Herndon Fellowship in Painting $1,000 Fellowship in Painting FY22 Providence Fellowship in Painting FY22 c2
Timothy Lai Fellowship in Painting $5,000 Fellowship in Painting FY22 Providence Fellowship in Painting FY22 c2
Odette England Fellowship in Photography $5,000 Fellowship in Photography FY22 Providence Fellowship in Photography FY22 c2
Theresa Ganz Fellowship in Photography $1,000 Fellowship in Photography FY22 Providence Fellowship in Photography FY22 c2
Frances Cowhig Fellowship in Playwriting/Screenwriting $1,000 Fellowship in Play & Screenwriting FY22 Providence Fellowship in Play & Screenwriting FY22 c2
Robert Isenberg Fellowship in Playwriting/Screenwriting $5,000 Fellowship in Play & Screenwriting FY22 Cranston Fellowship in Play & Screenwriting FY22 c2
Madison Jones Fellowship in Poetry $5,000 Fellowship in Poetry FY22 Providence Fellowship in Poetry FY22 c2
Alicia Renadette Three-Dimensional Art $1,000 Fellowship in Three-Dimensional Art FY22 Providence Fellowship in Three-Dimensional Art FY22 c2
Nafis White Three-Dimensional Art $5,000 Fellowship in Three-Dimensional Art FY22 Providence Fellowship in Three-Dimensional Art FY22 c2
Jason Roseman Teaching Isaiah Trinidad Steel Drumming $3,000 Teaching my son Isaiah how to play, care for, also the history and development of the Trinidad Steel Pan dDum.
Isaiah and I would meet weekly at my workshop in Pawtucket where Isaiah would learn to play the Single Tenor Pan, the lead voice of the Steelband.
Our lessons would be between sixty and one hundred and twenty minutes, (1- 2 hours) Isaiah would first learn the layout of the Single Tenor
Pawtucket Folk Arts Apprenticeship FY22 c2
Marina Ekelova Russian Nesting Doll (Matryoshka) Painting $3,000 This apprenticeship focuses on teaching the design and traditional painting techniques of the Matryoshka (Nesting Doll) and tells the story and culture behind this beautiful Russian artwork. Apprentices will learn the history of the Matryoshka, about her dress and customs, and how to paint, design, and polish professional pieces using traditional Russian techniques. East Greenwich Folk Arts Apprenticeship FY22 c2
Nancy Brown-Garcia Traditional Regalia Making with deerskin $3,000 The project will be executed from start to finish in traditional methods of sculpting leather into wearable deerskin traditional clothing. The student will participate in the entire process. Designing, Cutting, and sewing the leather. Then beadwork will be added at the level the student can procure. Warwick Folk Arts Apprenticeship FY22 c2
Titilola Martins Nigerian Tie Dye Textiles $3,000 Titilola Martins is a Nigerian Folk artist based in Providence, Rhode Island; throughout her life she has been exposed to various types of art practices. The focus of this project is preparing textiles with Adire Tie Dye, a handmade Nigerian textile process made from the Yoruba tribe using natural cassava paste. Through this, Titilola wants to pass down a family tradition to her son. Providence Folk Arts Apprenticeship FY22 c2
Mark Binder Fellowship in Folk Arts $1,000 Folk Arts Fellowship FY22 Providence Folk Arts Fellowship FY22 c2
Sidy Maiga Fellowship in Folk Arts $5,000 Folk Arts Fellowship FY22 Pawtucket Folk Arts Fellowship FY22 c2
Elizabeth Keiser A Play in a Day (in the U.S.A.) $1,600 A Play in a Day is the culmination of decades of work in arts education. Participants will learn, rehearse, and perform a play in 2 hours on each different sequential visit. New vocabulary will be inserted in each play, and by the final showcase, the participants will be writing and facilitating the event. Participants will be invited to share their works in other libraries to promote the concept. Providence Project Grants in Education for Individuals FY22 c2
Harrison Grigsby Hip Hop Scholars Program at Charette Charter School $3,000 Hip Hop Scholars is a 12 week program in which students will analyze Hip Hop compositions and content to explore and improve their social and emotional behavior. Students will reflect and process ideas to validate their lived experiences. Providence Project Grants in Education for Individuals FY22 c2