AAG Grant Recipients, FY20, fall cycle

Grant Amount
Grant Program
Banda Nova AliancaBanda Nova Alianca Musical Exposition$1,200.00Banda Nova Alianca is an inter-generational group of musicians who plans to provide a free concert to the public at Slater Park in Pawtucket to enhance the interest of orchestral music in the community.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Pawtucket
Choral Collective of Newport CountyNewport County Youth Chorus$1,200.00Newport County Youth Chorus offers free weekly after-school programs for students in grades 2 – 8 in Newport and Portsmouth, each culminating in a performance to share the singer’s growth and hard work with family and friends. Participants are led by professional musicians and educators with a combined total of over 25 years of experience. Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Newport
Rhode Island Center for the BookReading Across Rhode Island 2020$1,200.00The 2020 Reading Across Rhode Island (RARI) author will visit local schools and libraries, ensuring teachers, librarians, parents and students benefit locally from our statewide program.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Newport
RISE on Broadway Inc.The Adventures of Alice and Dorothy: From Oz to Wonderland$1,500.00RISE plans to put on a staged production of an original script by Rhode Island’s own Shannon McMillian. The production will be aimed an elementary and middle school aged children in the Woonsocket area who might not have access to artistic outlets, although older participants and those from outside the area will still be considered.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Smithfield
Colonial Theatre of Rhode IslandCommunity Production of "Little Women" Held at Westerly High School$1,700.00The Colonial Theatre of Rhode Island will sponsor a community production of the musical "Little Women" at Westerly High School. The Colonial has partnered with Westerly High to bring in student & professional artists from Westerly and neighboring communities to expand the scope of this project.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Westerly
Friends of the Rhody Center, Inc.Steelpan and Latin Percussion Ensembles$1,700.00The Rhody Center will provide another six months of its Steelpan ("steel drum") Ensembles, as well as its Latin Percussion Ensemble. The ensembles are free for youth to join.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Coventry
Newport Music Festival Community & School Concerts: Introducing Opera$2,000.00Expanding its program of free public concerts & music education, Newport Music Festival will present two highly entertaining, one-act operas, Bon Appetit and The Telephone, at Newport Art Museum (3/28/20) and Newport Public Library (3/29/20). Each opera will also be performed separately for Newport public school students from 3/30/20 and 4/1/20.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Middletown
United Church of Christ Beneficent Church (Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading)25th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading$2,000.00The Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading Committee will host the 25th Annual Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading on February 2, 2020.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
Providence Community Library (Rhode Island Women's Choreography Project)RI Women's Choreography Project $2,000.00The RIWCP produces an annual performance to serve as a platform for 10 female-identifying choreographers to experiment and present a new work to an audience. The choreographers and dancers are local to the RI community. Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
Spectrum Theatre Ensemble10-Minute Play Festival Development$2,800.00Spectrum Theatre Ensemble plans to develop 6-8 10-minute plays over the course of January to June 2020 to be work-shopped and performed in collaboration with The Miracle Project and Brown University as a staged reading in the summer of 2020. Per STE's mission, the plays will be developed and performed by neurodiverse and neurotypical artists. Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
McAuley Ministries Arts at McAuley House$2,800.00Arts at McAuley House is an enrichment program offered by South Providence artist Kathy King to guests of McAuley House – a meal site and house of hospitality in Elmwood. Founded as an enrichment offering, it provides both arts instruction and an opportunity for artists to both exhibit and profit financially from their work.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
The Empowerment FactoryCommunity Creativity Workshops for Youth$2,885.00The Empowerment Factory will partner with RISCA teaching artists to continue on last years successful community creativity workshops. These events are free and open to the public, Saturdays 10am – 1pm, January – April, 2020 during the Wintertime Pawtucket Farmers Market, with an emphasis on inviting neighborhood elementary school aged children. Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Pawtucket
ReFocusThe Little Clay Studio – A ReFocus Collaborative $3,000.00ReFocus requests a grant in support of The Little Clay Studio (TLC), its in-house pottery studio and classroom where adults with disabilities explore the potentials of clay, and develop self-confidence and individual creativity.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy c/o Providence Foundation Greater Kennedy Plaza (GKP) Arts & Cultural Programming$3,000.00GKP Arts & Cultural Programming revitalizes our capital city by providing free, high quality, accessible public programming in downtown parks since 2008. Programs include the Burnside Music Series, Noon Tunes, and family programs such as Storytime & Art in the Park as well as public art, cultural events, and community programs. Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
Trinity Restoration Inc., dba Southside Cultural CenterCommunity Art Gallery @ Southside Cultural Center Rhode Island $3,000.00Community Art Gallery @ SCCRI (CAG) is new program for Southside Providence visual artists to exhibit their work at the Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island centrally located on Broad Street. This gallery provides a platform for local black artists and other artists of color to exhibit their art pieces in our Pop up! and Community Space.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
Newport String ProjectNewport String Project $3,000.00Newport String Project (NSP) seeks support for its free after-school music education and youth mentoring program at the Martin Luther King Jr Center. Forty students (K-12) participate in twice weekly lessons in violin, viola and cello.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Newport
Providence Ballet Theatre10th Season Celebration Spring Performance$3,000.00Providence Ballet Theatre will present a 10th Season Celebration Performance at Sapinsley Hall, Rhode Island College, March 20 & 21, 2020. The project will present select pieces that have been performed over the last 10 years showcasing the best of PBT repertory along with an exclusive performance free of charge for Providence Public Schools.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
Providence Children's MuseumMaker Experiences for Children $3,000.00Providence Children's Museum (PCM) seeks funding to continue its Museum Maker Club (formerly Young Inventors Club) and Friday Toddler Try-it workshops in the second half of 2019, providing access for young children across Rhode Island to explore maker culture and work alongside artists in a safe, developmentally appropriate environment. Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
India Association of Rhode IslandAsian Arts Festival$3,000.00IARI will organize “Asian Arts festival”,an outdoor intercultural mingling,free event for all ages at Roger William Park and Zoo, Providence. Participants will experience cultural artifacts, artistic activities and Artist Performances from Asian heritages of India Association and Hmong United Association of Rhode Island in the scenic park backdrop.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence
What Cheer Writers ClubAccessible Podcasting for RI Storytellers$3,000.00What Cheer Writers Club will offer free and low-cost podcast education to underserved communities across Rhode Island, enabling diverse groups of creatives to broadcast their voices to a listening audience. Podcasting 101 introduces beginning podcasters to the audio equipment and resources they need to get their story into someone else’s earbuds.Arts Access Grant FY20-Cyc2Providence