General Operating Support for Artists

Coming soon! Full details of this new grant program will be available in January 2022.

What: General Operating Support for Artists.
Who: Artists that live in Rhode Island, and are over the age of 18.
Funds: Unrestricted funds for artists to move their career and art making forward.
Amount: $6,000 per year, for three years.

General Operating Support for Artists (GoSA) program provides grants of $6,000 for each of three consecutive years (total of $18,000) for artists to work towards large, specific, self-identified goals in their art practice. This funding is unrestricted, meaning artists can use the funds to support their goals however they need. This program includes a cohort community of current grantees, with meetings and learning opportunities that are driven by and focused on the grantees’ needs. Grantees will need to submit a report once a year during their grant period and must remain Rhode Island residents for the full grant period. Grant funding could support things like: the ability to set aside time to work on art making; art materials; space rental; technology; paying collaborators; research and experimentation; marketing; documentation; and more. Each year, three artists will be selected for this program, for a total of nine artists receiving yearly grants at any given time.