Grant Recipients, FY22, spring cycle

Grant Amount
Grant Program
15 Minute Field TripsPollinators in the Park$2,16515 Minute Field Trips will hold four free all-ages programs in English and Spanish that explain the importance of pollinators at Columbia Park, and include flower painting, butterfly origami, making seed paper, and pollinator puppets. We will also run a free week-long half-day camp for 12 youth to explore nature through art and outdoor activities.JohnstonArts Access Grant
Art Connection-RI, TheArt Experiences for Teens at Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket$1,500Art Connection-RI (AC-RI) workshops connect teens with local artists, role models, & works of art.
The workshops foster a student’s creative & intellectual development, to work independently & as a team. Students develop decision-making skills while creating & critiquing art. Students will develop a relationship with an artist and have fun.
PawtucketArts Access Grant
Art Night Bristol Warren#MeetTheArtist 2.0 & Conversations$1,500Art Night Bristol Warren will present a 2nd edition of #MeetTheArtist 2.0 (#MTA2.0) an interactive studio experience that takes the visitor into the mind of the artist, and a complementary virtual interactive event "Conversations" highlighting a dialogue between 2 artists.BristolArts Access Grant
Autism Project, TheDance Social Group$1,000The Autism Project plans to hold two sessions of a Dance Social Group for autistic youth and young adults. The program incorporates healthy habits, dance routines and social opportunities. The classes will be for one hour each week for 25 weeks. JohnstonArts Access Grant
Burbage Theatre CompanyBurbage & Bard $1,500In the summer of 2021, the Burbage Theatre Company will continue an organizational commitment, first established in 2018, to offer the Greater Pawtucket community a free, accessible, high-quality live production of one of William Shakespeare’s timeless classics in a unique outdoor setting.PawtucketArts Access Grant
Choral Collective of Newport CountyNewport County Youth Chorus Middle School Ensemble$1,500The Choral Collective of Newport County is seeking support for a new Newport County Youth Chorus Middle School Ensemble class for Newport students in grades 5 through 8. Monies received from RISCA will help cover teaching artist fees including a teacher/conductor, accompanist, and high school or college chorus manager intern. ProvidenceArts Access Grant
CounterForm CPS (F.S. Woonasquatucket Valley Community Build, Inc.)Gráfica Latina $1,500Gráfica Latina is a digital archive of Latin American graphic design that aims to serve as a resource for students, academics, professionals, and the community at large that are interested in expanding their references on visual communication work developed by designers and artists from Latin America or of Latin American decent.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Dirt Palace Public ProjectsDirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery$2,250The Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery is a public arts project that exhibits works on a rotating basis from a diverse group of local, national, and international artists, community organizations, and youth groups. It is located in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Doors Open RI (F.S. Preserve RI)Providence Waterways$3,000Providence Waterways is a multimedia, collaborative storytelling project by Doors Open RI that takes a deep dive into our relationship with water. Three portals will guide our journey: a geolocative soundscape, a virtual StoryMap, and a 2-day series of place-based, artistic performances in late August, curated by Shey Rivera Ríos and Seth Tourjee.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Downtown Woonsocket CollaborativeBack in Time Mural$2,250DWC plans to work in collaboration with the City of Woonsocket to have a mural on City property in the downtown area that reflects the City's history. We will also with the Woonsocket Historical Society offer suggested images that reflect the beauty of the historic buildings as well as showcase the talent of our budding artist community.WoonsocketArts Access Grant
Empowerment Factory, The“Free Art Programs for Kids” $3,000TEF will partner with RISCA teaching artists to offer the successful, free “Art in the Park” and “Nature Drawing” workshops for kids. Each child receives a free Creativity Kit with all the necessary supplies for the workshop including a bilingual workbook, pencils and books.PawtucketArts Access Grant
Esperanza-HopeEsperanza-Hope Art Program 2021$1,000Esperanza-Hope will hold its 6th Free Five Week Art Program for children ages 6-16 in Providence, October-November 2021. The classes will be taught by five different artists. At the end of the five weeks, there will be an award ceremony and art exhibition with the children’s artwork.CranstonArts Access Grant
Federal Hill House AssociationVoces Mayores/Elder Voices$3,000Voces Mayores/Elder Voices is a 3-month bilingual workshop series engaging Providence-area older adults in artmaking, storytelling and publishing. The project explores how access to arts–the new roles, creative means and platform for expression it provides–nurtures wellbeing, empowerment and visibility for this multiply marginalized community.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Friends of the Rhody Center, Inc.Steel Drum Ensembles $1,000The Rhody Center will provide another six months of its Steel Drum Ensembles. The youth ensemble is offered free of charge.CoventryArts Access Grant
Friends of Tiverton LibrariesTails & Tales – a Rhode Island Community Storytelling Series$1,260As part of its Adult Summer Reading Program, Tiverton Public Library presents: Tails & Tales – a Rhode Island Community Storytelling Series. Join us Monday evenings on Zoom, July 12th-August 30th, for a virtual festival of stories featuring local storytelling artists, historians and community members.TivertonArts Access Grant
Hear In Rhode IslandRhode Island Folk Festival$1,500Hear in Rhode Island is producing it's seventh annual free folk music festival, its second year at the Rose Larisa Park in East Providence, on Sunday, August 29 from 12-6pm. The Rhode Island Folk Festival will have three stages of live folk music from local RI musicians. Vendors will be selling food and art along the path that connect the stages.GreenvilleArts Access Grant
Imago Foundation for the ArtsRising Seas in the Ocean State$1,950IFA plans to hold an exhibition called, “Rising Seas: Envisioning the Future Ocean State,” in the spring of 2022 that will include a juried public call for art from RI artists, artworks by IFA artists, a series of public events related to the topic of projected sea level rise in RI, and production of a catalog documenting the exhibit.WarrenArts Access Grant
JDP Theatre Co"Your Stage" Production of "Something Rotten"$2,700JDP Theatre Co.'s new "Your Stage" program provides a platform for college students to direct and produce their own projects, under the mentorship of JDP leaders. Kicking off this program will be a team of students producing the Broadway musical "Something Rotten", which will be presented to the public in a Video On Demand format in July 2021. RumfordArts Access Grant
Johnston Dance and Performing ArtsJ-DAPA 2021 Dance Season$1,950JDAPA will provide dance lessons and performing arts instruction to youth/young adults culminating in recitals/performances open to all community residents. Funds will be used to supplement the cost of providing dance instruction, costumes, and other costs for those individuals who would not be able to participate if they had to pay the full fee.JohnstonArts Access Grant
Langston Hughes CPR (F.S. Beneficent Church)27th Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading$2,700The Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading Committee will host the 27th annual Langston Hughes community poetry reading on February 6, 2022. This event features local artists and community members presenting the works of Langston Hughes and brings together wide range of performers and audience members.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Newport String ProjectProgram Innovation at the Newport String Project$3,000The Newport String Project (NSP) will provide free lessons in violin, viola cello to 45 students at the MLK Center and will also pilot a new series of youth workshops at local schools and libraries to expand its reach. The Newport String Quartet will partner with local community service organizations to ensure access to live performances for all.NewportArts Access Grant
Oasis InternationalAFRICAN SUMMER BASH$1,500Oasis will celebrate its 28th African Summer Bash this year at Richardson Park in Providence. The event is celebrated through music, dance, cultural arts, cultural foods, and the cultural richness of Africa and other diverse ethnic groups in Southwest Providence. The Bash is an all day festival with games and live entertainment for all ages.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Pawtucket Arts Festival (F.S. Blackstone Valley Tourism Council)Pawtucket Arts Festival$3,000The Pawtucket Arts Festival is a free 10-day multidisciplinary series of arts events held throughout the city, which brings together not only diversity in art forms but in culture and community as well. 2021 Marks its 23rd consecutive year. PawtucketArts Access Grant
PC Galleries at Providence CollegeLocal Voices: Critical & Creative Responses $2,250For PAL, its new online arts journal, Providence College Galleries [PCG] will commission 4 local visual artists and 4 local visual arts writers to critically and creatively respond to the local visual arts ecosystem with new artworks and arts writing. PAL will publish the pieces under the series title “Local Voices: Critical & Creative Responses.”ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Portsmouth Arts Guild Inc.Art Education$1,500Portsmouth Arts Guild plans to offer to the general public a series of art classes. Because of the pandemic, all classes will be outside or online via Zoom. PortsmouthArts Access Grant
PRONK! (F.S. What Cheer Art Company)Providence HONK! Festival 2021$2,700PRONK! is a free, outdoor music festival, featuring brass and drum-based street bands from across the country playing alongside local groups. With public spectacles starring community groups and any community member who spontaneously joins in, PRONK invites the Providence community to reclaim its streets with brass, beats and feet.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Providence Children's MuseumThe Avenue Concept Public Art Making and Programming$1,500Providence Children's Museum (PCM) seeks support for its upcoming collaboration with The Avenue Concept, where children and families in Rhode Island will participate in the creation of a moveable outdoor mural painting in October 2021 and engage with related programming throughout the fall. This project was piloted in 2020.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Providence Clemente Veterans (F.S. Operation Stand Down)Providence Clemente Veterans’ Initiative Creative and Expressive Arts Series$3,000Lucas Pralle, USMC veteran and co-founder of Endless Beautiful, will lead RI veterans through creative and expressive art making during the ‘21-‘22 academic year for the PCVI. Through 4 activities, Lucas will teach veterans how to explore complex experiences through art. Artwork created by veterans will be available for viewing on Access Grant
Providence World Music (F.S. Wilbury Theatre Group)World Music and Films Series at Dexter Field Park $2,250Providence World Music will host its second annual World Music and Films Series every Thursday starting on September 2nd, 2021 through November 2021 at the Dexter Field Park in Providence. This event will feature live traditional music concerts and films to promote multicultural appreciation with an emphasis on indigenous African music and art.Providence Arts Access Grant
Puerto Rican Institute for Arts & AdvocacyPuerto Rican Wood carving: Santos de Palo-Series #3.$2,700Our goal is to bring Mr. Carlos Santiago, master artisan of Puerto Rican woodcrafts, to host a third round of workshops teaching Wooden Saint Carving (Santos de Palo) of Puerto Rico for (4) adult students from RI, (2) of which are local Puerto Rican Leaders in their communities: Shey Rivera of Providence, and Olga Silva of Central Falls.WarwickArts Access Grant
Queer.Archive.Work, Inc.QAW Artists' Residency Program 2021–22, Materials and Supplies$2,100Queer.Archive.Work is continuing its successful Artists' Residency Program, which launched in 2020. The 2021–22 program will benefit a cohort of up to 14 QT/BIPOC artists and writers with access to QAW's risograph printer in a new shared studio space with Binch Press at 400 Harris Ave., in the Valley Arts District.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Revive the RootsArtmaking in the Garden$1,500Artmaking in the Garden is a 12 part workshop series to be offered free of charge at Mowry Commons in Smithfield. This program is geared toward arts learning and enrichment in an outdoor environment for the Revive the Roots community of families, artists, teens and adults.SmithfieldArts Access Grant
Rhode Island Slave History MedallionsLiving History and Arts Celebration$2,100RISHM is presenting a multi-cultural program at Patriot's Park, Portsmouth, to explore the history and arts of African and Indigenous patriots commemorated there. Youth and families are invited to enjoy performances + activities with the RI Black Storytellers, Native dancers, Kalfou + Drum Circle musicians, and salute by the RI First Black Regiment.NewportArts Access Grant
RI Cape Verdean Heritage (F.S. Preserve RI)Capeverdean Independance Day Festival/ Parade $1,950RICVHC will hold an annual Cape Verdean Independence Day Motor Parade and Virtual Celebration in commemoration of our independence. The event will be on July 11, 2021. The parade will be streamed live and will take place in four cities with largest Cape Verdean population bringing together Cape Verdeans from Rhode Island and all over the world.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
RI Historic Commission (F.S. Preserve RI)Rhode Island Heritage Month's Virtual Celebration$1,820In September, RIHPHC will host a weekly 60-minute virtual celebration featuring "Heritage Highlights" from cultural performance artists, organizations, cooking and dancing demonstrations for children and adults alike. It will provide public access to meaningful programming to help expand cultural awareness and provide a stronger sense of community.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Spectrum Theatre EnsembleNeurodiversity New Play Festival $3,000This July, Spectrum Theatre Ensemble (STE) will hold the second Neurodiversity New Play Festival (NNPF), a program intended to address the limitations around neurodiversity in the arts. The NNPF provides a platform for neurodivergent artists to create and present new work that centers them, their stories, and the issues they find important.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
Stages of FreedomThe Benefit of Black Women: Five Lives on Benefit Street$3,000On May 22, 2022, Stages of Freedom will use re-enactment to present a series of progressive performances, anchoring history to the built environment, to tell the exciting stories of five historic Black women who inhabited spaces along Providence's historic Benefit Street from 1760-1960, and whose accomplishments influenced art, culture and discourse.ProvidenceArts Access Grant
The CollaborativeWarren Art Academy$3,000The Collaborative plans to hold a series of arts classes for youth grades K-12 in four different areas: public art, printmaking, experimental art and photography.WarrenArts Access Grant
The Womxn Project Education FundIlluminating the Legacy of Slavery in Rhode Island$2,700TWPEF will project imagery and stage dramatic readings about the history and legacy of slavery in Rhode Island at sites where slavery and the struggle for abolition took place. These visually and emotionally impactful art interventions will illuminate the role of Rhode Island in the slave trade and help us understand racism and equity today. WakefieldArts Access Grant
Warwick Civic Orchestra (dba Warwick Symphony Orchestra)A Little Live Music – WSO Senior Outreach$1,250The Warwick (Civic) Symphony Orchestra seeks support toward a series of three live concert performances by a portion of our orchestra for residents and patients at Senior Residential communities in our region– a program of live music and discussion geared to the interests and stylistic preferences of those served in these communities.KingstonArts Access Grant
West Warwick Public Library AssociationLGBTQ+ Voices Anthology$2,250The WWPL will curate, edit, and publish a fiction anthology of RI LGBTQ+ authors, including hiring a local LGBTQ+ artist to design original artwork for the cover. The anthology will be published in print and digital formats and made available for free to the public through Rhode Island libraries.West WarwickArts Access Grant
Woonsocket Neighborhood Development Corp (dba Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley)Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series$3,000Levitt AMP Woonsocket leverages the power of free, live music to reinvigorate underutilized public space and strengthen community ties. The 10-week Friday night music series invests in musicians, celebrates diversity, and catalyzes the local economy by drawing locals and tourists alike into the public sphere through these family-friendly events.WoonsocketArts Access Grant
Butler HospitalRe-Emerge, Renew, and Rise Up $3,000Butler Hospital will present Re-Emerge, Renew, and Rise Up: An Artist Residency and Staff Development Program, featuring four Rhode Island artists representing a diversity of modalities. The resident artists will facilitate inpatient workshop sessions and provide professional development and self-care experiential workshops for hospital staff.ProvidenceProject Grants in Healthcare
Emma Pendleton Bradley HospitalDiversifying Healing Arts Workshops at Bradley Hospital$9,000With RISCA’s support, we will expand Bradley’s roster of Healing Arts community partners to include West African drumming with Sidy Maïga and Latin dance with Carlos Gonzalez from Mambo Pa Ti to bring greater diversity to our workshops and help introduce our patients to new cultural experiences.East ProvidenceProject Grants in Healthcare
Rhode Island HospitalTherapeutic Music for Adult Inpatients$7,800With the addition of two 90-minute weekly therapeutic music strolls and individual patient interactions at Rhode Island Hospital, provided by Therapeutic Musicians Chris Monti and Michael Bresler, we will improve the hospital experience of some of our most vulnerable adult patients – many of whom are admitted to the hospital for weeks a time. ProvidenceProject Grants in Healthcare
Seven Hills Rhode Island, Inc.Seven Hills Rhode Island Integrated Performing and Visual Arts Program$6,040Seven Hills Rhode Island, a health and human services organization supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities, will partner with Trinity Repertory Theatre Company and other local artists to provide a unique performing and visual arts program for children and adults supported through its programs.WoonsocketProject Grants in Healthcare
Connecting for Children and FamiliesArt & SEL Afterschool Program at Woonsocket High School$2,100In 2021-22, we will offer the afterschool program “Art & SEL,” to be taught by RISCA Roster artists and other exceptional artists/instructors, to support high school students grappling with social/emotional needs; these have only intensified with the pandemic. Programming will align with school-day learning in Art, ELA and Social Studies.WoonsocketProject Grants in Education
DownCity DesignDownCity Design / Summer Design Studios$8,979Since 2013, the DCD Summer Design Studios has offered a design-based, STEAM-intensive summer arts learning experience for 60 RI high school students from Providence and surrounding core cities. Design Educators guide participants as they build academic and design skills, explore design careers, and create service projects for their communities.ProvidenceProject Grants in Education
JDP Theatre Co.2021 Summer Vacation Camps$1,500JDP Theatre Co. will be holding two performing arts summer camps in 2021: the "Under the Big Top" camp for grades K-4 and the "Mad Scientist" camp for grades 5-8. At JDP's camps, participants play acting games, create arts and crafts, and work together to write & stage a play, which will be performed for friends and family at the end of the session.RumfordProject Grants in Education
Newport Public Schools (City of Newport School Dept.)Dancing Through Boundaries: Arts Integrated Learning$8,500NPS would like to expand IMC’s in-school residency program Dancing Through Boundaries. This program engages 1-5 graders in an arts-integrated curricula that uses dance as a learning tool. Dancers lead workshops that encourage creative expression, and integrates visual, and kinesthetic learning modalities to build students confidence.NewportProject Grants in Education
Raising Hope, Inc.Afro-Carribean Drumming$3,500Afro-Caribbean drumming plans to engage a small group of youth, ages 8 to 18 years in low income communities to develop skills for making music through folk drumming. Program is facilitated by trained master artists during after school hours in a location in the community that assures safety for participants in the time of COVID-19. ProvidenceProject Grants in Education
School OneWrite Rhode Island$6,000Write 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.ProvidenceProject Grants in Education
AS220AS220$38,488General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Aurea, Inc.Aurea, Inc.$3,750General operating support for cultural non-profits.PawtucketInvestments in Arts & Culture
Chorus of Westerly, TheChorus of Westerly$12,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.WesterlyInvestments in Arts & Culture
City of Providence Dept of Art, Culture + TourismCity of Providence Dept of Art, Culture + Tourism$10,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Common Fence MusicCommon Fence Music$6,400General operating support for cultural non-profits.PortsmouthInvestments in Arts & Culture
Community MusicWorksCommunity MusicWorks$11,454General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Community String ProjectCommunity String Project$3,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.BristolInvestments in Arts & Culture
Contemporary Theater Company, TheContemporary Theater Company, The$3,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.WakefieldInvestments in Arts & Culture
Educational Center for Arts and Sciences (dba Teatro ECAS)Educational Center for Arts and Sciences dba Teatro ECAS$5,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
EverettEverett$21,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Festival Ballet ProvidenceFestival Ballet Providence$22,056General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
FirstWorksFirstWorks$10,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Flickers, the Newport Film/Video Society & Arts CollaborativeFlickers, the Newport Film/Video Society & Arts Collaborative$4,386General operating support for cultural non-profits.NewportInvestments in Arts & Culture
Frequency WritersFrequency Writers$1,575General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Gallery Night ProvidenceGallery Night Providence$5,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Gateways to Change, Inc. (dba Artists' Exchange)Gateways to Change, Inc. (dba Artists' Exchange)$3,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.CranstonInvestments in Arts & Culture
Girls Rock! Rhode Island (dba RIOT! Rhode Island)Girls Rock! Rhode Island (dba RIOT! Rhode Island)$5,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Hera Educational Foundation, IncHera Educational Foundation, Inc$3,750General operating support for cultural non-profits.WakefieldInvestments in Arts & Culture
Island Moving Co.Island Moving Co.$19,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.NewportInvestments in Arts & Culture
Jamestown Arts CenterJamestown Arts Center$3,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.JamestownInvestments in Arts & Culture
Kingston Chamber Music FestivalKingston Chamber Music Festival$3,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.KingstonInvestments in Arts & Culture
Manton Avenue Project, TheManton Avenue Project, The$5,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Mixed Magic Theatre and Cultural EventsMixed Magic Theatre and Cultural Events$7,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.PawtucketInvestments in Arts & Culture
Museum ConcertsMuseum Concerts$2,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of DesignMuseum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design$68,728General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Music on the HillMusic on the Hill$2,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.East GreenwichInvestments in Arts & Culture
Musica DolceMusica Dolce$2,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.KingstonInvestments in Arts & Culture
Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, TheNarragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra, The$2,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.East ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
New Urban ArtsNew Urban Arts$11,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Newport Art Museum and Art AssociationNewport Art Museum and Art Association$21,468General operating support for cultural non-profits.NewportInvestments in Arts & Culture
newportFILMnewportFILM$2,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.NewportInvestments in Arts & Culture
Providence AthenaeumProvidence Athenaeum$6,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Providence Children's Film FestivalProvidence Children's Film Festival$3,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Providence CityArts for YouthProvidence CityArts for Youth$5,397General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Providence SingersProvidence Singers$10,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.East ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Rhode Island Black StorytellersRhode Island Black Storytellers$3,750General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Rhode Island Chamber Music ConcertsRhode Island Chamber Music Concerts$3,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.HopeInvestments in Arts & Culture
Rhode Island Civic Chorale and OrchestraRhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra$6,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.CranstonInvestments in Arts & Culture
Rhode Island Latino ArtsRhode Island Latino Arts$3,750General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Rhode Island Museum of Science and ArtRhode Island Museum of Science and Art$3,750General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Rhode Island Wind EnsembleRhode Island Wind Ensemble$1,300General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School $72,640General operating support for cultural non-profits.East ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
RiverzEdge Arts ProjectRiverzEdge Arts Project$11,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.WoonsocketInvestments in Arts & Culture
RPM Voices of Rhode IslandRPM Voices of Rhode Island$4,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Sandra Feinstein-Gamm TheatreSandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre$27,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.WarwickInvestments in Arts & Culture
Stadium Theatre FoundationStadium Theatre Foundation$7,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.WoonsocketInvestments in Arts & Culture
The State Ballet of RIThe State Ballet of RI$5,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.LincolnInvestments in Arts & Culture
Tomaquag Indian Memorial MuseumTomaquag Indian Memorial Museum$3,500General operating support for cultural non-profits.ExeterInvestments in Arts & Culture
Trinity Repertory CompanyTrinity Repertory Company$90,140General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Wilbury Theatre GroupWilbury Theatre Group$5,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Woonasquatucket Valley Community Build Inc. (dba The Steel Yard)Woonasquatucket Valley Community Build Inc. (dba The Steel Yard)$7,000General operating support for cultural non-profits.ProvidenceInvestments in Arts & Culture
Aashish EdakadampilProject Saudade$3,000The project is a meditation on humanity's disconnection from nature and its psychological toll – disillusionment and emotional displacement. Through an evocative cinematic journey, it explores the paradox of being in the most connected time while being socially disconnected. The project combines nuanced sound design, rich painterly visual scapes, and influences from transnational collaborators.PawtucketProject Grants for Individuals
Abdul AdioThe Anti-Robot Club$3,000The Anti- Robot Club is a digital/physical pop- up curated by Spocka Summa featuring a variety of work from 8-10 emerging artists. This pop – up will take place at Public/The Steel yard located at 27 Sims Ave. Providence RI. every Sat. and Sun for the entire month of September. The Anti- Robot Club will serve as a recurring platform for artists to showcase work in digital and physical space.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Aleksandra AzbelDance and Plants Summer Camp$3,000Dance and Plants Summer Camp synthesizes the teachings of ecology, history, botany and craft into a colorful and symbolic dance and casual performance for the public. In collaboration with artists, story tellers and growers we will host a tuition-free, extensive natural dyes and dance workshop for children who often lack access to nature and safe outdoor play areas.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Alexander BerryVerdant Vibes Spring Festival$3,000Verdant Vibes presents a Spring festival of new performance work by local composers and artists, exploring historic Rhode Island topics including the legacy of silver factories, weather disasters, war propaganda and children’s stories.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Alfonso AcevedoArt Classes Partially
Presencial/Murals: Connecting
The Art with their Neighborhood Part VI
$3,000For the year 2022 Art Factory Adams Library CF, will work with children and parents on Saturdays and some weekdays. The program will give opportunities to parents to help their chiders at home. The program includes classes to paint murals. Mural Projects will be displayed as a temporary canvas, panels or recycle paper. Also includes exhibit of art works on commercial windows or public spaces.Central FallsProject Grants for Individuals
Anita BatemanThe Black Artist Project$3,000The Black Artist Project is an interview format podcast that will deliver content on contemporary Black art history and visual culture, focusing on artists across artistic disciplines with active practices. Black artists, defined as members of the African Diaspora, will be interviewed by the podcast creator about their trajectories, style, influences and other topics relevant to their careers.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Arthur CayoHonoring Community and
Its Members
$1,500paint murals in the city honoring community members that have past away.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Ashley AlvesThe Magic In The Purse-
Separation Anxiety & Character
Development Book & Activity
$3,000Ashley Alves will illustrate and write a book that will encourage young children (Ages 9 Months to 24 Months) to cope with social, emotional, and separation anxiety. The book is to be packaged with an activity purse. 500 copies will be given to Rhode Islanders for the promotion of healthy coping skills for pre-toddler children entering the world for the first time post pandemic.East ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Benedict GagliardiOcean State Songster Volume II$3,000We will print and perform music from a second volume of a songbook that showcases old, forgotten music from RI. Like The Ocean State Songster Vol. I, printed in 2018 thanks to a RISCA grant, this book will spread RI music nationally and internationally through the folk circuit, encourage ongoing interest in the value of local music, and inspire the independent scholarship of other young singers.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Cat LaineInvolucrata : An Immersive
Botanical Installation
$3,000Involucrata is part experiential public installation, part future history diorama, staged as a window display. Viewed from the inside, it is a stylized tropical plant filled landscape that is welcoming, safe, and beautiful. From the outside, it is a diorama where the endangered of the Anthropocene era are examined. Window glass separates our present from a nature depleted dystopian future.WoonsocketProject Grants for Individuals
Cathren HousleyOur Story – Processing
The Pandemic
$2,600This 4 part workshop with children's book writer and illustrator Cathren Housley gives kids an opportunity to process their experience of the Pandemic through literacy and art. First, kids tell their stories. Next, they build a 3D memory box re-creating a scene that shows a moment of great importance. Finally, they create a time capsule of their COVID experience – to be opened in One Year!East ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Christian de RezendesSLATERSVILLE:
America’s First Mill Village
$3,000"SLATERSVILLE: America’s First Mill Village" will be a historical documentary series about the first pre-planned mill village in the U.S. Through interviews and never-before-seen images, the story of American industrialization will be told, running from the late 18th century abroad to our awareness of labor, humanity and preservation in modern day America, consisting of 8 one-hour episodes.North SmithfieldProject Grants for Individuals
damont combsPoetry 101$2,000Poetry 101 is an award winning film that will be reintroducing poetry's use and need in today's society. Poetry is used in many different aspects of society and in many different ways but is treated as a second class art form. He will reaffirm the importance of poetry and it's true role in society starting with RI based clients giving accounts of how they incorporate poetry into everyday society.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Daniel RuppelSo Much Dam History Here$2,030Dams have shaped the human geography of Rhode Island. Through a cycle of seven short plays and musical pieces constructed from interviews with residents who live near these dams and others who visit them, this project seeks to connect Rhode Islanders with a vital part of the infrastructure that shaped the physical and cultural landscape of their communities.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Eli NixonBloodtide- holiday in homage to
horseshoe crabs
$3,000Bloodtide is a new holiday in homage to horseshoe crabs. It invites celebrants to see ourselves, each other, and the spaces we occupy in relationship to a 450 million year old organism and their primordial immune system. Bloodtide proposes a multitude of horizontalist practices for community enactment toward multispecies justice. RISCA funds would cover holiday workshop supplies and documentation.PawtucketProject Grants for Individuals
Elvys RuizAfrican Presence in the
Dominican Republic
$500Provide a three-session workshop to teach young dominicans living in Rhode Island about the African presence in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora. They will learn about the music, dances, performances, food and folkloric expressions. They will learn about their denied afro-dominican roots and will be expose to the rythms and the instruments Africans brought with them during the slavery.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Emily TimmAnimated Film & Creativity
$1,500Animator Emily Timm will animate a film written and drawn by local students. Adapting a model developed by the Japanese arts program School Of Wonder, she will guide kids to focus on nature as a jumping off point for creating a story. Then the stories will be animated in collaboration with artists and screened for the public, creating opportunities for the local community to explore wonder together.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Emily GuezPaper Doll Tabs$2,118Paper Doll Tabs is a public installation that invites Providence locals to playfully interact with and consider local histories.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Geoffrey GibbsLive Saxophone Quartet Concert$3,000Sunday March 27, 2022, at 3 p.m. there will be a free concert of music for saxophone quartet featuring works and jazz improvisation by Dan Moretti with compositions also by Barbara Kolb and Geoffrey Gibbs. It will be held in the URI Fine Arts Concert Hall.KingstonProject Grants for Individuals
Gerald ShippeeLife Forest Coloring Book$3,000Cartoonist and illustrator, Jerry Shippee, provides a relaxed way for students to learn about diverse fauna. With this fun, and easy to color, students will be exposed to "Fun Facts" about various members of the animal kingdom. These "Fun Facts" are designed to pique their interest with interesting facts about animal kind on each page!West WarwickProject Grants for Individuals
Gladys Cole"Annie" a Virtual Theatre Program
for Youth
$2,000G. Cole Productions will provide a free youth theatre program for 10 youth from Rhode Island's core cities, Central Falls, Newport, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket. Students will learn theatre performance skills and record a virtual performance of "Annie" the musical. The program will take place virtually over 8 weeks and culminate in a virtual performance and streamed for all to view.East GreenwichProject Grants for Individuals
Gregory AyriyanViolin, Piano, Theory or Composition
Lessons for Individuals Who have
Autism or Other Special Needs
$3,000To bring musical instruction to individuals (ages 6 and up) who are Twice Exceptional, Gifted, have ADHD, or are on Autism spectrum and show them that music is a way and an avenue (or method) to express and communicate, often without words. Violinist, pianist and composer will teach these individuals or hold workshops either in person or online.JohnstonProject Grants for Individuals
Heather AhernLive Performance and Workshops
w/Movement & Text
$1,500100 Years of Quietude: or Love in the Time of Corona, a multimedia show, reflecting on the loss of a great-grandmother during the Spanish Flu of 1918, and 100 years later, the demise of a long-term relationship with a man with narcissistic personality disorder, portrayed by a sock puppet named Mr. Grandiose Braggadocio. Performances: RIC and other venues, workshops on movement and text to follow.CranstonProject Grants for Individuals
Janett "Becky" BassProject Misik: Honoring African &
Indigenous Ancestors’ Legacies
$3,000Through “Project Misik: Honoring African & Indigenous Ancestors' Legacies,” members of Zili Misik, an 8-member, all female, multi-racial and multi-ethnic band, will engage audiences in an interactive workshop and performance with “New World Soul” – music that reconnects roots music of the African diaspora – to pour a musical libation for African and Indigenous ancestors, in Newport, RI.RIVERSIDEProject Grants for Individuals
Jason RosemanA Christmas Steel Drums Serenade$3,000A Christmas Concert featuring Musical Steel Drums playing music from Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. Steel Drums will be accompanied by voices, Piano, Bass, Trumpets also other conventional musical instruments. A family-friendly concert.PawtucketProject Grants for Individuals
Jason TranchidaScandalous Conduct / Newport 1919$3,000A Navy-sanctioned raid on homosexual activity sparked national scandal shortly after the end of World War I. The covert operation to stamp out “immoral acts” in Newport, Rhode Island, targeted sailors and civilian men alike. Scandalous Conduct/Newport 1919 will be a multimedia installation commemorating the Newport Sex Scandal.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Jenine BressnerIndustrial Past, Creative Present$2,000Jenine Bressner will make a series of short films that celebrate five mill- based Rhode Island small businesses: Wolf Myrow, Lorraine Fabrics, Peter Patchis Yarns, Ryco Trim, and Resources (Recycling) for RI Education. These special businesses exist because of our industrial past, but uniquely enable and sustain our collective creative present and future.JohnstonProject Grants for Individuals
Jose Maldonado8th annual Project 401 Summer
jam series
$3,000Project 401 leader and founder Jose"Facce" Maldonado will organize, complete outreach for, and execute Project 401's 8th annual summer jam series. This is a comprehensive hip hop education program initiative consisting of instruction and mentorship in hip hop elements facilitated discussions on pertinent socio-political issues, bi-weekly Jams at various parks in the Providence area.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Karen IsenbergEarly Childhood Music Classes
at Community Libraries
$3,000Karen Isenberg will conduct early childhood music classes for children ages 0-5 years and their adults at 3 Providence community libraries. Classes aim to foster early music skills, enhance child development (literacy, motor, social and cognitive skills), support healthy adult-child relationships, and build community among middle and low-income families.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Kelly EriksenHow you talk now$2,000How you talk now is motivated by a personal desire to better understand how our current situations have affected/are affecting the way we communicate. The project will produce a collection recorded conversations about conversation. It will open a dialogue, and explore the ways (however tiny) that people's day-to-day conversations in Rhode Island have changed in the time of social distancing.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Kendall ReissBEING [with] TREES$1,500BEING [with] TREES is a site-specific installation located next to a 230-year-old tulip tree in downtown Bristol, RI. A free artist book will contain anthotypes made with juice extracted from tulip tree flowers, methods to create anthotypes, and info on the indigeneity, ecosystem, and medicinal properties of this particular tree being. Viewers will add responses to a collective digital archive.BristolProject Grants for Individuals
Kevin DoyleKevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles
"Health to the Ladies" Concert
$1,200Roscommon Soles present a dance, music, and song concert inspired by Rhode Island leading ladies of the performing arts. The “Ladies” include Nellie Costigan Cohan, Sissieretta Jones, Eileen Farrell, Theresa Landry School of Dance, and the McCorrie School of Irish Dance representing 19th century vaudeville, classical and popular music, Irish step and American tap dance.BarringtonProject Grants for Individuals
Laura Brown-LavoieClub Desire$3,000Laura Brown-Lavoie will collaborate with five other performance artists to produce an installation of live/digital performance called CLUB DESIRE, arising from the book of poems by that title which she completed in 2019. Audiences will be able to experience the installation by appointment, and digital elements (including the album of music made for the show) will be released online.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Lisa PerezEco-Creative Workshops at The
Good Earth Farm
$1,958Lisa Perez will provide on-site creative workshops and demonstrations that engage plant-based materials and methods with community youth and adults. Processes will highlight the use of natural materials ethically harvested from The Good Earth organic farmland and surrounding landscape. These eco-centered activities will offer inspiration, creative play and nature immersion.CranstonProject Grants for Individuals
Marina EkelovaRussian Cultural Art Workshops$1,500Russian artist and lecturer, Marina Ekelova, will offer unique, hands-on workshops focusing on the rich Russian traditional folk art of Matryoshka Nesting doll painting, Russian Faberge Egg painting, and Cheburashka doll-making while also sharing about the history and culture behind these art forms. It’s a great opportunity to work together and learn about the Russian crafts and culture hands-on!East GreenwichProject Grants for Individuals
Michelle KaminskyXylophones in the Parks$3,000Michelle and another artist bring xylophones of varying sizes to 10 public spaces. These instruments, with beautiful wind-chime-like sounds, lend themselves to spontaneously music making. Park visitors are invited to join in creating music. No experience necessary, just a little guidance. It is a gentle approach to inviting the public into making beautiful music. Covid guidelines to be followed.BarringtonProject Grants for Individuals
Natasha BrennanQuilted Mural Project$1,000Natasha Brennan will help facilitate a painting workshop for community members to create their own painting on a small piece of loose canvas, focusing on their favorite parts of their neighborhood. Each small painting that is created will be quilted together to form a painted community quilt to be displayed at The George Wiley Center.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Nicole LalibertéLa Survivance/Chère Mémère –
Dance Theatre Performance
$3,000Freedom Dances will present a multi-media dance theatre piece entitled La Survivance/Chère Mémère. This piece explores the experience of Franco-Americans who left their farms in Quebec in the early 20th century and moved to Rhode Island to work in the mills. Their French-Canadian heritage, culture and history is represented with video, recorded spoken word, dance and French-Canadian music.CoventryProject Grants for Individuals
Orlando HernándezCentral Feet: A Tap Dance
Web Series
$3,000This project is to create a Latinx web series based in Central Falls. A tap dancer uses a garage on Central Street to practice, piquing the interest of neighbors and passersby… . Each short episode features the funny, tender, multilingual interactions that ensue.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Pamela SteagerGet Out!: Community Environmental
Art Projects
$1,600Nature artist Pam Steager will work within conservation areas and parks of the city to create educational nature art exhibits and via guided walks or workshops introduce residents to Environmental Art (aka Land Art/Earth Art) using local, natural materials. This project will encourage young and old to get out into nature in all seasons and become creators in and stewards of our local environment.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Raynold BidonGeorge Stinney jr project$3,000This is a visual art project on the short and brief life of George Junius Stinney Jr., (October 21, 1929 – June 16, 1944), The youngest African American boy to get the electric chair at the age of 14 who was unfairly convicted of murdering two white girls, Betty June Binnicker, age 11, and Mary Emma Thames, age 7, in his hometown of Alcolu, South Carolina. later vacated as an unfair trial in 2014.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Richard GoulisResponse to COVID-19 in Central Falls$3,000This Sci-Fi themed comedic docudrama video project features the adventures of a group of Earth-exploring extraterrestrial scientists and their robot assistants who strive to thwart an invasion of the planet by gathering proof of human resilience as demonstrated by the community of Central Falls, Rhode Island, and their ability to reverse the trend of the COVID-19 pandemic disaster in their city.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Roger CeresiThe Summer Blues Performance$3,000Roger Ceresi and the Allstarz Band will hold an outdoor Blues Classics and Vintage Rock and Roll summer concert at Goddard Park. (several outdoor venues for this project will be evaluated) The Band will perform a mix of blues classics and vintage rock. Roger Ceresi will handle advertising and promotion as usual.WarwickProject Grants for Individuals
Shura BaryshnikovChoreographer/Dancer and
Composer/Musician Collaboration
$2,740After months of restriction on in-person collaboration, dancer/choreographer Shura Baryshnikov and composer/cellist Adrienne Taylor return to the studio for an analog process of creating together in time and space. Interested in the complex dialogue between dancer and musician, the pair will focus on the passage between choreographed/composed materials and improvisatory scores for both artists.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Sidy MaigaAfrika Nyaga Music and Dance
$3,000Sidy Maiga will produce his annual drum and dance festival in collaboration with the Providence Foundation. The Festival will take place at Burnside Park in downtown Providence. The event will include a drum circle, African dance workshop, activity for kids and live performances by several bands.PawtucketProject Grants for Individuals
STEVEN BARTHELEMYTo Our Loved Ones$3,000Steven Luna will work on a series of film prints showcasing portraits of Southside Providence/Central Falls residents and families who have lost someone to the COVID-19 pandemic. These will be exhibited alongside short audio clips with the person, in which they discuss their lost loved one. Having lost his own grandmother to this pandemic, Steven hopes to spotlight our state's collective grief.North ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Susan YoungDANCE ME IN$3,000DANCE ME IN, provides adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities accessibility to ballroom dance instruction. The program provides the "partner dancing" experience, developing trusting relationships and expanding individual wellness of body and mind.BristolProject Grants for Individuals
Thomas CasaleA Celebration of Jazz Legend
Chick Corea
$2,000Celebrating the Life of Chick Corea is a concert event that honors one of the greatest jazz pianists and composers in history. Focusing on his lasting impact, the event features both live and recorded musical performance along with commentary on Chick Corea's story.RiversideProject Grants for Individuals
Thomas AllenCollaborative Visual Album inspired
by The Ocean State
$2,000Through a series of hikes, experiences and performances with small groups through many of Rhode Island's most beloved locations, Tommy Allen will work to create a music album with visual accompaniments to showcase the beautiful eeriness of The Ocean State. Allen is dedicated to learning more about the flora and fauna of this place, knowing inspiration will come to create a stirring body of work.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Tyler DobrowskyA Pageant for Providence$2,000The Pageant for Providence is a free, COVID-safe artistic adventure taking place in Aug. 2021 in downtown Providence, and feature elements of an audio walking tour and concludes with a communal performance. The Pageant will celebrate the RI community, provide space to reflect on the past year, and offer opportunity for healing and catharsis as we dream into what post-pandemic life will look like.ProvidenceProject Grants for Individuals
Sidy MaigaConnecting with your Roots
Through Art.
$3,000Sidy Maiga will provide a music program for an inner city school with low resources. The program will take place in the fall semester of 2021. This pilot project will provide a music program integrated in the school's curriculum in collaboration with the school faculty to students who normally would not have access to such a project.PawtucketProject Grants in Education for Individuals
MacKenzie KugelMontessori Makes!$1,700In partnership with Montessori Community School of Rhode Island, teaching artist MacKenzie Kugel will facilitate collaborative theater to promote connection among pre-schoolers and caregivers within a Montessori framework. The culminating showcase will express the creativity of an intergenerational and cross-cultural community. No prior art experience necessary for adult/child participation.PawtucketProject Grants in Education for Individuals