New grant program supports arts and culture workforce development

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Grant Writing workshop is on Friday, Oct. 14, at noon

Applications just opened for a new RISCA grant program that supports existing arts workforce development programs at arts and culture organizations, culturally specific organizations and secondary schools in Rhode Island.

The Build the Future Grant program is supported by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and will prepare R.I. residents for employment inside and outside the creative sector as part of the state’s recovery from the pandemic. The launch of this program coincides with October being Arts and Humanities Month in R.I., whose theme is Culture Builds the Future.

The deadline to apply for a Build the Future Grant is Friday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m.

Read the grant guidelines, click here.

Want to learn more about this new program? Join us on Zoom for a grant writing workshop on Friday, Oct. 14, at noon. RSVP is required, click here.

Additionally, one on one sessions are scheduled for, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 10-noon; and Thursday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to RSVP.

Questions?  Email