Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program

 

 

INFORMATION /  APPLICATION SUBMISSION

General Questions:  About the RI Expansion Arts Program and the RIEAP Emergency Relief Fund, please contact:  Elena Calderón Patiño, Director of Community Arts Program, RI State Council on the Arts | Elena.Patino@arts.ri.gov | 401.222.6996

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Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program Emergency Relief Fund:  The Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program is more than a program—we are a family, a community, and network of friends.  During this stressful time, we hope you are all doing well and are safe and healthy.

After talking with several members of the Expansion Arts community, we realized that the COVID-19 crisis is having an impact on the ability for organizations to plan new programs and that relief funds would be welcome. So, we are repurposing the grant opportunities for the Intercultural Collaboration Seed Grant and the Youth Development Grant. (This does not affect the current Intercultural Collaboration grantees.)

Instead, the RIEAP is offering a one-time only Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program Emergency Relief Fund for all Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program Alumni and Cohort.

The unrestricted fund is supported by a collaboration between Rhode Island Foundation (RIF),Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA),and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH)to provide much needed assistance during this time of uncertainty. This RIEAP Emergency Relief Fund allows each organization the flexibility to address the areas most needed for their organization.

Where to find and submit applications: 

All applications must be submitted online through the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’grants portal Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted prior to the deadline of Monday, June 1 at 5:00pm EST.

 About the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program

Supported by a collaboration between Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH), the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program (RIEAP) offers funding and organizational assistance to community-based, culturally diverse arts and cultural organizations.

It supports small organizations whose programs and missions center on the cultural practices and traditions of Rhode Island’s diverse peoples. RIEAP provides the skills and tools these organizations need to grow as equal partners in the Rhode Island arts and cultural community. Priority is given to newly-emerging groups and those with little history of grant funding. In seeking to build the capacity of these organizations, RIEAP recognizes the broader role they play in strengthening their communities including cultural preservation, education, and youth development.

Funding from RIEAP focuses on developing resilient organizations, including governance, financial management, fundraising, marketing and audience development, documentation and evaluation, youth development, and strategic collaborations and partnerships. Funding also fosters greater connection across the arts and humanities and provides leadership and professional development for a broader network of RIEAP-eligible arts and cultural organizations.

 2019-2021 RI EXPANSION ARTS COHORT

EcoArts USA
EcoArts USA supports arts, cultural, and educational exchange programs between artists of color from the United States and artists from Cuba by promoting their talent and creativity.

Korean-American Association of RI
The Korean American Association of Rhode Island was founded in 1975 with the desire to celebrate and share Korean Culture with Rhode Island.

Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading Committee
The Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading celebrates the legacy of the renowned African-American poet. Langston Hughes whose poems, dating from the Harlem Renaissance through the 1960s, continue to resonate today.

Sankofa Community Connection
The Sankofa Community Connection empowers individuals through education, workshops, and training in order to build a thriving African American Community in Newport County.

2022-2024 Rhode Island Expansion Arts Cohort 

This application is currently closed. The next deadline will be in 2021.

Rhode Island Foundation, RISCA, and RICH select four organizations to participate in the three-year Program which includes:

  • $10,000 grant each year for three years to each organization
  • Participation in four to six capacity building workshops
  • Access to professional consultants
  • One-on-one consultation with an experienced arts and culture administrator
  • Scholarships to attend regional and national conferences
  • Opportunities for seed grants supporting such areas as youth development and intercultural collaborations
  • Convenings with RIEAP alumni that include national keynote speakers such as María López De León and Carlton Turner

Organizations that are eligible to apply:

  • Small organizations whose programs and missions center on the cultural practices and traditions of Rhode Island’s diverse peoples
  • Organizations that reflect and engage the people and experiences of racially diverse communities in our state

 Youth Development Grant (YDG)

This application is currently closed. The next deadline will be in 2021.
RIEAP provides funding to help facilitate current or future youth development programs where the younger generations learn about their cultural heritage and identity. The YDG grant supports programs that promote future leaders and programs that ensure cultural sustainability.

Intercultural Collaboration Seed Grants

This application is currently closed. The next deadline will be in 2021.
RIEAP offers seed grants that promote intercultural collaboration where cultural ideas, traditions, and heritages are shared. Funded projects and programs support creative partnerships, strengthen our state’s cultural ecosystem, and create sustainable connections between cultural organizations.

RI EXPANSION ARTS ALUMNI