State Arts Council Opens Applications for Individual Artists and R.I.’s Teaching Artist Roster

Application deadline for both programs is June 30

Applications are now open for the individual artist grant program, General Operating Support for Artists, and R.I.’s Teaching Artist Roster.

The Teaching Artist Roster is a listing of teaching artists and arts organizations who have been reviewed by public panels. They are selected based on their mastery of an artistic discipline, experience and training to work in educational settings.

RISCA’s General Operating Support for Artists program provides grants of $6,000 for each of three consecutive years (totaling $18,000) for artists to work toward large, specific, self-identified goals in their art practice. This funding is unrestricted, and artists can use the funds to support their goals. First time applicants are encouraged to apply. Three artists will be selected to receive this grant

Arts Council staff members have scheduled workshops and/or office hours throughout May and June to help you get ready for the June 30 deadline.

For questions and information on the Teaching Roster, contact

For General Operating Support for Artists support, an application walk-through workshops have been scheduled for:

  • Monday, May 8, 2-3:30 p.m., click here to RSVP.
  • Thursday, June 1, noon to 1:30 p.m. Click here to RSVP .

Drop-in office hours:

To schedule a one-on-one 30-minute grant support meeting, click here.