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State Arts Council opens arts grant applications with an Oct. 3 deadline


Applications are now open for grants to arts and culture organizations, folk and individual artists, arts educators and artists in healthcare, the RI State Council on the Arts’ Executive Director Lynne McCormack announced today. The deadline to complete an application is Oct. 3.


The grant programs being offered include:


Folk Arts Apprenticeships are designed to foster the sharing of traditional (folk) artistic skills between a mentor and an apprentice. The program creates an opportunity specifically for individuals who share a common cultural heritage.


Folk Arts Fellowships support individual artists who demonstrate the highest level of skill and accomplishments in their craft.


Project Grants in Education, which offer support to schools, non-profit organizations, arts educators and teaching artists, engage students in rich and meaningful artistic experiences in dedicated learning environments.


Project Grants for Organizations provides grants of up to $3,000 in support of arts and culture projects that are relevant and meaningful to Rhode Island communities.


Community Engaged Project Grants offer funding of up to $3,000 for artists or groups of artists to create arts and culture projects that are directly and actively engaged with Rhode Island residents.


Make Art Grant provides grants of up to $3,000 for artists or groups of artists to create or continue specific artwork in any discipline. Projects must have specific goals, though completion and public showing of the art is not required.


Project Grants in Healthcare offer matching grants for arts projects that connect teaching artists with healthcare settings such as hospitals, hospice and community health agencies. The program is in the process of being restructured, and new grant guidelines will be available in the spring.


To learn more about RISCA’s grants, click