Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Arts Application Support and Assistance


Application Deadlines

  • Folk Arts Apprenticeships and Fellowships close on Friday, Sept. 15, at 11:59 p.m.
  • Grants for arts educators, organizations and individual artists close on Monday, Oct. 2 at 11:59 p.m.


Application Walk-Throughs

Drop-in Office Hours

Click here for a full listing of all dates and times for application assistance.

RSVP is required for all workshops and meetings.

Learn more about our grants.

Last In-Person Folk,Traditional Arts Info Session, Aug. 30

Application Deadline: Sept. 15

RISCA’s Arts and Cultural Sustainability Program Director, Elena Calderón Patiño, will be On the Road and onsite to provide assistance, information and answer any questions related to grants for folk and traditional apprenticeships or fellowships.

  • Wed., Aug. 30, noon-2 p.m., Refugee Dream, 747 Broad St., Providence. (In-person)

Contact Elena Calderón Patiño for more information.

Check out the video of NEA Chair's visit to Rhode Island

Hosted by Senator Reed and our Executive Director, Lynne McCormack, Maria Rosario Jackson, Ph.D., Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), had an inspiring day-long visit to Rhode Island in July.

The video was created by RISCA staff member, Scott Saracen, Senior Systems Design Programmer for the Film and Television Office.

October Is Arts and Humanities Month

This year's theme: ‘Collective Responsibility’

Join us during October — and some of September and November — to explore arts and culture’s key role in strengthening, developing and creating healthier communities and individual wellbeing. We, along with a few partners, have planned celebrations, exhibits and programs to salute 2023's Art and Humanities Month.

Mark your calendar for these events

  • Arts and Health – Mix and Mingle: In-Person, Wed., Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., at Shri Studio, Service Corps & Bark 390 Pine Street Pawtucket. RSVP.
  • Arts and Health Conversation: A Community Primer on Arts and Health, online, Wed., Oct. 11, noon-1 p.m. RSVP.
  • Celebrating the Life and Work of Jeannine Chartier at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum: In-Person, Thurs., Oct. 12, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., RISD Museum, 20 N. Main St., Providence. The event is co-hosted by Arts Equity, the RISD Museum and RISCA. RSVP.
  • R.I. Arts Data Dashboard for Community Based Organizations, Online, Wed, Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. RSVP.
  • Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, Providence, Opening Reception: In-Person, Thurs., Nov. 9, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Check out RISCA's Calendar for updates and more information on Arts & Humanities Month events!

Read the press release about Arts and Humanities Month.

Call for Artists!

Block Island and T.F. Green International Airports' Galleries

The call for artists is for the 2024 exhibitions at the Block Island Airport Gallery and GREEN SPACE Gallery at Rhode Island’s T.F. Green International Airport.


The deadline to apply is Monday, Oct. 9, at 11:59 p.m.

To apply:


The Call considers artists who work in all media. Applicants must be Rhode Island residents. Students are ineligible.


The selection of artists will be by a review panel, which includes practicing artists, arts professionals and community members. Artists included in the 2024 exhibitions will receive a $300 stipend for participating in the program.

The galleries are a partnership with the R.I. Airport Corporation (RIAC). Read more about the Call.

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