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RISCA Grants for Organizations

RISCA recognizes the invaluable role that Rhode Island's non-profit organizations play in creating a vibrant and inclusive place to live. RISCA aims to strengthen and sustain this sector through our grants and services to organizations, helping to ensure a lasting creative community for all Rhode Islanders.

Arts Access Grants

The Arts Access Grant (AAG) program provides small grants to new ventures, occasional arts programs, or arts and cultural organizations that do not meet the eligibility requirements of Investments in Arts and Culture. Please feel free to run your project ideas by Mollie Flanagan, Grants to Organizations Program Director, at 401-222-3881 or mollie.flanagan@arts.ri.gov. The deadline for AAG grants is April 1 (for grant activities between July 1 and June 30) and October 1 (for grant activities between Jan 1 and June 30).

Investments in Arts and Culture

Investments in Arts and Culture (IAC) operating support grants are designed to support those organizations that produce or present annual programs in the arts and have developed a funding relationship with RISCA over time.

The IAC program does not accept unsolicited proposals. The application is open by invitation only to pre-approved RI arts organizations with a track record of success in the Arts Access Grant program. If you have questions regarding your organization's eligibility, please contact Randall Rosenbaum, at 401-222-3883 or randall.rosenbaum@arts.ri.gov.

Artists Open Studios Tour (AOST) Grants

Through RISCA's AOST Grant Program, Municipalities may apply for $500 grants to support and promote local Artist Open Studios programs. Potential applicants are highly encouraged to speak with RISCA staff before submitting an application. Applications will not be accepted from Individuals or Non-Profit Organizations. Please contact Elena Calderón Patino at 401-222-6996 or elena.patino@arts.ri.gov to discuss your program. This is a rolling application deadline.