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State Arts Council Announces Free Grant Workshops

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold workshops in Providence, Wakefield, Newport and Greenville for individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools interested in submitting grant applications for the Council's Friday, April 1 application deadline. Grant workshops are free and open to the public.

Arts Council staff will be present to review current grant guidelines, and will be available to provide information and assistance to those interested in applying for support.

Workshops in Providence, Wakefield, Newport and Greenville

The Providence workshops will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Rhode Island Indian Council, 807 Broad Street in Providence, and on Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 4pm to 6pm at the Gloria Dei Church, 15 Hayes Street in Providence.

The Greenville workshop will be held on Monday, March 7, 2011 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Music at the Mill, located at 711 Putnam Pike in Greenville.

The Newport workshop will be held on Monday, March 7, 2011 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Newport Art Museum. The Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.

The Wakefield workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Hera Gallery. The Hera Gallery is located at 327 Main Street in Wakefield.

The Arts Council's April 1 deadline offers opportunities for the support of individual artists, arts organizations, educational and non-profit organizations under the "Project Grants" category, which supports arts projects and arts in education projects.

April 1 is also the deadline for grants to individuals in our Fellowship Program. At this deadline applications will be accepted from individual creative artists working in the disciplines of: Crafts Film & Video Folk Arts Fiction Poetry Playwrighting/Screenwriting Photography Three-Dimensional Art

Workshops are Free and Accessible

There is no charge for this workshop. Grant guidelines, application forms, and further information may be obtained online on the Council's web site ( http://www.arts.ri.gov/). All workshops are accessible for people with disabilities. If you need special accommodations, please contact the State Arts Council at least 48 hours in advance.

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency, supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

Related links

Department or agency: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

Online: http://www.arts.ri.gov/

Release date: 02-25-2011

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