The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold workshops in Providence and Newport for individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools interested in submitting grant applications for the Council\'s Wednesday, 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 and Newport
The Providence workshop will be held on Monday, March 2, 2009 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Arts Council offices. The Arts Council offices are at One Capitol Hill, the State\'s main administration building, located diagonally across Smith Street from the Rhode Island State House.
The Newport workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the historic Redwood Library. The Redwood Library is located at 50 Bellevue Avenue in Newport.
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.