May 30, 2024

Applications Due July 1st

Opportunities for artists are currently open with a July 1 deadline to submit.

The opportunities are:

  • Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster is a directory of teaching artists who have been approved by public panels to work in educational settings. The State's Arts Council has endorsed the teaching artists' skills and credentials when they are added to the Roster. Educational sites and individuals use the Roster as a resource to engage an artist for an arts learning project.

  • General Operating Support for Artists provides grants for artists to work toward larger, self-identified goals in their art practice. This funding is unrestricted, meaning artists can use the funds to support their goals however they need. This program includes a cohort community of current grantees, with meetings and learning opportunities that are focused on the grantees’ needs. Each year, three artists are selected for this program, for a total of nine artists receiving yearly grants at any given time.

GOSA Drop-In Online Grant Support

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RISCA's FY2023 Annual Report is Here

We are proud to announce that we have published our Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2023. Filled with information on the year's most notable statewide arts accomplishments, the Report also covers how our work ensures the arts contribute to the state's economy, education systems, career development, tourism and more.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to peruse our Annual Report.

FY23 Annual Report

Mark Your Calendar for July Assets 4 Artists Workshops

Assets for Artists announced free online workshops for Rhode Island artists. Get answers to your questions and more!

Space is limited! RSVP is required!

  • Understanding an Artist's Personal Finances with Amy Smith & Akeen Davis

July 1, 3, 8, and 10, 1-3 p.m.

Assets 4 Artists Registration

Art Connection R.I. on Display at the Atrium

Works by the Art Connection Rhode Island is currently on display through July 10 at the Atrium Gallery. The exhibition features original artworks from local and regional artist donors, and includes acrylic and oil paintings, mixed media, and collage work, photographs, prints, and monotypes.


Mark your calendar for the Opening Reception on Thursday, June 13, 5-7 p.m., in the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, first floor of the state’s Administration Building, Providence. There will be a Meet the Artist on Thursday, June 20, noon-1 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.


The performers for the opening reception will be John Christopher Brooks, Providence, and John DeBossu, Pawtucket, of Brooks and DeBossu.

About Art Connection RI

Atrium Gallery

Call for Artists and Curators

RISCA announces a Call for artists and curators who are interested in exhibiting their artwork at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill for the 2025-26.

Here are the types of Calls (students are ineligible):

  • Solo Exhibitions
  • State Employees Art Exhibition
  • New Visions/New Curators Exhibition

Visit the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill for more information and to apply. The deadline is Nov. 1. (There is no entry fee to apply.)

'Call' Information and Application

NEA Announces Funding to the State's Arts Agency and 4 R.I. Arts Organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced in May its recommended grant awards of about $1.089 million to five Rhode Island-based arts and culture organizations. The allotment included $938,825 to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) to support arts programs, services and activities associated with the NEA’s strategic plan.

The other four R.I. grantees are: 

  • Rhode Island Arts Foundation at Newport, Incorporated (Newport Classical), $25,000, to support artist fees and venue costs for Newport Classical's annual summer festival.
  • Community MusicWorks (CMW), Providence, $70,000, to support staff salaries for free music education and performance programs for children and youth from historically marginalized communities.
  • FirstWorks, Providence, $25,000, to support a series of multidisciplinary arts projects.
  • Spectrum Theatre Ensemble, Providence, $30,000, to support a Neurodiversity New Play Festival. 
Read more about NEA Grants

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