Supported by a collaboration between the Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Expansion Arts offers funding and technical assistance to community-based arts and humanities organizations in the form of consultation time, administrative support, and peer group work.
Organizations accepted into the program can expect to grow capacity in areas of governance, financial management, marketing and audience development, documentation and evaluation, leadership development, and strategic collaborations. Organizations build and learn together over time, share resources, and build valuable long-term relationships.
Applications are now open for the next three-year RIEAP cohort:
Four organizations will be selected to participant and the program will begin in January 2019. To learn more and apply for the next stage of the Expansion Arts program, visit the Rhode Island Foundation website. Applications due July 20th.
New Intercultural Collaboration Grants:
The RI Expansion Arts Program (RIEAP) seeks proposals from current and alumni grantees of RIEAP for projects, programs, or planning that bring together people and organizations across cultures to share cultural ideas, traditions, and heritages. RIEAP seeks to support creative and innovative partnerships and collaborations that strengthen our state’s cultural ecosystem, create sustainable connections between cultural organizations, and come from Rhode Island’s diverse communities. By investing in connections, this opportunity has the potential to highlight the state’s cultural assets, challenge assumptions, and bring communities together across differences. RIEAP will offer five seed grants of $5,000 each to RIEAP grantees and alumni; projects must include at least one partner organization that is also a current or past RIEAP grantee and may also include as partners other cultural or cross-sector (e.g. focused on health, environment, etc.) organizations.
Click here for more information, a list of eligible applicant organizations, and application details. Applications due August 10th.