The Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program (RIEAP) is excited to open the 2020-2021 funding opportunity for seed grants that promote intercultural collaboration. RIEAP offers funding and organizational assistance to community-based, culturally-diverse arts and cultural organizations. It is supported by a collaboration between the Rhode Island Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), and Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
Description of Opportunity:
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 ideas, traditions, and heritages. RIEAP Intercultural Collaboration Seed Grants (ICSGs) 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 distribute a total of $30,000 and will offer awards between $5,000 and $10,000. Projects must include at least one partner organization, in addition to the lead applicant, who is a current RIEAP cohort member or grantee alumni. Additional partners from other cultural or cross-sector (e.g. focused on health, environment, etc.) organizations can participate in the projects. Projects may begin after May 27, 2020 and must be completed by August 31, 2021.
Click here for more details about the application process and a list of eligible organizations and projects.
Applications due: Friday, Mary 1, 2020.