PROVIDENCE – The State Council on the Arts has set its deadline as Oct. 3 for grant applications for arts projects as well as individual fellowships.
Individual artists, arts organizations, educational and nonprofit organizations can apply under its Project Grants category for arts projects and arts in education projects.
Individual artists can also apply for grants under the fellowship program, which will be accepted in the disciplines of choreography, design innovation grants, drawing and printmaking, music composition, new genres, and painting.
The Folks Arts Apprenticeships program has been postponed until April of next year, the council said.
There are several free grant workshops scheduled for those interested in learning about the application process:
Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5 p.m. - Cristina DiChiera will lead a workshop on Project Grants to Individuals, Fellowships and Design Innovation Grants at the AS220 Project Space, 95 Mathewson St. in Providence. There will be a film crew working on Empire and Washington St. at this time. Please give yourself plenty of time to find parking and to walk.
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4 p.m. - Dan Kahn will lead a workshop on Project Grants in Education and the RISCA Education Roster at Jacqueline M. Walsh School for Performing & Visual Arts, Library Room, 350 Division St. in Pawtucket.
Thursday, Sept. 15, 5 p.m. - Cristina DiChiera will lead a workshop on Project Grants to Individuals, Fellowships and Design Innovation Grants at the Benjamin Eddy Building, 181 Howard Hill Rd. in Foster.
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 4 p.m. - Elizabeth Keithline will lead a workshop on Project Grants to Organizations at The Artist's Exchange, 50 Rolfe Square in Cranston.
The council also has free Professional Artists Development workshops on topics ranging from Arts Marketing 101 (Nov. 7) to Creating a 5-year Budget Plan (Dec. 7) - and awards minigrants on a rolling basis through the program.
The R.I. State Council on the Arts is supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information, visit the RISCA website or call (401) 222-3880.