Exciting news: With generous support and partnership from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Foundation, Assets for Artists is now accepting applications from RI artists in all disciplines.
This is our first program launch in Rhode Island. Ten lucky Ocean State artists will have the opportunity to receive $2,000 in working capital grant funds, along with free financial and business training aimed at growing their creative enterprises and achieving greater financial security. Our exciting line-up of trainers for the RI workshops will include financial guru Esther Robinson of Arthome, Bill Atherton of the International Institute of New England’s Bridges to Business Program, acclaimed legal trainer Jim Grace of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, and arts marketing expert Deborah Obalil.
Please note that there are financial eligibility criteria. According to our funders’ guidelines, eligible candidates MUST have an “adjusted gross income” (line 37 on the first page of the federal tax return) of no more than $22,340 for a single artist, $30,260 for a couple, and higher limits for larger households. Eligible candidates must also have NET assets of less than $10,000 (excluding home equity and 1 car).
You can find the application and more information on RISCA’s website:
Application deadline is March 22, 2013. Please spread the word.