We are excited to announce Assets for Artists’ 2015 program cycle for artists living or operating their creative business in rural Rhode Island! In collaboration with The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), we are returning to Rhode Island for a second round — this time with a focus on artists in rural communities.
Selected artists will participate in a matched savings program with matching funds of $1,000-$2,000, as well as free workshops and professional training to improve artists’ financial and business skills.
This year, thanks to a grant from the US Department of Agriculture, A4A’s Rhode Island program is specifically targeting artists in rural communities. These include Burrillville, Charlestown, Coventry, Cumberland, East Greenwich, Exeter, Foster, Glocester, Hopkinton, Jamestown, Johnston, Little Compton, Narragansett, New Shoreham (Block Island), North Kingstown, North Smithfield, Richmond, Scituate, Smithfield, South Kingstown (including villages of Kingston, Wakefield & Peace Dale), Tiverton, West Greenwich, and Westerly.
Eligible artists must live or have a studio in one of the rural communities listed above. Artists in all disciplines and financial circumstances may apply.
The application deadline is February 20, 2015. There is no application fee or tuition cost. To learn more and apply, head to RISCA’s wesbite.
Questions about our program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org