RISCA’s Project Grants in Education (PGE) program provides project-specific support to schools, non-profit organizations, arts educators, and teaching artists to engage students in rich and meaningful artistic experiences in dedicated learning environments.
Donor Name: Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)
State: Rhode Island
County: All Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 10/03/2022
Size of the Grant: $1,000-$10,000
Grant Size: 12 months
PGE projects must be experiential and focus on the exploration of art and the artistic process. PGE strives to build the capacity of local teaching artists and nonprofit organizations, while providing students with high-quality artistic learning experiences. Project Grants in Education are not intended to substitute for a school’s arts education program.
- Pre-K-12 In-School Projects
- Projects that authentically match students and school populations with teaching artists from shared cultural backgrounds and experiences
- Projects that center learners: of varying abilities; in non-traditional academic programs; of Africana, Latina, Asian, and Native American Diasporas (ALANDs); or of “economically disadvantaged” status as defined by the RI Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- $1,000-$10,000 for Organizations.
- $1,000-$3,000 for Individuals.
- Project Period July 1 – June 30 (Project period is based on RISCA fiscal year July 1 – June 30).
- Pre-K-12 schools based in Rhode Island (public, public charter, private, alternative, special education schools, career, and technical centers)
- Non-profit or fiscally sponsored organizations based in Rhode Island
- Arts educators and teaching artists in partnership with a school based in Rhode Island
- Rhode Island Residency: No out of state artists or organizations will be funded
- Applicant Tax Status Requirement:
- Units of local government (cities and towns).
- A public school, or a college or university with tax-exempt status.
- A tax-exempt school (Catholic or independent).
- State-run schools (RI School for the Deaf, Davies Career Technical High School, etc.).
- A non-profit organization
- Individual (teaching artist, school-based educator)
- Project Requirements
- Projects must include a drafted lesson plan with clearly stated learning goals, intended outcomes, and means for evaluation.
- Projects must consist of a minimum of 8 contact hours with the same teaching artist(s) and a distinct group of learners. These contact sessions must occur on separate days.
- Projects must consist of in-depth, sequential, and participatory learning opportunities incorporating one or more art forms.
For more information, visit RISCA.