Block Island Times

Grants available to artists due to health crisis

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts submitted the following announcement to The Block Island Times:
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), in cooperation with the Rhode Island Foundation and the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, is launching a fund to help Rhode Island artists who have lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The Artist Relief Fund will provide grants of up to $1,000 to artists who are in financial distress as a result of the health crisis. Guidelines and the application are posted at . Applications can be submitted at any time and awards will be made on a weekly basis until funds are exhausted.
Initial contributions to the fund are approximately $100,000, with more expected to follow.  Donations to the Artist Relief Fund can be made at . The Fund will be managed by the Alliance of Artists Communities in Providence.
This crisis has significantly affected individual artists, many of whom are living paycheck to paycheck. The declared State of Emergency and orders from the Governor to stem the spread of

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