We're back, Rhode Island!
A4A is now accepting applications from artists in rural Rhode Island for our 2018 Matched Savings Program.
Read on for details on the program & eligibility, and APPLY by January 16!
What's This Matched Savings Program About?
It's about strengthening your career as an artist by growing your business know-how and financial capacity. Artists selected for our 2018 matched savings program will receive:
A “matched savings” grant that provides working capital to help grow the artist’s creative practice. Participants are provided with grants of $1,000 or $2,000 to match a corresponding amount of savings, and the combined amount is used by the artist toward implementing a plan to strengthen their Rhode Island-based creative practice.
Free professional development services, including artist-tailored workshops on financial management and business planning. These classes will be offered in various Rhode Island locations in spring/summer 2018.
Free one-on-one coaching in the development of the artist’s business plan.
How Do You Define Rural?
"Rural" is defined by the United States Department of Agriculture, the key funder for our work in Rhode Island. You may apply for this grant if you have a residence or studio in an eligible Rhode Island community, which include all towns in Rhode Island EXCEPT the following non-eligible cities & towns: Providence, East Providence, North Providence, Newport, Warwick, West Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, Woonsocket, Bristol, Lincoln, Central Falls, Portsmouth, and Barrington.
If you're unsure about your eligibility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTISTS IN ALL DISCIPLINES AND FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!
If you’re an artist/maker motivated to improve your financial & business management skills and to make investments aimed at growing your creative practice, we’d love to hear from you.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
CLICK HERE TO APPLY BY JANUARY 16!
Not located in rural Rhode Island? Please check back again soon or add yourself to our email list for updates and future programming opportunities in your area.
Our work in Rhode Island is possible because of our wonderful funders & partners.