Apply Now, Rhode Island Artists!

We're back, Rhode Island!

A4A is now accepting applications from Rhode Island artists for our 2019 Matched Savings Program.

Read on for details on the program & eligibility, and APPLY by November 30!


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 2019 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 2019.

Free one-on-one coaching in the development of the artist’s business plan.

Who Can Apply?

This application is for artists in ALL creative disciplines, and ALL financial circumstances, based ANYWHERE in Rhode Island. 

Because a large proportion of our funding comes from the USDA, artists in rural communities will be given preference, but grants will also be awarded to non-rural artists.

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.

Check out the gallery below to see the Rhode Island artists we worked with in 2018:

Not located in 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.