The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has launched a call for proposals for the Project Grants in Healthcare (PGH) to provide arts projects that connect teaching artists with healthcare in hospitals or other healthcare settings such as hospices or community health agencies.
Teaching artists experienced in healthcare settings need to partner with one or more licensed healthcare staff to implement the project. Arts-based professional development with a variety of staff from the healthcare organization is also strongly encouraged, with a priority placed on experiential learning and job-embedded experiences. Funds can support artists’ and other arts professionals’ fees, mileage and supplies and materials.
The Project Grants in Healthcare grant category recognizes the new Rhode Island State Arts and Health Plan, a partnership with the RI Department of Health (RIDOH). This plan addresses the multiple benefits of the arts and health for populations statewide.
Applicants may request up to a maximum of $9,000 with the required match.
- A non-profit, health-based (clinical, behavioral, and public health) organization. The organization must be incorporated in and conduct business in the State of Rhode Island, with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service, governed by a revolving board of directors, trustees or advisory board drawn from the community at large and shown to be actively involved in the governance of the organization. If your organization is incorporated in a state outside of Rhode Island, they may still apply for a grant. The organization must show that its principal place of business is in Rhode Island, it is registered with the Secretary of State’s office, it is producing programming predominantly in Rhode Island, and it is governed by a revolving board of directors, trustees or advisory board drawn from the Rhode Island community and shown to be actively involved in the governance of the organization.
- A non-exempt, Rhode Island-based health-based (clinical, behavioral, and public health) organization.
- Eligible health care sites might include non-profit: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, facilities serving the elderly, veterans’ homes, hospice care programs, etc.).
For more information, visit https://risca.online/grants/art-and-health-project-grant/