INTERLACE GRANT FUND: INTERLACE EMERGENCY GRANTS
Interlace Emergency Grants are intended to mitigate the harmful effects of emergency situations and crises. These grants are meant to function as small interventions and expressions of support and solidarity with local visual artists. Emergency Grants are open to self-identifying visual artists whose primary residence is within a 10-mile radius of Providence and in the state of Rhode Island. From September 2022 through May 2023, a total of $1250 per month will be distributed monthly in grants of $100 - $500. If applicants do not receive funding, they may re-apply.
Next Deadline: October 7, 2022 at 11:59pm
- applicants must currently live within the 10-mile radius of Providence and in the state of Rhode Island
- applicants must have resided in the Providence area of the state of Rhode Island for at least one year, and be a resident upon receipt of grant funding
- applicants must be a practicing visual artist
- applicants must be 18+
- applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-granting program
- applicants must be able to receive a check in their legal name, if awarded funds
- applicants may apply as many times as they would like but can only receive one award each grant cycle (current cycle: 9/22–5/23)
In the spirit of generosity and compassion for fellow visual artists, applicants are encouraged to apply using the honor system: if you do not need this grant to mitigate the effects of an emergency situation, please consider forgoing an application to increase the chances for whom these grants would be most beneficial. Grantees will be notified by the 21st of each month.
For more information please visit https://www.interlacefund.org/relief-grants
Interlace Grant Fund supports Providence-area visual artists’ work and well-being.
Interlace Project Grants provide between $4000 and $6000 for the development and presentation of visual art projects that prioritize collaboration and engagement.
Lead applicants must currently live within the 10-mile radius of Providence and in the state of Rhode Island (see eligibility map), have resided in the Providence area of the state of Rhode Island for at least one year, and be a resident upon receipt of grant funding; be a practicing visual artist; be 18+; and cannot be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
Applicants will be judged based on project description, feasibility, and representative work. Specifically, the following criteria will be applied to proposals:
- Overall idea and vision, with an emphasis on approach to collaboration, public engagement, and the project’s relationship to the visual arts, including in what ways the applicant takes risks in their practice/process/work
- Capacity of the applicant to realize the project on time and within budget
- Relevance to, engagement with, and impact on Providence’s social, cultural, and/or geographic communities, histories, and contexts
- Potential impact on the artist’s growth
- Accessibility of the project to the public in a way that prioritizes diverse communities
The Interlace Grant Fund will invite an independent panel to review and select projects for funding. The five-person jury will include national and local artists, curators, and/or arts professionals. All jurors will review and rank each proposal based on the stated criteria. During a convening administered by Interlace, panelists will have the opportunity to discuss the highest-scoring proposals until they all agree on which projects will be awarded funding and how funds will be allocated. The jurors' identities will be announced along with the Project Grant awardees.
- At the beginning of the one-year grant period, Interlace Project Grantees will receive 90% of their grant funds upon return of a signed contract. Once the project is complete, grantees will be required to submit a brief report. The report is intended to help recipients reflect on the project in ways that may inform future creative pursuits. The final 10% of grant funds will be disbursed upon receipt of the final report.
- Grantees will maintain communication with Interlace throughout the grant period and have an interim studio visit and/or cohort meeting.
- Grantees are responsible for a public presentation or sharing of the funded project. This can take place before or after the end of the grant period.
- Grantees are legally responsible for all events, materials, outcomes, etc. connected with their projects.
- Grantees will periodically contribute text, visuals, and other materials for Interlace promotions and archives.
For more information please visit interlacefund.org