Expansion Arts Program 2011
The Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts are pleased to announce the 2011 Expansion Arts Program.
About Expansion Arts
The Expansion Arts Program (EAP) is a capacity-building grant program that focuses on small and emerging arts and humanities organizations that serve culturally-specific communities.
The program offers funding and technical assistance – in the form of consultation time, administrative support, and peer group work – to develop and grow emerging organizations in the areas of governance, financial management, marketing and audience development, documentation and evaluation, leadership development, and strategic collaborations.
At the start of the three-year program, EAP organizations will complete a short organizational assessment and, with assistance from an independent professional consultant, develop a customized work plan that addresses the specific areas of need they have identified.
In addition, throughout the grant period, EAP organizations will receive administrative support to assist in project management and the implementation of their work plan.
The EAP cohort will meet quarterly for skill-building, peer support, and opportunities to develop relationships across organizations.
About the Grant Awards
In 2011, The Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will select four organizations to participate in the next three-year EAP. The program will begin in the late spring. EAP grantees each will receive:
- $10,000 grant per year;
- individualized planning time with professional consultant with expertise in capacity-building and organizational development; and
- part-time administrative support throughout the three-year grant period.
About the Application Process
Applicants are asked to complete an online application and submit an organizational budget, list of staff job titles, list of board, and list of artists that the organization works with on a regular basis.
Please note: Staff will be available in person to assist organizations with the online application process at the Foundation office on Tuesday, March 22 from noon to 2:30 p.m.
At the request of our partners, the Expansion Arts application deadline has been extended to March 25, 2011. The program will begin in late spring 2011. (Please note that the next Expansion Arts application deadline will be in 2014.)
Prepare your application by completing the following:
- Online application form *
- Organizational budget
- Board list
- Job titles for paid and unpaid staff
- List of collaborating artists
*If you already have started this online application, please log in to your account page to edit the application that is in progress.