Dirt Palace Projects & Providence College Galleries Announce Interlace Grant Fund; Applications Now Open to Visual Artists for COVID Emergency Relief Grants Totaling $60,000.
Providence, RI—In light of the severe economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on visual artists, Dirt Palace Public Projects [DPPP] & Providence College Galleries [PCG], with generous support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, have co-founded the Interlace Grant Fund, a grantmaking program designed to respond to the needs of Providence-area artists.
Interlace COVID Relief Grants
Interlace’s first initiative is to immediately offer $60,000’s worth of emergency relief for Rhode Island visual artists living within a 10-mile radius of Providence. The “Interlace COVID Relief Grants” are intended to help self-identifying visual artists whose incomes have been significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and who need assistance with basic expenses such as food, housing, medical costs, and child care.
Interlace will make 105 one-time grants of $575 to eligible visual artists based in the Providence region through an application and lottery selection process. DPPP and PCG will administer the grantmaking process. If applicants meet the basic eligibility requirements, their applications enter the randomized lottery pool.
Applications Open Now for two funding cycles:
Runs through November 08; selected grantees notified by November 16
Runs November 09 through December 08; selected grantees notified by December 16
All grantees remain anonymous.
Full application information, including application details, eligibility, and frequently asked questions, is available at www.interlacefund.org