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COVID-19 Relief Funds

2020.12.25 06:05

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We received a total of $12,000 ($3,000 RIEAP Covid Relief + $9,000 CRF) of COVID-19 Relief Funds from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA).  KAARI is eligible to receive these funding because we are a current cohort of RIEAP.  Please see the award info below from RISCA.




The RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has awarded close to $1 million in Covid Relief Funds (CRF) to artists, professional arts education associations, and arts and culture organizations. These grants announced today provide badly needed assistance to organizations, artists and arts educators who continue to experience economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


“I’m immensely proud that we can provide this essential support to artists and nonprofit arts organizations here in Rhode Island. These are difficult times for everyone in the arts sector. The pandemic has closed concert halls, theatres and museums, and put working artists out of work. The ability to pay salaries and help artists pay rent and put food on the table is critical to the lives and livelihoods of these Rhode Islanders, and I’m happy that we are in a position to help.”




In addition to artists, and arts and culture organizations, grant recipients include 11 organizations associated with the Rhode Island Expansion Arts Program (RIEAP) and seven culturally specific nonprofits. RIEAP is a partnership among RISCA, RI Council for the Humanities (RICH) and Rhode Island Foundation to support community-based, culturally diverse arts and cultural organizations.


List of Organizations that received grants:


Current RIEAP Cohort

Sankofa Community Connection, EcoArts USA, Langston Hughes Community Poetry Reading, Korean American Association of Rhode Island


RIEAP Alumni

Puerto Rican Institute for Arts & Advocacy, Eastern Medicine Cultural LLC, Oasis International, India Association of Rhode Island, Cambodian Society of Rhode Island,

RI Cape Verdean Heritage Committee, Quisqueya in Action


Culturally Specific Organizations

Providence Latin American Film Festival, Rhode Island Kung Fu & Lion Dance Club,

Stages of Freedom, Southside Cultural Center, Centro Cultural Andino Inc.,

Mixed Magic, RPM Voices of RI



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