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Interlace

\ in-tər-ˈlās \ to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together; to diversify, as with threads woven in; to unite or cooperatively arrange (strips, parts, branches, etc.); intertwine; blend; intersperse; intermingle.

 
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Our Mission

​​Interlace Grant Fund supports Providence-area visual artists.

In addition to providing grants and resources directly to artists, Interlace strives to be responsive to artists’ needs, facilitate unconventional collaborations, and advocate for stronger relationships among artists and between artists and audiences. In this spirit, Interlace commits to responsive support for artists and advocates for unconventional collaborations that expand audiences, create fresh outcomes, and inspire an enriched trans-disciplinary discourse.

 

Interlace recognizes the many structural barriers that prevent local artists’ access to funding for artist-led projects. Our Project Grants provide up to $6,000 to develop projects that prioritize visual art project, collaboration, and engagement. 


Interlace also understands there is a lack of support and safety nets for local artists in crisis. Our Emergency Relief Grants provide up to $500 to artists experiencing financial hardship.

 
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Who We Are

Interlace Grant Fund was cofounded in 2020 by Dirt Palace Public Projects and Providence College Galleries as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program. 

 

Jori Ketten is Program Manager for Interlace.

Dirt Palace Public Projects [DPPP] is the not-for-profit umbrella for various arts programs and projects, including Dirt Palace, a feminist artist-run space founded in 2000 in an abandoned library building in the commercial corridor of Olneyville in Providence. DPPP’s mission is to enhance the cultural life of Providence by creating visibility for feminist artists and people historically marginalized within the arts. DPPP offers artist residencies, affordable studio space, facilities, shared resources, opportunities, a culture of cooperation, and maintains visibility in the community through a committed public arts presence and long-term relationships.

 

Xander Marro and Pippi Zornoza, DPPP Co-Directors, are Co-Founders and Administrators of Interlace.


⟶ dirtpalace.org

Providence College Galleries [PCG] is the only visual arts institution in Rhode Island committed entirely to museum-quality presentations of the art and artists of our time. PCG showcases contemporary art to advance Providence College’s mission to cultivate “aesthetic appreciation, and understanding of the natural world, other cultures, and diverse traditions” while promoting “the common good and service of neighbors near and far.” PCG’s activities include collecting and commissioning art, organizing exhibitions and public art displays, publishing texts, hosting artist residencies, presenting public programs and events, and advocating for local artists and arts communities.

 

Jamilee Lacy, PCG Director & Chief Curator, and Kate McNamara, PCG Curator-at-Large, are Co-Founders and Administrators of Interlace.


⟶ pcgalleries.providence.edu

 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program supports the creation of independent, non-traditional, public-facing artists’ projects by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. This national network includes Regranting Programs in thirty-two cities, including Mobile (AL), Albuquerque (NM), Atlanta (GA), Baltimore (MD), Chicago (IL), Cleveland (OH), Denver (CO), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX), Indianapolis (IN), Kansas City (MO), Los Angeles (CA), Miami (FL), Milwaukee (WI), Minneapolis (MN), Nashville (TN), New Orleans (LA), Newark (NJ), Oklahoma City (OK), Omaha (NE), Philadelphia (PA), Phoenix & Tucson (AZ), Portland (ME), Portland (OR), Providence (RI), Raleigh & Greensboro (NC), Saint Louis (MO), San Francisco (CA), San Juan (PR), Seattle (WA), and Washington, DC.


⟶ warholfoundation.org

 
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Values

Interlace values...

Visual artists and their work and well-being.

 

Collaboration as a process of conceptualizing and art-making by a visual artist and one or more other people or entities. Collaboration that creates generous, open frameworks that allow for multiple authors and perspectives. Collaboration that interweaves, integrates, and interlaces artists and their work into a greater community.

 

Accessibility that values the public and prioritizes participation and inclusion of diverse communities and differently-abled people. Accessibility that has a quality of openness and considers the needs of audiences. 

Risk-taking that assumes risk by embracing experimentation and subverting dominant norms, values, narratives, standards, or aesthetics.


Impact that achieves sustained resonance or value. Impact that creates the potential for the audience’s consciousness, attitude, body, actions, and more to be positively impacted.

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Accessibility

Interlace strives to ensure that Interlacefund.org and the information it conveys are accessible to people with disabilities.

General

 

Interlace has invested in resources that help ensure that its website is made easier to use and more accessible for people with disabilities. The firm belief is that every person has the right to live with dignity, equality, comfort, and independence.

 

Accessibility on Interlacefund.org

 

Interlacefund.org makes available the UserWay Website Accessibility Widget, which is powered by a dedicated accessibility server. The software allows gritfund.org to improve its compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1).

 

Enabling the Accessibility Menu

 

To enable the accessibility menu on Interlacefund.org, click the accessibility menu icon on the right side of the page. After triggering the accessibility menu, please wait a moment for the accessibility menu to load in its entirety.

 

Disclaimer

 

Interlacefund.org continually works to improve the accessibility of its site and services to allow seamless, accessible, and unhindered use for those of us with disabilities.

 

Despite our efforts to make all pages and content on this website fully accessible, some content may not be fully adapted to the strictest accessibility standards. This may be a result of not having found or identified the most appropriate technological solution.

 

Here For You

 

If you are experiencing difficulty with any content on Interlacefund.org or require assistance with any part of our website, please contact us during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm) as detailed below. We will be happy to assist. 

 

Contact Us

 

If you wish to report an accessibility issue, have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Interlace Program Manager Jori Ketten as follows:

 

Email: interlacefund@gmail.com

Phone: (401) 288-1539

 

SUPPORT ARTISTS

If you or your organization would like to contribute additional funds for Interlace Grants, please contact us at interlacefund@gmail.com or donate through the link below.

Donations via the link below route to Interlace Grant Fund through Dirt Palace Public Projects, a Providence-based not-for-profit. On your bank statement, the vendor will be listed as the Interlace Grant Fund. For all donations, a receipt for tax-deduction purposes will be issued via email as soon as possible. 

 

If you or your organization would like your donation to Interlace Grant Fund routed through Providence College, please email pcgalleries@providence.edu or call Jamilee Lacy at 401-865-2418.