Interlace is thrilled to share news! First, we have some updates from our inaugural Interlace Project Grantees. This year’s cohort have been working towards a compelling range of projects. Topics explored are reflective of this contemporary moment and its complex socio-political issues. They offer strategies of collaboration, resistance, healing and mourning. Second, we share news of our upcoming grant cycle. Read below find out more, and watch this space, our website, and social media for more details and related events as they become available!
Inaugural Project Grant Cohort Updates:
The Haus of Glitter is delving into the process of organizing The Historical Fantasy of Eesk Hopkins, an exhibition which continues their work around the home of a former slavery ship commander. Ryan Cardoso has been deep in the production and editing phase of the documentary, A Different Type of Church, which centers on dance, healing, fashion, and fantasy from the gaze of the Black queer community. Dana Heng’s artist book project Nyum Lang: Offerings for Yin made in honor of the artist's ancestors, both living and dead, has been taking shape through a process of cooking, reflection, and writing; Lois Harada’s new body of work WISH YOU WERE HERE will open at Cade Tompkins Projects next month and consider Japanese-American incarceration camp sites through a process of silk screening with hand cut stencils. Jazzmen-Lee Johnson is planning both an exhibition and panel discussion to support her project Contraband, which focuses on how the industry of slavery laid the blueprint for drug crimes, illicit economies, substance use disorder, and mass incarceration in Black communities. Que Dulce, the QTBIPOC-driven dance collective, is organizing a Gay Prom at The Steel Yard as way for people to both celebrate and heal youth trauma as part of a creative community. Mariana Ramos Ortiz has been fabricating breezeblocks out of sand for an installation that will address issues surrounding visibility and invisibility for their exhibition at Central Contemporary Arts in October. Binch Press/Queer.Archive.Work. Print CSA (Community Supported Art) is gearing up to distribute printed works (zines, posters, fine art, propaganda, etc.) by Queer/Trans/BIPoC artists from November 2022 - April 2023. Adam Choung is working towards two public presentations of their project I built you a house of mud so that we could see each other again—an installation of alters and a responsive piece made with the installation’s viewers. To learn more about the current inaugural Interlace Project Grant cohort and their projects, please visit our website.
Coming Soon: 2022-2023 Grant Cycle
Interlace will support the Providence-area artists again in 2022-2023. Applications open next month for both grant categories:
Interlace Emergency Grant applications are due the 7th of each month, September 2022 – May 2023. Applications via Submittable will be accessible on our website open August 16, 2022. Emergency Grants are intended to respond to various emergency needs, including those that continue to be COVID-related. These modest grants, which range from $100 – $500, are intended to mitigate the harmful effects of emergency situations and crises, such as eviction, utility shut-off, healthcare expenses, phone or internet service interruption, and more.
Interlace Project Grant applications open Tuesday, August 16th and close Tuesday, October 11th (11:59PM). Applications via Submittable will be accessible on our website open August 16, 2022. Project Grants support the creation and public presentation of new work by Providence-area artists, artist collectives, and other artist-directed projects. These grants range between $2,000 and $6,000 and fund visual artists to make projects that:
Prioritize the making of visual art;
Incorporate collaboration; and
Engage Providence-area communities in process or presentation.
Please share these grant opportunities with your communities and visit our website and social media for more information on upcoming information sessions, grant mentorships, and writing retreats.
Dates for information sessions, grant workshops, and a writing retreat or two will be announced soon!