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Emergency Grants

Interlace Emergency Grants are intended to respond to various emergency needs, including those that continue to be COVID-related and those that arise for other reasons.


These grants are modest but 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 Emergency Grants are open to all self-identifying Providence area visual artists.

  • Funds are dispersed monthly. Awards range from $100-$500, with a total pool of $1,250 awarded monthly. If there are less than $1,250 worth of qualified requests during a given month, funds roll over to the next month. 

  • Eligible applicants must live within a 10-mile radius of Providence and demonstrate need. Artists must live in the Providence area at the time of their request (artists temporarily living in other places are not eligible until they return to Providence). 

  • Artists are eligible to apply for emergency funding as often as they like during the current grant cycle (September 2022 – April 2023), until they have received a maximum of $500. (This means, for example, if you received $100 one month, you would be eligible to apply again for up to $400. If you then receive another $100, you would be eligible for up to $300, and so on.)

  • If there are more than $1250 worth of qualified requests, grants may be for amounts less than requested, depending on availability of funds. 

  • The grant funds are unrestricted and include no reporting requirements.

  • Interlace will not publicly announce recipients of these grants.

Review & Selection Process

Emergency Grant applications are reviewed by an independent and diverse group of local arts, education, and community-service professionals. All applications are anonymized by Interlace staff before the review process.



Interlace awards Emergency Grants on a monthly basis via a lottery process from September 2022 - April 2023.

August 16, 2022

First round of applications open 

On the 7th of each month
September 2022 - April 2023

Applications due

On the 21st of each month

Applicants notified

Final week of each month

Funds dispersed

Relief - Timeline


Applicants must:

  • Self-identify as a visual artist; 

  • Have lived for at least one year in the state of Rhode Island within a 10-mile radius of Providence (see map for reference of the Providence area); 

  • Be over 18 years of age at the time of the application; 

  • Not be a full-time student/enrolled in a degree program; and

  • Not receive more than $500 total in Emergency Grants during the granting period of September 2022 - May 2023

Eligibility for Emergency Grants is not impacted by prior or current engagements, awards, or programming affiliations with DPPP, PCG, or Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Applicants who received Emergency Grants during the 2021-2022 cycle may apply again if another emergency arises.

Not Eligible:​

  • ​Artists employed by or related to DPPP and PCG employees, residents, or board members cannot apply. 

  • Organizations (such as non-profits, artist-run collectives, independent art businesses) are not eligible for funding as entities; however, individual artists associated with entities are eligible as individuals.

Eligibility requirements help determine those most in need. In the spirit of generosity and compassion for fellow visual artists, applicants are encouraged to apply using the honor system: if your livelihood or well-being does not require this grant, please consider forgoing an application to increase the chances for whom these grants would be most beneficial.

Relief - Eligibility


Applicants for Interlace’s Emergency Grants must submit their applications via Submittable, which requires users to sign up for a free account to apply. While creating an account may feel like an extra step, Interlace uses this tool to protect applicants' privacy. 


If you would like to read the application questions before signing into Submittable, please see the following PDF, which shows what the application requires:

Relief - Application
Relief - FAQs
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