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 may only receive one Interlace Emergency Grant per funding period (September 2021 - April 2022).
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
More details on this process are forthcoming. Check back for more information soon.
Interlace awards Emergency Grants on a monthly basis via a lottery process from September 2021 - April 2022.
First round of applications open
On the 7th of each month
On the 21st of each month
Final week of each month
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
Have not previously received an Interlace emergency grant during the granting period of September 2021 - April 2022
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.
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.
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: