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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

RIFC ON AWARDS LIST FOR RISCA GRANT

Providence, RI - Mark Fogarty, President of the Rhode Island Film Collaborative, is thrilled to announce that the RIFC has received a $2,000 award from this round of highly competitive grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts.

The RIFC would like to publicly thank the awards committee of RISCA for granting them the monies that will assist in launching our newest Initiative that will provide job training and skills for those wanting to work in the film industry.

The Rhode Island Film Collaborative is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to create a community of people and resources so that local filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and others within the film milieu may achieve their goals. The RIFC assists film artists complete their independent films, work on an independent film cast or crew, or find work within the growing commercial film industry in Rhode Island.

The monthly Networking Meetings of the RIFC are held every second Tuesday of the month. The meetings are free and open to the public. These Networking Meetings are held at 7pm at The Wild Colonial, 250 South Water Street, Providence, RI.

In announcing the awards, State Arts Council director Randall Rosenbaum said that it was important to remember, particularly in challenging times, that the arts employ people and help communities. "The arts are an important part of the Rhode Island economy”, he said. “Each grant we award helps to employ an artist, even for a short period of time, and those artists – our neighbors – help support local businesses by paying rent, buying groceries, and by providing cultural programs in our communities. Our applicants tell us that over 134,000 people will benefit from the projects we just supported, and those people in turn will contribute in their own way to our state’s economic recovery.”

The Arts Council announced it had awarded a total of $354,053 in state and federal funds to 108 applicants in this latest round of grants. It received 317 applications from artists, organizations and schools throughout the state, with requests totaling $1,710,714. Grants ranged in size from $10,000 to the Rhode Island Philharmonic for an educational outreach program on Duke Ellington, funded under a special federal program entitled “American Masterpieces”, to $250 for a theatre performance for seniors program at the Warren Senior Center in Warren, RI.

[See link below for a list of grants awarded, organized by city or town]

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency, supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

Related links:
List of recent grants awarded by State Arts Council
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts website

RIFC WEBSITE: www.rifcfilms.com

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