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Welcome to our September edition, and the start of another exciting arts season here in Rhode Island!  There's lots of interesting news in this month's newsletter, including a look at RISCA's new logo, which will be formally unveiled on October 1st (see the story below... or actually, sorta to the right).  Learn about the new Arts Lottery scratch ticket, which will also be unveiled on October 1st, and our upcoming application deadline -- also, coincidentally, on October 1st.  (That should be quite a day for us).  Also learn about a new public art project for Rhode Island College.  And rejoice that Fall, a beautiful time of year in New England, is practically here!
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RISCA unveils Arts Lottery ticket 
The Rhode Island Lottery 
On October 1st RISCA joins with the folks at the Rhode Island Lottery Commission ("The Lot") to unveil the new Arts Lottery scratch ticket.  Established by law during the last legislative session, this special three-month lottery ticket will be sold during the months of October, November and December (a prime gift-giving period), and the proceeds will go to the State Arts Council to support the arts in Rhode Island.
Join us at 10:30am on Monday, October 1st in the lobby of the Providence Performing Arts Center to witness the unveiling of the new arts lottery ticket.
October 1 application deadline 
Education Assistant Dan Kahn at a RISCA workshop 
And, speaking of October 1st, it is also the deadline for our second cycle of grant applications.  We'll be accepting applications for project grants from individuals, organizations and schools, and fellowship applications in several different arts disciplines.  For further information be sure to visit our website or contact a member of the RISCA staff (just so you know, that's a picture of Dan Kahn, our Education Program assistant, at a recent RISCA grants workshop).
Public Art opportunity at RI College 
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RISCA has recently announced a new public art opportunity at Rhode Island College, with a deadline of October 29th.  
The "call for artists" is for a work of public art for the new Residence Hall on the Rhode Island College campus.  All entries will be submitted online through CaFE (  For details visit the public art section of the RISCA website.
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Art is the Anchor
New RISCA logo
Join RISCA in celebrating our new logo, our first redesign in over twenty years!
Our new logo, based upon the elemental Rhode Island image of an anchor (a component of our state seal and our state flag) conveys more than just a sense of place.  An anchor denotes something strong and steady, a foundation that holds everything else together.  That is our impression of the role the arts play in our state.  Art IS the anchor for Rhode Island.
Our thanks to Tom Roskelly of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the designer of the new RISCA logo.  Tom tells us that the new RISCA logo has recently won a prestigious 2007 American Graphic Design Award!
We'll be promoting this new logo at our October 1st unveiling of the new Arts Lottery ticket (see story to the left), so be sure to attend.
Let us know what you think of the new RISCA logo.  Click here and fill out a brief three question survey.
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New England Foundation for the Arts
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