Three Rhode Island visual artists have been awarded $25,000 each from the Rhode Island Foundation.
The Rhode Island grants work like the MacArthur Fellows Program. Funding runs the span of three years and has no strings attached. The Rhode Island Foundation’s main requirements are that applicants reside in the Ocean State and are not in late stages of their careers.
The grants are part of the Robert and Margaret MacColl Johnson Fellowship Fund. This year Jordan Seaberry, Sheida Soleimani, and RaMell Ross are the recipients. Seaberry profiles Providence’s gun violence and Soleimani is a photographer whose work focuses on Iranian politics. Ross combines photography, film, and text.