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Pawtucket – The City of Pawtucket, Pawtucket City Council, and the Pawtucket Arts Panel have announced the award of $30,000 in grant funds to provide operational support to 9 nonprofit Pawtucket-based art groups, and funding for 9 creative events and artistic programing, including art exhibitions, music, and other ongoing art activities at Pawtucket venues.
“Pawtucket is known for having a vibrant arts community. The City remains committed to supporting the arts and creative economy particularly during the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “The City thanks the Pawtucket Arts Panel for their hard work in getting funds into the hands of art organizations, artists and musicians. We look forward to seeing this creativity at work.”
The Arts Panel, Pawtucket City Councilor Meghan Kallman, Eric Auger of Ten31 Productions, Agueda Del Borgo of Places and Spaces Realty, JMW School Principal Ricardo Pimentel, and Jay Rosa of the Pawtucket Planning Department, reviewed all proposals, ultimately choosing the successful applications. Often, these Art Panel Grants fund programs and activities during the Pawtucket Arts Festival, a September staple in the city and beyond.
Economic and Cultural Affairs Officer Herb Weiss, Chair of the City’s Arts and Cultural Commission Miriam Plitt, and Jay Rosa of the Pawtucket Planning Department reviewed the submitted organizational art grant applications, allocating grants based on evaluation criteria including accessibility, diversity, number of participants, community impact, and artistic quality. This funding is non-restricted and can be used to pay operational costs such as rent, utilities, and staffing.
The successful Applicants include:
Pawtucket Based Organization Grants
Mixed Magic Theatre $4,500
Burbage Theatre Company $4,000
Community Players $4,000
Empowerment Factory $2,000
Pawtucket Arts Collaborative $1,500
RI Watercolor Society $1,500
Art League of RI $1,000
Art Connection $1,000
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- Mayor Donald R. Grebien