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Pawtucket Announces New Round of Arts Grants Supporting Arts Programming and Operating Costs

Pawtucket – The City of Pawtucket is proud to announce the availability of arts grants to support and expand arts and cultural activities in the City and to assist 501 (c) 3 art groups pay operational expenses.

The Pawtucket Arts Panel Grant Program makes grant funds available to local artists and nonprofit organizations that are dedicated to community enrichment.  These grants help to ensure that artistic performances, exhibitions, workshops, and special events are made available to a diverse range of Pawtucket residents and visitors.  The grant program encourages that applicants align their proposed project with the Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival scheduled for September, 2019, but this is not a requirement for funding eligibility.  Applicants are also encouraged to highlight how their project or performance will enhance the Arts Festival as an inclusionary celebration of culture in Pawtucket. 

Arts Panel Grant awards of up to $1,000 are determined by the Pawtucket Arts Review Panel based on established criteria, including the project’s artistic merit, potential for cultural and community connections, and the project’s clarity and achievability.  Emphasis is also placed on projects that are available at low or no cost to Pawtucket residents.  Successful applicants are reimbursed upon the completion of the project.

Grant applications are also being accepted for organizational support funding for Pawtucket-based 501(C)3 Arts Organizations that provide year-round public arts programming.  This may include performances, art exhibitions, music and other ongoing art activities at a Pawtucket venue.

Applications for funding for these two grant programs are now available at the Department of Planning & Redevelopment, located on the first floor of Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, through the submission deadline of April 26, 2019. Or go to the City of Pawtucket arts page:

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2018. Or get an application on the City’s Web site,

Contact Herb Weiss, Economic & Cultural Affairs Officer at 401-728-0500, Ext. 437; 401-742-4372 (cell) or for more information.

For information about Pawtucket Arts Review Panel grants, please contact Jay Rosa, Planning Department, City of Pawtucket at or 401.728.0500, ext. 450.


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