Grebien announces funding opportunities for Pawtucket arts

Grebien announces funding opportunities for Pawtucket arts

PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald Grebien announces two city grant programs, one to support nonprofit art organizations to pay operating expenses and another to bring free artistic and musical programming in September during the upcoming Pawtucket Arts Festival.

According to Grebien, the Arts Panel Grants Program brings free programming to the public at the Pawtucket Arts Festival. “Since we want to make the month of September as special and celebratory of the arts in our city as possible, we are asking for applicants to submit artistic or musical performances to help to enhance the annual festival’s presence,” says Grebien, noting that grants up to $1,000 are available to support artistic performances, exhibitions, workshops and special events targeted to our diverse community and to bring visitors to the city.

The APGP Grant awards 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.

The Arts Organization Grants program provides eligible Pawtucket-based nonprofit arts organizations with funding that can be used to pay operating expenses including rent, utilities, staffing, etc. Applicants may request up to 10 percent of their unrestricted revenues (as evidenced in their most recent financial statement, which must be submitted) or $5,000, whichever is less.

Applications for Arts Panel Grant Program can be obtained from the Department of Planning and Redevelopment, located on the first floor of Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Ave., or from the following link: Arts Panel Grant Application at https://tinyurl.com/tgu5nsb . Applications are due at the Department of Planning and Redevelopment by April 17, at 4 p.m.

Contact Jay Rosa at 401-728-0500, ext. 450, or email jrosa@pawtucketri.com . Applications for Arts Organizational Grant Program can be obtained from the Department of Planning and Redevelopment or at https://tinyurl.com/u8xytnj . Applications are due by April 17, at 4 p.m.

For information, contact Herb Weiss at 401-728-0500, ext. 437, or email hweiss@pawtucketri.com .