PAWTUCKET – Mayor Donald R. Grebien announces two City grant programs, one
to support 501 (c) 3 art organizations to pay operating expenses and
another to bring free artistic and musical programming in September during
the upcoming Pawtucket Arts Festival.

“Pawtucket truly is Rhode Island’s creative community. By supporting our
arts community, we are able to bring quality programming to our
residents,” says Mayor Grebien. “Arts can also become a powerful economic
engine to bring people to the city’s arts studio’s galleries, theatre,
music venues and restaurants.”

According to Mayor Grebien, the Arts Panel Grants Program (APGP) brings
free programing 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 Mayor 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% 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 Avenue or from the following link: Arts
Panel Grant
Application.<http://www.pawtucketri.com/sites/default/files/uploads/images/PressReleases/2019%20Arts%20Panel%20Review%20Grant%20Application.pdf>
Applications are due at the Department of Planning and Redevelopment by
4:00 p.m., April 17, 2020. For information, contact Jay Rosa at (401)
728-0500, Ext.450 or e-mail
jrosa@pawtucketri.com<mailto:jrosa@pawtucketri.com>.

Applications for Arts Organizational Grant Program can be obtained from
the Department of Planning and Redevelopment, located on the first floor
of Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Avenue or from the following link:
Arts Organization Grant
Application<http://www.pawtucketri.com/sites/default/files/uploads/images/PressReleases/2019%20Organizational%20Grant%20Application.pdf>.
Applications are due at the Department of Planning and Redevelopment by
4:00 p.m., April 17, 2020. For information, contact Herb Weiss, economic &
Cultural Affairs Officer, at 401 728-0500, Ext. 437 or email
hweiss@pawtucketri.com<mailto:hweiss@pawtucketri.com>.

Please note: An applicant for either grant program may not receive the
full amount of funding requested, this being determined by the amount of
program funding available and the number of applicants awarded grants.