The National Endowment for the Arts today announced the first round of Recommended Awards for fiscal year 2022, with 11 awards totaling nearly $ 195,000 to arts and culture organizations in Rhode Island.
Nationally, the first round of NEA Recommended Awards for FY2022 totaled 1,498 awards and nearly $ 33.2 million in funds. Art Project Grant funding spanned 15 artistic disciplines and reached communities in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Recipients of the Challenge America Grants Program, NEA Literature Fellowships in Creative Writing and Translation, and Support for Arts Research Projects have also been included in this announcement.
“. “We thank the RI congressional delegation, Senators Reed and Whitehouse, Congressmen Langevin and Cicilline and the NEA for once again investing in our important arts and culture economy. “
“These grants highlight the resilience of artists and arts organizations across our country, will support efforts to provide access to the arts and rebuild the creative economy,” NEA Acting President Ann Eilers said. “The projects supported demonstrate how the arts are a source of strength and well-being for communities and individuals and can open doors to conversations that address complex issues of our time. “
“This funding shows how Rhode Island’s arts and culture community has overcome significant challenges to become more vital and continue to inspire creativity and resilience,” said Faye Zuckerman, spokesperson for RISCA. “We are grateful to the NEA and our delegation to Congress for this support to a key economic driver.”
The NEA is committed to promoting equity, access and mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all individuals and groups. Funding applications demonstrated a commitment from the arts and culture sector to providing more equitable and accessible avenues for engagement in the arts.
Click here to see the national list of beneficiaries.
Rhode Island Grants
Alliance of Artists Communities, $ 40,000, Providence, Grants for Artistic Projects – Artist Communities.
Barbeito, Patricia, $ 10,000, Providence, literature scholarships: translation projects – literary arts
Brown University, $ 20,000, Providence, Artistic Project Grants – Visual Arts
DownCity Design $ 35,000, Providence, grants for artistic projects – Design
New Urban Arts, $ 10,000, Providence, Arts Project Grants – Arts Education
Providence College, $ 15,000, Providence, Arts Research Grants
Rhode Island Latino Arts, $ 10,000, Providence, Challenge America
Spectrum Theater Ensemble, $ 10,000, Providence, Challenge America
Trinity Repertory Company, $ 10,000, Providence, Artistic Project Grants – Theater
Magidow, Melanie, $ 10,000, South Kingstown, Literature Scholarships: Translation Projects – Literary Arts
Riverzedge Arts), $ 25,000, Woonsocket, grants for artistic projects – Design
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