This Year's Big Capital Grant Winners
The state announced thirty-three grants for arts, culture, heritage, and public historic sites.
Your favorite organizations are only getting better. This morning, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission administered nearly $3.8 million in grants to local groups. The grants, which are funded by 2014's Creative and Cultural Economy Bonds, require each organization to provide matching funds for their projects. Here are the five biggest winners in each category:
State Preservation Grants
Town of North Smithfield for Kendall Dean School, North Smithfield: $150,000
Providence Parks Department for Betsey Williams Cottage, Providence: $150,000
Town of East Greenwich for East Greenwich Town Hall, East Greenwich: $150,000
Pawtucket Public Library, Pawtucket: $150,000
Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence: $150,000
State Cultural Facilities Grants
The Arctic Playhouse, West Warwick: $300,000
Dirt Palace Public Projects, Providence: $250,000
RiverzEdge Arts Project, Woonsocket: $249,000
Ocean State Theatre Company, Warwick: $240,000
Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, Pawtucket: $211,500
To view a complete list of grant awards, visit arts.ri.gov.