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Providence Performing Arts Center announces ARTS Scholarships program

Providence, RIThe Providence Center for the Performing Arts (PPAC) Community Outreach Committee is pleased to announce that applications for Arts The Scholarship Program 2022 will be available on Friday 7 January 2022; Applications will then be accepted until Friday March 4, 2022 at 4 pm.

the Arts The Scholarship Program 2022, sponsored by The Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC Annual Fund donors with support from WPRI 12, awards up to $500 in financial assistance to each of 30 talented, winning Rhode Island students who have been selected as recipients. Eligible students must be between the ages of 11 and 14 by June 1, 2022 and reside in and attend school in Rhode Island. These scholarships offer young artists an opportunity to participate in local summer arts education programs that will expand each student’s experience in their chosen field of study.

Starting Friday, January 7, 2022, links to Arts Scholarship applications and guidelines in English and Spanish will be available online at https://www.ppacri.org/outreach/arts-scholarship. To ensure the safety of applicants and PPAC staff at this time, applications and supporting materials can only be submitted electronically via Google Forms and the OneDrive portal links posted on the PPAC website. No hard copies of original submissions or artwork will be accepted.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted electronically No later than 4P on Friday 4 March 2022. For more information, please visit ppacri.org or contact Ricky Gresh, Special Projects Director/Assistant to the President, at rgresh@ppacri.org or 401.574.3105

In 1996, with a portion of the proceeds from the first annual Greater Gospel Festival (a production of the Providence Center for the Performing Arts that included volunteer local gospel choirs), PPAC Marketing, working in partnership with the Community Outreach Committee, created the Arts Scholarship Program. This scholarship fund is intended to assist students interested in studying the arts.

β€œThe talents and interests of our scholarship recipients should be encouraged and developed as they begin to explore their individual potential,” said PJ Prokop, Director of Marketing at PPAC. When we started Arts Scholarship Program 26 years ago, we could not have foreseen its impact and success in supporting arts education in our state – as of Spring 2022, the number will be over 700 scholarships.”

Previous scholarship winners have attended summer programs at the Rhode Island School of Design, University of Rhode Island Campground, Providence Ballet Festival, Mount Saint Charles Academy, Newport Museum of Art, Next Stop Broadway, Rhode Island Philharmonic School of Music, and Rhode Island Latino Arts, among others. .

The Community Outreach Committee is a committee of the Providence Center for the Performing Arts Board of Directors and consists of PPAC directors, Rhode Island educators, artists, and community leaders interested in the arts and youth. The commission’s mission includes developing arts education opportunities for Rhode Island’s youth and making the Providence Center for the Performing Arts available to Rhode Island’s diverse residents. This committee oversees Arts Scholarship Program.

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