$3.46 million in capital grants for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Public Historic Sites disbursed

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Governor McKee, the Rhode Island Council on the Arts (RISCA), and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) have announced the recipients of to combined $3.46 million grants.

The funding was passed in March when Rhode Islanders voted to pass the Cultural Arts and State Preservation Grants Programs ballot measure allocating $7 million in funding. Of the $7 million, $2 million was given to RISCA and $1 million to RIHPHC, funding from a 2014 ballot measure that had carried over in the amount of $460,930 was also included in this round of disbursement.

The grants from both RISCA and RIHPHC were awarded to 42 different organizations covering both State Cultural Facilities and Preservation Facilities.

“Rhode Island is rich in history, arts, and culture, which play a significant role in our economy in every city and town,” said Governor McKee. “Through this funding, our state will continue to be a leader nationally in historic preservation, and arts and culture. On behalf of the State of Rhode Island, our congratulations to these organizations, and thank you to RISCA and RIHPHC for their work to improve the quality of life in our State.

“Rhode Island is recognized nationally as a leader in historic preservation and the arts,” said Jeffrey Emidy, Interim Executive Director of the RIHPHC. “These state grants are investments that build on our strengths.”

“Rhode Islanders recognized the significance of these investments in their community and their importance to our state’s economy,” said Faye Zuckerman, RISCA’s Director of Communication. “Our museums, cultural arts centers and performance spaces, which are open to the public, will receive the capital improvements they badly need.”

The grants were disbursed across Rhode Island at these businesses and facilities:

  • Herreshoff Marine Museum, Bristol, $112,000, State Preservation Grant
  • Linden Place, Bristol, $28,200, State Preservation Grant
  • City of Central Falls, Central Falls, $150,000, State Preservation Grant
  • Artists’ Exchange, Cranston, $40,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm Preservation Association, Cumberland, $75,000, State Preservation Grant
  • Cape Verdean Museum, East Providence, $100,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • East Providence Historical Society, East Providence, $26,865, State Preservation Grant
  • Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum, Exeter, $250,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Foster Preservation Society, Foster, $11,900, State Preservation Grant
  • Historic New England, Jamestown, $69,000, State Preservation Grant
  • South County Art Association, Kingston, $128,535, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Newport Art Museum and Art Association, Newport, $18,700, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Island Moving Co., Newport, $250,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Newport Performing Arts Center, Newport, $50,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • La Farge Restoration Fund, Newport, $94,109, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • La Farge Restoration Fund, Newport, $150,000, State Preservation Grant
  • Fort Adams Trust, Newport, $122,500, State Preservation Grant
  • Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, $74,250, State Preservation Grant
  • Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport, $30,000, State Preservation Grant
  • Pawtucket Public Library, Pawtucket, $58,100, State Preservation Grant
  • Teatro ECAS, Providence, $204,429, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, $100,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, $45,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Festival Ballet Providence, Providence, $13,820, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • DownCity Design, Providence, $100,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • The Steel Yard, Providence, $36,400, State Preservation Grant
  • The Steel Yard, Providence, $53,178, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Dirt Palace Public Projects, Providence, $49,880, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Community MusicWorks, Providence, $84,275, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • The Players, Providence, $90,500, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • AS220, Providence, $61,976, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Wilbury Theatre Group, Providence, $56,079, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Oasis International, Providence, $150,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Museum of Natural History and Planetarium, Providence, $88,500, State Preservation Grant
  • Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, $48,000, State Preservation Grant
  • Scituate Historical Society, Scituate, $9,900, State Preservation Grant
  • South County History Center, South Kingstown, $42,075, State Preservation Grant
  • Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, Warwick, $128,327, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, Warwick, $50,000, State Preservation Grant
  • Stadium Theatre Foundation, Woonsocket, $73,133, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • Beacon Charter Schools Corp., Woonsocket, $95,000, State Cultural Facilities Grant
  • RiverzEdge Arts Project, Woonsocket, $41,300, State Cultural Facilities Grant

TOTAL: $3,460,931

 

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