Close to 1,500 artists will be employed and over 117,000 individuals will benefit from the latest round of grants awarded by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, according to information released by the state arts agency in December. The Arts Council announced its second round of grant awards for the current season, supporting projects by individual artists, arts organizations, schools and educational organizations in communities throughout the state.
In announcing the awards, Arts Council director Randall Rosenbaum said that it was important to remember, particularly in challenging times, that the arts employ people and help communities. "The arts are an important part of the Rhode Island economy", he said. "Each grant we award helps to employ an artist, even for a short period of time, and those artists – our neighbors – help support local businesses by paying rent, buying groceries, and by providing cultural programs in our communities."
CMW was awarded $6,950 for its spring semester programming. Thank you RISCA!