News Briefs

Recycling Challenge Results

The Purchasing Office and Plant Operations took first place for their enthusiastic participation in the Recycling Challenge held at the Dr. Robert F. Roberti Administration Building.

The Accounts Payable Office came in second place while the Technology Department came in third.

Congratulations to all the winners! Remember to continue rinsing out your containers before putting them in the recycling bin and to recycle (not trash) all of your clean paper waste.

PPAC’s 2015 ARTS Scholarship applications available for middle school students

The Providence Performing Arts Center is now accepting applications for the 2015 ARTS Scholarships Program. Applications are due by 3 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015.

The ARTS Scholarships Program awards 30 grants (15 for Providence students, 15 from other Rhode Island communities) valued at up to $500 each to qualified, talented Rhode Island middle school students aged 11-14 as of June 1, 2015. These scholarships, sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors, offer young artists an opportunity to attend local summer arts education programs that will broaden their experiences in a chosen area of study.

Scholarship winners are responsible for selecting and applying to the program or camp they wish to attend. Scholarship funds will be applied only to programs/camps that take place between May and August 2015 and are focused on one or more artistic disciplines. Eligible programs and camps range from City Arts! to the Festival Ballet to various performing and visual arts programs throughout Rhode Island.

Applications, guidelines and a list of summer arts programs are available online at and in person at PPAC’s Administrative Offices at 220 Weybosset Street, 2nd Floor. For more information, visit the PPAC website or call Cynthia Goldsmith at 574-3105.