A talented group of 15 future artists, musicians and dancers from Providence’s middle and elementary schools were awarded ARTS Scholarships 2015 for summer study in the visual and performing arts during a special ceremony held on May 4 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC).
This year’s ARTS Scholarships Program awarded 31 grants (15 for Providence students, 16 from other Rhode Island communities) valued at up to $500 each to qualified, talented Rhode Island middle school students aged 11-14 to attend local summer arts education programs that will broaden their experiences in a chosen area of study.
The scholarships are sponsored by the Textron Charitable Trust and PPAC’s Annual Fund donors.
Scholarship winners are responsible for selecting and applying to the summer program or camp they wish to attend. Eligible programs and camps range from City Arts! to the Festival Ballet to various performing and visual arts programs throughout Rhode Island.
The scholarship winners, said, P.J. Prokop, director of marketing for PPAC, “will have a fun-filled summer learning a new way to draw, sing, act, dance or compose a new story or poem.”
Theresa Agonia, deputy chief of staff, extended congratulations from Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza followed by a video highlighting the talents of the scholarship recipients.
Applications for the ARTS Scholarships 2016 will be available on January 4, 2016 on the PPAC website at www.ppacri.org. or by contacting Cynthia Goldsmith at (401) 421-2997.
Go to the April 6, 2015 issue of District News Report for the list of scholarship recipients from Providence and the arts programs they plan to attend this summer.