The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and three arts organisations will receive €763,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). 

The partnership agreement grants address priorities in cultural tourism, community revitalisation, economic development, education, and health and human services. 

The Rhode Island State Council will distribute the federal funds as grants to organisations throughout the state. 

Governor Dan McKee said: “Our arts sector is a key economic driver in our state that continues to face considerable challenges especially as we enter a post-pandemic Rhode Island. On behalf of Rhode Island, thank you to the National Endowment for the Arts for a second award of assistance in less than a month. These are critical investments and are going to help us rebuild and recover better and will allow the arts to continue to play an important role in the lives of Rhode Islanders.” 

Senator Jack Reed says support for the arts contributes to thriving communities: “After a challenging year for the arts, I’m glad this federal funding is coming to Rhode Island through the State Council on the Arts and its partner organisations. Rhode Island’s world-class arts scene is beginning to rev back up in time for summer.”

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