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Rhode Island Foundation offers arts and cultural grants

July 8, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Foundation is offering $120,000 in grants to emerging arts and cultural organizations in minority communities.

The foundation says its Expansion Arts Program targets organizations focused on the cultural practices and traditions of the state’s diverse communities.

Daniel Kertzner, who oversees the program, says the foundation wants to nourish these traditions and build the capacity of organizations that strengthen their communities.

Grants of up to $30,000 are available. The deadline is July 20.

The foundation, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts partner to offer the program.

These grants were last awarded in 2015. The recipients were the Colombian American Cultural Society, Cape Verdean Heritage Sub-Committee, India Association of Rhode Island and Laotian Community Center of Rhode Island.

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