Providence accepting proposals for Celebrate Providence


Mayor Taveras Invites Artists and Organizations to Bring Live Performing Arts Into Providence Neighborhoods

– The City of Providence is accepting proposals for Celebrate Providence! 2014 Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative, as the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Department of Parks + Recreation prepares for another fun summer of theater, dance, music and other live performances in Providence's neighborhoods.

The Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative awards funds to nonprofit community and arts organizations to create high-quality programs designed to respond to the unique characteristics of neighborhoods and foster a sense of community pride.

Organizations interested in participating must be located in Providence to be eligible for the grants and the programming must take place in the city parks of Providence between July 1 and September 1, 2014. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, March 14, 2014 at 4PM. Funding will range from $500 to $4,000 per project and only one proposal will be accepted from an organization. For full project guidelines and application materials, please visit:

Anyone interested in applying for the Celebrate Providence! 2014 Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative is encouraged to attend a free informational session at Providence College/Smith Hill Annex, 231 Douglas Ave. in Providence on Tuesday, March 4 at 12:30PM or 6PM. Learn how to develop a plan for selecting artists, incorporating opportunities for play, and promoting your event. The session will be hosted by Deb Dormody, cultural affairs manager for the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and Wendy Nilsson, director of the Partnership for Providence Parks and chair of Friends of Brown Street Park.

To register for the workshop, please sign up here: or email Deb Dormody, cultural affairs manager, with your preferred session at: Pre-registration for the informational session is required.