Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street
Providence RI 02903
Information: Cynthia Goldsmith
Office Phone: 401-421-2997x3105
DEADLINE: 3pm on March 04, 2006

Providence Performing Arts Center's ARTS Scholarships, sponsored by Textron and the PPAC Annual Fund donors, provides an opportunity for qualified, talented Rhode Island youth to attend local, summer arts education programs of their choice that promise to broaden their artistic experiences in a chosen area of study.

The program began in 1996 when a portion of the proceeds from the First Annual Greater Providence Gospel Fest was designated for arts scholarships for 10 Providence students. Since then, the program has been expanded to statewide and the number of scholarships has been increased to 25 per year. Over the past six years, 126 scholarships have been awarded to talented Rhode Island students. Previous winners have attended summer programs at the Rhode Island School of Design, Festival Ballet Providence, the All Children's Theatre Ensemble and Rhode Island College (among others).

* 11-14 years by June 1, 2006
* who reside in and attend school in Rhode Island
* who demonstrate artistic ability and interest
* who demonstrate financial need
* who submit a completed application by the deadline.

HOW MUCH & FOR WHAT: Twenty five awards (10 for Providence residents, 15 for other Rhode Island communities) for summer dance (or other art) study of up to $500.00 per person.

APPLICATION: Applications for the ARTS Scholarships 2006 competition will be available on the PPAC website and at PPAC's administrative offices in early 2006. Applications will be accepted from January 6 thru 3pm on March 4, 2006 and should be mailed to:
Cynthia Goldsmith
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset Street
Providence RI 02903
For more information, contact Cynthia Goldsmith via email at or by telephone at 401-421-2997, ext. 3105.

PPAC also runs the excellent Camp Broadway for children interested in musical theatre.

Deborah Nash at
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