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RI groups sharing $123K in federal arts funds

RI groups sharing $123K in federal arts funds

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Six organizations in Rhode Island are sharing $123,000 in federal grants to support a range of arts programming.

The state's congressional delegation announced the funding from the National Endowment for the Arts on Tuesday.

Everett Dance Theatre in Providence is getting $15,000 to support "The Freedom Project," a new multidisciplinary performance about the U.S. prison system. New Urban Arts is getting $15,000 to support youth mentorship and summer arts programs. Trinity Repertory Company is receiving $10,000 for a new production of the musical based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, "Oliver!"

Other awardees are the Alliance of Artists Communities, which is getting $40,000; RiverzEdge Arts Project, which is getting $23,000; and FirstWorks, which is receiving $20,000.

This is the first round of competitive grants from the NEA this year.

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