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By PBN Staff
By PBN Staff
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts awarded $128,212 in grants to Rhode Island schools, community centers and artists in its December 2013 round, the agency announced Wednesday.
The 57 grants and fellowships awarded included one Investments in Arts & Culture grant of $1,400 to the Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy in Warwick. The Investments in Arts & Culture grants support organizations that produce annual programs in the arts and have received RISCA funding regularly for at least three years.
Jon Caserta of Pawtucket received a $6,000 Design Innovation Grant to develop a Web-based video player for long-form, content-rich videos such as interviews, symposia, lectures and documentaries. The video player would serve as an alternative to popular video players like YouTube and Vimeo, designed specifically for educators, artists, academics and government institutions, Caserta said.
RISCA also awarded eight Arts Access Grants, which are small awards of no more than $2,500 to fund new ventures and occasional arts programs that don’t qualify for Investments in Arts & Culture grants: