PECO has awarded 34 grants totaling $264,000 in support to art institutions and cultural organizations across Southeastern Pennsylvania through the competitive grants program PECO Powering the Arts.
Locally, Bristol Riverside Theatre is a grantee.
The 2023 PECO Powering the Arts grantees are focused on engaging new and diverse audiences and reducing barriers to their participation. Now in its second year, PECO Powering the Arts awards one-year grants of up to $10,000 to support new or ongoing efforts by eligible nonprofit organizations that are currently providing arts and culture programs that directly benefit the neighborhoods in which they operate.
“The PECO Powering the Arts grant will help these 34 community-based arts and culture organizations connect people to opportunity and to each other in new and exciting ways,” said Romona Riscoe Benson, director, corporate and community impact, PECO. “October is National Arts and Humanities month, a recognition of the positive impact that the arts have on our communities and a reminder that in order to ensure equity in the arts, it must also be accessible to all. I can’t think of a better time to provide these organizations with the investment needed to ensure they are able to expose their work to as many diverse audiences as possible.”
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