Thank you for your interest in Arts Funding in Pawtucket. The City of Pawtucket, recognizing the importance of art and artists, has been very proactive in creating an artist friendly environment in the City. Tax Benefits In 1998, the Rhode Island General Assembly passed a law establishing an Arts and Entertainment District in an area of the City that encompasses the downtown and mill district areas (approximately 307 acres). Designated as a model development project, the State and City provide significant tax incentives to artists selling original art, who live and work within the district, and to art galleries that are established within the district boundaries.
Since January 1, 1999, state sales tax exemptions can be obtained for artworks sold within the arts and entertainment district for "one-of-a-kind" or limited production works of art. The law also exempts artists living and working within the newly created district from state income tax on the income generated from their creative work as an artist, writer, dance, composer/performer, sculptor, painter, photographer, actor, etc.
Please direct any questions to Katherine Kazarian 401-728-0500, ext. 450 or email@example.com. Thank you for your interest and support of the arts in Pawtucket!
Theme: “Pawtucket’s Color Palette”
Deadline for entry: August 2, 2016
This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever changing landscape of
Contest Rules: All photo submissions should follow the contest theme and have been taken within the past year. All photos must be taken in the City of
Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore or mountboard, but not framed; overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 12”x18”. All photos will be on display at the
All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket 2017 Calendar. Submissions should be dropped off at The Camera Werks,
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