Rhode Island’s largest nonprofit performing-arts organization, Trinity Repertory Co., recently received a $50,000 grant from Bank of America.
Bank of America donated the money as part of a national multimillion dollar investment geared toward creating economically vibrant communities, and in recognition of the theater’s importance to the local economy.
“A thriving arts and culture sector helps to attract and retain businesses and fuel the local economy in a way that is accessible and enjoyable for everyone,” said William Hatfield, Bank of America Rhode Island market president. “Trinity Repertory Co. has been a cultural and economic hub for decades, and we know these dollars will be put to good use.”
Curt Columbus, Trinity’s Richard L. Bready artistic director, said his organization is thankful for the funds.
“This year’s grant further recognizes the impact that the theater has on our community. [Bank of America’s] funding will be used for general operating support, allowing Trinity Rep to achieve our mission of providing dramatic-art and arts-learning experiences that stimulate, educate and engage our community in a continuing dialogue.” •