PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Two Providence art programs for young people have been named finalists for a prestigious national award.
The AS220 Youth program at arts center AS220 and Providence CityArts Community Youth Arts have been named as two of 50 finalists for the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
The award each year recognizes 12 out-of-school arts and humanities programs.
CityArts provides free arts education to Providence children between ages 8 and 14. The AS220 program serves young people ages 14 and 21 at no charge, with a focus on those in the Rhode Island Training School.
The winners will be announced at a Nov. 19 ceremony in Washington hosted by first lady Michelle Obama.