Lydia Pérez 



Lydia received the Apprenticeship Award 2017  from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. She is a  a fellow of NALAC Leadership Institute, 2015 (NLI-2015). She has received the recognition of  2016- Guatemalan American Association of RI for support CentroAmerican Community, She has received the 2014 Ethnic Business (Diversity Champion) Award.  The  2000 Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, (RISCA) Fellowship Award, and the 2000 Rhode Island Foundation Fellowship Award.   She has received the RISCA Traditional Folklore Merit Award in 1998 and 2010.   In  2002 recognition of Woonsocket Fiesta Patronales for Leadership and Traditional Artist. In  2001 Individual Artist Award from The International Gallery for heritage and Culture.   In 1999 and 2000 she was honored with the American Tradition Award to represent New England in the Southern Arts Federation as a National artist with the support of National Endowment for the Arts

She has been the only Artist in Rhode Island to received three Fellowships awards in the same years, State, Regional and National levels.

Under her leadership of The Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy, Inc. in which Lydia is the founder and CEO, the organization  was awarded with the 2014- Investments in Arts & Culture (IAC) award from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA),  and it was awarded the 2007 from Rhode Island Foundation with the Economic Development Award as a fiscal agent for Latino Public Radio (LPRRI), to help further establish an important communication tool for Latinos in Rhode Island. Her organization has been Fiscal agent for many others organizations in Rhode Island .