Lydia Perez

Caribbean Arts of Rhode Island 

Rhode Island

Current Grants and awards

 Apprenticeship Award 2021, 2017 from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Apprenticeship Award 2016 and 2017 from  Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program  She is a  fellow of NALAC Leadership Institute, 2015 (NLI-2015). She has received the recognition of  2016- Guatemalan American Association of RI for support Centro American 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 Artistic Director, 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 first Fiscal Agent of  Latino Public Radio in RI .  PRIAA  has been a Fiscal agent  for many artists and others organizations in Rhode Island  since that year until  today day.