WaterFire Providence, the organization which runs the public art installation, has received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The grant will fund a wide variety of new art projects along the WaterFire route, said managing director Peter Mello.
“The core of WaterFire is the art installation, the fire installation along the river," Mello said. "But lots of other things happen at WaterFire that are sometimes off the river sometimes on the river. And we’re going to do a bunch of special projects that will engage and entertain people as they come to WaterFire.”
Mello said that despite sequestration cuts he is confident that WaterFire will continue, due to its positive economic impact on the City.