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about us

The Performing Arts Initiative for Students of Color (PAISOC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aiming to provide scholarships, leadership training, and educational opportunities to students of color currently participating in performing arts activities. 

PAISOC specifically aims to:

  • Promote diversity in the arts by telling the stories of people of color specifically impacted by their participation in arts programming. 

  • Provide scholarships to black, latinx, asian american, pacific islander, and native american students for the purposes of tuition and other program related expenses.

  • Increase the number of people of color participating in performing arts programs in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to scholarship recipients to promote life lasting experiences and lessons

  • Sponsor and promote educational opportunities.

 
 

What’s New

PAISOC in Providence

 

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SCHOLARSHIPS

 

PAISOC aims to raise MONEY AND FUND students who are actively participating in or have plans to participate in a performing arts PROGRAM in 2019. SCHOLARSHIPS can be used for tuition purposes or other related expenses.

Keep scrolling to learn more!

 

 
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2018 Dci scholarship winners!

Click the pictures below to find out more about our scholarship recipients from this past summer!

 
 
 

 
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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Interested in helping PAISOC open the doors to EDUCATION IN THE PERFORMING ARTS?