State Government Press Releases

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07/14/2016
State funding for the arts contributes significantly to Rhode Island's economy and quality of life, according to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) as it announced its first round of grant awards for the 2016-2017 season. Grant recipients in 2015 reported that over $134 million was...
06/22/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, in cooperation with Virtual Cape Verde, announces the first annual Cape Verdean Art Exhibit in the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, the art gallery in the Powers Administration Building on State Street in Providence. The exhibit runs from June 13th -...
06/13/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by May Babcock will be held from June 2nd through July 28th, 2016 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists in...
06/13/2016
The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2017 exhibitions. The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, to promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The gallery at the Block...
05/13/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition, entitled MEMORY'S LANDSCAPE, will be held from May 13 through September 1, 2016 at GREEN SPACE, a gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick that presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists. ...
05/10/2016
The National Endowment for the Arts today announced that ten Rhode Island organizations, including the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, will receive $1,084,500 in federal grants through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These grants will support activities in communities throughout...
02/25/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, VSA arts Rhode Island, and the RI Teaching Artists Center will hold the11th Annual State Finals for Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation contest for high school students, on Sunday, March 13, 2016, 1 p.m. at The Metcalf Auditorium of RISD...
01/27/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition, entitled MODERN ARCHEOLOGY, will be held from January 13 through May 1, 2016 at GREEN SPACE, a gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick that presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists. ...
01/27/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by David Zapatka will be held from January 21, 2016 through May 31, 2016 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island...
12/22/2015
Rhode Island schools, organizations, community centers and artists were awarded $142,998 in the December 2015 round of grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. The Arts Council's board approved the awarding of these grants at its December meeting in Providence. These grants will go...