State Government Press Releases

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06/07/2017
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by Bonnie Schultz Platzer is on exhibit from May 31 through July 25, 2017 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island...
05/18/2017
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition is on display at TF Green Airport. At the GREEN SPACE Gallery, an exhibit entitled OBJECT OF AFFECTION featuring works by Craig Crawford, Sherie Harkins and Mary Jameson is on display from May 17 through...
04/19/2017
More than $1 billion in compensation was paid to Rhode Islanders involved in the arts and cultural production sector in 2014, according to a new study released today through a collaboration of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic...
03/06/2017
Moses Brown School student Simon Rabatin is this year's Rhode Island winner of the Poetry Out Loud state championship, held Sunday, March 5 at the RISD Museum, sponsored locally by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, VSA arts Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center at the...
02/16/2017
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, VSA arts Rhode Island, and the RI Teaching Artists Center will hold the12th Annual State Finals for Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation contest for high school students, on Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1 p.m. at The Metcalf Auditorium located in...
01/25/2017
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that two new art exhibitions are on display in Rhode Island's airports. At TF Green's GREEN SPACE Gallery, an exhibit entitled SPECIFICITY is on display from January 12 through May 1, 2017 while the Block Island Airport Gallery is...
01/20/2017
(Bristol, R.I.) Historic Linden Place, site of a historic house museum and the Bristol Art Museum, hosted the State's announcement yesterday of the latest State Cultural Facilities Grant and State Preservation Grant recipients. The State has awarded close to $3.8 million for capital preservation...
01/12/2017
Rhode Island schools, organizations, community centers and artists were awarded $164,890 in the December 2016 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...
01/05/2017
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the appointment of Mollie Flanagan as its new Individual Artist Program Director. Flanagan, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, will manage the Council's programs and services for individual artists, including grants to individual...
11/21/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that artists have been selected for the 2017 exhibitions at the Block Island Airport Gallery on Block Island and GREEN SPACE Gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. The Block Island Airport Gallery will present works by Neal...