State Government Press Releases

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06/15/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the availability of application guidelines for the new State Cultural Facilities Grant Program (SCFG). This program, approved by the voters as a bond initiative in November 2014, will provide $6.5 million in capital improvement...
06/10/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by Ben Wohlberg will be held from May 28 through July 30, 2015 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists in...
05/26/2015
Active-duty military and their families, including National Guard and Reserve members, can attend a number of Rhode Island museums and historic houses for free through Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families,...
05/26/2015
Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor will join the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) on Wednesday, May 27, from 1:30pm-2:30pm in the State Room at the Rhode Island State House to celebrate the accomplishments of ten Rhode Island creative entrepreneurs and RISCA's...
05/20/2015
The Rhode Island State Senate recently confirmed four new appointments by Governor Gina M. Raimondo to the board of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). These individuals join the thirteen-member governing body of the State Arts Council, the state agency responsible for support of...
05/12/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition, entitled PERSONAL SPACE, will be held from May 13 through September 1, 2015 at GREEN SPACE, a gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick that presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists. ...
03/19/2015
Portsmouth Abbey Student Wins State Arts Council's 'Poetry Out Loud' Rhode Island State Final Winner Goes On To National Competition in DC in April Portsmouth Abbey School student Zoe Butler is this year's Rhode Island winner of the Poetry Out Loud state championship, held...
03/03/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and VSA arts of Rhode Island will hold the 10th Annual State Finals for Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation contest for high school students, on Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1 p.m. at The Metcalf Auditorium of RISD Museum of Art's Chace Center. ...
01/26/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that two new art exhibitions are opening at the state's airports. The Block Island Airport Gallery will present works by Aleksandar Baba-Vulic from January 22 through May 28, 2015, while GREEN SPACE at T.F. Green Airport will...
01/15/2015
Rhode Island schools, organizations, community centers and artists were awarded $139,877 in the December 2014 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 Warren. These grants will go to...