State Government Press Releases

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The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will present the 8th Annual RISCA Fellowship Exhibition, showcasing work by 26 artists who received Fellowship Awards from the State Arts Council over the past year. The Fellowship Exhibition will run from February 2 - 25 at Machines With Magnets,...
The artistic talents of young Rhode Islanders are on display in the Second Annual Youth Art Exhibit, an exhibit of art work by young artists who are part of the AS220 Youth Studios. The work is on display now through January 28, 2012 at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, a gallery space...
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that the first in a series of art exhibitions, entitled PAINT. NOW. , will be held in GREEN SPACE, a new visual arts exhibition space at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick, starting on January 25, 2012. PAINT. NOW. is the inaugural...
07/15/2011
Thousands of artists will be employed in the coming year in projects supported by grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, according to an announcement released by the State Arts Council today about its first round of grant awards for the 2011-2012 season. These grants, funded...
07/11/2011
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today several changes and additions to its 13-member commission. Jean Rondeau of North Smithfield was elected at a recent meeting to serve as Chairman of the State Arts Council board. Also elected to officer positions at that...
05/26/2011
Arts and cultural organizations in Rhode Island will now have access to new technology to help them strengthen their management capacity and demonstrate their value and impact in communities, thanks to a collaboration announced today between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and The Rhode...
05/12/2011
In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week in Rhode Island, The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) awarded its first annual Arts in Tourism Award to WaterFire Providence at the recent Tourism Unity Luncheon in Warwick. In announcing the award before a room full of tourism...
03/16/2011
No matter how you feel about what is contained in the recently-proposed state budget, practically everyone agrees that the document itself looks terrific. That's because this year's budget contains cover art by Rhode Island artist Stephanie Izzo, born and raised in Coventry. This is an annual...
03/01/2011
The Rhode Island Foundation, in partnership with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, is currently accepting applications for the 2011 Expansion Arts Program. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2011. About Expansion Arts ...
02/25/2011
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold workshops in Providence, Wakefield, Newport and Greenville for individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools interested in submitting grant applications for the Council's Friday, April 1 application deadline. Grant workshops are free...