State Government Press Releases

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Rhode Island schools, community centers and artists were awarded $113,250 in the December 2012 round of grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. The Arts Council's board approved the awarding of these grants on December 10 during its meeting in Providence. These grants will go to...
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined with the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts today to announce the start of a process to select a new State Poet. Governor Chafee began by thanking Lisa Starr of Block Island, who has completed her five year term as Poet Laureate of Rhode Island. "Lisa...
The National Endowment for the Arts today announced that the City of Woonsocket, in partnership with Riverzedge Arts Project, will receive a $50,000 grant in the highly-competitive "Our Town" funding category. The "Our Town" grants represent the NEA's latest investment in creative placemaking,...
An international exhibit entitled "International Joomchi and Beyond", traditional and contemporary reflections on "joomchi", the ancient Korean papermaking techniques, is the latest exhibit at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, a gallery space managed by the Rhode Island State Council on the...
Wunnegin ke keen nee ash (which in the Algonquin Native language means "It is beautiful, come and see") is the invitation from Deborah Spears Morehead of the Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe to the first annual State Native American Art Exhibit featuring work from Eastern Woodland artists at the...
In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week in Rhode Island, The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) awarded its second annual Arts in Tourism Award to the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County at the recent Tourism Unity Luncheon in Warwick. In announcing the...
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts applauded a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts that says at-risk students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement. The study, "...
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today a $10,000 grant from Bank of America that will be directed towards the Big Yellow School Bus (BYSB) program. With schools facing restricting financial challenges, these funds will help ensure that more than 7,500 Rhode Island...
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...