State Government Press Releases

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02/15/2011
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and VSA arts of Rhode Island will hold the state finals for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest on Saturday, February 26, 2011, 1 p.m. at Bishop Hendricken High School, Warwick. Students from ten local high schools will participate in the Poetry...
02/01/2011
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has re-scheduled the Opening Artists Reception for the 2011 RISCA Fellowship Exhibition in Westerly, RI due to the forecast snow and ice. The event was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 2 and has been rescheduled for Thursday,...
01/13/2011
The RISCA Fellowship Exhibition is an annual event that showcases the works of Rhode Island artists who have been awarded by the state for artistic excellence in their discipline. Fellowship Winners receive a $5000 award and Merit Award Winners receive a $1000 award. Artwork by each of these...
11/22/2010
The holiday season is here, and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays during the month of December. “This year will be our biggest celebration to date,” said Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the...
10/12/2010
Governor Donald Carcieri has declared October 2010 as Arts and Humanities month for the State of Rhode Island. In the official proclamation from his office, Governor Carcieri recognized that “the State of Rhode Island has clear evidence that the arts and humanities contribute significantly to our...
08/11/2010
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced today that Governor Donald L. Carcieri has selected Rhode Island artist Harley W. Bartlett to create his official portrait. Bartlett, of Hope, RI, was chosen from among 79 artists who applied late last year as part of a national search conducted...
07/28/2010
Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America, and the National Lieutenant Governors Association today presented Rhode Island Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts with the Lieutenant Governors Arts Leadership Award. The award honors a...
07/06/2010
Over 15,000 artists will be employed in the coming year through grant support from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, according to an announcement by the State Arts Council about its first round of grant awards for the 2010-2011 season. These grants support projects by individual artists,...
06/13/2010
Michael Kaiser, the President of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, will be in Providence on Wednesday, June 23 to present a free workshop on the "Arts in Crisis", part of a national tour designed to help non-profit arts leaders deal with the challenges they face in such...
05/31/2010
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island arts community mourns the death of Mark Malkovich, III, the long-time artistic director of the Newport Music Festival, who reportedly was killed Sunday in a car crash in Minnesota according to the Minnesota State Patrol. "Mark...