State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...