State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...