State Government Press Releases

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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...
05/24/2010
Three Rhode Island museums will offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2010, according to an announcement made today by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Blue Star Families, a a national, non-partisan,...
04/22/2010
The National Endowment for the Arts today announced that ten Rhode Island organizations, including the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, will receive $1,108,000 in federal grants through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These grants will support activities in communities throughout...
03/07/2010
Arts Council ‘Open For Business’ Despite Possible Budget Cuts The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced it will hold a series of grant workshops throughout the state for individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools interested in submitting grant applications for...
03/04/2010
After its first month in operation, the State Arts Council's new “Big Yellow School Bus” program has awarded over $10,000 in grants to Rhode Island schools to help transport close to 4,000 students to arts and cultural events. Schools throughout the state are participating in the program, which...
02/28/2010
For the second year in a row, Classical High School student Amber Johnson took top honors at Saturday afternoon's Poetry Out Loud state finals at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, sponsored locally by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and VSA arts of Rhode Island. As...