State Government Press Releases

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01/08/2010
Many employed, many served by Arts Council grants Over a thousand artists will be employed and over 134,000 individuals will benefit from the latest round of grants awarded by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, according to information released by the state arts agency...
11/23/2009
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...
09/11/2009
A 14-foot bronze sculpture, Torsion III, designed and fabricated by Jamestown artist Peter Diepenbrock, was installed at Lippitt Hall on the University of Rhode Island's Kingston Campus on Thursday, Sept. 10, according to The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the University of Rhode Island.
08/28/2009
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced today a call for artists interested in painting the official state portrait of Governor Donald L. Carcieri. State law requires that a portrait of Governor Carcieri be commissioned and presented to the State by the time the governor leaves office...
08/19/2009
A show featuring the work of a diverse group of Rhode Island artists is currently on display during the months of August and September at The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, a gallery run by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts located in the State’s main administration building. The...
07/26/2009
(July 27, 2009) Governor Donald L. Carcieri and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts joined today with U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressmen Patrick Kennedy and Jim Langevin to announce a series of federal stimulus grants for the arts, designed to support arts organizations who...
07/22/2009
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced today its first round of grant awards for the 2009-2010 season. These grants support projects by individual artists, arts organizations, schools and educational organizations in communities throughout the state. The Arts Council awarded a...
06/29/2009
At a recent meeting the State Arts Council board elected William A. (Bill) Brackett of Coventry as its Chairman. Brackett’s election places him as leader of the thirteen-member governing body of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the state agency responsible for support of the...
06/03/2009
The Rhode Island State Senate yesterday confirmed the appointment by Governor Donald L. Carcieri of three new members to the board of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. These individuals join the thirteen-member governing body of the State Arts Council, the state agency responsible for...
05/20/2009
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts released today for public comment a draft version of its latest strategic plan. The plan, produced over months of research, discussions and focus groups, outlines the role the State Arts Council will play in helping to strengthen and support the arts in...