State Government Press Releases

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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...
04/15/2009
Eleventh Annual Adult Correctional Institution Art Show Opens at State Gallery Space “Art has helped me to see who I really am inside…” begins a statement from a former inmate at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI) in Cranston. The artistic expressions of current inmates at the ACI...
04/10/2009
The National Endowment for the Arts today announced $19.8 million in one-time grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to state arts agencies and regional arts organizations to support the arts sector of the economy. In Rhode Island, the Rhode Island State...
04/07/2009
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 Donna Kenny Kirwan of Rumford, part of an annual collaboration...
03/20/2009
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold a workshop in Providence on Wednesday, April 1 from 2pm to 4pm for those nonprofit organizations interested and eligible to apply for special funds made available through the federal stimulus program to help “preserve jobs” in the arts. Arts...
03/01/2009
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 Rhode Island state winner, Johnson will go...
02/23/2009
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold workshops in Providence and Newport for individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools interested in submitting grant applications for the Council\'s Wednesday, April 1 application deadline. Grant workshops are free and open to the...
02/19/2009
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and VSA arts of Rhode Island announce the state finals for Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest. The competition, presented in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, is part of a national program that...
02/17/2009
Fear that this will begin to affect the state’s recovery as fewer arts programs impact the hospitality and tourism sectors Rhode Island arts organizations are continuing to suffer from the effects of a declining state and national economy, threatening Rhode Island’s own economic recovery...
01/15/2009
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts gave a boost to local arts organizations performing the work of American master artists and works of art by distributing $50,000 in federal grant support through "American Masterpieces,", a special initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in...