State Government Press Releases

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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...
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...