State Government Press Releases

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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...
11/19/2008
The holiday season is almost here, and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased as part of a musical celebration of the holidays at the Rhode Island State House during the month of December. Thirty-eight groups from throughout the state,including a school ensemble...
10/30/2008
Rhode Island arts organizations are feeling the effects of a declining state and national economy, according to a study released by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Arts organizations throughout the state report that contributions are down and ticket sales are behind where they were...
08/14/2008
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold a workshop in Providence for individual artists, non-profit organizations and schools interested in submitting grant applications for the Council's Wednesday, October 1 application deadline. Grant workshops are free and open to the public. ...
07/25/2008
WASHINGTON, DC — July 25, 2008 – Representative Peter L. Lewiss of Westerly today received national recognition for his work with the arts in Rhode Island and nationwide. The State Leadership Arts Award was presented to Rep. Lewiss at the National Conference of State Legislatures Annual...