State Government Press Releases

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05/22/2008
A team of Rhode Island arts education leaders will take part in an exclusive “Arts Education Leadership Institute” this July, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Five state teams will meet with experts from throughout the country to discuss current challenges in the...
05/14/2008
A community artist, working in a South Providence neighborhood, will help raise awareness about a health hazard in the community while designing a series of informational signs through a partnership between three state agencies. Holly Ewald, an artist who lives in Warwick, has been commissioned...
05/13/2008
Social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and Twitter have grown to become a popular way for millions of people to communicate via the Internet. And now they are another way for state government to communicate with its citizens. The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)...
05/01/2008
U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today announced that ten Rhode Island organizations will receive $946,000 in federal grants through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These grants will support activities in communities throughout Rhode Island that effect our...
04/24/2008
According to a new regional website, Rhode Island’s 1,750 “creative economy” organizations pay over $350 million to their employees each year, and annually contribute over $750 million to the Rhode Island economy. This is according to CultureCount.org, a new cultural database launched by the New...
04/07/2008
Two Rhode Island artists and one scholar were recently awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, one of the most prestigious and coveted awards in the arts, humanities and sciences. The Rhode Islanders are Forrest Gander, poet from Barrington; Andrew Stein Raferty visual artist and...
04/04/2008
(Providence, RI) – “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 are on display during April and May at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol...
03/18/2008
The faces - and artwork - of Rhode Island's artists with disabilities are well represented at VSA arts of Rhode Island's 5th Annual Paul V. Sherlock Memorial Art Show held in collaboration with the RI State Council on the Arts at the Atrium Gallery, One Capitol Hill in Providence. This exhibit...
03/18/2008
Cranston, RI - Students from the Rhode Island Training School will participate in the creation of public art for the new Rhode Island Youth Detention Facility in Cranston. Through Rhode Island's Allocation for Art for Public Facilities Act, more commonly known at the 1% for Public Art Law, Rhode...
03/12/2008
Burrillville High School student Andrew Westlake took top honors at Tuesday evening’s Poetry Out Loud state finals at Rhode Island College, sponsored locally by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and VSA arts of Rhode Island. As Rhode Island state winner, Westlake will go on to compete at...