State Government Press Releases

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08/03/2021
Key staff members lead workshops, meetings to navigate grant application process; First time grantees encouraged to apply Providence, RI—The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that applications are now open for grants to nonprofit organizations and individual artists;
07/19/2021
Arts and culture organizations, arts education programs, teaching artists in healthcare and education, individual artists, culture workers, and other related community projects benefited from $878,942 in funding announced today by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). The 156...
07/13/2021
Historic collaboration between Councils distributes $968,000 of funding from National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for Humanities Providence, RI – RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (Humanities Council) announced today a...
07/08/2021
Exhibition at One Capitol Hill, Providence, closes Sept. 17 Exhibit details What: Nature, Nurture, Hope by Rebecca Flores with works by her son, Joshua Elijah Amado When: Open to the public, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through September 17 Where: The Atrium Gallery, first floor of the state...
06/24/2021
The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is pleased to announce that prime-time Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) is directing Rebecca Banner's acclaimed 2016 Black List screenplay Space Oddity in the Ocean State. The independent production stars Kyle Allen (West Side Story), Alexandra Shipp (
06/24/2021
The gallery at the Block Island Airport, a partnership between the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC), announced the opening of its summer exhibit featuring works by RI artist Allison Bianco, born and raised in Smithfield. Bianco's...
06/09/2021
Governor Dan McKee announced that Mary-Kim Arnold, a Pawtucket-based poet, writer and artist, and Mohamad Farzan, Newport, a founding principal of NewPort Architecture, have been confirmed by the RI Senate to RI Arts Council's 13-member board. Artist Gretchen Dow Simpson and Dr. Joseph Dowling...
06/07/2021
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced a new art exhibition on display at TF Green Airport's GREEN SPACE Gallery, a partnership between RISCA and the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC). The gallery now features works by Rhode Island artists Pascale Lord, Barrington, Sarina Mitchel,
06/02/2021
The application deadline is June 14 at 8 p.m. Applications for a new round of funding for arts and culture workers from the Artist Relief Fund (ARF) are now available, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced today. The application deadline is June 14 at 8 p.m. Since last spring,
05/12/2021
Latest NEA funds to assist the vital arts economy and post-pandemic revitalization The RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and three arts organizations will receive $929,800 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). NEA's fiscal year 2021 partnership agreement grants address...