State Government Press Releases

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10/04/2022
Providence, RI—The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today applications are now open for a new grant program that supports R.I.'s existing arts workforce development programs for arts and culture organizations, culturally specific organizations and secondary schools. The...
10/04/2022
Providence, RI— The R.I. State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the R.I. Council for the Humanities have partnered to celebrate Arts and Humanities Month in October. The councils will host programs that explore how arts, culture and the humanities build a vibrant future through community, education,
09/30/2022
Goal of the Expansion Arts Program is to nourish the artistic and cultural traditions of communities of color Arts and cultural organizations of color can apply for capacity-building grants of $30,000 through the Expansion Arts Program. A partnership between the Rhode Island Council for the...
09/29/2022
Arts and culture organizations, individual artists and artists in healthcare benefited from $754,767 in grants approved by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) during the summer. The 122 grants will support arts and cultural activities throughout the state. "Congratulations to...
09/27/2022
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the exhibit, Arts Champion Iona Dobbins - A Collection of Rhode Island Art, to feature an arrangement of drawings, paintings, etchings, monotype, a quilt, along with ceramic, metal, blown and fused glass sculptural pieces from the...
09/15/2022
Providence, RI – To dovetail with National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 11 - 17, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced illustrator/printmaker Natasha Brennan, Providence, to its Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster. The Roster is a list of teaching artists and arts...
08/11/2022
Celebrating Flickers 40th Anniversary, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers and creative artists and will be held in Providence, Woonsocket, and other locations throughout the state of Rhode Island. Ranked as one of the top Festivals in the United...
08/11/2022
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 winter exhibit featuring works by Christopher T. Terry, Jamestown. The exhibition runs through late-...
08/01/2022
Providence, RI—The RI State Council on the Arts announced today that applications are now open for grants to arts and culture organizations, folk and individual artists, arts educators and artists in healthcare. The deadline to complete an application is Oct. 3. "I am pleased to be announcing...
07/26/2022
The RI State Council on the Arts is co-hosting the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) upcoming national and first hybrid, conference Arriba el Telón (Raise the Curtain), in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center, July 28-31. The national organization has chosen to...