State Government Press Releases

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05/27/2022
Patricia Watwood chosen from a field of 350 applicants The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced that former Governor Gina M. Raimondo has selected Patricia Watwood, of Brooklyn, N.Y., to paint her official gubernatorial portrait. Chosen from a field of 350 applicants,...
05/18/2022
Latest NEA funds to assist the vital arts economy and post-pandemic revitalization Providence RI —The RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the State's arts agency and five arts organizations will receive $988,200 in recommended grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
04/06/2022
An exhibit featuring over 25 years of captivating artwork created by Cranston's Nixon Leger, is currently on display at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill on the main floor of the state's Administration Building in Providence. This wide body of artwork was created based on the physical and...
03/30/2022
Champion to participate in national and regional poetry competitions Classical High School senior Mariama Bandabaila is the 2022 winner of the Poetry Out Loud state championship held March 6 at the Greenwich Odeum. Bandabaila joined nine other students in grades 9-12 for 3 rounds of poetry...
03/28/2022
Call for artist deadline is April 25 The RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) announced an open call for their second Artist in Residence program for artists 18 years old and older. The recipient of this six-month residence will be embedded in RI's...
03/09/2022
Providence, RI— An art exhibit by the Warwick Center for the Arts, featuring many RI members, is currently on display until March 23 at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, which is on the main floor of the state's Administration Building in Providence. Some 35 artists, representing many...
02/28/2022
Providence RI – The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that 10 RI high school students will participate in the Poetry Out Loud state finals on March 6 in a private ceremony at The Greenwich Odeum at 11 a.m. To watch the event and learn more about Poetry Out Loud RI,...
02/04/2022
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 Linda King, of North Kingstown. Exhibit will run through mid-May. "...
02/01/2022
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that applications are now open for grants to arts and culture organizations, individual artists and artists in healthcare. The deadline to complete an application is April 1. Four of the five grants being offered this granting...
01/27/2022
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that American Rescue Plan Grants totaling $450,000 are being recommended to six RI arts and culture organizations to assist in recovery from the pandemic. The six organizations recommended for grants are: --Alliance of Artists...