State Government Press Releases

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10/22/2021
The Rhode Island Film & TV Office announced today that the Disney+ sequel to the beloved 1993 film, Hocus Pocus, began filming in Rhode Island on October 18, 2021 until the end of the year. The highly anticipated Hocus Pocus 2 is set for a 2022 debut. Bette Midler (The First Wives Club,...
10/07/2021
The Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill features 3 RI artists Providence, RI— An educational art exhibit by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, New England Chapter, called Rivers to the Sea, is currently on display at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill on the main floor of the state'...
09/28/2021
Warwick, RI—The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) today announced new art exhibitions have opened in the galleries at Block Island and Rhode Island T.F. Green International airports. The galleries are a partnership between RISCA and the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC). GREEN SPACE...
09/23/2021
Providence—After 27 years of service as the leader of the RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA), Executive Director Randall Rosenbaum today announced his retirement. He will serve until the end of 2021. Rosenbaum has led the State's Arts Council under five governors and is widely credited with...
09/20/2021
Funding expands assistance reach to state's more vulnerable and hardest-hit organizations Providence– Some 121 RI culture, humanities and arts nonprofits benefit from the RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG) program, a historic collaborative partnership between the State...
09/10/2021
To dovetail with National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 12 - 18, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announces additions to its Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster. The Roster is a list of teaching artists and arts organizations who have been reviewed by public panels and selected...
09/01/2021
RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is accepting applications for artists for 2022 exhibitions at the Block Island Airport Gallery and GREEN SPACE Gallery at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport. The galleries are a partnership with the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC), and the entry...
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...