State Government Press Releases

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02/06/2023
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 health-based, social service and community-based organizations. In addition to the standard offerings, this grant cycle includes...
12/20/2022
Workforce development in the arts, arts and culture organizations, individual artists, folk artists and artists in healthcare benefited from $452,206 in grants approved by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) in December. The 93 grants awarded will further advance arts and cultural...
12/20/2022
Opening reception is on Thursday, March. 2, at 5 p.m. Providence, RI— The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the works of Providence's Fu'una (aka Kameko Branchaud) to be on display from Jan. 27 to April 5 at RISCA's Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill on the main...
11/28/2022
Applications close Feb. 6, 2023 The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) has issued a Call for two new public art commissions-- an exterior work budgeted for $100,000 and an interior commission for $35,000. The artwork is for the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development,...
11/14/2022
R.I. State Council on the Arts' newly announced General Operating Support for Artists has awarded $6,000 per year for three years to the following four artists: Anthony "AM." Andrade, Evans Molina Fernandez, Jeffrey Yoo Warren, all of Providence, and Warwick's Saberah Malik. RISCA's Executive...
10/26/2022
RISCA's Atrium Gallery Traveling Exhibit has partnered again with the Tomaquag Museum and the Warwick Center for the Arts for a second juried exhibit featuring local Native American artists, called Resilience Two. The traveling exhibit is on display from Oct. 7 – Dec. 16, 2022, at the Rhode Island...
10/26/2022
Opening reception is on Nov. 3, 5 p.m., at One Capitol Hill, Providence The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the all-media exhibit, South County Art Association presents Diaspora, An Open Juried All Media Exhibition on display, Oct. 28-Jan. 25, RISCA's Atrium...
10/13/2022
Warwick, RI—GREEN SPACE Gallery at TF Green International 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 Aleksandar Baba-Vulic, Block Island, Spencer...
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,