State Government Press Releases

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08/09/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a show organized by the East Greenwich Art Club is on display until August 19th at the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, the gallery space run by RISCA and located in the State's main administration building. The show,...
08/02/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by Richard Harrington is on exhibit from July 28 through September 27, 2016 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island...
07/25/2016
At a recent meeting of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) board, Elizabeth (Libby) Slader of Narragansett was reelected as its chairman. Slader's reelection places her as leader of the thirteen-member governing board of RISCA, the state agency responsible for support of the arts...
07/14/2016
State funding for the arts contributes significantly to Rhode Island's economy and quality of life, according to the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) as it announced its first round of grant awards for the 2016-2017 season. Grant recipients in 2015 reported that over $134 million was...
06/22/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, in cooperation with Virtual Cape Verde, announces the first annual Cape Verdean Art Exhibit in the Atrium Gallery at One Capitol Hill, the art gallery in the Powers Administration Building on State Street in Providence. The exhibit runs from June 13th -...
06/13/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by May Babcock will be held from June 2nd through July 28th, 2016 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists in...
06/13/2016
The gallery space at the Block Island Airport is accepting art submissions for their 2017 exhibitions. The gallery program is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, to promote outstanding work by artists living and working in Rhode Island. The gallery at the Block...
05/13/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition, entitled MEMORY'S LANDSCAPE, will be held from May 13 through September 1, 2016 at GREEN SPACE, a gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick that presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists. ...
05/10/2016
The National Endowment for the Arts today announced that ten Rhode Island organizations, including the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, will receive $1,084,500 in federal grants through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). These grants will support activities in communities throughout...
02/25/2016
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, VSA arts Rhode Island, and the RI Teaching Artists Center will hold the11th Annual State Finals for Poetry Out Loud, the national poetry recitation contest for high school students, on Sunday, March 13, 2016, 1 p.m. at The Metcalf Auditorium of RISD...