State Government Press Releases

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11/24/2015
The holiday season is upon us, and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays during the month of December. "We're pleased to be continuing this holiday tradition of student performances at the Rhode Island...
11/18/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that artists have been selected for the 2016 exhibitions at the Block Island Airport Gallery on Block Island and GREEN SPACE at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. The Block Island Airport Gallery will present works by Richard...
11/05/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is seeking nominations for the position of State Poet of Rhode Island. This position, created by law in 1989, will be filled through a five-year appointment by Governor Gina M. Raimondo, based in part on recommendations submitted by the State Arts...
10/21/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by Neal Personeus will be held from October 8, 2015 through January 28, 2016 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island...
09/18/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition, entitled THE LOQUACIOUS LINE, will be held from September 16, 2015 through January 3, 2016 at GREEN SPACE, a gallery at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick that presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island...
08/24/2015
The gallery spaces at the Block Island Airport and T.F. Green Airport are accepting art submissions for their 2016 exhibitions. The gallery program, which includes Block Island Airport Gallery and GREEN SPACE, is a partnership between RISCA and the Rhode Island Airport Corporation that promotes...
08/04/2015
Thousands of artists will be employed in the coming year in projects supported by grants from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, according to an announcement released by the State Arts Council today about its first round of grant awards for the 2015-2016 season. These grants, funded...
06/15/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today the availability of application guidelines for the new State Cultural Facilities Grant Program (SCFG). This program, approved by the voters as a bond initiative in November 2014, will provide $6.5 million in capital improvement...
06/10/2015
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today that a new art exhibition of works by Ben Wohlberg will be held from May 28 through July 30, 2015 at the Block Island Airport Gallery. The Block Island Airport Gallery presents the work of contemporary Rhode Island artists in...
05/26/2015
Active-duty military and their families, including National Guard and Reserve members, can attend a number of Rhode Island museums and historic houses for free through Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families,...