State Government Press Releases

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09/15/2022
Providence, RI – To dovetail with National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 11 - 17, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced illustrator/printmaker Natasha Brennan, Providence, to its Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster. The Roster is a list of teaching artists and arts...
08/11/2022
Celebrating Flickers 40th Anniversary, the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) discovers and empowers filmmakers and creative artists and will be held in Providence, Woonsocket, and other locations throughout the state of Rhode Island. Ranked as one of the top Festivals in the United...
08/11/2022
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 Christopher T. Terry, Jamestown. The exhibition runs through late-...
08/01/2022
Providence, RI—The RI State Council on the Arts announced today that applications are now open for grants to arts and culture organizations, folk and individual artists, arts educators and artists in healthcare. The deadline to complete an application is Oct. 3. "I am pleased to be announcing...
07/26/2022
The RI State Council on the Arts is co-hosting the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) upcoming national and first hybrid, conference Arriba el Telón (Raise the Curtain), in Providence at the Rhode Island Convention Center, July 28-31. The national organization has chosen to...
07/19/2022
Deadline is Oct. 10, at 11:59 p.m. Providence —RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) is accepting applications for artists for 2023 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...
07/13/2022
The RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) announced today Melody Gamba, Providence, as an Artist in Residence to be embedded in RI's Executive Office of Health and Human Services (RI EOHHS). Gamba, who started on Monday (July 11), will bring arts-based...
06/01/2022
Block Island, RI—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 summer exhibit featuring works by Lois Harada, of Providence. Harada is an artist...
06/01/2022
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 summer exhibit featuring works by Kelley Donnelly, Frank Gasbarro and Bridget...
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,...