State Government Press Releases

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06/24/2021
The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is pleased to announce that prime-time Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) is directing Rebecca Banner's acclaimed 2016 Black List screenplay Space Oddity in the Ocean State. The independent production stars Kyle Allen (West Side Story), Alexandra Shipp (
06/24/2021
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 RI artist Allison Bianco, born and raised in Smithfield. Bianco's...
06/09/2021
Governor Dan McKee announced that Mary-Kim Arnold, a Pawtucket-based poet, writer and artist, and Mohamad Farzan, Newport, a founding principal of NewPort Architecture, have been confirmed by the RI Senate to RI Arts Council's 13-member board. Artist Gretchen Dow Simpson and Dr. Joseph Dowling...
06/07/2021
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced a new art exhibition on display at TF Green Airport's GREEN SPACE Gallery, a partnership between RISCA and the RI Airport Corporation (RIAC). The gallery now features works by Rhode Island artists Pascale Lord, Barrington, Sarina Mitchel,
06/02/2021
The application deadline is June 14 at 8 p.m. Applications for a new round of funding for arts and culture workers from the Artist Relief Fund (ARF) are now available, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts announced today. The application deadline is June 14 at 8 p.m. Since last spring,
04/29/2021
Critical funds to help badly hurt creative sector recover from COVID-19 The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced today that the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) will receive $754,100 in the first round of federal funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP). These...
04/21/2021
Face mask art celebrates creativity and protection against COVID-19 Providence, RI—An exhibition of artwork in the shape of a face mask is now on display at the Atrium Gallery on the main floor of the state's Administration Building, One Capitol Hill, Providence. The Conceal/Reveal Mask...
04/01/2021
'Reopening RI for the Arts: Live Webinar with Q and A,' April 9 'Rhode Island Taxes, State & Federal Pandemic Relief' with tax expert Amy Smith, April 13 RI's State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced two free online webinars to assist artists, and arts and culture organizations address...
03/23/2021
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 spring exhibit featuring works by contemporary artist Kate Aitchison. Aitchison's art focuses on print...
02/14/2020
The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced today a new art exhibition on display at GREEN SPACE Gallery at TF Green Airport. The first GREEN SPACE exhibition of 2020 features works by Shaun Rock and Brenda Wrigley Scott and will be on display through May 17, 2020. Shaun Rock...