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This year, most of the 2nd Story Theater’s year-end fundraiser, which usually nets about $30,000, will be put toward a match to access more than $1 million in much-needed arts bond money. more
Arts groups are scrambling to line up matching funds to take advantage of $30 million in grants to support local performing-arts facilities. Still to be determined, though, are rules governing what money they may use to qualify for a piece of those funds approved by voters. Much of the available funding is already spoken for by nine arts organizations. They have identified much-needed projects to renovate theaters, replace roofs and boilers, improve parking and build new facilities. The projects already identified are expected to create 568 permanent jobs in the state. more
The Rhode Island School of Design Museum is opening galleries to the public in its newly renovated 1926 Eliza G. Radeke Building on June 13. more
Jeffrey Osborne performs Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” at the 2014 Pell Awards on June 9 at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence. Osborne, a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and city native, was presented with the New England Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts for his longstanding support of music and the arts in Rhode Island. more
More than 3,700 people contributed more than 38,000 gifts to help the Trinity Repertory Company reach its $18 million comprehensive capital campaign, theater leaders said Friday. more
PROVIDENCE – Michael Steinberg, Brown University’s director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities, has been appointed vice provost for the arts, effective in January. more
The Providence Rink will become the Alex and Ani City Center through a five-year partnership with the city. more
As the Maker Movement spread across the country, Todd Thomas became one of its leading supporters in Rhode Island. more
Question 5 on this year’s ballot would authorize the Creative and Cultural Economy Bond, a $35 million bond to support local performing-arts facilities and preservation projects. Although the bonds directly support projects within the arts industry, those projects would support jobs for thousands of Rhode Islanders and contribute to the continued revitalization of the state’s downtown areas. more
The Providence Performing Arts Center has announced its 38th Broadway season, which will open with Disney’s “Newsies” in October. more
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