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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
FirstWorks has announced the lineup for its 2015-2016 season, set to kick off the week of Nov. 16, featuring artists across the genres of music, dance, spoken word and interactive performance. 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
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
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts in January announced $139,877 in grants to schools, organizations, community centers and artists. more
Fred Magnanimi was working as an investment banker in New York City in 2013 when his brother became ill and died from leukemia. To honor his brother, who was poised to take over the family business of jewelry manufacturing, Magnanimi … more
On an island where many businesses are seasonal, the HeART Space Community Art Center on Block Island intends to provide a year-round outlet for artists and residents. Opened in March by Paige Gaffett and Felicia Cinquegrana, a weaver and … more
Industrial remnants have become raw materials for two sisters, whose interior-design gallery, Silver Hippopotamus, makes beautiful objects out of worn castoffs. Beth Scanlon Melfi, an … more
Eliza Squibb, executive director of the Global Alliance to Immunize against AIDS Vaccine Foundation, has taken an unlikely path with her fine arts education. While studying at the Rhode Island School of Design, Squibb became the first artist in residence at the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, where she helped researchers develop visual tools in order to analyze cephalopod camouflage. Later, during a summer internship in Peru where she studied textile productio, Squibb noticed that the village’s vibrant prints told stories and had a social impact on the community. Her observation and interest in textiles brought her to Mali through GAIA, where she designed prints that were both eye-catching and informative in order to raise awareness of HPV. She holds a BFA from the RISD. more
Events and project planner for the Rhode Island Latino Arts discusses the nonprofit’s fund raising strategy and busy calendar. more
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