Creative Economy
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A new Rhode Island Teaching Artists Center is being established to provide Rhode Island-based teaching artists with job opportunities in the public and private sectors. more
Preserve Rhode Island and the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission have selected 14 individuals, organizations and projects to receive 2013 Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation. more
The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is moving from the location it has had since 2006 at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, according to center State Director Adriana Dawson. more
Jason Learning, a nonprofit established by oceanographer Robert Ballard that teaches students about science, technology, engineering and math, is expected to receive $500,000 in Rhode Island state funding on Monday. more
IonaFest, a new arts festival, has named Kate Petrie, founder of the Jamestown Arts Center, as its first award recipient. more
In addition to its standing atop the largest company category in Providence Business News’ Fastest-Growing Private Companies list, Rhode Island-based jewelry brand Alex and Ani LLC recently was named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine. With revenue shooting up from $2.2 million in 2009 to $79.8 million in 2012, Alex and Ani ranked fourth in the Top 100 Retail Companies category and 94th overall. CEO Giovanni Feroce attributes this growth to a “triple bottom line” approach – profitability, environmentalism and charity. more
The 2014 Working Waterfront Festival set for Sept. 27 and 28 has been awarded a $45,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help with production. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation proposed a new regulation Monday establishing a statewide arts district. more
Nicolas Bauta co-founded the Steel Yard in Providence with Clay Rockefeller. The redeveloped steel-fabrication facility, which serves as a campus for arts education, workforce training, and small-scale manufacturing, recently nabbed a silver Ruby Bruner Award for Urban Excellence and is the venture for which Bauta is best known. more
Seven of the 30 young artists and designers recognized on the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list announced Monday are alumni of the Rhode Island School of Design. more
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