THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded FirstWorks a $270,000 multiyear grant to support a three-year strategic plan designed to expand the organization's capacity to deliver live arts performance and educational opportunities.

RIF grants FirstWorks $270K for 3-year strategic plan

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit arts organization FirstWorks was awarded a $270,000 multiyear grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, FirstWorks announced Wednesday.The funds will support...
AFTER 11 SEASONS as head dancer at Festival Ballet Providence, Vilia Putrius has been promoted to the school's school director. / COURTESY FESTIVAL BALLET PROVIDENCE

Putrius promoted from lead dancer to Festival Ballet Providence school director

PROVIDENCE - Vilia Putrius  has been appointed school director of Festival Ballet Providence according to a Thursday announcement by the organization.Putrius moves into the...

Divona, Everett to headline artist opening at The Collaborative

WARREN – On Friday, Sept. 7, The Collaborative is hosting an artist opening featuring works by Kristin Divona and David Everett.Divona is a visual...

2018 Hall of Fame inductees announced by DesignxRI

PROVIDENCE - One week prior to the commencement of the 2018 DesignxRI Design Week RI, the capital city-based economic development nonprofit announced four inductees...

Who’s on the Board?

Mission: Trinity Repertory Company’s mission is to reinvent the public square with dramatic art that stimulates, educates and engages the diverse community in a...
TWO NEW MURALS from The Avenue Concept are coming to the Providence Downtown area. Above, another Avenue Cocnept project, "She Never Came," a mural by Bezt. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Avenue Concept: Two new murals coming to downtown Providence

PROVIDENCE – Two new murals are coming to Downtown Providence, the Avenue Concept announced Friday.The nonprofit said that work will commence on the two...

Pawtucket artist, designer receives Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts

MORRIS NATHANSON, a Pawtucket-based artist and designer who was also a founding board member of Trinity Repertory Company, received a 2018 Rhode Island Pell...
DESIGN WEEK RI begins on Sept. 13 and runs through Sept. 22, featuring over 35 events. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Design Week begins Sept. 13

PROVIDENCE – The fifth annual Design Week RI begins Sept. 13 and will run through Sept. 22. In a communique, DESIGNxRI, the sponsor of...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY ANNOUNCED MONDAY the receipt of $255,000 grant from the Rhode Island Foundation to aid in the nonprofit, community theater's growth. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep. growth plan supported by $255K R.I. Foundation grant

PROVIDENCE - As the nonprofit theater pursues a 20 percent increase in subscriptions, on Monday, Trinity Repertory Company announced the receipt of a $255,000...
WINNER OF THE PRIX DU CINEMA SUISSE at the Rhode Island International Film Festival was “Maximilian,” from Switzerland. From left, George T. Marshall, RIIFF executive director; Shawn Quirk, RIIFF program director; Nicolas Greinacher, director of “Maximilian;” Maximilian Janisch, the film's subject; and Marlyn Mason, actress/screenwriter. / COURTESY RIIFF

Rhode Island International Film Festival winners announced

PROVIDENCE – The 36th Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival came to a close Sunday after a six-day long celebration of film from across...
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