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SIX RHODE ISLAND-BASED arts organizations received $450,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the R.I. State Council on the Arts announced Thursday.

6 R.I. arts organizations receive $450K in ARPA funds

PROVIDENCE – Six Rhode Island-based arts organizations will get a combined $450,000 in American Rescue Plan Act grants from the National Endowment for the...
THE PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER said the two-week run of the Broadway hit 'Hamilton' brought in more than $5.5 million to the state's economy. / COURTESY PROVIDENCE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

PPAC: ‘Hamilton’ brought in $5.5M to R.I. economy

PROVIDENCE – The musical “Hamilton” was more than just a hit on the Providence Performing Arts Center stage this past fall. It also was...
SUSIE SCHUTT, the education director for the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Warwick, helped launch a pilot in-house drama therapy program that offers a different form of mental health support to schools and the surrounding communities. / COURTESY SANDRA FEINSTEIN-GAMM THEATRE

Gamm Theatre’s unique drama therapy program offers mental health counseling

WARWICK – For about a decade working at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, Susie Schutt worked with students to base their theatrical performances on personal...

PVDFest staging a downtown comeback in June 2022

PROVIDENCE – PVDFest, the annual citywide arts celebration, is planning for a full comeback to the city's downtown in June. PVDFest has been significantly modified...
JENNIFER CANOLE has been named interim executive director for Trinity Repertory Company. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep names Canole interim executive director

PROVIDENCE – Jennifer Canole will lead Trinity Repertory Company as interim executive director while the local theater group continues its search for a permanent...
RANDALL ROSENBAUM will retire at the end of this year after serving 27 years as the executive director of the R.I. State Council on the Arts. / COURTESY R.I. STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

RISCA leader Rosenbaum to retire at year’s end

PROVIDENCE – Randall Rosenbaum has been in charge of the R.I. State Council on the Arts for nearly three decades and has helped build...
TOM PARRISH will step down as Trinity Repertory Company's executive director in October. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Parrish to step down as Trinity Rep’s ED in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – A leadership change at Trinity Repertory Company is coming soon. The organizations announced Thursday that Tom Parrish, Trinity Rep’s executive director since 2015,...
THE R.I. STATE COUNCIL on the Arts and and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities announced Monday that approximately $968,000 in COVID-19 recovery grants are being made available by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities to local culture, humanities and arts nonprofits.

Roughly $968K in federal grants made available for arts, culture and...

PROVIDENCE – Approximately $968,000 in COVID-19 recovery grants are being made available by the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for...
PVDFEST will return this summer and early fall after last year's event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY FIRSTWORKS

PVDFest to return this summer and fall

PROVIDENCE – A citywide celebration of arts and culture will be returning this year. PVDFest, marketed as the city’s signature summer festival, will take to...

R.I. State Council on the Arts receives $754K in federal assistance...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts announced Thursday that it will receive $754,100 from the National Endowment for the Arts in...

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