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TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY is only encouraging attendees to wear masks for evening performances. However, it is it still requiring masks for matinee shows. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

Trinity Rep partially relaxes COVID-19 mask requirement

PROVIDENCE – COVID-19 masking policies are being relaxed at Trinity Repertory Company for audience members, to some extent. The theater group announced late Wednesday that...
THE PROVIDENCE DEPARTMENT of Art, Culture and Tourism unveiled Wednesday a new cultural plan to help further boost the city's arts and culture sector.

Providence officials unveil plan to strengthen city’s arts, culture sector

PROVIDENCE – The Department of Art, Culture and Tourism, as well as Mayor Brett P. Smiley, formally introduced Wednesday a new cultural plan that...
TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY'S annual "A Christmas Carol" production was impacted last November with a COVID-19 outbreak among cast and crew. It resulted in 16 performances having to be canceled. / COURTESY TRINITY REPERTORY COMPANY

After pandemic shutdown, curtains rising slowly at local theaters

PROVIDENCE – In theater, the old saying is “the show must go on.” But it’s easier said than done, depending on who you ask. Even though...
THE R.I. STATE COUNCIL on the Arts awarded 93 grants totaling $452,206 to local arts and culture organizations, folk artists, individual artists and artists working in the health care sector.

RISCA awards 93 grants totaling $452K to local artists, organizations

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts has issued 93 grants totaling $452,206 to local arts and cultural organizations, folk artists, individual...
GEORGE T. MARSHALL, founder and CEO of the Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, died Tuesday after a long illness. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Flickers’ film festival founder Marshall dies after long illness

PROVIDENCE – George T. Marshall, the founder and CEO of the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival who has brought independent filmmakers together to...
THE PROVIDENCE DEPARTMENT of Art, Culture + Tourism and Mayor Jorje O. Elorza announced Tuesday a new grant program to help nonprofit cultural institutions cover costs for facilities renovations and new facility construction projects.

Providence introduces new $2.5M grant program to support arts facilities construction,...

PROVIDENCE – A new grant program introduced Tuesday by the city looks to help nonprofit cultural institutions cover costs for facilities renovations and new...
HARBORONE FOUNDATION RHODE ISLAND awarded $201,000 in grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations.

HarborOne Foundation R.I. awards $201K in grants to local organizations

PROVIDENCE – HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island announced Monday that it has awarded $201,000 in total grants to 16 local nonprofit organizations to help support...
BRAMWELL TOVEY, Rhode Island Philarmonic Orchestra & Music School principal conductor and artistic director, died Tuesday at age 69. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & MUSIC SCHOOL

R.I. Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Tovey dies at 69

PROVIDENCE – Bramwell Tovey, who has led the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School as its principal conductor and artistic director and brought...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Education, along with Gov. Daniel J. McKee and R.I. Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green, has launched a $5 million Art Reengages Talent in All Students program to support arts education in local schools.

State launches $5M arts support initiative for local schools

LINCOLN – State elected and education officials announced Thursday a new multimillion-dollar initiative to strengthen arts education in Rhode Island’s public schools. Gov. Daniel J....

Liberman named Trinity Rep’s new executive director

PROVIDENCE – A Needham, Mass., native who has spent the last seven years leading a performing arts festival in New York will come to...
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