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R.I COMMERCE CORP. revealed the first round of recipients of the state's COVID-19-related hospitality, arts and tourism grant program Tuesday night. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE

R.I. Commerce announces $1.4M in grants for hospitality, arts, tourism sectors

PROVIDENCE - More than a month after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a $20 million COVID-19-related grant program to support the state's hospitality, arts...
SOUNDS OF SUMMER: Musicians Ashley Frith and Desmond Bratton perform for an outdoor audience during The Wilbury Theatre Group’s “Decameron, Providence” event during the summer of 2020.  / COURTESY ERIN X. SMITHERS

For Wilbury Theatre Group, the show must go on even in...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Nonprofit – Small Company: The Wilbury Theatre Group Since its humble beginnings 10 years ago, The ­Wilbury...
TWENTY-THREE NONPROFITS received about $700,000 in grants combined in the latest round from the United Way of Rhode Island and Rhode Island Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund.

23 nonprofits receive $700K from COVID-19 Response Fund

PROVIDENCE – An additional $700,000 in grants were issued to 23 nonprofit organizations across Rhode Island from the United Way of Rhode Island and...
THE CHAMPLIN FOUNDATION awarded $1 million in new grants to 63 nonprofits in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Champlin Foundation awards $1M in COVID-related grants to 63 nonprofits

CRANSTON – The Champlin Foundation has awarded $1 million in grants to 63 local nonprofits in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the...
UNITED WAY OF Rhode Island's inaugural 401Gives Day raised $1.2 million for 365 nonprofits, exceeding the organization's initial $1 million fundraising goal for the event.

United Way’s 401Gives Day collects $1.2M for nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – Close to $1.2 million was raised Wednesday for 365 Rhode Island-based nonprofit organizations in the United Way of Rhode Island’s inaugural 401Gives...
LEADERS GATHER: Fountainhead RI will hold its fifth annual Business Leaders Networking Event on Dec. 18 at The Dorrance in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Editor’s Choice: Fountainhead RI to hold annual networking event

EDITOR’S CHOICE Fountainhead RI to hold annual networking event FOUNTAINHEAD RI will hold its fifth annual Business Leaders Networking Event. Last year’s event brought...
SHEPARD FAIREY has completed his 100th mural, located at 91 Clemence St., in downtown Providence. / COURTESY AS220

Fairey completes new mural in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Shepard Fairey’s new mural for AS220 has been completed, the nonprofit announced Friday. The new work is Fairey’s 100th mural. It features Anjel...
AS220 FOUNDER Umberto "Bert" Crenca, left, stands with artist Shepard Fairey in front of Shepard's "Providence Industrial" mural that he designed to coincide with AS220's 25th anniversary in 2010. COURTESY AS220/LINDA KING

Renowned artist Shepard Fairey returning to Providence to paint mural

PROVIDENCE – Famed street artist Shepard Fairey is returning to Providence from Oct. 21 to 25 to paint his 100th mural, participate in a...
THE R.I. STATE COUNCIL on the Arts has granted $827,782 to 146 recipients in its fiscal year 2020 round of grants to support the arts in Rhode Island.

RISCA awards $828K to 146 recipients for the arts

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts has awarded $827,782 to 146 recipients in its fiscal year 2020 round of grants to...

Five Questions With: Katie Gradowski

This year, Katie Gradowski, industries director of nonprofit community arts organization AS220, is organizing the Providence Mini Maker Faire with longtime supporter Brian Jepson....

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