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Five Questions With: Shauna Duffy

Recently promoted to executive director of AS220, former Managing Director Shauna Duffy assumed the new solo executive position on Jan. 1, after former Artistic...
Shey Rivera (left) and Shauna Duffy (right) pose with a recreation of the iconic AS220 propeller. On Dec. 31 Rivera will depart the nonprofit arts group to pursue personal endeavors while Duffy has been promoted to a new role for the group, executive director. / COURTESY AS220

AS220 appoints Duffy to new ED role, following departure of artistic...

PROVIDENCE – The leadership duo of Shey Rivera and Shauna Duffy, which co-led AS220 for the past three years, will dissolve at the end...
IN TUNE: More and more, institutions are reconfiguring bathrooms to be more inclusive of transgender people. Shauna Duffy, managing director of Providence’s AS220, is overseeing a renovation project that will include adding a gender-neutral restroom on its first floor.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Transgender bathroom issue moves to the fore

Before starting a $4 million remodeling of its Empire Street complex in downtown Providence, leaders of the nonprofit community arts organization AS220 thought carefully...
AS220 LAUNCHED A $5 million fundraising “All Access Campaign” to raise money for improvements to its Empire Street location in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

AS220 launches $5M fundraising campaign for building improvements

PROVIDENCE – AS220 has begun its $5 million “All Access Campaign” to raise capital for upcoming improvements to its Empire Street property.The money will...
THE STADIUM THEATRE Performing Arts Centre will host its 16th annual Auction for the Arts May 31. / COURTESY STADIUM THEATRE PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

Philanthropy Calendar, May 11, 2018

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of...
CELBRATING ­DIVERSITY: Bert Crenca, a Providence artist and founder of AS220, stands in front of “Types,” a series of five murals he painted on the historical façade of the Providence National Bank building at 35 Weybosset St, which is meant to celebrate the diversity of people. / PBN PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Is Providence ready to make good on a 38-year-old commitment to...

As founder of AS220, Bert Crenca travels frequently. He often speaks to national audiences about the alternative-arts organization, one of the largest such nonprofits...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION is awarding $130,000 in grants and scholarships through its new Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund. From left, Beverly Ledbetter, Linda Newton, Brendan Kane and Edward Clifton serve on the fund’s advisory committee. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION

RIF awards $130K to organizations serving African-American community

PROVIDENCE – In recognition of black history month, the Rhode Island Foundation is awarding $130,000 in grants and scholarships to the local African-American community...
BRIAN JEPSON is a co-founder of technology group Providence Geeks. / COURTESY BRIAN JEPSON

Five Questions With: Brian Jepson

Providence Geeks and its technology meetups – rich with food, knowledge and networking – celebrates its 12-year anniversary next month. Providence Business News spoke...

Curbs to historic tax credit could hurt R.I.

A proposed change to the federal tax code could have outsized impact on Rhode Island, where historic but dilapidated mill buildings and commercial structures...
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY'S School of Continuing Studies worked with Loud-Hailer, a digital communication company, on Providence2GO, a mobile app that allows users to connect with businesses or groups based on where they are, without always relying on a carrier service, internet or Wi-Fi. Providence2GO runs on new technology developed by Loud-Hailer called Buki-Boxes, above, which act as Bluetooth engagement points. / COURTESY LOUD-HAILER

Roger Williams University, Loud-Hailer pilot hyperlocal app

PROVIDENCE – Roger Williams University’s School of Continuing Studies worked with digital communication company Loud-Hailer on a mobile app – Providence2GO – which allows...
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