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DESIGNXRI will host a new half-day summit in May called Spark Design, which it says is designed to be highly interactive with the audience with talks and groups focusing on design-industry trends, the shifting workforce and skill gaps between design students and design professionals. / COURTESY DESIGNXRI

DesignxRI to host Spark Design, a new collaborative half-day summit in...

PROVIDENCE – DesignxRI will be hosting a new, interactive half-day summit intended to bring together the design field, including industry upstarts, veterans, teachers and...

Native assets can lead to stronger R.I.

For proof of how Rhode Island is building a stronger and more resilient economy, think about these two recent bits of news. The one with...
Tom Parrish’s success at Trinity Rep has been recognized by Providence Business News, which awarded it a Business Excellence Award recently for Excellence at a Midsize Company, based largely on the financial turnaround of the 55-year-old acting company since he arrived in 2015. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

A broad approach to problem-solving yields most-effective outcomes

Tom Parrish | Trinity Repertory Company executive director Theater is a collaborative art form, drawing on the strengths and specialties of a host of individuals...
PROVIDENCE MAYOR Jorge O. Elorza, left, announced the launch of another round of the Providence Design Catalyst program. This year, the program will provide $150,000 to the program's cohort. Applications opened Nov. 1. On the right, R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen. / COURTESY DESIGNXRI

Applications open for next round of Design Catalyst program

PROVIDENCE – Applications for the next round of the Providence Design Catalyst program are now open, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and DESIGNxRI announced Thursday. The...
EAST GREENWICH-BASED Verdi Productions recently completed location filming in downtown Providence for "Valut," a movie that recounts the $30 million robbery of the Patriarca crime family in the 1970s. / PBN PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

‘Vault’ filming uses Superman Building, downtown

PROVIDENCE – For two weeks that ended over the weekend, the state’s tallest building was transformed into the set and production offices for the upcoming...

With $205.8 million impact, arts economy is strong in Providence

Given the results of the most recent Americans for the Arts study, “Arts & Economic Prosperity 5,” it’s no coincidence Providence is known as...
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