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DESIGNxRI opens applications for Design Catalyst Program

PROVIDENCE – Designers across Rhode Island looking to be part of DESIGNxRI’s Design Catalyst Program can now apply for the design industry advocacy organization’s...
Lisa Carnevale / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Five Questions With: Lisa Carnevale

Lisa Carnevale | Vice president of innovation initiatives, R.I. Commerce Corp. 1. What are your priorities for Rhode Island’s federally designated Ocean Tech Hub?...
DESIGNxRI HAS AWARDED 10 small businesses $172,000 in seed funding as part of the design advocacy organization's Design Catalyst Program.

DESIGNxRI awards 10 businesses $172K in seed funding

PROVIDENCE – Ten local small businesses received $172,000 in seed funding from DESIGNxRI as part of the organization’s 2024 Design Catalyst Program, the design...

DESIGNxRI’s Design Catalyst Program expands throughout state

PROVIDENCE – DESIGNxRI's Design Catalyst Program has funded the efforts of Providence-based entrepreneurs since its launch in 2016. Now in its eighth year, the...
THE RHODE ISLAND Council for the Humanities has awarded more than $132,000 in grants to 15 organizations for various ongoing cultural projects.

R.I. Council for the Humanities awards $132K in grants for various...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities on Monday announced it has awarded 15 grants totaling $132,879 to organizations for various ongoing...
Ellie Brown
DESIGNxRI executive director 
Ellie Brown was named executive director of DESIGNxRI in July. An artist and design educator, she’s worked as a grants manager and also for the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island as director of development and operations.

Diversify by expanding

Ellie Brown | DESIGNxRI executive director I want to explore where we are headed as an organization and why. This is going to start with an invitation:...

Providence adds new startup training to design grant program

PROVIDENCE – The city and DESIGNxRI are expanding an existing grant program for design-based businesses, with new opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to start creative...

12 Providence art nonprofits share $500K in ARPA funds

PROVIDENCE – Twelve arts and /or culture-based nonprofit organizations will share $500,000 in grants from the city's federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, Mayor...
PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS Editor Michael Mello, right, addresses the crowd Thursday during PBN's Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies Awards ceremony at the Graduate Providence. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Organizations honored for growth, innovation at PBN’s Fastest Growing & Innovative...

PROVIDENCE – A financial institution, a construction management company, an addiction recovery organization and an insurance agency were recognized Thursday as the top earners...
COLLABORATIVE EFFORT: From left, DESIGNxRI Executive Director Ellie Brown, Program and Events Manager Davin Samuels and marketing associate Rue Sakayama at the nonprofit’s Providence office. 
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

DESIGNxRI builds an industry by design

PBN Innovative Companies 2022 NONPROFIT: DESIGNxRI DESIGN AND INNOVATION go hand in hand at DESIGNxRI. The Providence-based nonprofit creates economic development opportunities for Rhode Island designers,...
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