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DESIGNxRI and Innovate Newport are hosting a five-workshop series in Newport for designers funded by Real Jobs Rhode Island.

Business development workshops for designers begin this week in Newport

NEWPORT – A series of workshops aimed at designers and innovators is set to kick off this week in Newport.Organized by DESIGNxRI and Innovate...
Lisa Carnevale has been an integral part of the Providence art scene for years. Her latest project, DesignxRI, was built to support and connect designers to each other and to work. And with its yearly Design Week RI, the group accomplishes just that. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Listening helps to translate ideas into actions

Lisa Carnevale | DesignxRI co-founder, executive directorA friend recently reminded me about the difference between “hearing” and “listening.” It’s an important distinction and something...
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...
CREATIVE TAKEOVER: A dancer from the Festival Ballet Providence School finishes a performance at last year’s inaugural DesignxRI Designer’s Ball. This year’s event features a similar performance as part of a design and creative takeover of the Waterfire Arts Center in Providence on April 6.
 / COURTESY DESIGNXRI

Editor’s Choice: DesignxRI to hold annual Designer’s Ball

EDITOR’S CHOICE DesignxRI to hold Designer’s Ball DESIGNXRI WILL HOLD its second annual Designer’s Ball fundraiser. The event, themed “Surreal,” will feature costumes, a...
AMENITY AID will hold its fifth annual Benefit Auction & Spectacular on April 6 at The Arcade in Providence. / COURTESY NORTHEAST COLLABORATIVE ARCHITECTS

Philanthropy Calendar, April 5, 2019

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com or research@PBN.com at least four weeks in...

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...
Nine companies will receive grants ranging in size from $10,000 to $20,000 in the latest iteration of DESIGNxRI’s Providence Design Catalyst program. Pictured are the recipients of 2019 grants. BACK ROW, L to R: Justin Kerr of Justin Kerr Design, Michael Savoia of Villa Savoia, Willa Van Nostrand of Bitte Artisanal Catering, Benjamin Laudicano of Chasing Brunch, Matthew Larkin of Nine and Two Thirds. FRONT ROW, L to R: Urvi Sharma and Manan Narang of INDO LLC, Erin Kayvedo of Chasing Brunch, Maria Prus of M Designs Studio, Phoebe Neel of Ephemera. Not pictured: Rebecca Atwood and Gabriel Long of Atomic Clock. / COURTESY DESIGNXRI

DESIGNxRI announces 2019 Providence Design Catalyst cohort

PROVIDENCE – Everything from furniture and glass design to photography, craft cocktails and branding were represented among the nine winners of the 2019 Providence...
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...

DesignxRI Design Week plans textile-manufacturing panel

PROVIDENCE – During DesignxRI Design Week, Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network will host a free panel discussion for manufacturers, designers...

2018 Hall of Fame inductees announced by DesignxRI

PROVIDENCE - One week prior to the commencement of the 2018 DesignxRI Design Week RI, the capital city-based economic development nonprofit announced four inductees...
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