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HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island donates $85K to 12 nonprofits

WARWICK – HarborOne Bank through its charitable foundation, HarborOne Foundation Rhode Island, recently awarded $85,000 in grants to 12 community organizations, according to a...

PVD Fest canceled due to COVID case rise, delta variant

PROVIDENCE – This year's PVD Fest has been canceled due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the state and the prevalence of the...
PVDFEST will return this summer and early fall after last year's event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY FIRSTWORKS

PVDFest to return this summer and fall

PROVIDENCE – A citywide celebration of arts and culture will be returning this year. PVDFest, marketed as the city’s signature summer festival, will take to...
PETER N. BRAMANTE has been named the new executive director for Newport-based Island Moving Company. / COURTESY ISLAND MOVING COMPANY

Island Moving Company names Bramante new executive director

NEWPORT — Peter N. Bramante began his new role as executive director of the Island Moving Company Thursday as the third executive director in...
ARTS RESIDENCY: MacArthur fellow and Tony-nominated performer and playwright Taylor Mac, above holding the microphone, will speak, perform and participate in a panel discussion during an artist residency in Providence this month.

FirstWorks looks to expand horizons through the arts

Education is at the core of the longstanding partnership between Providence’s FirstWorks and the Brown Arts Initiative. The collaboration has drawn performers and artists to...
THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT for the Arts granted Rhode Island organzaitions and agencies $925,800, including $735,800 to the R.I. State Council on the Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts grants $926K to R.I. art organizations,...

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island arts organizations and agencies were awarded $925,800 in federal grants, the R.I. State Arts Council announced this week. RISCA received...
THE RHODE ISLAND COUNCIL for the Humanities has announced it is distributing $140,000 worth of grants to 15 nonprofits to fund humanities initiatives.

15 R.I. civic and cultural groups receive $140K in Humanities Council...

PROVIDENCE – Fifteen civic and cultural organizations are receiving a total of $140,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities that...

Taylor to lead FirstWorks board of directors as new president

CATHERINE TERRY TAYLOR, former director of the R.I. Division of Elderly Affairs and former owner of Providence-based communications firm LangTaylor Ltd., was recently named...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has awarded FirstWorks a $270,000 multiyear grant to support a three-year strategic plan designed to expand the organization's capacity to deliver live arts performance and educational opportunities.

RIF grants FirstWorks $270K for 3-year strategic plan

PROVIDENCE – The nonprofit arts organization FirstWorks was awarded a $270,000 multiyear grant from the Rhode Island Foundation, FirstWorks announced Wednesday. The funds will support...
ISABELLE TADMOURY is the development manager of FirstWorks, where she is responsible for building the donor base, coordinating fundraising efforts, providing key support for the annual fund campaign, sponsor fulfillment and evaluation. /COURTESY FIRSTWORKS/EHSUN MIRZA

Five Questions With: Isabelle Tadmoury

Isabelle Tadmoury came to FirstWorks after 15 years in corporate communications. Her most recent role was director of communications for Europe, the Middle East...

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