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ART SUPPLIERS: New Urban Arts staff members converse at their studio in Providence. From left are Kevin Harper, operations coordinator; Daniel Schleifer, executive director; Addy Scheutz, resident arts mentor; Charmaine Porter, development associate; and Jeannie Castillo Lapierre, business manager. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Fostering students’ creative outlet during COVID-19 pandemic

NEW URBAN ARTS, a nationally recognized community arts studio for high school students and artists in Providence, has launched an initiative to safely distribute...
VOCAL GROUP: The Aphasia Clefs, a vocal group comprised of stroke survivors who have speech impediments, will perform at URI on March 9. / COURTESY KATHERINE ROSE

Editor’s Choice: Aphasia Clefs use music to improve communication

Editor’s choice Aphasia Clefs use music to improve communication HANDS IN HARMONY’S Neurologic Music Therapy choir, the Aphasia Clefs, will perform at the University of...
RISCA has ANNOUNCED $316,215 in grants to support arts in education, community-based projects and artists fellowships and projects.

RISCA announces $316K in grants

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts on Thursday announced approval of $316,025 in grants to 84 recipients. The grants will support arts...

United Way of R.I. report shows massive need for after-school learning...

PROVIDENCE – For the 34,704 Rhode Island students engaged in after-school learning, there are another 37,471 who would participate in a program if one...
SIGNIFICANT IMPACT: Rhode Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Oscar Mejias, who is also a member of a steering committee guiding the state in determining how to best put the Cranston Street Armory, above, to use, says its reopening will have a significant impact on the surrounding community.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RFP planned for historic armory

It looks out of place: a medieval-style castle of pale-yellow brick, towering over the modest houses and storefronts in Providence’s West End neighborhood. One of...
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...
A PAIR OF RUNNERS participate during last year's Run For Your Life 5K at the University of Rhode Island. This year's 5K will be held Sunday, April 14, at the university. / COURTESY RUN FOR YOUR LIFE 5K

Philanthropy Calendar, April 12, 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...
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...
THE RHODE ISLAND Council for the Humanities announced 14 arts, culture and education groups from across the state would share in $136,429 in new grants. Each grant ranges in size from $5,000 to $12,000. / COURTESY RICH

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities announces $136K in grants

PROVIDENCE - Fourteen local organizations will share $136,429 in new Rhode Island Council for the Humanities grants, ranging in size from $12,000 to $5,000,...
KEN WAGNER, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDE announces $2.69M in 21st Century CLC grants

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Education awarded $2.69 million in grants to 10 community-based organizations with a focus on after-school and summer programs...

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