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BUY ART

An initiative working to collectively promote galleries, individual artists, art retailers, museums and performing arts venues throughout the city.


CELEBRATE PROVIDENCE!NEIGHBORHOOD PERFORMING ARTS INITIATIVE

From music and dance to Opera In the Park, Mayor Angel Taveras' Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative showcases the art of local neighborhoods in city parks.


FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES AT WATERPLACE PARK

The Friday Night Concert Series at Waterplace Park is a free summer concert series that showcases emerging local and national acts in one of the city's most breathtaking parks.


INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

A family-fun day filled with vendors, live music and culminating with a spectacular fireworks display set to music.


SENATOR CLAIBORNE PELL ANNUAL LECTURE ON ARTS & HUMANITIES

Initiated in 2009, the annual lecture honors the late Claiborne Pell. Senator Pell is best remembered for being a champion of education, the arts and the humanities.

WINTER CONCERT SERIES

An initiative designed to bring live performances directly to residents at the senior centers and high rises throughout Providence.

GALLERY AT CITY HALL

The Gallery at City Hall exhibits an eclectic array of work that highlights the artistic and cultural diversity found in the Providence community.


FILMING IN PROVIDENCE?

A "one stop shop" for city service by putting film and television production companies that plan on shooting in Providence in touch with the appropriate city departments.


CULTURAL PLAN

The ten-year cultural plan is a community-wide guide to public policies, private initiatives, and investments. The cultural plan outlines six interdependent, city-wide challenges and opportunities for collaboration that serve to cultivate a more sustainable creative sector.



CONNECTING CREATIVE COMMUNITIES

In March 2010, AC+T and New England Foundation for the Arts brought leaders from across New England together to share strategies for engaging the creative sector and to begin to develop a regional network of creative communities.


ARTS & ECOMONIC PROSPERITY IV

Americans for the Arts' 2012 research study about the economic impact of Providence's nonprofit arts and cultural organizations and their audiences demonstrated that the City of Providence is above the median of similar study regions and the national averages.

FIRSTWORKS

FirstWorks connects art with audiences through arts presentation, arts learning and arts creation.

GREATER KENNEDY PLAZA

A partnership of private and public sector organizations that have come together to transform the downtown Providence area into a lively public square, rich with activity.

PARKS & RECREATION

Take a trip to the Zoo, view the Botanical Gardens or spend a day at the Museum of Natural History -- enjoy the City of Providence's family-friendly cultural sites.

RHODE ISLAND STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

Established in 1967, RISCA is charged by the state legislature to stimulate public interest and participation in the arts and to serve as the liaison to the state arts community.

NEW ENGLAND FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

NEFA supports artists with grants and resources; establishes connections between artists, programmers & the public; and strengthens the region's creative economy through research that informs public policy.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds and promotes artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities.

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS

Founded in 1960, AFTA is the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education and are dedicated to creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.



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