The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $3000 grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) for the Greater Kennedy Plaza Arts and Cultural programming. This programming aims to revitalize Rhode Island’s capital city by providing free, high quality, accessible public programing in Burnside Park.
Program Director Jennifer Smith says, “The DPPC is thankful to RISCA and our elected state officials for seeing the value in the work that we do providing free arts and cultural programming in our capital city’s downtown public parks. This type of funding makes it possible to support and showcase the work of a wide range of talented artists in our state and make the arts accessible to everyone in our community.”
Programs include free live music events such as the after work Burnside Music Series + Beer Garden, as well as the lunchtime Noon Tunes series which will run in September. Family programming includes popular programs Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park on Thursday mornings, Kidoinfo Play in the Park, which runs Tuesday afternoons and Art Days at the Imagination Center, which runs on Wednesdays. Programming includes public art projects, community programs and partnerships with local artists. Events take place throughout the summer at the recently upgraded Imagination Center and throughout Burnside Park..
This grant is contingent upon the availability of funds from the General Assembly of Rhode Island and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Please consider being a part of the work that we are doing in Greater Kennedy Plaza by making a donation today.