Burnside Music Series + Beer Garden, photo by James Lastowski
In the December 2018 round of grants from Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy was awarded $3000 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. Family programming includes popular programs Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the Park on summer mornings, and Kidoinfo Play in the Park, which runs concurrently with the Downtown Farmer’s Market after work once a week. Programming also includes public art projects, community programs and partnerships with local artists, which happen throughout the summer at the recently upgraded Imagination Center.
Kidoinfo Storytime + Art in the 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 year-end donation today.