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A new signature event
for the Creative Capital!
June 11-14, 2015
Discover the city center as
it comes to life with firsts
in arts, music and spectacle
Experience an extravaganza of
performances & installations
throughout the city
Save the date: June 11-14
2015 Providence International
Arts Festival
Coming next: World Premiere
Lostwax Multimedia Dance
Artistic Icons Series
at The Vets: Mummenschanz,
Philip Glass, & Noche Flamenca
connecting art with audiences
in Providence, Rhode Island
FirstWorks Arts-Learning
introduces Regina Carter
to Rhode Island music students
FirstWorks Arts-Learning
Jazz at Lincoln Center
connect students to The Jazz Age
Enrich the lives of children
Join our FirstWorks friends
with a pledge to our Annual Fund
call for artists

FirstWorks is committed to showcasing the creative talents of Rhode Island's own artists, and to presenting "firsts in the arts" to Rhode Island audiences from a worldwide array of artistic innovators.

We offer financial, creative, and production support to artists, and welcome proposals for performances that:

  • - premiere new work
  • - contribute to re-defining your artistic genre
  • - cross genres, forge new collaborations or bend the rules
  • - showcase work from our richly diverse Rhode Island communities
  • - engage our local community and deepen participation

FirstWorks offers many opportunities for artists to showcase their work:

Headline Performances: Booked six to eighteen months in advance.

Co-presented Performances: Collaborations to produce, present and promote new work.

JumpStarts: Performances in venue lobbies and in the streets of Providence turn each FirstWorks performance into a festival. These opportunities are best suited to groups who reside in or near Rhode Island.


if you want to contact us:
401-421-4278 or

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