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Celebrate 10 years of
artistic & community
partnerships with FirstWorks
Switzerland's magical theatre
of illusion reached over 1000
RI students through FirstWorks
Philip Glass
The most powerful composer
of our time - with Tim Fain
Noche Flamenca
Starring Soledad Barrio
The art and passion of flamenco
Artistic Icons Series
at The Vets: Mummenschanz,
Philip Glass, & Noche Flamenca
Save the date: June 11-14
2015 Providence International
Arts Festival
FirstWorks Urban Carnevale
Our decade celebration
in the heart of Providence
FirstWorks Arts-Learning
introduces Regina Carter
to Rhode Island music students
FirstWorks Arts-Learning
Jazz at Lincoln Center
connect students to The Jazz Age
Start our 2nd decade strong
Support FirstWorks with a
pledge to our Annual Fund
Artistic intergrity is off the charts!

2015 Providence International Arts Festival
Save the dates: June 11-14, 2015

2015 Providence International Arts Festival

The Providence International Arts Festival, produced by FirstWorks and the City of Providence, June 11 -14, 2015, promises to be a jaw-dropping celebration in the Creative Capital of Providence, Rhode Island. Discover the city center as it comes to life with firsts in arts, culture, music, food, and spectacle. Experience an extravaganza of performances and art installations throughout the city and join the parade converging on Kennedy Plaza during this signature showcase event.

Want to get involved? Visit the community portal for more information and ideas about how to participate. You’ll find a call for public art, opportunities to perform, and a request for programming at local venues. Stay tuned for more details over the next few months!

PRESS RELEASE: July 17, 2013
City of Providence and FirstWorks Receive $75,000
National Endowment for the Arts Grant

Providence among 59 projects selected nationwide for the ‘Our Town’ grant

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A look back:

More than 40,000 visitors took to the streets with the FirstWorks Festival: On the Plaza on September 29, 2012. Audiences flipped out watching a spectacular vertical performance held 30-stories in the air and were inspired by a creative smorgasbord of over 200 performers. Complete with the heat of a full Waterfire lighting, festival participants discovered a world of culture at this free festival of music, dance and performance in Providence's Greater Kennedy Plaza.




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