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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
The ideal FirstWorks

Collaboration is central to FirstWorks' mission. We intend to reach across genres, cultures, ages, and organizations to:

  • - engage diverse audiences
  • - provoke dialogue
  • - catalyze creative expression & community

Our multi-year partners include Providence’s Department of Art, Culture & Tourism, Providence Performing Arts Center, Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design.


2010-2011 Season


Everett Dance Theater:

Monthly "Brain storming" sessions featuring presentations by members of Everett Dance Theater and special guests from the science, higher education and performance communities will take place at the Carriage House Stage at 9 Duncan Ave. in Providence.These Brain Café sessions are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Brain Cafés:

Thursday, May 26, 7:30 PM

Providence Singers

  • - The Junior Providence Singers performed live onstage with Sweet Honey in the Rock at the 2010 FirstWorks Festival finale performance of Indaba at The Vets.

  • [Read the press release]
  • [View photos]

Past collaborations include
  • - The Silk Road Project and Yo-Yo Ma: Season of the Silk Road--a six-month educational project culminating in the premiere performance of their 2009 North American tour.
  • - Community MusicWorks: a commissioned work by composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) to premiere during the FirstWorks Festival.
  • - Providence Singers: An American Masterpieces concert featuring contemporary American choral composers.


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


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