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Janie Geiser Film Screening
The Nervous Films
April 10 at RISD
Janie Geiser's
avant-garde object theatre
New work preview April 12
Widening the Circle
Intersections of art, science
and community
Mark Morris Dance Group
an exhilarating evening of
live music and dance
Arts Learning for RI students
with Broadway tap sensation
Savion Glover
FirstWorks Arts-Learning
Jazz at Lincoln Center
connect students to The Jazz Age
FirstWorks Festival
Transforms Kennedy Plaza
into a vibrant town square!
Celebrate Our Town with
FirstWorks Festival on the
Plaza in September 2014!
International partnerships:
Expanding cultural borders-
Taiwanese Tea Ceremony
Partnerships: New Work
Community MusicWorks
FirstWorks and Kronos Quartet
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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