RISCA staff will be hosting a series of live, community listening sessions in partnership with community partners around the state – including an artist-focused listening session with NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley – to get your feedback on our draft Strategic Plan. The schedule of upcoming sessions are:

  • January 15th, 6-8 PM:Arts Around the Fire, hosted by Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County. Salvation Cafe in Newport. No need to RSVP. Read more 
  • February 5th, 4-6 PM:Artists, What Do You Think? An Artist-Focused Listening Session. NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley in Woonsocket. RSVP 
  • February 5th, 6-8 PM: Strategic Plan Community Listening Session in Woonsocket. Featuring local music and brick-oven pizza courtesy of NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley. Read more
  • February 11th, 10-11 AM:Strategic Plan Community Listening Session in Providence. RSVP 

Can’t attend a live session? Answer our survey or participate in an upcoming Zoom call! See more options to have your thoughts heard here.

Artists, What Do You Think? An Artist-Focused Listening Session, February 5th, 4-6 PM

Join RISCA and NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley for a fun and fast-paced artist-focused listening session, followed by artist networking. In the listening session, you’ll provide feedback on RISCA’s draft strategic plan and proposed changes to RISCA’s fellowships and artist-focused grant programs. You’ll also share your insights on the design of affordable artist housing being developed by NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley in Woonsocket. Afterwards you can mingle with other artists and RISCA staff. RSVP here.

You are also welcome to stay for brick-oven pizza and music at our Strategic Plan Community Listening Session starting at 6 PM ( see more information  here ).