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Shaping the new Providence cultural plan

Since 2009 the Creative Providence cultural plan has served as a dynamic blueprint for strengthening the creative sector and as a community-wide guide to public policy, public initiatives and private investments in the arts. Now, ACT and creative partners are reassessing our sector’s goals and strategies with plans to release the second Cultural Plan in spring 2021.

Join the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, artists Tracy Jonsson, Shey Rivera Rios, and MJ Robinson and Sector Alchemists Providence Youth Arts Collaborative, RI Black Storytellers, The Steel Yard, Providence Cultural Equity Initiative, and AS220 at an upcoming virtual Planning Studio.

September-November 2020

Art in Public Places: 9/15/2020, 3-5pm

Join The Department of Art, Culture + Tourism for a conversation about cultural participation and finding ways to enhance every resident’s opportunity for arts experiences in their neighborhoods.

Creative Economic Development: 10/13/2020, 2-4 pm

Join The Steel Yard for a conversation that looks at creatives through the lens of employers and jobs in the for-profit and nonprofit creative industries.

Art and Wellbeing: 10/14/2020, 1-3pm

Join Rhode Island Black Storytellers for a conversation inspired by the work of Providence artists already working at the intersection of arts, health, and climate justice.

Public Awareness, Tourism and Advocacy: 10/19/2020, 2-4pm

Join the Providence Cultural Equity Initiative for a conversation about Providence’s cultural tourism development, promotion of the creative sector and advocacy.

The Creative Workforce: 10/20/2020, 1-3pm

Join AS220 for a conversation about artist development and supporting individual artists to live, work, and thrive in Providence.

The Future of Arts Teaching and Learning: 10/27/2020, 5-7pm

Join the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative for a conversation about lifelong learning in the arts, including opportunities for K-12 in- school and out-of-school learning as well as programs for adults and elders.

Resilient Nonprofits: 11/30/2020, 3-5pm

Join Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island for a deep dive on our creative nonprofits and their resiliency.



English/Spanish interpretation will be available for each session. Please register 48 hours in advance if you are looking for interpretation in languages other than English or Spanish


This form will remain open through the final planning studio. ACT will send  meeting log-in info 48 hours in advance of each session. Register in advance to secure your spot. You may register for more than one session at a time.

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