Deadline to Register for the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Competition is Friday December 20th!

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering free educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about literary history and contemporary life. The competition is a state to national event held in early spring.
It’s not too late to register! Check out this video to learn more about the program. Register by contacting Martha Lavieri, Poetry Out Loud Rhode Island
Program Coordinator at 401-282-0304.

Applications now open for GiveMe5 2020 Teen Film Labs

RISCA is excited to announce the dates for the 2020 GiveMe5 Labs! These filmmaking labs are free and open to any high school student looking to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to make a film. Students will work collaboratively in groups guided by film teachers to write, shoot, and edit a short film all in one day!
This year’s theme will be “No Dialogue.” Students will be challenged to make a film using cinematic language and sound design to tell a story without words. The lab will focus on key camera angles, foley sound effects, and image composition. Students interested in taking part can fill out the application form here.
The dates and locations for this year’s labs are March 7 at Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts in Providence; and March 14 at University of Rhode Island in Kingston.

RISCA Announces State House Holiday Concerts

Annual Performances Feature 2,600 Student Musicians from 59 Schools

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Student musicians from Robert L. Bailey Elementary School in Providence perform at the Rhode Island State House during the 2017 Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and the musical talents of Rhode Island school musicians will be showcased as part of a month-long musical celebration of the holidays during most of December.

“We’re pleased to be continuing this holiday tradition of student performances at the Rhode Island State House,” said Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. “Over 2,600 student musicians from fifty-nine schools throughout the state will perform at the Rhode Island State House in a special series of musical performances.” The concert series starts on Monday, December 2nd and runs through Friday, December 20th.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

The concert series, organized by the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, will feature music of the season, performed by students from schools throughout the State of Rhode Island. The performances are all in the Rhode Island State House.

A one page holiday concert flyer can be found at 2019 Holiday Concerts flyer – final

The list below is arranged by city/town, and can also be found online at List of 2019 Holiday Concerts by city-town .

For a video that provides a glimpse of the holiday concert season at the Rhode Island State House, see an excerpt from the 2017 performance of the Curtis Elementary School in Pawtucket at https://youtu.be/WHtJSErNjME

About the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is a state agency supported by appropriations from the Rhode Island General Assembly and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. RISCA provides grants, technical assistance and staff support to arts organizations and artists, schools, community centers, social service organizations and local governments to bring the arts into the lives of Rhode Islanders.

List of Holiday Concerts – Arranged by City/Town

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