On the off-chance that you weren’t listening to Rhode Island Public Radio on Thursday morning, May 25th at 6:51am, you missed RISCA’s Adrienne Adeyemi join Dan Schleifer from New Urban Arts talk about New Urban Arts at 20 and the threats public funding for the arts are currently facing. Thanks to modern technology you can listen at your leisure by going to http://ripr.org/post/ri-artscape-new-urban-arts-20 . Enjoy.
The National Endowment for the Arts goes through a rigorous, multi-step process when it awards grants. From the submission of an application through notification of a grant, the NEA and its panels of experts review applications for both quality of the work and impact of the project.
That’s pretty much what we do here at RISCA as well. In fact, if you play the excellent video from the NEA (click above) and in your mind just substitute the words “Rhode Island State Council on the Arts” whenever you hear “National Endowment for the Arts”, then you get what we do as well.
If it’s Tuesday morning, April 25, 2017, then it’s the regional finals for the National Poetry Out Loud Championship in Washington, DC. Competing for Rhode Island is Simon Rabatin, a senior from Moses Brown School in Providence. Simon is in the group competing from 9am to 12noon on Tuesday morning.
Can’t make it to Washington? No worries. The regional finals will be livestreamed. So will the final competition, scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 26th, starting at 7pm from the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of George Washington University.
Good luck, Simon!
Poetry Out Loud is a program sponsored nationally by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and The Poetry Foundation in Chicago. Organized along the lines of the national spelling bee, Poetry Out Loud promotes competitions at the high school level throughout the country, with local winners going on to state finals, and from there to the national championship competition.