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Judith Lynn Stillman Women Trailblazers in Music

JUDITH LYNN STILLMAN’S
WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS IN MUSIC

Experience a groundbreaking new film spotlighting diverse women composers spanning twelve centuries.
“Women Trailblazers in Music” takes us on a journey with tunes and tales by — and about — pioneering women composers who were all but expunged from history. 
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Professional Development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

FirstWorks’ Teacher Professional Development Initiative aims to create systemic change in Providence and Central Falls school districts through accredited workshops in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education.

Virtual Learning Series

VIRTUAL LEARNING SERIES
Experience the arts wherever you are

Visit this page to access our digital learning resources which include unique video content featuring world class artists. Accompanying activities and assignments are aligned to core curricula standards.
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UPLIFT

FIRSTWORKS UPLIFT PROJECT

Supports extraordinary Rhode Island artists as they adapt their creative enterprises and inspire our community. With funding from Rhode Island Commerce, we provided a cohort of local creatives with coaching and tools to help them succeed in these challenging times. Visit this page each day for spotlight videos produced through our partnership with Steer PVD.
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Raise Your Voice

RAISE YOUR VOICE

…and celebrating difference through the performing arts. For sixteen years, FirstWorks has wielded the power of the arts to build community through inclusion and celebration of diversity. We invite you to browse program highlights representing our commitment to ensure representation of our diverse audience and their cultures on stage, in Rhode Island classrooms, and in local media.
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Earth First

EARTH FIRST

…From classical music to awe-inspiring spectacles, FirstWorks’ Earth First program harnesses the dynamic and engaging power of the performing arts to shine a spotlight on important questions around climate change, sustainability and civic responsibility. Browse program highlights.
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FirstWorks News

FIRSTWORKS IN THE NEWS

About Us

ABOUT US

Over the past 16 years, FirstWorks festivals, performances and programs have attracted more than 500,000 participants. Find out more about how we build the cultural, educational and economic vitality of our community in Providence, Rhode Island.