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FirstWorks Live

FIRSTWORKS LIVE—MUSIC AT ROGER WILLIAMS PARK

Return to the thrill of live performances through summer concerts in a gorgeous outdoor setting! Join FirstWorks for a journey from global Jazz to Americana, from hip-hop, to sounds from the mountains and rhythms of the sea. Grab your lawn chair (or blanket) and enjoy extraordinary artists in the park throughout the summer.
Presented by FirstWorks in partnership with Roger Williams Park Conservancy and Providence Parks Department

PVDFest 2021

PVDFest 2021

For the seventh year, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will host PVDFest, Providence’s signature art festival this summer and fall.
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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