Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

-National Endowment for the Arts

The Seeing

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN
The Seeing

A collection of six films scored by DBR that are all related to our willingness to hear, understand, and love one another. The exhibition explores the question: “Can we see each other?”
A Black woman in a blue scaled dress singing with her eyes closed

Angélique Kidjo

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO

FirstWorks welcomes four-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo back to Providence for a concert featuring the high-octane numbers that have cemented her place on the international scene.

Bamako to Birmingham

BAMAKO TO BIRMINGHAM
Amadou & Mariam and Blind Boys of Alabama

While they may appear worlds apart, Mali’s Amadou & Mariam and the Blind Boys of Alabama share something that is undeniable: deeply felt music of the soul that transcends cultures, nations and musical styles. 
June 10-12 2022 Save the Date! PVDFest 10-12 De Junio 2022 Reserve La Fecha!

PVDFest 2022

PVDFest 2022

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the City of Providence’s Department of Art, Culture+ Tourism and founding partner FirstWorks will once again host PVDFest, Providence’s free outdoor signature arts festival, June 10-12, 2022. After an unimaginable two years, artists and performers from around the corner and around the globe will reinvigorate and rebuild Providence’s world-renowned art and culture community and showcase the Creative Capital.
A Black male musician wearing all black looks down the body of a violin he is holding upside down in front of his torso

The Telling

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN
The Telling

“The Telling” is a new collection of original live works by renowned Haitian-American composer, violinist,  and activist Daniel Bernard Roumain. Through instrumental solos, dance, and chamber music, the artists reflect upon and respond to the forces of crisis and communion in our lives, telling stories of our anger, anguish, and enduring hope.