Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

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Global Journeys

GLOBAL JOURNEYS
CONCERT SERIES
at Roger Williams Park

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Our pop-up Global Journeys fall concert series features a spirit-lifting line-up in a gorgeous outdoor setting. Following the success of our safe summer launch, we’re thrilled to curate a new series of live arts experiences spanning a world of styles, from salsa and French Cajun to West African kora and indigenous jazz. Look for them this fall!

Oumou Sangare and Sidy Maiga

GROOVE TO THE RHYTHMS OF OUMOU SANGARÉ AND SIDY MAIGA

Produced by FirstWorks Brown Arts Initiative. Experience the soul-lifting sounds of Mali with Grammy winner Oumou Sangaré, hailed as the greatest living female voice in African music, and master drummer Sidy Maiga. Premieres on Facebook and YouTube live – find out more…
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RFP Fall 2020

COMMISSION OPPORTUNITY
for Rhode Island-based artists

Submissions are now closed. Opportunity for Rhode Island-based musicians, performers and artists who use sound in their work (including bands and solo musicians, sound artists/technologists, DJs, spoken word performers, theater artists, storytellers, poets, etc.)

Summer Beats Concert Series

SUMMER BEATS
CONCERT SERIES
at Roger Williams Park

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Roger Williams Park Conservancy. Keep your eyes and ears peeled in the park for our pop-up concert series featuring live, socially distanced performances with local and international flavor! Check out our full line-up here…
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Virtual Summer Camps

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS
Free for Rhode Island public school students

FirstWorks is excited to partner with the Rhode Island Department of Education to bring virtual summer camps to Rhode Island public school students during Summer 2020! Browse our offerings for Grades 3-8 and pre-register now to secure your child’s spot.
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Virtual Dance Camp

VIRTUAL DANCE CAMP
For Grades 3-8

Conducted on Zoom, our Summer Moves Virtual Dance Camp includes percussive dance (tap), contemporary ballet, hip-hop, and more! Led by a diverse group of talented dancers who have performed on stages around the world – and for FirstWorks.

Virtual Theater Arts Camp

VIRTUAL THEATER ARTS CAMP
For Grades 5-7

Join FirstWorks for our week-long Virtual Theater Arts Camp and get ready to stretch your imagination (remember plays are called PLAY for a reason)!
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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.

Celebrate CUNNINGHAM

CELEBRATE CUNNINGHAM
with FirstWorks and Brown Arts Initiative

Immerse yourself in a cinematic experience seven years in the making about legendary American dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham. Watch the film online #athome and then join us for a special Q&A with director Alla Kovgan and co-producer Elizabeth Delude-Dix.