Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

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Tap Workshop with Syncopated Ladies

INSTAGRAM LIVE TAP WORKSHOP WITH SYNCOPATED LADIES

Fierce Footwork. Female Force! Join the founders of Syncopated Ladies, Emmy nominated choreographer Chloe Arnold & Maud Arnold for an upbeat and fun Tap class from the comfort of your home!
A group of women wearing white and holding up signs reading what they Rise Up for: Love, Justice, Equality

Virtual Learning Series

VIRTUAL LEARNING SERIES
Experience the arts wherever you are

Visit this page every week to download a new digital learning resource which will include unique video content featuring world class artists. Accompanying activities and assignments will be aligned to core curricula standards.
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Machine Dazzle Mask Making Workshop

COVER YOUR FACE IN STYLE
with Celebrity Costume Designer Machine Dazzle

Create your very own over-the-top face mask in this hands-on Zoom workshop for all ages. No experience or shopping required! The theme of the event is MUSIC. Participants will be guided to create a piece inspired by a favorite song, lyric or genre using RECYCLED materials FOUND around the house, in the garden or on a walk in a park. Just bring your creativity!
Registration Required

Requiem for the Living

REQUIEM FOR THE LIVING,
IN COLOR

Responding to the realities of living as people of color during these unprecedented times, filmmaker Carlos Toro and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain collaborate on a live stream cinematic journey in film and in sound.

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, premiering July 26 on BAI at Home YouTube Live.

COVID-19 Update

FIRSTWORKS COVID-19 UPDATE

The staff and board of FirstWorks are working diligently with our venue and program partners to monitor CO-VID19 developments and create a plan for the upcoming weeks with the safety of our community as our top priority. Any event schedule changes or updates will be posted here.

Daniel Bernard Roumain FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN
FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador

Known for his signature violin sounds infused with myriad electronic, urban, and African-American music influences, DBR takes his genre-bending music beyond the proscenium. This season, he will be embedded in our community for a series of workshops reaching students, teachers and the elderly, community meals and conversations, and public performances with local artist collaborators.

PVDFest 2020

PVDFEST 2020

After careful consideration for our creative community both near and far, we’ve made the difficult decision to indefinitely postpone PVDFest. While we won’t be partying in the streets this June, we’re working on ways to share PVDFest magic in 2020. Look for updates at http://pvdfest.com.

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.

Impacting the Community

IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH ARTS LEARNING

FirstWorks Arts Learning Program reaches over 5,500 K-12 students at more than 40 public, charter and private schools each year. Click here to learn more.