Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

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Daniel Bernard Roumain Redemption Songs and Sonatas

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN
Redemption Songs & Sonatas
with The Humanist Septet

The renowned violinist/composer collaborates with local music makers in a concert infused with electronic, urban, and classical sounds, celebrating a worldview of civil rights for all.
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Miwa Matreyek

MIWA MATREYEK
Glorious Visions in Animation

Merging animated vistas and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek creates a moving art gallery of magical, spellbinding narratives and debuts her newest work exploring connections between humans and climate change.
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Miwa Matreyek Artist Up Close

ARTIST UP-CLOSE CONVERSATION
with animator Miwa Matreyek

LA-based animator, director, designer and performer Miwa Matreyek will discuss the methods and inspiration behind her “Glorious Visions in Animation,” to be shown on March 25th, 7:30pm at Providence College Smith Center for the Arts.
Portrait of Jacques Heim

Jacques Heim Talk

ARTIST TALK: DIAVOLO’S JACQUES HEIM
Architecture In Motion

Artistic Director and Founder of DIAVOLO, Jacques Heim, will give a talk framing his company’s unique performance style, his creative process, and the role of built structure in both.
Presented in collaboration between FirstWorks and RISD Interior Architecture

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.
Celebrating 15 years

FirstWorks @15

FIRSTWORKS CELEBRATES
15 YEARS

Over the past 15 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.

2018-19 Season in Review

2018-19 SEASON IN REVIEW

FirstWorks brought an eclectic mix of dance, music, and theater to Rhode Island this past season, providing new experiences for arts connoisseurs and young students alike.