Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center seated with their instruments

Jazz at Lincoln Center

with FirstWorks Arts Learning

As the newest installment of their multi-year partnership with FirstWorks, this year’s Jazz and Civil Rights residency focuses on Jazz as an instrument of Social Change, and concludes with a public performance and Second Line march to the PVDFest parade.
Man plays guitar atop a stage powered by a cyclist

PVDFest 2018 Home

Watch FirstWorks highlights

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transformed the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island that attracted over 100,000 participants. Check out FirstWorks highlights from the Creative Capital’s signature summer arts festival!
Four laughing women in colorful dress


Four sisters in song, rhythm and spirit

Harnessing music from their respective countries of origin –Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela and the United States, the group utilizes traditional and non-traditional instruments from across the Americas, but with a modern twist.
Five musicians pose in fancy dress in front of a large mossy tree

Ranky Tanky

Gullah music from the Carolina coast

The soulful songs of the Gullah culture are brought to life by this band of native South Carolinians who mix the low country traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B.