Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Community Alliances

COMMUNITY ALLIANCES

We have built relationships with over 90 arts and non-arts partners

Coastway Community Bank Cultural Stage

COASTWAY COMMUNITY BANK CULTURAL STAGE

While the stars of world music headline the FirstWorks On the Plaza stage, the Coastway Community Cultural Stage will showcase the singing, dancing, theater, storytelling and much more of Providence’s many community and cultural groups.

CLOUD EYE CONTROL ARTIST TALK

CLOUD EYE CONTROL ARTIST TALK AT BROWN UNIVERSITY

Join this dynamic L.A. performance group for an artist talk at the Grant Recital Hall with Professors Todd Winkler and Kim Moore. FREE – REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

CLOUD EYE CONTROL

CLOUD EYE CONTROL

East Coast Premiere! Combining interactive media and live performance, L.A.’s Cloud Eye Control creates visceral, immediate works that are highly visual, inventive and emotional.

Close-Act Theatre

CLOSE-ACT THEATRE

The biggest beasts that ever walked the earth stomp their way through Downtown Providence as Close-Act Theatre, a multi-disciplinary street theater company from the Netherlands, makes its East Coast debut with Saurus.

Cirque Mechanics

CIRQUE MECHANICS

You’ve never seen a circus like this! Hailed as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil” by Spectacle magazine, Cirque Mechanics returns to wow FirstWorks audiences with Pedal Punk, a dazzling whirl of acrobats, cyclists, and one-of-a-kind machines.

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON

Christopher’s performance history with FirstWorks dates back to its first street festival in 2004. At this year’s festival he will assemble talent from across the Creative Capital to collaborate with aerial dance troupe BANDALOOP on #PVDPublicCanvas, a community-driven performance.
Chick Corea live

Chick Corea / Steve Gadd Band

SEASON KICK-OFF!
THE CHICK COREA /
STEVE GADD BAND

Artistic icon Chick Corea has 22 Grammy wins—the most of any jazz artist, ever! He is both one of the most influential jazz artists of his generation and one of the greatest living jazz pianists. Chick and drummer Steve Gadd’s musical partnership is the stuff of legend—but the music is always new. It’s a coup to bring these venerated maestros to Rhode Island—catch them live on the brink of their new album release this fall!

Chachi Carvalho

CHACHI CARVALHO

While many rappers prefer to talk about guns and violence, Chachi Carvalho talks about the realities that all of us can relate to: everyday struggles, love for one’s family and a passion for music.