Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

Sidy Maiga and AfriManding

SIDY MAIGA AND AFRIMANDING

In the hands of master drummer Sidy Maiga the djembe does not just beat—it sings, shouts, whispers, laughs, cries, and electrifies.

Chachi Carvalho

CHACHI CARVALHO

Chachi Carvalho has established himself as one of the most prolific and enduring local rappers, with positive messages that have made him a fan favorite.

Newpoli

NEWPOLI

Newpoli carries on a tradition so old that it’s hard to date, performing music from the south of Italy that soaks up the diverse influences of surrounding regions.

Rocky Dawuni

ROCKY DAWUNI

Rocky Dawuni is a truly unique force in music: he was named one of “Africa’s Top 10 Global Stars” by CNN and was the first artist from Ghana ever nominated for a GRAMMY Award.
Corporate Partners

Corporate Sponsorship

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP

FirstWorks sponsorship gives companies a high degree of local visibility and customization based on their marketing, promotional and philanthropic goals.

Opening Night Party–PVDFest 2016

OPENING NIGHT PARTY–PVDFEST 2016

Be a champion for the arts in Providence! Help to kick off Providence’s cultural event of the year, enjoy downtown bites and celebrate the arts.
Sandra Stone - Speaking in Tongues

Community Master Class

COMMUNITY MASTER CLASS WITH SANDRA STONE

In this dance technique class, participants will learn movement from Paul Taylor’s Speaking In Tongues from Stone, a performer in the original cast and the Emmy award winning film.

Brown University Festival of Dance

BROWN UNIVERSITY FESTIVAL OF DANCE

This annual dance concert highlights dance classics, creative innovation, and collaborations with artists from around the world. This year, the festival celebrates dance as cultural legacy and embodied storytelling, and features pieces from alumni of the Paul Taylor Dance Company.

Lakou Mizik

LAKOU MIZIK

A rich musical stew of Vodou chants and drumming, Rara horns fashioned from sheet metal, Carnevale rhythms, gospel ballads, and folk songs that is hard to describe, but easy to love.