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Recent News

ABC6 news, July 13, 2017

Mayor Elorza stops at CityArts for Thursday “Summer Learning” Day

Motif Magazine, July 7, 2017

CityArts and Brown University nominated for 2017 Motif Theater award for Most Exciting Creative Collaboration 

Providence Journal, May 8, 2017
Providence CityArts Partner Middle Schools, PPSD, and PVD Department of Art, Culture + Tourism

Huffington Post, April 30, 2017
US Students Are Struggling in the Arts

Pawtucket Times, February 25, 2017
Providence CityArts Teams up with Brown for In The Heights

Golocal Prov, February 20, 2017
Nancy Safian and Earnest Cox discussing Providence Public School partnership

Brown Daily Herald, November 15, 2016
Healing Through Art


Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day: Lessons from Five Schools,

CityArts was featured in Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day, a report published by The National Center on Time & Learning and The Wallace Foundation. The report highlighted our work in Roger Williams Middle School. You can read the full report here.

The Identity Project Book

After a year the in the making and all thanks to the generous support of 33 donors, we self-published The Identity ProjectThe Identity Project, led by 2011-2012 ¡CityArts! EDTAP teaching artist Alesandra Zsiba, uses photography and poetry to explore themes of identity, heritage, and self-expression. Check out a preview and purchase the a copy of the book here!

Providence Youth Arts Collaborative

¡CityArts! is a member of the Providence Youth Arts Collaborative (PYAC), a partnership of non-profit community-based arts organizations using free arts education as a strategy to empower the youth of Providence.

The purpose of the Collaborative is to improve the effectiveness and build the capacity of our arts education programs through sharing professional development and learning opportunities, increasing visibility of community arts programs for youth, and identifying opportunities and financial support for member organizations.

PYAC envisions Providence as a city in which youth are a driving force in a thriving arts and cultural community. There will be a new generation of creative thinkers and leaders who have participated in youth arts programs that exhibit best practices. Partnership among youth arts organizations working together non-competitively in a supportive network will prove to be an effective vehicle toward this vision.

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Other members include:
Community MusicWorks
Everett Dance Theatre/Carriage House
AS220 Youth Studio
New Urban Arts
The Manton Avenue Project