The arts have a way of illuminating lives… They have been shown to develop a foundation for ingenuity in children, aid the healing process for the sick, and create a wealth of economic opportunity.
With the stress of a challenging economic climate and uncertain employment, it is more important than ever to nourish our spirit and find happiness in the small joys of life.
As a resident of Rhode Island, whether or not you consider yourself to be a “patron” of the arts, you directly benefit from our thriving arts and cultural community.
The Arts & Business Council of Rhode Island [A&BC/RI] exists to support our state’s rich and vibrant arts industry by helping artists, arts organizations, and businesses come together to create the fusion that defines a creative community.
According to a recent study*, the nonprofit arts and culture industry in Providence generates:
¨ Almost $112 million in local economic activity.
¨ 2,759 full-time equivalent jobs and $56 Million in household income.
¨ $71 million in event-related spending by audiences.
¨ $11 million in local and state government revenue.
*Americans for the Arts’ 2005 Arts & Economic Prosperity III Study for Providence, RI
Since 1989, the programs and services of the A&BC/RI have helped to expand the role of the creative sector’s impact on our economic, new business and tourism development, assuring Rhode Island's economic competitiveness and quality of life.
I am writing today because we need your help to ensure that our vibrant, creative community is always a part of life here in Rhode Island.
There are lots of ways you can help support this important source of economic growth in our state…
Ø Call 401-621-6127 to connect with us about volunteering or providing services to support the arts community.
Ø Donate to A&BC/RI by make a pledge using the secure online form below
Ø Visit www. and share the experience of local arts events with family and friends.
We are committed to building a stronger, more dynamic arts community for all of Rhode Island, and we are grateful for your help in fulfilling this mission.