The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Provides an on line data base that you can sort by discipline or location, by the name of the artist or group, or by a key word that might appear in a description an artist has provided. The directory includes clowns, jugglers, magicians, puppeteers, story tellers as well as festivals, galleries, museums, and concerts. Find an artist by medium such as ceramics, clay, dance, glass, jewelry, literature, metal or sculpture. Want to know what's going on in the Arts in Rhode Island? Visit RISCA's on line web blog where you'll find hundreds of listings by artists and art programs.
VSA Arts of Rhode Island Provides an Artist Roster that lists 57 men and women from artistic disciplines including dance and creative movement, music, theater, visual arts and art and expressive therapy who have extensive experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities.
All Children's Theatre (ACT). ACT is committed to offering fun, quality theatre education in a supportive and inclusive environment which stresses building teamwork and self-esteem. All children are welcome to join in the ACTion, and learn to take pride in their own strengths while celebrating one another's differences.
Kaleidoscope Theatre. Produces plays like Beauty & the Beast at Robert's Hall Auditorium, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI. Kaleidoscope also offers a variety of school touring productions that deal with difficult issues including acceptance, peer pressure and drug abuse.
Big Nazo. "Creature-Creation" is a combination puppet and mask making performance residency. Big Nazo Creature-Creators have worked with students with disabilities in elementary and high school as well as older adults in assisting them to bring to life the characters that exist in their imaginations. The final project is to form a play, parade, or environment for video or live performance.
Atwater-Donnelly. Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present captivating programs of traditional American folk music. They have extensive experience working with children and adults with disabilities and have performed music and dance programs in schools, hospitals, community centers, nursing homes and festivals for nearly twenty years.
Anne-Marie Forer performs her Tunes-n-Tales programs at schools, libraries, bookstores, churches, festivals, birthday parties, and family venues. Performing as Mother Goose she entertains children 1-6 years old with songs, stories, movement activities and rhythm instruments.
The Toe Jam Puppet Band. Offers a special brand of interactive children's entertainment that grown-ups can actually enjoy. Performing more than 250 shows annually, their lively show is performed regularly at venues around Rhode Island.
Magician Lon Cerel. Looking to entertain a group that ranges from toddlers to grandparents? Lon Cerel's FAMILY MagicPallooza is just that show. With a little something for everyone, Lon draws from his 25 years of experience, combining just the right blend of comedy, magic, balloon sculpture and tons of audience participation! Cerel has specialized shows for church groups, festivals, conventions, trade shows, recognition dinners, schools, and even birthday parties.
Courthouse Center for the Arts. A multidisciplinary community arts center located just West of the University of Rhode Island.
Ask Olga! A one woman comedy routine combined with a mental health lecture for Middle school grades. Diane's outrageous character, Olga, delivers autobiographical and often healing stories through the voices of children's letters on topical issues such as being labeled, body image, fashion, diet, exclusion, violence in entertainment and expressing feelings.
The Pawtucket Arts Festival takes place for three remarkable weeks in the fall each year. Offers a citywide showcase of visual and performing arts, interactive workshops, music, theater, and dance performances.
Blackstone River Theatre. A nonprofit cultural arts center across from the old Ann & Hope Mill on Broad Street in Cumberland that brings the best in national, international, regional and local music to its stage, emphasizing the folk music traditions of those groups that settled in the Blackstone River Valley.