Paid Opportunity for Artists 18-25 this Fall

This fall, RISCA is piloting a semester long workforce development program. Modeled as a three credit college course, 9 participants in three arts disciplines (fashion, visual art, and music) will spend the fall semester learning together. This program will culminate in an art event created from top to bottom by the participants. The goal of…

21st Century Community Learning Centers: Expanded partnerships at RITS & NLA

Here is the press release from AS220 about some exciting news about our expanded partnerships: AS220 is excited to announce that AS220 Youth, our youth arts program, will be expanding the educational opportunities that it offers at two campuses beyond downtown Providence. As one of 16 recipients chosen by the Rhode Island Department of Education to…

Digital Media Blog: NLA Arts Week Photography

Last week was the final Arts Week of the school year for Nowell Leadership Academy. Students from both campuses came together AS220 Youth to earn their last art credit. There was impressive work from all crews at the showcase. Photographers worked with teaching artist Ant Andrade with help from Allam Mella, Olivia Watson, and Efrel…

Music Blog: Unity, Community, Hip Hop

On Monday May 6, 2019 I was invited to perform at the Hip Hop Chess Club second year anniversary. The Hip Hop Chess Club is an program out of Providence, RI where youth can come every Monday from 6pm-8pm. Youth learns the fundamentals of Chess and how the game personifies life, with the constant need…

May Mic Madness!

join us for Mic Madness Wednesday May 22 5-8pm! $100 prize for the best youth act ages 14-21. To enter the competition, email micmadnesscompetition@gmail.com.

AS220 Youth Awarded 4imprint Grant

AS220 Youth is excited to announce that we were the recipient of a One by One grant from 4imprint. Every business day, 4imprint awards a grant to a deserving organization. We’re grateful to be the recipient of all this great merch! Check out these water bottles, lip balms, and pens we got with our One…

Call for PVD Fest Youth Vendors

AS220 Youth is looking for art vendors to sell their work at PVD Fest June 8! Preference will be given to youth vendors (under 25). Please fill out the form below to be considered. You should also email pictures of your work to nick.carter@as220.org. Tables are free and vendors will keep all of their income….

Digital Media Blog: Allam’s Photography

Check out photos from April Mic Madness by Digital Media TA Allam Mella. Allam has been building his event photography and editing skills over the last year, photographing at the Youth events and other shows in PVD. Also congrats to our Mic Madness winners Izy Acevedo (top), Reign (bottom), and Donté Mclain.

Visuals Blog: Jim Drain visits AS220 Youth

Providence-based artist Jim Drain stopped by AS220 Youth last week to visit with the Visuals crew. He talked to us about his work and some collaborative projects he’s been a part of, and we showed him our set and costume designs for Futureworlds 5. –Nick Carter, Visuals Coordinator

Visuals Blog: Envisioning Jolly Products

The Visuals team at AS220 Youth is getting ready for Futureworlds 5, and part of the project has been designing Jolly-brand products that exist in the realm known as Jolly World, where much of the FW5 story takes place. Here are some sneak peaks of Jolly Juice and Jolly Puff.  –Nick Carter, Visuals Coordinator