Art in the face of injustice

The artists of all ages at AS220 have come together to respond to racial injustice in recent weeks. Enjoy the work that artists of AS220 and the greater Providence community have been creating.

What We’re Listening To

What we’re listening to in these dark times… These tracks were all created at AS220 Youth, by Rhode Island youth! Zukrewe is the artist name for music created by AS220 Youth members for Futureworlds. Music and especially youth voices are keeping us going this constant struggle. #blacklivesmatter THE GODDESS, THE CAT & THE TRAP HOUSE…

NLA Arts Week Photography

Last week was the first ever virtual Arts Week! Nowell Leadership Academy students chose between Photography and Music Production/Songwriting crews to spend their week in. Media Arts Coordinator AM Andrade shared some of his students’ work from home. He acknowledged the challenges of creating the magic of Arts Week remotely, but had a great response…

NLA Blog: Mural Makers & Interdisciplinary Design Making at Home

Recent work from Nowell Leadership Academy Apprentices I’m Alive by Daniel Baya 4/9/20 I’m alive and i’m breathing  Maybe I’m here for the right reason All my life i’ve taken a beaten  But i’m still unbeaten  I grew up a little too fast  I was just trying to run away from my past  Eventually that…

Visuals Blog: Art Response

Visuals Apprentices have been creating work at home. One of their recent assignments asked them to respond to a piece of art found in a museum of their choice. The assignment was inspired by a recent social media trend of recreating famous works of art at home under hashtags like #MetTwinning #tussenkunstenquarataine #betweenartandquarantine and more….

RITS Blog: Photos & Poems

Some of our most talented artists are working from inside the RITS! Check out work from Winter session workshops with teaching artists AM Andrade, Devin Porter, and Saulo Castillo.

Dance Blog: Critique Week

This session’s critiques were amazing! We want to give a huge thank you to Edgar Viloria of 3 Live Dance Company who stopped by and gave our young dancer’s some great advice on how to improve their form and stage presence. The youth took the time to ask clarifying questions and see where they might…

We need your help…

Please contact your General Assembly State Reps and ask for AS220 Youth’s DCYF funding to be reinstated! Effective Jan 1, 2020, the RI Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) informed AS220 that — due to DCYF departmental budget overruns — they would not be renewing AS220 Youth’s two contracts with the department, totaling $74,276 annually….

February Mic Madness

Mic Madness is back Wednesday February 26! Make sure to sign up for the competition before then by emailing Please note the 4-7pm time slot!

NLA Crew Blog: Arts Week

We definitely wrapped up one of the best Arts Weeks today with Nowell Leadership Academy bringing their talents, skills and a lot of hard work over the course of the week. NLA Apprentices (pictured above) did their work hours at the Downtown studio, coming in each morning to work on their art assignments. Students worked…