Fall 2020 Update

All staff are working from home and the Youth studio will continue to be closed. All programs are virtual with the exception of RI Training School where we have started teaching in person again! We will continue to be working with Apprentices from Downtown and Nowell only this fall. Our latest project in the works…

Congrats Allam Mella, Daby Award Winner 2020

On Tuesday, July 28, Allam Mella was awarded the 2020 William K Daby ‘Find Life’s Surprises’ Award. This award is given annually in memory of Providence Journal photographer William Daby by his widow, Dot. The winner is always an AS220 Youth alum or member close to aging out. The prize is $1000 toward photography equipment…

Jason Colon Talks ‘Art of Survival’ at RITS

From Dave Dvorchak on AS220.org Jason Colon is the Site Manager for AS220 Youth at the Rhode Island Training school – the state’s juvenile detention facility. Normally, staff at AS220 Youth teach classes on a regular basis with youth at the RITS but, due to the ongoing pandemic, access has been restricted as of late….

Summer 2020 Update

For summer employees: If you’re looking for job info, you can find it in the Summer page in the main menu. Big thank you to everyone who advocated for the city summer jobs! Our virtual jobs program started July 13 and we’re already off to a great start working remotely with 50 young people throughout…

We need your help to advocate for youth summer jobs!

As you may know, there is a lot up in the air with the FY21 Providence city budget, due to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the programs in danger of being cut is One Providence for Youth Summer Employment, which each year funds 2,000 summer jobs, matching young people from the city of Providence with…

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…

Youth Studio Closed Through Spring Session

Following guidance from RIDE and the state, we have made the decision to keep our physical programming closed through the end of the Spring session. Spring session typically runs through the first week of June, followed by a planning period for Summer session. With this in mind, we have our sights on being back in…

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…