The Arts and Culture Program at URI Providence Campus presents a diverse spectrum of visual and performing arts programming. The programs raise public awareness about social justice issues affecting our world, especially in the urban community setting, and celebrate cultural diversity in order to promote understanding and teach nonviolence.
Projects involve students from the University in service learning experiences, working with individuals and groups of all ages, and ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds from the community. Students are actively engaged in research, visual arts, and performance, and as audience members. The program offers opportunities to present the artwork and performances by URI students, staff, faculty and alumni and that of the general public, and to introduce the work of local and international professional visual and performing artists to an audience who may not regularly attend arts events.
Our programs foster interdisciplinary learning and collaboration among many departments and academic disciplines within the University. It also brings together collaborative partners from community social service agencies, arts institutions, and area schools to expand the educational resources.
URI Providence Campus Gallery is a member of Gallery Night Providence, with receptions on the third Thursday of the month. Events are held on the URI Providence Campus located at 80 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island 02903.