Creative & Cultural Economy Bond Initiative workshop – Newport

RISCA-logoRhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA)
Monday, October 27, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue Newport, RI

In November Rhode Islanders will have an opportunity to approve a $35 million Creative and Cultural Economy bond issue. Ballot Question #5, if passed, will provide $5 million for historic preservation projects and $30 million in support for capital improvements to Rhode Island’s cultural infrastructure, including $6.9 million in competitive capital improvement grants to arts and cultural organizations.

RISCA is holding a series of community discussions on this important voter initiative. We hope you can join us for one of these discussions. Please take a moment to RSVP below, and share this message with your friends.

Click Here to Register To Attend Newport Workshop

Click here to view other Workshops in Westerly, Pawtucket, Warren and Providence

What is Question 5?

Passage of Question 5 would authorize the state to borrow $35 million to support improvements and construction at arts facilities and historic sites around the state. In addition to the nine performing arts organizations named in Question 5, the bond would fund a competitive matching grant program for other eligible arts facilities across the state.

Question 5 also provides $5 million for State Preservation Grants which repair historic buildings open to the public. These are places we use daily: town halls, theaters, museums, park structures, libraries and other community sites. The highly successful program has been dormant since 2008 due to a lack of funds.

For more details about QUESTION 5 go to

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