Friday, August 31, 2012

I'm pleased to announce:

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts is generously supporting RI Fiddle Project this year with a $5000 grant.  Through Woodlawn CDC, this grant will help the project continue to offer high-quality lessons and group classes with our Fiddlers-in-Residence as well as visits by great guest musicians.

RISCA also facilitated a RISCAfolk Gathering this year: gathering musicians, festival coordinators, venue managers, arts writers, and project managers in one place.  Here's to more gathering!

Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.

And that's not all!!  Rhode Island Fiddle Project will continue to receive generous funding this year from the Carter Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation.

And now that we are ready to roll for 2012-13, our goal this year is to meet and get to know more people like you so that we can continue our fiddling and leadership work with kids and community beyond this year!  Why do you think supporting this work is important?  And how can we best share what we're doing so that more people find out about it?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This calls for some "foot stomping!"

Funding support: Great News, part 1 of 3!

We are pleased to announce that Rhode Island Fiddle Project is the recipient of a grant of more than $9,000 from the Jubilation Foundation Fund of the Tides Foundation towards our 2012-2013 season.

Here are some of the reasons why RI Fiddle Project is a great fit with the Jubilation Foundation's work.

The Jubilation Foundation values organizations committed to:
  • on-going skill building
  •  overcoming barriers related to race and class
  • building community
  • creating a ripple effect
  • creating foot stomping public performances in a party-like atmosphere
  • engendering flat out joy

Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Camp's Day 1 Performance

For most of our performance, the audience at New Urban Farmers' "Garden of Life" in Pawtucket's Galego Court sat and listened.  

But for our final tune, they decided it was time dance along!   
The dancers helped bring the musical energy up right away.

Afterwards, Liz gave us a tour through the garden.  

Thanks to Bobbie Hunger for photographing the afternoon!