401Gives – Rhode Island’s Biggest Weekend of Giving Starts Today
March 31, 2023

401Gives 2023 is the biggest WEEKEND of giving in Rhode Island history.

Your support helps FirstWorks’ education programs expose students to creative thinking and empowers them to strive towards big goals. Be a part of the program! Donate to FirstWorks’ 401Gives campaign from Friday, March 31st at 6 AM through Monday, April 3rd at 6 PM.

“FirstWorks allows me to open some doors to my students that they wouldn’t otherwise be going through”
-Mary McMurtery, Arts Educator in Providence


Pictured above: Composer and musician Daniel Bernard Roumain engages with a group of high school students from JMW School for the Performing and Visual Arts at a FirstWorks arts education performance and Q&A. WaterFire Arts Center, September 2022. Photo credit: Erin X. Smithers

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