Reasons to Give

YOU can make a difference. Help lift Rhode Island through the arts! 


You can make the transformational power of the arts possible by supporting: 


You can enrich the lives of Rhode Island students. Your monthly or one-time tax-deductible gift can make possible: 

$15 per month– enables a student to participate in a workshop, having direct engagement with an artist 

$25 per month– allows a class to attend a virtual or live performance, giving them access to the creative process 

$50 per month – provides a teacher with training, impacting students for years to come  


You can help FirstWorks bring the greatest artists and thought-leaders of our time to Rhode Island – Jazz at Lincoln Center, Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and many more. Give the gift of experience with a donation that provides arts access for community members through partnership, free performances and festivals. 


You can support FirstWorks in leading local artists to the world-stage, commissioning new work and offering transformative opportunities for performing live and virtually – from our new outdoor concert series to PVDFest. Your gift can support Rhode Island’s creative economy, sustaining both artists and our community!