Our mission is to nurture and strengthen the communities of northwestern Rhode Island and eastern Connecticut by offering opportunities for sharing creative experiences and celebrating our cultural resources. The organization supports educational and social programs involving the arts including visual art, music, dance, theater, folk art, and healing arts.
The seed for this undertaking had been planted in many people’s minds for quite some time. The conditions for the sprouting of our adventure took place in January of 1999. Eight people happened to be in the same place, at the same time, when someone said, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a place to gather and talk about art, listen to music, and be able to meet talented people?” Well, one idea turned into another and within 30 minutes a meeting was taking place that got the seed planted, watered, and growing.
The organization was incorporated in Rhode Island on Jan. 22,1999 as a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the development and support of cultural and artistic programs and events. fosteringArts.org is a 501(c) 3 Non-profit organization designated by the IRS. Contributions to fosteringArts.org are fully tax deductible. A Board of Directors governs the organization. Not all Directors or people on our committees are artists. Many have volunteered their talents in their given professions to help us meet our goals.
The artists that make it all happen: We are honored to shine a light on the artists, musicians, actors and community builders that we work with. Visit our Artist Gallery to view, appreciate and even purchase art and music from YOUR local artists. Art and music are magical gifts we can give our children and, if we allow it, can be transformational for all of us.