AS220 Live Arts

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AS220’s LIVE ARTS performance spaces are unjuried and uncensored forums for the the arts. Live Arts offers every artist residing in our small state an opportunity to perform or exhibit their original work within our walls.

The program operates four performance spaces:

The venues host over 500 events every year and serve artists of all levels, providing a home for work in music, theatre, dance, film, literary arts, sound-art, performance art and forms that stretch genre conventions. The program is committed to creativity, accessibility and affordability; it strives to create incomparable experiences for our audiences as well as unique approaches to arts education that extend and deepen the venues’ programming.

In addition to events presented through the various performance spaces, Live Arts offers a wide range of workshops, classes, talk-backs and artist-talks that are aimed at developing skills, creating awareness and fostering creative critical discourse around and through the subject of performance.

The Live Arts program at AS220 sees itself as a facilitator of and cheerleaders for developing new, original, interdisciplinary art practices. To this end, we have a number of different artist residences designed to further develop Rhode Island as a major incubator for artist production in New England.

As part of ASS20’s mission to promote local talent, we also have a Community Curators program developed to help burgeoning artists find those with similar interests in the region.

Contact:

livearts@as220.org (general inquiry, not booking)

theatre@as220.org (theatre and performance art booking and residencies)

booking@as220.org (booking inquiries, please see booking request form)

dance@as220.org (dance studio inquiries and rentals)