Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Venue
AS220

AS220 owns and enlivens 3 mixed-use buildings in Providence's reinvigorated downtown. Our buildings offer: 5 exhibition spaces, a performance space, a black-box theater, a dance studio, a youth outreach program, a recording studio, a print shop, black & white darkrooms, a media arts lab, a fabrication and electronics lab, 58 affordable residential and work studios, an AS220 owned and operated bar and restaurant, plus a handful of locally-grown non-profit and commercial tenants. AS220′s facilities and services are available to any artist in search of a place to exhibit, perform or create original work and our classes and public-access studios are among the most affordable in the nation. We guarantee every Rhode Island resident an opportunity to share their original creative work on our stage or in our galleries.

Each year, AS220 serves thousands of diverse creators and a growing audience numbering more than 93,000. Our Empire St Performance Space hosts approximately 625 performances annually, giving around 3,000 artists an opportunity to perform on the stage. Over the course of a year, our 5 visual art galleries showcase the original creative work of more than 100 Rhode Islanders in solo, 2-person and unjuried group shows; 100-150 individuals participate each month in affordable community classes and free learning activities with our public-access art studio programs, the AS220 Industries, and 475 youth, from among the state's most under-served, engage with our free arts education and job readiness programs.

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Shey
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Fax: 
401-454-7445
Mailing Address: 
95 Mathewson Street
#204
Providence, RI 02903
Physical Address: 
95 Mathewson Street #204
Providence, RI 02903
Last Name: 
Rivera
Phone: 
401 831 9327

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - General
Design - Graphic
Media - General
Media - Animation
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Digital
Media - Film
Media - Video
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Band
Music - New
Theater - General
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Improv
Theater - Variety / Vaudeville
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Visual/Crafts - Photography
Visual/Crafts - Printmaking
Year Founded: 
1985
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Centers
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Film Showings
Manufacturing / Fabrication
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Community
Residency - Production / Development
Venue Rental
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
3,000
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Venue Available for Rent/Use

Venue Name: 
AS220 performance space
Venue Type: 
Multi-Purpose Room
Venue Address: 
115 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903
Venue Phone: 
401 831 9327
Seasons Available: 
Spring
Summer
Winter
Fall
Venue Features: 
Green room
Movie screen/projection capabilities
Sound system
Venue Capacity: 
190
Trained Crew Available