Rhode Island
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
PUERTO RICAN INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS AND ADVOCACY , INC.

The Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy, Inc., (PRIAA) is an outstanding 501-c3, non-profit organization dedicated to promote civic and cultural awareness for the Puerto Rican and Latino community through the performing and fine arts. PRIAA works with the state, city agencies, schools, universities, museums, gallery and existing organizations. They bring the best of the Caribbean traditions to the state of Rhode Island, Boston, Springfield Connecticut and Holyoke, MA., New York, and Puerto Rico.

OUR MISSION:
The Puerto Rican Institute for Arts and Advocacy, (PRIAA), was founded in 1994, which works adamantly to advocate for the Puerto Rican community, and Latinos in general. We strive to reach our communities with lessons to immerse them in a sense of pride of their cultural identity, their language, and at the same time acquire the commitment to maintain, develop, and transmit that pride generationaly. Our advocacy directs through the arts and expressions to maintain the heritage of the Puerto Rican population. We advocate for the respect we deserve as American citizens who contribute to the social, political, economic, and cultural well being of the entire nation. We strive to extend our culture to other Latino nationalities, as well as other nationalities, as an integral part our own culture, in particular the Caribbean culture- creating from our culture a cornerstone of communication among our population which lets us feel identified and proud of our cultural values and morals; of our race, our language, and our idiosyncrasy; as a point of union and brotherhood.

PRIAA runs a Caribbean Island Program in Rhode Island since 1995, and since 2012, through the Performing and Creative Arts as an integrated arts and academic facilities, have fostered the future 21st century leaders with Hartford Performs in partnership with the public school system in Connecticut.

I Have Worked With

  • August 2018

    2018-2019 Series of performance and workshop in Hartford, CT

     

  • August 2017

    2017-2018 Series of performance and workshop in Hartford, CT

     

  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Lydia
Job Title/Position: 
Founder and CEO
Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 8168
Warwick, RI 02888
Physical Address: 
P.O. Box 8168
Warwick, RI 02888
Last Name: 
Perez

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Ethnic
Dance - Folk
Dance - Traditional
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Humanities - History
Literature - Poetry
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - Children's
Music - Folk
Music - Traditional
Visual/Crafts - Decorative Arts
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Year Founded: 
1994
Populations Served: 
Families
General Public
School Groups
Languages Available: 
Spanish
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
24
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
NALAC
Rhode Island Foundation
Hartford performs
RITAC
Awards: 
2014 Rhode Island Council on the Arts- Investments in Arts & Culture Award
2007 Rhode Island Foundation Economic Development Award
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
Good auditorium or a big classroom
2 microphones and 3 chairs for School auditorium
4 microphones and 4 chairs for performance
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,800
Fee Range Maximum: 
$2,500
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
7
Maximum Number of Performers: 
10

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Dance
Music
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
“I have participated in the eight-hour Artists as Educators Seminar, Mapping the Journey: Planning Effective Residencies for Students developed by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.”
Fee Range Minimum: 
$1,000
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,700