Rhode Island Latino Arts

We promote, encourage and preserve the art, history, heritage and cultures of the Latino communities of Rhode Island

¿Que Pasa? | What’s Up?
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Rhode Island Latino Arts Celebrates 30 Years
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Latino Books Month | News
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Our Mission: We promote, encourage and preserve the art, history, heritage and cultures of the Latino communities of Rhode Island.
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Rhode Island Latino Arts was founded in 1988 as the Hispanic Heritage Committee and today is Rhode Island’s leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development and cultivation of Latino arts.

We celebrate and promote Latino art & artists through our Rhode Island Latino Artists Network events, and each year we coordinate the sharing of information and activities to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Through strategic partnering with local community organizations, including schools, libraries, museums and senior centers in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods of our urban centers – we ensure our mission’s fulfillment:
To raise awareness and preserve Latino arts, heritage and cultures in Rhode Island and to build community pride.
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Nuestras Raíces • Community Pláticas | Conversations
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The Latino Oral History Project of RI (Nuestras Raíces) was started in 1991. It is Rhode Island’s first oral history project that celebrates the stories of our Hispanic pioneers. Our research is on-going and we are always looking for community stories to add to our collection. More »
ANNOUNCING: The 2018-2019 Latino Books Month reading list! Click here »
Latino Books Month • RI Latinos Read Each year during the month of May, we encourage schools and libraries to participate in Latino Books Month. Young people can vote for their favorite bilingual book found on our list, and we promote Latino authors and illustrators as role models. We also offer an adult reading challenge.
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The first Spanish-English bilingual Rhode Tour app featuring RILA’s Nuestras Raíces was launched in June on 2015. Go here for more details »
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The Rhode Island Latino Artists Network (RILAN) is an initiative created by RILA to support, create and stimulate artistic activities and cultural interaction among Latino artists and non-Latinos. More »

Latino Artists Directory
The Latino Artists Directory is a listing of Rhode Island (and some neighboring New England states) Latino artists who are willing to share their art and traditions to a wider audience. Sign up if you are an artist, or see our list of local artists for your programs. More »

Latino Festivals & Events
A listing of events celebrating the art and culture of Rhode Island’s Latino community. Post your events or read what’s going on! More »

Cultural Groups and Community Resources
Visit this page for a listing of cultural groups and Latino organizations in RI More »

Hispanic Heritage Month »
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15-October 15. HHCRI was founded with the purpose of celebrating RI's diverse Hispanic or Latino Heritage. It is our signature community project as we continue to join states around the country to coordinate events honoring Latino culture & heritage during these dates. To participate contact us. To list your event for Hispanic Heritage Month, go here.
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 25118
Providence, RI 02905

Main Office Address:
393 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907
(401) 486-9095
E-Mail: info@rilatinoarts.org

La Galería del Pueblo
Cultural Center
209 Central Ave.
Central Falls, RI 02863
Executive Director and
Oral Histories Programs Director:
Marta V. Martínez

Performing Arts Programs Coordinator
Orlando Hernández

Latino Books Month Coordinator

María Cotto
Project Assistants
Joann Ayuso,
Community Walking Tours

Leandro “Kufa” Castro,
Performing Arts

Marcel Mascaró,
Theatrical Performing Arts

Yaruska Ordinola Pérez,
Arts & Humanities Programming
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Who We Are
❤︎ Volunteer | Wish List:
RILA is always looking for volunteers and donations of household items and for our various programs and activities.
Go here to learn more »
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RILA is proud to be a recipient of the 2018 Guidestar Platinum Seal of Transparency.
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RILA is a proud Partner Organization
at the Southside Cultural Center.
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