Rhode Island Latino Arts Network - What is it?

In 2013 the Hispanic Heritage Committee will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary! The mission of our organization is to support Latino art, artists and cultural arts organization, and now we're taking it to heart by organizing community gatherings called the RI Latino Arts Network (RILAN).

Goals of the Rhode Island Latino Arts Network:

  • To provide a venue and opportunities for persons to engage in dialogue and exchange ideas with a focus on Latino artists and the arts in Rhode Island.
  • To examine and explore the programming of arts activities that meet the needs of the Latino community.
    To celebrate and feature individuals, projects and programs with a focus on Latino arts.
    To generate connections across an expanding network of individuals and groups who embrace the mission and goals of the RI Latino Arts Network and the Hispanic Heritage Committee of RI.

The RI Latino Arts Network does not exist to replicate those arts and cultural organizations that are already fulfilling specific roles and capacities in the Latino community. Rather RILAN is meant to be a supportive group of individuals that provides an opportunity to expand the arts in community settings and help to provide connections that can assist anyone seeking to get involved with the RI Latino community and its cultural arts activities.

Invited guests will include people from many walks of life: artists, arts educators and professors, museum directors and educators, arts council and tourism representatives, gallery owners and community arts activists.

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Here is a listing of past events:

  • 1st Gathering - KickOff event in conjunction with Community MusicWorks on May 17, 2013
2nd Gathering - ¡Mi Argentina! • Tango Night on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, which helped launch the first organization of Argentinos en Rhode Island!
3rd Gathering - Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Hispanic Heritage Month RI on September 19, 2013
4th Gathering - The opening of Vincent Valdez | The Strangest Fruit on October 18, 2013
5th Gathering - Networking with museum and gallery administrators and staff at ¡CityArts! Gallery on September 11, 2014
6th Gathering - Por El Amor del Arte ❤︎ on February 12, 2015. For details, go here

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