Dear Friend of AS220,You’re invited to BUILDING AS220: PAST. PRESENT. FUTURE. on Monday, March 24th, 5:30pm at Trinity Repertory Company!
Founded in a one-room rental above the Providence Performing Arts Center in 1985 with a budget of $800, AS220 now owns three buildings in downtown Providence, representing an investment of $25 million. We now employ a staff of 60+, and are looked upon internationally as a model of sustainability in the non-profit arts sector. As impressive as all that sounds, what counts is that we’ve stayed true to our original mission as Rhode Island’s unjuried, uncensored, and all-ages forum and home for the arts, serving thousands of artists and reaching an audience of more than 40,000 each year.
It didn’t just happen. We could not have done it alone.
You performed on our stage.
You volunteered to work the door.
You hauled tons of rubble out of 115 Empire Street.
You hung posters and flyers around the city.
You contributed - sweat, time, ideas, and more.
You built AS220.
Now, we’re asking for your participation as we continue BUILDING AS220. Building AS220 to serve our community for the next 30 years, and beyond. More art. Expanded access. Greater equity. Learn how AS220 and the City of Providence have come so far from such humble beginnings! Discover the innermost workings of AS220, revealed to you live on stage, and find out how you can become involved! Behold our vision for the future: BUILDING AS220 and how we can all co-create it!
After, please join us at AS220 for a casual talkback and meet / greet with food and drink available.