From Woonsocket to Westerly, our local arts and preservation community has been an economic engine that has been creating good jobs, boosting our state’s tourism efforts, and improving quality of life for all Rhode Islanders for many years. As we embark on a statewide effort to recover from the devastating impact brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to make sound investments in our proven assets.
We already know that investments in Rhode Island’s creative economy work.
In 2014, voters overwhelmingly approved the Creative & Cultural Economy Bond Measure, a $35 million initiative to support capital improvements to the cultural infrastructure of Rhode Island.
The results of the 2014 bond measure speak for themselves: