Throughout the year hundreds of renowned artists, designers, scholars and others visit RISD to speak and share their work. Their talks, along with a range of performances, openings and other special events, are open to the entire campus community and often the general public, too.

Upcoming events

Jan 23

Career Center Workshop | Finding & Applying for Grants

6:30 pm | event to be held at the RISD Career Center - 123 Dyer Street

Learn about all the steps you need to take in the grant application process. We will explore opportunities, review search directories and discuss the key components of applications. Resources and tips will be provided to help you begin your exploration, and you will gain valuable insights and confidence that will motivate you to apply to opportunities. You'll also understand the role of essays, budgets, timelines, references and more in the process. Be sure to bring specific questions you would like to address. RSVP at the link below:

Jan 24

Career Center Workshop | Career Resources for Freshmen

6:30 pm | Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Every step you take now will help you prepare for career opportunities throughout your time at RISD. Be ready for future internships, freelance work, exhibitions, awards and more. Don't miss out on the exceptional resources available to you at the RISD Career Center. Learn how to establish your career profile, develop your resume and post your work at RISD Portfolios. Be sure to use career advising to ask any question and figure things out. Discover the vast alumni network through LinkedIn and see firsthand the numerous career paths that are available to you. RSVP at the link below:

Jan 24

Glass Department | Hot Nights Event

7 pm | Metcalf Building

Join us in the hotshop this coming Wednesday to learn more about the RISD Glass department, meet the glass majors and faculty and celebrate this Wintersession in the warmth of the hotshop. We will be making glass-fired pizza! Please tell your friends and anyone interested in joining or taking a class in the RISD Glass department.

Jan 25

Opening Reception | Sculpture Triennial

6 pm | Woods-Gerry Gallery

The 2018 Sculpture Triennial reflects the experimental and interdisciplinary nature of the Sculpture department. This exhibition is structured to illuminate the importance of dialogue and collaboration among students with varying levels of experience. The organizing principle of the exhibition was put into practice by forming small working groups of sophomores, juniors and seniors. Each group developed a common conceptual theme and created individual works in dialogue with this theme. This process not only prompted deeper meanings and connections to emerge among each grouping of artwork but also created the conditions that allowed all the artists to benefit from witnessing the process of their peers. Sculpture can be limitless in possibilities, as it is a genre that reaches out across disciplines, while challenging spatial and temporal notions and pushing material concerns. However, there must be a departure point that initiates the process of making. The following themes compose the structure of this exhibition: multiplicity of balance; temporality and impermanence; modularity and site-specificity; systems of power, oppression, economy and narrative/central shared power source; how sculpture engulfs space; tactility and playfulness; interaction with systems and the otherworld; the body and its surroundings; a collection of artifacts, speculative and familial; and finally, rumbly tumbly, or synthesis of form in motion.

Jan 25

Opening | X: The 10th Annual Brown/RISD Dual Degree Exhibition

7 pm | Brown University Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Please join us for refreshments and live entertainment as we celebrate the 10th Annual Brown/RISD Dual Degree Exhibition, featuring work by students enrolled in the five-year BA/BFA program. The show will remain on view through February 18.

Jan 27

Career Center Workshop | NYFA Presents

12 pm | Met

Be a part of this exceptional workshop presented by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) on how to make it as a fine artist. Director of NYFA Learning, Felicity Hogan, and Judy Cai, Senior Program Officer, will cover essential topics including strategic planning, marketing, networking and identifying new career opportunities. This program is a rigorous blend of instruction, group interaction and networking. Every participant will also receive NYFA's book, The Profitable Artist. Space is limited so register early for your spot. RSVP at the link below: