For Community Partners

For groups and organizations who want to collaborate with RISD on community-focused work, our Center for Community Partnerships (CCP) connects you with potential partners across RISD—from faculty, students, staff and alumni, to the RISD Museum, the Career Center, RISD Research, Continuing Education and others.

Throughout each year we create opportunities to engage in projects spanning topic and scope. These partnerships include academic studios, public and civic engagement opportunities, K-12 educational programming and event sponsorship.

Current community partners

We engage with a wide range of organizations, nonprofits, schools and government agencies based in Providence and the surrounding area, including:

  • AAA NorthEast
  • The Avenue Concept
  • Beautiful Day
  • Born to Rise
  • Cape Cod Museum
  • City Arts!
  • Dean Hotel
  • DesignxRI
  • Direct Action For Rights And Equality
  • DownCity Design
  • Downtown Neighborhood Association
  • Festival Ballet
  • Fringe Fest
  • Gallery Night Providence
  • Garden City Center
  • Hattie Home
  • Haus of Glitter
  • House of Codec
  • Junior Achievement of Rhode Island
  • Justice Assistance
  • Manissean Community
  • The Muse Foundation
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • New Urban Arts
  • One Neighborhood Builder
  • Partnership for PVD Parks (P3)
  • Providence After School Alliance
  • Providence Biennial for Contemporary Art
  • Providence Children's Film Festival
  • Providence Children’s Museum
  • Providence ¡CityArts! For Youth
  • The Providence Foundation
  • Providence Student Union
  • RI Black Film Festival
  • RI Black Storytellers
  • RI Judiciary
  • RI Latino Arts
  • RIDOH Academic Institute
  • Social Enterprise Greenhouse
  • Stages of Freedom
  • The Steel Yard
  • Tomaquag Museum
  • What Cheer Flower Farm
  • Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council (WRWC)
  • Youth Pride Inc.