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RISD provides students with the skills they’ll need to solve the world’s most pressing problems.

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At RISD we understand that art and design drive human progress and produce innovations that shape our world. We are deeply committed to building an inclusive community enlivened by a culture of risk-taking and critique. RISD’s creative leaders—faculty, students and alumni—are using their skills and imaginations to solve complex problems and make enduring contributions to global culture.

RISD fuels a lifelong passion for art and design and a determination to address the most important challenges of our time. We invite you to invest in RISD at this decisive moment. Together, we can make our world more equitable, more vibrant and more sustainable.

Change a life, transform a community, make the future. Thank you for your interest in supporting RISD.

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RISD invites you to come back to campus for some of its signature events or join us in cities around the world for special programming. Please follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for early notices of our events and email us at with questions or suggestions.

Please be sure to join us each year for:

  • Commencement + Reunion Weekend (June)
  • Summer Welcomes: Receptions for New RISD Students 
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Momentum — Spring 2023

Momentum, a magazine published by RISD's Division of Institutional Advancement, focuses on RISD’s growing culture of philanthropy and volunteer service.

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