VSA Arts RI and The Arc of Blackstone Valley present:

The 25th Annual Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award Ceremony!
Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 6pm
Independence Square
500 Prospect Street
Pawtucket, RI


This year’s theme is focused on the following quote from Allen Ginsberg:
Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind

This year is also an important milestone for the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition and VSA Arts RI asked artists to consider the impact of living with a disability and to creatively share their thoughts through poetry. The poet who is honored with the first place award will received the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize. The event is free and open to all!



In March, we held the 2015 Annual Awards Celebration honoring staff, consumers, and community leaders for making a difference in the lives of others. Take a look at some of our recipients!

The Dimensions Program received the Team Service Accomplishment Award



Nicole Hicks received the Employee of the Year Award










Anna McLaughlin hands Joseph Tumidajski his Special Recognition Award 




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35th Annual Golf Outing and Live Auction
Join the fun on June 6th at the Pawtucket Country Club!
Click here to register for golf or the dinner at 5:30pm.

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ABLE Act signed into law! 

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