Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

We're appreciative of your support.

 

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Our Community Partners

Direct Action For Rights And Equality

Florence Gray Center of Newport

Little Rest Storytellers

Mix Magic Theatre
Providence Children’s Museum

Rhode Island Latino Arts

Southside Cultural Center
Westerly Library
YWCA Rhode Island

Schools Participation - 2017
  • Achievement First Providence Mayoral Academy
    Broad Rock Middle School
    Delsesto Middle School
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary
    East Bay Community Action Head Start
    Fort Barton Elementary
    Frenchtown Elementary
    Ferri Middle School
    George R. Hanaford Elementary
    Hopkins Hills Elementary
    International Charter School
    James Eldredge Elementary
    John F. Horgan Elementary

    Mary E. Fogarty School
    Meadowbrook Farms Elementary
    Montessori Children House
    Meeting Street School
    Nathaniel Greene Middle School
    Ocean State Montessori School
    Pell Elementary
    Raymond C. LaPerche Elementary
    Robert L. Bailey IV Elementary
    Rockwell Elementary
    The Learning Community
    The Pennfield School
    The Sgt. Cornel Young, Jr. & Charlotte Woods Elementary
    Urban Collaborative Accelerated Program (UCAP)
    Wakefield Hill Elementary
    West Kingston Elementary School

     

    Libraries
    Rochambeau Library
    South Providence Library
    Wanskuck Library




About Us

 Our Mission:

 

Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the awareness, appreciation, and application of Black Storytelling in Rhode Island through performance, educational, and cultural experiences.

 

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 About RIBS:

 

Annually, RIBS presents FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling. This much anticipated and highly visible event is the flagship RIBS program and reaches a statewide audience of several thousand. The week long celebration is observed from Martin Luther King birthday (Monday) through the following Sunday, every January. Tellers present a variety of performances and workshops throughout the state of Rhode Island, from school performances for K-12 to intergenerational and family work shops, to evening spoken word and storytelling concerts for adult audiences.

 

In addition, RIBS tellers appear at numerous arts and community events throughout the year. The organization offers workshops in storytelling, writing, and related arts as a part of the development of the next generation of storytellers. And RIBS also presents professional development workshops for adults interested in enhancing cultural awareness, performances and communication skills.