Our Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

We're appreciative of your support.





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Our Community Partners

Mixed Magic Theatre
Providence Children’s Museum
Southside Cultural Center
Westerly Library
YWCA Rhode Island

Schools Participation - 2018

Bishop McVinney School
Broad Rock Middle School
Claiborne Pell Elementary
Delsesto Middle School
Dr. Martin Luther King School
(EBCAP) East Bay Community Action Program
Fishing Cove Elementary
Fort Barton Elementary
Frank E. Thompson Middle School
Frenchtown Elementary
George Hanaford Elementary
Gilbert Stuart Middle School
Hopkins Hill School
International Charter School
James Eldredge Elementary
Meadow Brook Farms
Meeting Street School
Mount Pleasant High School
Ocean State Montessori School
Nathaneal Greene Middle School
Peace Dale Elementary
Pell Annex at John F Kennedy
Providence College
Rockwell School
Roger Williams Middle School
Stadium School

The Learning Community
(UCAP) Urban Collaborative Acceleration Program
Wakefield Hills Elementary School
West Kingston Elementary



  • Providence Community Libraries

    Mount Pleasant

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.