Please visit COVID.RISD.EDU for details and the latest updates on RISD’s reponse to COVID-19. To request an update to content on this site, please email

Community Relations

Artists and designers are vital contributors to the evolution of local and global communities. The Community Relations Office (located within the President’s Office) serves as a link between RISD and the local community by:

  • facilitating community partnerships
  • addressing inquiries from community members
  • acting as primary liaison to City of Providence municipal agencies
  • strengthening relationships with neighbors, nonprofit organizations, schools, civic organizations and businesses
  • catalyzing solutions to local social and economic challenges