Giving Tuesday 2021

Support WaterFire for Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 30, 2021

WaterFire Providence is back after the most challenging time in our organization’s history. This 2021 season brought our community together again to witness the world renowned art experience unique to our region. By lighting the first fires in 18 months this past September we signaled to Providence that we are ready to guide our community to economic recovery in a safe and intentional manner. 

Our recovery is slow and we are still feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic every day, both as a result of the gravity of the impact it had on our organizational budget and the fact that the pandemic is still far from over. WaterFire is committed to being a part of the solution and has partnered with the Rhode Island Department of Health to deliver safety messaging to all who attend. 

Our partnership with RIDOH allowed us to facilitate the distribution of 154 vaccine doses, 100s of tests, and 1000s of protective face masks across at 5 events this season. This partnership has presented an opportunity for us to do our part in actively ending the pandemic. 

Despite the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our organization, we never once stopped delivering the programming vital to our mission. The productions, exhibitions, installations and artist vendor markets have totaled over 300 since March of 2020.