Fellow Year 1

Shey Rivera

Providence, RI

Shey Rivera is the Artistic Director of AS220 and is a multi-genre artist. Rivera focuses on community engagement, cultivating partnerships, and strategic planning. Rivera was part of the founding team of Festival de la Palabra in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 2010 (the largest literature festival in Puerto Rico, still ongoing), and reactivated the historic Museum House Concha Melendezin San Juan with literary arts programming. Rivera serves in Congressman Jim Langevin’s Art & Culture Advisory Committee, Mayor Elorza’s Art & Culture Transition Team, Downtown Providence’s Parks Conservancy Advisory Committee, Sophia Academy’s Board of Directors, and Providence Cultural Equity Initiative.

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