About Us



“Rhode Island’s Clearinghouse for Authentic Cultural Expression, Experience and Investment.”

The Providence Cultural Equity Initiative (PCEI) is a Cultural Consultancy Firm based in Providence, Rhode Island that promotes & cultivates Cultural Equity in the sectors of Education, the Arts, Tourism and Food & Beverage through the means of Advocacy, Awareness, Cultural Development and Consultation. The Mission of PCEI is “to lead the development of Rhode Island’s Cultural Sector & Economy”.  The Vision of PCEI is “to be the premier Clearinghouse for authentic cultural expression, experience, and investment in the northeast United States”.

PCEI’s Value Proposition is two-pronged and is rooted in an intimate and well-established affiliation with and understanding of the Cultural Sector & Economy.  This relationship allows PCEI to serve as a Platform for informing, educating and presenting opportunities for authentic Cultural Communities and Cultural Practitioners, to raise awareness about and support for their cultural expressions and resources, in a manner that is both culturally appropriate and economically sustainable.  Simultaneously, it enables PCEI to serve as a Clearinghouse for organizations, institutions, businesses, stakeholders and enthusiasts interested in engaging with, investing in and supporting authentic cultural expressions and experiences, in a manner that is both respectful and impactful.  Ultimately, this combination positions PCEI to serve as both a cultural and brand Ambassador for the State on both national and international levels.

PCEI’s Innovation Team Members utilize their knowledge, skills and local, regional, national and international relationships to raise the cultural capital and value of Rhode Island.  PCEI achieves this goal by highlighting and cultivating the expressions and heritage of the State’s marginalized Cultural Communities and Cultural Practitioners, in a manner that serves to equitably educate, inform and better the Rhode Island community and abroad.  In this fashion PCEI serves as the bridge that connects Rhode Island’s communities to create a brighter future for us all.

PCEI offers a range of support products and services that include:

  • Audio/Visual Production
  • Community Engagement
  • Convening
  • Cultural Equity & Nonviolence Workshops & Training
  • Cultural Placemaking
  • Event Planning & Management
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Organizational Development Consulting
  • Project/Program Advisement, Development, Managament & Implementation
  • Public Speaking

For a complimentary consultation on how PCEI can best serve your cultural development needs, contact us at hello@provcei.org





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