March is a time of transition for the Council as board members who have completed their terms cycle on to new adventures. This month, we recognize the dedicated service of Polly Hutcheson, the Council’s first-ever two-year Chair, and Shawn A. Christian, PhD. We are so grateful for their inspiring service and know we will see […]
January 31, 2018 – The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has been awarded $35,000 by the Federation of State Humanities Councils for “Journalism, Democracy, and Community,” an initiative generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Pulitzer Prizes to examine the challenges faced by the media to inform people and […]
Saturday, January 27, 2018 — Reading Across Rhode Island, the state’s only One Book, One State community read program, kicked off its 16th season with the 2018 selection The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, a novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. A capacity crowd of teachers, librarians, community book group leaders and […]
Congratulations to the most recent mini grant awardees, the first of the FY18 funding cycle. The Council is pleased to announce five awards, totaling $9,100 to the following public humanities projects. Public Projects: Pawtucket School Department, $1,100 to Generation Citizen (Pawtucket 2018) Funds support the development and implementation of a middle school action-civics curriculum […]
As we start a new year, the Humanities Council is looking for a full time Operations Officer to join our dedicated and enthusiastic staff. This is a unique opportunity for a forward-looking manager to have an impact across the Council’s programs and partnerships.
Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 16th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Reading Across Rhode Island is a program of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for […]
Over the past six years, in cooperation with the Rhode Island Foundation (RIF) and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA), the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has collected information from our grantees via the Cultural Data Project, now called DataArts, to help us better understand the health and economic impact of […]
On Thursday, October 5, 2017 – the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities honored Judge Judith C. Savage, former RI Superior Court Judge and distinguished Jurist in Residence at Roger Williams School of Law, Len Cabral, International Storyteller, Little Compton Historical Society’s “If Jane Should Want to Be Sold” exhibit and programs, and Valerie Tutson, […]
Congratulations to the final two Mini Grant awardees of the FY17 funding cycle. The Council is pleased to announce two awards, totaling $4,000 to the following public humanities projects. Mini Grant to Nonprofit Congregation Beth Shalom, $2,000 to Aliyah from Rhode Island: A Photo-Text Exhibit and Panel Discussion Funds support the development and installation of […]
Judge Savage to receive 2017 Honorary Chairs’ Award for lifetime Achievement in the Humanities at Celebration of the Humanities on October 5.