With a long and proud history of promoting the humanities in public life, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities looks forward to supporting this new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities–The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.
JANUARY 5, 2015 •Tim Gray, chairman of the World War II Foundation, a council grantee, discusses his work to document stories of World War II veterans with Providence Business News.
The Council recently awarded $6,000 in mini grants to the projects listed below: Manton Avenue Project, $2,000 to TAG TEAM Project – Entrepreneurship Play. Funds support a playwriting program, performance, and community dialogue for 5th graders from William D’Abate Elementary School in Olneyville. The tag team play will focus on the theme of ethical entrepreneurship, and will […]
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, DECEMBER 13, 2014 • Tony Laroche Anyone struggling to find a good book for a holiday gift can appreciate the work of the committee that selects the title for the annual Reading Across Rhode Island. While you may be choosing a story that will satisfy picky Uncle Morris, the committee is trying to peg […]
On Monday, November 17, 2014, state agencies, project managers, researchers, stakeholders, and funders celebrated Rhode Island’s first comprehensive shellfish management plan at the University of Rhode Island. The Humanities Council was proud to join the celebration as a funder of Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History, a resource created by the URI Coastal Institute to frame the Shellfish Management Plan within the history and culture of Rhode Island.
NOVEMBER 13, 2014 The Warwick Beacon reports on the Rhode Island Shellfishing Management Plan, dubbed a “groundbreaking public-private analysis of one of the state’s signature industries.”
The Council recently awarded $12,000 in mini grants to the following projects…
NOVEMBER 5, 2014 The Newport Mercury discusses the Pell Center’s production of “Ajax,” supported by a special grant from the Council as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War” special initiative.
Applying for a grant from the Council? Remember that Monday, November 3, at 5:00pm is an important deadline for both our Major and Mini Grants Programs. The Major Grant Program, for requests over $2,000, invites nonprofit organizations and schools to apply for funding in support of public projects, documentary films, and civic education initiatives beginning […]
The Council honored Morris Nathanson, Holly Ewald, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School PTO’s I WAS THERE Project, and John McNiff and announced a new strategic plan to guide the organization’s work at the 2014 Celebration of the Humanities on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel Grand Ballroom in Providence.