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.
Join us to celebrate and support the people and projects that make Rhode Island a vital place to live and work at the Celebration of the Humanities on Thursday, October 9, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Biltmore Hotel.
The Providence Journal caught RI Center for the Book Director, Kate Lentz, at her reading nook for Providence’s 2nd Annual PARK(ing) Day. This worldwide annual event brings together artists, designers, and citizens to transform metered parking spots into temporary mini parks. Photo credit: Kathy Borchers
Join us on September 13 at the Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI for a free introduction to the Rhode Tour mobile phone application. Dr. Sandra Enos will discuss her tour, Orphanages, Asylums and Almshouses, based on research on the history of Rhode Island’s places for its poor, vulnerable, delinquent, hearing impaired and disabled citizens. Utilizing compelling images and stories, this digital technology allows researchers, story-tellers and people who love our state’s places and people an engaging platform to share these resources.
AUGUST 16, 2014 The Providence Journal discusses a new documentary, “Above and Beyond,” by The World War II Foundation, headed by filmmaker Tim Gray, which tells the story of former Governor Bruce Sundlun’s World War II experience.
NEH “Standing Together” Grant Will Support Innovative Use of Theater to Inspire Community Discussion of Veterans’ Issues in Rhode Island, July 22, 2014 • Mia Lupo The Council awarded a special grant to The Pell Center at Salve Regina University to support a theatrical production of “Ajax”–a Greek tragedy set in the Trojan War–as a vehicle for opening […]
The Council recently awarded over $10,000 in mini grants to the projects listed below: Elemental Theatre Collective, $1,000 to A Brief History of the World and Everything in It. Funds support public post-performance discussions following the production of “A Brief History of the Earth and Everything in it (As Performed by Ms. LoPiccolo’s Third-Grade Drama Group from […]
Council board member Dr. Sandra Enos of Bryant University spoke about her motivation for developing a tour on the new Rhode Tour mobile application at a preview event last month. Read her remarks below to get an inside look at this new application and check out her tour: Orphanages, Asylums, and Almshouses. A few years ago, […]