$146,132 IN GRANTS AWARDED TO 16 HUMANITIES INITIATIVES Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and grantees gathered Thursday to celebrate the role of humanities in civic life PROVIDENCE, RI — Thirty representatives from civic and cultural organizations around Rhode Island gathered at the Tiverton Public Library Thursday as the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities […]
Saturday, April 8, 2017 – On a beautiful spring afternoon, hundreds of Rhode Islanders poured into McVinney Auditorium in Providence for the 15th annual Reading Across Rhode Island program with Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Honorary Co-Chair Judge Judith Colenback Savage opened the event commenting that this […]
Thursday, April 6, 2017 – Rhode Island has a long history of leading the way when it comes to taking a stand for the value of the arts and humanities in the civic life of our nation. Last week this tradition continued under the leadership of Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) who brought forward a Special Order […]
Submit your nominations to honor the work of extraordinary members of the public humanities community! The Council invites YOU to submit nominations for the 2017 Celebration of the Humanities awards, to be presented in October 2017. The 2017 Celebration will focus on how the humanities bring us together through stories that make connections not widen differences, […]
Reading Across Rhode Island, now in its 15th year, is an engaging, state-wide community read program of the Rhode Island Center for the Book at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. On April 8, 2017 Bryan Stevenson, author of the 2017 Reading Across Rhode Island selection Just Mercy, will give a keynote lecture about the value of proximity […]
In the final installment of the Pulitzer in RI series, Pulitzer-Prize winning science journalist and professor Dan Fagin joined us for a taping of “Story in the Public Square.” He and co-hosts Jim Ludes, executive director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, and G. Wayne Miller, reporter at the Providence Journal, discussed the role of journalism in the 21st century and the need to develop stories that engage with audiences–readers, listeners, tweeters–as citizens.
“Story in the Public Square” airs on Rhode Island PBS in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts on Sundays at 11:00 am and is rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 pm. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 am and 6:30 pm ET and Sundays at 1:30 am and 12:30 pm ET on SiriusXM’s popular “POTUS: Politics of the United States” show on Channel 124.
Sunday, January 29, 2017 — Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s only One Book, One State community read program, kicked off its 15th year with the 2017 title Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. 300 people from all corners of the state packed the auditorium of the Providence Public Library to capacity for an engaging, genuine, and […]
Recently, the Washington, DC, publication The Hill reported on possible plans by the Trump Administration to eliminate federal funding for the arts and humanities. Ever since, we here at the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities (RICH) and our colleagues at the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) have heard from cultural advocates […]
Expansion Arts Program Coordinator 2017-2019 Supported by a collaboration among the Rhode Island Foundation, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the Expansion Arts Program (EAP) offers funding and organizational assistance to community-based, culturally diverse arts and cultural organizations. EAP supports small organizations whose programs and […]
Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s only One Book, One State community read program kicks off its 15th year by inviting everyone to join in the reading of Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.