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.
Congratulations to our newest mini grant awardees! The Council is pleased to announce 6 awards from the November mini-rant cycle totaling $10,500 to the following public humanities projects.
The humanities provide us with the tools to listen deeply, value differing perspectives, and broaden our world views. As 2016 comes to a close it can seem like the days on the calendar are flipping by at warp speed which is why we were honored to spend last week embarking on Sensory Week Newport – […]
Writer and historian Jane Gerhard takes us on a journey—exploring how the Aurea Ensemble’s blending of poetry and music weaves together a whole new kind of concert experience—asking audience members to suspend the urge to know, “what they are supposed to think,” in favor of enjoying the experience as a method for reflection and connection. “This is no mere sound collage or sentimental voice over,” Gerhard says. “The juxtaposition is far more dynamic than that.”
November 2016 • Congratulations to NEMA Excellence Award winners Marjory O’Toole of the Little Compton Historical Society and Lorén Spears of the Tomaquag Museum!
This month the Humanities Council joined forces with the Providence Athenaeum’s Salon Series to bring us writer Akiko Busch to share her thoughts on the 21st century essay and how it offers a form by which to link personal experience and observation with larger, more universal stories. Watch this space for a forthcoming podcast with the author.
On Thursday, October 6, 2016 – the Council honored Tom Roberts, senior lecturer in History at the Rhode Island School of Design and founding executive director of the Council, Lorén Spears, executive director of the Tomaquag Museum, Providence Children’s Film Festival, and Marta Martínez, executive director of Rhode Island Latino Arts, during the Celebration of the […]
Join historian and writer Jane Gerhard as she explores the ecological, social, industrial, and cultural history of her very own neighborhood through a whole new lens thanks to the essay in film and sound created by artists Erik Gould and Erik Carlson for this series. Follow along and stay tuned for a podcast interview with the artists coming soon.