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.
Author, Taylor M. Polites This October, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities invites all Rhode Islanders to support culture in our communities at their annual celebration. This year, the Council is focusing on proximity in culture-making, the closeness that results from investigating and sharing our human story. Storytelling is an important part of my […]
Congratulations to our newest Mini Grant awardees! The Council is pleased to announce 6 awards from the May Mini Grant cycle totaling $12,000 to the following public humanities projects. Individual Researcher Grant David H. Wells, $2,000 to Echoing Histories Funds support the editing phase of a documentary film exploring the complex social identity and art of scholar […]
Please join us in congratulating SueEllen Kroll, director of grants and strategic partnerships, on her new position as program officer for arts and creativity at the Barr Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in New England. As director of grants and strategic partnerships at the Council, SueEllen has been the standard bearer of grass-roots […]
June 1, 2017 – Yesterday, over 100 people gathered under the rotunda of the Rhode Island State House to honor and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). Our Executive Director Elizabeth Francis was pleased to join in the speaking program – offering this creative […]