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.
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!