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 […]
In mid-May the Council launched three new Providence tours offering engaging ways to explore the city’s East Side, Downtown, and West Side. Rhode Tour is a joint initiative of the Council, Brown University’s Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage, and the Rhode Island Historical Society that brings history to life through stories, sounds, and images. […]
On Tuesday, the White House released its budget request for 2018. And as expected, it calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and other vital cultural programs. The administration is requesting $42 million for the NEH: an amount that represents the expenses required to shut down the agency and to honor preexisting […]
May 19, 2017 – The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities will honor Judge Judith C. Savage, Len Cabral, the Little Compton Historical Society, and Valerie Tutson at the 2017 Celebration of the Humanities. Judge Judith C. Savage, former RI Superior Court Judge and Distinguished Jurist in Residence at Roger Williams University School of Law, will […]
May 15, 2017 – The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities welcomes nine new members to its Board of Directors including Christina Bevilacqua, C. Alexander Chiulli, Esq., Elaine B. Fain, MD, Michael R. Fein, PhD, Jessica Kowal, Kenneth C. Newman, Julie Nora, PhD, Jonathan Stevens, and David Syroney, Esq., CTFA. The new members bring expertise […]
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is looking for a part-time Administrative Coordinator to join our team in early July 2017!