Rhode Island Council for the Humanities hosts its annual Celebration of the Humanities each October to mark National Arts & Humanities Month. The event celebrates the people and projects that make Rhode Island a vital place to live, and recognizes the work of extraordinary members of Rhode Island’s public humanities community. Proceeds from the event support culture, history, education, and civic engagement in our state.
The Celebration of the Humanities will take place on Thursday, October 4th at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. This year the Celebration theme is Bridge, focusing on how the humanities link diverse communities, increase access to culture and education, span understanding the past and imagining the future, connect to societal challenges, and strengthen the ties between information, awareness, and democracy.
The 2018 honorees for the for the Honorary Chairs’ Award for the Lifetime Achievement in the Humanities, the Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities, the Innovation in the Humanities Award, and the Public Humanities Scholar Award will be announced in early June. Learn more about last year’s inspiring honorees here and find a listing of past honorees below.
Sponsor the Celebration of the Humanities
Proceeds of the Celebration of the Humanities benefit public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. For more information about sponsorship and/or program book ads call 401-273-2250 or email email@example.com.
Invitation Inclusion: July 27, 2018
Program Inclusion: September 14, 2018
Thank You to Our 2017 Celebration Sponsors!
Joan & Richard Abrams
Alex and Ani
Allegra Marketing Print Mail – Providence
Reenie & Bob Barrow
Campus Fine Wines
Barry & Elaine Fain
Polly Hutcheson & George Rice
Chap & Ethel Hutcheson
Beechie Hutcheson Kampmann
Kate & Howard Kilguss
Jessica L. Kowal & Aaron Q. Weinstein
Judy Barrett Litoff
Matt Ferrara Photography
McLaughlin & Moran, Inc.
Julie Nora & Alfredo Sosa
Ocean State Institute of Internal Auditors
Jean & Mark Patiky
The Providence Athenaeum
Sarah B. Richardson & Craig Richardson
Roger Williams University
The University of Rhode Island – Office of the President, College of Arts & Sciences, Research & Economic Development, Center for the Humanities, and University Libraries
William & Alison Vareika
Connie Worthington & Terry Tullis