March is a time of transition for the Council as board members who have completed their terms cycle on to new adventures. This month, we recognize the dedicated service of Polly Hutcheson, the Council’s first-ever two-year Chair, and Shawn A. Christian, PhD. We are so grateful for their inspiring service and know we will see […]
January 31, 2018 – The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities has been awarded $35,000 by the Federation of State Humanities Councils for “Journalism, Democracy, and Community,” an initiative generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in partnership with the Pulitzer Prizes to examine the challenges faced by the media to inform people and […]
Saturday, January 27, 2018 — Reading Across Rhode Island, the state’s only One Book, One State community read program, kicked off its 16th season with the 2018 selection The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, a novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. A capacity crowd of teachers, librarians, community book group leaders and […]
Congratulations to the most recent mini grant awardees, the first of the FY18 funding cycle. The Council is pleased to announce five awards, totaling $9,100 to the following public humanities projects. Public Projects: Pawtucket School Department, $1,100 to Generation Citizen (Pawtucket 2018) Funds support the development and implementation of a middle school action-civics curriculum […]
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.