NEH “Standing Together” Grant Will Support Innovative Use of Theater to Inspire Community Discussion of Veterans’ Issues in Rhode Island, July 22, 2014 • Mia Lupo The Council awarded a special grant to The Pell Center at Salve Regina University to support a theatrical production of “Ajax”–a Greek tragedy set in the Trojan War–as a vehicle for opening […]
The Council recently awarded over $10,000 in mini grants to the projects listed below: Elemental Theatre Collective, $1,000 to A Brief History of the World and Everything in It. Funds support public post-performance discussions following the production of “A Brief History of the Earth and Everything in it (As Performed by Ms. LoPiccolo’s Third-Grade Drama Group from […]
Council board member Dr. Sandra Enos of Bryant University spoke about her motivation for developing a tour on the new Rhode Tour mobile application at a preview event last month. Read her remarks below to get an inside look at this new application and check out her tour: Orphanages, Asylums, and Almshouses. A few years ago, […]
On Thursday, October 9, 2014 the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities will honor Morris Nathanson, interior designer, artist, and civic visionary, Holly Ewald, founder of the Urban Pond Procession, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School PTO’s I WAS THERE Project, and John McNiff, Park Ranger at Roger Williams National Memorial, at the 2014 Celebration of the Humanities.
As executive director, Elizabeth Francis promotes civic engagement, culture, and history for the Council. Appointed in 2013 to the board of what is now the R.I. Commerce Corporation, Francis co-authored a strategic plan for Rhode Island’s creative and cultural economy. She discusses with the Providence Business Journal how the humanities can be an economic driver in Rhode Island.