December 23, 2020 – The Humanities Council is pleased to announce the recipients of mini grants from the November 2020 grant cycle. Awardees include organizations and an individual researcher. Read on for more details.
Archiving Gallery Night Providence
$2,000 to Gallery Night Providence
Supports the hiring of a professional archivist to process, catalogue, and contribute oral histories to Gallery Night’s organizational archive. Audiences will connect with these activities through website content and virtual public programs.
Invoice for Emotional Labor
$2,000 to Christopher Johnson / The Wilbury Theatre Group
Supports Invoice for Emotional Labor, a new, educational multimedia performance workshop. Written by Christopher Johnson, Invoice for Emotional Labor explores contemporary terms and conversations around race and racism through performance and lecture, and concludes with audience talk-backs and discussions.
Inspiring Civic Action Programming for Rhode Island Youth
$2,000 to Close Up Foundation
Supports 30 low-income, underrepresented Rhode Island high students’ participation in Close Up’s national Inspiring Civic Action: Justice and Equity virtual education program.
South County Voices in COVID: An Oral History Project
$2,000 to Sophia Richter / University of Rhode Island
Supports the collection of oral history interviews from South County residents about their pandemic experiences. These interviews will ultimately be contributed to the online RI COVID-19 Archive helmed by the Providence Public Library and Rhode Island Historical Society.
$1,500 to Selena Marshall
Supports research for a documentary on the Black Repertory Theater of Providence, or Black Rep (1996-2009).