On Monday, November 17, 2014, state agencies, project managers, researchers, stakeholders, and funders celebrated Rhode Island’s first comprehensive shellfish management plan at the University of Rhode Island. The Humanities Council was proud to join the celebration as a funder of Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History, a resource created by the URI Coastal Institute to frame the Shellfish Management Plan within the history and culture of Rhode Island.
NOVEMBER 13, 2014 The Warwick Beacon reports on the Rhode Island Shellfishing Management Plan, dubbed a “groundbreaking public-private analysis of one of the state’s signature industries.”
The Council recently awarded $12,000 in mini grants to the following projects…
NOVEMBER 5, 2014 The Newport Mercury discusses the Pell Center’s production of “Ajax,” supported by a special grant from the Council as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War” special initiative.
Applying for a grant from the Council? Remember that Monday, November 3, at 5:00pm is an important deadline for both our Major and Mini Grants Programs. The Major Grant Program, for requests over $2,000, invites nonprofit organizations and schools to apply for funding in support of public projects, documentary films, and civic education initiatives beginning […]
The Council honored Morris Nathanson, Holly Ewald, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School PTO’s I WAS THERE Project, and John McNiff and announced a new strategic plan to guide the organization’s work at the 2014 Celebration of the Humanities on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel Grand Ballroom in Providence.
Join us to celebrate and support the people and projects that make Rhode Island a vital place to live and work at the Celebration of the Humanities on Thursday, October 9, 6:00-8:00pm, at the Biltmore Hotel.
The Providence Journal caught RI Center for the Book Director, Kate Lentz, at her reading nook for Providence’s 2nd Annual PARK(ing) Day. This worldwide annual event brings together artists, designers, and citizens to transform metered parking spots into temporary mini parks. Photo credit: Kathy Borchers
Join us on September 13 at the Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI for a free introduction to the Rhode Tour mobile phone application. Dr. Sandra Enos will discuss her tour, Orphanages, Asylums and Almshouses, based on research on the history of Rhode Island’s places for its poor, vulnerable, delinquent, hearing impaired and disabled citizens. Utilizing compelling images and stories, this digital technology allows researchers, story-tellers and people who love our state’s places and people an engaging platform to share these resources.
AUGUST 16, 2014 The Providence Journal discusses a new documentary, “Above and Beyond,” by The World War II Foundation, headed by filmmaker Tim Gray, which tells the story of former Governor Bruce Sundlun’s World War II experience.