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.
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.
Mark your calendars! The Council has updated the application schedule for both major and mini grants in 2014-2015. While the grant application itself will remain the same, please note the updated application deadlines below. Grant workshops on strategies for applying to a Council grant will be held in September. To learn more, please see our […]