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 […]
Council grantee, The Providence Student Union (PSU), received an Advocacy Award from the Rhode Island Foundation this month for its public policy advocacy effort to increase the number of students who qualify for free bus service to and from school.
MAY 23, 2014 • Marta V. Martínez, executive director of Rhode Island Latino Arts, discusses the evolving goals of her organization with Providence Business News.
Rhode Island Monthly features the Council’s pilot project, Rhode Tour, a mobile historical smartphone application developed in collaboration with the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities welcomes Phoebe Bean, Winnie Brownell, and Angela Renaud to its Board of Directors. The new members bring expertise in the areas of education, library science, leadership development, and community engagement. In addition to the new board members, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities elected its new board […]
Join us and humanities councils across the nation in telling Congress that the humanities matter. The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is currently deliberating the FY 2015 funding bill for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the state humanities councils. Advocate for continued support by signing this letter from the Federation of the State Humanities […]
Archival materials from 40 years of Council funded humanities projects are now available online! Check out the new Digital Library: Special Anniversary Edition, featuring three thematic exhibits: The Lively Experiment, Our Stories, Our Rhode Island, and Place Making. We are delighted to feature a select number of grant products from over four decades of public humanities projects […]
APRIL 19, 2014 • The Providence Journal discusses the Freedom Project, which aims to bring people who have been marginalized by the criminal justice system out of the shadows, so their stories may shed light on the injustices perpetrated within the system.