The Humanities Council is proud to sponsor PVDFest (June 2-5), promoting Providence’s unique arts & humanities communities. Council grantees and partners are featured throughout the festival, and art installations featuring stories, connections, and the humanities will take place throughout the weekend.
The Humanities Council is proud to announce four distinguished awards to be presented at the 2016 Celebration of the Humanities on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Providence Public Library. The occasion will bring together community and business leaders, government officials, scholars, artists, and Rhode Islanders to raise funds to support the public humanities including culture, history, heritage, and civic education in our state.
Adrian Moore Trask, our talented Development & Communications Manager, will be moving with her family to New Mexico this summer. She leaves her position at the Council to further her career in the fields of the humanities and creative arts management. We will miss Adrian, but we know great things are ahead and look forward to staying connected. We are now accepting applications for a full-time Development & Communications Officer.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities welcomes Reenie Barrow, Daniel Cavicchi, PhD, and Rebecca R. Riley to its Board of Directors. The new members bring expertise in the areas of higher education leadership, philanthropy, scholarship, arts, and community engagement.
Elizabeth Francis, executive director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, shares discoveries from the Council’s approach to collaboration for addressing community and societal issues in Providence Business News’ One Last Thing
Congratulations to our 2016 Major Grant Awardees! Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea joined staff and board members from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and over 65 community, civic, and cultural leaders at the Rhode Island Historical Society’s Aldrich House in Providence to announce the Council’s Major Grants on Wednesday, April 20.
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming with RI Latino Arts was recently featured in the ALA Office of Public Programs 2015 Annual Report.
The Council is pleased to announce our most recent mini grant awards of almost $14,000 to 7 humanities projects across the state. Congratulations to our newest group of grantees!
Displays and educational sessions open to the public April 7 and 8 in Providence.
University of Rhode Island, Brown University, and the New School University partner with the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities to present a free one-day conference on the future of research-based journalism and long-form writing, on March 18, 2016, at the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence, as part of a year-long series titled, “What is the 21st Century Essay?,” a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes.