The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is accepting nominations for the 2014 Tom Roberts Prize for Creative Achievement in the Humanities.
Established in 2001 to honor the Council’s founding director, the Tom Roberts Prize is awarded annually to an individual or group whose work is distinguished by an innovative approach to the humanities. The award celebrates creativity in topics, disciplines, and formats that extend the field of the humanities. The Tom Roberts Prize recipient will be honored at the annual Celebration of the Humanities in October 2014. Additionally, they will receive a $2,000 honorarium.
Criteria for review by the panel may include (but are not limited to):
- Blends the wisdom and methods of the humanities in an inventive, original, and imaginative way with topics, disciplines, and formats not ordinarily associated with traditional humanities education.
- Reflects the humanities’ ability to inspire us to examine everything, searching for reasons, challenging accepted standards, interpreting what we see and what lies beneath the surface.
- Is distinguished by ingenuity, innovation, and public appeal.
Past recipients include Providence Athenaeum Director of Programs and Public Engagement Christina Bevilacqua, VSA Arts RI Executive Director Jeannine Chartier, and WaterFire creator and Artistic Director Barnaby Evans.
All nominations must be received by 5:00pm on March 31, 2014.