May 1, 2020 – On Thursday, April 30, 2020 the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities hosted a virtual gathering for representatives from civic and cultural organizations around Rhode Island and announced a total of $140,000 in new grants for 15 humanities initiatives across the state. The announcement recognized Rhode Island’s remarkable humanities community and […]
November 2016 • Congratulations to NEMA Excellence Award winners Marjory O’Toole of the Little Compton Historical Society and Lorén Spears of the Tomaquag Museum!
JUNE 17, 2016 • Tom Roberts Prize Awardee Lorén Spears, executive director of the Tomaquag Museum in Exeter, featured in Providence Business News.
NOVEMBER 17, 2015 Rhode Island Public Radio features the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s production of “The Rant” by Andrew Case and its associated public forums, funded in part by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities. “The Rant” at the Gamm Theatre runs through December 13.
APRIL 15, 2015 The Rhode Island Historical Society has launched an ambitious project to tell the story of Rhode Island’s blacks in the 20th century, funded in part by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
JANUARY 5, 2015 •Tim Gray, chairman of the World War II Foundation, a council grantee, discusses his work to document stories of World War II veterans with Providence Business News.
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.”
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.
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.
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.