The Council and the RI Center for the Book kicked off the 2015 Reading Across Rhode Island program with a packed house at the Pell Center at Salve Regina University on Saturday, January 31. This year’s selected book is Norwegian by Night by Derek B. Miller. The event previewed offerings of the EnRICHment program.
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.
The Council recently awarded $6,000 in mini grants to the projects listed below: Manton Avenue Project, $2,000 to TAG TEAM Project – Entrepreneurship Play. Funds support a playwriting program, performance, and community […]
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL, DECEMBER 13, 2014 • Tony Laroche Anyone struggling to find a good book for a holiday gift can appreciate the work of the committee that selects the title for […]
On Monday, November 17, 2014, state agencies, project managers, researchers, stakeholders, and funders celebrated Rhode Island’s first comprehensive shellfish management plan at the University of Rhode Island. The Humanities Council was proud to join the celebration as a funder of Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History, a resource created by the URI Coastal Institute to frame the Shellfish Management Plan within the history and culture of Rhode Island.
The Council recently awarded $12,000 in mini grants to the following projects…
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.
The Council honored Morris Nathanson, Holly Ewald, Vartan Gregorian Elementary School PTO’s I WAS THERE Project, and John McNiff and announced a new strategic plan to guide the organization’s work at the 2014 Celebration of the Humanities on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Biltmore Hotel Grand Ballroom in Providence.
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 […]
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.