The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is pleased to announce $5,525 in mini grant awards from the August 2021 application cycle to support to support three public projects ranging from a storytelling circle event, to a breakdance program, to a multimedia installation. Read on for more details.
Public Project Grants
Coalition Center for Environmental Sustainability (CC4ES), $1,525.00 to CC4ES Museum of Silenced Histories: Community Storytelling Circle
Supports a storytelling circle event for Providence’s diverse, intergenerational communities—particularly those whose voices have been marginalized and underrepresented— to celebrate the autumn harvest through storytelling and food.
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association, $2,000 to Leggwork Productions Fall Bboy / Girl Dance Workshops
Supports a free 10-week breakdance instruction program for 8-to-17-year-olds at community centers in Providence and Pawtucket. The program includes lectures exploring the history and culture of breakdance.
UPP Arts, $2,000 to Unpolished Echoes
Supports scholarship and materials as part of Unpolished Echoes, a multimedia installation at Roger Williams Museum of Natural History that explores the natural and cultural histories of Mashapaug Pond in Providence.