The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities is pleased to announce $8,000 in mini grant awards from the August 2022 application cycle to support to support public humanities projects. Read on for more details.
Awards to Individuals
Nicole C. Laliberté, $2000 to Les Souvenirs de Jeunesse
Supports the collection of oral histories from members of the French-Canadian community in Woonsocket, with a culminating panel discussion.
Gabriel Long, $2000 to Superman: A Building and its City
Supports research on Providence’s Superman Building through interviews and archival materials. The research findings will be shared publicly via an Instagram account and ultimately a feature-length documentary.
Nancy Newbury, $2000 to Sarah Osborn and the First Integrated School in the United Colonies
Supports research in the life of Sarah Osborn, an 18th-century Newport teacher and founder of a racially integrated school–possibly the first one in the British colonies. The research will culminate in a detailed report.
Awards to Organizations
Newport Art Museum, $2,000 to ¡Qué Vivan los Muertos! A Day of the Dead Celebration
Supports two storytelling workshops related to Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and a culminating celebration at the Museum.