The Humanities Council has been impressed at the creative adaptation displayed by Rhode Island’s humanities sector in the past year to reimagine programs to connect communities in safe, engaging ways. We have been proud to support this work through our grantmaking program, and so we are pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for Spring 2021. Until April 1, we will be accepting applications for our Humanities in the Age of Social Distancing Project Grants program, which has already funded 16 pandemic-responsive projects across Rhode Island.
Through this program, the Council funds project grants that support individual scholars, film and other media makers, and cultural producers—as well as nonprofit humanities organizations—in the production of accessible projects that connect audiences with the public humanities in the age of social distancing. These projects may document and interpret the experience of the pandemic in Rhode Island, create or extend humanities-learning practices that have been amplified or emerged in response to the pandemic, or encourage audiences to explore topics relevant to social, cultural, and civic life in Rhode Island.
Applications are due via the Council’s grant portal Thursday, April 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm EST. Requests are capped at $2,000. Click here for application details and eligibility information.
This funding has been provided to the Humanities Council by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the federal CARES Act.
Click here to learn more about the project grants and operating support relief grants awarded by the Council in 2020.