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.
Mark your calendars! The Council has updated the application schedule for both major and mini grants in 2014-2015. While the grant application itself will remain the same, please note the updated application deadlines below. Grant workshops on strategies for applying to a Council grant will be held in September. To learn more, please see our […]
Rhode Island Monthly features the Council’s pilot project, Rhode Tour, a mobile historical smartphone application developed in collaboration with the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage.
The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities welcomes Phoebe Bean, Winnie Brownell, and Angela Renaud to its Board of Directors. The new members bring expertise in the areas of education, library science, leadership development, and community engagement. In addition to the new board members, the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities elected its new board […]
Join us and humanities councils across the nation in telling Congress that the humanities matter. The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee is currently deliberating the FY 2015 funding bill for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the state humanities councils. Advocate for continued support by signing this letter from the Federation of the State Humanities […]