The Council’s Mini Grant Program funds individual researchers, nonprofit organizations, and schools with grants of up to $2,000 to support public humanities projects, documentary film, civic education initiatives, and individual research. Recent grants were awarded to:
Supports in-person and virtual programming, including a panel and student workshops, with artists, scholars, students, and local refugee populations related to the multimedia theater piece Cartography. Recordings of the programming will then be used to create a Virtual Learning module for distribution to educators statewide.
Providence Community Library, $2,000
Power, Privilege & Social Justice: The History of African American Civil Rights in Providence, RI
Supports three virtual multimedia lectures and discussions, a reading list, and a library guide on the history and struggle for African-American civil rights in Providence from the 18th century to the present.
Newport Art House / Newport County Development Council, $1,950
Future: A Visualization
Supports Newport Art House programming focused on exploring and elevating African, PoC, and African American experiences in Newport as well as increasing civic engagement around public planning in Newport. Programming includes a virtual speaker/artists mingle, two outdoor or virtual programs, and an audience and institutional survey.
Documentary Education Resources, $2,000
Untitled RI VOTES 2020 Documentary Film
Supports the research, planning, and development phase of a feature documentary telling the story of Rhode Island’s 2020 election cycle from the perspective of elections administrators.
Dr. Winifred Lambrecht, $1,922
A History of Lincoln Woods
Supports preparatory work on a documentary on the history of Lincoln Woods State Park. This preparation phase includes research, the creation of a guiding story board and interview questions, and a public presentation of the research either online or in person.