Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Announces Culture is Key Fellowship

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeks applicants for a part-time fellowship to research and document the connections between cultural participation and civic health in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island Culture is Key Fellow will facilitate the production of a published index and pilot projects that connect cultural participation to social and civic outcomes. The fellow will work closely with an advisory committee and Council staff to identify and collect data related to cultural participation and civic health. The fellow will also engage scholars and community members in a variety of ways, including the facilitation of pilot projects. The fellow should have strong research and writing skills, interest in the intersection of civics with arts and culture, and a background in a related field, such as public policy, grantmaking, or evaluation. This fellowship is a great opportunity for a humanist who possesses a strong interest in civics, public policy, community engagement, and publicly-oriented humanities and arts.

The fellowship is part of a larger initiative, “Culture is Key: Strengthening Rhode Island’s Civic Health through Cultural Participation,” supported by the Rhode Island Foundation, the Federation of State Humanities Councils, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Fellow will receive a stipend of $18,000 over 9 months and will have access to funds for travel and convenings. The Fellow may also be able to work with a project intern.

For more information and to apply, visit Rhode Island Council for the Humanities website.

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