Humanities for All: Project Grant
Project Grants ($10,00 to $20,000) will be awarded twice a year for larger public humanities projects of up to two-years’ duration. Appropriate programming formats include but are not limited to interpretive exhibits, community dialogue and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, and interactive and experiential activities. Eligibility is limited to California-based nonprofit organizations and non-federal public agencies. Note: Awards must be matched with an equivalent amount of cash or in-kind resources over the life of the project.
Humanities for All Project Grants provide support for high quality humanities learning experiences for the public that draw upon the methods and insights of the humanities, foster greater understanding among people, and invite thoughtful reflection and consideration of topics important to Californians, in keeping with the California Humanities’ mission: to connect Californians to ideas and one another in order to understand our shared heritage and diverse cultures, inspire civic participation, and shape our future. Appropriate formats include but are not limited to community conversations and dialogues; interpretive exhibits with accompanying public programming; lectures, forums, and performances (with discursive and/or interpretive elements); community-wide reads and reading-and-discussion series; humanities programming elements of book, film, and cultural festivals; oral history-based programs and other forms of story-collection and -sharing projects; hands-on workshops led by humanities experts; or any combination of the above. Other types of participatory and interactive humanities projects are encouraged.