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Applications for Quick Grants Now Being Accepted

Attention, grantseekers! The application window for the second round of Humanities for All (HFA) Quick Grants is closing on March 1st! Guidelines, application instructions, FAQs, and a recorded informational webinar are now available at the program webpage.

HFA Quick Grants provide between $1,000 and $5,000 for smaller-scale public humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period. 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. Awards for this round will be announced in May. There will be two additional Quick Grant rounds this year, with deadlines in June and November – please visit the program webpage for updated information.

Developed in response to feedback received from humanities programmers and partners, and reflecting new organizational goals of increasing responsiveness and accessibility, the newly developed Humanities for All grants program supports public humanities projects that address the needs and interests of Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and promote understanding and empathy among all our state’s peoples in order to cultivate a thriving democracy. These grants will support for many of the same types of projects previously funded through our long-running Community Stories program as well as other types of projects, including experimental and innovative programming.

In addition to the HFA Quick Grants, HFA Project Grants (between $10,000 and $20,000) awards will be made twice a year for larger public humanities projects of up to two years duration sponsored by California-based nonprofit organizations and public agencies. The next application deadline will be August 16, 2017. Visit the program webpage for more information.

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