The inaugural round of our HFA Project Grant program drew 80 applications from across the state. Twelve awards, totaling $174,000, were awarded to museums, libraries, cultural organizations and institutions of higher learning through a highly competitive process. From an oral history project that will record, present, and disseminate first-person accounts of Punjabi immigrant women in the Central Valley, to an exhibit and series of public programs that explore the connection between the development of the science fiction genre within the context of scientific, technological, and cultural shifts in mid-century California, to a community-university partnership that will engage people living near the US-Mexican border in humanities and arts-making programs culminating in a museum exhibit, the projects manifest the rich cultural diversity of our state and the California experience.
To read the full descriptions of all recently awarded Humanities for All Project Grants, click here.
The second round of our Quick Grant program again attracted a substantial number of applicants from across the state. Awards totaling $75K were made to 15 outstanding projects that will take place over the course of the next year, including a series of community-based scholar-facilitated conversations about the Middle East in Humboldt County, an exhibit documenting a vanishing outsider art community in the East Bay, and a community history and place-making multimedia project in the Mojave Desert.
To read the full descriptions of all recently awarded Humanities for All Quick Grants, click here.
We salute the awardees and all who applied for their efforts – we received many excellent proposals.
Guidelines and application materials for the next Quick Grant and Project Grant deadlines (June 28 and August 15, respectively) will be made available soon. Please visit our website for additional information, including full lists of funding projects and project descriptions, and information about upcoming webinars and other applicant resources.