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— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Humanities for All Project Grant Awards and *January 24* Deadline to Apply for Next Round of Grants

Above Image: Humanities for All Project Grantee, Bringing it Home Humanities: Learning through Japantown Immersive. Photo courtesy of San Jose Taiko

California Humanities will soon be announcing its latest Humanities for All Project Grant awards totaling $250K to 10 nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the state. Over the next two years, these grants will support ambitious and innovative projects conducted by these community partners that will use the humanities to provide insights on a diverse array of topics, including the little-known history of Black people in rural Northern California, how stories and memories create a sense of place and identity in the Central Valley, and how Arab immigrant and refugee youth are making San Diego their new home. For a complete list of new grants, watch the Humanities for All Project Grant webpage.

The newly awarded projects will engage the public through a wide range of programming formats, including interpretive exhibits (physical and digital), performances and discussions, lectures, workshops and demonstrations, film screenings, walking and bicycling tours, and other activities embedded in community celebrations or festivals. All projects aim to promote intercultural and intergeneration understanding and will reach new and underserved audiences for the public humanities in California. As well as engaging people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, several projects will focus on involving youth in humanities-based learning and knowledge production activities. Many will offer programming in multiple languages and draw on the contributions of individual and institutional collaborators in locations across the state. 

Humanities for All Project Grantee, Homeland and Homemaking: Arab Youth Tell Their Stories through the Arts. Photo courtesy of Majdal: Arab Community Center of San Diego

“The Humanities for All Project Grant awardees demonstrate their creativity and community connections through their diverse and deep-reaching projects,” states President & CEO Julie Fry. “We look forward to seeing how their projects develop in the next two years and benefit California communities.”

The California Humanities’ Project Grant program, a branch of our Humanities for All competitive grant program, provides funding twice a year for public humanities projects of up to two years duration from the award date. Launched in 2016, the program has now made 138 awards, totaling almost $2.5M. The next application deadline has been extended to January 24, 2023. Learn more about the program and find application resources, including guidelines, FAQs, and a recorded webinar here

Visit the Humanities for All Project Grants webpage for more information.

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