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Artist Dario Canul from the Oaxacan collective Tlacolulokos at work in the Central Library. Photo Credit: Al Seib/ LA Times

Humanities for All Project Grants and Quick Grants due in February, 2019

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California Humanities is opening of another round of our Humanities for All Project Grants program. Guidelines and application instructions are now available on the program webpage.  An informational webinar recording is available at this link. Applications are due February 1, 2019.

Project Grants provide awards ranging between $10,000 and $20,000 for public humanities projects of up to two years duration sponsored by California-based nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

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. Projects should demonstrate responsiveness and relevance to topics and issues of interest to Californians, encourage greater public participation in humanities programming, particularly by new and/or underserved audiences, and show potential to promote understanding and empathy. All awards must be matched with an equivalent amount of cash or in-kind resources over the life of the project.

Read descriptions of all 32 Humanities for All Project Grants funded to date.

Awards for the August 1, 2018 deadline will be announced in December. For more information, visit the program webpage or contact Project and Evaluation Director, Felicia Kelley.

Watch the Recorded HFA Project Grant Webinar

Humanities for All Quick Grants provide awards ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 to support smaller-scale public humanities activities and projects that will take place within a one-year period. The next deadline is February 15, 2019. There will be an informational webinar on January 15—register here.

Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation. Appropriate formats include but are not limited to community dialogues, reading- or film-and-discussion groups, oral history or nonfiction writing or story-sharing workshops, and other types of activities. Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply. Note: A cash or in-kind match of the award is NOT required.

Register for HFA Quick Grant Webinar

Visit the program webpage for more information, or contact Associate Program Officer, Lucena Lau Valle.

See descriptions of Humanities for All Quick Grants funded to date.

Humanities for All Quick Grants are available three times a year. After February, the following deadlines are June 14, 2019 and October 15, 2019.

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