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— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

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HUMANITIES FOR ALL QUICK GRANTS: NEW AWARDS, FALL APPLICATION OPENS, AND INFO WEBINAR

California Humanities is proud to announce that 20 public humanities grantees will receive $98,300 in funding through the Humanities for All Quick Grant program. The June 2022 cohort of new grantees offer powerful examples of the ways in which community-focused public humanities projects are underway across the state. The June 2022 cohort of grantees demonstrate this grant program’s goal to connect Californians to the histories, ideas, and experiences that inspire civic participation, shape our future, and foster access to the humanities. 

From projects exploring topical issues of contemporary concern to Californians, like “Crossroads: Californian Artists of Ukrainian and Russian Origin,” organized by Liana Stepanyan, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. “Crossroads: Californian Artists of Ukrainian and Russian Origin,” will produce talks, exhibitions, and musical performances by artists of Russian and Ukrainian origin who have made great contributions to the artistic life in California. United in their opposition to the war in Ukraine, the artists taking part in “Crossroads,” will discuss how they rethink their identity, cope with the trauma, and overcome tragedy through their work as they attempt to coexist peacefully in California. Programming will begin in September 2022 and run through summer 2023. 

Click HERE to learn more about all of the projects in the Humanities for All Quick Grants June 2022 cohort.

The fall round of the Humanities for All Quick Grant application opens on September 15, 2022. Projects awarded for this round will take place from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023.

Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) are awarded three times a year to small-scale public humanities programs and projects which take place within one year from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high-quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences and demonstrate a 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. 

Applications for the Quick Grant may be submitted via the grant portal beginning September 15, 2022. The application deadline is October 17, 2022.

Join us for a Humanities for All Quick Grant informational webinar to learn more about what makes a competitive application and ask questions.  This free, online webinar is on Monday, September 19 at 11 am – 12:15 PDT.  Register here.

A grid of photographs of public art along a walking tour.
Courtesy of San Jose State Public Art as Resistance Walking Tour

Visit the Humanities for All Quick Grants webpage to learn more.

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