Maryland Humanities supports public programming with the humanities at its heart — inspiring organizations to explore innovative programs that spark dialogue, engage new audiences, and stimulate the thoughtful exchange of ideas.
As defined by the organization, the humanities disciplines are tools that help people explore what makes them human, connect with others, and discover meaning and richness in their lives and communities and include the study and interpretation of history, literature (including novels, poetry, drama, and other forms of written expression, both modern and classical), philosophy, ethics, jurisprudence, comparative religion, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and the interpretation (not the creation) of the arts.
To advance the impact of the humanities on Marylanders and Maryland, the organization is accepting applications for its Major Grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of innovative projects that use the humanities to engage Maryland residents through programming (e.g., exhibits, community dialogues, and documentary films) and include a wide variety of perspectives exploring critical issues.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization or government entity. In addition, applicants must demonstrate that they have matching funds (cash or in-kind) equal to the funds requested.
Letters of Intent are due March 1. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 15, 2021.
See the Maryland Humanities website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.