Mass Humanities works to lead and support programs that use history, literature, and disciplines in the humanities to improve civic life in Massachusetts.
To that end, the organization welcomes applications for its Project Grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of public humanities projects with the potential to benefit and engage Massachusetts residents. Projects eligible for funding include but are not limited to humanities-based discussions, civic conversations, and lectures; documentary films (pre-production and distribution); exhibit planning, installation, and programming; oral histories; interactive websites and digital storytelling; professional development workshops for teachers; and programs for K-12 youth.
Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded in support of documentary films if the project meets a current organizational priority, which can include engaging new audiences for the humanities and exploring the issue of voting rights in America.
A project can take almost any form as long as it engages audiences with the humanities and has a meaningful impact on the communities in which it takes place. Projects need to involve a collaboration with at least one humanities scholar who works in a relevant discipline and contributes to the project.
Eligible applicants include all nonprofit, educational institutions, and government organizations serving Massachusetts residents.
Letters of Intent are due March 23. Upon review, select applicants will be invited to submit a full application by May 11, 2020.
See the Mass Humanities website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.