Opportunity Grants are available to small or rural organizations for public humanities presentations, and do not require a funding match. Organizations may request up to $1,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and until all funds are distributed.
What is considered a public humanities project?
The humanities are the ideas, questions, and disciplines that help us document and interpret the world around us—and the “public humanities” bring these to the general public through wide-ranging programs and activities. Eligible programs help our communities understand complex social issues through disciplines such as history, literature, and philosophy. They provide a framework for examining how we think, what we value, and what it means to be human. By participating in these programs, we hone skills of inquiry, analysis, reflection, evaluation, and conversation, enriching both our private lives and our communities. Examples might be a community forum on a timely topic, or a panel discussion with the general public about some aspect of a community’s heritage.