Communities around Washington have important stories to tell and issues to discuss. Humanities Washington’s grants program provides the financial resources for people to come together to talk, discuss, debate, feel, think, and tell stories through the lens of the humanities. We support existing efforts as well as new opportunities for grassroots projects conceived and implemented locally.
Humanities Washington’s grants program is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Humanities Washington offers two types of grants:
Opportunity grants: Available to small or rural organizations for public humanities presentations. Opportunity grants do not require a funding match, and organizations may request up to $1,000. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year, and until all funds are distributed.
Washington Stories Fund grants: Awarded once per year to projects that highlight and share the little-known stories of a person or group whose contributions add to the cultural richness and health of Washington State. In 2018 we will award four grants of $5,000 to groups or organizations through a competitive process, and projects require a funding match. We are accepting letters of intent through June 8, with full applications due July 20.
For more information, please call (206) 682-1770 ext. 107, or email Kristin Sullivan at email@example.com.
The 2018 Tumbleweed Music Festival will feature over 100 acoustic music performing acts and workshops. Most attendees are from the Pacific Northwest, but the festival also attracts performers and visitors from more distant places such as California, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Orleans, Nashville, and Pennsylvania.
- 11:00 am, Friday
August 31, 2018
- Three Rivers Folk Life Society
Post Office Box 1098
Richland, WA 99352 United States
Pioneer Days Festival provides an entertaining and engaging opportunity to learn about the pioneer era of Tacoma through a series of hands-on activities and period games. Attendees can also visit the Job Carr Cabin Museum and chat with one of Job’s descendants. This family-friendly event is free. Heritage craft demonstrations, storytellers and period musicians add […]
- 12:00 pm, Saturday
September 8, 2018
- Job Carr Cabin Museum
2350 N 30th St
Tacoma, WA 98417 United States
Spokane is Reading…Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart. Ms. Stewart will present two programs in Thursday September 27, 2018. Each presentation will include a reading and discussion of the themes of the book. This regional read program promotes a love of literature through conversations and connections with other readers of the same book.
- 12:00 am, Thursday
September 27, 2018
- Spokane Is Reading
906 W Main Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 United States
Washington State University Vancouver professors, Sue Peabody and Donna Sinclair began a series of community conversations to identify bearers of these stories of change, foster community dialogue, and facilitate mutual understanding. The population of Clark County has more than doubled in the past three decades and more than half of the current residents were born […]
- 6:30 pm, Thursday
October 11, 2018
- WSU Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98686 United States
Lopez Island is home to a rich storytelling tradition. Our goal with Lopez Living Legends is to inspire islanders to record and share stories of their lives here – how they arrived, how they are challenged by living in an isolated community, and how they thrive.
- 12:00 am, Saturday
October 13, 2018
- Lopez Island Historical Society
PO Box 163
Lopez, WA 98261 United States