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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dedicated to the theme of “Learn from Each Other”, the Kent International Festival (KIF) is an annual celebration of the cultures and diversity represented in Kent and South King County. Over the last 20 or so years, the city of Kent has shifted to a minority majority city and is one of the most diverse […]
- 10:00 am, Saturday
June 2, 2018
- ShoWare Center
625 West James St.
Kent, WA 98032 United States
As part of the SPLAB (SPoken word poetry LAB) Organic Poetry’s “Becoming Cascadian” retreat, keynote poet Andrew Schelling will lead a session and speak about poetry and bioregionalism. He will then be interviewed by SPLAB founder Paul Nelson, and attendees will be engaged in conversation about poetics and the Cascadia bioregion, as well as bioregionalism […]
- 2:00 pm, Saturday
June 2, 2018
- Redwing Cafe
9272 57th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
Dr. Laurie Arnold, Director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University, will present “Indigenous Columbia Plateau Art: Historical and Contemporary Contexts” at the Confluence Gallery and Art Center during the exhibit “Snk’ lip Nc’ aps: Coyote Winked – Native Art from the Indigenous Plateau” (May 26 – June 30, 2018). The Columbia Plateau has been […]
- 12:00 am, Friday
June 15, 2018
- Confluence Gallery & Art Center
Post Office Box 716
Twisp, WA 98856 United States
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.
- 12:00 am, Friday
August 31, 2018
- Three Rivers Folk Life Society
Post Office Box 1098
Richland, WA 99352 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
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