Tuesday, December 06, 2011
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations Grants
Deadlines: January 11, 2012, and August 15, 2012.
The Division of Public Programs at the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities funds humanities projects that are intended for broad public audiences at museums, libraries, historic sites and other historical and cultural organizations.
New application guidelines are now posted on the NEH Web site for the America's Historical and Cultural Organizations grant competition.
Grants support interpretive exhibitions, reading or film discussion series, historic site interpretation, lecture series and symposia, and digital projects. NEH especially encourages projects that offer multiple formats and make creative use of new technology to deliver humanities content.
America’s Historical and Cultural Organizations awards typically do not exceed $400,000, projects of a smaller scope are also considered. Example grant projects include:
- traveling exhibitions that are presented at multiple venues;
- long-term exhibitions at one institution;
- interpretive websites or other digital formats;
- interpretation of historic places or areas;
- reading and discussion programs;
- panel exhibitions that travel widely, reach a broad audience, and take advantage of complementary programming formats (e.g., reading and discussion series, radio, or other media) to enhance the visitor experience; and
- other project formats that creatively engage audiences in humanities ideas.