This article originally appeared on the Humanities New York website.
Humanities New York (HNY) announced $194,534 in awards to 41 grantees for innovative public humanities offerings. Awards were made to non-profits in every region of the state, from the North Country to Long Island.
“History, philosophy, and literature give us the tools to understand the unfolding historic moment,” said Executive Director Sara Ogger. “The awarded programs nimbly engage participants in compelling topics, and ultimately, with each other. It is inspiring to see how cultural service providers find new ways to reach their communities–HNY is honored to support them in their endeavours.”
These grants are federally funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities, thanks to the United States Congress. Previous years have included New York State funding.
Action Grants offer up to $5,000 to implement humanities projects that encourage public audiences to reflect on their values, explore new ideas, and engage with others in their community. Grants are awarded to organizations that connect audiences more deeply to the communities where they live, solidify community partnerships, diversify audiences, and creatively employ the tools of the humanities to respond to issues and ideas capturing the imagination and passion of New Yorkers today. Action Grants are offered twice a year with a Spring and Fall deadline. Read more...