Federal Funding Spotlight on Arts & Humanities Initiatives

This week’s Federal Funding Spotlight focuses on open grant opportunities that strengthen the arts and humanities, both in the United States and abroad, including…

  • A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) program that supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources;
  • An NEH program that provides general operating support grants to 55 state and jurisdictional humanities councils;
  • A Department of State performance program to develop a thought-provoking play that addresses the African-American experience.

Click here to view the latest funding opportunities published to Grants.gov.

Federal Funding Spotlight

Research and Development

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2019 
  • The NEH Research and Development program supports projects that address major challenges in preserving or providing access to humanities collections and resources. These challenges include the need to find better ways to preserve materials of critical importance to the nation’s cultural heritage—from fragile artifacts and manuscripts to analog recordings and digital assets subject to technological obsolescence—and to develop advanced modes of organizing, searching, discovering, and using such materials.

Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 15, 2019
  • The mission of this Challenge Grants program is to strengthen the institutional base of the humanities by enabling infrastructure development and capacity building. Awards aim to help institutions secure long-term support for their core activities and expand efforts to preserve and create access to outstanding humanities materials. Applications are welcome from colleges and universities, museums, public libraries, research institutions, historical societies and historic sites, scholarly associations, state humanities councils, and other public and nonprofit humanities entities.

State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 1, 2019
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), an independent federal agency in the executive branch, provides general operating support grants to 55 state and jurisdictional humanities councils. The councils operate, as designated by Congress, in each of the fifty states as well as in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Federal/State Partnership is the NEH office designated to work with the councils. The Office of Federal/State Partnership is the liaison between NEH and the state and jurisdictional humanities councils. The council community helps NEH realize its two primary strategic goals: advancing knowledge and understanding of the humanities and increasing public awareness of, access to, and support for the humanities in the United States. Through grant-making and initiatives state humanities councils make high-quality humanities education and lifelong learning readily available at the state and local level, uniquely tailored to community interests and needs and drawing upon local resources and experiences. They also help extend the reach of NEH-funded projects and ensure that NEH remains connected to local and regional communities.

Native American Library Services Enhancement Grant

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 1, 2019
  • Native American Enhancement grants are competitive grants available to carry out activities, described in 20 U.S.C. 9141, that advance the programs and services of eligible Native American libraries.

Black History Month Performance Program 2020

  • Department of State, U.S. Mission to South Africa
  • Current Closing Date for Applications: May 31, 2019
  • The Public Affairs Section of U.S. Consulate General Johannesburg of the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a Black History Month performance program.  As part of the U.S. Mission’s commemoration of Black History Month (BHM) in February 2020, the grantee will stage a four-week (20-performance minimum) run of a thought-provoking play that addresses the African-American experience.  Competitive proposals will demonstrate how the proposed play will resonate with South African audiences, and, preferably, feature a play written in the past 10 years by an African-American playwright.

2 thoughts on “Federal Funding Spotlight on Arts & Humanities Initiatives

  1. Am I being scammed?I’m being asked to give 500.00 to receive 50,000.im supposed to give fedex 5 100.00 Google play cards

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