“The council is best known for operating a state subsidiary system that accomplishes autonomous cultural projects and products of overall outreach. The program serves as facilitator for the creation of heterogeneous spaces that lead to the further development of new and diverse humanistic perspectives and cultural products, some being associated with educational institutions and others from independent individuals.”
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The Puerto Rican Endowment for the Humanities (FPH) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to exalt the humanistic values through their own initiatives. It also promotes, finances and supports high quality meritorious proposals by individuals, communities and non-profit entities. Own initiatives and proposals will be aimed at developing programs and activities that encourage analysis and dissemination of knowledge on the experience and humanistic Puerto Rican reality.
FPH humanities conceived as a variety of manifestations of human activity, both practical and intellectual, that free us and dignify us. In the particular instance, the FPH gives priority to the fields of humanistic knowledge to the extent that they reflect the diversity of the Puerto Rican experience, heritage, traditions and history. The FPH also conceived the humanities as a process of learning relevant to all stages of human life, from its formative stages, productive middle age, until old age (the concept of “life-long humanities”).
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
Based on audited information supplied by councils, the income survey report provides valuable information about the sources of council support each year, as well as funding trends over time.
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