Programs

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#HumCitizen: Journalism, Democracy and the Informed Citizen

Maine

Statewide, ME – [discussion] A new initiative to foster discussion via public forums on the role journalists play in creating informed citizens and the conditions necessary for democracy to flourish. (Public)

PROGRAM: Winter Weekend

Maine

March 2017 – [Brunswick] An exploration, in a group setting, of an important work of literature complete with expert analysis on themes and cultural context. (Reading & Discussion)

PROGRAM: New Books, New Readers

Maine

March – June 2017 – [statewide] A book discussion program for adults who are new readers or who are not in the habit of reading

PROGRAM: Portland Seminar

Maine

Portland, ME – [reading and discussion] Portland Seminars brings together avid readers, the selection of three books, and a scholar-led facilitator discussing a particular theme. (Public)

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Maine Arts & Humanities ($1k)

Maine

March 23, 2017 – [statewide] Arts & Humanities Grants, a partnership between the council and the Maine Arts Commission, support innovative community projects that tie both disciplines. Funding up to $1,000. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: Constance H. Carlson Prize

Maine

Mar. 24, 2017 – [Brunswick] Luncheon to honor the 2017 Prize winner Gary Lawless. (Award)

PROGRAM: Read ME

Maine

Statewide, ME – [reading and discussion] Read ME is a statewide program presented in partnership with Maine State Library that gets Maine’s adults all reading the same books— by Maine authors and recommended by a Maine author. (Public)

PROGRAM: Think & Drink

Maine

Bangor, ME – A happy-hour discussion series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. This fall, gather at the Nocturnem Draft Haus to tackle conversations on policing in Maine, its intersection with race, and how local experience connects what we see across the US.
(Discussion)

PROGRAM: Maine National History Day

Maine

Apr. 8, 2017 – [Orono] The 2017 National History Day (NHD) state competition will be hosted by the University of Maine at Orono. (Competition)

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Mini Grants (up to $1k)

Maine

Apr. 14, 2017 – [deadline] Learn more about the Maine Humanities Council’s mini grant program. Funding up to $1,000. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: Collaborative Summer Reading

Maine

Summer 2017 – [statewide] A consortium of states and library systems providing high-quality reading program materials and themes for public libraries. (Resource)

PROGRAM: Dorothy Schwartz Forum

Maine

Portland, ME – [forum] The Dorothy Schwartz Forum brings people together with expert guides to explore a big idea. The 2017 theme was “How Can We Know?” (General)

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Civil Rights Team Project

Maine

2017 – [statewide] New grant opportunity coming for Civil Rights Team Project groups. (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Major Grants ($1k-$7.5k)

Maine

Ongoing – [statewide] Learn more about the Maine Humanities Council’s Major Grants. Funding up to $7,500. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: Lit & Ed

Maine

Ongoing – [statewide] A book group based on the council’s Literature & Medicine program that brings educators together in community. (Resource, Reading & Discussion)

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