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GRANT: General Information

Virginia

Virginia Humanities accepts proposals from nonprofit organizations seeking funding to develop public humanities programs for audiences in Virginia. Visit the council’s website to learn more about the types of grants offered, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines. (Public)

PROGRAM: #UnmaskingCville

Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – [workshop] Based on the 2017 series, “The Unmasking: Race & Reality in Richmond,” #UnmaskingCville is a free three-day solution-centered dialogue about dismantling racism while promoting equity and inclusion, led entirely by Charlottesville youth and young adults. (Public, Youth)

PROGRAM: The Soul of America with John Grisham

Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – [lecture] Virginia Humanities, in partnership with New Dominion Bookshop, will host an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, as he speaks about his new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels. New York Times bestselling author John Grisham will moderate the discussion. (Public)

PROGRAM: Answering America’s Call – Newport News in WWI

Virginia

Newport News, VA – [exhibit] Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I examines the stories of individuals who served locally or lived on the Peninsula and how Newport News became a crucial military port during the war. This exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in World War I and will remain open from May through December 2018. (Public, Veterans)

PROGRAM: Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase

Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – [festival] A celebration of traditional music, food, and crafts for the graduating class of the Folklife Apprenticeship Program and a formal welcome to the new class. (Public)

#HumCitizen: Journalism in a Thriving Democracy

Virginia

Online & Roanoke, VA – [radio, panel] A six part radio series featuring Pulitzer-winning writers who will explore both historical and contemporary examples of the critical role that journalism plays in our democracy. Additional programs include a panel of Pulitzer-winning journalists who will discuss national issues through the lens of local reporting. (Public)

PROGRAM: Changing the Narrative

Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – “Changing the Narrative” uses humanities-based tools of story and storytelling to help Virginians create bridges between the past, present, and future to advance racial healing. The two-year project is part of the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) initiative. (All Audiences)

PROGRAM: Think & Drink

Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – [think & drink, community conversation] Think & Drink is a happy-hour series that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. These conversations are facilitated by experts in related fields and are free to the public. (General)

PROGRAM: Virginia Festival for the Book

Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – [festival] The Virginia Festival of the Book, produced by the Virginia Humanities, is a program of the Virginia Center for the Book, an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The Festival is the largest community-based book event in the Mid-Atlantic region and has attracted audiences of more than 20,000 each year. This year’s festival will take place in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia on March 20-24, 2019. Submissions are now open for the 2019 Virginia Festival of the Book. (Public)

PROGRAM: edUi Conference

Virginia

September 25-27, 2017- [Charlottesville, VA] A conference for web professionals serving colleges, universities, libraries, and museums. (Conference)

PROGRAM: Letters About Literature

Virginia

January 2017 – [Deadline] A program that encourages students to write a personal letter to an author that inspires them. (Award)

PROGRAM: Virginia Center for the Book

Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – [reading and discussion] Virginia Center for the Book works across the Commonwealth to unite communities of readers, writers, artists, and book lovers through year-round programs and partnership initiatives. The Center recognizes the enduring power of literature, storytelling, and the book arts to engage in public dialogue and promote intercultural understanding.(Public)

PROGRAM: Discovery Virginia

Virginia

Ongoing – [online] A new database preserving and digitizing historical archives from Virginia. (Website)

PROGRAM: Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program

Virginia

Statewide, VA – [training/workshop] The Folklife Apprenticeship Program pairs an experienced master artist with an eager apprentice for a one-on-one, nine-month learning experience, to help ensure the particular art form is passed on in ways that are conscious of history and faithful to tradition. (Public)

PROGRAM: BackStory Radio

Virginia

Ongoing – [online/radio] A public radio program and podcast that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. (Radio)

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