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#HumCitizen: Soul of the City (Democracy & Informed Citizen)

District of Columbia

Washington, DC – [summer workshop] A six-week summer program that gives youth the opportunity to build their leadership skills and engage with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and other leaders in their profession, as well as take enriching field trips, write, draw, and shoot stories, and plan a public program to demonstrate their work. (Youth)

PROGRAM: Humanitini

District of Columbia

Aug. 3, 2017 – [DC] Join the DC council for Humanitini – where happy hour meets the humanities – and where Washingtonians gather to discuss city-relevant issues. Next Humanitini is in August and is titled “Video Games and Storytelling.” (Community Conversations)

PROGRAM: Soul of the City Youth Leadership Program

District of Columbia

Summer 2017 – [throughout] The annual Soul of the City Youth Leadership program takes 20-50 students on a “vacation in their own city” and turns the city of Washington and its unique neighborhoods and culture into a classroom. (Training)

GRANT: Open Humanities Grants

District of Columbia

March 2018 – [throughout] Applications due for HumanitiesDC Open Humanities Grants. Funds available range from $5k-$15k. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: CultureCapital.com

District of Columbia

Ongoing – [online] A website featuring comprehensive information and reliable ticket-purchase options for theater, dance, music, film, museums, galleries, classes, lectures, festivals, family events, free events and more. (Resource)

PROGRAM: HumanitiesDC Job Bank

District of Columbia

Ongoing – [online] A resource for recruiting and finding arts administration jobs from theater, dance, and music presenters; museums and galleries, arts education, and more. (Resource)

PROGRAM: DC Oral History Collaborative

District of Columbia

Ongoing – [throughout] A partnership between the council, Historical Society of WDC, and the DC Public Library to preserve unrecorded Washington history that may be lost as communities experience demographic shifts. (Oral History)

PROGRAM: DC Living Heritage Network

District of Columbia

Ongoing – [throughout] An active community of cultural advocates who meet weekly for “Innovation Lab Incubator Meetings” and monthly to discuss best practices and lessons learned from current and former grantees. (Community Building)

PROGRAM: DC Digital Museum

District of Columbia

Ongoing – [online] Founded 34 years ago, the DC Digital Museum contains a substantial collection of documentary films, oral histories, and other materials of great cultural and historic significance to DC. (Resource)

PROGRAM: DC Community Heritage Project

District of Columbia

Ongoing – [throughout] In collaboration with the DC Historical Preservation Office, the council supports residents working to preserve their own communities, with a symposium, workshop and training opportunities. (Workshop/Training)

GRANT: Who’s A Washingtonian? Grant

District of Columbia

Ongoing – [throughout] Eight awards of $5,000 available for proposals that actively seek to spark dialogue between groups of residents that have historically been isolated from one another either geographically or culturally. (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT: Soul of the City Youth Program Grant

District of Columbia

Ongoing – [throughout] Soul of the City is the largest Humanities DC grant opportunity with funds up to $10,000 available. (Grant Opportunity)

GRANT: DC Community Heritage Project Grant

District of Columbia

Ongoing – [throughout] The DC Community Heritage Project Grant is designed to provide funding and support to community leaders interested in preserving the history, architecture, and collective memory of their neighborhoods.(Grant Opportunity)

OVERVIEW: DC Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Activities

District of Columbia

2016 – [Archived] HumanitiesDC adapted their Soul of the City summer youth program to focus on providing students access to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, cartooning, and individuals. (Pulitzer Prizes Campfires, State Overview)

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