Cooperative Agreements provide support for ongoing, annual projects, which are therefore ineligible for the General Grant Program, and that also meet at least three of the following criteria:
- support increases access to the humanities for an underserved audience;
- support cultivates and/or sustains quality humanities content for the project;
- support introduces Humanities Tennessee to new audiences across the state;
- support expands the geographical reach of the project.
By providing annual project support, cooperative agreements are a streamlined, effective means of introducing new audiences to Humanities Tennessee, and of engaging those audiences in quality humanities programs.
Cooperative Agreement projects for 2017 include:
“Tennessee History Day,” Tennessee Historical Society (statewide). The project supports student competition at the state-level for this national contest.
“Classroom Poet Residencies,” Southern Word(Memphis). Teaching poets explore poetry with students through reading, writing, and spoken word performance.
“Turn the Page,” Southern Lit Alliance (Chattanooga/Cleveland), a series of book discussion programs for incarcerated adults at the Bradley and Hamilton County Jails.
“My Family, My Community, My World,” East Nashville Hope Exchange (Nashville), targets at -risk first through third graders for a six week summer literacy/civics institute.
“Delivered! Tennessee History Teachers Workshops-to-Go,” East TN Historical Society (statewide), a series of programs connecting K-12 teachers to local history resources.
“Children’s Festival of Reading,” Knox County Public Library (Knoxville), introduces kids to a range of notable authors & illustrators.