Project Grants support public programming in the humanities in Massachusetts in all formats, including large film, lecture, and reading-and-discussion series; exhibits; walking tours; media pre-production and distribution projects; and other public humanities-based activities such as teacher education and out-of-school humanities enrichment programs. Standard Project Grants provide funding up to $7,500. Organizations seeking funding for humanities-based film projects, projects that incorporate the theme “Negotiating the Social Contract,” or projects that engage new or larger audiences with limited access to the humanities can apply for an Incentive Project Grant, which provides funding up to $15,000.
To receive a Project Grant, an organization must be a nonprofit. The proposed program must be humanities-based, involve humanities scholars or other experts, and engage and benefit Massachusetts participants. The organization must also be able to supply matching funds or volunteer effort to support the program.
Project Grants are awarded three times a year. Application deadlines are Oct. 30, Feb. 5, and May 7.
Recently funded projects include:
- “Exploring the Mill River Disaster: 1874 and Today,” Town of Williamsburg
- “Dexter and the Dinosaurs,” Fractured Atlas
- “Museum of Russian Icons Audio Tour Revision,” Museum of Russian Icons
- See more here