Humanities NY Action Grants are matching funds for project implementation. Up to $5,000 is available to produce public-facing humanities projects that encourage audiences to reflect on their values, explore new ideas, and engage with others across New York State. These grants require organizations to demonstrate a match of at least one-to-one and aim to:
- Connect audiences more deeply to the communities where they live and work
- Solidify community partnerships and diversify audiences
- Creatively employ the tools of the humanities to respond to issues and ideas capturing the imagination and passion of New Yorkers today
Recent Grantees Include:
- Ragas Live awarded to Raga Massive, Inc
- A 24-hour annual music festival and public dialogue featuring South Asian raga music in the US. It will be held at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn with over 40 musicians, a live audience, and broadcast live on 89.9 FM-NY radio via WKCR.org
- Liberated Ladies – A Musical Perspective awarded to Ticonderoga Historical Society
- “Liberated Ladies” explores women’s suffrage from the 1860s to the present day. A cabaret-style presentation utilizing song and spoken word, the program will entertain and inform about the fight for women’s right to vote in New York State.
- Sharing the Diverse Stories of NYC Preservation: A Programming Series awarded to New York Preservation Archive Project
- A series of programs promoting local historic preservation efforts in diverse New York City communities and offering valuable resources to help capture oral histories that span generations.
- The Age of Dystopia: Lecture & Podcast awarded to Rattapallax, Inc.
- A night at PEN World Voices Festival dedicated to the history and framework of dystopian literature with writer Marge Piercy and others. And a podcast featuring contemporary writers, philosophers, and artists on critical dystopian topics.
- View more projects here.