GRANT: Public Squared Challenge Grant

Presented by:
Mass Humanities
Subject: Cross-Cultural Understanding Audience: All

Mass Humanities’ annual Public Squared Challenge Grant will fund a collaboration of two (or more) organizations seeking to build open discussion in response to the Mass Humanities thematic initiative “Negotiating the Social Contract.” Grantees will receive $15,000 in outright funds and up to $10,000 in challenge funds. The outright funds must be matched 1:1 by the grantee, and the challenge funds must be matched 2:1 by one or more third parties.

Projects eligible to receive funding will:

  • be participatory and include provisions for face-to-face conversation or discussion;
  • be a collaboration of two or more organizations;
  • pro-actively Engage New Audiences (ENA) for the humanities in response to our ENA initiative;
  • be designed specifically in response to the Mass Humanities thematic initiative, Negotiating the Social Contract.

One grant will be awarded each year. Grant applications are due on Feb. 5.

Recently funded projects include “Roots of Liberty: The Haitian Revolution and the Civil War” and the “James Baldwin Transmedia Project.”