This unique grant program is aimed at bringing the people of Washington together. Each funded project must identify two distinct demographics that rarely interact and a means for getting them to work together on a humanities project.
There are eight awards available of $5,000 each.
For this program, the council requests proposals for projects that actively seek to spark dialogue between groups of residents that have historically been isolated from one another either geographically or culturally. Using the humanities disciplines as lenses, these projects will help Washingtonians better understand the ties that bind them such as music, literature, history, religion, and language. Each proposal must feature three components:
- A clearly articulated effort to link two geographic or cultural groups in the city that rarely come in contact with one another.
- A clearly defined theme, explored through the humanities disciplines, that the two groups will explore collaboratively.
- A “civic reflection” component.
Learn more and view examples of potential projects on the council’s website.