Foundation / Corporation
North Carolina Humanities Council
Grants of up to $20,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, government agencies, IHEs, libraries, schools, museums, and groups to engage public audiences in the humanities. A Letter of Intent must be submitted prior to the submission of a full application. Funding is intended for humanities projects of extended scope that involve both humanities scholars and wide, community-based public audiences.
Project formats can include, but are not limited to, lecture and discussion series, exhibitions, presentations and workshops. Typical expenses include scholar stipends, travel expenses including meals and lodging, publicity, and certain other expenses connected with a project of an extended scope. The Council encourages programs that serve educators, veterans, and underserved communities in North Carolina.
- Projects are expected to connect the public and quality humanities scholarship through programs that respond to community interest, encourage dialogue, and stimulate audiences to think critically about a broad range of humanities topics.
- Projects are expected to engage diverse audiences in the exploration of their personal and collective stories, asking fundamental questions about identity, work and culture.
- Projects are expected to provide a larger cultural, historical, and analytical framework to support critical thinking and foster more informed, understanding, and engaged citizens.
The Council encourages competitive proposal which include the following:
- Encourage long-term collaborations and partnerships at the local, state and/or national level.
- Forge partnerships with other institutions such as local cultural alliances, broadcast media stations, cultural heritage centers, university humanities programs, veterans’ centers, and libraries.
- Foster more informed and engaged citizens by using humanities-based cultural, historic and analytic frameworks.
- Include complementary components that deepen an audience’s understanding of a subject. For example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website, mobile app, or discussion programs.
- Engage either deep, community-focused subjects or large national/regional projects.
All proposals must:
- Be grounded in sound humanities scholarship and be public in nature
- Provide analytical interpretation to deepen public understanding of significant humanities questions
- Involve a team of humanities scholars and community leaders who contribute to all phases of the project
- Attract a broad public audience or target a particular group underserved by the humanities
- Offer engaging content approached through an appropriate variety of perspectives
- Encourage dialogue and the exchange of ideas.
GrantWatch ID#: 181677
The maximum request is $20,000.
- Large grant projects should not begin earlier than November 2019.
- Funding is for projects that begin no less than eight weeks from the award decision for large grants.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For technical assistance with your application please call 704.687.1521.
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North Carolina Humanities Council
320 East 9th Street, Suite 414
Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 687-1520
Fax: (704) 687-1550
USA: North Carolina