Support for public humanities projects
Mass Humanities makes Project Grants to support public humanities projects that benefit and engage Massachusetts residents. Project formats include but are not limited to:
- Humanities-based civic conversations
- Public lectures, conferences, and panel discussions
- Discussion events and series (reading-and-discussion, film-and-discussion, etc.)
- Museum exhibitions and related programming
- Pre- and post-performance discussions for theatrical productions
- Oral history projects
- Walking tours
- Audio projects
- Film pre-production and distribution projects
- Interactive websites that function as public humanities programs
- Content-based professional development workshops for teachers
Please be assured that, even if a public humanities project does not fit neatly into any of the above categories, it may still be still eligible for a Project Grant. Regardless of format, an eligible project must be firmly grounded in the humanities and involve collaboration with at least one Humanities Scholar. We provide lists of what we do and do not fund for easy reference.
Additionally, Mass Humanities prioritizes projects that engage those whose contact with humanities programming is limited (see our Engaging New Audiences for the Humanities initiative) and projects that respond to our newest priority The Vote: Exploring voting rights in America.