Grant money available from MHC

The Maine Humanities Council is seeking applicants for a one-time-only grant program that aims to highlight the broad themes of citizenship, due process, and equal protection of the law in programming that takes place in 2016. The deadline is April 25.

The goal of this grant category, offered in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission and the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, is to use the arts and the humanities to highlight and examine Fourteenth Amendment-related social and cultural issues. We particularly seek projects that explore current-day relationships between the amendment and resulting policy, practice, and mores in Maine. Some project ideas are: writing activities, art projects that include an opportunity to discuss and contextualize the art, theater performances, poetry slams, or short films. Applicants may be a student group or club, an educator (to include teachers/librarians/guidance counselors/administrators), a school, or a district. The grant would be ideal for projects taking place in fall 2016.

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Maine Humanities Council grants available

The MHC has three grant categories available in 2016: Mini Grants (up to $1000), Major Grants (from $1001 to $7500), and Arts & Humanities Grants, offered in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission (up to $1000). They are interested in public projects that: 

  • Are collaborative,
  • Stimulate meaningful community dialogue,
  • Attract diverse audiences,
  • Are participatory and engaging, and
  • Invite discovery of the humanities in interesting and exciting ways.

Projects in rural areas and those that reach intergenerational audiences are also of particular interest.

Visit Maine Humanities Council for additional information and 2016 deadlines.