Georgia Humanities is currently accepting applications for its Program Grants to support public humanities programs that bring together and strengthen communities through dialogue and shared experience.
As a facilitating organization, Georgia Humanities sees its grants program as an opportunity to better understand who is and isn’t served by ongoing humanities programming within the state.
Proposed projects, which may also be virtual, should apply the vitality and substance of the humanities to the concerns of Georgia’s citizens and provide for a meaningful experience for the local community. Georgia Humanities-funded projects must involve at least one humanities scholar, be open to diverse public audiences, and foster discussion and exchanges from different points of view.
What they Fund?
Grant-supported programs have included, but are not limited to, both in-person and virtual models of the following:
- Lecture series, public seminars, or panel discussions
- Exhibitions (traveling or permanent) with related programming
- Historic walking and driving tours
- Living history programs
- Author talks
- Literary festivals
- Reading and discussion programs
- Grant award: Up to $2,500
- Date project activities must be completed: Within 1 year of award notification
- Georgia Humanities awards program grants to Georgia-based nonprofit organizations.
- Georgia Humanities will not award an organization more than one program grant per grant year.
- College/university applicants should interpret all eligibility requirements at the department level, i.e. Georgia Humanities considers college/university departments as entities independent of one another for the purposes of program grant award determinations. However, it should be noted that all applicants from the same college/university per grant cycle are considered in the same pool of applications.
- Organizations that have received two years of consecutive grant funding must wait one full grant year before reapplying.
- Organizations that have an open program grant with Georgia Humanities are ineligible to apply for additional support until the outstanding project has submitted a final report.
Georgia Humanities has previously awarded grants to such cultural, civic,and educational entities as museums, public libraries, colleges/universities, historical societies, historic homes and sites, historic preservation and archaeological organizations, and government entities insupport of a range of projects. Organizations are not required to be incorporated as a 501(c)(3) to apply.
What they Don’t Fund?
- Fundraising efforts
- Construction or restoration projects (including historic properties)
- Research (unless directly related to the proposed project)
- Study towards an academic degree
- The performing or visual arts (unless as part of a broader humanities-focused program)
- Operating expenses or capital improvements
- Social services
- Scholarships, fellowships, or prizes
- Travel for academic conferences or professional meetings
- Food, entertainment, or alcoholic beverages
- Book publications
- Programs that are not open to the entire community
- Programs of social, religious, or political advocacy
For more information, visit Georgia Humanities.