Purpose of Grant: The purpose of this grant is to support brainstorming, researching, and professional development for organizations working collaboratively to develop new ideas and program strategies. These grants aim to:
- Support emerging and established partnerships between different groups on a shared project that may develop into public-facing activities.
- Infuse program design with humanities themes and methodologies from the start.
- Encourage experimentation in program design.
- Build community input into program design.
Project Period: The grant period typically begins the month after funds are awarded, and concludes 30 days after the project ends.
Application Due Date: Vision Grants are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications must be submitted at least two months before the planning process begins.
Project Description: Humanities NY applications must:
- Incorporate humanities themes/tools as an essential component of the project.
- Involve diverse project teams with at least one individual with humanities expertise. Humanities expertise respects individuals with advanced degrees, local history experts, and culture bearers. Projects that explore Native American communities or cultures should involve those communities, whenever possible.
- Be designed to engage New Yorkers who do not need prior knowledge to participate. · In-person activities must be held in ADA compliant venues, whenever possible. · Virtual activities and/or content must be marketed to public audiences. o Be complete, submitted online, and according to the deadlines.
Eligible Applicants: Individuals cannot be funded. Humanities NY welcomes applications from the following types of organizations: ● Private nonprofit organizations ( e.g. arts groups; arts, community or social service orgs; libraries; historical societies; community religious or tribal groups; and museums) ● Public broadcasting outlets ● Educational organizations, K-12 schools and institutions of higher education ● Institutions of the federal government ● State, local, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments ● Groups serving communities in New York State that have NYS fiscal sponsors
Funding: up to $1,500