Maryland Humanities Announces New Grant Program: Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Applications due November 21 for grants of up to $3,000 to support public programming that engages people of a variety of ages and ethnicities in critical conversations about the racial issues that divide our communities
(Baltimore) – Maryland Humanities is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications to its new special grant program, Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States.
The Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States grant program will:
- Support non-profit organizations across Maryland to create public programs that use the humanities (especially history, literature, the law, ethics, and philosophy) to bring people together to publicly discuss racial issues that divide communities.
- Support humanities programs that educate all ages about the history of structural racism throughout the state and the historic policies that frame the current conditions.
- Support humanities programs that provide an examination of the relationships between communities and law enforcement and an opportunity for community members and representatives from the criminal justice system to share their experiences with each other.
Of the new initiative Phoebe Stein, executive director of Maryland Humanities, said: “The projects funded through the Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States grant program will demonstrate how vital the humanities can be to understanding our lives and to bringing us together to begin to grapple with and, ultimately, sow the seeds for, creative solutions for systemic social problems.”
Nonprofit organizations, community associations, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for funding. Applications are due November 21. All projects must be rooted in one or more disciplines of the humanities; engage communities impacted by structural racism; integrate the work and participation of humanities scholars or experts; be free and open to the public; and occur between January 1 and August 31, 2017.
To learn more about the Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States grant program, including full eligibility requirements and application information, visit www.mdhumanities.org/grants/humanities-and-the-legacy-of-race/.
The Humanities and the Legacy of Race and Ethnicity in the United States initiative has been made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Exploring the human endeavor.