Maryland Humanities Awards $64,398 in Grants to Nonprofits Across Maryland

January 2, 2018

(Baltimore) – Maryland Humanities is proud to award grants to twelve organizations across the state for its most recent grant cycle for public humanities programming. The major grant program awards up to $10,000 and the mini grant program awards up to $1,200.

Recipients of major grant awards this cycle are Baltimore Center Stage (Center Stage Associates); Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center; Historic Sotterley; James Agee Film Project; Live Garra Theatre; Queen Anne’s County Arts Council; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.  Mini grant recipients are Artpartheid; Catoctin Furnace Historical Society; Crisfield Heritage Foundation; and University of Baltimore.

Maryland Humanities provides grants to nonprofit organizations that use the humanities (literature, philosophy, history, etc.) to inspire Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities. Grant criteria encourage free, public programming in many forms.

Projects funded in this most recent round of awards include a documentary film exploring identity through Southern food, an exhibit about the watermen on the Chesapeake Bay, a multi-event series on the Catonsville Nine, and a living history portrayal of and author presentation on Harriet Tubman.

To learn more about our Grants Program, recipients, eligibility, and deadlines, visit

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