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2012-13 Project Grants

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1:1 Matching Grant
Overview of the Council
Overview of Council Grants Programs
Key Aspects of Project Grants
Online Application Walk-Through
Questions
Kate Sidley
Grants Program Assistant
Online Form Walk-Through
Agenda
Today's Presenters
New York Council for the Humanities
Lauren Kushnick
Manager of Grants & Technology
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Questions?
Clarification?

Let's Talk...
Council Grant Programs
2012-13 Directors'
Project Grants
Support exemplary humanities-based public programs that use dialogue to actively engage their target audience(s).
Guidelines: Goals
The Council funds projects that use the humanities to engage people in analyzing issues, and taking part in the meaningful exchange of ideas and opinions.

The goals of all of our public humanities grants are:
Guidelines: Audience
All projects supported by the Council must be
intended for and open to a general public audience.
Member
Guidelines: Project Team
Non-specialists who can benefit from a program without prior knowledge or information. Participation cannot be limited to members of a particular group or organization.
Priority is given to projects that serve
people for whom such opportunities are rare
.
Many New Yorkers do not have regular access to public humanities programs for a variety of reasons including geography, income, age and ethnic background. This is why we prioritize projects that specifically engage such audiences.
Support Level
Eligibility
Deadlines
Stay in Touch
grants@nyhumanities.org
212-233-1131
The project team is the key group of individuals contributing to your project and must include members with demonstrable
humanities expertise
:
In your application, be sure to identify the role of each team member as well as his or her relevant experience.

The participation of all team members must be confirmed at the time of your application.
Up to $3,000
Any tax-exempt organization in NY State may apply.
Up to $10,000
Organization
A Planning grant is not necessary to receive a Project Grant.
War of 1812 Project Grants
Special Initiative
The Council funds projects that use the humanities to engage people in analyzing issues, and taking part in the meaningful exchange of ideas and opinions.
Project Grants
Planning Grants
Up to $1,500
Up to $3,000
Cost to participants for the program(s).
Who is your program designed for and why?
Local history experts, culture bearers, and traditional scholars (individuals with a PhD, and/or university/college appointment in the area of their studies) all have humanities expertise, and we encourage your project team to include a diversity of perspectives.
To encourage informed public discourse in communities across New York State.
To help New Yorkers deepen their understanding of the world around them.
To actively engage New Yorkers with issues and ideas.
Organizations may only receive one of each type of grant per calendar year.
All Planning Grants must be closed before you may return and apply for a follow-up grant for the same project.

Match = Cash & In-kind
All Council grants support either the planning or implementation of humanities-based public programs.
New Program
June 1
Example: If your project begins June 1st ...
Project Begins
Application Due
March 1
April 1
May 1
Council Notification
Application Due
Project Begins
3 months before the start of your project
1 month before the start of your project
After Council Notification
Council Notification
Support the implementation of humanities-based public programs that focus on the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
Recent Grants
http://www.nyhumanities.org/grants/mini/miniapp.php?page=1
Grantee:
Grantee:
Grantee:
Egbert Benson Historical Society of Red Hook
Project:
Adirondack Center for Writing
Project:
“Black Nature: Minority Voices in Nature Poetry”
Project:
“Bicentennial Community Heritage Day: War of 1812”
“People, Place, and Progress: Local Landscapes in Paint and Print”
Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse and Onondaga County
A poetry reading followed by a discussion of nature writing by minority writers.
Strong Project Team
Roger Bonair-Agard (poet and educator from Trinadad) will lead a conversation exploring questions at the intersection of race, nature, and writing.
Engaging Format
Broad and introspective discussion about humans’ relationship to the natural world.
Paired Programming
In conjuction with traveling exhibit, “Dreaming of Timbuctoo,” which documents the experience of the 3,000 African American who, in 1846, received plots of land to farm in the Adirondack area.
A “multi-faceted day-long celebration” for the town of Red Hook's 200th anniversary.
Engaging Format
Hands-on demonstrations of farm, family and village life in 1812
Special mock trial by a local justice of the peace in period dress
Commemoration
War of 1812 and Civil War re-enactments
Targeted Audience
A 1912 classroom for grade and middle school students to experience school life as it was one hundred years ago.
Pairing works of art with historical photographs from the OHA archives, the exhibition illustrates the transformation of Onondaga’s rural and urban landscapes from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Engaging Format
Includes the 1923 silent movie, “A Clouded Name” (Norma Shearer), filmed on location in the Syracuse area.
A walking tour in Syracuse offers visitors to experience sites featured in the paintings on display in a contemporary urban context.
Strong Partnership
Educational programming and community activities related to the exhibition will be held in the Everson Museum and the OHA Research Center.
All grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis except for Directors' Project Grants (4 deadlines per year.)
Up to $3000
Support the preparation of humanities-based public programs.
Support implementation of humanities-based public programs.
Can NEH funding be used as a match?
No!
Reminders
Tax-exempt organizations
1:1 Match
The mission of the New York Council for the Humanities is to help all New Yorkers become thoughtful participants in our communities by promoting critical inquiry, cultural understanding, and civic engagement.
Speakers Programs
Programs
Adult Discussions
Kids Discussions

Community Conversations

Reading & Discussion Programs for Adults

Community Conversations

Muslim Voices

Together—Book Talk for Kids and Parents

Unidos—Charlas de libros para niños y padres


What does it mean to be human? The question has given rise to the fields known collectively as "the humanities," which look at:
What are the Humanities?
What We Create
What We Debate
Speakers in the Schools

Speakers in the Humanities
New York Council for the Humanities
What We
Do
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The Council funds projects that use the humanities to engage people in analyzing issues, and taking part in the meaningful exchange of ideas and opinions.
Any tax-exempt organization is eligible to apply
Grants
Support the implementation of exemplary humanities-based public programs that use dialogue to actively engage their target audience(s).
Directors' Project Grants
Up to $10,000
New
Grantee:
Baobab Cultural Center
Project:
Baobab Film and Dialogue Sereis 2012-2013
Available to any org with cultural programs to help defray costs for staff, paid workers & volunteers working on storm related clean up.
Hurricane Recovery Grants
Special Initiative
Free books also available to storm-recovering sites.
We're always happy to answer application questions or review draft materials by email: grants@nyhumanities.org
Applications are accepted throughout the year on a rolling basis
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Program Goals
The goals of all of our public humanities grants are:
Audience Goals
All projects supported by the Council must be
intended for and open to a general public audience.
Member
Project Team
Non-specialists who can benefit from a program without prior knowledge or information. Participation cannot be limited to members of a particular group or organization.
Priority is given to projects serving
people for whom such opportunities are rare
.
Many New Yorkers do not have regular access to public humanities programs for a variety of reasons including geography, income, age and ethnic background. This is why we prioritize projects that specifically engage such audiences.
The project team is the key group of individuals contributing to your project and must include members with demonstrable
humanities expertise
:
In your application, be sure to identify the role of each team member as well as his or her relevant experience.
Grant Guidelines
Cost to participants for the program(s).
Who is your program designed for and why?
Local history experts, culture bearers, and traditional scholars (individuals with a PhD, and/or university/college appointment in the area of their studies) all have humanities expertise, and we encourage your project team to include a diversity of perspectives.
To encourage informed public discourse in communities across New York State.
To help New Yorkers deepen their understanding of the world around them.
To actively engage New Yorkers with issues and ideas.
Complete List of
Recent Grants
Setup an appointment to discuss your proposal with us at: www.nyhumanities.org/grants/
Describe your project team.
The participation of all team members must be confirmed at the time of your application.
What We
Believe
Exposure
Engagement
Deep
Engagement
&
Audience Engagement Scale
Exposure
Engagement
Deep
Engagement
Audience Engagement Scale
Serve people for whom such opportunities are rare
Encourage actively engaging the project's target audiences
grants@nyhumanities.org
212-233-1131
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Planning Grants
Up to $1,500
Project Grants
Up to $3,000
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts
The World at Play: NY's Immigrant Soccer Leagues and the World Cup
Adirondack Museum
2014 Cabin Fever Sunday lecture series
Speakers in the Humanities
Speakers in the Schools

Community Conversations

Together—Book Talk for Kids
and Parents
Unidos—Charlas de libros para
niños y padres

Adult Reading & Discussion
Programs
Front-end evaluation, brainstorming & research.
All aspects of making public
programming happen.
Planning Grants
Project Grants
Planning for a 2014 exhibition exploring the role that soccer plays in the Flushing community and beyond held in conjunction with the 2014 World Cup.
A series of lectures designed to engage Adirondacks locals in historic programming during the winter months when the museum is closed.
nyhumanities.org/grants/awards/2014.php
Project Grants
Exemplary projects:
Special Initiatives
Stay tuned
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