RENO, Nev—Nevada Humanities is pleased to announce the launch of its FY2023 Nevada Humanities Major Project Grants grantmaking cycle. Through this Major Project Grant program, Nevada Humanities awards grants of up to $7,500 to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, tribal entities, and government entities, which include libraries, museums, and educational institutions. The Nevada Humanities Major Project Grant application deadline is September 1, 2022, for projects taking place November 1, 2022, through October 31, 2023. Nevada Humanities Major Project Grants support innovative humanities projects created primarily for Nevada audiences, or designed to enhance national or international understanding of Nevada issues, culture, and heritage. Nevada Humanities funds organizations across the state to undertake public humanities projects that range from one month to one year to implement. These grants address the continuing need for humanities-based cultural programs statewide. Successful applicants will be notified of their grant awards in late October 2022. Grant guidelines and FAQ are available on the Nevada Humanities website at nevadahumanities.org/project-grants.

Nevada Humanities supports projects that are dynamic and may take many forms, including media programs and documentaries, exhibitions, forums and discussions, public dialogue and conversation, workshops, research projects with public components, publications, educational initiatives and programs, and digital productions. Whatever their form, such projects draw upon the humanities, address important issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities, and enrich the state’s cultural life. They may explore topics as diverse as Nevada state and local history, traditional culture, civic engagement, oral history and community stories, jurisprudence, social justice, bridging cultures, Nevada’s landscape and built environment, sense of place, and contemporary issues of concern to Nevadans.

Nevada Humanities Major Project Grants are critical for organizations and communities across Nevada that are hungry for innovative grants that will assist them in providing direct community-based programming in all regions of the Silver State. This funding is key to leveraging local financial support for our grantees, and we hope that these grants will inspire cultural organizations around the state to invigorate their programs with fresh ideas and renewed energy,” says Christina Barr, Executive Director of Nevada Humanities. “We look forward to funding projects across the state that share Nevada’s diverse and dynamic ideas, places, cultures, and traditions with all.”

To learn more about Nevada Humanities Major Project Grants, register to attend one of seven informational meetings with Nevada Humanities staff. Each meeting will last 90 minutes and take place over Zoom on:

Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 1:00-2:30 pm PDT and 4:00-5:30 pm PDT

Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 10:00-11:30 am PDT, 1:00-2:30 pm PDT, and 5:00-6:30 pm PDT

Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10:00-11:30 am PDT (presented in partnership with Representative Susie Lee’s office as part of a Virtual Grants Workshop) and 2:00-3:30 pm PDT

Meetings will consist of a review of grant application guidelines and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions of Nevada Humanities staff about the grant application process. Pre-registration is required. To register for an informational meeting, visit nevadahumanities.org/project-grants. Individual grant consultations are also available by appointment. Contact Bobbie Ann Howell at bahowell@nevadahumanities.org or at 702-800-4670 to schedule an appointment.

As part of the FY2023 Nevada Humanities Project Grants, Nevada Humanities also offers Mini-Grants and Planning Grants. Mini-Grants are designed to respond to the year-round, immediate programmatic needs of Nevada cultural organizations by funding public humanities projects throughout the year with a flexible application deadline. Planning Grants can be used to engage the services of a humanities scholar, host planning meetings, or facilitate the planning of a humanities project. Applications for Nevada Humanities FY2023 Mini-Grants and Planning Grants will be available beginning August 1, 2022. Learn more about Nevada Humanities Grant opportunities at nevadahumanities.org/grants.

About Nevada Humanities: Nevada Humanities is one of 56 independent, nonprofit state and territorial humanities councils that partner with the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities. For more information about Nevada Humanities visit nevadahumanities.org.

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