Grant Applications are now live!

Visit our How to Apply page for more information on how to register.


Grant support is awarded to nonprofits that inspire New Yorkers to explore what it means to be human.  Through two competitive grant programs, the Council offers nimble and responsive grants to support the diverse arts and culture sector of New York State. You can see a map of recent grants here.

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$1,500 to develop your ideas
for public humanities programs that are built in partnership with your community
$5,000 to launch humanities programs that are dynamic and address meaningful issues across the state

What's changed?

We've removed the match requirement to make it easier for you to begin your planning process and start new collaborations.

What's changed?

We've increased the grants to $5,000 to help groups like yours implement exceptional humanities programs!

You should apply if you are working with an exciting group of people, and want to brainstorm how the humanities can enrich your program ideas.

You should apply if you know the who, what, when, and how of your public humanities programs & are ready to make them a reality.

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Thematic Grants

The Council also develops thematic grants to provide timely support for our dynamic arts and culture sector.

More About Thematic Grants >

Contact the Council: We want to hear from you!