Grant Applications are now live!

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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 new ideas
for public humanities projects built in partnership with your community
$5,000 to launch dynamic humanities projects that address meaningful issues in your community


No matching requirement makes it easier for you to begin planning your public project, receive professional development, and/or start new collaborations.


Requests of up to $5,000 help groups like yours implement exceptional humanities projects that are timely, thought-provoking, and designed in response to your community's needs. 

You should apply if you are working with a diverse set of contributors and want to start brainstorming how the humanities can enrich your work.

You should apply if your project and audience goals are clear, your team is set, and you know how to make your public humanities project 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.

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