Delaware Humanities provides grant funding to non-profit organizations in Delaware and to Delaware state and local government entities.
Delaware Humanities grant projects bring Delawareans together by offering cultural programs in institutions of all kinds: museums, libraries, schools and colleges, senior centers and veterans hospitals, churches, social service agencies, and businesses. Designed to encourage conversations and connections, these programs offer Delaware communities insights into the way we think, the things we value, and the world we live in – in short, what it means to be human. Visit our Recent Grants page here to see projects that Delaware Humanities has supported recently.
Note: The arts and humanities are not the same, which is why Delaware has both the Delaware Division of the Arts and Delaware Humanities. Arts programs focus on creation and performance. Humanities programs focus on the interpretive aspects of the arts: historical or philosophical contexts, analyses of methodology, or approaches to art movements or periods. Delaware Humanities will offer grants for programs which combine performance with interpretation, such as a scholarly discussion following the production of a play. While Delaware Humanities funds humanities projects which interpret or use art and performance to begin conversations, we do not fund projects focused on the creative and/or performing arts, and we do not offer grants to individuals. Delaware artists seeking grant information should visit the Delaware Division of the Arts.
Delaware Humanities Council introduces New Executive Director Michele AnstineJune 18, 2018
Michele Anstine, most recently the Assistant CEO and Chief Program Officer for the Delaware Historical Society, brings twenty years of experience working in the humanities in Delaware. While at the George Read II House & Gardens, she held various leadership roles, raising nearly $2 million in funds to preserve and enhance one of the premiere Federalist homes and museum collections in the United States. She was a critical part of the successful campaign to designate the property as a National Historic Landmark. A native of southern Kent County, Ms. Anstine holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of Delaware.
Spring 2018 Vision Grant Awards total $88,496June 28, 2018
Ten organizations from around the state have been awarded Delaware Humanities Vision Grants.