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.
Vision Grant Deadlines for Fall Cycle FY19September 12, 2018
ATTENTION prospective applicants for Delaware Humanities Grants:
Drafts for the Vision Grant Fall Cycle are DUE by Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
Final Drafts are Due Wednesday, November 14, 2018.
A rough draft is required for Vision Grants.
Welcome Bob McKennett to the Delaware Humanities BoardSeptember 12, 2018
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6 Questions for Executive Director Michele AnstineSeptember 12, 2018
Now approaching her 90th day at Delaware Humanities, get to know ED Michele Anstine
2019 New Speakers and ProgramsSeptember 12, 2018
In the 2019 fiscal year (November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019), two new speakers and five new programs will be available for request. Remember to wait until after October 1, 2018…