Category Archives: Humanities

Cultural Exchange Fund for Performing Artists

APAP’s Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to assist United States-based presenting professionals and their organizations and companies in building partnerships and collaborations with their international peers and help audiences experience the work of artists from around the world in its cultural context.

APAP awards travel subsidies to individual presenting professionals (including agents, managers, and producers), presenting organizations, and groups of presenting professionals traveling to see the work of artists and companies, or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators.

All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. APAP strongly encourages but does not limit travel to the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

The maximum amount awarded per individual organization, inclusive of travel costs and per diem, is $2,000. Group travel subsidies will be awarded only to groups of three or more individuals from different member presenting organizations. The maximum award for a group is $10,000, with no more than $2,000 awarded per organization in the group.

Date due: August 15, 2013

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NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants

The Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants program awards small grants to support the planning stages of innovative projects that promise to benefit the humanities.  Proposals should be for the planning stages of digital initiatives in any area of the humanities.  Innovation is a hallmark of this grant category, which incorporates “high risk/high reward” paradigm.  NEH is requesting proposals that take some risks in the pursuit of innovation and excellence.  Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants should result in plans, prototypes, or proofs of concept for long-term digital humanities projects prior to implementation.

Award: $60,000

Date due: September 12, 2013

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National Storytelling Network Seeks Proposals

The National Storytelling Network is accepting applications for the 2013 Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling for projects that promote understanding of the ways storytelling can promote change in individuals and communities.

Grants of $5,000 will be awarded in support of storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or local organization, and replicable in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients, inspiring excellence in applied storytelling work and communicating to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling.

Amount: $5,000

Date due: April 30, 2013

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Bridging Cultures through Film

The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities.  These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the U.S.  Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship.  The Division of Public Programs encourages innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative films.

Amount: $800,000

Date due: June 12, 2013

For more information, click here.

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