• Hospital workers reflect and focus on the care they provide through the power of literature thanks to our facilitated group sessions in the Discussion Grant program for Literature & Medicine.

  • Bay State citizens host group readings of an abolitionist's historic words and consider contemporary race relations with our support for the Reading Frederick Douglass program.

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Find a Grant

We will award $450,000 this year in grants—inquire now about one for your work. Send us your ideas for public programs that engage the humanities! Our next LOI form deadline is December 18th.

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40 Years of Film

Experience our grant program through the lens of funded films. We’ve selected ten titles to show the topics and styles our grantees have employed over our 40-year history.

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Events Near You

Want to see what humanities events are going on in your neighborhood? Search our online calendar for wonderful exhibits, talks, performances, etc.

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Featured Grant: The Price of Survival

A significant portion of American jurisprudence rests on the shoulders of a black lesbian theologian whose name you likely do not know. The Price of Survival, a documentary film on the life of 20th-century intellectual Pauli Murray, stitches together the diaries, private notes, poetry, and autobiography of the profound and important thinker to paint a picture of the shifting cultural landscape of her time. Murray worked as an American civil rights activist, women’s rights activist, lawyer, and author before joining the ministry late in life as the first black woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest.

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EVENTS

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12/14/17 7:30 PM9:30 PM
A piece of original theater taking Shakespeare's political tragedy Julius Caesar as the launching point, with youth interacting along the way with the...  Learn More
12/15/17 7:30 PM9:30 PM
A piece of original theater taking Shakespeare's political tragedy Julius Caesar as the launching point, with youth interacting along the way with the...  Learn More
Tuesday, December 12th

Death in the Afternoon

Salem Brothers Incorporate Game Company

On this day in 1901, George, Charles, and Edward Parker incorporated a game company: Parker Brothers. Started by George in 1883 with a single, self-invented game named Banking, Parker Brothers quickly...
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