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Digital Program Grants

Mass Humanities announces two grants for organizations bringing the humanities to the public through digital programs and platforms. 

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations have pivoted to offering creative, accessible, and free online humanities platforms and programs. In many cases, these programs have found audiences far beyond traditional in-person attendees. While digital divides remain, virtual and hybrid programs reach over entrenched barriers like accessibility of locations, neighborhood segregation, competing responsibilities for working people, and more. 

Mass Humanities anuncia dos subvenciones para las organizaciones que hagan llegar las humanidades al público mediante programas y plataformas digitales. Para saber más, lea nuestras pautas y las preguntas claves de la solicitud en español a continuación.

Organizations may apply to both opportunities, but not for the same programs or projects. See each grants’ guidelines for details. 

Digital Capacity Grants of up to $5000 will support organizations undertaking projects that make the humanities digitally accessible to the public and increase the applicants’ skills and capacity to continue digital humanities programs in the future. Funding for Digital Capacity Grants is provided by the Mass Cultural Council. For details, read our grant guidelines, FAQ, and key application questions.

Timeline: Applications open January 14th, 2021 at noon and close February 7th at 11:59pm. Recipients will be notified of their awards the week of March 29th.

Resources: View slides from our recent Digital Capacity Grant Webinar. Sample answers to application questions are included in the webinar slides.

Consultations: Want to speak with a Mass Humanities Program Officer about answering the application questions? Sign up for 10-minute consultations with:

Jennifer Hall-Witt:

Katherine Stevens:

Note: questions about application eligibility are best answered by emailing

Bridge Street Sponsorships: Mass Humanities’ Bridge Street Fund supports history organizations across our state. Through the generosity of donors, Mass Humanities will sponsor up to 3 free, public online programs by historical societies, centers, museums, or historic sites, at $500 per-program. For details, read our guidelines and key application questions.

Timeline: Applications open March 1, at noon. Sponsorships awarded will be announced every 3-4 weeks (see guidelines for a full calendar). Applications must be submitted at least three weeks before the upcoming award date to be considered for that cycle.

Looking for support for a different type of grant? More updated grant opportunities for Reading Frederick Douglass Together, Local History and more coming soon!

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