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Explore the Mass Humanities funded projects awarded from 2000 to the present.  Browse by grant type, city, region or keyword.  Subscribe to our newsletter and receive news when grants are awarded.  

 
 
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    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Hyannis, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-05-06
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Mattapoisette, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-05-06
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Andover, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-05-06
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Duxbury, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-05-06
    amount: $500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Winchester, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-05-06
    amount: $500
    Grant
    Holyoke, MA

    Holyoke Public Librarymore

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Holyoke, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-05-06
    amount: $1,500
    Grant
    Haverhill, MA

    Historic New Englandmore

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Haverhill, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-05-06
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Boston, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-05-06
    amount: $500
    Grant
    Waltham, MA

    Gore Place Societymore

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Waltham, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-05-06
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Lynn, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-31
    amount: $1,500
    Grant
    Worcester, MA

    Preservation Worcestermore

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Worcester, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-31
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Boston, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-31
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Yarmouth, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-31
    amount: $1,500
    Grant
    Plymouth, MA

    Plimoth Patuxet Museumsmore

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Plymouth, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-31
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Natick, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-31
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Hadley, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-31
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Taunton, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-03
    amount: $1,500
    Grant
    New Bedford, MA

    New Bedford Whaling Museummore

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street sponsorship


    New Bedford, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-03
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Hatfield, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-03
    amount: $500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Quincy, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-03
    amount: $1,500
    Grant
    Jamaica Plain, MA

    Jamaica Plain Historical Societymore

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Jamaica Plain, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-03
    amount: $500
    Grant
    Sturbridge, MA

    Old Sturbridge Inc.more

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Sturbridge, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-03
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Salem, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-03
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Newburyport, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-03-03
    amount: $1,500

    Online Programs supported by Bridge Street sponsorship


    Lexington, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-02-11
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Haverhill, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-02-11
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    Pittsfield, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-02-11
    amount: $1,500

    Online programs supported by Bridge Street Sponsorship


    New Bedford, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2022-02-11
    amount: $500

    Screenings, including Q & A and artist workshops, to raise awareness about street art and public art. The goal is to encourage youth and graffiti enthusiasts to paint on legal graffiti walls, to expand possibilities for street artists and motivate them towards public art contributions and a positive difference.

    Weiying Olivia Huang - Filmmaker
    Boston, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $13,000

    Mass Humanities funding will support research and pre-production of a verité documentary film depicting the unique, tight-knit, majority-Latinx Chelsea community battling COVID-19 and its aftermath, as told through the voices of its residents.

    ActiveVista Media
    Malden, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $20,000

    An interactive exhibit about Massachusetts-based African American doll artists Marie Turner and Grace Turner, their collection of handmade "peddler dolls," and the multi-volume guide to same which they authored. Mass Humanities funding will support research, exhibit materials, document printing, speaker and presentation event reception costs.

    National Black Doll Museum
    Mansfield, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $4,400

    New archival research on slavery in Medford and the people enslaved by the Royall family, in order to relaunch website interpretation through a new virtual exhibit, tour revisions, and community conversations about the local history of slavery and its legacies today. Mass Humanities funding will support scholarly research, writing exhibit text, and exhibit design.

    Royall House and Slave Quarters
    Medford, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $15,400

    Mass Humanities funding will support a humanities advisor, research assistant and website designer for the podcast site of The Slave is Gone: The Show That Talks Back to Apple TV’s Dickinson. This will feature episodes and capsule stories and images collected and written by the researcher and advisor of lesser-known locals of Native, African-descent, white Yankee and immigrant background, some gender non-conformists, and largely known to Amherst’s most famous daughter.

    The Jones Library, Inc.
    Amherst, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $20,000

    Mass Humanities funding will support research, design, video production, exhibit panels and event costs. The materials that will be produced will be used for special events in the community, walking tours, websites and community forums. There will be personal accounts of hardships, struggles and accomplishments by community members.

    Chinese Economic Development Council
    Boston, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $20,000

    Mass Humanities funding will support group building and preparation of young adults in First Generation, the gathering of their and their family’s stories, development of stories into presentations/performances for the public, accompanied by facilitated dialogues, and the creation of a small book archiving past and present FG stories.

    The Performance Project
    Northampton, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $20,000

    Interpretive exhibits and programming for an African American heritage site and cultural center at the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church in Great Barrington. Mass Humanities funding will be used to formulate specific components that address the themes and goals outlined in CCR’s interpretive plan. Work will entail research and the development of program content, exhibit narratives, schematic-level designs, graphics, and media treatments.

    Clinton Church Restoration, Inc.
    Great Barrington, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $20,000

    Mass Humanities funding will support the following major activities: Story collection by Museum staff; Identification and refinement of stories’ emerging themes; Digital collection, storage and archiving of documents, photographs and audio and video recordings; Collaboration between curatorial and education staff to bring previously underrepresented audiences to the Museum and its website via programs and workshops.

    New Bedford Whaling Museum (Old Dartmouth Historical Society dba)
    New Bedford, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $20,000

    Mass Humanities funding will support the creation of a shooting script, treatment, trailer, and a ten-minute work sample that is necessary to raise funding for the production and post-production of the film.

    Center for Independent Documentary
    Boston, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $11,919

    Documents the Cape Verdean community of Dartmouth. Mass Humanities funding will support the payment of oral history interviewees and interviewers, the humanities advisor, and an immigration researcher.

    UMass Dartmouth, Archives and Special Collections
    North Dartmouth, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $17,600

    Three online virtual bilingual tours of Puerto Rican- and Latinx- majority neighborhoods in Holyoke. The tours will be created under the guidance of the Holyoke History Room and will combine contemporary history (audio/video/family photographs) gathered from current local residents with historical images and text describing these neighborhoods in earlier eras.

    Holyoke Public Library
    Holyoke, MA

    project director:
    awarded on: 2021-09-17
    amount: $15,632

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