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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.  

 
 

Humanities portion of the 8th annual African American Festival in Worcester, MA, including an exhibition at the Worcester Public Library, lectures and a panel discussion.

Willis Center Cultural Institute
Worcester, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Gloria Hall
awarded on: 2004-12-10
amount: $5,000

Exhibition using the 150th anniversary of Frederick Douglass' My Bondage and My Freedom and Melville's Benito Cereno as a starting point for exploring concerns such as the reach and limits of democracy, the nature of freedom, the role of race in the America and the place of the U.S. in the world.

New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Candace L. Heald
awarded on: 2004-12-10
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Provincetown, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

The Playwright of Peaked Hill BarsPilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museummore

Exhibit on Eugene O'Neill in Provincetown.

Pilgrim Monument & Provincetown Museum
Provincetown, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Jeffrey Morris
awarded on: 2004-12-10
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
North Adams, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

Cai Guo-Qiang: Inopportune Lecture SeriesMassachusetts Museum of Contemporary Artmore

Lecture and discussion series investigating the political and artistic issues raised by MASS MoCA's exhibition Cai Guo-Qiang: Inopportune.

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
North Adams, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

project director: Laura S. Heon
awarded on: 2004-12-10
amount: $5,000
Discussion: Reading Grant
Hingham, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

Understanding Islam at HinghamHingham Public Librarymore

Reading and discussion program about Islam (formerly a council conducted program).

Hingham Public Library
Hingham, MA, Plymouth County (Southeast)

project director: Kathleen Leahy
awarded on: 2004-12-06
amount: $500
Discussion: Reading Grant
Barnstable, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

The Mystery Novel as a Reflection of its TimesSturgis Librarymore

Reading and book discussion group examining mystery novels.

Sturgis Library
Barnstable, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Lucy Loomis
awarded on: 2004-11-30
amount: $1,000

Funds to develop a plan for exhibits and related activities, as well as a strategy for obtaining funding for the Roxbury Center for the Arts at Hibernian Hall - a product of the overall rehabilitation of Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square, which has served as a center for community culture in Roxbury and Greater Boston.

Madison Park Development Corp.
Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Candelaria Silva-Collins
awarded on: 2004-09-17
amount: $5,000

Development of a social studies curriculum material to present the flourishing trade that Massachusetts ports had with different ports of India for public schools.

Meru Educational Foundation
Sharon, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Vanita Shastri
awarded on: 2004-09-17
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Jews and the Culture of the TangoTrustees of Boston Universitymore

Two-part symposium open to the public on Jews and the Culture of the Tango, focusing on the tango as a rich repository of the worldview and social situation of Yiddish-speaking Jews in the first half of the 20th century, both in Argentina and Eastern Europe.

Trustees of Boston University
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Thomas Glick
awarded on: 2004-09-17
amount: $1,695

Exhibit Production Grant to build an interpretive and interactive exhibit on the William Skimmer and Sons Manufacturing Company and their part in the US silk industry, 1850-1962.

Wistariahurst Museum Association, Inc
Holyoke, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

project director: Laurie Risler
awarded on: 2004-09-17
amount: $3,700
Project Grant
Gloucester, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

"Vincie N." Interpretive ExhibitGloucester Maritime Heritage Museummore

Development of an interpretive exhibit that will give insight into the culture of the people whose livelihood depended upon the Vincie N., a commercial fishing boat built in 1936 and fished by the same Gloucester family for over 50 years.

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Museum
Gloucester, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Harriet Webster
awarded on: 2004-09-17
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Lawrence, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

History of Social Service in Lawrence, MassachusettsFamily Service, Incmore

Exhibit of artifacts and oral histories telling the story of the emergence of social service policy and delivery in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Family Service, Inc
Lawrence, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Kay B. Frishman
awarded on: 2004-09-17
amount: $3,700
Discussion: Reading Grant
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

Understanding Islam - Jones LibraryJones Librarymore

Reading and discussion series about Islam.

Jones Library
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Beth Girshman
awarded on: 2004-06-22
amount: $500
Project Grant
Lexington, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

The Lure of the West: Films and LiteratureNational Heritage Museummore

A reading and discussion series and film/discussion series to accompany an exhibit of American West artifacts.

National Heritage Museum
Lexington, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Alice Promisel
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $3,500

A videotaped oral history project about the five villages of Montague, produced in honor of Montague's 250th anniversary. The programs will air on a local access television station in late 2004.

Montague Community Cable Incorporated
Turners Falls, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

project director: Jeffrey Singleton
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $3,480
Project: Media Grant
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

Monkey Dance Distribution GrantCenter For Independent Documentarymore

The distribution grant will cover the production of a high school teacher's guide to accompany the documentary, design and printing of a poster to promote local screenings, and film festival entry costs.

Center For Independent Documentary
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Julie Mallozzi
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $4,980
Project Grant
Lexington, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Discover Roxbury's Art and HistoryThe Bridges Programmore

A series of five "moving lecture" bus tours highlighting Roxbury's history, art and culture, led by experts in their fields.

The Bridges Program
Lexington, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Marcia Butman
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $4,000
Project Grant
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

Concord River Greenway HistoryLowell Parks & Conservation Trustmore

An oral history project that will utilize interviews with residents of neighborhoods that abut the Concord River in Lowell. The end products will be a lengthy oral history document, a Concord River Greenway brochure, and historical signage.

Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust
Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Kristin McCauley
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $3,600
Project Grant
Shrewsbury, MA, Worcester County (Central)

Yours for Humanity--Abby, A One-Act PlayWorcester Women's History Projectmore

A one-woman play about Abby Kelley Foster.

Worcester Women's History Project
Shrewsbury, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Linda B. Rosenlund
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Medford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Website DesignRoyall House Associationmore

The designing of a website for the Royall House, the only home in New England with preserved slave quarters.

Royall House Association
Medford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Fred Schlicher
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $1,680

A UMass-published anthology containing the articles upon which the lectures for Historic Northampton's lecture series commemorating the 350th anniversary year of the city of Northampton were based.

Historic Northampton
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Kerry Buckley
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project: Media Grant
New York, NY, New York County

The Political Dr. SeussThe New Pressmore

A 90-minute documentary film on the little known political side of Theodor Seuss Geisal, a Springfield native.

The New Press
New York, NY, New York County

project director: Ron Lamothe
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project: Media Grant
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

Plastic: Credit Cards and the Culture of DebtCenter For Independent Documentarymore

A documentary investigating the culture of debt in America.

Center For Independent Documentary
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

project director: Tim Wright
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Salem, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

Witch House Family Program SeriesWitch Housemore

A series of educational public programs to enhance the Witch House's role as a center for community involvement and local history. The Witch House is the only historic building in Salem with direct ties to the witchcraft trials of 1692.

Witch House
Salem, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Elizabeth Seater
awarded on: 2004-06-11
amount: $3,400
Discussion: Reading Grant
Wilbraham, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

The American Short StoryWilbraham Public Librarymore

A library reading and discussion series.

Wilbraham Public Library
Wilbraham, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

project director: Ardie McEathron
awarded on: 2004-05-18
amount: $150
Project Grant
Mashpee, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

Voices from the Oak TreeOversoul Theatre Collective, Inc.more

A series of public presentations focusing on the oral and literary traditions of the Wampanoag people.

Oversoul Theatre Collective, Inc.
Mashpee, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Morgan J. Peters
awarded on: 2004-03-15
amount: $2,500
Project Grant
Salem, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

Nathaniel Hawthorne Bicentennial LecturesHouse of the Seven Gablesmore

Three lectures about the life, work and legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne during 2004, the bicentennial of his birth.

House of the Seven Gables
Salem, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Alexandria Mason
awarded on: 2004-03-12
amount: $3,000
Project Grant
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

Project 2050New World Theatermore

"Knowledge for Power" sessions for the Project 2050 summer retreat, a yearly ten-day gathering of artists, scholars, and a racially diverse group of 45 Western Massachusetts youth, at which themes connected to the projected demographic shift of 2050--when people of color will become the majority in the US--are explored through artistic and scholastic expression.

New World Theater
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Talvin Wilkes
awarded on: 2004-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Chestnut Hill, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Still Present PastsBoston Collegemore

A multi-media exhibit that explores the legacies of the Korean war and encourages reflection about the devastation of all wars.

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: G. Ramsay Liem
awarded on: 2004-03-12
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
West Tisbury, MA, Dukes County (Cape & Islands)

African American Heritage TrailAfrican American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyardmore

The publication of a revised and expanded version of the African American Heritage Trail book that will include information on more sites on Martha's Vineyard.

African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard
West Tisbury, MA, Dukes County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Elaine C. Weintraub
awarded on: 2004-03-12
amount: $3,500

A subvention grant for a study of Massachusetts archaeologist Roland Robbins to be published by the University Press of New England in the fall of 2004.

University of Maryland
College Park, MD, Prince Georges County

project director: Donald W. Linebaugh
awarded on: 2004-03-12
amount: $1,000
Project: K-12 Grant
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

The Genesis and Genius of IslamPrimary Sourcemore

An interdisciplinary summer institute on Islam. The course will explore the development of Islamic religious, social, and political life over time and across several cultures.

Primary Source
Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Deborah L. Cunningham
awarded on: 2004-02-13
amount: $5,000

Public events in conjunction with the annual conference of the Organization of American Historians. The featured topics are the 60th Anniversary of Japanese American draft resistance in WWII, the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education and the 30th anniversary of the Garrity decision on busing.

Organization of American Historians
Bloomington, IN, Monroe County

project director: Sarah Deutsch
awarded on: 2003-12-13
amount: $3,835
Project Grant
Bedford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

Changing Lives Through LiteratureMiddlesex Community Collegemore

Books and transportation for CLTL, an alternative sentencing program for repeat offenders of literature discussions in a college setting.

Middlesex Community College
Bedford, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Jean Flanagan
awarded on: 2003-12-13
amount: $5,000

A local history curriculum for fifth grade students and teachers in the New Bedford public schools consisting of reading, writing, research and interactive activities focused on New Bedford architecture, 19th century social and domestic history and Quakerism. Based on selected primary sources.

Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

project director: Blair Walker
awarded on: 2003-12-12
amount: $4,042

A collaborative inquiry into the work of writer Grace Paley, including three work-in-progress performances and a culminating staged reading of A State of Grace, a new play that dramatizes Paley's short stories, essays and poems.

Underground Railway Theater
Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: Debra Wise
awarded on: 2003-08-27
amount: $3,000
Project Grant
Lawrence, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

Robert Frost's Lawrence: A Visual RecordRobert Frost Foundationmore

Support of an exhibit of photographs and historical artifacts highlighting Frost's poetry to the city where he spent much of his adolescence and young adulthood, illuminating the public as to how Frost's poems were inspired by a history and culture of the textile-manufacturing city.

Robert Frost Foundation
Lawrence, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

project director: Mary Ellen Janeiro
awarded on: 2003-03-14
amount: $5,000
Project Grant
Chestnut Hill, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

Ending the Silence: Korean Americans Remember the Korean WarBoston Collegemore

Support of the planning phase of an exhibit devoted to the legacy of the Korean War for Korean Americans.

Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

project director: G. Ramsay Liem
awarded on: 2003-03-14
amount: $4,550
Project Grant
Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Ancient Fishweir Permanent Panels in Arlington Street SubwayTouchable Stories, Inc.more

Production costs to cover the design and writing of two 5' by 12' enamel panels to be permanently installed in the Arlington Street T station when it is renovated in the fall of 2003. The panels will tell the story of the 5000-year-old fishweirs that are buried under the Back Bay, alongside the tracks of the Green Line.

Touchable Stories, Inc.
Dorchester, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Ross Miller
awarded on: 2003-03-14
amount: $4,000
Discussion: Reading Grant
Leominster, MA, Worcester County (Central)

Autobiography: Writing and MemoryFriends of the Leominster Public Librarymore

A reading and discussion series that examines four autobiographies of people from varying cultural circumstances and ethnicities.

Friends of the Leominster Public Library
Leominster, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Edward Bergman
awarded on: 2002-08-07
amount: $400

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