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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.  

 
 
Project Grant
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

Monkey DanceCenter For Independent Documentarymore

Pre-production for "Monkey Dance", a one hour documentary video following three Cambodian-American teenagers in the Angkor Dance Troupe of Lowell, Massachusetts. All three are leaders in their community who find positive solutions to challenges they face with poverty, gang violence, and ethnic identity. Their life stories will serve as a lens through which to examine issues of cultural identity, ethnic relations, and family bonds-and the role that traditional arts play in these arenas.

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

project director: Julie Mallozzi
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $10,000

Completion of the production and post-productiion stages of a documentary "The North Adams Project: A Case Study for Industrial Transformation". This film is an hour long independent documentary that will examine the case of North Adams, former mill town in rural western Massachusetts, which is using a visionary arts initiative to break out of a long period of economic decline.

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

project director: Nancy Kelly
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $25,000

The completion of a one-hour documentary motion picture that examines the role of dissenting citizens as participants in the process of a democratic government. The film focuses on the Vietnam War veterans and Lexington townspeople who participated in an anti-war demonstration over the Memorial Dat weekend, May 1971.

Northern Light Productions
Allston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Bestor Cram
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $15,000
Project Grant
Provincetown, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

Still Standing: Trapfishing in AmericaProvincetown Community Compact, Inc.more

A documentary that will explore the rich tradition of trapfishing along the Massachusetts coastline and consider the crisis of a fishery in jeopardy.

Provincetown Community Compact, Inc.
Provincetown, MA, Barnstable County (Cape & Islands)

project director: Seth Rolbein
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $15,000
Project Grant
Northampton, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

The Last Place in the WorldHistoric Northamptonmore

An exhibition about the former Northampton State Hospital to be viewed at the Center for the Arts in Northampton. The exhibition will focus on the historical and artistic aspects of the hospital through the selected works of the scholars involved in the project.

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

project director: Anna Schuleit
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $2,500
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Keys to the Highway: The Big Bill Broonzy StoryEmerson Collegemore

The preproduction funding for the research and development of a four-part radio documentary and internet website on blues composer and singer William "Bog Bill" Broonzy. The project will explore the connections between African-American social, economic and cultural history, the codification of the country blues between 1925 and 1940, and the influence of the blues on American popular music.

Emerson College
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Roger House
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $9,030
Project Grant
Harvard, MA, Worcester County (Central)

Frontier Colonial House and Farm SiteFruitlands Museumsmore

A site interpretation of a frontier colonial house and farm site.

Fruitlands Museums
Harvard, MA, Worcester County (Central)

project director: Joanne Myers
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $15,000
Project Grant
Holyoke, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

Skinner Employee Oral History ProjectWistariahurst Museum Association, Incmore

An oral history project to collect the memories of former employees of the Skinner Family. Project will include the gathering of photographs, artifacts and personal memories of former staff members into an exhibition.

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

project director: Sandra Krein
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $2,500
Project Grant
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

Teamsters Local 25 Pictorial HistoryTeamsters Local 25more

Support to assemble, mount and publicize a pictorial history exhibit commemorating the 90th anniversary of its International Brotherhood of Teamsters charter of October 1, 1910.

Teamsters Local 25
Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Steven R. Sullivan
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $2,500

A series of talks and cultural events at the Du Bois Library at University of Massachusetts, Amherst in commemoration of the quincentenary of Brazil's discovery in 1500.

Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies
Amherst, MA, Hampshire County (CT Valley)

project director: Peter Stern
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $1,204
Project Grant
Melrose, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

Epiphany in ProgressFilmmakers Collaborativemore

A documentary that focuses on the first year of the Epiphany School, a private, tuition free, full-service, faith based middle school for low-income children in Boston.

Filmmakers Collaborative
Melrose, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

project director: Michal Goldman
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $25,000
Project Grant
Walpole, MA, Norfolk County (Southeast)

Ka Ding Dong!Center For Independent Documentarymore

Production grant for a 90-minute documentary about the G-Clefs, one of the few remaining rhythm and blues groups from the 1950s that is still performing with its original members.

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

project director: Abby Freedman
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $15,000
Project Grant
Brookline, MA, Norfolk County (Greater Boston)

Morning SunLong Bow Group, Inc.more

Production of a two-hour film and related website on the history and social consequences of China's Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).

Long Bow Group, Inc.
Brookline, MA, Norfolk County (Greater Boston)

project director: Carma Hinton
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $25,000

A free lecture series for adult audiences exploring selected major themes from the writings of Emerson and Thoreau: individualism, environmental vision, land use, and the relationship between science and nature.

Concord Museum
Concord, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

project director: Judith H. Stern
awarded on: 1999-11-16
amount: $1,565

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