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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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    Discussion Grant
    New Bedford, MA, Bristol County

    Southcoast SevenZeiterion Theatremore

    Seven female students from Berkshire Community College will be guided in developing a public presentation -- to take place before the performance of Seven -- on 7 local women who have made a significant contribution to the world around them.

    Zeiterion Theatre
    New Bedford, MA, Bristol County

    project director: Ashley Moore
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant
    Boston, MA, Middlesex County

    Evolution of Black Dance Across the AmericasJaara, Incmore

    A panel discussion on the history of Black dance forms, kicking-off the Black Dance Festival

    Jaara, Inc
    Boston, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Marianne Harkless Diabate
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,000
    Discussion Grant
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    Voting Rights ,Women's Suffrage and Fannie Lou HamerYWCA Of Cambridgemore

    Two discussions with Billie Jean Young, creator of a one woman show on labor and civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.

    YWCA Of Cambridge
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Whitney Mooney
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,000
    Discussion Grant
    Boston, MA, Middlesex County

    Arts Equity SummitArts Connect Internationalmore

    4-hour panel and discussion event focused on problematizing the creation of monuments to memorialize historical events.

    Arts Connect International
    Boston, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Allegra Fletcher
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,450
    Discussion Grant
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County

    Our American StoriesCompany Onemore

    3 panel discussions, led by accomplished women of color, following 3 different plays in Company One's 2020 season, all connected by the theme of American stories.

    Company One
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County

    project director: Ilana Brownstein
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant
    Northampton, MA, Hampshire County

    The Right to Vote: past, present, futureForbes Librarymore

    4 panel/discussion events on 4 aspects of voting: women's suffrage, civil rights movement, current barriers to voting, and teen voting.

    Forbes Library
    Northampton, MA, Hampshire County

    project director: Faith Kaufmann
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    Women's Right to be ElectedBoston Reviewmore

    A panel discussion on the political theories and practical differences between the right to vote and the right to be elected, comparing the US with countries where more women hold elected office.

    Boston Review
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Dan Manchon
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,500

    Family-size group discussions of Dr. Seuss' book Oh, the Thinks You Can Think, led by a graphic facilitator who translates children's ideas into pictures, which are then displayed on a knowledge wall at the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, the Museum's flagship event.

    Springfield Museums
    Springfield, MA, Hampden County

    project director: Jenny Powers
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,500

    Writing workshops with those who are homeless, transitional, and recently-housed, culminating in publication of their works in The Pilgrim magazine and four public reading and discussion programs.

    Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences
    Somerville, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Meryl Becker
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $1,757

    A discussion series with teachers from regional schools, featuring books about visual art and local artists.

    The Artist Book Foundation
    North Adams, MA, Berkshire County

    project director: Chalice Mitchell
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,000

    A discussion of voting rights and experiences with voting, focusing on past and present immigrant communities, with residents of The Point neighborhood in Salem

    North Shore Community Development Center
    Salem, MA, Essex County

    project director: Felicia Pierce
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,500

    A lecture and discussion event with civil rights activist and author Rodney Hurst and legal scholar David Harris.

    North Shore Juneteenth Association
    Lynn, MA, Essex County

    project director: Jacquelyn Fitzhugh
    awarded on: 2020-01-06
    amount: $3,000

    Support for a humanist to research in women's suffrage documents and history to provide materials creating a script and discussion format for four shows.

    Tempest Productions, Inc.
    Brookline, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Deborah Fortson
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $14,983

    Public programming offered in conjunction with the exhibition "Our Souls are by Nature Equal to Yours -- The Life & Legacy of Judith Sargent Murray."


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    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $3,610

    Development of school curriculum on "Partners in Protest: Massachusetts Working Women and their Struggle for the Vote" for eighth-grade civics classes in commemoration of the national woman suffrage centennial.

    Stonehurst, Robert Treat Paine Estate
    Waltham, MA, Middlesex County (Metrowest Boston)

    project director: Ann Clifford
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $7,550

    3 free public lecture and discussion events and one book discussion in coordination with an exhibit on the 18th-century writer and advocate for women's equality, Judith Sargent Murray.

    Cape Ann Museum
    Gloucester, MA, Essex County (Northeast)

    project director: Courtney Richardson
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $3,610
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant
    Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County

    Young Author's Book Project: A Student's Perspective on Grove Hall, Dorchester826 Bostonmore

    Development of school curriculum on "Partners in Protest: Massachusetts Working Women and their Struggle for the Vote" for eighth-grade civics classes in commemoration of the national woman suffrage centennial.

    826 Boston
    Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County

    project director: Will Marshall
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $7,500

    Daylong programming for a multi-generational audience on the history of women's suffrage, including coverage of the contributions of the African American community, and a travelling exhibit on the history of suffrage in the Berkshires.

    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community Col
    Pittsfield, MA, Berkshire County

    project director: Megan Whilden
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $14,660

    Design and implementation of a professional development series for K-12 social studies teachers that will include a one-day seminar (run twice) and a three-part webinar series on historical and contemporary challenges to expanding and protecting voting rights in the United States, each through a humanities lens.

    Primary Source
    Watertown, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Daniel Osborn
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $14,878

    A series of free activities and programs for The Vote: A Divided Movement that Brings Us Together.

    Brockton Public Library
    Brockton, MA, Plymouth County

    project director: Patricia Monteith
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $12,030

    A series of six online teacher professional development workshops on teaching civics content related to the new Massachusetts History and Social Science Framework, with a focus on how Lowell's underrepresented groups have fought, and continue to fight, for an equitable electoral process.

    UMass Lowell Research Foundation
    Lowell, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    project director: Sheila Kirschbaum
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $7,521
    Grant
    Reading, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    The Vote: Exploring Voting Rights in AmericaReading Public Librarymore

    Multiple community events, lectures, facilitated discussions, book groups, documentary screenings, hands-on projects, and performances centered around the history of voting rights.

    Reading Public Library
    Reading, MA, Middlesex County (Northeast)

    project director: Andrea Fiorillo
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $8,360

    Support for training on reproductive justice and engaging in dialogue across differences, to prepare WAM staff to facilitate post-show discussions, develop a post-production community dialogue event, and create playbill and educational lobby materials.

    WAM Theatre
    Lee, MA, Berkshire County (Berkshire)

    project director: Kristen van Ginhoven
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $10,000

    Support for the distribution phase of the Borderland documentary

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

    project director: Kevin Friend
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $15,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant
    Holyoke, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    Diary of Anne Frank 2020OneHolyoke Community Development Corporationmore

    A series of public events in Holyoke highlighting the literary, social, and historical importance of the Diary of Anne Frank.

    OneHolyoke Community Development Corporation
    Holyoke, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    project director: Michael Moriarty
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $15,000

    A community-based oral history project, "The Untold History of Bhutanese Americans in Western Mass."

    Bhutanese Society of Western Massachusetts, Inc.
    Springfield, MA, Hampden County (CT Valley)

    project director: Taran Tiwari
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $15,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    Homeward Bound: Global Intimacies in Converging ChinatownsBoston Chinatown Neighborhood Centermore

    An exhibition to center around narratives of home, community, and intergenerational resilience.

    Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Cynthia Woo
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $14,195

    A three-part series, in partnership with the New Bedford Whaling Museum's (NBWM) Lighting the Way Project (LTW), that explores the subject of voting rights in our community.

    YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts
    New Bedford, MA, Bristol County (Southeast)

    project director: Jordan Latham
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $14,997

    A special half-day conference under the umbrella of the Kennedy Library Forums featuring three forums on the history and current relevance of the suffrage movement.

    JFK Library Foundations, Inc.
    Boston, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Liz Murphy
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $15,000
    Project: Engaging New Audiences Grant
    Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    Neighborhood Voices:DNI Community Land TrustDudley Street Neighborhood Initiativemore

    Training, collection, sharing and archiving of oral histories from the first families who moved twenty-five years ago on to the largest community land trust in Boston called Dudley Neighbors, Inc. (DNI).

    Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
    Roxbury, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Rosalind Everdell
    awarded on: 2019-12-13
    amount: $9,900
    Discussion Grant
    Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    How Should We Live?: Cross Cultural Journeys Through FilmDocumentary Educational Resourcesmore

    A documentary film and discussion series with a unifying theme focused on what it means to be human.

    Documentary Educational Resources
    Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Alice Apley
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $3,000
    Discussion Grant
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    The Crucible Symposia Series: Witch Hunts Then and NowCentral Square Theatermore

    A series of three symposia on the theme of witch hunts through the lens of CST's production of The Crucible.

    Central Square Theater
    Cambridge, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Lee Mikeska Gardner
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $3,000
    Discussion Grant
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    Voices: Artists for Humanity's Global Arts ResidencyArtists for Humanitymore

    A public discussion of hip-hop and international youth culture, featuring AfH's teen artists and Global Artists in Residence, and scholar Elizabeth Rosner.

    Artists for Humanity
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Elizabeth Rosner
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $3,500
    Discussion Grant
    Gardner, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    Words & Pictures: Exploring Graphic StorytellingMount Wachusett Community Collegemore

    Four panel discussions and a lecture centered on the relationship between images and words in graphic storytelling.

    Mount Wachusett Community College
    Gardner, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: Michelle Valois
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $2,900
    Discussion Grant
    Fitchburg, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    Community Engagement with Adria Arch: Redefining EleanorFitchburg State Universitymore

    A series of three public events focused on how we respond to art from different time periods.

    Fitchburg State University
    Fitchburg, MA, Worcester County (Central)

    project director: Catherine Buell
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $2,934
    Discussion Grant
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    Mass Rock Against Racism 40th Birthday BashCommunity Change, Incmore

    A panel discussion on Mass Rock Against Racism's history and the role of music in youth movements.

    Community Change, Inc
    Boston, MA, Suffolk County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Fran Smith
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $300

    A series free Shakespeare seminars at the Northampton Senior Center, Kinney Renaissance Center, and Christopher Heights Assisted Living.

    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Amherst, MA

    project director: Marie Roche
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $3,200
    Discussion Grant
    Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    New Repertory Theatre Spotlight Symposium SeriesNew Repertory Theatremore

    A series of 6 post-performance panel discussions connected to 6 productions at the New Repertory Theatre

    New Repertory Theatre
    Watertown, MA, Middlesex County (Greater Boston)

    project director: Elena Morris
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $3,000
    Discussion Grant
    Newton, MA, Middlesex County

    Reading King in BostonCooperative Metropolitan Ministriesmore

    A series of four discussions of works by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., each chosen to be in dialog with a national or international holiday.

    Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries
    Newton, MA, Middlesex County

    project director: Rodney L. Petersen
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $3,000

    A community engagement and discussion project focused on Leverett's industrial history and historic landscape.

    Leverett Historical Commission
    Leverett, MA, Franklin County (CT Valley)

    project director: Pleun Bouricius
    awarded on: 2019-07-29
    amount: $3,000

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