Humanities Festival & Gatherings Grant


Request for Proposals

Do you have questions about applying for a HumanitiesDC grant? Please review the Request for Proposal (RFP) and the FAQ document for the specific grant you would like to apply. (Note: The FAQ documents will be updated by May 16, 2022 with responses to any questions received by May 13, 2022). Still have questions? Sign up for a 20-minute “office hours” session with HumanitiesDC grants staff. Click HERE to schedule virtual office hours.

The Humanities Festival & Gatherings Grant provides resources to nonprofit organizations interested in creating relevant, diverse, and unique public humanities programs for the people of Washington DC through the execution of Festival/Events/Meetings/Conferences.  The funding will support in person, virtual or hybrid projects (as long as they comply with local and Federal guidelines).

The festival/event/meeting/conference must be open to the public and includes some portion of free or discounted programming.

A successful application will identify opportunities to support programming for Washington, DC communities that will advance, celebrate, and encourage dialogue within the humanities disciplines.

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Grants Coordinator: Tracey Mullery

Grantee Resources

This grant is part of the “Humanities Grant Program,” an initiative funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.