Humanitini Curator Grant

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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.

HumanitiesDC is offering the opportunity for you to present your original humanities research through the Humanitini Curator Grant. Each Curator creates a public humanities program based on their research or area of expertise. As part of the application, prospective curators need to fully describe this research topic, and where it is situated within a wider humanities field. This opportunity is part of the Humanities Grant Program supported with funding from the District of Columbia Government through the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The public programs will follow HumanitiesDC’s successful Humanitini model that brings thoughtful humanities discussions to Washington, DC’s happy-hour scene. View the Curator guide for producing a Humanitini program here. Curators must budget for a professional videographer to film their Humanitini program and edit the footage, and an ASL interpreter to provide interpretation at the program. Curators will also write an evaluative report on the challenges and successes encountered while translating their research for a public audience.


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Calendar of Events

Humanitini: Poetry Animating LGBTQ+ History, Places, and Spaces

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Humanitini Curator Grant Webinar

Thursday, January 21, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Julius Hobson: Maverick for Justice

Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Higher Ed Emcees: Hip-Hop Leadership in Post-Secondary Education

Monday, December 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Grants Manager – Eli Yussuf

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This award is granted with funds from the Washington, DC government via the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities’ Humanities Grant Program.