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Arizona Humanities announces first Mini Grants of 2016

Congratulations to the Arizona Jewish Historical Society and Beyond Boundaries, a campus-community initiative with Northern Arizona University’s Ethnic Studies Program! Dr. Nicole Blalock, Grants Manager with Arizona Humanities remarked, “We launched this program in December and were thrilled with the number of competitive applications submitted in January. This new Mini Grant program is designed for smaller organizations to create innovative humanities projects, and these programs are an opportunity for Arizona communities to discuss important historic and contemporary issues.”

Read below for more information about each awarded Mini Grant. Organizations can receive up to $2,000 for a project. Mini Grants are awarded four times a year and the remaining deadlines for 2016 are: April 15, July 15, and October 15. Organizations interested in learning more about grant opportunities can visit the Arizona Humanities website and attend upcoming free webinars. For more info, visit www.azhumanities.org or call 602-257-0335.

cutler plotkin logoArizona Jewish Historical Society (Phoenix, AZ)
“Phoenix Jewish Documentary Film Series”
$1,000

The Phoenix Jewish Documentary Films Series is an original project developed by the Arizona Jewish Historical Society in conjunction with their mission to educate the Arizona public about Jewish history and culture. Films all pertain to Jewish history or culture, and are selected by a screening committee on the basis of their educational, cultural and entertainment value. All films are shown free to the public and screenings are held at 7pm on the second Tuesday of each month barring special scheduling conflicts and are followed by audience discussion led by humanities scholars. Project Director: Dr. Lawrence Bell / 602-241-7874 / lbell@azjhs.org

beyond boundaries NAUBeyond Boundaries a campus-community initiative with Northern Arizona University Ethnic Studies (Flagstaff, AZ)
“Beyond Boundaries”
$2,000

Beyond Boundaries provides students, faculty, and community members with the opportunity to experience, collaborate, make media and discuss border crossings and disruptions, decolonial praxis, identity, and community formations across multiple borderlands. Conceived as a campus-community initiative, Beyond Boundaries brings speakers, activists, media makers, and artists to Northern Arizona University campus and local community host sites with the hopes of inciting dialogue, transformation and creating the possibilities for shifting research paradigms. The proposed Spring 2016 series will highlight speakers whose work examines the intersections of indigeneity, identity, language and experience. Project Director: Dr. Michelle Tellez / 928-523-1144 / michelle.tellez@nau.edu

The next Mini Grant deadline is April 15. Learn more about Mini Grants.

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