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Arizona Humanities Awards $60,900 in Grant Funds

Since 1973, nearly $11 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural and educational organizations throughout Arizona

In its most recent funding cycle, Arizona Humanities granted $60,900 to support projects that engage the general public with the humanities.  These Project Grants were awarded to 9 organizations either based in Arizona, or conducting projects in Arizona.  “We are delighted to award funds to so many exciting new projects,” says Arizona Humanities Executive Director Brenda Thomson.  “Our grants are intended to support humanities projects that encourage a deeper understanding of ourselves and others. They spark interesting community conversations amongst diverse audiences, and also help us see the world around us in a different light.”

Project Grant applications underwent a rigorous review process led by the Arizona Humanities Grants Review Committee, which is comprised of members of the AH Board of Directors, public scholars from around the state, and AH staff. The committee met on February 20, 2014 at the Arizona Humanities’ offices in Phoenix, Arizona, and funding recommendations were approved by the full board on February 21, 2014.

Read detailed descriptions of each grant.  The grant recipients and their programs are as follows:

Arizona Historical Society – Tucson
National History Day in Arizona 2014
Total grant award: $5,000

Documentary Educational Resources – Watertown, MA
Bisbee Interactive Documentary
Total grant award: $5,000

National Storytelling Membership Association – Jonesborough, TN
Kindling Community Connections Through Story
Total grant award: $5,000

University of Arizona, Arizona State Museum – Tucson
Edward S. Curtis:  A Contemporary Dialogue about Native People, Images, Identity, and Interpretation
Total grant award: $5,000

Poetry Slam, Inc. – Oak Park, IL
Individual World Poetry Slam 2014
Total grant award: $5,000

Agua Fria High School – Avondale
El Día de los Ninos, El Día de los Libros
Total grant award: $7,900

Museum of Northern Arizona – Flagstaff
Heritage Insights Programming for the 2014 Zuni and Hopi Festivals
Total grant award: $8,000

Tolani Lake Enterprises – Winslow
Metal Road
Total grant award: $10,000

Yoemem Tekia Foundation – Tucson
Yaqui History and Culture Digitization and Publication Project
Total grant award: $10,000

Any findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily reflect those of Arizona Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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