2015 Action Grant Recipient
The Soho Memory Project
Community Conversations forum
MLK, Jr. Day of Service
Community Conversations forum
MLK Jr. Day of Service



The Grants Program is a statewide resource for support of a wide variety of lectures, festivals, panel discussions, walking tours, and the planning and implementation of exhibitions and other ventures at small and large not-for-profit institutions throughout New York State. Through this program, the Council distributes federal funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities directly to notable projects created by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural and educational organizations.

Vision Grants
Action Grants


Free webinars help facilitators master their practice. Check out our calendar for upcoming webinars.

In-Person Facilitation Training

Training sessions are available for group leaders to develop their skills in making discussions more productive and engaging. Participants will learn strategies to involve participants in thoughtful conversations. For more information, contact Director of Programs, Michael Washburn.


Humanities New York provides nonprofits with vibrant ready-to-go programs carefully crafted with advice from scholars and audiences across the state. Community Conversations, Reading & Discussions, and Public Scholars offer entry points to engage new and current audiences in meaningful conversations about civic life and participation.

Community Conversations
Reading & Discussion
Public Scholar Talks


The Public Humanities Fellowship was developed to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State by supporting and encouraging emerging scholars doing public work. The year-long, $8,000 fellowship for graduate students includes training in the methods of the public humanities, networking, and professional development.

Humanities Centers Initiative (HCI)
Current Humanities Fellows