Applications are due Friday, December 16 for a Spring 2017 program!
Open to any tax-exempt organization in New York State, Humanities New York’s Reading & Discussion Programs for Adults bring together community members for a series of thematically-linked, text-based conversations about important ideas. Click here to see all available themes.
How to Apply
You choose a theme, decide how many sessions to hold, and find a local scholar to facilitate the discussions. After you’re awarded the program, you then select readings from our themed book lists that work best for your community. Sample syllabi can be found on HNY’s website.
Applications to host a Spring series are due Friday, December 16. Humanities New York trains your scholar-facilitator and pays him or her an honorarium of $150 per session. Host sites agree to pay a session fee of $25 per session; a limited number of waivers are available. Sites have the option of borrowing texts from HNY. Spring series must be scheduled between February and June 2017.
You can apply here. Humanities New York now requires registration and application through our online system.
Please note, HNY does not formally pair host organizations with scholar-facilitators. If you are interested in facilitating one of these programs, you are encouraged to reach out to potential host organizations in your community, telling them about the program and how it works. Interested scholar-facilitators are welcome to sign up for one of the informational webinars. Humanities New York only accepts applications from host organizations.
Join us for one of these upcoming webinars to learn more about how R&D programs are structured, available themes, and how to apply. Click here to register for an informational webinar on Friday, November 18 at 3pm.
Take a look at our Adult R&D Programs page. If you have questions, call or email Program Officer Adam Capitanio ([email protected] / 212-233-1131).
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