- Connect audiences more deeply to the communities where they live and work.
- Solidify community partnerships and diversify audiences.
- Creatively employ the tools of the humanities to respond to issues and ideas capturing the imagination and passion of New Yorkers today.
Since 2017, HNY has given special encouragement to women’s history projects. That priority will be extended into 2021 in light of Covid-19 disruptions to this year’s commemorations.
To apply for an HNY grant, register through the Grant Portal link above, where you can also resume an application, view your awards, or submit final reports. For assistance, you can view our How to Register tutorial, make an appointment with our grants team using the calendar on this page, or email us.
As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to unfold, Humanities New York is adapting to circumstances with the flexibility and transparency that the moment requires. HNY staff is happy to work with applicants as they navigate the contingencies of the virus, making projections about dates, venues, and/or online platforms. The Grant Review Committee will evaluate proposals with the ongoing public health crisis in mind, fully aware that cultural organizations across New York State face an unprecedented situation.
Eligible grant projects may be in-person, virtual, or both, so long as the project retains its public-facing orientation. HNY understands that securing dates and venues is difficult at this time, and that event dates are subject to change. To that end, we ask that you share the best available details when you apply. You may address your Covid-19 contingency plans in the appropriate field of the application. Should your proposal be awarded and you need to change the grant period, you can request a grant extension at any time.
As always, should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out by email to [email protected].
The next Action Grant deadline is October 1st, 2020 for projects starting January 1st, 2021 or later.
The following deadline will be April 1st, 2021 for projects starting July 1st, 2021 or later.
In this last grant round, HNY awarded just under $150,000 to 31 grantees for innovative public humanities offerings. Awards were made in every region of the state, from the North Country to Long Island. See the new cohort here.