- Support smaller organizations in offering engaging public programming
- Promote equity in access to the humanities, ensuring that New Yorkers of all backgrounds and from all regions may engage in cultural programming
To apply for an HNY grant, register through the Grantee 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].
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted at least two months before your event takes place. They are reviewed at the end of each month. Please note: Organizations may receive One Quick OR one Action Grant per calendar year, not both.
Applications will reopen on October 1st, 2020.