Congratulations to all of our recent grant recipients! Humanities Montana awarded a total of $26,169 at their winter meeting held in Missoula, January 19-20. The next deadline for Regular Grants is April 20, 2018. Need help with your proposal? We’re happy to assist. Contact us at (406) 243-6022 or here.
Metis Music, Art and Culture Festival, Michif Heritage Keepers, $1,500. Support for the second annual festival that will include language preservation activities, handouts of Michif language materials, and interactions with participants in speaking Michif words and phrases. The festival will take place in Choteau, Montana, June 8-10, 2018.
Making History Relevant Workshop Series, The Extreme History Project, $1,150. Funding for workshops encouraging Bozeman residents to engage with their history. Workshops include: The House History Workshop, May, 2018; Historic Recipes in the Archives Workshop, September, 2018; Genealogy Workshop, October, 2018.
Mary Kassmeier, Midwife on the Upper Missouri, Women’s Reproductive History Alliance, $4,622. Support for a digitized collection of photographs and documentation by Mary Kassmeier, an early 1900's Fort Benton midwife. Mary Kassmeier helped pregnant women in communities along the Upper Missouri and collected over one hundred labeled images ranging from formal photographs of infants to intimate pictures that are a testament to a life dedicated to Montana women and children. The collection will be available online by late fall of 2018.
I Am Montana, Free Verse Writing Project, $8,000. Support for a creative project designed to allow young people to discuss their identities and reflect on their experiences and understandings of Montana. Free Verse will partner with Second Season and Arts Without Boundaries, in Billings, to bring writers to schools and juvenile detention centers across Montana.
2018 Honors Symposium: "Technology and Humankind," Flathead Valley Community College, $3,000. Funding for a lecture series that will examine the human and social impact of technological advancement, including the implications of technology on nature, the environment, the self, family, and society. The symposium is free and will take place in February and March, 2018.
National Buffalo Foundation/Kauffman Museum touring exhibit, The American Bison: Masters of the Plains, Western Heritage Center, $1,000. The exhibit explores the significance of bison in the cultures of Plains Indian peoples—particularly as a resource for food, clothing, shelter and tools, as well as how bison are being managed in contemporary times. The exhibit will be displayed at the Western Heritage Center in Billings February 19 – April 7, 2018. It will also be displayed at the Carbon County Historical Society in Red Lodge April 12 – May 28, 2018.
Film showing of El Rio followed by discussion with director Juan Carlos Galeano, MSU Billings Dept. of English, Philosophy, and Modern Languages, $1,000. El Rio captures how the peoples of Amazonia adapt traditional belief to contemporary life. The film showing and discussion will take place on February 13, 2018, 6:30-9:00 pm at Art House Cinema in downtown Billings. The event is free and open to the public.
"A Shot Above the Rest," Yellowstone County Museum, $800. Support for a new exhibit that will feature photos, shootouts and memorabilia of sharpshooter Tom Frye. The exhibit will be open through April 2018.