Humanities Montana awarded $419,580 in emergency CARES Act grants to 95 cultural institutions across the state to retain employees, pay operational costs, and continue programming. 100% of funding went directly to Montana organizations impacted by COVID-19. All grant recipients were able to continue serving their communities in 2020.
Humanities Montana Grants
In addition to CARES Grants, Humanities Montana continued to provide funding opportunities to Montana’s cultural institutions, organizations, scholars, filmmakers, and leaders in our state with Regular Grants, Opportunity Grants, Film + Video, and Research Fellowships. We awarded $117, 731 in support for cultural projects across the state.
2020 Regular Grants Alphabetized by Organization
All Nations On-Line: Rich Media Exhibits on the Ethnic Heritage of Butte, Butte, $3,500.
Alpine Artisans, The Norman Maclean Festival presents Public Lands & Sacred Ground, Seeley Lake, $5,000.
Artemis Common Ground, Home Ground Radio, Helena, $2,500.
Arts Missoula, The Montana Book Festival, $3,000.
Big Sky Film Institute, Native Filmmaker Initiative, $2,000.
Billings Cultural Partners, High Plains Bookfest, Billings, $3,000.
Blaine County Museum, Commemorating the Nez Perce Flight of 1877, Chinook, $1,000.
Bozeman Public Library Foundation, Children’s Festival of the Book 2020, Bozeman, $2,000.
Conservatory ASL Northwest, ASL CAN Film Camp 2020, Great Falls, $3,200.
Crow Language Consortium, Crow Dictionary, Hardin, $5,000.
Death in the West, The Murder of Frank Little, $1,500.
Dillon Middle School, Indian No More, Dillon, $231.90.
Earthboy LLC, American Radical, Bonner, $8,000.
Elk River Arts & Lectures, 2020 Lecture Series, $2,500.
Flathead Valley Community College, Genocide Awareness Lecture Series, $1,500.
Free Verse Writing Project, I Am Montana, Year Three, Missoula, $5,000.
Friends of Montana PBS, Landscapes of a Western Mind: The Story of Ivan Doig, Bozeman, $9,000.
Friends of the Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Montana’s Native People: Perspectives on the Clovis Child, Livingston, $4,000.
Gabriel Furshong, Not Guilty, $1,000.
Great Falls Public Library, Great Falls Festival of the Book, $3,500.
Historical Museum at Fort Missoula, Life Behind Barbed Wire, Missoula, $5,000.
John Clayton, Is This Agriculture or Technology? The Story of 1920s Montana Wheat, $1,000.
Merlin CCC, Thinking as a Community, Helena, $3,500.
Michif Heritage Keepers, Michif Language Workshops, Choteau, $1,000.
Montana Public Radio, The Write Question, $5,000.
Montana State University Library, Bozeman, The Wind from Eden: Montana Weather Stories, $4,000.
Olga Lengyel Institute for Holocaust Studies and Human Rights, Worlds Apart But Not Strangers: Holocaust Education and Indian Education for All, $2,500.
Perma Red LLC, Perma Red Production #1, Missoula, $9,000.
Ravalli County Museum, Bitter Root Day Salish Transportation, Hamilton, $500.
Ravalli County Museum, Virtual Tours for Cultural Exhibits and Collections, Hamilton, $2,500.
The Montana Racial Equity Project, Racial Terror Lynchings in Montana, Helena, $1,300.
University of Montana, Copyright Workshop for Cultural Heritage Repositories, $1,500.
University of Montana, Plenary Talks: Language Reclamation and Beyond, $5,000.
Yellowstone Art Museum, Invisibilia: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous and African-American Artists, Billings, $7,500.