December 2023 Grant News
Now accepting applications for Mini-Grants up to $2,000
In 2023, Humanities Montana began evaluating grant types and award amounts taking into consideration things like the impact of inflation on cultural organizations in Montana and the unique funding needs for cultural programming in rural communities. In conversations with previous applicants, current grantees, and stakeholders in rural communities we learned that to meet the needs of the communities we aim to serve, we needed to re-design our smaller, quick-response grant options. The result…we are now accepting applications for Mini-Grants up to $2,000!
To learn more, visit the Mini-Grants webpage and contact Megan Sundy at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (406) 243-6067.
Big Sky Reads is back!
As the Montana Center for the Book, Humanities Montana is proud to support public book clubs across the state. This year we have increased our Big Sky Reads program and will now support up to 20 book clubs in rural communities that engage the public in thought-provoking discussions about literature. Funds from each $500 stipend can be used for costs like trained discussion leaders, book kits, author visits (in person or virtual), advertising, or other expenses that will enhance the humanities content of a rural book club.
Visit the Big Sky Reads webpage and contact Megan Sundy at email@example.com or at (406) 243-6067 for more information.
Grantee Project Snapshot – Story of Butte website and mobile app create innovative space for exploring Butte’s rich history
Over time, Butte has been called the “Richest Hill on Earth” and the riches include not only minerals but also Montana history. Thanks to a successful collaboration between the Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization and the Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, locals and visitors alike can experience guided tours of Butte’s most historic sites while accessing curated collections of stories through the Story of Butte website and mobile app. Humanities Montana proudly supported the development of the Story of Butte website through a $7,500 grant in 2022 and invites you to celebrate the project’s success and experience the rich history of Butte.
Experience this incredible digital humanities project and visit StoryofButte.org!
Special thanks to the Butte Citizens for Preservation and Revitalization for the completion of a successful project and for including Humanities Montana in support of your great work!