Project Planning

Public Presentation Grants

Connecticut Humanities Fund Public Presentation Grants support projects that help us understand and appreciate human history, culture, values, and beliefs. They allow us to analyze our complex society and to make thoughtful, reasoned decisions based on inquiry, evaluation, and empathy.

The Public Presentation grant lines support projects from planning through implementation and the flexible funding range allows organizations to develop projects of all sizes. There are separate application forms and requirements for Planning Grants and Implementation Grants.

Only one (1) Public Presentation Planning or Implementation Grant can be open at a time.

All Planning Grant proposals must demonstrate significant humanities scholarship and content and articulate clearly defined goals that will be achieved during the project.

Planning Grants, from $5,000 to $25,000, may be awarded to develop exhibitions, public programs, and interpretive digital media projects.


Deadlines

Application deadlines (the first Friday of November and April):

  • November 2, 2018
  • April 5, 2019

Award decision: The first workday of February (for November grants) and July (for April grants).

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How to Apply

Applications must be submitted using Connecticut Humanities’ online grant portal.

Download Planning Grants Guidelines

Before applying, organizations must contact CTH staff member Scott Wands at swands@cthumanities.org to discuss your project idea. We are eager to help you submit a strong application and are available to review draft applications received at least two weeks before the grant deadline. Applications submitted without prior communication with CTH staff will not be considered.

Online Grant Application Portal

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