Quick Grants are small implementation grants of up to $4,999 that support small-scale humanities activities such as discussion-based public programs, exhibitions, and tours.
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Quick Grants support strong humanities projects that are accessible to all of Connecticut’s residents. Successful proposals must be:
Quick Grants fund several project types, including exhibitions, walking tours, panel discussions, digital learning tools, and community reading projects. For more information and examples of typical Quick Grant projects, view the “Sample Quick Grants” tab.
What are the humanities?
The humanities are fields of learning that help us to understand and appreciate human history, culture, values, and beliefs. They include (but are not limited to) history, cultural studies, civics, literature, and art history and criticism. For a more complete overview of the humanities, click here.
What about the arts? What about STEM?
CT Humanities supports the intersection of the humanities and other fields such as arts or STEM. Quick Grants can fund the accompanying discussion, lecture, or text that interprets or contextualizes the creation, performance, or exhibition of art. Quick Grants can also fund programs that help the public to better understand the impact of STEM fields on human history, culture, values, and beliefs. For example, a concert on its own cannot be funded by a Quick Grant. However, a concert that includes contextualization of the music through a moderated discussion of the impact of the music on its era could be funded by a Quick Grant. In this case, CTH would consider funding the humanities-related elements of the project but not costs related to the performance itself.
Please note that application questions may change from year to year. Some sample model applications may not reflect all questions asked in the current application. Click the “Guidelines and Application” tab to preview the current Quick Grant application.
To view recent awarded grants, click the button below this table.
Please read the Quick Grant guidelines before applying. The Quick Grant Guidelines outline eligibility requirements, eligible expenses, matching requirements, grant duration, and more.
CT Humanities seeks to fund projects with significant humanities scholarship and content that explores topics and stories in an inclusive, diverse, and equitable manner. You can find more information about our funding priorities here.
Preview the Application:
To preview the current Quick Grant application, click here.
After speaking with Grants staff about your project, apply through the CTH Grant Application Portal.
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Please also feel free to reach out to CTH Grants Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2023-2024 Application Deadlines:
Please note that starting in July 2023, Quick Grants will be offered four times a year.
Award Notification: The first workday of the following month
Grant Period: For Quick Grants awarded after July 2023, the grant period is 12 months starting from the date of the award notification. (For Quick Grants awarded before July 2023, the grant period is 9 months starting from the date of the award notification.)
We are eager to help you submit a strong application. Before applying, organizations must contact CTH Grants Staff at email@example.com to discuss your project idea. Applications submitted without prior communication with CTH staff will not be considered.
For an overview of the application process, click here.Online Grant Application Portal