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Programming Grants to Accompany NEH On the Road Exhibitions

Grant: Programming Grants to Accompany NEH on the Road Exhibitions
Agency: National Endowment for the Humanities
Division: Division of Public Programs
Deadline: December 31, 2015

Description: The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is seeking applications for activities to accompany the NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions. Projects should complement the particular exhibition being hosted and be designed to reach a wider, more diverse, audience. Acceptable formats include lectures, reading and discussion programs, film discussion programs, Chautauqua presentations by scholars, family programs, exhibition tours and other appropriate formats for reaching the general public.

Working with the Mid-America Arts Alliance, NEH developed the NEH on the Road traveling exhibitions as a way to bring high quality humanities programs to smaller museums and communities. Each exhibition provides a mix of artifacts, text, graphics, photographs, interactive materials, and educational and other community programming information. Through this award, NEH will grant additional funds for related community activities in an effort to make an even greater community impact.

Only those who have booked an exhibition are eligible to apply. Stations are encouraged to partner with those humanities organizations; mainly public libraries, museums and universities. A full listing can be found on the official NEH on the Road website.

Fit for Public Broadcasting: Public broadcasting stations will find a natural fit here as partners. These grants serve as an opportunity to further strengthen and create new connections to the humanities for the audiences at each exhibition site. As a key communicator in the community, stations are encouraged to partner with local exhibition sites and help strengthen community and educational activities. Past examples of activities include film festivals, teacher trainings and panel discussions. Stations with experience in community outreach and K-12 education are especially encouraged to participate.  

Eligibility: Only those who have already received a confirmed booking from one of the NEH on the Road exhibitions through the Mid-America Arts Alliance are eligible to apply. A full listing for each exhibition can be found online by searching the exhibit schedule.

Those interested in hosting an exhibition should review the guidelines, here.

Anticipated Funding: Each grant will be made for $1,000, and will last for no more than three months.

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted electronically via Online submission requires registration, a process that usually takes three to five business days but can take as long as four weeks. Be sure to visit and begin registering well in advance of the grant deadline

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