Inland Empire Capaciteria


Arts and Humanities

Feb 01 2018

California Humanities is now accepting applications for Humanities for All projects. These grants support high quality humanities learning experiences for the public that draw upon the methods and insights of the humanities, foster greater understanding among people, and invite thoughtful reflection and consideration of topics important to Californians, in keeping with the California Humanities’ mission: to connect Californians to ideas and one another in order to understand shared heritage and diverse cultures, inspire civic participation, and shape the future.

Appropriate project formats include, but are not limited to, community conversations and dialogues; interpretive exhibits; lectures, forums, and performances (with discursive and/or interpretive elements); reading-and-discussion series; community-wide reads; film festivals; oral history and other forms of story-collection and -sharing projects; hands-on workshops led by humanities experts; and other types of participatory and interactive humanities experiences.

California Humanities encourages innovation and experimentation with new approaches to public humanities programming as well as the use of time-tested formats. California Humanities-supported programs should be accessible to and by the general public. If access will not be free of charge, applicants should show how they will reduce barriers to entry and participation, particularly for low- income audiences. California Humanities has a strong interest in humanities programming that will reach and engage the next generation. Projects that will involve teens as primary program participants or audiences, and address topics or subjects of interest to them, may apply for special consideration under the Youth Voices designation of this grant program.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $20,000. The maximum award period is two years. Awardees are required to match award funds at a minimum 1:1 ratio over the life of the project with non-federal funds or in-kind contributions.

Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from California-based public agencies (including libraries, museums, schools, and colleges) or California-based nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status. Individuals or organizations lacking tax-exempt status must apply under the auspices of a fiscal sponsor. Eligible applicant organizations (and project directors) must also:

•Be in good standing with California Humanities, (e.g., without overdue reports), if a previous grantee

•Not have an active California Humanities grant or application pending review (for any grant program); however, California Humanities will accept multiple applications from universities and other qualifying organizations serving as fiscal sponsors.

Due Date: February 1, 2018

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Feb 08 2018

Arts Midwest annually invites proposals from theater companies across the nation to perform works by Shakespeare for middle- and high-school students between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019 through the Shakespeare in American Communities program.

Shakespeare in American Communities is a national theater program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest bringing performances and related educational activities. The program supports high-quality, professional productions of Shakespeare’s plays and related educational activities for middle- and high-school students in underserved schools throughout the United States. Shakespeare in American Communities is building future audiences and inspiring students to become informed theatergoers. The program’s national prestige empowers theater companies to leverage new connections in their community with teachers and school districts, civic and state partners, and other funders.

Grant Amount: Grant of up to $25,000 are available. All grants require a 1:1 nonfederal match.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be a nonprofit 501c(3) organization, a unit of state or local government, have produced Shakespeare or classically-based repertoire within the past five years, and have a minimum of three years’ experience providing performances and educational activities to middle and/or high schools. Additionally, applicants must be a U.S.-based theater company that compensates all professional performers and related or supporting professional personnel at no less than the prevailing minimum compensation. These funds derive from Federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. A theater company may not receive a Shakespeare in American Communities grant award and a direct grant from the National Endowment for the Arts or another Federal agency for the same project during the same or an overlapping period of support.

Due Date: February 8, 2018

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Feb 15 2018

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) supports art projects through its principal grants program, Art Works. Through project-based funding, the NEA supports public engagement with, and access to, various forms of excellent art across the nation, the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, learning in the arts at all stages of life, and the integration of the arts into the fabric of community life.

The NEA encourages applications for artistically excellent projects that:


  • Celebrate America’s creativity and cultural heritage. 
  • Invite a dialogue that fosters a mutual respect for the diverse beliefs and values of all persons and groups.
  • Enrich humanity by broadening the understanding of ourselves as individuals and as a society.


A project may consist of one or more specific events or activities; it may be a part of an applicant's regular season or activities. Organizations that undertake a single short-term project in a year -- a ten-day jazz festival, for example -- could apply for that event, or they could identify certain components (such as the presentation of a key artist and the associated activities) as their project. Organizations may apply for any or all phases of a project, from its planning through its implementation. A project does not have to be new. Excellent existing projects can be just as competitive as new activities.

Projects do not need to be large. Small projects that can make a difference in a community or field are also welcomed. Projects may be in all NEA artistic disciplines, for works of all cultures and periods.

This includes projects featuring Native American, Alaskan Native, and Native Hawaiian arts.

Grant Amount: Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $100,000. No grants will be made below $10,000. Grants of $100,000 or more will be made only in rare instances, and only for projects that demonstrate exceptional national or regional significance and impact.

Eligibility: To be eligible, the applicant organization must:


  • Meet the National Endowment for the Arts’ "Legal Requirements" including nonprofit, tax- exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal agent are not allowed. See more information on fiscal sponsors.)
  • Have a three-year history of arts programming prior to the application deadline.
  • Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all National Endowment for the Arts grant(s) previously received.


Due Date: February 15, 2018

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