NEA Public Humanities Projects

Posted: May 6, 2022

Deadline: August 10, 2022

Grantor: National Endowment for the Arts

Additional Information

The Public Humanities Projects program supports projects that bring the ideas of the humanities to life for general audiences through public programming. Small and mid-sized organizations are especially encouraged to apply. The NEA likewise welcomes humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students in informal educational settings), underserved communities, and veterans.

Awards support projects that are intended to reach broad and diverse public audiences in non-classroom settings in the United States. Projects should engage with ideas that are accessible to the general public and employ appealing interpretive formats.

Public Humanities Projects supports projects in three categories (Exhibitions, Historic Places, and Humanities Discussions), and at two funding levels (Planning and Implementation). Proposed projects may include complementary components: for example, a museum exhibition might be accompanied by a website or mobile app.

Key Dates

Optional Draft due July 6, 2022
Application due August 10, 2022
Expected notification date April 15, 2023
Project start date May 1, 2023 - November 1, 2023


Division of Public Programs Team: 202-606-8269 |

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