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Alabama Humanities awards $46,000 in state grants

Alabama Humanities Foundation awarded more than $46,000 in major and mini-grants in its latest round of giving for humanities projects across the state. In the major grant category, winning projects, recipients, location of grantee and amount awarded were: Rosenwald Field Trip Scholarships, Burritt on the Mountain, Madison County, $7,392: The Rosenwald Scholarship Fund will aid […]

National Endowment for the Humanities announces Creating Humanities Communities

      *This is a special announcement from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Creating Humanities Communities grant is not a program of the Alabama Humanities Foundation.* The NEH recently announced Creating Humanities Communities, a new grant that supports grassroots humanities programs by encouraging partnerships and collaborations between multiple institutions or organizations in a […]

AHF awards $37,000 in grants

In the latest round of grant giving, Alabama Humanities Foundation awarded $26,640 in major grants and $10,336 in mini grants. MAJOR AND MEDIA Alabama Folklife Association – “2015 Alabama Folklife Symposium” Award: $5,000.00 Project period: 4/3/2015 – 4/20/2015 Project location: Birmingham Symposium celebrating 35 years of research, documentation, preservation, publication, and presentation of Alabama’s folk […]

New Deadlines for AHF’s Grants Program

Grant Submission Final Deadlines are now:  February 15, June 15 and September 15 Our past grant deadlines for mini and major are no longer valid. Changes to Mini Grant Category and Procedures Grant Amount: Up to $1,500 in Outright funds. Requires a 1:1 cost-share match. Mini Grants are designed for flexibility and ease for smaller organizations, […]

“Injustice Remembered” engaged audience at Troy University Dothan

Injustice Remembered allowed Wiregrass residents to contemplate and discuss the long-term impact of the forced-labor practices on Alabama’s educational, economic and social systems. Attendees discussed issues of race, poverty, and community-building as citizens join together for the purpose of making our community a place in which everyone can thrive. The event was held Aug. 27 at Troy University Dothan’s Sony Hall. Attendees […]

“Journey Proud” highlights the people, customs and traditions of Alabama

Journey Proud highlights the people, customs and traditions of Alabama. Alabama citizens if all ages will enjoy the experience of viewing and learning about the rich, diverse cultural traditions that make Alabama a special place! Gourd Houses, Decoration Day, Camp Fasola. Journey Proud will air on Alabama Public Television. The series is funded, in part, by a grant from Alabama Humanities […]

Alabama in the Making: Traditional Arts of People and Place

by Dempolis Times The University of West Alabama will host “Alabama in the Making: Traditional Arts of People and Place,” an exhibit by the Alabama Folklife Association (AFA) with sponsorship from the Division of Educational Outreach, through the month of June until July 15. The opening reception will be held Thursday, June 20 from 5-7 […]

Program being produced about Sylacauga marble

by Emily Adams, The Daily Home SYLACAUGA – The story of Sylacauga’s marble is headed to the small screen, thanks in part to a recent grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. “Discovering Alabama,” an Emmy award-winning documentary series exploring Alabama’s natural history and heritage, was awarded a $17,500 grant from AHF to support production of […]

AHF Awards $84,000 in Grants in Spring 2013

This round of grant-giving saw more grant requests than ever before — $207,400. And AHF was able to fill $84,600 of those needs. See below for a list of AHF-awarded grants to see just how far-reaching and diverse humanities projects are throughout Alabama and how these grants have the ability to enhance learning, strengthen critical thinking and […]

I went to prison today… For a good cause

by Armand DeKeyser, Executive Director Alabama Humanities Foundation funds a project through Auburn University and an array of other organizations supporting education for prisoners in the Alabama Department of Corrections system. The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Program (APAEP) offers literature and art classes in prisons across the state. Today, Kyes Stevens, Founder and Director […]