Delaware Humanities provides grant funding to non-profit organizations in Delaware and to Delaware state and local government entities.
Delaware Humanities grant projects bring Delawareans together by offering cultural programs in institutions of all kinds: museums, libraries, schools and colleges, senior centers and veterans hospitals, churches, social service agencies, and businesses. Designed to encourage conversations and connections, these programs offer Delaware communities insights into the way we think, the things we value, and the world we live in – in short, what it means to be human. Visit our Recent Grants page here to see projects that Delaware Humanities has supported recently.
Note: The arts and humanities are not the same, which is why Delaware has both the Delaware Division of the Arts and Delaware Humanities. Arts programs focus on creation and performance. Humanities programs focus on the interpretive aspects of the arts: historical or philosophical contexts, analyses of methodology, or approaches to art movements or periods. Delaware Humanities will offer grants for programs which combine performance with interpretation, such as a scholarly discussion following the production of a play. While Delaware Humanities funds humanities projects which interpret or use art and performance to begin conversations, we do not fund projects focused on the creative and/or performing arts, and we do not offer grants to individuals. Delaware artists seeking grant information should visit the Delaware Division of the Arts at www.artsdel.org.
Delaware Voice Column From DHC Chair Dr. Susan WestApril 17, 2017
Read Dr. West’s article asking Congress to support NEH funding in the new budget. Also included are links to additional support for NEH/NEA/CPB.
In Memoriam: Delaware Humanities Speaker Joel GlazierJuly 11, 2017
Delaware Humanities both mourns and celebrates the life of Delaware Humanities Council board member and Speaker’s Bureau lecturer Joel F. Glazier, who died in Wilmington on Friday, July 7.
How We MetAugust 3, 2017
Stella and Zehra, our teen interns for the summer, recount the story of how they met. Be sure to check back over the next six weeks for future installments.
Delaware Humanities Council posts filledAugust 8, 2017
The Delaware Humanities Council elected Board officials and approved three new members at the June board meeting. In early August, Governor John Carney re-appointed three board members as well.
HumaniTeens: Cultural vs. Genetic HeritageAugust 10, 2017
In this installment of HumaniTeens, Stella and Zehra relate taking ancestral DNA tests, their results, and what this meant to each of them.
HumaniTeens: Newark Farmers MarketAugust 18, 2017
Have you seen the organic section in your local supermarket? The ethnic section? If you have, it’s probably small without a decent variety. “You could shop at five or six stores or just one.” Located on Kirkwood Highway in Newark, the Farmers Market serves a wide variety of cultures and peoples across the state.
HumaniTeens: Biracial Students Share Their PerspectivesAugust 24, 2017
In this growing international community, biracial and intercultural relationships have skyrocketed. The amount of people who are biracial is at an all time high. However, these students face conflicting issues of identity and acceptance from an early age. Racial tensions within America have contributed to a rough experience. Additionally, within the families, there is a matter of acceptance from both sides. We spoke to three biracial students in an attempt to more deeply understand the struggles they experience as young Americans.