HISTORY ALLIANCE NEWS
A project of Housatonic Heritage
WORKSHOP ON GRANTS AND FUNDING HOSTED BY HISTORY ALLIANCE, December 1
Mass Humanities Assistant Director and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Program Director to present grants information
The Housatonic Heritage History Alliance will host a session on effective grant writing on Wednesday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1:30., at the Lee Library. Pre-registration is required, but there is no fee.
Representatives from any area history or cultural organization or library may participate in this event, which is being organized by the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) History Alliance. The History Alliance serves as a clearinghouse for history organizations, to help them find appropriate training and funding, and to provide opportunities for them to meet and learn from each other. Housatonic Heritage, the parent organization, facilitates collaboration with regional organizations, working as a catalyst for regional thinking.
Pleun Bouricius, Assistant Director of Mass Humanities, and director of its Massachusetts History Program, will speak about their grant programs and funding opportunities in general. Mass Humanities, established in 1974 as the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), is a programming and grant-making organization that receives support from the NEH and the Massachusetts Cultural Council as well as private sources. Mass Humanities, which has a local history grant program, supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to enhance and improve civic life throughout the Commonwealth.
Maeve Oâ€™Dea, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Program Director and a representative from Housatonic Heritage will also briefly discuss their organizationsâ€™ grants programs. In addition, print materials and links to information from various funding organizations will be made available.
Participants are invited to bring their lunch to the workshop; beverages and snacks will be provided.
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