Programs and Grants News from Arizona Humanities

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April 2016
Explore, Share, and Experience Poetry this April

Warm spring days and cool nights signal that April is here! Join us and celebrate National Poetry Month all month long with free programs and workshops with talented local and national poets across the state! Follow us on twitter @AZhumanities for daily creative prompts to inspire you to write your own poetry. Tell your friends, share your poems with us, and we'll post selected pieces on our website!
  • April 7th - Josh Rathkamp Writing Workshop & Reading @ Art Intersection Gallery
  • April 15th - Laura Tohe and Orlando White Writing Workshop + Open Mic @ Gila Community College San Carlos Campus with Poets on the Rez
  • April 21st - Cynthia Schwartzberg Edlow Workshop & Reading @ Arizona Humanities
  • April 25th - J Mase III Workshop, Reading + Open Mic @ Firecreek Coffee  
Apply for a Mini Grant by Friday, April 15th

Do you have an idea for a film screening or discussion series? Are you an organization searching for funding? Learn about our Mini Grants. Mini Grants are smaller grants of up to $2,000 that are available to support innovative public programs. Mini Grants can be used for capacity building, program planning, and implementation. The next Mini Grant deadline is Friday, April 15th at 5:00pm (AZ Time). 

Board of Director Applications due April 30th

A recent Arizona Humanities Board of Directors meeting at the Tempe History Museum
Do you want to enhance cultural life in Arizona? Are you interested in creating a just and civil society? Arizona Humanities is seeking candidates to serve on its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is made up of members who share a commitment to enhancing the cultural life of Arizona, and whose background and expertise provide the tools Arizona Humanities needs to remain a successful and dynamic organization. Members serve three-year terms, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three years. Read more about the Board of Directors.

Ready to apply? Click here to download the Arizona Humanities Board Member Application.
Our grants at work in Arizona communities
Images from The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, Tucson Chinese Cultural Center, and Veterans Heritage Project

This month, we could not pick just one Grantee Highlight. We invite you to explore and enjoy these vital cultural programs funded in part by Arizona Humanities grants.

April 10 - Veterans Heritage Project - Book Signing & Reception Event at ASU West
Celebrate and listen to student and veterans' stories at this special recognition event. Click here to learn more.

April 12 - Arizona Jewish Historical Society - Journey to Justice - Film Screening & Discussion

Film screening and discussion of Howard Triest's story, a German Jew who fled Nazi Germany in 1939, when he was 16 years old, and returned as a victorious American soldier in 1945. Click here to learn more.

April 15, 16, and 22 - Tucson Chinese Cultural Center - Smithsonian Series - Film Screenings + Discussions 
Film screening and discussion of three films: Kumu HinaRicki's Promise, and American Revolutionary to encourage community reflection, interpretation and discussion of important topics to Tucson's (and other) Asian Pacific American communities. Click here to learn more.

April 16 - Heard Museum - 'The Stories We Tell' Opera - Preview Workshop
"The Stories We Tell" consists of "micro-operas" composed by five Native students during workshops at Arizona Opera. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience Native culture in a way unlike any other. Click here to learn more.

April 16 and 17 - Cinefemme - Harvey Girls Documentary Film Screenings at NAU and Heard Museum
Experience a film screening of the documentary, The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound, and hear new interviews and perspectives of the Harvey Girl experience and the significant impact they had on the workplace, the hospitality business and the development of the American West. Two programs will take place at 
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

April 19 - Archaeology Café (Phoenix): Archaeology of the Human Experience at Macayo's on Central
This lively happy hour program will explore a new archaeological approach that seeks to understand what it was actually like to live in the past that archaeologists study, and take a humanistic and historical view. Click here to learn more.

April 30 - Fleet of Foot: Indigenous Running and Games from Ancient Times to Today Exhibition Opening and Reception at the Amerind Museum
Join the Amerind Museum for the opening of the their newest exhibit. Amy Juan (Tohono O'odham) will demonstrate how to make the "field hockey" sticks used by O'odham women in the traditional game of toka and Amerind Chief Curator Eric Kaldahl will talk about the new exhibit. Reception to follow. Click here to learn more.
Learn tips for navigating grant applications 

Interested in learning about our grants? Just a reminder we are holding two upcoming webinars where you can learn what makes a competitive grant proposal. Both webinars are free and open to all.
  • Project Grants - Tues, April 26th - 2:00-3:00pm (*new date*)
  • Mini Grants - Mon, May 16th - 9:00-10:00am
If you are interested in attending a webinar, click here to register.
Latino Americans: 500 Years of History Heads to Patagonia

Image from the PBS Documentary Latino Americans, 500 Years of History
Join Arizona Humanities at the Tin Shed Theater in Patagonia, AZ and explore Latino history and culture! Enjoy light refreshments and watch the PBS documentary Empire of Dreams (1880-1942) as you explore powerful stories of immigration to the United States. Continue the discussion after the screening with a Q&A featuring Dr. Julian Lim from Arizona State University. This program also coincides with 6th annual EARTHfest kickoff. Click here for more info.

Questions? Contact the Patagonia Public Library: (520) 394-2010.
Save-the-date for May & June Author Programs 

Mark your calendars for two author events coming soon!

Authors Afternoon with Meredith Whiteley
Friday, May 20th - 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
White Tank Library
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd
Waddell, Arizona 85355

Authors Night with Robert Isenberg
Tuesday, June 7th - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Arizona Humanities
1242 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Click here to learn more about upcoming Authors Nights.
Humanities in the News

A few popular articles from our facebook and twitter feeds. Follow us to stay in the know!
Important Dates
  • April 15 - Mini Grant Deadline
  • April 15 - Board of Directors Meeting
  • April 26 - Project Grants Webinar (*new date*)
  • May 19 - Project Grants Intent to Apply Deadline
  • May 30 - Memorial Day Office Closed
About Arizona Humanities

Mission: Arizona Humanities builds a just and civil society by creating opportunities to explore our shared human experiences through discussion, learning and reflection.

Arizona Humanities is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Arizona Humanities supports public programs that promote understanding of the human experience.
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