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Utah Humanities Council accepts grant applications

The Utah Humanities Council is currently accepting grant proposals in the competitive $5,000 maximum category from non-profit organizations and groups to support future public projects.

Draft applications are required and are due Aug. 1 for projects beginning after Nov. 1, indicated the state humanities council. The council will receive staff comments on the draft proposals and the final applications will be due Sept. 1.

"UHC grants are intended to foster connections among cultural organizations, community groups, and humanities scholars. Grant projects promote public appreciation and understanding of human traditions, values, and issues through informed public discussion," explained council director Cynthia Buckingham.

Projects must involve one or more of the humanities disciplines. Examples include history, literature, languages and linguistics, philosophy and ethics, cultural anthropology, archaeology, comparative religion, jurisprudence, folklore, and history and criticism of the arts.

For a complete list, Carbon County residents with Internet access may visit the UHC website at

Organizations interested in a UHC grant need not have formal non-profit status.

"Grants may be requested to support lectures, conferences and symposia, panel discussions and discussion groups. UHC grants also support production or distribution of films, videotapes, audiotapes, exhibits, and publications, if a strong live public programming component is present. Programs should be free and open to the public," pointed out council officer Brandon Johnson.

UHC will provide examples of previously approved projects to applicants.

Grant guidelines and forms are available online at or by calling the organization at 801-359-9670.

The Utah Humanities Council, an independent cultural agency established in 1975, serves the entire state by supporting lifelong learning that explores diverse traditions, values and ideas.

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