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Humanities Tennessee Announces Summer Grant Awards

Four Projects to Receive Funding

Humanities Tennessee has awarded $14,393 in grant funds to four Tennessee organizations for public humanities projects. Henry Horton State Park in Chapel Hill, and Nashville’s Global Education Center, Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film, and the Martha O’Bryan Center each received a grant for public projects.

Next spring, Watkins College will host critically recognized artists, Jessica Hische, Martha Rosler, and Ashley Hunt in a series of spirited dialogues about creative solutions to issues of power, community engagement, social justice, and racial divides. The Global Education Center will host, "Exploring Race & Identity in a Multiracial America with David Mura." Mura, a Japanese-American writer, will read from his work April 3, 2015, and conduct a workshop/discussion April 4, 2015. The Martha O’Bryan Center will host "Cayce Unbound," a series of history and art workshops that seeks to bridge the divide between Cayce Place public housing and its neighborhood by engaging 30 Cayce children in critical thinking and cultural expression.  Henry Horton State Park will convene a team of historians to plan public programs connecting local history with current community life and land use.

"We are pleased to support these important projects," said Tim Henderson, Humanities Tennessee's Executive Director. "The work of these organizations contributes greatly to the community life and continuing education of Tennesseans."

Humanities Tennessee awards grant funds each spring and each summer to Tennessee nonprofits for a wide range of public projects that share topics of history, culture, and community. For more information, visit our grants page here or email melissa@humanitiestennessee.org.