Share |

Partnership for Public Humanities Examples

The examples illustrate possible ways in which organizations might use the PPH to grow programatically, leading to new ideas and more knowledgeable, reflective audiences. The PPH program plan allows the members of a nonprofit to focus collectively on a set of program goals and implement events one by one, with access to necessary resources. The issues and concerns addressed by the PPH are determined by the organizations that use it, such as, but not limited to, the following:

A Neighborhood Association's plan might include a series of events that explores the architectural, demographic and economic layers in its neighborhood over time to provide neighbors with a shared understanding of the path to the present and a basis for future planning.

An Environmental Group's plan might provide a series of events tracing the development of local infrastucture in relation to shifting population and land use patterns, illustrating the impact of past planning decisions on the community today.

History Organizations might plan for a series of traveling exhibits over a period of time, around which to incrementally build their local story into a new or updated permanent exhibition.

Arts Organizations might plan to reach new audiences and build new partnerships by inviting ethnic groups in their communities to share their cultural identities as expressed through everyday, shared traditions--from food/gardening to domestic arts to personal adornment.

Click here to sign up to receive "Public Humanities Matters," the quarterly e-newsletter of the Partnership for Public Humanities.