Arizona Humanities supports innovative, community-based projects that use humanities disciplines to connect Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of the state and beyond. We welcome proposals from a wide range of nonprofit, educational, and governmental organizations and encourage projects that are innovative in their approach toward the humanities and public programming. Projects should use the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to issues of significance to Arizonans.

Our grants program aims to stimulate thoughtful community exchange, build new audiences for the humanities, innovate new methods in the humanities, and advocate for the importance of the humanities for a lively and engaged democratic public.

Program formats include, but are not limited to:

  • Interactive lectures and discussions
  • Exhibits
  • Publications (must be published through a third-party, peer-review process)
  • Public broadcasts; online and/or radio
  • Film documentaries
  • Discussions before or after performances

Arizona Humanities maintains two levels of grant support: (1) Mini Grants (2) Project Grants. We encourage you to speak with us about your project before submitting your proposal. Our grants are funded through a larger federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities ( and are awarded on a competitive basis.

All grant materials (Letters of Intent, Grant Applications) must be submitted through the Grants and Programs Dashboard. Mailed or emailed proposals will NOT be accepted.

If you would like more information about any of the sections below, read the Grant Guidelines.

Next deadline for Project Grants:

Project Grant Deadlines

Intent to Apply Deadline Application Deadline Notification Date Project Period
November 1, 2019 December 15, 2019 March 1, 2020 April 1, 2020 – October 31, 2021
May 1, 2020 June 15, 2020 September 1, 2020 October 1, 2020 – April 30, 2022

Next deadline for Mini Grants: Ongoing


Organization/Company: Arizona Humanities
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: Next deadline for Project Grants: December 15, 2019, June 15, 2020. Next deadline for Mini Grants: Ongoing
How to Apply: For more information, visit