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, 2020 December 15, 2020 March 1, 2021 April 1, 2021 – October 31, 2022
May 1, 2021 June 15, 2021 September 1, 2021 October 1, 2021 – April 30, 2023

Next deadline for Mini Grants: Ongoing


Organization/Company: Arizona Humanities
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: November 1, 2020
How to Apply: For more information, visit