Special Announcement: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Program Resources

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Program Resources

As of March 20, 2020, no new requests will be funded for events taking place before June 15, 2020. HK continues to accept applications. For questions about grants, contact julie@humanitiekansas.org. For questions about Speakers Bureau, TALK, or Poet Laureate, contact abigail@humanitieskansas.org

 

Cares Act Relief Grants

The Humanities Kansas CARES Act Relief grants support Kansas cultural organizations that provide humanities programming and are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus. Grants are intended to be used for emergency general operating support and staff retention in the humanities and cultural nonprofit sector. The application portal opens May 13, 2020. Review guidelines and eligibility requirements. 
 

Kansas Arts & Cultural Survey

Thank you to all who participated in the Kansas Arts & Cultural Survey. 

Read the Survey Findings

This survey was designed to be used by museums, historical societies, art centers, libraries, and other organizations that are critical to our state’s flourishing and important arts and culture infrastructure. Your responses will help us understand what you’re facing today – economic or otherwise – and will guide future resource and programming directions.

HK Program Resources

In order to provide humanities content during a time when in person meetings are impossible, HK is providing the following resources to Kansans:

Your input is needed. 

  • New Quick Grants: $500 or $1000 grants for cultural organizations to use in support of the development of outreach and digital programs. Deadline: April 10
  • Dial-a-TALK: You can speak with a TALK book discussion leader over the phone (or Skype, Zoom, or Facetime) about one of the books in the TALK catalog. Events must be completed by April 30.
  • Dial-a-Speaker
    You can Dial-a-Speaker to  participate in a condensed mini-presentation about Kansas history. Let’s stay connected with one another and with good ideas. Events must be completed by April 30.
  • Movement of Ideas Kits 
    Daily curated collections of humanities activities that you can do at home to connect you with others and spark conversations. Be a Story Chaser and tell us about your experiences social distancing. Have a mini film festival with HK’s short films. 

HK Programs & Public Safety

Humanities Kansas believes that public health and safety are top priorities. The contagious nature of COVID-19, especially with older audiences, should be a consideration by local organizations when deciding whether or not to proceed with holding an event. Please note that organizations with upcoming Humanities Kansas-related grants events, Speakers Bureau or Poet Laureate presentations, as well as TALK book discussions can reschedule or cancel events. Humanities Kansas will support decisions made by the event sponsors and presenters.

Any event with an anticipated attendance of 50 people or more should be cancelled immediately. On March 16, Governor Kelly issue a declaration banning group gatherings of 50 or more people over the next eight weeks or through May 8, 2020. Learn more at KDHE's COVID-19 Resource Center. 

If your organization postpones or cancels any Humanities Kansas-related events, please notify Humanities Kansas immediately so that we can review the process, answer your questions, and update our records and calendars. Review HK's Checklist for Event Organizers. 

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