Arizona Humanities offers grant for community-centered storytelling
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Arizona Humanities offers grant for community-centered storytelling

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Image Taken At The Steinbeck Center In Salinas. Photo Courtesy Of Jill Clardy: Https://

Arizona Humanities, the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, invites organizations to collaborate and apply for a new special grant initiative.

Storying Arizona is a one-time $10,000 grant opportunity to engage Arizonans in community-centered storytelling programs, and to create resources for local history and culture.

Arizona Humanities offers grant for community-centered storytelling Storytelling

Image taken at the Steinbeck Center in Salinas. Photo courtesy of Jill Clardy:

The Storying Arizona special initiative grant will be awarded to a collaborative team of two (2) or more organizations proposing public programs which educate, interpret, and/or promote awareness of the architectural, cultural, and archaeological resources of Arizona using a community-centered approach.

This new statewide special initiative grant is open to all Arizona communities.

Organizations are encouraged to utilize the community-centered methods pioneered by the Papago Salado Association Inc.’s Story Tour Project (, although projects do not have to revolve around the Papago Salado region. Proposals may focus on, and conduct programs in any region of Arizona.

Applications are now open. Full proposals are due on November 1, 2016. Applicants will be notified of the award decision by December 1, 2016.

The online Storying Arizona application is available at

Dr. Nicole Blalock, Grants Manager with Arizona Humanities remarked, “Arizona Humanities is very excited to offer the Storying Arizona grant and to engage local communities in connecting Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of our state.”

Individuals who would like to learn more about Storying Arizona are invited to attend an upcoming free workshop or webinar.

  • In-Person Workshop
    • Thursday, July 21st – 11:30am-1:00pm

Storying Arizona Brown-Bag Lunch @ Arizona Humanities

1242 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

  • Online Webinars
    • Monday, July 25th  –  9:00-10:00am
    • Thursday, August 4th – 2:00-3:00pm
    • Friday, August 12th – 11:00am-12:00pm
    • Tuesday, September 13th – 2:00-3:00pm
    • Wednesday, September 28th – 9:00-10:00am
    • Friday, October 7th – 11:00am-12:00pm

Brenda Thomson, Executive Director of Arizona Humanities added, “This grant is made possible by a generous donation from the Papago Salado Association, Inc., and we are looking forward to the ideas, creativity, and collaboration organizations across Arizona can bring to this project.”

For more information about Storying Arizona or to begin an application, visit For questions, contact Dr. Nicole Blalock at or 602-257-0335 x23.3