2014 Awards

Board of Directors Awards $72,730 in Major Grants

On April 25, 2014 the Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors awarded seven grants for humanities projects to not-for- profit organizations. The projects represent a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.  Major grant applications are accepted in February and September of each year. Projects receiving major grants are listed below.

Public Programs

University of Central Arkansas Humanities Fair 2014

The University of Central Arkansas received a $8,756 grant which will be used to present a November 13, 2014 humanities fair for high school students. This year’s theme is “Humanities and Ecological Awareness.” Nicolas S. Brasovan is the project director.

The Holocaust … Why?

A $7,939 grant was awarded to the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee in Springdale. Grant funds will be used implement the November 14, 2014 Holocaust Conference for teachers and students Thelma Tarver is the project director.

Johnny Cash Exhibit and Programming

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock was awarded a $9,117 grant. The grant is to be used to develop an exhibit focusing on Johnny Cash’s experiences in Arkansas. Deborah Baldwin is the project director.

Reading Together to Strengthen Relationships between Prisoners and their Children

A grant of $12,814 was awarded to the Centers for Youth and Families to continue its program designed to serve prisoners and their families. Rita Johnson is the project director


Civil War Helena Film Project

Southern Bancorp Community Partners received $5,000 award to plan for the production of a documentary on Helena’s history as a Union stronghold and refuge for African American freedom seekers. Cathy Cunningham is the project director.

Other Media

Arkansas Civil Rights History Tour

The City of Little Rock received an $18,729 grant. The City of Little Rock and the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity will produce mobile application software that will provide hand held device users with a self-guided tour of civil rights history. Caran Curry is the project director.

Plum Bayou Garden

The Arkansas Archeological Survey received a $10,375 grant to create a replica of a prehistoric Woodland Period garden at Toltec Mounds Archeological State Park. Elizabeth Horton is the project director.

$30,355 in Minigrants Awarded

The Arkansas Humanities Council awards minigrants to local not-for-profit organizations in Arkansas. Minigrants may be used to plan humanities programs, conduct research, and present public programs. When funds are available, applications for minigrants are accepted the first of every month except December.

From January 2014 through July 2014, the following organizations received minigrant awards:

For a complete list of minigrant awards please click here.