HAMILTON, NJ - The Historical Society of Hamilton Township recently received a grant to further their work aimed at diverse audiences. The $5,000 incubation grant, which is provided by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), is part of the agency's goal to support local public humanities projects and programming.
Historical Society of Hamilton Township is developing an annotated bibliography of best practices for working with diverse audiences and host a series of focus groups with these target audiences.
The NJCH stated in their grant announcement that public humanities programming allows individuals to engage in lifelong learning and share in the exploration of history, values, cultures, and beliefs.
“There is very little funding available for experimentation, and yet sometimes what cultural institutions and other nonprofits need most is the ability to explore high stakes questions to which the answers are unknown,” said Executive Director, Dr. Carin Berkowitz.
“That is why our incubation grant exists,” she said. “It has the capacity to launch transformational projects whose outcomes cannot be known beforehand but whose results are incredibly impactful in their communities and in the public humanities more broadly.”
The NJCH incubation grants provided more that $60,000 to 13 projects throughout the state.
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