Alaska Humanities Forum 2021 Grants

For over 40 years, the Forum has invested in Alaska artists, writers, historians, filmmakers, and community conveners. This funding fuels creative projects that share and preserve the stories of people across the state and explore what it means to be Alaskan. The Forum’s annual grants support innovative, independent projects that engage, inform, and connect people across Alaska through the humanities.

In 2021, the Forum is offering two types of funding: annual grants and event sponsorships.  Please read below for details of each.

Annual Grant Projects – annual review
Applications open March 15; due April 30, 2021
Up to $15,000 per grant
Grant awards will be announced May 15.

Project Categories include:

  • Publication – book, report, catalogue
  • Digital product – podcast, website, digitization/archiving
  • Film – including outreach and engagement
  • Oral history – including cultural literacy projects
  • Exhibit – virtual or in-person (as allowed)

Event Sponsorships – quarterly review
Up to $2,000 per grant
Applications due: June 15, September 15, December 15, March 15

Within the Event Sponsorship category, the Forum supports events that bring people together for civil discussion inclusive of diverse perspectives, in person or virtually. Through these programs, participants hone skills of inquiry, analysis, reflection, evaluation, empathy, and conversation, enriching both their private lives and their communities.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Alaska Humanities Forum website at: