Museum Association of Arizona


Arizona Humanities

Arizona Humanities is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the Arizona affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1973, Arizona Humanities has supported public programs that promote understanding of the human experience with cultural, educational, and non-profit organizations across Arizona.


AZ Speaks Informative presentations on humanities topics delivered to non-profits, libraries, museums, K-12 schools, tribal entities, and more. 


Thought-provoking, expert-facilitated discussions on important issues facing our communities. 

Film + Talks

Film screenings and facilitated discussions with scholars about local and national issues.

Author + Talks

Lively discussions with local and national authors on a variety of humanities topics and subjects.

Youth + Literacy

Programs that engage children, families, and teens with authors, humanities scholars, and cultures.

National Poetry Month

Free programs and workshops across the state celebrating local Arizona and national poets.

Humanities Awards

Honoring individuals, organizations, and businesses for their contribution to and advancement of the humanities.


Book discussions, writing workshops, film discussions, and more that support veteran communities. 

Smithsonian Exhibitions – Museum on Main Street

Traveling exhibits specifically designed for small and rural communities.

Grant Opportunities

Arizona Humanities supports innovative, community-based projects that use humanities disciplines to connect Arizonans to the cultures, peoples, and histories of the state and beyond. We welcome proposals from a wide range of nonprofit organizations and encourages projects that are innovative in their approach toward the humanities and public programming.

Mini Grants are small grants of up to $2,000 that are available year-round to support innovative public programs that increase understanding of the human experience. Applicants may request up to $2,000 in Mini Grants per fiscal year (November 1 – October 31). Mini Grants can be used for capacity-building, program planning, and implementation of programs. Capacity-building may include training and education for constituents to help the organization plan and/or implement public humanities engagements. The goal of Mini Grants is to foster the capacity-building of small organizations with limited funding, and encourage partnerships and collaboration between nonprofits. While larger institutions can still apply for Mini Grants, they must partner with a smaller institution that will lead the program or project.

Project Grants are competitive grants supporting public programming across Arizona using the humanities to provide context, depth, and perspective to the Arizona experience and explore issues of significance to Arizonans. Organizations may request up to $10,000 to support their program implementation.

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Museum Association of Arizona

P.O. Box 63902, Phoenix, Arizona 85082


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