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Centennial Grants Round Two

The second round of Anchorage Centennial Community Grants is now open. There is a draft review deadline of May 15, and the final deadline is June 15, 2014 at 5 p.m.

Please remember to register your project or event with before completing your application.

You can log in to our online Grants application system here.

New Art Show

Point Hope: 2,000 Years of Whaling Culture

This coming Friday, April 4, the Alaska Humanities Forum will host a First Friday opening reception for Point Hope: 2,000 Years of Whaling Culture, a new exhibition of images by renowned Alaskan photographer Clark James Mishler.


Alaska Humanities Forum 2014 General Grants Announced

The Alaska Humanities Forum has announced the recipients of its 2014 General Grants. The annual grants support projects in the humanities throughout the state of Alaska.

The forum awarded a total of $73,120 to 16 different projects.Below is a list of the 2014 grant projects in alphabetical order by title, followed by the name of the project director or sponsoring organization and the grant amount.

2014 Alaska Humanities Forum General Grant Awardees

High Country News Excerpts A City Under One Roof

The award-winning High Country News, a non-profit magazine and online news source covering the American West, recently published an excerpt of writing and photos from A City Under One Roof, an upcoming book about Whittier created by Forum grantee Jen Kinney.

Watch the 2014 Govenors Awards!

360 North has posted a webcast of the 2014 Governors Awards in Juneau this last week. Watch Governor Parnell as well as dancers and performers as they celebrate the Arts & Humanities awardees.

Alaskan Artist published book


Above: One of 181 photographs in I Am Alaskan (University of Chicago Press, 2013), a book of photography by renowned Iñupiat photographer Brian Adams ( published as a joint project of the Alaska Humanities Forum and University of Alaska Press.


2014 Governor's Awards Announced

Once a year in Alaska a select few citizens and organizations exemplifying great art and devotion to the humanities are recognized for enriching the culture of the state.

The Alaska Humanities Forum and the Alaska State Council on the Arts jointly announced nine recipients of the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. In addition to the four arts and four humanities awardees, Ronald Senungetuk was named the recipient of a joint Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts and Humanities.

Centennial Community Grants Awarded

The Alaska Humanities Forum and the Anchorage Centennial Committee awarded $231,000 to 13 community projects in the first round of the Anchorage Centennial Community Grant program, which supports community projects commemorating the first 100 years of Anchorage.

The Rasmuson Foundation committed $500,000 over two years to support the program.

Anchorage Centennial Community Grants Update

The first round of Anchorage Centennial Community Grants closed November 15, 2013.

The application period for the second and final round of Centennial grants will open April 15, 2014, with a final deadline of June 15, 2014.

The submission deadline for applicants wishing to have their grant proposal reviewed prior to submitting a final version is May 15, 2014.

To access the online grants application system click here.


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