The Museum Association of New York (MANY) has received a $20,000 SHARP grant from Humanities New York to support New York’s museums.
The grant is expected to be used to cover day-to-day activities or ongoing expenses such as staff salaries, utilities, and rent, as well as for humanities programming and professional development.
Humanities New York reported that they awarded a total of $1.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding to 120 NYS cultural nonprofits affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. These SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities Through the American Rescue Plan) Operating Grants focus on organizations with a core humanities mission and ranged from $1,000 to $20,000, they said.
Humanities New York reviewed nearly 200 applications from cultural organizations requesting over $3 million in funding. Just over 60% of applications were funded. Humanities New York said they prioritized equitable grant-making by considering geographic location, mission, and the importance of reaching underrepresented communities in its funding decisions.
More information about other NYS museums awarded HNY SHARP grants can be found online.