Funding for Community Oral History Projects

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Feb 10, 2021, 3:36:37 PM2/10/21
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Hello Everyone,

The DC Oral History Collaborative (DCOHC) will award up to $7,000 for Washingtonians launching new oral history projects! Help us tell the untold stories of Washington, DC by applying for a DCOHC “New Projects” grant. The opportunity is available to individuals who are full-time residents of Washington, DC, or 501c3 non-profit organizations based in Washington, DC. It is not necessary for applicants to have demonstrated experience in oral history best practices. Each awarded project director will attend an oral history workshop to refine existing skills or gain new ones. Even (or perhaps especially) during these difficult times, it is important to document and preserve the city’s rich history through personal remembrances and life history narratives. Prospective applicants should read the full Request for Proposals, and begin their application by visiting All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Monday, March 8th.

The DC Oral History Collaborative is a partnership of HumanitiesDC and the DC Public Library. The DCOHC was created in 2017 as an ambitious city-wide initiative aimed at documenting and preserving the history of Washington’s residents and communities through oral history.

These grants are awarded as part of the “Humanities Grant Program”, an initiative funded by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

For more information, please contact me at

Jasper Collier
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