New Jerseyans share their stories and ideas about our democracy.

Request for Proposals

The New Jersey Council for the Humanities requests proposals for Visualizing Democracy: Contemporary Conversations, an initiative seeking digital projects that will explore, curate, and visualize the recently created “conversation” archive on the state of democracy within New Jersey and beyond (seen below). Proposals selected for commission will receive an award of $2500-5000, depending on the scale of the project.

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New Jersey's Democracy Conversation

See what your neighbors are saying about democracy in our state.


“Corporate control via lobbyist”

Christine and Asala
What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“Treat all ethnicities with justice and equity and without prejudice”

What are the main challenges facing democracy today?

“To ensure social justice protects me”

Jennifer , 50
Why is voting important to you?

“Learn from our mistakes and fight for justice”

Theresa , 59
What does it mean to be a good citizen?

At NJCH, we believe that everyone should have access to humanities programming. Based on your organization and desired topics/formats, we offer programs—often subsidized by our federal and corporate funding—so that you can bring high quality humanities programs to your audiences.