“The Unfinished Revolution and the African American Experience from Slavery to Today"
In June 2023 the Sankofa Collaborative kicked off this four-year series of workshops. Each year’s workshops will focus on an era of African Americans' struggle for freedom and the inalienable rights promised in the Declaration of Independence at the founding of our nation.
Open Book / Open Mind
Founded in 2015, the conversations held at these events spark public awareness of controversial topics relevant to today’s social, economic, and political climate. All are welcome to attend any one of the upcoming events which can be found here. Books are available to purchase at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, and to borrow from Montclair Public Library.
RE-presentation through Community Narratives
Under the tutelage of applied anthropologist and FireWorks Executive Director Asiyah Kurtz, one apprentice will spend eight weeks interviewing, facilitating discussions, and documenting the personal narratives of community members to be used in a storytelling presentation of the apprentice's choosing. NJCH is honored to sponsor this apprentice’s work in our home city of Camden.
Montclair Literary Festival
Prior to the start of the 2024 Literary Festival on May 4, 2024, NJCH is proud to sponsor Festival-organized events with Colson Whitehead and Tracy K. Smith.
NASW Aviation Museum Women in History Weekend
Spiral Q: The Procession
Turkish Cultural Center Eid Celebration
“For the Love of Art” Juneteenth Celebration
“Slavery, It Happened Here, Too – Stories from New Jersey”
Philosophy Walk and Talk Series
Restoring Hope and Health Through Poetry
International Diversity Fair
Stories Invincible Closing Ceremony
Price of Liberty Film Series: Free Renty Screening and Discussion
Price of Liberty Film Series: Reparations Screening and Discussion
Wallace House & Old Dutch Parsonage Literary Series
"The Ground Upon Which We Stand"
Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series at Rutgers University-Newark
Art Pride New Jersey Thrive Arts Conference
Woodbury Hispanic Heritage Festival
Sankofa Collaborative, Commemoration of Tulsa Massacre
NJCH will provide funding up to $3,000 for an organization's event, in return for marketing visibility and exposure. Sponsorships can support a variety of formats, including events, conferences, scholarships, or awards.
How to apply
Organizations that are interested in applying for an NJCH sponsorship should review the sponsorship guidelines below. If your organization meets the eligibility requirements and you believe your work is a fit for our program, please contact NJCH staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (609) 695-4838 to discuss your sponsorship idea. Applications submitted without prior communication with NJCH staff will not be considered.
NJCH gives priority to Sponsorship requests that:
- Support areas that are underserved in the NJ humanities ecosystem (i.e., geographic, demographic, institutional type, humanities disciplines). NJCH especially welcomes applications from organizations in Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean, Passaic, Salem, Sussex, and Warren counties.
- Support events/programs with a large number of attendees or viewers
- Provide equitable access to the humanities or educational/professional development opportunities for humanities-serving institutions
- Support activities that meet NJCH’s strategic priorities, but whose structure is not suited to NJCH’s current grantmaking programs or initiatives
- Support organizations not recently funded by NJCH grants
- Support rapid response programs that address recent events that have had a strong impact on New Jerseyans and that would benefit from a humanities perspective. In those cases, standard expectations about timing may be waived on a case-by-case basis.
Support for You and Visibility for Us!
Think of sponsorships like an exchange! NJCH provides funding for your organization’s activity; your organization provides NJCH with brand exposure. NJCH encourages potential applicants to review the list of activities that have been recently sponsored by NJCH. The strongest sponsorship applications will include:
- A summary of the proposed sponsored activity, including information about the activity’s history (if applicable)
- A connection to NJCH’s strategic priorities
- A thoughtful and persuasive account of how the organization’s publicity, marketing, and outreach for the sponsored activity will promote NJCH’s visibility, including ideas for logo placement, digital promotion, program inclusion, etc.