LAWRENCE – Humanities Kansas recently awarded a SHARP Recovery Grant in the amount of $6,215 to Kansas Public Radio.
Funds from the grant will help support Kansas Public Radio’s program “KPR Presents,” which showcases high-profile, thought-provoking lectures, discussions and dialogues recorded throughout the region. The program also features many in-studio productions covering a wide range of topics, including panel discussions on Kansas elections, politics and interviews with Kansas Notable Book authors.
Feloniz Lovato-Winston, Kansas Public Radio development director, serves as project director.
The SHARP Recovery Grants support Kansas cultural organizations that provide humanities programming and are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Grants are for general operating support, staff retention and needed digital and/or operational transitions for cultural work in the post-pandemic era. Humanities Kansas awarded 121 SHARP grants statewide.
“Humanities Kansas is honored to be able to support Kansas cultural organizations as we recover from the impact of COVID,” said Julie Mulvihill, Humanities Kansas executive director. “This past year has demonstrated that Kansans lean into the humanities during challenging times. Kansas cultural organizations that do work in the humanities provide important social connections and contribute to the economic well-being and strength of our communities.”
Funds have been made available through the National Endowment for the Humanities to assist cultural institutions affected by COVID-19 as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 approved by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden.
About Humanities Kansas
Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, HK's pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with statewide partners and supporters, HK inspires all Kansans to draw on diverse histories, literatures, and cultures to enrich their lives and to serve the communities and state we all proudly call home. Visit humanitieskansas.org.