The results of the language education and art and culture applications
Last week, the Board of Trustees of The Hungary Initiatives Foundation has announced the results of the language education and art and culture applications. The language education Request for Proposals was open to American 501(c)(3) organizations. Interested organizations could apply for grants up to $15,000 for Hungarian language education projects that are in line with and advance the fundamental mission of HIF. The topic was selected as language education has a critical part in the continued maintenance of the diaspora and organizations, as the number of those who speak Hungarian has been rapidly decreasing in the last few decades. HIF would like to support language education programs that target and reach out to Hungarians who no longer speak the language but maintain their Hungarian identity, or projects that target a wider audience, Americans who are interested in Hungarian culture and language. We received very well thought out project proposals, the Board decided to award grants for 8 organizations.
The art and culture Request for Proposals was open to American 501(c)(3) organizations and Hungarian 501(c)(3)-equivalent organization. Interested organizations could apply for grants up to $20,000 until December 15 with art and culture projects. The topic was selected as The Hungary Initiatives Foundation is committed to foster understanding of the Hungarian culture in the United States, as well as to strengthen the cultural ties between the two nations. The proposed programs had to be aimed at introducing and popularizing traditional and/or contemporary Hungarian art and culture among the Hungarian American communities and the wider American audience, but within this category, all kinds of project ideas were welcome. The Board has selected 13 projects for support; they cover different aspects of Hungarian art and culture from traditional, folk to modern, contemporary, from music and dance to photography and video.