Virtual National HBCU Week 2020

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 09:00

Do you want to empower your HBCU faculty, staff, and students with information and insights that will help them effectively align arts, humanities, and history programs with campus-wide priorities and successfully compete for federal opportunities?

Attend the virtual HBCU Week Annual Conference and participate in the Arts, Humanities, and History sessions, Dream It, Be It: Competitiveness via Federal Arts, Humanities, and History Opportunities and Partnerships. Two sessions will be provided through a partnership of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the U.S. Department of Education.

Sessions will convene on September 24:

Applying for Success (9 -10 a.m. EDT):

To promote federal funding opportunities that support HBCUs, four federal agencies will educate participants about grant programs and funding opportunities in the arts, humanities, culture, and history fields. Participating agencies include U.S. Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Humanities. Participants also will learn the mechanics of applying for a federal grant and how to write a competitive application. Hear from grantees, application review panelists, and federal agency staff to gain an understanding of the dos and don’ts of applying. Participants will have a greater awareness of grant opportunities and what it takes to write a competitive application for federal funding opportunities in the arts, education, culture, humanities, and history.

Discover your place in the Creative Economy (10 – 11 a.m. EDT)

Learn about careers for students in the arts, history, and culture space.

The arts and cultural sector contributed $804.2 billion or 4.3 percent to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2016 and employed five million wage-and-salary workers who earned $386 billion. Now you can learn about the data and research behind the tracking of the economic impact of arts and culture, the occupations and jobs that are part of this economy, how the creative economy compares to other industries, and resources you can use to identify the arts, culture, and humanities industries and jobs in your state. Then, stay tuned to get the inside scoop on internships, scholarships, networking, training, and job opportunities in the arts, culture, humanities, and historic preservation fields. Hear from federal agencies about information that will prepare your students for their dream careers. Find out how your students can step into success with both paid and unpaid internships, what scholarships are available to them, how they can network and meet mentors, and learn how to access jobs in the federal government and with partners in the arts, humanities, culture, and historic preservation fields.  

Select both sessions of Dream It, Be It: Competitiveness via Federal Arts, Humanities, Culture, and History Opportunities and Partnerships when registering for the HBCU Week Conference. Registration opens August 20, 2020.