Prophet World Beat Productions dba WorldBeat Cultural Center was recently awarded a California Humanities Relief Grant. “In recognition that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious impact on the public humanities field across the state, California Humanities will direct funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), to meet the emergency needs of organizations in order to help sustain and grow the public humanities field in California.”

This funding will be invaluable to WorldBeat Cultural Center as we work to continue to provide our programming and safely reopen.

Relief Grants will direct funds between $5,000 and $20,000 for short-term general operating support to public humanities-focused organizations to meet the immediate needs of their communities and respond to the current challenges presented by the pandemic.

California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment of the Humanities, promotes the humanities – focused on ideas, conversation and learning – as relevant, meaningful ways to understand the human condition and connect us to each other in order to help strengthen California. California Humanities has provided grants and programs across the state since 1975. To learn more visit, or follow California Humanities on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram.