February 26, 2015
Grants of $3,000-$10,000 available for programs on Latino history and culture

Indiana Humanities is delighted to let Hoosier organizations know about a new grant opportunity to create public programs about Latino history and culture. Grants of $3,000 and $10,000 are available to create public programs around the PBS documentary series LATINO AMERICANS.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to engage Hoosiers in examining and documenting the histories of Latino Americans in their communities and foster understanding of the more than 50 million people who identify as Latino in the United States. For many organizations, this program is also a chance to build relationships and tell the stories of the wave of Latino immigrants who are shaping Indiana today.

To help Hoosier organizations imagine and deliver outstanding public programs about Latino history and culture, Indiana Humanities has curated a list of Indiana-based scholars with expertise in these areas. The eight scholars on our list (download PDF) are happy to work with you as panelists, facilitators, lecturers, or engaged partners as you design public programs around the themes and ideas in the LATINO AMERICANS documentary. Contact scholars directly if you are interested in working with them; each scholar’s contact information, as well as a short bio and teaching interests, are provided on the list.

Up to 200 grants will be awarded nationally—don’t miss out! We’re eager to see these funds and programs making a difference across Indiana in the year ahead.


WHAT: $3,000 and $10,000 grants to design public programs around the documentary film Latino Americans

WHO: Community organizations, including libraries, museums, historical societies, and public media affiliates

WHEN: Programs must take place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016

DEADLINE: May 1, 2015

HOW TO APPLY: Review the guidelines and complete the online application: https://apply.ala.org/latinoamericans/guidelines

The Latino Americans website includes many additional resources, including a full list of application guidelines, an FAQ, and a list of sample programs. To talk over your ideas or for additional help designing programs, contact Leah Nahmias, director of programs and community engagement (lnahmias@indianahumanities.org / 317-616-9804).

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History is a natural complement to Indiana Humanities’ The Next Indiana initiative, which invites Hoosiers to explore and reflect on the people, places and ideas that are reinventing our state as we look ahead to the next 200 years.

Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, produced by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, is part of the NEH initiative The Common Good: Humanities in the Public Square.

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