INcommon Grants provide Indiana nonprofits with funds to develop and implement creative and thoughtful public programs that use humanities ideas, readings and scholars to spark in-depth thinking and conversation around the persistent social, economic, cultural and racial issues that divide our communities. These issues are often in today’s news: immigration, gentrification, incarceration, policing, institutional racism, the legacies of segregation in housing and education, and more. This grant opportunity invites Hoosiers to take a step back and use the humanities to look at the longer histories driving contemporary debates. We welcome diverse projects from across Indiana, addressing different themes and using a variety of public humanities formats, including reading series and civic reflection discussions; public lectures or panels; film screenings and discussions; or the creation of exhibits, web projects, walking tours or documentary films.
⬝ Application Deadline: Feb. 29, 2020 (round 1), May 31, 2020 (round 2) and Sept. 30, 2020 (round 3)
⬝ Notification: Approximately six weeks after the application deadline
⬝ Date Projects May Begin: May 1, 2020 (round 1), Aug. 1, 2020 (round 2), and Dec. 1, 2020 (round 3)
⬝ Date by Which Projects Must Be Completed: Within one year of notification
⬝ This grant requires at least a 50 percent cash/in-kind match.
⬝ We plan to award 12 to 14 INcommon Grants in 2020.
⬝ Funding is provided by Indiana Humanities (through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, a federal agency) and the Central Indiana Community Foundation.