From histories of Black Hoosier communities, to discussions of policies that have disproportionately affected people of color, to celebrations of Black literature and art, the presentations in the Advancing Racial Equity (ARE) Speakers Bureau reveal how our past informs our present as we continually work toward racial equity. 

About the Speakers Bureau

How it works

If selected through the application process, Indiana Humanities will pay the speaker’s fee ($400) directly. Host organizations agree to cover any travel costs requested by the speaker and to submit an event notification and final report to Indiana Humanities. A template agreement letter is provided by Indiana Humanities for hosts to use as they finalize the details of their event with the speaker, along with resources to get the word out, like posters and a template press release. Programs can begin any time after Sept.1, 2023 and we ask that all programs be completed by Dec. 31, 2024.


How to apply

Applications to host a speaker funded by Indiana Humanities are currently closed.

If your organization missed the chance to apply, or is not eligible to host a speaker funded by Indiana Humanities, you can still peruse our speaker catalog and contact your preferred speaker directly to negotiate rates, dates and other event information.

Attend a talk

After talks are awarded, you will find a list of organizations hosting a speaker in 2023-2024. For more information on the talk, including the date and location, contact the host site or peruse Indiana Humanities’ calendar of events.

Organization City Speaker


Resources for Hosting a Speakers Bureau Program

Are you hosting a speakers bureau program? These resources are designed to help you host a successful event!