INcommon Grants provide tax-exempt organizations 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.

Application Deadline: Feb. 28, 2022 (round 1) and Aug. 31, 2022 (round 2)

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Grant Details

Goals and Timeline

Immigration, gentrification, incarceration, policing, institutional racism, and the legacies of segregation in housing and education are issues that continue to affect our communities. 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. 28, 2022 (round 1) and Aug. 31, 2022 (round 2)
  • Award: Up to $5,000
  • Notification: Approximately six weeks after the application deadline
  • Date Projects May Begin: May 1, 2022 (round 1) and Nov. 1, 2022 (round 2)
  • Date by Which Projects Must Be Completed: Within one year of notification

Other Details

  • This grant requires at least a 50 percent cash/in-kind match.
  • We plan to award 8 to 10 INcommon Grants in 2022.
  • 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.

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Contact George Hanlin, Director of Grants:
ghanlin@indianahumanities.org | 317.616.9784

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