January 19, 2021
Indiana Humanities announces grant opportunities and 2021 deadlines

Indiana Humanities will offer more than $215,000 in grants in 2021, continuing to provide opportunities for smaller rapid-response funding and larger grants that support innovative and collaborative public humanities programs.

The statewide nonprofit has a webinar online about its offerings and anticipates holding in-person grant workshops later in the year around the state to provide additional information about the grant guidelines and application instructions.

“We know our cultural institutions will need support in the year ahead to continue to bring vital programming to their communities,” said George Hanlin, director of grants for Indiana Humanities. “Our goal is to provide flexible and dynamic grants that help encourage and inspire nonprofits across the state to create engaging and impactful public humanities programs—in person or virtual—for their communities.”

The slate of grants and deadlines include:

Action Grant

  • Up to $3,000
  • Offered on a rolling basis, with applications due the last day of each month
  • Supports a broad array of projects that help people learn new information, consider different perspectives, share ideas and understand one another better

Historic Preservation Education Grant, in partnership with Indiana Landmarks

  • Up to $2,500
  • Applications due Feb. 28, 2021 (round 1) and Sept. 30, 2021 (round 2)
  • Supports programs that educate the community about historic places and properties—and particularly about the need to preserve and protect them

INcommon Grant, in partnership with the Central Indiana Community Foundation

  • Up to $5,000
  • Applications due Feb. 28, 2021 (round 1) and Aug. 31, 2021 (round 2)
  • Supports 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

Innovation Grant

  • Up to $10,000
  • Inquiry form due April 30, 2021, with full application due July 31, 2021
  • Supports bold programs that introduce new ideas, utilize unique approaches and/or reach underserved audiences; applicants must demonstrate they’re stretching boundaries to create fresh, inventive and even risky projects

Collaboration Grant

  • Up to $20,000
  • Inquiry form due April 30, 2021, with full application due July 31, 2021
  • Supports nonprofit organizations that collaborate to deliver in-depth public humanities programming built around a core idea or theme; partnerships may be among organizations within a community, within a region or across the state

Visit our grants page for in-depth guidelines, application instructions and more. For more information, call 317.616.9784 or email grants@indianahumanities.org.


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