Indiana Humanities’ newest thematic initiative, INseparable, explores how Hoosiers relate to each other across boundaries and considers what it will take to indeed be inseparable, in all the ways that matter. The conclusion drawn from the near-constant polling, media commentary, and academic analysis of the past two years is that America is culturally divided by its geography and that Americans see each other differently depending on whether they live in rural, suburban or urban communities.
To help Hoosiers understand and talk about urban, suburban and rural differences and connections, Indiana Humanities has curated a new speakers bureau of talks and workshops by Indiana scholars and experts. Talks explore many aspects of urban, suburban and rural dynamics at play through history and today. From beer to water, Brown County to Gary, maps to Middletown, speakers provide a variety of lenses for thinking about the ways we are, or are not, inseparable.
The first round of applications, for events taking place between June 1, 2019, and December 31, 2020, opens on Tuesday, March 12, and closes on Friday, May 3. Applicants will receive notification the week of May 6 for programs beginning June 1 or later. All speaking engagements must be completed by December 31, 2020. We’ll give special consideration to organizations that have not already received funds through other INseparable grant opportunities.