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Ohio Humanities Council (Columbus, OH 43215-3857)
Kay Shames (Project Director: May 2017 to present)

State Humanities Program

As the state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ohio Humanities Council serves as the advocate for the public humanities in Ohio. Through public programs, grants, and community projects, Ohio Humanities helps individuals and organizations define beliefs and values, understand diverse cultures, and envision innovative opportunities and relationships. Since its incorporation in 1972, the Ohio Humanities Council has provided a source of reliable funding for cultural programs through competitive grant-making. Other signature programs include capacity-building initiatives for oral history and heritage tourism, a speakers bureau, and Ohio Chautauqua. In 2016, Ohio Humanities served more than 4,100,000 individuals with public broadcasting documentaries, living history performances, lectures, and facilitated discussions.

Project fields:
American Literature; History, Other; Interdisciplinary Studies, General

State Humanities Councils General Operating Support Grants

Federal/State Partnership

Total amounts:
$2,431,610 (approved)
$2,413,910 (awarded)

Grant period:
11/1/2017 – 10/31/2022

Funding details:
Original grant (2018) $17,700
Supplement (2018) $1,198,010