2021 Grant deadlines and free virtual workshop with Nina Simon

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.

We’ve posted a webinar online about our offerings and anticipate 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:
  • Up to $3,000 for a broad array of humanities programs that help people learn new information, consider different perspectives, share ideas and understand one another better
  • Offered on a rolling basis, with applications due the last day of each month 
  • Up to $2,500 for programs that educate the community about historic places and properties—and particularly about the need to preserve and protect them
  • Applications due Feb. 28, 2021 (round 1) and Sept. 30, 2021 (round 2)
  • Up to $5,000 for programs that use humanities ideas, readings and scholars to spark in-depth thinking and conversation about issues related to race and ethnicity that divide our communities
  • Applications due Feb. 28, 2021 (round 1) and Aug. 31, 2021 (round 2)
  • Up to $10,000 for humanities programs that introduce new ideas, utilize unique approaches and/or reach underserved audiences
  • Inquiry form due April 30, 2021, with full application due July 31, 2021
  • Up to $20,000 for nonprofits that collaborate to deliver in-depth public humanities programs built around a core idea or theme
  • Inquiry form due April 30, 2021, with full application due July 31, 2021