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OHC Announces New Grant Funds Available

OHC Announces New Grant Funds Available

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) is now accepting applications for Oklahoma nonprofits wishing to apply for a Major Grant award of up to $8,500 or a Challenge Grant award of up to $15,000.

The OHC grants program encourages cultural programming on the local level across the state. Eligible projects must support OHC's mission to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life. Grant projects may be structured in a variety of ways: lectures, panel discussions, websites, audio or video productions, exhibitions, and more.

"We are always pleased by the rich and diverse applications we receive from applicants all across the state," said Ann Thompson, OHC Executive Director. "Whatever the format, we see communities using the rich, thought-provoking ideas we find in history, literature, ethics, and other disciplines to help us understand what is important to our lives. We look forward to hearing from many with these great ideas, for which OHC grants around $200,000 each year."

Mandatory draft applications must be submitted no later than March 1 via the council's online granting system. Final applications must be submitted no later than March 15. Applicants must allow at least 90 days between the final application deadline and the date of the proposed program or presentation.

Visit our website to find more information about our grant process, including detailed guidelines and a list of previously funded projects: www.okhumanities.org/grants.

If you have questions during the application process, or to determine whether or not a project may qualify, please contact Caroline Lowery, Program Officer, at [email protected]. Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by early May 2016.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Loralee Cooley wrote:
Two questions.

(1) What has happened to the Summer Chautauqua series? In 2010, I had applied to be considered as a presenter, and did research on Dale Evens Rogers as a "movie star," to go with that year's theme pertaining to Hollywood and Oklahoma. While I was not selected, I had thought there would be another year to apply. Just now, I saw on your calendar there is--at least in Enid--a Winter Chautauqua, but I could find no information about it.

So what's happening? Is the Summer Chautauqua program dead?

(2) A new non-profit, "Buffalo Grass ArtsSpace" (a certified 501.c.3), based in Clinton OK, has produced since 2014 a week-long Summer Arts "camp" for elementary-aged students. Locally staffed by volunteers, with some guest artists who may be reimbursed for their supplies or transportation, it is an intensive hands-on, focusing on such diverse experiences as papermaking, storytelling, music, and lewelry-making for the paraticipants, based on three diverse cultures of the area (these change annually)..

Would such a project be eligible for a Humanities grant?

February 22, 2016 @ 8:35 AM

2. Loralee Cooley wrote:
See my comments above. I've already tried to send this once; perhaps this time it will go.

February 22, 2016 @ 8:37 AM

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