Ohio Humanities e-Newsletter | January 2017 
Ohio Humanities awarded $293,730 in support of 51 community projects in 2016
During 2016 Ohio Humanities awarded $293,730 in support of 51 community projects across the state. These grant-funded projects included public conferences, symposiums, and book festivals. Additional projects addressed veterans' issues, examined past and present agricultural practices, as well as contemplating environmental history with present-day concerns. These project grants represent numerous collaborations with other local nonprofit organizations, including universities, museums, and historical societies. L isted below are eight of the 51 grants awarded as 2016 came to a close.
Highland County Historical Society 
Voyageur Media Group 
Austin-Magie Farm & Mill District
Miami University 
  Good Guy with a Gun: The Arming of School Teachers
ThinkTV Network 
Growing Right: The Rise of Ohio's Ecological Food & Farm Movement
Ohio's Ecological Food & Farm Association
Toledo Memorial Park & Mausoleum
Case Western Reserve University's Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities   
Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland  

Kimberly Mack, PhD
Everyday Humanities Lecture Series: When the Blues Come to Town
The  Everyday Humanities  series, sponsored by the Way Public Library in collaboration with the University of Toledo's Humanities Institute presents:  When the Blues Come to Town: U2 and Gary Clark Jr. & the Blues ApprenticeshipSpeaker Kimberly Mack, PhD., will consider the authenticity of modern blues music by examining a 1987 collaboration between blues artist B.B. King and U2, an Irish rock band.

The 45-minute talk is Feb. 1 and begins 7 p.m.  at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Avenue, Perrysburg. All are welcome to come participate in the conversation. There is no cost to attend.
Paul  L. Dunbar 
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask
Filmmaker Frederick Lewis presents, Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask. This new feature-length film examines Dunbar's life and legacy as one of the first influential black poets of 20th century American literature. 

The Feb. 9 premiere begins 5 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale Center Ballroom, 11038 Bellflower Road, Cleveland. Lewis will host a question and answer session afterward. The event is free, however, pre-registration is recommended.
Upcoming grant deadlines and opportunities 
With a New Year comes new opportunities to develop community-based projects fostering dialogue, civic engagement, and overall life-long learning. Because projects take many forms we offer several  grant programs to consider. In addition, We have recently developed an online portal to submit drafts and the final application. Contact a program officer before beginning an application.

Major Grants  (up to $20,000)
July 17, 2010 | Drafts due June 26, 2017

Quarterly Grants  (up to $5,000)
March 15, 2017 | Drafts due Feb. 17, 2017
June 15, 2017 | Drafts due May 17, 2017

Monthly Grants  (up to $2,000)
First business day of each month

We also have three additional funding opportunities to consider: Cultural Heritage Tourism, Media, and Educator Enrichment. 
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