|Program partners, such as Speakers Bureau hosts and directors for grant-funded projects are being encouraged to reschedule events, whenever possible. Visit www.OhioHumanities.org for calendar updates.
Deadlines for grant applications will remain the same as previously published. The pandemic won’t last forever and we encourage you to plan for the future when we’ll all be able to come together again. Our program officers are equipped to meet with you virtually to prepare a successful grant application.
We are embracing technology to bring you activities and ideas to explore, reflect, and interpret our lives and the world around us. Want a good book to read? We’ll share what we’re reading now. Have you run through all the Hollywood blockbusters and B-List films on Netflix? Tune in to our social media feeds to watch a documentary about an Ohio topic. Frustrated by conflicting information from too many news sources? Listen again to our media literacy podcasts.
Creative thinking knows no boundaries. We’ll be sharing great content created by other state humanities councils, like the poem by Ted Kooser at the end of this e-newsletter. Thus, while our daily lives are narrowed by self-isolation and physical distancing, you can enjoy a world of ideas from far and wide.
For reliable information about COVID-19 and the state’s efforts to contain the virus, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/ or call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Governor Mike DeWine’s daily 2 p.m. press briefing can be accessed on PBS and NPR stations.
Like all of you, we share the anxiety and frustration of the current moment. As a humanities community, we are encountering profound challenges and many unknowns. But I want to assure you that our commitment to providing exemplary public programs remains unchanged. If anything, our sense of service is deepening as we explore innovative ways to share the riches of the humanities and the stories that matter.