Ohio is filled with significant historic sites and remarkable natural resources. The humanities help draw attention to Ohio’s tourism assets by offering compelling stories and creating vital visitor experiences. Most importantly, quality humanities content can make Ohio cultural assets relevant and distinguish them in the tourism landscape. Visitors make decisions on where to travel for reasons beyond a location’s cultural and natural assets. A place that tells its story well creates a captivated audience, and the invitation to enter the stories of a place should happen even before visitors arrive.
When humanities perspective is integrated from a project’s inception, this provides coherence throughout the planning, implementation, and later evolutions of a cultural and heritage tourism initiative. Using Ohio Humanities grants, local community organizations have developed exhibits, walking and driving tours, digital tools, and lively historical experiences.
Projects that focus on tourism as a learning opportunity for travelers and local residents, enhance community life, and support local economic development.
Projects must include:
Step 1: Review the Ohio Humanities guidelines. Contact your Ohio Humanities Program Officer to discuss the viability of your project and to receive further information about the process. Ohio Humanities staff is able to provide extensive assistance to applicants.
We can be reached at: 1-800-293-9774 / 614-461-7802
Robert Colby, PhD, Program Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Is your project eligible for an Ohio Humanities grant?
Consult the Ohio Humanities guidelines for further detail about each question.
Question 1: Does your project have a humanities focus?
Question 2: Does your project make use of a humanities professional?
Question 3: Does your project have public benefit?
Question 4: Does your project present a balanced viewpoint?
Question 5: Do you represent or is your project sponsored by a non-profit organization?
Question 6: Does your organization have an open grant with Ohio Humanities?
Step 3: Align the project status to the proper grantline (Planning or Implementation).