Ohio Humanities Announces New Chair, Member of Board of Directors

COLUMBUS, OH—Ohio Humanities Executive Director Rebecca Brown Asmo announced this week the selection of Sarah Sisser of Findlay as Chair of the Ohio Humanities Board of Directors. Dr. Annie Bezbatchenko of Bexley will also join the Board. “Sarah brings a wealth of organizational leadership and a fresh perspective to the helm of Ohio Humanities, and Annie a unique passion for … Read More

Ohio Humanities, Wexner Center for the Arts Announce Film Fellowship Partnership

COLUMBUS, OH—Ohio Humanities and the Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University are thrilled to announce a three-year partnership to support independent filmmakers-in-residence at the Wex who are working on humanities-informed documentary films. The collaboration will support up to five Ohio Humanities Film Fellows at the Wex each year. “For 50 years, Ohio Humanities has had a … Read More

Ohio Humanities to sponsor Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

CHAGRIN FALLS, OH— Ohio Humanities is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival. In addition to serving as a lead sponsor of the annual festival, Ohio Humanities will sponsor films for distribution and awards at the festival, free public access across the state to sponsored films and panel discussions, and the development of the Big … Read More

Ohio Humanities hiring Senior Development Officer

The Ohio Humanities Council, a state-based partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities, located in Columbus, Ohio, seeks a Senior Development Officer. This position will play an important role in developing and implementing a donor-centered fund development plan that will diversify sources of revenue from individual, corporate, and foundation donors throughout the state. Position reports to the Executive Director.

Ohio Humanities awards over $1M in grants to elevate diverse stories statewide

COLUMBUS, OH—Ohio Humanities has awarded $2.8M in COVID recovery grants statewide, including over $1M in grants to elevate diverse stories, BIPOC-led organizations and women-led organizations. Over $625,000 of that grant money is helping elevate Black voices, Black stories and Black-led organizations across the state.

Senator Stephanie Kunze honored as 2021 Ohio Humanities Hero

Award highlights Kunze’s work on Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, COVID relief Ohio Humanities honored State Senator Stephanie Kunze today with the inaugural Humanities Hero award, presented for outstanding effort to promote the public humanities in Ohio. The award recognizes Senator Kunze for her leadership on the Ohio Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission and in securing relief funding for cultural institutions across … Read More

Ohio Humanities to Award $1.3 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds to Ohio Nonprofits

Emergency relief grants available to nonprofit organizations with a public humanities mission affected by the COVID-19 pandemic With support from Congress through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) program, Ohio Humanities will award over $1 million in direct support to public humanities … Read More

Ohio Humanities Receives $1 Million in State Funding

Ohio Humanities announced that it will receive $1 million in state CARES funding allocated in Ohio House Bill (HB) 110, the state’s biennial budget for 2022-2023, to provide relief grants for cultural organizations and programs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.