Ignite grants provide non-profit organizations with funds to develop and produce deeply researched, engaging, and immersive projects that appeal to a large audience of Ohioans.
Programs funded by the Ignite grant should make humanities content accessible to Ohio’s diverse audiences. We especially encourage applications that explore cultural and historical topics that will resonate with Ohioans, particularly projects that share Ohio’s under-told, yet significant stories. Successful projects could include museum exhibitions and installations, discussion programs, oral history projects, and documentary filmmaking.
Ignite Grant Guidelines
Successful applications for project grants meet four major criteria:
- Applicants must be an eligible non-profit organization.
- The public humanities must be central to the proposed project.
- Public humanities professionals should be deeply involved in the project.
- The application must follow Ohio Humanities budget guidelines.
Before you apply for a grant, please contact a Program Officer to discuss your project. We’re here to help you submit a successful application!