Funded Projects

Here, you'll find a list of recent projects that have received grant funding from Ohio Humanities.

Want to know more? Click here to explore our full archive for more information about funded projects dating back to 1995.

2023 Grantees:
IGNITE GRANTS:
  • $20,000 - Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival | LADD | Hamilton County, Cincinnati
  • $20,000 - It's An Honor to be Here | Decorative Arts Center of Ohio | Fairfield County, Lancaster
  • $20,000 - Eclipsing History: Ohio in the Great North American Eclipse of 2024 | Bowling Green State University | Wood County, Bowling Green
  • $20,000 - Bing Davis Documentary | ThinkTV Network | Montgomery County, Dayton

  • $20,000 - The Chronicles Project: How Studying National Tragedies of the Past Fosters Resilience for the Future | Springfield Museum of Art | Clark County, Springfield

  • $20,000 - Healing Through the Humanities | Akron Children's Hospital | Summit County, Akron
  • $20,000 - The Art of Domesticity: Exhibition, Catalog, and Public Programs | Allen County Museum and Historical Society | Allen County, Lima
  • $19,970 - Free Beer Tomorrow Documentary | Lesbians Benefitting the Arts Franklin County, Columbus

  • $19,789 - Mounds, Moon and Stars: The Legacy of Ohio's Magnificent Earthworks | The Great Circle Alliance | Licking County, Newark
  • $17,500 - The Untold Story of Ida Saxton McKinley’s Soft Power | National First Ladies’ Library | Stark County, Canton

  • $17,500 - Recording Music and Recording History | King Studios | Hamilton County, Cincinnati

  • $16,600 - Teaching Cleveland Student Challenge | Teaching Cleveland | Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
  • $15,301 - Superman's Cleveland: Lineage and Legacy | Ursuline College, Cuyahoga County, Pepper Pike
  • $15,000 - Cleveland Jewish Book Festival | Mandel Jewish Community Center |  Cuyahoga County, Cleveland

  • $15,000 - Pressing Matters Afterschool Program | Zygote Press | Cuyahoga County, Cleveland

  • $15,000The Harmony Sessions | Harmony Project | Franklin County, Columbus 
  • $15,000 - Saving Mount Zion's History Through Public Art | Mount Zion Baptist Church Preservation Society | Athens County, Athens
  • $12,000 - From Where We Stood: AIDS & the Culture Wars | The LGBT Legacy Project | Cuyahoga County, Cleveland

  • $12,000 - Marion County Cultural Heritage Assets Mapping Project (CHAMP) | Marion Voices Folklife + Oral History Project | Marion County, Caledonia
  • $11,000 - I, Too, Sing America | Opera Project Columbus | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $9,500 - Life Stories II: The Conversation | We Amplify Voices (WAV) | Franklin County, Columbus
SPARK GRANTS:
  • $5,000 - Rooted Traditions | United Plant Savers | Athens County, Athens
  • $5,000 - Life Is a Dream Is a Game: Early Prototyping | Otterbein University | Franklin County, Westerville
  • $5,000 - Bhutan Memory Podcast | Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $5,000 - 2023 Melvin van Peebles Symposium | Ohio Wesleyan University | Delaware County, Delaware
  • $5,000 - Inkubator Conference: Humanities Panels | Literary Cleveland | Cuyahoga County, Cleveland

  • $5,000 - Beyond the Battlefield: Interpreting St. Clair’s Defeat through the Eyes of Tribal Citizens | Fort Recovery Historical Society | Mercer County, Fort Recovery
  • $5,000 - History’s Real Action Figures | Ashland Main Street | Ashland County, Ashland
  • $5,000 - Amy Pleasant - 'Family Album' Exhibition Programming at the Canton Museum of Art | Canton Museum of Art | Stark County, Canton
  • $5,000 - Equity in the Arts: Preservation of Nostalgia and Articulating Arts Innovation | Lincoln Theatre Association | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $5,000 - On-Erie Beach: Discovering Black History on Lorain's Lakeshore | Lorain Historical Society | Lorain County, Lorain
  • $5,000 - The Last Truck: Film and Public Discussion | The Contemporary Theatre of Ohio | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $5,000 - Lost Portsmouth Analogy | Scioto Literary | Scioto County, Portsmouth
  • $4,996 - Dorothy Fuldheim Documentary | Media Heritage | West Chester, Butler County

  • $4,970 - Every Night is Ladies' Night: Stories from Summit Station, Ohio's Longest-Running Lesbian Bar | Lesbians Benefitting the Arts | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $4,756 - Public Humanities Community Lecture & Campus Workshop | University of Akron Institute for Human Science and Culture | Summit County, Akron

  • $4,500 - 'Glass House:' A Magazine Produced Across Prison Walls | University of Toledo | Lucas County, Toledo
  • $4,390 - Creative Expression at the NVMM with Ohio Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour | National Veterans Memorial and Museum | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $3,600 - 2024 Speaker Series | Bedford Historical Society | Cuyahoga County, Bedford
  • $3,500 - Tempest: Poetry and Music for a Regenerative Earth | Bluffton University | Allen County, Bluffton
  • $3,500 - FilmSlam Road Trip: Extending the Legacy of Jesse Owens | Cleveland International Film Festival | Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
  • $3,500 - 'Information Wanted: Reuniting a Family Separated by Slavery In the Antebellum South' Documentary | Gammon House | Clark County, Springfield
  • $3,500 - Fall Literary Festival | Lit Youngstown | Mahoning County, Youngstown
  • $3,500 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture featuring Dr. Michael Eric Dyson | Akron-Summit County Public Library | Summit County, Akron
  • $3,357 - Planning Together: Bringing A Black Abolitionist's House Back to Life in Oberlin | Wilson Bruce Evans Home Historical Society | Lorain County, Oberlin
  • $3,204 - Conversations with Documentary Filmmaker Byron Hurt | Massillon Museum | Stark County, Massillon
  • $3,200 - Manifestation of Light: Exploring the Shakers' Celestial Interpretation | Shaker Historical Society and Museum | Cuyahoga County, Shaker Heights
  • $3,000 - All-Ohio Holocaust and Genocide Conference for Educators | Holocaust & Genocide Education Network | Cuyahoga County, Cleveland
  • $3,000 - The Big Picture: A History of Photography in Greater Cincinnati | Voyageur Media Group | Hamilton County, Cincinnati
  • $3,000 - Museum Explorers Club | Warren County Historical Society | Warren County, Lebanon
  • $1,900 -Stained Glass: The Language of Light | Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association | Franklin County, Columbus 
  • $800 - Tea & Talk Series 2023 | Wood County Museum | Wood County, Bowling Green
SPONSORSHIPS:
  • $15,000 - 2023 Ohioana Book Festival | Ohioana Library Association | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $10,000 - Columbus Book Festival | Columbus Metropolitan Library | Franklin County, Columbus
  • $3,495 - Ohio Museums Association 2023 Annual Conference | Ohio Museums Association | Licking County, Newark

2017 - 2022 Grantees:


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