Ohio Humanities is a proud supporter of humanities work throughout Ohio’s Appalachian communities, where funds are in high demand and other support is much less common than in larger cities. From a walkable outdoor exhibit in an Athens park that highlights the important role the humanities have played in the region to LatinX storytelling by Southern Ohio Folklife, we are … Read More
Review by Rebecca Brown Asmo In The Prettiest Star, Carter Sickels tells the story of Brian, a gay man living in 1980s New York City who, dying from AIDS and no longer able to care for himself, is forced to return to his small hometown in Ohio. Told from the perspectives of Brian himself, his younger sister Jess, and his mother … Read More
From awarding grants to organizations like Midstory to develop a virtual gallery highlighting the experiences of AAPI individuals and communities across Ohio to listening to the fifth episode of Amended, a podcast from our friends at Humanities New York that tells the story of Mabel Lee, a teenaged immigrant from China who led a New York City suffrage parade on horseback … Read More
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
by Rebecca Brown Asmo When I joined Ohio Humanities as Executive Director in 2021, I began working with our team to identify untold and under-told stories that would encourage meaningful discourse among Ohioans. I was soon introduced to the story of the Lincoln School Marchers and the important role that Hillsboro, Ohio, played in the movement to desegregate America’s schools … Read More
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.
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 annually 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 … Read More
Poet and educator David Baker has lived in Ohio for more than thirty years, and his poetry springs directly out of his life and experiences here. These poems illuminate our villages and farms—from Lake Erie to the Ohio River—our big-city gardens, small-town neighborhoods, and family life. David is also one of the country’s leading eco-poets, devoted to the natural world—the … Read More