Please answer the following questions. Applicants must address each component. The questions should guide the development of the narrative, though some questions may be more relevant to some projects than others. We encourage you to compose the narrative in a separate document, then copy and paste the information into the application form. All formatting (italics, bold, etc.) will be stripped once copied into the application form, except for bullets.
1.What do you plan to do?
Provide a detailed description of your project. It should focus on the activities that will be supported by Ohio Humanities funds. Provide exact information about what will take place, where and when. As much as possible, describe who will perform the activities. Identify the resources necessary to make the project happen.
- Ohio Humanities recommends that as much as possible all key project personnel should be confirmed at the time of application.
2. How do the humanities inform this project?
Identify the humanities disciplines that are relevant to your project. What questions or issues will the project address? Why are these questions or issues significant at this moment? What will the participants learn, experience, or gain as a result of your project? Be specific. Give examples.
3. Who are the humanities professionals and what are their roles on the project?
Please include a one paragraph biography that emphasizes the humanities professional's relevant skills and knowledge for this project. What are their specific roles in the project? Be specific.
4. How will you publicize the project?
How will you let people know about your project? If you plan to use social media, please identify the tools you plan to use (Facebook, Twitter, email, etc.) and your current reach (followers, likes, # of email addresses). If you plan to utilize newspapers, television, or radio, please identify the specific broadcasters and publications. Provide an outline and timeline for your publicity.
5. Who is the intended audience?
If it is a public event, how many people are likely to attend? If your organization has an established constituency, how will this attract new audiences?
- Programs sponsored by college and universities must make a concerted and detailed effort to draw an audience that extends beyond the higher education environment.
6. What are the goals and outcomes of the project and how will it be evaluated?
How will this project enhance your community's appreciation and/or knowledge of the humanities? Internally, how will your organization decide whether this project is a success? What metrics will the organization use to evaluate the project? Please be specific. Who are your evaluators?
- Projects above $2,001 must have an outside evaluator. The outside evaluator is a person who is able to judge the success of a project in reaching its stated goals. The evaluator should not be connected to the project in another way.
7. Who is the sponsoring organization?
Give a brief description of your organization. When was the organization founded? How does this project fit with the goals and usual activities of your organization? How is your organization qualified to carry out the project?
a. REQUIRED -List organization's board members along with their positions and business
b. REQUIRED - Attach contact information for project personnel. For individuals whose information has been collected, you need include names only. For others, please include name, position, physical address, and email. (.pdf)
c. REQUIRED - Please download our Budget Spreadsheet to construct a detailed budget justification. Before uploading, please convert the budget justification to a pdf. For instructions, please consult the form. (.pdf)
d. OPTIONAL - The following is a non-exhaustive list of additional appendixes: scripts or script treatments, exhibition scripts, letters of support, evaluation logic model. Please contact Ohio Humanities staff if you have questions about other possible appendixes.