OHC Grant Opportunities
for Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma

Oklahoma Humanities Grant Application

Oklahoma Humanities Grant Application Instructions

The Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) is an independent, nonprofit organization serving Oklahoma as the state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Our mission is to foster cultural opportunities that engage and inform citizens and enhance the quality of life for all Oklahomans. We believe that study of the humanities—disciplines such as history, literature, philosophy, art history, archeology, and ethics—helps people to acquire new perspectives. We strive to encourage the life of the mind through humanities education that inspires lifelong learning, encourages dialogue, and sparks imagination.

In addition to our own statewide programs, we are proud to lend support to other public humanities projects. OHC has a variety of grants available to help your community develop programming associated with Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma. From museum exhibits to scholar/discussion leaders, OHC has the resources to help you make your Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma experience an exciting, community-building event. Following is a list of OHC funding opportunites:

Quick Grants provide up to $350 assistance for humanities programs that include an audience discussion led by a humanities scholar. If you want an “expert” to guide your book discussion, OHC has a list of qualified scholars and financial assistance to help cover the costs of scholar honoraria and travel, associated materials and supplies, and publicity for your event. Quick Grants are also available to users of the TRACKS Traveling Humanities Exhibits program (see information below). Applicants must share in the cost of the program by soliciting gifts and in-kind contributions equal to the amount of requested grant funds.

Want your community to have a “firsthand” experience with the history and themes of the Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma book selection? The TRACKS Traveling Humanities Exhibits service rotates museum-quality exhibits throughout the state, giving people of all ages the opportunity to experience our heritage and culture in their own communities. Costs are minimal and can be further defrayed with an OHC Quick Grant when a lecture by a humanities scholar is presented in conjunction with the exhibit.

Territory Speakers is a presentation/discussion program featuring scholars from OHC’s speakers bureau. Speakers can be used to provide historical and social context to your book discussion. A complete list of available speakers and application fees can be found on the OHC website.

If your community is planning a major event associated with the Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma program, you may seek financial assistance through OHC’s Mini-Grants, Major Grants and Challenge Grants. Awards range from $1,000 to $15,000 based on the scope of the project. All grant applications are available on the OHC website. For additional information, contact us at:

Oklahoma Humanities Council
428 West California, Suite 270
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 235-0280
(405) 235-0289 - fax


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