Press Release


Interested grant applicants invited to attend workshop on application process

CHICAGO—The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) invites grant applicants to a public Major and Mini Grant workshop on Friday, December 1st from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. This workshop will be held in the IHC offices at 203 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2020, Chicago. Any non-profit group, organization, or institution in Illinois is eligible to apply for financial support from the IHC for a public project in the humanities. Registration is required. You may register on-line, via e-mail or by calling the IHC at 312.422.5580. When registering, please provide your name, the name of the organization you will be representing, and the organization’s address and phone number.

Space is very limited
, therefore only one representative per organization will be allowed and preference will be given to first-time participants.

The IHC puts a priority on funding projects developed by, for, or aimed at reaching new or historically neglected audiences. These include but are not limited to residents of rural communities, men and women with little formal education, inner city or other underserved youth (in after school or weekend programs), people who are economically disadvantaged, or the elderly. The IHC especially invites applications from organizations that serve these communities and strongly encourages other applicants to extend their proposed programs to include such audiences.The IHC also encourages applications for projects about American history and culture.

IHC program officers will staff the meeting and field questions about applying for grants for various types of projects, including documentary films, local and community history projects, literary symposia, and oral history projects. The IHC’s deadline for submitting proposals for the next cycle of major grants is February 15; the next deadline for mini grant proposals is January 15.

The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.


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