You might never heard of Humanities Iowa, but you should have. This is what they say about themselves:
Founded in 1971, HI is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities or NEH in Washington D.C.
We provide grants to other non-profit organizations that further the humanities in the state, and we conduct our own programs that support the humanities across Iowa. Each year we serve over 250,000 Iowans with programming and projects, such as our Speakers Bureau and Library Reading and Discussion Series. We have a strong commitment to sharing and supporting the humanities with all Iowans, and to bringing the humanities to life.
If you’d like to support their work, you can donate or join: http://www.uiowa.edu/~humiowa/donate.html
Grants Fully Booked
I’m part of their Speakers Bureau. It’s a great deal for qualifying organizations to get respected speakers from across the state at a bargain price. Sadly for the second year in a row the Speakers Bureau grants have been fully booked before the year was out.
Their website states: As of May 6, 2013 Humanities Iowa is out of funding for the Speakers Bureau program until November 1, 2013.
Still Want to Book Me This Year?
So if you’re in Iowa, you might want to start looking for dates for next year, but you don’t have to. Even though this year’s grants are no longer available, you can still pay me directly to come present this year. Just ask. If you are in another state, you might still be able to use your state’s humanities grants to bring me, but it’s not preappproved like Iowa’s is.
* I just read an article that recommended putting more headings in blog posts because people scan them. I tried it today, what do you think? Do you like it or not?