Indiana Humanities Hosting Workshop, Film Screening | News Sun

KENDALLVILLE — Local organizations interested in learning about and taking advantage of Indiana’s humanities grant programs can attend a lunchtime workshop on April 20 to learn about financial opportunities available to them.

Then, later that evening, Indiana Humanities is hosting a free screening on the Waterways Film Tour, a series of short films about the Hoosier waterways.

Next Wednesday, Indiana Humanities will present their Free Grants Workshop at the Kendallville Public Library from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Indiana Humanities offers grants to help tax-exempt organizations create engaging public humanities programs in Hoosier State communities. Opportunities range from small, rapid-response grants to larger grants that foster creative and collaborative programming.

Grants can support programs in the fields of history, literature, archaeology, historic preservation, languages, world cultures, and other humanities subjects; activities may include exhibitions, reading and discussion programs, lectures, multimedia projects, podcasts, etc. Libraries, schools, museums, historical societies, churches, community centers and government agencies are eligible.

Seating is limited, so tickets can be obtained online via RSVP at

Then, later that evening, Indiana Humanities presents a free film screening at the Strand Theater in Kendallville beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Waterways Film Tour.

The screening features several short documentaries that have been funded through the environmental humanities program “Unearthed”.

The documentaries tell stories from across the Hoosiers state and their various relationships with water. From efforts to reintroduce the hellbender salamander to the declining art of net-making, the films explore issues of access and conservation, as well as the unique cultures that arise around Indiana’s waterways.

Free tickets for this performance can be obtained at