May 28, 2019

In-Kind Grants for Community Oral History Projects

Kentucky Historical Society - Kentucky Oral History Commission (KOHC) Grants Program

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In-kind grants to Kentucky organizations, individuals, high school teachers, and historical societies to conduct oral history research at the community or local level. This program provides recording media, applicant training, and audio recording equipment in support of oral history projects. This grant is designed to assist inexperienced individuals and organizations. Award Criteria: -Historical significance of the subject. The Commission is particularly interested in how the interviews contribute to existing documentation on the selected topic.-Anticipated use of interview material in some form of public presentation. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to use collected materials in public presentations such as books, newspaper articles, exhibits, or digital or online tools.-Degree of organizational or local interest in the proposed project.

Successful applicants receive:-A minimum of one audio recorder and external microphone.-All required recording media (i.e., memory cards).-Suggestions for partnering with an accredited Kentucky oral history repository.-Training and supervision by a member of the Commission’s staff or other oral history professional assigned by the Commission. The degree of training and supervision will depend on the individual applicant’s needs.

Term of Contract: The project must conclude twelve months after receipt of equipment and training.

Eligibility: Any individual or organization conducting oral history research on the local or community level may apply. Applicants may include county historical societies, civic organizations, and teachers (grades nine through twelve only) using oral history in the classroom. No oral history experience or training is necessary.

Additional Eligibility Criteria: Any individual or organization conducting oral history research on the local or community level may apply. Applicants may include county historical societies, civic organizations, and teachers (grades nine through twelve only) using oral history in the classroom. No oral history experience or training is necessary.

Contact Information: Before starting your grant application, please review the KOHC website

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