“Our greatest accomplishment this year has been realizing that everyone is important and shouldn't be judged. Studying the Holocaust has made me realize that we should never keep silent when we witness or hear of injustice.”
Middle School StudentProgram Participant
To promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the humanities in Arkansas.
To achieve its mission, Arkansas Humanities Council awards grants through a competitive process to nonprofit groups and organizations that allow them to plan and conduct projects in the humanities for Arkansas audiences.The humanities include the study of history, literature, ethics, philosophy, language, and the various legal, cultural, religious, and folk traditions – past and present- that define the human condition.
Through the humanities we remember our history and envision our future. Reading, writing, storytelling, research, and many forms of public dialogue and conversation are central to the humanities and at the core of what we do at the Arkansas Humanities Council.
In partnership with The Pulitzer Prizes and supported by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, forty-nine councils will launch hundreds of programs and events exploring the importance of being an informed citizen and what that means in today’s society.
More than 30 events are occurring in October, making it one of the busiest in terms of council Campfires programming. These programs include festivals, poetry celebrations, distinguished lectures, and reading and writing workshops.
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
State humanities councils, FSHC, and other humanities organizations come together to support National History Day – a program that brings students together, in a friendly history competition, from around the world.
Councils launch programs geared towards summer, American history, food safety, the outdoors, and youth in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes.
$273,014 in 2015 Major Grants Awarded by AHC board
The Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors met on November 7, 2014 and April 17, 2015 to consider major grant applications. They awarded a total of twenty-four grants. The approved projects represent a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.