Arkansas Humanities Council

“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.”

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Our Mission

To promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the humanities in Arkansas.

About Us

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.

 

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Pulitzer Prizes Council Campfires Events Heat Up In October
Pulitzer Prizes Council Campfires Events Heat Up In October
October 21, 2016

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.

Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
Schwartz Prize: Call for 2016 Nominations
June 28, 2016

Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.

Thousands of Students Present Historical Research Projects at 2016 National History Day - Winners Announced!
Thousands of Students Present Historical Research Projects at 2016 National History Day - Winners Announced!
June 16, 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 Kick Off Summer-Inspired Pulitzer Programming
Councils Kick Off Summer-Inspired Pulitzer Programming
June 2, 2016

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.

April Council Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Programming
April Council Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Programming
April 7, 2016

More than 20 councils are hosting 68 Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires events through more than 35 programs around the country.

Grants

$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.