“Humanities education is a cornerstone of civic engagement. There are a few agencies that have achieved the level of success that Colorado Humanities has in drawing diverse communities into a common, human experience.”
Hasan DavisLiving History Scholar/Performer, Commissioner of Kentucky Juvenile Justice and Participant in Colorado Humanities’ Black History Live Program
Colorado Humanities inspires the people of Colorado to explore ideas and appreciate our diverse cultural heritage.
Since its founding in 1974, Colorado Humanities has inspired the people of Colorado to share and apply the wisdom and inspiration of the humanities and to appreciate the state’s diverse cultural heritage. Each year, Colorado Humanities provides opportunities to more than 200,000 people, opportunities that enrich our individual lives and inform our community experience. Colorado Humanities is a community resource, facilitator, partner, innovator, presenter, and leader.
Eight state humanities councils provide digital state encyclopedic resources for their communities, educators, students, families, and visitors. Many include toolkits for educators and links to primary and secondary resources at local organizations.
Calling all outstanding public humanities programs! The Federation is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Schwartz Prize. Submission deadline is August 17, 2016.
Through the use of documentary films, councils across the country are reaching new audiences and sharing previously untold stories of our nation in ways that challenge our understanding of history while promoting community engagement.
See what councils across the country are doing to celebrate poetry!