Humanities Iowa

Our Mission

Is to promote and appreciate understanding of the people, communities, culture, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation.

About Us

Founded in 1971, Humanities Iowa (HI) is committed to bringing the humanities to the public through grant making, publications, and through interactive programming and events. We provide grants to other non-profit organizations that further the humanities in the state, and we conduct our own programs that support the humanities across Iowa. Each year we serve over 250,000 Iowans with programming and projects, such as our Speakers Bureau and Library Reading and Discussion Series. We have a strong commitment to sharing and supporting the humanities with all Iowans, and to bringing the humanities to life.

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Councils Kick Off Democracy and the Informed Citizen Programs in 2018
Councils Kick Off Democracy and the Informed Citizen Programs in 2018
February 7, 2018

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.

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.

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.

March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming
March Pulitzer Campfires Council Programming
March 17, 2016

From mountain sports, adventure journalism, war, political cartoons, incarceration and poetry, to reading, discussion, listening and understanding, council programs touch upon a diverse set of topics for this month’s Pulitzer Campfires programming.

FY2014 Income Survey Results
FY2014 Income Survey Results
March 8, 2016

Based on audited information supplied by councils, the income survey report provides valuable information about the sources of council support each year, as well as funding trends over time.

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