Current Initiatives
National Partners
Local Partners

#HumCitizen: Democracy and the Informed Citizen


Statewide, IA – [lecture, performance] A series of programs focused on media literacy and revitalizing local journalism featuring lectures and Chautauqua-style presentations on the life of Pulitzer Prize winner J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling, two time Prize winner for editorial cartoons and the founder of the National Wildlife Foundation. (Public)

GRANT: Humanities Iowa Major Grants


Oct. 1, 2017 – [deadline] Major Grants support the development and implementation of large-scale humanities programs for the out-of-school adult public (funding between $3,001 and $20,000 available). Grant applications are reviewed twice a year with October 1 as the next deadline. (Grant Opportunity)

PROGRAM: Speakers Bureau


Ongoing – [statewide] A series of humanities-centered programs and lectures that can be booked by museums, libraries, and other Iowa organizations. (Presentation/Lecture)

PROGRAM: Iowa Poet Laureate


Ongoing – [statewide] Humanities Iowa appoints an Iowa Poet Laureate every two years in order to increase Iowans’ understanding and appreciation of poetry. (Other)

PROGRAM: Traveling Exhibits


Ongoing – [statewide] Humanities Iowa lends out its traveling exhibits, which presents humanities issues in a visual format, to various organizations throughout the year. (Exhibit)

GRANT: Humanities Iowa Mini Grants


Ongoing – [statewide] Mini Grants support the development and implementation of small-scale humanities programs for the out-of-school adult public (funding up to $3,000 available). Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. (Grant Opportunity)

OVERVIEW: Iowa Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Activities


2016 – [Archived] In celebration of the Pulitzer Prizes centennial, Humanities Iowa, in partnership with local Iowan public radio and television stations, created a series of programs discussing journalism on both the regional and national scale. (Pulitzer Prizes Campfires Initiative, State Overview)