PROGRAM: Hometown Humanities

Presented by:
Humanities Montana
Current Initiative: Schwartz Prize National Partner: NEH Local Partner: K-12 Institutions, Libraries, Museums, Nonprofits, Other Subject: Other, Professional Development, Varies Audience: All, Rural Communities

Through this program, Humanities Montana created a focused partnership with one Montana community, offering between 25-35 different humanities programs, organizational support, marketing support, and neighborly advice over the course of twelve months. Humanities Montana’s goals were to strengthen its relationship with a particular community, improve a community’s cultural infrastructure, increase their familiarity and comfort with Humanities Montana and its offerings, and break down barriers that may exist for smaller communities looking to create more ambitious cultural programming.

Livingston is this year’s Hometown Humanities community. Humanities Montana accepts applications for the Hometown Humanities programs in the summer. Residents of any community with a populations under 20,000 are welcome to apply at the webpage below.

Sidney, MT is the next site for Hometown Humanities.

This program won a 2015 Schwartz Prize.
Click here to read its submission!

Schwartz Prize Winner 2015