The humanities are at the heart of a thriving democracy. Learn more about why federal funding is essential to the nation’s humanities councils and their work supporting local cultural organizations and infrastructure, producing humanities programs, and supporting treasured resources in your community.
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Photo credit: Vermont Humanities, Vermont Reads 2019: March: Book One
Now, more than ever, the humanities are needed to help us make sense of a complex and changing world. We work closely with our partners to support projects that address today’s pressing issues, reach underserved and marginalized populations, and build a more sustainable and inclusive future. Learn more about the organizations we’re proud to call partners, recent collaborations, and how to partner with us.
Photo credit: Wyoming Humanities, WY Treaties Matter
The humanities councils work together through a variety of national initiatives to design, implement, and share free public humanities programs uniquely tailored to their communities.
Recent work includes exploring civic participation as it relates to electoral engagement in a multivocal democracy and what it means to be an informed citizen today.
Listen to our first-ever podcast exploring the role the humanities have played during the pandemic and in our recovery across the United States. Subscribe to the season and listen to all six episodes!