Arkansas Humanities Council

“Our greatest accomplishment this year has been realizing that everyone is important and shouldn't be judged. Studying the Holocaust has made me realize that we should never keep silent when we witness or hear of injustice.”

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Our Mission

To promote understanding, appreciation, and use of the humanities in Arkansas.

About Us

To achieve its mission, Arkansas Humanities Council awards grants through a competitive process to nonprofit groups and organizations that allow them to plan and conduct projects in the humanities for Arkansas audiences.The humanities include the study of history, literature, ethics, philosophy, language, and the various legal, cultural, religious, and folk traditions – past and present- that define the human condition.

Through the humanities we remember our history and envision our future. Reading, writing, storytelling, research, and many forms of public dialogue and conversation are central to the humanities and at the core of what we do at the Arkansas Humanities Council.


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$273,014 in 2015 Major Grants Awarded by AHC board

The Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors met on November 7, 2014 and April 17, 2015 to consider major grant applications. They awarded a total of twenty-four grants. The approved projects represent a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.