Humanities Council Re-imagines Grant-making

Humanities Council Re-imagines Grant-making

Over the past forty-two years, the North Carolina Humanities Council's large-grant program has provided more than $9 million state-wide to support programming that explores the literature, history and cultures of North Carolina. This year, the Council is launching an initiative to re-imagine the grant-making process.

"The Council's large-grant program has been extremely successful.  As a result of that success, we recognize that North Carolinians are engaging the humanities in new and exciting ways." said Council Chair Cynthia Brodhead.  "We want to think about how we can make the most of the expanding opportunities for funding that exist around the state.  We've decided to suspend the large-grant cycle that is traditionally held in June, as we look closely at how we can increase the effectiveness of our support."

In addition to grants, the Council offers the Road Scholars speakers bureau; the Let’s Talk About It library discussion series; the traveling exhibition Museum on Main Street, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and rural communities statewide; and Literature and Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care, a reading and discussion program for healthcare professionals. To learn more about the North Carolina Humanities Council, and to bring a humanities program to your community, explore www.nchumanities.org.