North Carolina Humanities Council Awards Over $110,000 to North Carolina Community Projects

CHARLOTTE, NC (September 18, 2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council is pleased to announce $110,197 in Large Grant funding to eight community-based public humanities programs happening across North Carolina. Funded projects include hands-on history kits for students, heritage workshops, veterans’ oral history collection, and symposia for teachers on topics including Native experiences, the Holocaust, and civil rights.

Announcing the 2020 Discover Great Places Through Reading Selection

North Carolina Center for the Book Announces Selection for 2020 Discover Great Places Through Reading

Over $600,000 in COVID-19 relief funding provided to North Carolina cultural organizations by North Carolina Humanities Council

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 20, 2020) 
This article was amended September 2, 2020

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded $636,767 in NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grant funding to 60 museums, libraries, historical societies, and other cultural nonprofit organizations across North Carolina.

This grant funding will directly support expenses such as staff salaries, general operating costs which support humanities programming, and the digitization of collections and resources to make them available online.

Judges for Statewide Writing Contest Announced

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 18, 2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has announced its 2020 panel of judges for the Linda Flowers Literary Award. Judges were selected based on expertise and level of literary involvement in the state of North Carolina.

The Linda Flowers Literary Award is given to exceptional North Carolina authors whose work celebrates the North Carolina experience and conveys excellence in writing. Submissions will be accepted online from April 1-June 25, 2020 at

Call for Board of Trustee Nominations

CHARLOTTE, NC (June 17, 2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council is a 501 (c)(3) statewide nonprofit that serves as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life.

North Carolina Center for the Book Announces Selection for 2020 Route 1 Reads

Traveling to the past with the East Coast State Centers for the Book: Reading list highlights East Coast destinations through historical fiction.

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June 5, 2020

In North Carolina, and in communities across our country, we are grappling with how to confront the realities of racism; we are wrestling with what actions we can engage in; and how best to provide a better future for all.  

Here in North Carolina, we have our own histories and stories of discrimination and inequality, and it is the continued commitment of the North Carolina Humanities Council to share and collect these narratives to challenge and commemorate our shared humanity.

New relief grants available for North Carolina organizations affected by coronavirus

$628,300 in grants will be made to historical societies, museums, and other humanities-focused groups

CHARLOTTE, NC (May 12, 2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council is accepting applications for more than $600,000 in emergency grants to support nonprofit cultural organizations in the state experiencing hardships due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. James W. Clark, Jr. to Receive North Carolina Humanities Council’s Highest Honor

Article originally published April 23, 2020 | Updated June 23, 2020.


CHARLOTTE, NC (April, 23, 2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council has selected Dr. James W. Clark, Jr. as the recipient of the 2020 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor.

Dr. Clark is being honored for his statewide impact and achievements as a program director, professor, North Carolina literary historian, and public humanities scholar.

Watershed Moments: Bringing Attention to North Carolina’s Relationship with the Environment

CHARLOTTE, NC (4/9/2020) – The North Carolina Humanities Council proudly announces its two-year initiative, “Watershed Moments,” designed to explore our varied relationships with the environment, culturally and historically.

To experience how journalism, media and the humanities can help us analyze significant environmental issues, “Watershed Moments” programs will include a Statewide Read of The Water Knife and Dry, an environmental journalism panel, film discussion series, and the statewide tour of the Smithsonian exhibit, Water/Ways.