Alert! NC General Assembly Committee Proposes 100% Cut to Humanities Council

The North Carolina General Assembly’s House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government is proposing to ZERO OUT funding for the North Carolina Humanities Council. The Humanities Council needs you to communicate respectfully your adamant opposition to this budget recommendation. 

The Melody Lingers On

The crates are all packed and shipped from the final Museum on Main Street (MoMS) site, the Don Gibson Theatre in Shelby. The interactive kiosks of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music have moved on to be refitted for another state’s tour. For the six rural communities who in 2010 hosted our state’s first MoMS Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition and for the 30,000 North Carolinians who visited the exhibit throughout the tour, the excitement has come and gone. But the melody lingers on.

2011 Linda Flowers Literary Award Details and Guidelines

Call for submissions. The North Carolina Humanities Council invites entries of poetry or prose for the 2011 Linda Flowers Literary Award. Postmark deadline: August 15.

Road Scholars Programs Expanded

Road Scholars is even better, with 25 programs and 10 scholars newly added. Browse the online Road Scholars catalog to find presentations on a wide range of topics for your group to explore and enjoy.

Trustee Nominations Due April 15

The Humanities Council invites nominations for new trustees until April 15, 2011. Candidates must be North Carolina residents committed to advancing the Council’s mission:  to serve as an advocate for lifelong learning and thoughtful dialogue about all facets of human life and to facilitate the exploration and celebration of the many voices and stories of North Carolina’s cultures and heritage.

Humanities and Black History Month

During Black History Month 2011, we pay tribute to the achievements of African Americans in every aspect of our society. Here is a selection of programs supported by the North Carolina Humanities Council of special interest this month.

New Teachers Institute Seminars

The Teachers Instiute, an interdisciplinary professional development program, brings public school educators K-12 together with the state's best scholars to study the history, literature, music, and art of North Carolina’s many communities.

View Teachers Institute seminars for 2011.

Journey Stories Call for Host Sites - Application Deadline Extended

Rural NC museums, libraries, historic sites, and historical societies are invited to apply to host Journey Stories, part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the North Carolina Humanities Council to tour North Carolina 2012-2013. Application deadline is now April 4, 2011.

Here's to Growing Strong and Great

The potters of Seagrove, the balladeers of Appalachia, the Menhaden fisherman of Down East. They all have a story. The humanities are the tools with which we explore those stories. Help the Humanities Council do more for the state’s growing population in 2011. Please consider a year-end contribution.

Humanities Council Invests $48,774 in Eight Cultural Projects Statewide

The North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded $48,774 in grants for public humanities projects. All funded programs are free and open to the public.