About Us

Our Mission: To connect North Carolinians with cultural experiences that spur dialogue, deepen human connections, and inspire community.

Our Vision: A North Carolina enriched by the humanities and equipped with empathy, understanding, and respect.

Our Core Values:

  • Curiosity

  • Diversity of Ideas

  • Empowerment

  • Inclusion

  • Knowledge

  • Respect

What are the humanities? According to the National Foundation on the Arts & Humanities Act, 1965, as amended: 

“The term ‘humanities’ includes, but is not limited to the study and interpretation of the following: language, both modern and classical; linguistics; literature; history; jurisprudence; philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; the history, criticism, and theory of the arts; those aspects of the social sciences which have humanistic content and employ humanistic methods; and the study and application of the humanities to the human environment with particular attention to reflecting our diverse heritage, traditions, and history and to the relevance of the humanities to the current conditions of [national] life. 


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