About Us

North Carolina Humanities is endlessly inspired to build community connections by encouraging and sharing a diversity of ideas through programming and support.

NC Humanities is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit working across North Carolina to connect North Carolinians with cultural experiences that spur dialogue, deepen human connections, and inspire community.

We work to empower people from all walks of life by sharing in, and benefitting from, the matters that make us distinctly human.

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

A North Carolina enriched by the humanities and equipped with empathy, understanding, and 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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