Welcome to the North Carolina Humanities Council

Since 1972 the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has made the humanities a cornerstone of public life. Take a look at what the North Carolina Humanities Council offers your community, use the calendar to locate an event, consider applying for a grant, or contact the staff to find out how and where the Council is at work across the state.

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites you to join us for our 2016 statewide initiative Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words, a multifaceted public program to highlight the influence of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, literature, and drama on our world. The project connects Prize winners and their work to live and online audiences through engaging discussions, presentations, and conversations across the state. Pulitzer NC is part of the Pulitzer Prizes Centennial Campfires Initiative, a joint venture of the Prizes Board and the Federation of State Humanities Council in celebration of the 2016 centennial of the Prizes. For more information and to register for events, please visit www.pulitzernc.org  


CHARLOTTE, NC June 14 2016 --- The North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) is offering grants to organizations statewide to develop programs that enhance public understanding of the effects of war on American culture and military personnel.

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites nominations for North Carolina Humanities Council trustees. Candidates must be North Carolina residents committed to advancing the North Carolina Humanities 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.

The North Carolina Humanities Council invites cultural and civic organizations in the state’s rural areas to apply to host “The Way We Worked,” a traveling exhibition created by the Smithsonian Institution and part of its national Museum on Main Street project.

CHARLOTTE, NC / May 5, 2016 — For the first time in its 44-year history, the board of the North Carolina Humanities Council (NCHC) will hold a quarterly meeting in a community other than where the organization is based, convening at Blowing Rock Art and History Museum in Blowing Rock on May 19-20.

This week the North Carolina Humanities Council remembers the life and legacy of Benjamin Eagles Fountain, Jr., who passed away on March 12, 2016. Fountain was a long time educator in North Carolina and a member of our Constituting Committee from 1971–1972. Fountain also served as a trustee on the Council’s board for five years.

NC Vets For Words: A Veterans’ Book Group gives veterans a chance to connect with one another, share their experiences, and strengthen their sense of community through literature and discussion. The group is open to any veteran, regardless of age, gender, or branch of service. We will meet once a month for five months starting on Weds. March 23, 2016 to discuss a selection of short readings (10 - 40 pages per session) broadly related to war and homecoming.